Gospel And The Torah

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. ****

Acts 1:18: The Suicide Of Judas And The Sale Of His Field (Translated Correctly And Explained Chronologically)

This explanation of Holy Scripture shares how the suicide of Judas was a real account, however instead of his intestines gushing out – the correct translation is more along the lines of ‘…his emotions poured out.’

We will also see that Judas actually owned the field in which he hung himself before he took the famous thirty pieces of silver – as he purchased it with monies stolen from the money bag that accompanied the King Messiah (Christ), and his disciples.

After the death of Judas, the chief priests and elders then purchased the field.

The god Word (wisdom), Messiah (Christ), Creation, Idolatry – (Hebrews 1:5-13 And Psalms 102:25-27 Explained) – There Is No Trinity.

Table Of Contents
■ Introduction, Hebrews, Psalms, And The Word (wisdom) In Proverbs 8, John 1
■ The Word (wisdom) Confirmed As The Created god That Became Christ (Messiah)
■ The Created god The Word (wisdom) Had To Gain The Status Of A ‘Man’ To Become High Priest In The Order Of Melchizedek
■ Hebrews 1:5-13 Can Be Read Here
■ Psalm 102:25-27 Can Be Read Here

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.

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

Why The Devil Is ‘Unresponsive’ And ‘Immobilised’ Forever, How There Are No More Outward Miracles Here For Believers, And More…

Showing how the devil (satan/luci ref.Isaiah 14:12 KJV) and all his angels are no longer responsive, but are instead unresponsive and immobilised forevermore, as they have been judged.

This will also be confirmed as true by explaining these other valuable and important topics which essentially all serve as proofs to each other;

■ The Devil And His Angels Used To Be Reachable And Responsive On Earth
■ The Devil And His Angels Where Judged, And Are Now Nolonger Responsive, As They Are ‘Locked In’, Immobilised Forever.
■ The Dead Cannot Be Comminicated With Any More, Sinful Practices Such As Mediums And Necromancers Are Extinct
■ People Go Up, And Then Come Back Down. Believers In Christ Live Above Forever Though.
■ The Mark Of The Beast In Isaiah 14:17
■ G-d Nolonger Allows Outward Miracles Or Signs By His Holy Spirit, But Does Allow Believers To Become Born Again Here.
■ What Miracles And Spiritual Things Exist Today?
■ How Can You Be So Sure The End Has Been, And Christ (Messiah) Returned (Spiritually)?

The end result of this explanation is that we will find that we are currently in a very spiritually dry earth here, where sin is rampant.

The devil, his angels and every biblically unclean spirit are all unresponsive and immobilised – and there are only a few vital spiritual inward miracles pertaining to believers being born again by believing in Christ (Messiah) existing (Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17, John 3:3).

There is also the spiritual phenomenon known as the ‘overwhelming scourge’, which serves as a wicked force to believers and results in trials here (Isaiah 28:18 ESV, Romans 7:19‭-‬21, Ephesians 6:12).

Exodus 21:7-11: How To View And Explain The Statute For A Slave Wife.

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.

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.

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.

Hebrews 5:9: Christ Was ‘Made Perfect’ – (More Clearly Translated And Explained).

The aim of this explanation is to more clearly translate Hebrews 5:9 in order to demonstrate that Christ has always been sinless, and thus did not need to be made ‘perfect’.

To some the more popular translations may be communicating contrary to this.

This will also assist in better understanding the next verse, as it is chronological and in agreement with Isaiah 42:6, and 49:8 – in that after Christ finished here (died, and was raised from the dead = ‘given’), he became high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4), for the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31).

Galatians 3:19: The Law – ‘…It was added because of transgressions until…’ (Explained)

The purpose of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to show how Galatians 3:19 in no place abolishes the law of Moses (Torah), rather, it speaks of how it was put in place so mankind can know right from wrong, until the Messiah (Christ) arrived and everlasting life (the ‘promise’) would be made available to all who believe – by way of the new covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, Jeremiah 31:31)

With this faith, a believer is instructed to learn and inturn observe the Law of Moses (ref. Romans 3:31 ESV).

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 Do You Know Food Is Kosher To Eat?

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.

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.

The First Of The Famous Ten Commandments Explained – (Monotheism And It’s Importance)

Explaining the first of the famous Ten Commandments to show that no matter how you translate it – it is forbidden to engage in the worship or association of any god/spirit.

Some other matters touched upon as a derivative are listed in the table of contents;

Table Of Contents
■ Introduction And Explanation

■ Angels and Men Referred To As ‘gods’

■ Breaking The Commandment Is Forbidden And May Lead To Disqualification (Eventual Death, Perishing)

■ Encouragement And Exhortation To Those Who Are Currently Occult Idolaters (e.g. Beast/Devil Worship).

■ We Have One High Priest And Mediator

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…’;

by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
Ephesians 2:15 ESV

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 united as one, and thus they are no longer forbidden to assosiate with each other, but allowed.

According to Holy Scripture, association (e.g. living/dining) between a Jew and an unbelieving Gentile is strictly forbidden, in a peaceful and polite way (Acts 10:28, 11:2-4, Proverbs 27:17).

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.

Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life. – (Updated)

Brief Summary
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).

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 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).

Hebrews 8:13 Explained: ‘…a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.’

Brief Summary
The following explanation is intended to share how Hebrews 8:13 in no way says that a believer in Christ (Messiah) no longer observes the law of Moses.

Rather, in context we will see that it speaks of something else.

The word ‘covenant’ here refers to the way a person is to be found righteous.

A believer under the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Isaiah 42:6, 49:8) is justified and ultimately saved by grace (Isaiah 53:11-12, Ephesians 2:8-9).

This grace means everlasting life without end, at ressurection (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, 53:11-12).

A person is thus no longer destined for judgement under the old covenant and liable to eventually perish (Isaiah 28:22).

With this faith, a believer observes the Law of Moses (Torah);

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:31 ESV

In summary we will see that for a believer, the old covenant of righteousness by deeds is exchanged for the new covenant of complete righteousness by grace through faith (Philippians 3:9, Ephesians 2:8-9) which ultimately leads to everlasting life without end at resurrection.

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).

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.

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).

People Of Different Cultures Believed And Observed Torah Law

The purpose of this explanation is to show that people of all different cultures/nations believe the Gospel, and that they also are instructed to observe the Law of Moses with their faith (Romans 3:31 ESV).

This article is primarily written for those who may currently be of the Muslim faith, as it demonstrates how a verse (sura) from the Quran is not in agreement with Holy Scripture.

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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‘Why Is The New Testament Written In Greek And Not Hebrew?’

The purpose of this explanation, is to show how the New Testament (Brit Chadasha) was written in languages native to ancient Israel, and also Greek.

We know this as the annointed holy Jews who penned the New Testament, such as the apostle Paul, were multi-lingual and had to communicate with people of different languages – both verbally (Acts 17:22) and also with written letters and manuscripts (Galatians 6:11), outside of Israel.

The ‘suffering servant’ is a Man, Given As A Covenant For The Nation (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8)

This explanation aims to share Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, two fantastic verses which show us that the servant whom G-d sent is one man (Messiah/Christ) and therefore not a nation (many people).

These verses both state Messiah was ‘given’ as/for a [new] ‘covenant’ (ref. Jeremiah 31:31) for the many – in the sense that he is the High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7) for the new covenant.

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.

‘Unbelievers Judged By The Law Of Moses.’ And What Happens After Death? – (Revelation 20:12-13, Romans 2:12-13)

The purpose of this explanation is to show that G-d judges all people, even non-believers, by what He has stated is good and bad in His Law, the Law of Moses (Torah).

Revelation 20:12-13 will be explained and lightly re-translated legally later for support, to show that this is the case.

A brief explanation of what believers and unbelievers can expect after death (judgement, a potential long life above, ‘reincarnation’ back to this old earth) – is also given, with references.

Galatians 4:9-11 – You Observe Days, Months, Seasons And Years! (The Law Was Never Abolished)

Sharing how Galatians 4:9-11 is communicating that a believer is instructed to observe the Sabbath and the Biblical Feast days etc..

The passage is therefore not communicating that believers should abolish the observance of these commandments and statutes, but they should instead approach them correctly;

A believer is justified (saved) by believing in G-d and Christ (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1, Isaiah 28:16, 28:18), and with this faith they observe these days, months, seasons, and years – believing for saving grace the whole time (Acts 15:11, Isaiah 53:11-12), and not neglecting the need for such grace.

With this correct mind set, a believer is thus not relying on their deeds, whilst neglecting their faith for salvation; they are therefore not seeking to be ‘under the law’.

Being ‘under the law’ means a person is neglecting their believing in Christ for saving grace at resurrection (Acts 15:11, Isaiah 53:11-12), and thus they instead are sadly deemed to be seeking to become ‘slaves’ of men who rule the masses here in fallen religion (Gal 4:9, 4:21) – men who do not recognise the vital importance of believing in Christ for everlasting life as Holy Scripture instructs (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Ephesians 2:20).

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.

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Acts 16:1-3; ‘Timothy’s circumcision’ – explained.

Showing how Timothy the faithful disciple originally lived with his mother who was a Jew and a believer, and with his father who was a Greek though not a believer at the time.

Because Timothy’s dad was both a Greek and a non-believing person at the time; Timothy was not yet circumcised, however, such is highly uncommon practice for grown children in Judaic – let alone believing families.

When presented with the opportunity, Timothy got circumcised and inturn practiced what he preached, even while assisting the apostle Paul share the gospel.

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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).

Galatians 5:2 – Circumcision Was Never Abolished.

Showing how in no place does Galatians 5:2 say that the commandment of circumcision has been abolished.

Rather, in verse 4 context is given and when read together, the passage is speaking to a group of people who were perhaps incorrectly thinking they would be saved once and only after they got their circumcision (‘under the law’).

This is what it means in Galatians 5:2 by ‘…if you accept circumcision…’ (ESV).

A believer however understands that they are saved upon believing in G-d and I Christ (Messiah) (Romans 3:28, John 14:1, Isaiah 50:10), and that with this faith they observe the Law of Moses (Rom 3:31 ESV) – they get circumcised on this belief.

Galatians 3:24 – ‘…the Law… our tutor to lead us to Christ…’, Explained.

Showing how Galatians 3:24 is speaking of how the Law of Moses schooled mankind as to what right and wrong is, and led up to Christ (Messiah), where one can be justified and accounted completely righteous by faith (Isaiah 53:11 ‘my righteous servant will justify many…’ (NIV)), and also be blessed with everlasting life (Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16), instead of perishing (Isaiah 28:22).

Romans 10:4 – ‘…Christ is the end of the Law…’, Explained.

Showing how Romans 10:4 is communicating that superior righteousness from G-d is received by believing in Christ (Messiah), and that this ultimately means everlasting life without end.

A believer upholds/observes the law of Moses with this faith which allows for said righteousness that is accounted to them from above.

Previously, men would typically rely on their own hand and deeds to be accounted [relatively] righteous e.g. from the time of receiving the Torah from Moses onward – however, this was procedural, deeds based righteousness – not righteousness received by faith.

Further, after Moses, Isaiah prophesied and penned the statute which means everlasting life (Isaiah 28:16).

It is in the New Covenant that a believer will be accounted completely righteous by believing in Messiah (Christ);

‘…whoever believes…
I will make… righteousness the plumb line…’
(Isaiah 28:16-17 NIV)

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.

And,

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.

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