Deuteronomy 30:11, can be quite hard to understand when read in many English translations on this occaision.
The purpose of this explanation is to show that observing all commandments on this fallen earth, is actually very hard (Acts 15:10), especially without sinning; Thus any translation which states it is ‘…not too hard for you…’, might not be best communicating the meaning of the verse.
This explanation aims to show that ‘the angel of the LORD’, is not necessarily the same angel in every instance. Such would inturn mean that the incorrect man made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’ – which typically counts every instance of ‘angel of the LORD’ (especially in the Old Testament) as being a reference for it meaning it is Christ appearing – as incorrect.
Here, Colossians 1:15 is lightly re-translated – with the explanation and proofs shared. The purpose is to gain a clearer understanding of what it is communicating – and as a derrivitive this will also show us that there is no such thing as the ‘trinity’.
An introduction to the spiritual phenomenon that plagues a believer in Messiah (Christ), who the enemy actually is here (Eph 6:12), and how to approach them – all as we see it linked in the Old and New Testaments.
By looking at the following verse, and also explaining it – we can learn that G-d (ref. John 4:24) gives His Holy Spirit to comfort/help those who believe in Christ, and this gift actually testifies / acts as evidence that the Gospel is genuinely true, to those of the world.
This explanation aims to show how God’s good commandments forbid human sacrifices (ref. Deuteronomy 23:16, Ezekiel 18:20), and thus 1 John 2:2 (or any other verse for that matter) is in no way saying that Christ (Messiah) was a literal human sacrifice;
He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:2 ESV
This explanation aims to share both contextually and linguistically.
We will find that the word ‘propitiation’ here in 1 John 2:2, refers to Messiah (Christ) praying to G-d for transgressors (ref. Isaiah 53:12), and does not allude to him being a literal blood sacrifice.
Further, the rule and way of interpretation found within this article, will assist a person in understanding that verses which read along the lines of;
• ‘…the blood of Jesus Christ makes us clean…’ (ref. 1 John 1:7),
• ‘…he was wounded for our transgressions…’ (ref. Isaiah 53:5)
• ‘He is the propitiation for our sins…’ (1 John 2:2 ESV)
– are figurative and (respectfully) poetic in nature.