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
Royal Priesthood and Holy Nation "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." -1 Peter 2:9 The royal priesthood and holy nation can be identified by the scripture … Continue reading Why Are We A Royal Priesthood?
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?
He Scorned the Shame The purpose of this article is to briefly introduce two major biblical concepts: 1: The Mystery of the Gospel: A Marriage Covenant Restored 2: Vinegar on the Cross: Removing the Curse and Scorning the Shame -note: some words are bolded for emphasis and serve as a common link between ideas presented … Continue reading He Scorned The Shame
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
What is a Hebrew? The word “Hebrew” means “one who has crossed over”. This word is: עברי and is pronounced “eevriy”. The root of this word is עבר which is pronounced “ever” and means “to cross over.” A Hebrew is one who has crossed over from a life without God to a life with God … Continue reading What is a Hebrew?