We Stand For Torah Today
We get many good comments and some opposition here about our stand on Torah (and, come to think of it, our stand on Yeshua as well).
There are three ways to view Torah:
1. Torah is past and over.
2. Torah is valid for the Jews only.
3. Torah is valid for all mankind today and always.
We stand on number three (3) "Torah is valid for all mankind today and always," because we believe there is no other biblical way to view it, for these reasons.
1. To accept number one (1) would mean that God changes His ways, which is impossible, for He said, "I am YHVH, I change not," Malachi 3:6, and "I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one small letter or one punctuation mark will in any way be removed from the Torah," Matthew 5:18.
2. To accept number two (2) would mean God has a double standard, which cannot be since it is written, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear Elohim, and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of mankind, for Elohim will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil." Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, and "The soul who acts presumptuously, whether he is born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches YHVH, and that soul shall be cut off from among his people, " Numbers 15:30.
That leaves us with number three (3). The usual opposition to number three comes from misunderstanding both the nature of Torah and the principles behind it. The key to understanding the truth is this:
1. Establish first that God does not change.
2. If you believe that Yeshua is God in the flesh (which we do) then you must accept that His own "hand" invented Torah and He cannot conflict with Himself. If He is the same "yesterday, today and forever" then His thoughts are the same at all times.
3. Establish that the foundation for the New Covenant is the former (Old) Covenants. Not visa versa. If Moses is the house, and Yeshua is the builder, why would Yeshua tear down His own house(Hebrews 3:2-4)?
4. None of God's covenants can conflict or contradict, so the only thing that is truth is that understanding which allows for unity between them, without removing any of them.
5. God blessed Israel with His truth, and as a just and loving God He wants all people to have what He gave Israel. That is why God commanded Israel to be a witness of His commandments to the nations (Isaiah 43:9,10)?
If you are "Torah-challenged" as we like to say in a bit of jest, this should be enough for you to chew on for a while.
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