Well, this is sad. Here’s a woman who used to be a Christian, who obviously didn’t like rules and regulations, and discovered a way to negate God. She wrote on her blog:
"This changed one day during
a conversation with my friend Alex. I had a habit of bouncing theological
questions off him, and one particular day, I asked him this: If God was
absolutely moral, because morality was absolute, and if the nature of “right”
and “wrong” surpassed space, time, and existence, and if it was as much a
fundamental property of reality as math, then why were some things a sin in the
Old Testament but not a sin in the New Testament?" - Rachael Slick
My challenge to her (and I’m
still waiting for an answer) was: “Where, in the NT do you see anything that
says some sins mentioned in the OT aren't considered sins in the NT?” Since her
friends couldn’t answer her question, then they – like her – never actually
read nor understood the Bible! They don’t understand “what changed” after
Y’shua died – and it certainly wasn’t the definition of sin.
Folks, I implore you to
please read the rest of this article because if there is someone “out there”
who doesn’t understand what Torah is, this could change your life….
You see, the kind of beliefs
Rachael held while she was a Christian (who cling more to the misunderstood
writings of Paul than to the commands of YHWH or the things that Y’shua
taught!), is proof of the dangers of NOT being familiar with Torah. If one
doesn’t know Torah, one cannot know YHWH or His Divine Messiah…and one CANNOT
fully understand His Divine Instructions in Righteousness, without which we
would have NO blueprint for moral, holy living!
"Torah" is not just
the idea of, “Well, yeah, I’ve READ the Old Testament,” or "Aw shucks,
that ol’ stuff was just for the Jews and it doesn't pertain to me." Hardly
anyone stops to remember that neither Adam nor Eve were Jews - yet they obeyed
ADONAI's Torah (Divine Instructions) ... until the day they broke the rules and
ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – which is THE reason
mankind has been going astray ever since, and THE reason the world is in
shambles right now! Cain and Abel weren't Jews, either. And neither were Noah
or Lot, or our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac or Jacob! Yet they ALL obeyed
There were no
"Jews" until the third Patriarch, Ya'akov (Jacob) had a son named
Yehudah (Judah) whose offspring became ONE of the 12 Tribes of Israel....YHWH
gave His Rules NOT JUST TO THE JEWS, but to ALL the tribes AND the foreigners
who had come out of Egypt with Moshe and accepted Him as their God! (Exodus
And then He constantly
mentioned that ALL who accepted Him as God were to do exactly as “His people”
did. In Numbers 15:13-16 He said it FOUR TIMES in a row!
Numbers 15: 13 "'Every
citizen is to do these things in this way when presenting an offering made by
fire as a fragrant aroma for ADONAI. 14 If a foreigner stays with you - or
whoever may be with you, through all your generations - and he wants to bring
an offering made by fire as a fragrant aroma for ADONAI, he is to do the same
as you. 15 For this community there will be the same law for you as for the
foreigner living with you; this is a permanent regulation through all your
generations; the foreigner is to be treated the same way before ADONAI as
yourselves. 16 The same Torah and standard of judgment will apply to both you
and the foreigner living with you.'"
Please re-read the above in
case you missed it: Any Torah-less non-Jew/Hebrew/Israelite who does not yet
believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is an
"alien"/foreigner. However, if they do wish to accept Him, then they
are to do exactly as those who are already belong to Him! This means Torah stands
forever for ALL who accept YHWH as their ELOHIM, and they are expected to do
their best to NOT commit anything HE considers “sin.”
Romans 10: 12. And in this,
it discriminates neither Jews nor Gentiles. For there is one, Master YHWH, over
them all, who is abundantly generous towards every one that calls on him. 13.
For everyone that will call on the name of Master YHWH, will have life.
YES, it was because of
"the Jews" that knowledge of YHWH came into the world - because the
Tribe of Judah was charged with safeguarding the written Torah (Genesis 49:10,
Micah 4:2) when YHWH’s people were scattered into the nations. (Also remember
that YHWH caused Yeshua to be born into the Tribe of Yehudah/Judah!) But He
never gave Torah “only to the Jews.” Torah is and was always meant for ALL who
accept Him as their God!
So, for someone like this
Rachael person to come up with one “bright idea” that she believes “set her
free” to do as she pleases without incurring any guilt, is extremely
self-centered and arrogant. People who love YHWH/Y’shua don’t sit around trying
to figure out ways to disprove Him or His Torah! Rachael clearly didn’t know
the WHOLE of Scripture, and now she has doomed herself forever because of her
desire to SIN without supposed repercussions.
I pray she wakes up from her self-imposed stupor and decides to re-read
Scripture from Genesis to Revelation in sequence and in CONTEXT.