ANSWERS AND APOLOGETICS and COMMON OBJECTIONS
The Scriptures define "Discernment" in Malachi 3:18 "Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not."
Lev 20:26 (KJV) And ye shall be qodesh/holy/separate unto me: for I the (LORD) YaHVaH am separate, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. "I have separated you from the peoples to be Mine" (HalleluYah Scriptures)
This rebellious tribe of Ephraim deserves the abominations, the curses IF they reject YaHOSHA Messiah and His Law. In the New Testament there are 1,050 commands. But they say, "We only have love self and neighbor."
If we know and keep Father's law of lofe we shall even know more than teachers, Psalm 119:99-100 says
"..I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Thy precepts."
The Scriptural Feasts are a blessing; man's holidays of Halloween, New Year's, Easter.etc. are a curse! JeremiYah 10, Galatians 4 and more. They are forever. Forever means forever.
Those who will reject the invitation(s) to the Feast are like uninvited guests. No one will force their arm and drag them to be, as they object, “That’s under the law, inheriting the curse, keeping Jewish Feasts”. Only that we pursuade them to come to gather in YaHVaH’s appointments for a real convocation.
Genesis 1 gives us the true Sabbath. Hebrews 4 reaffirms "Therefore, there remaineth a REST to the people of YaH." "He specified a certain day...that Seventh Day; He spoke not of another day." Romans 8:7 Those who reject Messiah are not subject to the Law of YaH, neither indeed can be." Psalm 19 all: "The Law of YaH is perfect converting the soul (person)." Psalm 119 "His Commandments Statutes and Judgments."
The term, "Messianic" shows that all those who ARE Messianic believe in Messiah and are being grafted into that Good Olive Tree.
The opponents of the Law and the Feasts first attempt to demonize the true teacher. They call themselves prophets and say, "A prophet can only be corrected by someone who has equal or greater status." Thus they are completely uncorrectable by most believers.
Perhaps they will accuse the true teacher of having a "religious spirit" and "the accuser of the brethren". The religious spirit is generally applied to anyone who attempts to ask questions. "Why is it written in Scriptures and why is it all Old Jewish bondage?"
You become painted as someone who is stuck in the 'old wineskins'. The lack of understanding of Torah and all of Scripture is apparent.
The Sabbath and Feasts are listed over thirty times from Acts to The Revelation. Hebrews 4 is the revealed Word of YaHVaH. It states that "The Seventh Day is that specific Sabbath day of rest". From the opponents of that eternal law of love, there is only silence. If YaH were silent, then it would be justifiable to be silent. YaHVaH has spoken loudly and clearly in the prophets for His Seventh day (Saturday) Sabbath. New teachings that Messiah died on Friday and rose on the First Day, cancelling His law of worship, fail to pass the scriptural test. Messiah died on Aviv 14 and arose Aviv 17, not Friday to Sunday. See Matthew 12:38, 28:1. Aviv 14 is Passover day, where Messiah supped and washed the emissaries’ feet. The daytime He was impaled. At the end of Aviv 17 He arose from the tomb as it “Began to grow dusk toward the First day of the Week”. Mary Magdelon came to the tomb the daytime and “He was not there”.
The false leaders of anti-Torah expect us to check our brains and mind in at the door.
YaHVaH is not the author of confusion in the worship service but of a pure and righteous Spirit. The Spirit is effective in converting heart and mind .
It is truly a matter of taking YaHVaH and His Son’s Word. If we would all hope and trust in the Scriptures as first and last authority we would be rooted, grounded and settled forever in the faith that is true.
Are the Scriptures totally sufficient as they claim? If so, they give us the parameters for the Sabbath invitation to worship.
We believe that Isaiah 8:19-20 is true for all of us today, “To the Law and to the Testimony, if they speak not according to his Word, there is NO light in them”. Further, if they speak only Scholarly research and there is no operation of the Pure Spirit then some do not have “SPIRIT and Truth”.
Scripture Answer to Some False Claims. ALIBI number One:
“IF YOU KEEP ONE LAW, YOU HAVE TO KEEP 'EM ALL! Therefore, the Torah Law is abrogated.”
James 2:10, Romans 11: All the saved are the Chosen Nation; 12:1; Matt 4:4, 23:23. So the answer is we are to live by EVERY WORD, Isaiah 28:10. Don’t Even Try?? We are to strive to become perfect Matt 5:48.
Should we sin that unmerited favor abound? Romans 6:1. False leaders say we ought to break the Sabbath, commit adultery, rob a bank, and get into a good fight, just so that we will not be "under the law"? No, Don’t do that! Strive to be perfect, even as the Father is perfect. Keep His Torah, that is, His Commandments, statutes and judgments in the right spirit, in the heart.
Did Messiah die to nail the Laws to the stake? Then, did He post
all the Laws except for any Laws of praising? Correct? No! He died not to nullify His Commandments. The perfect Lamb died and offered Himself for the sin penalty, the certificate of indebtness that was against us, even the Law of sin and death. The Church has annulled the Ten Commandments and all the law. But YaHVaH says that His Law given to Moshe is eternal. Forever means forever!
Now let us address the next protest.
“THE LAW IS JEWISH!” The entire BOOK is Jewish, the Messiah,
Apostles, even Salvation are Jewish, John 4:22. “Salvation is of the Jews...the true believers shall praise the Father in spirit and in truth.”
New Jerusalem is Jewish. We are influenced by the Romans in the Dark Ages. Are we fairly anti Semitic that we do not wish to praise the
King YaHOSHA in Jewish Paradise? Again in Zechariah 14 will we
go there? We will desire to praise Him at the Feasts.
[While Protestants support state-licensed denominations,
they indirectly support seminaries. There, they may teach the Law
is annulled, and with Higher Criticism attack the authority and
inspiration of the Scriptures.] Reiterating, see Romans 11 in The Word.
Now if the Torah were not Hebrew, would it make it all better?
ARE THERE TWO NEW COVENANTS, ONE FOR THE JEWS, THE OTHER FOR THE GENTILES? No, JeremiYah 31 refers to the one New Covenant. Hebrews 8 & 10 addresses Judah and “Israel, the Northern Kingdom.
If you've been grafted into the good Olive Tree, justified by Faith in the true Messiah, baptized into His Name, confessed Him and repented, and have even
called upon the Name of YaHVaH, you have been saved from spiritual death.
Here is proof: Romans 11 (Grafted In) and 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Creator Most High.
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without YaHOSHA, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without Creator Most High in the world:
Galatians 3:29 And if ye be YaHOSHA's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Colossians. 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of YaHOSHA: Buried with him in baptism..
Then there are some who use Galations 4 the “bondmaid-freewoman” argument. The private interpretation of this passage attempts to show that YaHVaH’s statutes and judgments are not to be obeyed. Sadly, we would have to toss-away the guidelines about immorality along with commands for the Feast times.
So, that is a moot point. The logical extension of this false thinking has brought gross immorality back to the human race. But we are not of that system. Is it not great to be removed from that common mud?
Deut. 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
THEY THINK PRAISING YaHVaH ON HIS COMMANDED SEVENTH DAY IS WRONG. KEEPING THE LAW IS BONDAGE, LEGALISM as their Mantra. When does obedience mean bondage? In every case, sin is bondage. Keeping Sabbath is not sinful bondage. Man changed laws, so that at times, keeping Sabbaths DOES seem like bondage. Losing employment, receiving discrimination from religious leaders, that's bondage! But, should I obey man? No! Custom and tradition is can be vanity. Should I obey YaHVaH? Yes! Now next problem with the Torah:
"WE'RE NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER PARDON." Are Believers above the Law? Romans 8:7 "Because the carnal mind is enmity against YaHVaH, for it is NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW (THE TORAH) OF YAHVAH, neither indeed can be". Are you subject to His Law (of loving and praising)?
“I'M COVERED BY JESUS' RIGHTEOUSNESS, not by works.” We cannot be righteous while deliberately sinning and doing the opposite; that is hypocrisy and pseudo righteousness. The Spirit of YAHVAH keeps us righteous.
We say, "MY HEART IS RIGHT WITH GOD". Allow for self-deception, or worse, a strong delusion. Rom.1:24 2 Thessalonians 2:11 in NT: And for this cause Creator Most High shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Is 66:1-23 and JeremiYaH 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I YaHVaH search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
"YOU ARE A LEGALIST!" That is false judging from outsiders. A legalist is someone who loves YAHVAH more than the accuser. She might also be a person who thinks she is SAVED by keeping the law. The term "legalist" is not anywhere in Scriptures.
The claim is made, “WE HAVE MIRACLES!” Miracles, success, prosperity and larger churches do not authenticate a ministry or belief, nor does your lifestyle. Spiritual gifts do not prove you're saved. They do not disprove The Law.
Take pride only in The Word, the King of Kings. “In vain they DO worship their god.”
.“In vain they DO worship their Creator Most High.” Mark_7:7 “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
I was once like that and YaHVaH delivered me! Maranantha!
As we study The Torah, not that we ask in the faulty practice of higher criticism, “Who, what where when why, who was He speaking to”. This might eliminate all of us as intended recipients. Here are two Scriptural rules: IsaiYah 28 Study ‘Line upon Line’ and Matthew 4:4 “Live by EVERY Word of YaHVaH.. Shalom Brethren! Enjoy the Feasts!
YAHVAH Name, law issues, cheap salvation, Ecumenical conspiracy are all below.
First and Last place of mention:
A word about Interpretation: Where should we begin? Apostle Shaul/Paul first learned the Torah. We cannot interpret the Torah by Shaul’s letters. We ought instead to interpret those Epistles using the knowledge he had. The Hebrew Scriptures or so-called Old Testament is the basis for understanding the rest. Why not start at the beginning, not at the end of the Book? The Torah defines our relationship, our love our behavior with YaHVaH.
A rule of thumb: If an understanding or decision is not based on Torah (to begin with), it probably is not true.
Matthew 4:4 says we are to live by EVERY WORD of YAHVAH.
This relates to culture plus the kingdom life we live for YAHVAH.
Keeping Torah and the Sabbath is not an end in itself but the goal is YAHVAH.
“We love to hang onto our old nature when we do not wish to repent of breaking Torah, the law of love. Do we Love YaHVaH, 1 John 5:2-3?
We do not wish to be like those in Zechariah 7:9-11, they refused to hear the Torah of YAHVAH. The masses love that cheap salvation.
CLAIM: THE SCRIPTURES DO NOT MEAN WHAT THEY SAY? FALSE! Herein are many verses which should convict us, if there still be a question.
If man follows Torah all will be peaceful and balanced government and religion. The liberal ACLU, unions and corrupt politics will be ended. There will be no war, crying, pain or suffering in the New Yerushalayim.
Deuteronomy 17:13 and 18:9>.
ECUMENICAL ONE-WORLD CONGLOMERATE:
"WE HAVE TO ALL BE IN UNITY; Fellowship is the more important than truth." Yes, if you want the one world religious, economic system to be your leader and guide. It's nice to agree on things when we can,
but not at the expense of truth. Thy Word is truth. Messiah said, “Am I your enemy because I tell you the truth?”
There is a movement to build worldwide religion, found in the Book of The Revelation. Everything is all the same, in man-made unity. The machine, the RCC is so big and powerful it will completely control the world by the Deceiver.
Revelation 18:3 “And the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her (RCC) delicacies.” They commit fornication, spiritually.
The merchants of the world are waxing rich by Rome’s holidays. Rome is that City on Seven Hills. Revelation 17:9. Bring on the music and light show. Knell before the idol once a year, JeremiYah 10:4.
Is this a good thing? Many RCC leaders and people seem nice. They teach at high schools and universities with a passion often with only an allowance but no salary. This is to the shame of most secular and "Christian" educators who may earn a substantially higher salary.
But what does the Word say?
YAHVAH hates mixture of truth and error. IsaiYah 1:22.Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water.
History: Why doesn't man learn from his-story? But we turn right around and experiment with communism or other "ism". Okay! We know this is haSatan's kingdom and YAHVAH’s enemies are just carrying out orders.
The end does not justify the means. For example, it is not okay to disobey the Torah in Deuteronomy 22 and 24 and divorce and remarriage. It is not UNsinful to murder 10 people so that 20 people can live. I can only think of Romans 6:1 "Shall we sin that unmerited favor may abound? YAHVAH forbid!" There is another verse about this and I will keep thinking about it until I find it. "Let us do evil that good may come out of it."
Now 2 Peter 2 is against some worldly madness; especially last part.
We see and hear the clamor and intensity of even classical music trying to do a stress-out on humans.
Famous religious men and women, leaders who began churches but who stopped short of totally teaching pure doctrine do not make it, they failed to erradicate false teaching. Whatever their reason or compromise is not important. They were only human. They had many teachings but did not promote the whole truth. In fact, no one seems to have it all. So why even try, right? Emphatically WRONG! Let us strive to be PERFECT as YAHVAH is perfect. Matt 5:48; Luke 6:40; Deb/Deuteronomy 18:13; Rev 3:2.
We all need to examine ourselves, whether or not we are in the faith. 2 Cor. 13:5. We must compare our motives and action to the Torah of YaHVaH. Do not give up. YaHVaH Mighty One exists and is provable through creation.
Those who accuse us of being legalists ought also to accuse Paul of the same. Did Paul try to dupe Jewish believers by keeping Feasts of YAHVAH? In other words, did he sin that he could save some? Being a Jew and following Scripture is great! False teachers who say "Do not judge; do not express concern about doctrines" have no ground to accuse those in ministries of discernment (preaching against sin).
There is no Gentile Covenant or denomination that YaHVaH has established.
We must be "grafted in" to the great Olive Tree which is a Hebraic tree,
Romans 11. The Gentiles must be grafted into, if you will, the Jewish Olive tree. It is not that Jews must be grafted into the “Gentile” non-existent tree.
YaHVaH is the Tree of Life.
Then some say "Well there IS no Covenant right now". You might read EzekiYah 44:5 about rebellious Gentiles. Satan does not want us to know & have YaHVaH's New Covenant.
Matthew 4:4 we must live by EVERY Word in Scripture!
We are enabled to keep the Torah by the Spirit of YAHVAH.
As YaHVaH writes His Name in our heart, we begin to keep Torah with the Feasts and New Moons. Be filled with the Spirit. These Sabbaths are part of the moral law EzekiYah 20!
ANTI-PNOMIANISM OR ANTI- TORAH
The purpose of speaking against the Torah: ha Satan hates the orderly Kingdom of YAHVAH. Sometimes it is laziness. We just do not want to spend a lot of time truly studying the Word.
Man doesn't want to be tied down to any commitment of time.
The Sabbath, and lesser extent, The Feasts, are pivotal point of the conflict: keep the Shabbat and you HAVE to give YAHVAH your time, and possessions.
It all pertains to our heart attitude, the love we have which produces fruit.
How can man exist in such a Babylonian based culture? In America, there are even laws which help. U.S. Federal statute regarding beards and the Sabbath can be found at https://biblesabbath.org/free-resources/
Look for Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII as amended (Section 701(j), sections 703 and 717); Part XII of EEO guidelines. See scheduling and practices including beards. The burden of proof is on the employer concerning "undue hardship. It means he has to hire a replacement person to fill in for you this is what is known as "reasonable accommodation". He must choose "what least disadvantages you" including the extra costs. ------
Absurd statements “My God is bigger than the Bible”. "All we need is 'Just Jesus' (Not His real teachings, His Word, nor His gifts of the Scriptural Feasts.)
“LIVING BY ONLY THE SPIRIT” NOT THE WORD, OR LETTER IS:
Moral Relativism: It's too easy to say what is right or wrong, with no absolute standards.
Love is undefined or as that feeling one has for his god, subject to fickle emotions.
OH! FOR A CLEAR, DEFINED RELATIONSHIP WITH YAHVAH! Let Him specify our behavior.
But, many insist on living by every Word of Scripture, and by YAHVAH’s Covenant. Matthew 4:4.
If only dancing, drinking, cussing and smoking are wrong, then anything goes.
With no Torah, the Word , the standard, then seeing your unlawful spouse unclothed, would be fine.
But as for me and my house, we will serve YaHVaH and His Messiah YaHOSHA. Psalm 101:2.
Think on the Word. The Messiah IS the Word. He wrote it, John chapter one.
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By the way, why would a Protestant minister create deception like dumping Mood Creations in the church air conditioning system to make you feel like you are saved? This has been done since the 1970’s. How clever!
AGE OF SERVICE to YaHVaH journey or military:
Age 20 seen in Numbers 1:45, 8:24 and14:29 is Age 25.
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The Savior said in Matthew 5, “Whosoever shall break one of these least commandments…but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Some will say “That is Old Testament”. For me and my house, “We will obey YaHVaH”. Thank Him!
May He bless you!
Hebraic words: Some are starting to use them. Why not you? Mainly, I use Hebrew to replace an obvious pagan term and cannot find a replacement.
If I use Hebrew just for the sake of change, someone may get the erroneous idea that I am “trying “to be an intellectual.
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