Sunday, July 3, 2016

Does the NT fit with the OT

Michelle,  I am taking your questions and giving some short answers.  Your first one concerned the New Testament and how it fits in with the Old.

Your teachings tell of the Christian's responsibility to adhere to the original Torah, the commandments given to God's people. Right? As is stated in 2 Timothy 3:16 - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" Where does the New Testament fall in the Torah Believer's understanding ? Is it considered scripture at all?
This is put together very well with this video
So, How does the New or renewed covenant fit in with the old.  (my question mark doesn't seem to work).  The book of Deuteronomy specifically says we are not to add to or take away from the instructions of the Father.  Deu 4:2  “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it1, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you. Footnote: 1See also 12:32, Prov. 30:6, Rev. 22:18-19.
  Todays church has taken away from the Word of Elohim concerning the day of worship and the days that are set aside for special days.  The church tells people "Paul said the law is done away with".  According to Deuteronomy we know Paul would be considered a false prophet or teacher if he actually was saying this.  The same with the Messiah.  If Messiah was teaching this he would be in sin thus not sinless.  So, today in churchianity's pulpits we have false teachers or wolves in sheep's clothing teaching we do not have to be obedient to the instructions of the Father.  Why.  Again, according to Deut. 13 it is a test from the Father to see just how much we really love Him.  If we truly love Him we will continue in His instructions and not be led astray by the false teachers or wolves.

1Jn 5:1  Everyone who believes that יהושע is the Messiah has been born of Elohim, and everyone who loves the One bringing forth also loves the one having been born of Him.
1Jn 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of Elohim, when we love Elohim and guard His commands.
1Jn 5:3  For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard His commands,1 and His commands are not heavy, Footnote: 1See 5:2, 2 John v. 6, John 14:15.

Deu 13:1  “When there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he shall give you a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2  and the sign or the wonder shall come true, of which he has spoken to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other mighty ones – which you have not known – and serve them,’
Deu 13:3  do not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for יהוה your Elohim is trying you to know whether you love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.

So, Yes, I do believe the NT is scripture, but not in the way modern churchianity teaches it.  You cannot start in the middle of a book or series of books and expect to understand it.  You must start at the beginning and make sure everything that follows lines up with the teachings of the first 5 books.  If you have a proper understanding of Paul you will see that he kept the law and that he also did not teach or say the law was done away with.  The same with the Messiah.  Matt. 5:
Peter in II Pet. 3 tells us to be very careful in interpreting Paul when he talks about the law and lawlessness as he is deep and hard to understand.  All the teachings in the New Testament line up with the teachings and instructions in the Old.  Where they do not seem to, you need to reexamine your understanding.  I hope this helps.  Above all things, don't take my word for it, search out His truth.  Because He is true to His Word and His Word is truth.

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