The Sabbath and Christianity, the controversy explained…

Concerning the Sabbath edict and Christianity…all SDA and Jewish Root-legalists, please read?

The 4th-Commandment is a civil-ceremonial edict and NOT a moral law. Its violation or absence of observance does NOT affect one’s relationship with God if that civil-edict was not an agreed upon requirement of Covenant as the one established specifically between God, Moses, the children of Jacob, in Exodus 16 and codified in stone in Exodus 20. The New Covenant established in Messiah Jesus’ blood (Matthew 26:28) is completely absent a Sabbath mandate but only requires that one believe in Jesus as Lord who died to pay their sin-debt and thereby receive the Holy Spirit, enter the re-birth (be born again by the Spirit) and enter covenant relationship with the Father, forever, in peace and joy and love!God has NEVER entered into a Sabbath Covenant with the Gentiles, not once, unless that Gentile was seeking inclusion into the Israelite Nation and its religious mandates relevant to Judaism.

Jesus, who is God having manifest in flesh to destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b), NEVER burdened the Gentiles with a Sabbath edict but stated that HE, HIMSELF, is the Sabbath as HE IS THE LORD OF THE SABBATH and Jesus has proclaimed to be our REST our PEACE in the New Covenant (Matthew 12:8; Matthew 11:28-30). The Israeli-Jewish Sabbath pointed the children of Israel to their Messiah and Jesus is the fulfillment of that foreshadowing (Romans 14: Colossians 2:16; Hebrews 4).

It is only the spiritually deceived, the Christian cults AKA the Seventh Day Adventist Church and Christian legalism and Jewish Roots-deceived by righteousness through Law-keeping, that are obsessed and demonically engrossed with a Day while Jesus is NOT concerned about a DAY but Jesus is focused upon a Covenant RELATIONSHIP with God the Father established only by grace (unmerited favor we cannot earn) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus as our Lord who died to pay our sin-debt. I do wish you legalistic cults would fade away into the pit and leave the true Christian ALONE!

Unless you have placed yourself under the Covenant of Law and strictly practice Judaism as a religion, the Sabbath edict is IRRELEVANT…go live you life in freedom and peace in the love of Jesus Christ and the beauty and assurance of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Enjoy and rest and worship on any day or everyday you are led by the Spirit to worship (Romans 14). YOU ARE FREE IN JESUS…celebrate it with thankfulness! Rest in Jesus as your Lord.

Pigeon Forge, TN too loud, will not invest here…

Dear Mayor Wear,

My wife and I entered Pigeon Forge, TN this morning, 9-10-21, searching for real estate, an investment, only to find another Tennessee municipality inundated with illegally LOUD motorcycles, automobiles and trucks. Shame on you and your administration, your PD, for allowing America’s national plague to destroy the ambiance, the environment and the beauty of Pigeon Forge. Are you administrators, your police department, fearful of enforcing the motor vehicle muffler laws, stopping the motor vehicle thuggery in your municipalities and providing the most basic of governmental responsibilities i.e. protection? Why do you allow these LOUD narcissistic thugs operating incredibly loud motor vehicles to audibly assault your citizenry…why? 

I have written on America’s National NOISE Plague and made every legal effort to counter the problem…shame on you and your PD for allowing these narcissistic thugs to destroy your beautiful city and audibly assault your most innocent and those most susceptible to the injurious effects of illegal motor vehicle noise. I will not invest my money in a city or county that is unable or refuses to provide the most basic of governmental responsibilities i.e. protection. 

The Truth about LOUD motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, the police can’t or won’t tell you: 

Here is the technique to be used to enforce impotent motor vehicle muffler laws like the one in Tennessee containing the pathetic universal statute element of “to prevent excessive or unusual noise” >

Very disappointed in Pigeon Forge, 

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Sevierville, TN…too LOUD for my money…

Dear Mayor Waters (Sevier County Mayor),

I am visiting your city/county today, 9-9-21, and my wife and I are searching for real estate, a home, property, investment, but your City/County of Sevier is inundated with illegally LOUD motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, equipped with illegal aftermarket exhausts that emit in multiples (logarithmic) the legal, total, minimally safe, dB(A) of 80 as per the US EPA. I’m sitting here in my RV at the McDonald’s downtown on 441…it is a shame that you and your police department allow these disrespectful, loud, narcissistic thugs to abuse the citizenry with illegal motor vehicle noise, obviously without fear of a police response. Shame on you and your police chief. We will NOT invest our money in a city, county, community, where the administration refuses to provide the most basic of governmental services i.e. protection and enforcement. 

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

My articles concerning this national plague….

The about LOUD Motorcycles, Automobiles, Trucks, the Police can’t or won’t tell you:

Motorcycle Noise Enforcement 101:

2014 Tennessee Code
Title 55 – Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 9 – Equipment — Lighting Regulations
Part 2 – Required Equipment on Vehicles
§ 55-9-202 – Mufflers — Muffler cutouts prohibited — Penalty.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 55-9-202 (2014)

(a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any road, street or highway unless the motor vehicle is equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke.

(b) It is unlawful to use a “muffler cutout” on any motor vehicle upon any road, street or highway.

(c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

Concerning Allah – Jesus – Islam – Israel – Creation – Purpose – a brief history…our future…

Concerning Allah – Jesus – Islam – Israel – Time – Eternity – Causation – Truth…a brief history, our future…

Before Time, Heaven, the Earth, our genome, were created by Jesus Christ…the Devil has coveted the power and authority of God. The sin and rebellion of the Devil was cast out of the Kingdom and Jesus was commissioned by the Father to take elements from the unseen Spiritual Realm and fashion those elements into matter constrained by Time and physics (John 3:35; John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1; Hebrews 11:3); subsequently, the Devil/Satan was extricated from the Kingdom (Luke 10:18; Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28) and the declaration of war between Jesus and the Devil was initiated/articulated with Genesis 3:15; the battle strategy to be used by Jesus to defeat the Devil was first pictured in Genesis 3:21 as the primary purpose for Jesus’ entrance into the Realm of Time was to “destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b). Our entire creation has come into being as a resultant of a coup d’é·tat initiated by Satan and the Earth created as a repository for that cosmic war.

The Devil’s strategy, Islam…

The Devil has mocked God and successfully seduced mankind to compromise with evil from the beginning. God allows this corruption as Satan’s destruction displays to the faithful angelic creation, those angels that did not follow Satan in the rebellion, the necessity for obedience to God’s will and the eschewing of evil which inevitably leads to self-destruction…this demonstrative scenario is necessary as our God is maintaining volitional love with His angelic creation while demonstrating the necessity for obedience as the Law is God’s arbiter concerning free will.The Devil continues to war against God even though he is a defeated foe as those who trust in Jesus’ sacrifice at Golgotha are no longer subject to the ramifications of sin and evil e.g. death-Hell-the grave. Yet the Devil mocks God and attempts to replicate God’s authority on Earth by garnering to himself the praise and worship and servitude of human kind. The Devil has secured for himself the praise and worship of billions of men, women, children, via a religious cult that finds its root in the infidelity of Abraham and Hagar producing the “wild donkey” of a man named Ishmael.

Ishmael is the father of the Ishmaelites, an enemy of Jacob’s children. From the demonically rooted seed of the Ishmaelites, a 7th-Century pedophile-thief-murderer by the name of Muhammad was introduced into the World. Muhammad, a demon possessed charismatic scoundrel, stole from the Jewish Torah and created a Book of lies and deceit known as the Koran and used this Book of Lies in his effort to convince the Jews in Media to follow his new religion. When the Jews rejected Muhammad, he began to abuse them, murder them; ultimately the Islamic Caliphate was formed and for 1400-years, the World suffered death and destruction at their hands.

The demonic cult of Islam is Satan’s attempt to usurp and duplicate God’s authority on Earth. Islam is the vessel by which Satan garners the praise and worship of billions of men, women, children. The Allah of Islam is a facade; the Allah of Islam is Satan masquerading as an “angel of light” via the Arabic Moon god. There is nothing but death and hopelessness and deceit in Islam and the representatives of Islam – primarily Iran, will coalesce with Russia-China-an Islamic coalition and come against Jerusalem, Israel via a nuclear war…soon…and America will have been demonically castrated by liberalism, communism, political correctness, Darwin/Atheism/Secularism-Marx-Lenin, abortion, LGBTQ deception and America will be economically, militarily, ethically/morally, incapable of interceding on Israel’s behalf; therefore, Israel will be forced to trust only in Messiah Jesus, the God they murdered and rejected for over 2000-years.

Theistic Evolutionist: “How many millions of years between Creation of the Earth and Adam?”

Theistic evolutionist asked: “How many millions of years were between the Creation of the Heavens and the Earth and the first man and woman?”

Christian response,

Jesus/Elohim created the Heavens, the Earth, life, in six-literal days as the Hebrew “yom,” when used in conjunction with a time frame such as an “evening and morning,” will always denote a literal 24-hour day. The Earth was created approximately 6021-years ago and this can be calculated through Messiah’s genealogy in Luke 3 by counting back to Adam through the generations. Jesus established the “when” of creation via the male and female as He told us the male and female were “from the beginning of creation”. It’s important to remember that Jesus created a mature Earth just as He, the Father, the Spirit, (Us, Our, Genesis 1:26-28) created a mature Adam and Eve; therefore, mankind will NEVER date the Earth (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and C-14 dating is useless.

Also, the Heavens and the Earth were NOT created ex nihilo but Jesus was commissioned by the Father (John 3:35, John 1, Colossians 1, Hebrews 1) to take elements from the unseen Spiritual World and fashion those elements into matter that is constrained by Time and physics (Hebrews 11:3)…this was done to create an acceptable battle ground for the war between Jesus and the Devil (1 John 3:8b; Genesis 3:15), a war that was initiated in the Kingdom before the beginning of Time…the destructive potential of that war was removed from the Kingdom and placed here upon this Earth to be dealt with apart from the Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27; Luke 10:18; Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 29:11+). In all of this, Elohim created with rapidity for cause.

My omnipotent God does not require millions or billions of years to create. Millions and billions of years are the necessary hogwash of Darwinists-Atheists who require long periods of time for the nonsense of evolution – descent with modification – abiogenesis…this is the work and deceit of the Devil.

Why is the Mount of Olives prophesied to split in two at Messiah’s 2nd-Advent?

Question posted on FB: “Why is the mountain [Mount of Olives] going to split in two when the lord will land on it, is it to keep invaders out or is it just because of holiness?” Zechariah 14:4

Christian response,

The Eastern Gate to the Old City, Jerusalem, immediately adjacent to the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley, was bricked-walled off by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1541)…a Muslim cemetery placed in front of the Gate…most likely to prevent the prophecy concerning a Jewish Messiah entering and establishing His Millennial Reign…the seismic activity will most likely open the Eastern Gate for Messiah’s entry as He descends the Kidron Valley, ascends the mount before the gate and enters His Temple as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Also, Zechariah warns of a coming nuclear war in Jerusalem, Israel, most likely involving Russia-China-Islam/Iran v. Israel. Could this seismic activity also be related to that nuclear event?

“And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.” Zechariah 14:12 (NKJV)

How did Jesus attain Righteousness?

Question was asked on FB: “How did Jesus attain righteousness?”

Christian response,

First of all, Jesus is God, Creator, Messiah, Judge, from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2); therefore, Jesus is righteous by His very nature as Deity (John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1).

Second, Jesus attained His righteousness in the flesh (Philippians 2) through the virgin birth (Luke 1; Genesis 3:15). Jesus was conceived in the womb of the virgin woman by the will and power of the Holy Spirit thereby permitting Jesus to circumvent the sin-nature that is transferred genomically (via federal headship) to all of human-kind throughout every generation (Romans 5:12). Jesus, who is God spiritually, was born in flesh absent the sin-nature physiologically; Jesus walked among mankind for 33.5-years in absolute sinlessness and fulfilled the righteous requirements of the Law i.e. perfection for us (James 2:10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:46).

The Law could not provide mankind righteousness (a right standing) with the Father due to our sin-nature inherited from our father, Adam, but Jesus did for us what we could not do for ourselves; that is, Jesus fulfilled the Law for us and offers His righteousness to us in exchange for our sin if we will trust in Him as our Lord (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 8:3).

Having pleased the Father through perfect obedience to the Law, Jesus voluntarily walked to the horrors of a Roman Crucifixion where His innocent blood was shed as a blood sacrifice for the sins of the whole World (John 3:16-18; 1 John 2:2). With this one selfless act of love, Jesus died a substitutionary death for you and for me and paid our sin-debt for us; that is, a debt owed to the Father that we, in our sin-nature, could never pay (Romans 8:3).

As a result of Jesus’ faithfulness at the Cross, God the Father agrees by Covenant (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16) to forgive and redeem anyone who believes that His Son, Jesus Christ, died to pay their sin-debt (John 3:16-18) and along with this forgiveness, the Father agrees to impute the perfection/righteousness of Jesus over the life of the one who believes that Jesus is Lord (2 Corinthians 5:21); in addition, the Father agrees by Covenant to give the Holy Spirit to the one who believes in Jesus as Lord (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16) and the Holy Spirit then indwells the believer and becomes their personal Teacher-Tutor (1 John 2:27) as the Spirit walks the redeemed in the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16-26); that is, the Holy Spirit guides the believer in the ways of obedience to God’s will and righteousness as the Law is written upon their heart (Hebrews 10:16); in addition, the Holy Spirit prepares the believer for service in the coming Kingdom of God, the New Jerusalem, which will be established, subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Jesus, on a New Earth within a New Heaven (John 14:3; Revelation 21); it is there that the redeemed in Jesus Christ will serve our resurrected God in our resurrected bodies, forever (Philippians 3:21; Revelation 21).

Colossians 2:9-10 (NASB)

Pine Bluff, Arkansas – TOO LOUD!

Pine Bluff, Arkansas is TOO LOUD! Letter to Pine Bluff’s administration and Chamber of Commerce…

Dear Mayor Washington,

I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful municipality for a few days during the Labor Day weekend. I was disheartened to see that Pine Bluff, its administration, its law enforcement community, obviously care very little about the quality of life and domestic tranquility, the basic fundamental rights of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness as you have surrendered your City, your personal integrity, to the narcissistic thugs who assault your citizenry with impunity via the unencumbered operation of illegally LOUD, illegally equipped, large displacement motorcycles, automobiles, pick-up trucks. These vehicles have been illegally modified to emit decibel levels that are easily audible for over one-mile under hard acceleration; decibel levels that are in multiples (logarithmic) of the legal, total, relatively safe, 80dB(A) as mandated by the US EPA.

Arkansas’ motor vehicle muffler law § 27-37-601 clearly prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle on the public roadways of Arkansas equipped with a muffler that fails to conform to the noise suppression qualities of the original factory-installed muffler. Arkansas’ State Legislature obviously cared about the quality of life of Arkansas citizenry when they passed this excellent motor vehicle muffler legislation; unfortunately, Arkansas’ enforcement entities are too compromised, lazy, or inept, to enforce the protective intent of said law.

Arkansas § 27-37-601 (b) prohibits the retail of mufflers that violate this statute; so I ask you, why are you permitting motor vehicle noise thugs to destroy the domestic tranquility of your citizenry and audibly assault your most innocent with impunity void intercession by “peace” officers? Why is Chief Franklin allowed to continue in his failure to provide the most basic of governmental responsibilities i.e. protection? Why is your law enforcement community impotent in their responsibility to protect your most innocent and most susceptible to the illegal motor vehicle noise destroying your community e.g. children, the elderly, the handicapped?

If you have any questions concerning America’s National Noise Plague, please see my article on this subject at: The Truth about LOUD motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, that the police can’t or won’t tell you:…/the-truth-about-loud…/

If you have any questions concerning enforcement protocol relevant to motor vehicle noise, please see my article:…/motorcycle-noise…/

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Thank you,

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

2010 Arkansas Code Title 27 – Transportation Subtitle 3 – Motor Vehicles And Their Equipment Chapter 37 – Equipment Regulations Subchapter 6 – Mufflers § 27-37-601 – Noise or smoke producing devices prohibited.

(a) Every motor vehicle shall, at all times, be equipped with a factory-installed muffler or one duplicating factory specifications, in good working order and in constant operation, to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke.

(b) No person shall use on a motor vehicle upon the public roads, highways, streets, or alleys of this state, nor shall any person sell for use on a motor vehicle upon the public roads, highways, streets, or alleys of this state, a muffler, other than as defined in subsection (a) of this section, cutout, bypass, similar device, or any type device which produces excessive or unusual noise or smoke.

Is the Law of the Covenant a Curse?

Is the Law of the Covenant a curse?

Christian response,

The Law is only a curse to the one seeking righteousness through it because the Law mandates perfection (James 2:10) and we’re sinners condemned by a sin-nature (Romans 3:23); therefore, righteousness with the Father is unattainable through the Law (Romans 3:20)…righteousness with the Father is ONLY attainable by faith in the perfection of Jesus as our Messiah who lived a sinless life and died a substitutionary death to pay our sin-debt so that HIS righteousness can be imputed into our life in place of sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).

So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

Is obedience to the Torah necessary in order for God to hear our prayers?

Someone said: “The prayers of a man who rejects the Torah is like water off a duck’s back.” Is this true or a Jewish myth?

Christian response,

The Torah can do nothing for you as the Torah only defines sin void atonement (Romans 3:20). If the Covenant of Law had been without fault there would have been no need for the establishment of a New Covenant (Hebrews 8:7).It is only by faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Messiah and believing that Jesus died to pay your sin-debt that will you find a Covenant Relationship with the Father (Romans 10:9-10) and that relationship sealed and Guaranteed by the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14)…it is then, and only then, that God the Father will entertain your prayers unless that prayer is one seeking righteousness with Him by faith in the Son, Jesus as your Lord.

The Holy Spirit tells us that God does not hear sinners except a prayer of repentance seeking redemption but if anyone does His will He hears Him (John 9:31) and the Father’s will is this…that you believe in the One He has sent into the World to redeem you from your sin (John 6:29).

So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.