House of Yahweh (Abilene, Texas)

Theologically, the House of Yahweh (in Abilene, Texas) is a cult of Christianity. Sociologically the movement also has cult-like characteristics.

In addition, this movement is considered to be a doomsday cult due to its focus on apocalyptic end-time events. The group has frequently announced the impending end of the world, but thus far all dates mentioned have come and gone.

The House of Yahweh has produced its own Bible translation, The Book of Yahweh, The Newly Restored Original Bible, which they claim to be the “most profoundly accurate translation of The Holy Bible available anywhere.”

How House of Yahweh Describes Itself

On it’s official web site, the House of Yahweh describes itself as follows:

The very first House of Yahweh was established in Abilene, Israyl, a city named after Yahweh’s first righteous priest Abel. If you traveled west from Abilene, Israyl you would pass right through Abilene, Texas where Yahweh’s Last Days’ House is established. It is not a coincidence that the first House of Yahweh and the Last Days’ House of Yahweh were both established in a city named Abilene.


The House of Yahweh is known for teaching and practicing the Laws as written in your bible.

We Keep The Feasts
Our members come from across the United States and other nations.

We Believe The Prophecies
The word of the Prophets are the same that The House of Yahweh proclaims today.

What Did The Savior And Apostles Teach?
The world is filled with various religions, so why aren’t the people turning from the evil of their ways? The answer is simple, all the religions of the world reject Yahweh’s 613 Laws of Peace. They teach that the Laws were done away with by the Savior and the Apostles who gave us a new covenant. This simply is not true. In fact, the Savior and Apostles taught the same covenant as Mosheh and all the Prophets.

Why Is Destruction Coming?
The House of Yahweh knows why this destruction is coming. We know who and what is causing the curses of war. We have been telling the world for years. This is why we are so hated and there are so many vicious rumors being spread about us.

Satan, the very one inspiring propaganda against us, has deceived the whole world from keeping Yahweh’s 613 Laws; thereby resulting in GREAT TRIBULATION, killing billions of people.

We know that the hatred in the world is a result of Yahweh’s Laws being rejected. We know that Yahweh’s 613 Laws of Peace are rejected because of deception.

We know that because Yahweh’s Laws are rejected, the greatest time of trouble ever in the history of mankind will begin to take place in the next few months.

Just because the religious leaders teach that the Laws have been done away with will not stop curses from coming upon you. Curses—disease epidemics, murder and war—are all around you at this time. But the most severe curses the world will ever witness will occur during the greatest time of trouble ever in the history of mankind in the next three and one-half years.

The Peaceful Solution
There is only one thing that truly makes The House of Yahweh unique and that is, we have the only SOLUTION FOR PEACE. We are the only group on earth bringing this solution to the world leaders.

Yahweh offers a peaceful solution to today’s world problems that would stop all wars. The Peaceful Solution is Yahweh’s 613 Laws of Peace written in every bible. These Laws are what the Prophet Yeremyah was speaking of in the following Scripture.
– Source: What is The House of Yahweh? Marked: “(c)2004 A House of Yahweh Publication (R)TM”, Last accessed July 18, 2006

Other Perspectives

Yisrayl Hawkins, the founder of the House of Yahweh Abilene, Texas, has built his movement on doctrinal themes which are not new to American religion. His theology is an eclectic blend of Sabbatarian, Sacred Name and Anglo-Israel teachings. His internal control over group members is classic authoritarian technique. Critical thinking or dissent is discouraged and controlled by [equating] rebellion against Hawkins as being rebellion against Yahweh. He represents himself as an end-time prophet who is spoken of in the Bible. He claims his work is the only true work on earth; that all other churches are part of Satan’s last days’ deception, and those seeking God or Yahweh and salvation can only find that salvation through The House of Yahweh. If a member leaves the group, they are leaving Yahweh and his salvation.
– Source: Philip Arn, Profile: House of Yahweh, Watchman Fellowship



According to the House of Yahweh, a Christian sect, when Yasir Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands at the White House on Sept. 13, 1993, they began a seven-year tribulation that will end this Sept. 13 and bring about the end of the world.
– Source: “So, predictions of Y2K global ruin didn’t pan out. The good news for doomsayers is they have even more time to theorize about the real end of the world,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 10, 2000



The House of Yahweh, a Texas based religious group whose leaders are former members of the tax protesting Posse Comitatus, is typical: Hawkins (the leader) has interpreted biblical scripture that the Israeli Peace Accord signed on October 13, 1993, has started a 7-year period of tribulation which will end on October 14, 2000, with the return of the Yeshua (the Messiah). He also has interpreted that the FBI will be the downfall of the House of Yahweh and that the Waco Branch Davidian raids in 1993 were a warning to The House of Yahweh from the federal government, which he terms “the beast.”
– Source: Project Megiddo, FBI Report



Hawkins, the leader of the House of Yahweh, and his followers are awaiting the return of Jesus in a compound in Abilene, Texas. The group reportedly is stockpiling arms.
– Source: Potential Extremist Reactions to Y2K Detailed in ADL Report, ADL Press Release, Dec. 20, 1999


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