Who Is Paul Sides, aka Rav Sha’ul?

Last year I started following the teachings of Paul Sides, who writes as Rav Sha’ul on SabbathCovenant.com, and I began researching what he was saying.

I found it interesting because the Spirit had pulled me out of ‘christianity’ and the deceptions that are taught in Protestant churches; and I was searching for truth.

I had learned the personal, covenant names of the Father and Son, Yahuah and Yahusha.  And I had learned to observe Elohim’s seven Holy Feast Days, instead of Easter and Christmas.

So what Paul Sides teaches about those topics was of great interest to me.  He teaches a lot about Scripture pointing to The Heavenly Scroll.

But then I read one of his articles that proclaims that Messiah was 100% human, that He sinned, and that He did not exist before He was born.

Here is a summary of what Paul Sides teaches about Messiah, and the supposed Yahushaic Covenant:

Paul Sides teaches that Yahusha was 100% man, because Mary was impregnated by Joseph’s sperm. He teaches that Yahusha sinned and needed to be baptized by John for remission of sins. He teaches that just like Elohim made covenants with men like Abraham and Moses, Yahuah made a covenant with the man Yahusha.  He teaches that after Messiah became perfected and lived a sinless life as a priest, and died to Himself on the cross, that He was then made divine.

All of that put a huge check in my spirit, which caused me to study scripture to see what it was proclaiming.

Paul Sides also teaches that Yahusha was married to Mary Magdalene, and that He had children. And that His physical body wasn’t resurrected, just His spiritual one.

I found that the Scriptures only seem to be congruent when:

You see the Father as the most High God/Elohim;

Messiah as the Father’s first-born creation, thus He is deity, but He is separate and subservient to the Father;

That the world was created through them;

That Messiah is the image of the invisible Father, who came in the flesh to fulfill His Father’s will, to redeem His set apart people;

That Mary supernaturally became pregnant without being with a man, Joseph;

That Messiah was the spotless Lamb of Elohim, who was without sin;

And that the Spirit of the Father is given to those who have a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son.

Then Messiah’s statements about the Father and His conversations with the Father, seem very normal.

Then Messiah, who was the exact representation of the Father, could be tempted by sin; and could die as the Passover Lamb, and be raised again by the Father.

So while most christians have a distorted trinitarian view of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Paul Sides and Ed Moore have gone too far the other way.

The Apostle John warned, “Because many who are leading astray went out into the world who do not confess יהושע Messiah as coming in the flesh. This one is he who is leading astray and the anti-messiah.

John is NOT pointing out that a man would come in the flesh, because that is the case for every human being.  He is declaring that Messiah is deity who came in the flesh.

Paul Sides and Ed Moore are proclaiming that Messiah is not deity, but that He was only a man.  Thus by John’s definition, they are leading people astray and are anti-Messiah.

This study proves that Rav Shaul’s teachings about Messiah are false:

Paul Sides Is A False Teacher Who Says Messiah Was 100% Human

I also read Rav Shaul’s explanations about prophecy, which interested me, as I have studied prophecy a lot.

Here is a summary of what Paul Sides has proclaimed.  Once again he uses The Heavenly Scroll, which is not declared in Scripture, to explain prophecy fulfillment:

He predicted that Messiah would return on September 13, 2007.

He teaches that the false concept of Jesus Christ is the Antichrist of Revelation 13.

He teaches that the man of sin, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, is not an actual man, but an image of a man, the false Jesus Christ.

He teaches that the number 666 points to Jesus Christ as the antichrist.

He teaches that the ‘restrainer‘ of 2 Thessalonians 2 is the Archangel Michael.

He teaches that the locust of the fifth trumpet of Revelation are Christian preachers who lead people astray.

He teaches that there will only be 10 days of tribulation.

I have found that the prophecy fulfillment only seems to be congruent when:

You understand that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, have fulfilled the prophetic titles of the Little Horn of Daniel 7, the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13.

Daniel and the Apostle Paul and John all described the same thing, the antichrist Popes of Rome rising to power after the Roman Empire collapsed, and the Roman Emperor was removed from power.

So the false concept of Jesus Christ is not THE antichrist, like Paul Sides teaches; rather it is the Popes of Rome, who proclaim to be Jesus Christ, and the leader of the true church.

The Roman Catholic Church is the harlot of Revelation 17, who wears purple and scarlet, who has the golden cup for her Eucharist ceremony abominations, who has shed the blood of the saints.

The Roman Catholic church is the Babylonian Mystery religion, hidden under the guise a christian church.  And Protestant churches are her daughters, along with Islam and other false religions.

Paul Sides false prophecy fulfillment explanations effectively deflect blame away from the Jesuits of Rome, who are the earth beast of Revelation 13.

They control the world via their three city-state corporations of Vatican City, which controls the world’s religious and political leaders; the City Of London, which controls the world’s financial and trade organizations; and the District of Columbia, which controls the world’s intelligence agencies and military powers.

This study proves that his teachings about prophecy fulfillment are false:

Paul Sides Is A False Prophecy Teacher

Recently I learned that Rav Sha’ul is writing his own Bible version.

He posted his version of the book of Galatians, and it is an abomination!

He is justifying adding text to the Scriptures, to explain his interpretation. But you will see that he has changed the intent of verses and added false meanings to them, which is a violation of Yahuah’s command.

He is proclaiming that nobody else has translated the book of Galatians correctly.

A word-for-word translation gives you what the Apostle Paul proclaimed, so Paul Sides is effectively telling you that his version is what the Apostle Paul should have written.  Last time I checked the Apostle Paul’s words were inspired by the Spirit of Yahuah.

Rav Sha’ul is claiming that Scripture was altered to make Yahusha sinless and deity, but what you will see is that it is he who is manipulating Scripture to justify his heretical teachings about Messiah.

Read Paul Sides Is A False Bible Translator

As I continued to research Paul Sides, I found many discrepancies in his personal life, that don’t match up with a supposed Nazarene teacher. 

I think that exposing his false teachings is the primary way to reveal truth about someone, but his lifestyle gives a glimpse of who he is.

This is not gossip, this is simply sharing what they have posted on Facebook for all to see.

Here is a summary of what I found:

Paul and Stephanie both have tattoos of Hebrew script, so it’s not a case of having them before they were saved.  Paul dismisses the Torah command about not having tattoos.

Though Paul denounces pagan holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, on his statement of faith on sabbathcovenant.com, he and Stephanie still observe this pagan day.

Stephanie recently posted that she worked 10 days in a row, which means that she worked on the Sabbath day; which is forbidden in the Torah.

Paul and Stephanie have posted on Facebook about eating bacon and shellfish, which are forbidden in the Torah.

Stephanie has a obvious focus on alcohol, and recently studied to become a bartender.

And the pictures of Stephanie that they have been shared by both of them are inappropriate, as they can cause a weak brother to stumble.

So from my perspective, I am seeing a false teacher, a false prophet, a heretic Bible translator, and someone who excuses not obeying the Torah.

And sadly, I had to find out that Paul Sides is also a liar.

Paul accused me of writing bad 1-star reviews on all of his books on Amazon.com, but if people would just read the reviews for themselves they would see that six of his books have nothing but 5-star reviews, which invalidates his claim. And of the books that have a 1-star review on them, none appear to be from the same person, and none are from me.

Why would he lie about something that people can so easily see is not true?

Here is the link to his books on Amazon, so you can see for yourself. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rav+shaul

It’s not my place to judge Paul Sides.  He will stand before Elohim to account for his works.  But we are called to discern truth and expose deceptions.

This really isn’t about me being right and Paul Sides being wrong.  This is my calling, to teach the truth and expose the many deceptions of these end times.  I have exposed many other false teachers.

But if the watchman sees the sword coming and shall not blow the ram’s horn, and the people shall not be warned, and the sword comes and takes any being from among them, he is taken away in his crookedness, and his blood I require at the watchman’s hand.’ Ezekiel 33:6

The influence of Paul Sides is growing and many people are being deceived by his teachings.

He has people like Ed Moore on Facebook promoting his teachings.

And he posts them on SabbathCovenant.com

As a watchman on the wall, I will not sit idly by and let them deceive people.

The Spirit has equipped me to be able to expose their many false teachings.

If people will study the Scriptures to search for truth, instead of just defending Paul Sides; they too will see that he is a false teacher.

I pray that you can see the truth about Paul Sides, so that you’re not misled by his false teachings.

Please pray for Paul Sides, Ed Moore and their followers, that they would come to see the truth.

If you see people on Facebook who are promoting his teachings, please share these studies with them and pray for them.

Grace, peace and love to you in Yahuah’s mighty name!

David Nikao

Here are some images that you can save and use on Facebook to summarize his false teachings that are based on The Heavenly Scroll:

Paul Sides proclaims Messiah did not exist before His birth, which denies His deity

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Rav Sha'ul teaches that Messiah was born of Josephs seed, making him 100% human

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Paul Sides proclaims that Messiah was 100% human and not deity.

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Paul Sides teaches that Messiah was sinful and needed to be perfected, this denying His deity

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Apostle Brendetta Campbell December 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Amein allow the Ruach to use you man of Yah lead

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Roger Jolly December 23, 2016 at 6:49 am

Thanks for the information! We have one person in our group that has been talking about this crap so I was wanting to know more about what Paul is teaching. Sounds like some real poisonous stuff. Please contact me if you have any suggestions how we can help this person without losing them. I have never had success with people once they are infected with this poison and we have to do something because a little leaven will effect the whole batch.
Again thanks and Shalom.
Roger Jolly
Beit Avodah Messianic Congregation

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David December 23, 2016 at 7:16 am

Thank you for your comment Roger. Yeah, once people are convinced of something, it’s hard to show them the truth. You can share this website with them, so that they can compare what Paul is teaching, against Scripture. You can use the green Print/PDF button to print the Paul Sides Is A False Teacher article, for them to read. I pray that they are teachable and will learn the truth. Shalom Achi 🙂

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Christopher Warren December 26, 2016 at 10:53 am

Thank you for this website. The teachings of ‘Rav Sha’ul’ are not by any means new, just repackaged. The matrix of this purported ‘revelation’ seems to be the ‘revelation’ about the heavens. Of greater concern to me the shoddy scholarship and sweeping generalisations of this man. Take http://www.sabbathcovenant.com/newdoctrine/logos_firstborn.htm
for example, which uses a number of buzz words like ‘helenized’ which are guaranteed to trigger a psychological response in most messianics. Likewise statements like “We know the Greeks did not understand scripture and twisted it into a lie” is simply over-generalisation and baiting. The Septuagint, for example, a perfectly good Greek translation of the Tanakh, was carefully supervised by Hebrew scholars to ensure accuracy. As for the scholars RP quotes, these are cherry-picked and represent only certain strands, mostly LIBERAL and SCEPTICAL like Bultmann. He does not know much about the history of exegesisoir he would have known that there are many respectable theological schools, rigorous in their approach, who come to different conclusions. Attacking Greeks is just a red-herring. He would have done better to have checked the Tanakh Targums that were around in the first century, like the one on Isaiah, which demonstrate CONCLUSIVELY that the Jews were expecting a DIVINE MESSIAH. The anti-divinity posture of post-resurrection Judaism, which has survived to the present, was a REACTION to the Gospel only, in order to discredit Yah’shua and the apostles – indeed they have replaced the divine Messiah with the corporate body of all Jews, an unlikely ‘messiah’ if ever there was one, and one that certainly does NOT fulfill Isaiah’s prophecies.

This is without doubt one of the most dangerous heresies to come out because there is NO salvation without a divine Messiah. As time permits, I hope to produce some scholarly responses in some key areas. In the meantime I am sharing your website with our people. So long as you focus on Scripture and not on personalities, you will be doing the messianic community a good service.

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David December 26, 2016 at 4:18 pm

Thank you for your comment Christopher, and for sharing the truth about Rav Shaul’s false teachings! I don’t really focus on his personality much, I just point out when he lies about me, and provide the proof; as that says something about his character. Please let me know when you post your responses, as I would be interested in reading them. Thank you!

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Michelle March 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

I will start by a correction:
Do not judge, lest ye be judged.
Do not judge by the outer appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

I would ask you to remove references to the wife and stick just to the words of Mr. Sides. He does enough damage on his own.

Mr. Sides teaches that Jesus is the antichrist.

1 John 2:22
Who is the liar, except the one denying that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one denying the Father and the Son.

1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him.

Jude 1:4
For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed–ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

And, since Mr. Sides reveals himself as antichrist, and a liar by definition, we know not to listen to him.

Revelation 3:9
Look at those who belong to the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews but are liars instead. I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I love you.

And, how, Mr,Sides, did this happen?

You do not believe and flat out REJECT the testimony of the Father;

1 John 5:9-12
9If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater. For this is the testimony of God that He has testified concerning His Son. 10The one believing in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one not believing God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has testified concerning His Son.

11And this is the testimony: that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12The one having the Son has life; the one not having the Son of God does not have life.

I rebuked Mr. Sides clearly and forcefully and told him is worship is in vain because he exalts himself and rejects both the Father and the Son.

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David March 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Thank you for sharing your insight Michelle! The wife of a supposed Nazarene leader should present herself as following Torah, as one who does not cause others to stumble; yet we find the opposite about the wife of Paul Sides. And he justifies her behavior, so this show us how they choose to live their lives, knowing that they will cause people to stumble, and not seeming to care.

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