The Old Testament spoke of newness which could be had by believing the New – by believing in Messiah (Christ) who was given for the New covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 2 Corinthians 5:17).
Here the newness and what it consists of will be explained…
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 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.
‘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.
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 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.
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.
Hebrews 10:5 references Psalm 40:6 – however, instead of saying ‘ear’ as the Psalm does, Hebrews says ‘body’.
Here the two verses are reconciled and explained in context;
This simple explanation of Holy Scripture, aims to show how the apostle Paul baptized new believers in water, just as faithful Peter did – and that there are no istructions to not baptize new believers post the resurrection of Christ (Messiah).
Hebrews 8:13 Explained: ‘…a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.’
The following explanation is intended to share how Hebrews 8:13 in no way says that a believer no longer observes the law of Moses – but rather in context, we will see that it instead speaks of something else – and that a believer observes the Law of Moses (Torah) with this faith.
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 inturn shared, and we will see this in a moment;
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 forbid human sacrifice (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:20 etc.).
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’.
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 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.
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.
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 other foreign languages.
About the term Orthodox ‘Messianic Judaism’ (Christianity in context) and the matter of the Law of Moses (Torah); are we under, or do we uphold, and what is the difference?
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
The purpose of this explanation is to show that people of all different cultures/nations believe the Gospel. They inturn will also observe the Law of Moses also.
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?
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.
Question: ‘If the Old Testament is written in Hebrew, why is the New Testament written in Greek and not Hebrew?’
Hebrew scribes (such as the apostle Paul) whom had to communicate the good news of everlasting life by believing in Messiah (Christ) not only to to Israel, but to the world outside of Israel.
Another two fantastic verses which show us that the servant whom G-d sent is one man (Messiah/Christ), who was given as a covenant for the nation (many people) – are Isaiah 42:6, 49:8).
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.
May it be fruitful.
Shalom v’kind regards,
Showing how the apostle Paul preached the Gospel to the Gentiles, and that this involved observance of the Law of Moses (Torah). The account of Paul encouraging men to observe a statute from the Law is sighted, and the men are confirmed to be believing Gentiles.
Key verses include Acts 21:24, 21:28, 26:19-21.
Matthew 5:17-18 Explained; ‘…not to abolish but to fulfill…’ and ‘…not a dot will pass from the Law until all is accomplished…’
Matthew 5:17-18 Explained; …not to abolish but to fulfill… and …not a dot will pass until all is accomplished…
Revelation 20:12-13 – Translated and Briefly Explained; ‘Unbelievers Are Judged By The Law Of Moses.’
Sharing the explanation of Galatians 5:15 and how it does not abolish the commandment of circumcision, though is emphasising the importance of a ‘new creation’.
Sharing the explanation of Galatians 4:9-11 and how in context the verse does not abolish the Sabbath, Feasts, or Torah Law in any place.
Sharing the explanation of how 1 Corinthians 7:1 actually speaks of the instruction to ‘not touch the opposite gender, except for your spouse, or certain close relatives…’ (Negiah).
Sharing the explanation of how the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 7 deals with relationships and the like, and in no way abolishes the commandment of circumcision.
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.
Sharing the explanation of how Acts 16:1-3 in no place abolishes circumcision, and in no way says that the disciple Timothy was circumcised against his will, or to please others.
Sharing the explanation of Galatians 5:11; how the apostle Paul preaches circumcision.
Sharing the explanation of Galatians 5:2; how the commandment of circumcision was never abolished.
Sharing the brief explanation of Galatians 3:23.
Sharing the brief explanation of Galatians 3:24.
Explaining Romans 10:4; ‘…Christ is the end of the law for…’, and what it means.
Sharing how the Letter to the Gentiles features four things for new believers to begin with and abstain from. The items are explained in a little more detail along the way.
A brief summary showing some of the blessings of the New Covenant, what it is, and how believing in Christ (Messiah) is the only possible way to receive such.
Reviewing Scripture, showing how Christ (Messiah) has always been sinless, and the reason why he was baptised in water.
Reviewing the instruction found in Matthew 28:8-12 from the King Messiah (Christ) – for all believers, in that they are not to be called a ‘rabbi’ etc.
Here the clearer interpretation of Colossians 2:14 is explained, showing that the Law was of Moses was never abolished or ‘nailed to the cross’.
Two verses which demonstrate the approach a believer takes, with their repentance when hearing the gospel (good news) are Romans 3:28 and 3:31
When speaking on the Law of Moses (Torah), Matthew 22:40 can be hard to understand. What a person needs to keep in mind when reading it is the word ‘depend’ (ESV) and/or ‘hangs’ (KJV).
‘…this well known phrase is actually the lead-up to the core context of the verse which is located toward the end of it – when it says; ‘…justified by faith.’