Gospel And The Torah

Ephesians 2:15 Explained – ‘…abolishing the law of commandments…’

Some may currently and mistakenly feel that ‘Ephesians 2:15 says that some parts of the law of Moses have been cancelled…’.

Politely, Ephesians 2:15 does not speak of this at all, and this explanation of the verse will show how it refers to how both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Christ (Messiah), are now one, and thus they are no longer forbidden to assosiate with each other, but allowed.

The account of Cephas will be referenced (Galatians 2:18), as will the account of Simon Peter and the unclean animals (Acts 10:28), for contextual support.

The Commandment Is ‘…not too hard for you…’ – (Deuteronomy 30:11 Explained).

‘not too hard…’ – or is it – ‘not hidden…’?

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.

Rosh Hashanah: How The Seventh Month, And Not The First – Is The New Year

Rosh Hashanah: How The Seventh Month, And Not The First – Is The New Year.

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 of the seventh month (Tishrei) on the Hebrew calandar, is actually the beginning of the new year – despite Nisan (Abib) being described as the beginning of the year in Exodus 12:2.

The contextual explanation for Nisan being that Nisan it is the first of months from the beginning of your exodus.

If A Person Is Not Born Again Here, Now – Can They Be ‘Born Again’ In Heaven After Death, Later?

If A Person Is Not Born Again Here, Now – Can They Be ‘Born Again’ In Heaven After Death, Later?

In summary, from Scripture we find that the answer is no, however there is great benefit if a person continues to ‘knock at the door’, believing the gospel and turning to G-d – by doing His commandments, with their repentance and baptism (immursion) in water (ref. Matthew 5:6, Romans 3:28, 3:31).

Romans 7 is also touched upon with Isaiah 28, Ephesians 6:12 – with regards to sin and a spiritual phenomenon referred to as the ‘overwhelming scourge’.

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.

‘…There Are Three That Testify…’ (1 John 5:7-8 Explained)

The purpose of this explanation of Holy Scripture, is to show how both 1 John 5:7 and 5:8 do not speak of the man made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

Rather, verse 7 speaks of heaven and how God, Christ, and God’s Holy Spirit are unified (Christ serves God, the Holy Spirit comes from God – these do God’s will).

And verse 8 speaks of earth and how a successful baptism by believing in Christ is so important, and is thus to be sought after rather than the approval of men.

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

This explanation of Holy Scripture further demonstrates the connection between Christ in the Psalms where it is said that Christ ‘hated wickedness but loved righteousness’ and was therefore then ‘annointed’ as priest in the order of Melchizadek after being raised from the dead ref./par. Psalm 45:7, 110:4);

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:17 ESV

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?
■ Question:
The 3-in-1 ‘trinity’:
The Quran says that there is no such thing as the ‘trinity’ – is this a good thing?
■ Question:
The Quran says ‘that G-d does not have a Son…’ – what does that mean?
■ Question:
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?
■ Topic:
Circumcision, the Quran, and the Bible
■ Topic:
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…’?
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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?
■ Question:
Is it necessary then to even read the Quran?

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Loving Enemies, Discipline, Wrath, and Overcoming.

Exploring how the view of the relatively righteous living on the earth during the times of the Old Testament (Tanakh), was the same as those living in the times of the New Testament (Brit Chadasha) – with regards to blessing enemies, instead of cursing them.

The difference between discipline and wrath is briefly looked at also.

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

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)

or even,

• ‘He is the propitiation for our sins…’ (1 John 2:2 ESV)

– are figurative and (respectfully) poetic in nature.

https://orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

May it be fruitful.

Shalom v’kind regards,

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http://www.FewWhoFindit.com

Acts 15:1 – Circumcision was never abolished.

Sharing the explanation of how Acts 15 does not abolish the commandment of circumcision, but instead how believers are deemed saved before they are circumcised.

Believers are not forced to be circumcised by others, however will naturally seek to be circumcised – as this means they are trying to uphold the Law of Moses with their faith.

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