If one read Proverbs chapter 8, they could learn the following about the Messiah (Christ);
Category Archives: Gospel and the Torah
Yom Kippur: There Is No Sacrifice, However There Is Representation, A Rest, And A Fast.
This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to briefly touch upon marriage – which although the word isn’t found in Deuteronomy 23:17, 23:18; it is found within the interpretation for the verse.
There Is No Violence: ‘…eye for eye…’, ‘…tooth for tooth…’ (Proverbs 24:29, Matthew 5:38-39, Ramban)
Explaining how in both the Old Testament (Tanakh) and the New Testament that the well known phrases ‘…eye for an eye…’ and ‘…tooth for tooth…’ etc. do not instruct a person to retaliate with violence.
Rather, the Tanakh (Old Testament) is typically speaking of reimbursement of medical expenses, and the New Testament encourages one to go even higher by forgiving an enemy and not demand such medical expenses or be litigious etc.
This agrees with other verses such as from the book of Proverbs which encourage kindness to enemies.
The commandment of stoning will also be touched upon and Holy Scripture will show how a stone cannot really be thrown – especially for one seeking everlasting life without end at his/her resurrection.
G-d No Longer Allows Outward Miracles Or Signs By His Holy Spirit, But Does Allow Believers To Become Born Again Here.
Explaining from the Holy Scriptures how there are no longer any outward miracles allowed to be performed by men from the Holy G-d – just as per the verse;
‘…the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light…’
(Matthew 24:29 ESV)
How Is The ‘Christian’ Baptism A Commandment Endorsed By Moses And Torah Law?
This explanation of Holy Scripture shares how what might be known as the ‘Christian baptism’ is actually as per Torah Law (the Law of Moses), and not adding to it in any way when Holy Scripture is read in correct context.
Messiah (Christ) Sends A Healed Leper, To Encourage Corrupt Authorities To Observe The Commandments (Matthew 8:1-4 Explained).
Sharing how Galatians 3:28 tells us that all are one and unified who believe in Christ (Messiah).
No matter what nation a person originally came from, they are thus deemed citizens of Israel (Israelites) because they believe.
Not To Cook Or Consume Dairy And Meat Together: Boil Means Cook, And This Is Safe.
Table Of Contents
■ 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:
The Day Of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
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. ****
Free Resources, Tips To Help You Study The Bible
This explanation aims to share free resources and share some of their strengths which assist in the study of the Holy Scriptures.
The Resources Include;
■ Bible by YouVersion (Application)
■ Bible Hub (Website)
■ Bible Gateway (Website)
■ Mishnayot Kehati (Mobile Application)
■ Sefaria (Website + Mobile Application)
■ Daily Jewish Prayers (Mobile Application)
How The Quran Does Not Agree With The Bible – (Peaceably: Q3:84, Q4:93)
Here it will be shown how both Q3:84 and Q4:93 do not agree with the Bible.
Q3:84 Gives mention to Ishmael, and although people from all nations are welcome to believe the gospel- Holy Scripture states believers become Israelites, and that the promise of eternal life without end is given only to Israel (Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob/Israel).
Q4:93 tells us that if a person deliberately kills a believer, they go to hell where they stay forever. This means no forgiveness.
Holy Scripture however, tells us that all sins are forgivable, except for blasphemy of G-d’s Holy Spirit.
Giving Thanks: Before And After A Meal! Explaining The Commandment.
Did you know that according to Holy Scripture, a person is to bless G-d, giving thanks both before and after a meal, and that this is a commandment?
Here this will be shown, along with some traditional blessings which will be shared also.
Not To Live With A Gentile / Sinner – (Acts 10:28, Mathew 8:20’s ‘foxes have holes…’, Galatians 2)
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
The Tanakh (Old Testament) Never Really Intended The Messiah (Christ) To Have A Typical, ‘Traditional’ Birth (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 22:42-46)
This explanation is another proof which shows that the Messiah is Christ.
This is achieved by sharing Psalm 110:1 and how it actually tells us that the Messiah would not have a typical, ‘traditional’ birth – as Matthew 22:42-46 explains by way of riddle.
Instead king David calls Messiah (Christ) his lord, a title which a parent does not address his child by.
This all demonstrates that the link in the prophets and writings between kind David and Messiah is of a spiritual nature and presented poetically.
This explanation is extracted from the larger article entitled ‘Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah (Definitive)‘.
Can We Use The Name Jesus For The Messiah (Christ)?
The name of the Messiah (Christ) – the created, righteous Son of G-d, has appeared in and has reportadly been translated back and forth through several languages – such as Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and back to Greek.
This explanation shares the variants, language rescource(s) and even variants to the names of other men that appear in the Bible.
‘Echad’: How Mark Shows Us It Simply Means G-d Is One, Not Three, And That There Is No Other (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:32).
The purpose of this explanation is to demonstrate the context of what Deuteronomy 6:4 means when it says ‘…the LORD is one.’.
Some feel that the Hebrew word (echad) that is translated as ‘one’ can also mean ‘united’, and thus they will mistakenly try to associate this with the man-made incorrect 3-in-1 doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.
What we do find is that Scripture answers Scripture here, with regard to the context of Deuteronomy 6:4 – as it is clarified in Mark 12:32; ‘…there is no other.’
An interesting current day extrabiblical reference will also be shared, which agrees with the fuller scope of Holy Scripture in this instance.
Matthew 5:17-18 Explained; ‘…not to abolish but to fulfill…’ and ‘…not a dot will pass from the Law until all is accomplished…’
Here we will see that in no place does the well read passage of Matthew 5:17-18 abolish or cancel Torah Law (the law of Moses).
Instead, we will learn that the things that these verses actually speak of are as follows;
A) Christ was not sent to cancel the Law of Moses, but rather observe (fulfil) G-d’s commandments in his own walk.
B) when it says ‘…not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.’ (ESV), this means no laws are cancelled as per the previous verse – however the ‘new covenant’ was put in place at his death and resurrection – and this means believers are under the new covenant, not the old.
You are most welcome to read on for more detailed information with references.
Should You Drive On The Sabbath To Meet?
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.
How Prayer Actually Works: ‘…ask for anything in my name, and I will do it.’ (John 14:13-14, 14:16 Explained)
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.
About The Newness Promised in The Bible (Ezekiel 36:26-27) – Born Again (John 3:3).
The Old Testament spoke of newness which could be had by believing the New – by believing in Messiah (Christ) who was given [as high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7)] for the [mediating (1 Timothy 2:5)] of the New covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 2 Corinthians 5:17).
This article simply aims to list some of the blessings which are found in the New Covenant – one of the major blessings being everlasting life without end at resurrection.
Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life. – (Updated)
The Gospel is everlasting (ref. Revelation 14:6).
The purpose of this explanation of the parable found in Luke 11:5-9, is to show how it is communicating the fact that everlasting life will always be available to anyone who believes in Messiah (Christ) and endures here.
This is despite the fact that the doors to the kingdom of heaven are now ‘locked’, and the wedding feast of the Lamb has ended.
It is now dark and way past midnight here, however all those who believe and continue to knock, receive grace (Revelation 14:12).
Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.
Here, Hebrews 7:27 is explained in it’s correct context to show how it does not speak of human sacrifice (e.g. the crucifixion and ressurection), as human sacrifice is forbidden by the Holy G-d.
The actual meaning of the verse is that it speaks of how he (Christ) ‘offered up himself’ with regard to willingly laying down his life in order to fulfil Scripture.
‘…to give his life as a ransom for many.”‘ – (Matthew 20:28 Explained)
The aim of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to peaceably share how in no place does it, or any other Scripture allow for human sacrifice – rather, the verse uses the word ‘ransom’ in a unique way, as the Law of Moses and the rest of Holy Scripture forbids human sacrifice (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:20 etc.).
Instead, when the verse says ‘ransom’, it speaks of the Messiah’s (Christ’s) personal walk and obedience until death – to fulfil prophecy spoken of himself, and be declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek forever to then intercede for the sins of many (Psalm 110:4, 45:7, Isaiah 53:11-12).
Commandments You Can Buy Now, With This Faith
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.
How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)
The aim of this explanation is to further interpret verses which speak of either Christ’s death and ressurection, or his blood – as they are; poetic and meorphical in a certain way, especially if they read along the lines of ‘sacrifice’ or ‘makes us clean’.
The Formula Of Baptism Explained – (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)
This explanation will explain the risen King Messiah’s (Christ’s) instructions for baptism verse by verse, and also break down the formula line by line.
Then, what it means to be baptised in the name of the Lord ‘Jesus Christ’ (ref. Acts 2:38), will also be explained.
The Gift of Tongues Defined And Shown No Longer Active, Scripturally.
This explanation of Holy Scripture intends to share exactly what the miraculous gift of tongues was; a gift the original early believers were gifted with, to allow the sharing of the gospel with people who spoke foreign languages.
We will see that this outward spiritual gift along with others such as healing the sick, and prophecy have ceased as per 1 Corinthians 13:8, since Mark 13:24 and John 9:4 were fulfilled – where it says ‘…the moon will not give it’s light.’, meaning; ‘…G-d will not give His Holy Spirit for the purposes of outward miracles.’. (ESV), and ‘…Night is coming, when no one can work.’ (NIV).
‘Under vs. Uphold’ – The Law Of Moses And You.
This explanation defines the difference between being ‘under the law’ as an unbeliever, and ‘upholding the law’ as a believer – as a believer in Messiah (Christ) is instructed to observe the Law of Moses with their faith (Romans 3:31 ESV).
Peaceably, this explanation is shared as many ‘mainstream’ Christians here may mistakenly see such the concept of law observance, as legalistic.
Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)
This explanation of Holy Scripture further demonstrates the connection between Christ in the Psalm where it says he ‘…you love righteousness and hate wickedness…’, and how he was then ‘annointed’ as high ‘…priest forever in the order of Melchizadek…’ – after being raised from the dead (ref. Psalm 45:7, 110:4, Hebrews 5:10).
Answers To The Dear Muslims Of Islam.
Here, some very popular questions dear Muslims may have, are responded to in a peaceable way – all in hope that the responses might be helpful to you.
Table Of Contents;
■ Popular Question:
Do you think the Quran is true?
The 3-in-1 ‘trinity’:
The Quran says that there is no such thing as the ‘trinity’ – is this a good thing?
The Quran says ‘that G-d does not have a Son…’ – what does that mean?
Does the Quran really say that they did not really kill Jesus at the crucifixion?
■ Popular Question;
The Bible says ‘…here are two swords…It is enough…’ – Is this allowing violence?
■ Popular Question;
Is Muhammad a real prophet from G-d?
Circumcision, the Quran, and the Bible
The Sabbath, the Quran, and the Bible
■ Popular Questions:
Why not have ‘Ishmael’ in the title, when speaking of ‘the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…’?
And why should we seek to do the commandments given to Moses for Israel
(The Ten Commandments and the rest)
– as we believe in God, and also in Jesus?
Is it necessary then to even read the Quran?
1 John 2:1-2: ‘…propitiation for our sins…’ – Christ Makes Intercession, And Is Not A Human Sacrifice (Explained)
This explanation aims to show how God’s good commandments forbid human sacrifices (ref. Deuteronomy 24:16, Ezekiel 18:20), and thus 1 John 2:1-2 (or any other similar verse for that matter) is in no way saying that Christ (Messiah) was a literal human sacrifice for our sins.
Instead, with verse 1 first telling us that Christ is our ‘advocate’, the word typically translated as ‘propitiation’ in 1 John 2:2 is then reviewed.
We see that the English dictionary’s definition for ‘propitiation’ can be defined as ‘appeasing’, and in phrase form can be described as how ‘Christ lifts his hands in prayer to God as our representation in a propitiation-like, priestly manner, to please Him on our behalf.’.
We will see that this is the better rendering and translation of what the word ‘propitiation’ means in this instance, as other verses confirm Christ appeases G-d, by praying (interceding) for us here (Isaiah 53:12, Romans 8:34), as advocate and mediator (1 John 2:1, 1 Timothy 2:5).
In The Temple – Paul Encourages Gentiles To Observe The Law Of Moses (Acts 21:24, 21:28, 26:19-21)
This explanation of Holy Scripture will show you that the apostle Paul encourages/instructs both Jewish and Gentile believers in Messiah (Christ), to observe the Law of Moses (Torah).
This will be achieved by showing you that the apostle Paul brought and or met with believers who were originally born as Greeks into the temple of G-d to do a commandment (ritual) known as the Nazirite vow, a cleansing statute from the Law of Moses.
From this we also see that both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Messiah (Christ), are deemed Israelites – as the penalty for bringing a non-Jew into the Temple was death in ancient times.
Galatians 6:15 – Circumcision Was Never Abolished.
Sharing how Galatians 6:15-16 does not in any place state that circumcision has been abolished – rather it is emphasising the importance of a person being made new (2 Cor 5:17).
This newness includes a new heart and God’s Holy Spirit causing a person to walk in His ways (Ezekiel 36:26-28, Acts 15:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:17).
1 Corinthians 7:1 – ‘Not To Touch The Opposite Gender…’ (Negiah)
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.
1 Corinthians 7:17-24 – ‘About Relationships, And Not About Abolishing Circumcision.’
1 Corinthians 7:17-24 is a complex passage which uses ‘circumcision’ as a metaphor for matters pertaining to relationships.
The end result will ideally show a person that in no place has the commandment of circumcision been abolished.
This explanation will also show how 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 is instead essentially instructing believers to remain in the same relationship state/status that they were in at the time that they first believed, repented, and were saved.
Infact the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 7 deals with relationship related matters.
For example, if you were single at the time of believing, the passage instructs you to stay single – unless you burn with desire (for intimacy etc.), then you should seek marriage to avoid immorality (inc. even self stimulation), instead (ref. Matthew 5:27-30).
As the passage concludes it encourages all believers, by saying the married will do well, and the single will do even better – distractions, obligations, and cares being sighted, as the married need to tend to their relationship as well as their faithful walk and observance.
The explanation for this section of Holy Scripture will be shared in a verse-by-verse style format to assist in providing correct context.
Acts 15:1 – Circumcision Was Never Abolished.
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.
Galatians 5:11 – The Apostle Paul Preaches Circumcision.
Showing how Galatians 5:11 shows us how the apostle Paul preached the commandment of circumcision, however, some observant people who did not believe in Messiah (Christ) were offended and persecuted him – as he preached faith (the ‘cross’) first and foremost for complete justification and everlasting life.
With this faith a person gets circumcised – on the understanding that it is the faith that saves, and not the circumcision, though the circumcision is a commandment and if a believer is not circumcised, they are living in a sinful state (Colossians 2:13, Romans 6:1-3).
‘The Letter To The Gentiles’ – Where New Repentant Believers Start (Acts 15 And 21)
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.
Why Was The Messiah (Christ) Baptized?
The purpose of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to explain why the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua) Christ was baptized by John the Baptist in water.
Essentially the main reasons were;
A) to be identified and made known as the Messiah before John the Baptist and the people of Israel.
B) to obey the prophet of the LORD (John the Baptist) and recieve an instructed baptism in water that the people of Israel were to undertake out of obedience.
Baptism is another word for immersion (tevilah), which has essentially always been the way that the Law of Moses instructs a person to cleanse themselves.
John began instructing the Israelites to be baptised in an act of repentance and obedience to G-d.
This explanation is submitted out of love, and a primary reason for it being shared is due to an inaccurate interpretation of Scripture that some may currently and sadly hold – which when paraphrased, is along the lines of ‘Christ needed baptism by John for forgiveness…’.
Here we will see why such an assertion is not Scripturally true at all, and that the risen Lord Jesus Christ has always literally been without sin.
May it be fruitful.
Believers Not To Be Called ‘Rabbi’, And The Like – (Matthew 23:8-12)
Reviewing the instruction found in Matthew 28:8-12 from the King Messiah (Christ) – that is for all believers, in that they are not to be called a ‘rabbi’ etc.
Colossians 2:14 – The Law of Moses was never ‘nailed to the cross’.
Showing how Colossians 2:14 does not say that the Law of Moses (Torah) has been cancelled, rather it states that for a believer, the record of their sins and the corresponding punishment for each sin – are forgiven.
Matthew 22:40 – ‘…on these two depend all the Law…’
Showing how Matthew 22:40 is communicating that all the commandments and statutes found in the Law of Moses (Torah), rely and depend on two greatest commandments being observed.
The verse in turn does not abolish the Torah.