My Journey from Methodist to Karaite

Listen as the Kultured Karaite shares her amazing journey from being born a Methodist to converting to Karaite Judaism. Also, prompted by her testimony, Jono hijacks the program to ask the listeners what may prove to be a highly controversial question.

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  1. ed says

    hi jono
    will be interested to hear more.

  2. Joanna Tabitha says

    Shalom Jono,
    I just listened to the Kultured Karaite eposode and I am responding to your invitation. Yes I have just learnt about karaite 3 weeks ago and have been looking into a lot of information..Thank you for Truth2U.I have a lot of questions.
    Shalom, Joanna

  3. Mary says

    Now what? counter missionary Rabbi? No New Testament?

    You are right, I would like to hear more, it’s just . . .scarry to this old Babmatic ( x baptist and charismatic)!

    I need Keith and Nehemia for the whole perspective if possible.

    Bottom line, I must give up believing that Yahshua is the Messiah to be a Karate? And if so, than . . .

    Thank you Jono for listening to the Spirit, oh yea-you don’t do that anymore?

    Whatever, Your comment did sum up what I’ve been exp lately
    Go for it

  4. Brent Delport says

    Hi Jono,

    Just came across your website. Really enjoying listening to your broadcasts. We are based in New Zealand. Rabbi Skobac would be a fantastic person to interview regarding counter missionary viewpoints.



  5. Andrea says

    I so enjoyed listening to this program. I can relate so much to all that Dev said. I have been a God chaser/Truth seeker since a young girl, eventhough, I was not raised in a family or culture that encouraged that. I sought out Truth on my own, and thus far it has led me here, spending my Sabbaths listenning to Truth2u radio. I am enjoying the programs on here so much. Thanks for making these programs available.

  6. Jeannette Hall says

    Why is the subject of Yeshua not brought up? If she no longer feels the Brit Hadasha is important then she obviously doesn’t feel Yeshua is important either. I’d like to hear how she came to that conclusion.

  7. Peggy says

    This was a wonderful interview – Devorah is delightful.

    I would be interested in hearing a discussion with a counter missionary as Jono offered.

  8. Miri~ says

    Dearest Deb, I heard you say about Rut the common church false doctrine that she was a gentile, and all the attendant story about this.

    This cannot be true, as Boaz was her NEAR KINSMAN, her GOEL. She was a displaced jewess living in Moab and returned to the Land, where she married Boaz and became the great- grandmother of K David.

  9. Miri~ says

    Here’s a little extra word that I coined and use:

  10. Deborah says

    I have been Baptist all of my life, church, Jesus and all.. but in the last several years, something has been tugging at my heart ,that there is so much more to this, coming to believe that the old ways are the right ways, so much false information today. I tried to go back to my church, but did not feel God there. and keep coming back to this.I sure could use some help. I want the truth and I desperately need my Father.

  11. Dev The Kultured Karaite says

    Shalom Miri,

    I can not argue with you on Ruth being a Moabitess or a Jewess….but the Scriptrures themselves ceratinly do. In 5 places, 5 times the Scriptures say she a Moabitess. Ruth 1:22, 2:2, 2:21, 4:5 and 4:10. The reason it states she was his near kinsman is proof that after her vow in 1:16, 17 she was accepted and looked upon as one born in the land (Exo 12:48) The Scripture states that the kinsman was Naomi’s husbands Ruth 2:1.

    It is so important to read the whole thing and in the context, history and language that it was written in.


  12. Hope says

    I definitely would like to hear the counter missionary argument! I have been doing some of this on my own anyway. I have been watching debates between Dr. Mike Brown and other Rabbis. Very good.
    Thanks, Jono!

  13. Cynthia says

    one thing I’ve struggled with off and on for a while has been the meaning of the word forever; and if it’s translated correctly in the Bible. I hope I stop struggling with it now. Eternity ~ olam
    By Jeff A. Benner

    In the ancient Hebrew words that are used to described distance and direction are also used to describe time. The Hebrew word for east is qedem and literally means “the direction of the rising sun”. We use north as our major orientation such as in maps which are always oriented to the north. While we use the north as our major direction the Hebrews used the east and all directions are oriented to this direction. For example one of the words for south is teyman from the root yaman meaning “to the right”. The word qedem is also the word for the past. In the ancient Hebrew mind the past is in front of you while the future is behind you, the opposite way we think of the past and future. The Hebrew word olam means in the far distance. When looking off in the far distance it is difficult to make out any details and what is beyond that horizon cannot be seen. This concept is the olam. The word olam is also used for time for the distant past or the distant future as a time that is difficult to know or perceive. This word is frequently translated as eternity or forever but in the English language it is misunderstood to mean a continual span of time that never ends. In the Hebrew mind it is simply what is at or beyond the horizon, a very distant time. A common phrase in the Hebrew is “l’olam va’ed” and is usually translated as “forever and ever” but in the Hebrew it means “to the distant horizon and again” meaning “a very distant time and even further” and is used to express the idea of a very ancient or future time.

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