The Remnant of Judah (ROJ) is a religious organization with the main purpose of propagating the ancient Hebraic Israelite religion. The religious practices and customs of the ancient Israelites are found in the section of the bible erroneously called the old testament. The ROJ rejects the opinions of those religious people who claim that the traditions of the so-called old testament ended with the death of Jesus. We believe that observance of the old testament principles, not only leads to unity with God, but also to true success and an abundant life.

Below is a summary of our beliefs. If you would like to study these topics in details or would like to know what our beliefs are on many other biblical subjects, click the link below each topic or you may attend one of our bible studies, attend a bible seminar, or request a visit from one of our ministers.

1. GOD
We believe there is only one true God, and we obey the torah’s command to worship only Him. We believe the God of Israel is a single entity. He is not a trinity, He does not have any person sitting at His right hand, and He does not have offspring children. He is our heavenly father, and we are all his children (Ps. 82:6). He does not have an “only begotten son.”
Supporting verses: Hos 13:4/Deut 4:39/Exod 34:14/Isa 43:10-11/ Isa 44:6/Isa 45:6,18,22.
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We believe the God of heaven has a personal name. This divine name is written with the four Hebrew characters הוָהי (Yod-heh-vav-heh), and was used almost 7000 times throughout the Scripture. In English the name is written as YHWH, and regularly pronounced as Jehovah and Yahweh. Because nobody is really sure what the true pronunciation of this vowel-less name is, oftentimes people use the title THE LORD in its place. Torah Keepers elect to use the shortened poetic form of the name – YAH, which is still preserved and which was used over 50 times in the Hebrew Scripture. Although YAH is sometimes written with a J (Jah), Hebrew grammar dictates that it is pronounced with a Y sound.
Supporting verses: Exod 3:13-15 KJV/Ps 68:4 KJV/Ps 83:18 KJV/Isa 26:4 KJV/Isa 12:2 KJV/Ps 72:19/Ps 80:18.
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We believe the Hebrew Scripture (the Tanakh) which is erroneously called The Old Testament, is the inspired word of God. All our doctrines and teachings come directly from this collection of 24 Hebrew books (39 in English). We believe in the literal meaning of the Hebrew Scripture, so we do not spiritualize bible verses, and we do not subscribe to the idea that there are hidden meanings in the verses of the Bible. Of course, the scripture do employ symbolism in various passages, but when it does so, it is quite evident. We reject all other religious writings including the so-called new testament.
Supporting verses: Deut 4:2/Deut 12:32/Pro.30:6.

We believe the laws and commandments of the Tanakh (Old Testament) are still binding, and must be observed by those who call themselves servants of God. The common teaching that these laws and commandments were abolished is false. God’s laws were never nailed to a cross, and were not “done away with.” The scripture makes it quite clear that salvation is attained by the mercy of God, and through the keeping of His laws and commandments.
Supporting verses: Deut 6:1-3,24-25/Deut 7:12-15/Lev 18:1-5/Ps 1:1-6/Ps 19:7-11/Ps 119:1-176/Ezek 18:5-9.
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We believe the seventh day of the week (commonly called Saturday) is the weekly Sabbath. God forbids working on the Sabbath day. It is a day on which we are to rest and assemble for worship. The Sabbath day was never abolished, and it was never changed to Sunday.
Supporting verses: Gen 2:1-3/Exod 20:8-11/Lev 23:3/Deut5:14/Exod 31:13-17/Ezek 20:12,20/Isa 66:23.
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Torah Keepers shun holidays such as Easter and Christmas because of their pagan origins, and also because of their commercialization by the people of the world. The people of God are commanded to observe only these biblical holy days that are listed in the Torah – Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Feast of Tabernacles.
Supporting verses: Deut 14:2/Exod 19:5/Deut 26:18/Deut 16:1-16/Lev 18:3,24,27/Lev 23:1-44
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We believe in the biblical law of clean and unclean foods. In obedience to the Bible, we do not eat pork and other unclean meats, and we do not consume shellfish and other prohibited seafood. Also, because the scripture says that we should not consume blood, we ensure that the blood has been completely drained from any meat that we intend to eat.
Supporting verses: Lev 11:1-46/Deut 14:1-21/Lev 3:17/Lev 7:23-27/Lev 17:10-13.
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We believe in the biblical law of tithing and charity. It is through the act of tithing that we express our appreciation to God for the blessing he has bestowed upon us. Tithing then, is an act of worship. Tithe is to be used to fund the work of the church, to provide financially for those who dedicate their lives to the service of the church ministry, and to assist those who are poor.
Supporting verses: Gen 14:20/Gen 28:20-22/Lev 27:30-32/Num 18:20-32/2 Chron 31:5-12/Neh 10:37-38/Neh 12:44/Mal 3:8-10.

We believe marriage is a religious ritual instituted by God when he created the first man and the first woman. Because marriage is a religious rite, it is valid with or without state or government approval, licensing or registration. We believe the torah makes it quite clear that marriage is valid only when it is between a natural born man and a natural born woman. Any other forms of unions are not legitimate marriages and should not be defined or described as such. One of the main purposes of marriage is the procreation and upbringing of godly children (Mal 2:14-15, NLT). The production of offspring is possible only through a male and a female.
Supporting verses: Gen 2:18-24/Gen 3:16-19/Pro 18:22/ Exod 21:10/Num 30:6-8.

We acknowledge that every person has sinned, and that sin interferes with our relationship with God. Because we, who are striving to be obedient to God’s law, are not immune from our sinful nature, we sympathize with those who are struggling with homosexuality. While we acknowledge that homosexuality is no worse than other sins such as adultery, rape, incest, and murder, the bible requires that it be repented of. Those who practice homosexuality should strive to be released from its grip. The Torah is specifically clear when is says that “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable” (Lev. 20:13).  It also warns that we should “not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman” (Lev. 18:22). It is because of these explicit biblical commands, why the ROJ is unable to sanction same-sex marriages or same-gender relationships. We therefore cannot, in good conscience, solemnize or participate in any wedding or marriage ceremony which is between persons who were born with the same gender.
Supporting verses: Lev 18:22/Lev 20:13/Deut 22:5/ Gen 19:1-29/2Kings 23:6-7.

We believe that during the last days, God will establish a government on the earth. The bible calls this government the kingdom of God. It will start with the advent of a person who is commonly called the messiah, and who will forcefully bring all existing earthly governments to an end. Because of many unambiguous scriptural passages, we believe this messiah will actually be King David whom God will resurrect. During the reign of this righteous king, the earth will be restored to a gardenlike state, and for the first time there will be worldwide peace and prosperity.
Supporting verses: Dan 2:44/Isa 11:1-10/Isa 2:1-4/Zech14:4,9/Ezek 36:33-35/Isa 25:8/Isa 30:19/Isa 49:10/Ezek 34:25-29/Amos 9:11-15/Zech. 8:4-5/Jer 30:7-9/Ezek 34:22-24/Ezek 37:21-25/ Hosea 3:4-5/Ps 89:20-27
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We believe in the resurrection. The scripture teaches that those who died as faithful observers of God’s commandments will be resurrected from the dead to eternal life. Our life on earth was never meant to be permanent, as is evident by the sad reality of suffering and death. But servants of God can rest assured that after all their troubles and trials, and after their restful sleep, they will be awakened to a never ending life of joy and happiness.
Supporting verses: Dan 12:2/Ezek 37:11-14/Job 19:25-27/Isa 61:6/Exod 19:6/Zech 10:8-10.