Answers to Frequent Questions About US
Greetings, in HIS Mighty and Merciful Name! We are glad that you are
curious about us. So are a lot of other people. And, we often get
asked the same questions, over and over! Therefore, let us put forth,
here, some of the more common ones, to save yourself some effort in
asking us again. May your understanding of US be truly Enlightening!
And may you give some seriously consideration to what we tell you
in the following answers.
1. ARE THE APPIRU REALLY ARABIC?
The word APPIRU (prounouced app-ah-roo) is actually Ancient Egyptian
and literally means Hebrew Egyptians. This is also tied in with the
fact that We claim Descent from Abraham by Ishmael, whose mother,
Hagar, was Egyptian. So, is Egyptian Arabic enough for you? We
think it is, so we consider Ourselves Arabic.
2. ARE THE APPIRU ISLAMIC? MUSLIMS?
Unfortunatley, there is no easy answer to this. Some Islamic groups
see being Muslim as one thing. Some another. However, if this is
really a burning issue with you, then we suggest that you see Our
whole Article on this topic.
- For more on ARE APPIRU ISLAMIC?
3. ARE WE OUT TO RIP MUSLIMS AWAY FROM THEIR ARABIC CULTURE?
(And CONVERT them to the dictates of Western, Gentile
WOW! Unfortunately, church history is full of persecutions and forced
conversion of Arabs (and Muslims) to Gentile Christianity. And, in the
process to strip them of any Arabic Heritage or Eastern Culture. This
is a very sad thing! And we have no intention of doing so! Rather,
we celibrate and enjoy the Divine Culture of Abraham that has worked
its way into Arabic and Islamic Culture.
Thus, the APPIRU tend to look upon themselves as more EASTERN
Consequently, those who are fully Arabic (or Muslim) among us are
more than welcome to keep up their Islamic Heritage. And, in fact, we
have incorperated many Ishmaelite (and Arabic) concepts into the
development of Our own Divine Abrahamic Culture (and into the rise of
the Futuristic KRY). Moreover, while we are Congregational (and
believe in gatherings for Believers), we are not of the Church, yet nor
are we of the Mosque. Rather, we are firmly planted in the GAP between
(Galatians 2:7-9), serving as a bridge between Church and Mosque (and
Synagogue). For, We are out to Call all Hebrew Peoples (Jews,
Christians, and Muslims), anyone Descended from Abraham (by bloodline
or by adoption), back to God! For, the Call of God to RETURN, is to
- For more on Our Arabic Culture get
LIBRARY - East Tower (Click Here):
4. Hebrews? Synagogues? ARE YOU GUYS JEWISH, THEN?
(A new Jewish sect?)
Unfortunately, that seems to be an endless debate! So, let's review
some of the points for consideration.
As Descendants of Abraham, through Keturah (Genesis 25:1-6 and
I Chronicles 1:32-33), the GahTSK or Vikings are certainly a Hebrew
Peoples. But, whether we are fully Jewish or not depends on your
definition of what a Jew is (Romans 2:28-29). However, there is no
question in our minds that the Radical Anti-Semites (or RAS) view us
as Jews! But, many Synagogues, using the strict definition of the
Talmud, hold that we are not, for we do not keep our lineage by our
mothers nor are grandmothers (who traditionally need to be registered
Jewesses). Rather, we follow the patrilineal descent line, found in
Scripture. Moreover, as We hold that Y'Shua (Jesus) was the Messiah
(or Isa al-Massih), the Talmudists insist that we can't be Jewish,
because we are Christian (and that is somehow suppose to be mutually
exclusive). And, in a similiar manner, many mullahs insist that we
cannot be Islamic, because we are Christian! Therefore, We simply
maintain that we are HEBREW and refer to ourselves as APPIRU (or
Egyptian Christian Hebrews), emphasizing our focus upon the Messiah
(Isse or Jesus). Furthermore, as to the Y'HuDiM, like ALL the
Descendants of Abraham, we are definately PRAISERS-OF-GOD, so in that
sense of the term, we are, indeed, Jewish! So, go figure for
yourself!!! And, for more info on this topic, consider the Article on
- To get IS EMUSPATEL JEWISH Article
In additon, We follow in the Ancient Teachings of the Sons of Zadok
or Saducees (in their early days), where they opposed the Talmud and
insisted that only the Tanach (Old Testament) could be regarded as
Torah or Law (Holy Scripture)--like an early Jewish Sect. But, Our
inclusions of teachings from the Brit Chadashah (New Testament) causes
many Jews (especially the Talmudists) to say that we cannot be Jewish
(as we are Christian). However, We like the Mediavel blending of the
Judeo-Christian Heritage, such as we find common in the early days of
the Vikings (where the Arabs were accepted, too)! Consequently,
though the Koran or Q'uron is not considered equal to the Bible, it
is occasionally quoted from to get Cultural information.
5. AREN'T YOU ANTI-SEMITIC, LIKE MOST ARABS?
(And Jew haters, like all those Islamic Fundamentalist on TV?)
NO! Rather, we are very Philo-Semitic (Zechariah 8:23 and Romans
11:16-25). And, if you trace our lineage, you'll find that the GahTSK
or Northern Goths, who became the Vikings and Varangians, were
Messianic (or a kind of Jewish-Christian). So, as a Northern Hebrew
Peoples, Descendants of our fore-father, Abraham (Romans 4:12-18 and
I John 2:9-11) we tend to be strong supporters of Jews. And we are
very appreciative of the Jewish Roots of our Faith! (For, indeed,
both Judaism and Christianity preceded Islam--and contributed greatly
to its Cultural Foundations!) Furthermore, we consider ourselves part
of the current ShuVaH or RETURN of the Israelites back to God (along
with ALL the Tribes of Abraham's Descendants--including Ishmaelites).
So, how could we be anti-Semitic?
6. ARE YOU SOME KIND OF OTHER WEIRD CULT, THEN?
(Afterall, aren't you guys New Age?)
Absolutely not! (But, then, unfortunatelyy, all Cults claim that they
aren't.) So, first of all, our doctrines come straight out of those
that are very standard among the Judeo-Christian and Arabic Heritage
(as we covered above). Secondly, in our view, totalitarian mind
control or brainwashing is of of the Devil (II Corinthians 4:1-7), and
among our People there is a certainly plenty of freedom (II Corinthians
3:17). Thirdly, while we have done (and will do) Outreaches and
Campaigns to bring people from the Occult and Pagan Magic users back to
God, our Idoliclastic Policy ought to more than convince you that New
Age magic has no place among us. However, as we are Pentecostal or
Charismatic, and believe in the modern supernatural Manifestions
of God's Power and Presence (ie miracles), some continue to insist
that we are New Age. (And, if you are interested in this raging
controversy, see our teachings under the Article on Engiftment.)
- To get ENGIFTMENT Articles
7. ARE WE SOME KIND OF PATRIARCHIAL PIGS?
(Oh, no! Here we go!) Seriously, what else could you expect? For,
while some of the modern churches tend to be of, by, and for women,
Synagogues (and Mosques) tend to be of, by, and for MEN. And,
historically, the Judeo-Christian and Arabic Culture has always been
very Patri-focal and MALE DOMINATED. In addition, the GahTSK or
Vikings were notorious for their capture, purchase, and trading of
women as slaves. And their culture was very Patri-focal and male
dominated, as well. So, given these centuries of background,
how could you expect Our Realm (which is into Reviving these
Old World Ways) to be anything else? Therefore, if you are into
liberation (and can't stand Real Men), then we strongly suggest
that you go elsewhere, for you aren't going to be happy here.
For our men, are men (and our women seem to like that).
8. ARE YOU SOME KIND OF WESTERN SEDUCERS CLUB?
Unfortunately, the only experience many Arabs (and Muslims) have of
Believers or Christians are of Westerners who feel that women should
be forgiven of every indescretion (and that wives should be open to
being romanced, if they want to). Now, while the Western world may
be consumed with Adultery, the APPIRU feel and teach as most Arabs
(or Muslims), that Adultery (or wife defilement) is a MAJOR sin!
Moreover, even though many modern churches have wandered from this
Scriptural Standard, it is still upheld by some. And especially so
8. ARE YOU SOME KIND OF FINANCIAL SCAM?
No! (What craziness!) For there are certainly better ways (and more
profitable, too) to make money. For, with the World's modern attitude,
all you have to do is say the word RELIGION and people run from you.
So, if you think a Cultural Religious Society is just a front for
ripping people off monetarily, you need to go see your shrink! (Your
own avarice is beginning to get to you.) And, consider the warning
of the Scriptures (I Timothy 6:10)! Personally, I don't see how
people can even think this. The Works of God here should be more than
obvious, if you'll just open your eyes and LOOK.
9. AREN'T YOU GUYS SOME KIND OF POLITICAL PLOT OR CONSPIRACY?
(You must be out to establish a Dictatorship - through Revolution!)
OH, Boy! There certainly have been a lot of fanatic Islamic
Fundamentalists on the News later. However, we are NOT them! In the
first place, the APPIRU is a Cultural Religious Organization (a
Spiritual Realm) and has little interest in current politics or ruling
parties. And, while we do look forward to the Day when we shall become
an Empire out among the Stars, we emphasize that this is a FUTURE Realm
(and not one to be brought in overnight, nor by violent political
revolutions). In the second place, Our Throne is a Spiritual Monarchy,
on the Traditional, Mediavel model not the modern autocratic
dictatorship model. (Is the Pope a dictator? Of course not! But, he
claims to sit on Peter's Throne!) And thirdly, since we Believe that
Our Realm (or Promised land) is out among the Stars, we have little
interest in overthrowing or replacing established govenments here on
Planet Earth, which are soon to perish anyway. (Though, we certainly
DO encourage Our Members to be active political participants in their
own Country and to be the salt and light that keeps their govenment
functioning morally and ethically.)
10. ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY???
No! We are just as sane as the guy next door. The problem lies in the
natural fact that one man's religion is another man's nuttiness. And,
while our Realm is certainly new, unique, different, and perhaps a bit
eccentric, it is all very logical and rationally put together. So, if
you dare to exercize a bit of brain power and study our foundations
and teachings, you will find Our World to be quite scholarly. But,
then that requires some work (and thinking). It is just easier to
dismiss us as nuts! But, as any sane person knows, you can't make a
good rational judgement until ALL the facts are in. So, if you won't
bother to look at the facts, your mind must not be working too well,
either. So, perhaps the pot is calling the kettle black?
So, dust off those comb webs in your brain. And take a serious
look at what we are saying. Rather than just refusing to look at the
COME TO THE MAQDIH!!!
Joining the ShuVaH or RETURN is difficult for some people. So, to
help you out, we have put together something of a short Article that
will help you get your life on fire for God. And, in so doing, it
will give you a deeper appreciation and understanding of your own
Ishmaelite and Arabic Roots and Heritage! So, follow us
back to God!
- To get Our GREAT REDEEMER'S APPEARANCE Article (Click Here):
STILL CURIOUS? DIDN'T GET ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED?
Well, don't give up. We have just put forth some of the common
questions here. Our Introductory Literature is designed
to answer more of the higher level questions. Things that you
may wish to take some time to think about.
So, don't stop here! You have only just begun to explore Our
Realm. There is a lot more within! So, keep on looking. For,
you are not going to find it, unless you seek it!
Instead, turn to the documents, in Our Introductory Litertaure
series (which is housed, here, with the APPIRU).
- To get INTRODUCTORY LITERATURE
- OR, to just get a short summary about Us:
- Get Our About APPIRU Article
But, whatever you choose, keep seeking in Our Realm and growing
in the Knowledge about us, and God, and the RETURN.
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