■ Introduction To The Commandment
■ The Interpretation According To The Scribes And Pharisees
■ Are We Sure The Commandment Is About Food, And Not About A Pagan Occult Sacrificial Ritual Instead?
■ Boiling Is Cooking, And Not Necessarily Pagan Occult Sacrifice
■ Meat And Milk Are Also Used As A Metaphor, Which Speaks Of Easy And Hard Bible Studies, And How They Should Be Kept Separate, For Certain People.
■ What Does This All Mean?
■ Potential Rebuttal And Response:
■ Further Responses To Various Objections:
This message aims to briefly touch upon the holy day known as The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), explain some practical observance, tips, and demonstrate the relevance of this everlasting statute.
***Please note this holiday does not take place on the same day each year on the Gregorian calendar – as the Hebrew calendar does not align with it.
Thus in the year 2022 say, The Day Of Atonement will not take place from Wednesday the 15th of September in the evening until Thursday the 16th at sunset. It will take place on a different day on the Gregorian calendar. ****
This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to share the instruction of how a believer is not to associate with an unbeliever – even under a residential roof, eating with them.
This is likely a statute derrived from the Law of Moses in an effort to keep the people of Israel separate and holy – as people tend to influence people;
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV
At the same time, a believer is to be at peace, be polite and gracious;
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18 NIV
‘Let your conversation be always full of grace…’
(Colossians 4:6 NIV)
For the sake of clarification and terminology, Scripture states that people of all nations who believe in Christ, become citizens of Israel (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19) – the Israel of God (ref. Galatians 6:15-16).
Table Of Contents:
■ Begin – Acts 10 Speaks Of The Ancient Statute
■ Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably
■ Further Evidence Of The Ancient Statute: Cornelius
■ The Statute Can Be Seen In Matthew 8:20’s ‘…foxes have holes,… but the Son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.’
■ How Do We Treat Sinning Brothers?
■ Benefits Of The Statute To Not Associate/Live With People Of The Nations
■ Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably
Exodus 21:7-11 provides instruction with regard to a father selling his daughter to another Israelite to be a slave/servant, with a view to marriage.
Ultimately from reviewing this commandment and the fuller scope of Holy Scripture that will accompany it, we will find that;
a) The Law of Moses is to be observed, however,
b) Halakhah (Jewish Law: oral and the written) states that Jews/Israelites are to abide by local laws in general, and this mixed place typically forbids multiple wives (poligomy), which this passage lightly touches upon.
c) Holy Scripture encourages believers to be content with one wife (1 Timothy 3:2).
d) Divine halakhah states divorce is only acceptable in the event of sexual immorality (Matthew 5:31-32).
e) The Tanakh (Old Testament) and New Testemant (Brit Chadasha) are thus in agreement.
Here we will see that lighting a fire on the Sabbath is a forbidden activity, and with this the scribes and Pharisees explain that starting a car engine is also listed as a forbidden activity on the Sabbath as it involves sparks, the ignition and burning of fuel – even the boiling of water.
Solutions are peaceably submitted, along with Scripture references.
With the written clean and unclean food laws which are found in places such as Leviticus 11, there are services such as the Orthodox Union, Kosher Australia, and Kashrut Australia which can assist in recommendations on acceptable food and drink items.
Kashrut Australia (www.ka.org.au) is given mention, for its expansive food directory, as a reference tool in your quiver.
These two verses are being highlighted to try to explain the basics of how prayer Actually works.
From this we will see how here is no ‘trinity’ implied in the verses, by explaining two main facts, which briefly are;
A) Do we ask Christ for things in prayer?
No. The correct translation for these two verses in this instance is the KJV, which does not instruct any such thing.
B) What does it mean when it says Christ ‘will do it’ in both verses?
After we read John 14:16 with our two subject verses, we see that one of Christ’s duties is to pray to the Father – and this is consistent with other verses such as Isaiah 53:12 and Romans 8:34 which both state Christ ‘intercedes’ for people to G-d.
This is what Christ does as high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:10);
A person prays to G-d in Christ’s name (in honor/recognition of), and then Christ intercedes on our behalf with G-d.
The aim of this explanation is to share how Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets – ref. Leviticus 23:24), which takes place on the first day on the seventh month (Tishrei) on the Hebrew calandar, is actually the beginning of the Jewish new year – despite Nisan (Abib) being described as the beginning of the year in Exodus 12:2.
Tishrei (the seventh month) serves as the first month of the year.
Nissan serves as the first month that the years of the month are listed in.
This is likened to a shopping list, where the first item appears up the top, and we view the other items (months) as we look down the list.
The seventh item (month), is a big bonus new product representing the Jewish new year).
This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to briefly, and peaceably share some commandments in a concise manner. The commandments and customs which will be explained and shared are the mezuzah, tefillin (phylacteries), tzitzit (fringes), talit gadol, prayer siddurs (books). Scripture is referenced and discussed along the way.
The aim of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to share the interpretation and translation of 1 Corinthians 7:1 and how it speaks of the instruction to ‘not touch the opposite gender, except for your spouse, or certain close relatives…’.
Such a practice can be deduced from both the Old and New Testaments, and also in both ancient and current Judaism as well.
For reference, the practice to not ‘touch’ the opposite gender is known as Negiah, and is defined to an extent for reference in the halakhah (the oral and written torah law combined).
Further, linguistic sightings for the same ancient Greek word rendered ‘touch’ from 1 Corinthians 7:1, will be shown in other verses found in the New Testament from a wide range of translations, to show consistency in how ‘touch’ is the legal and valid translation – despite many other translations not following suite in this particular instance.
Here Acts 15:1 will be explained to show how believers are deemed ‘saved’ before they are circumcised, and that the verse in no way abolishes the commandment of circumcision.
At the time, some dear zealous Pharisees who believed that Christ was Messiah, sadly incorrectly still thought it was the circumcision which meant a person was ‘saved’ and resulted in the conversion of a person.
For reference, even still today conversion in traditional Judaism (those who do not yet believe in Messiah), takes place after the circumcision.
With this, believers are further instructed not to force other believers to be circumcised. They will however, naturally seek and desire to be circumcised as they come to the knowledge of the commandment – as this means they are trying to uphold the Law of Moses with their faith.
Sharing how the Letter to the Gentiles features four initial things for new believers to to abstain from, as they hear other commandments from the Law of Moses (Torah) on the Sabbath, learn them, and inturn observe them as well.
The four initial items for new believers to initially abstain from, are further explained upon here in a little more detail.