Abraham married his sister??? NOT SO FAST!! Speaking of his wife Sarai, Abraham says, "Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father though not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife." -Genesis 20:12 From … Continue reading Marry Your Sister Abraham?
Does the bible say that we shouldn't judge others for NOT keeping the feasts or does it say we shouldn't let others judge US for keeping them? Colossians 2:16 Commonly used translation: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, … Continue reading Let No One Judge You For Keeping The Feasts
We are saved by grace through fidelity/faithfulness. Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because "the righteous will live by faithfulness." Galatians 3:11 What was Paul quoting? "See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright-- but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness --Habakkuk 2:4 For in … Continue reading Saved By Grace Through Fidelity
Torah Before Torah Have you ever wondered when God’s laws were established? Many teach that the law was created at Mt. Sinai under Moses’s leadership, however, a quick study will demonstrate that God’s law existed even before the foundation of the earth! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and … Continue reading When Was The Law Created?
The following note is inspired by a discussion with a Christian who represents the common view found in the Church with respect to Paul’s writings and our relationship to the Torah. Italicized quotes are his statements. “Paul was horrified that the Galatians were considering returning to the law and getting circumcised, thinking they could be … Continue reading Foolish Galatians
Did Paul teach that there is now no official Sabbath day or that there are now no appointed holidays? Many use Romans 14 as a proof text to say that we should not judge others for not keeping the Sabbath or Yahweh’s appointed holy days. They also use it to say that there are now … Continue reading Esteems All Days Alike
Under the Law, Outside the Law, Within the Law…where are we?! The Apostle Paul makes an interesting statement in his letter to the Corinthians in regard to his relationship to the law. Most translations blatantly translate this passage inconsistently. Let’s take a close look so that we can truly understand OUR relationship to the law. … Continue reading Under The Law