Saturday, December 17, 2016

“Torah terrorists” turn people off

READER QUESTIONS/COMMENTS:
 
Hello Netzari  Brethren,     I have a Torah Observant believer contacting me by email. He only uses the Hebrew names for God, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit, and uses other Hebrew words for other subject matters, and other names of Hebrew or Greek names. He claims Jesus's name is pagan and Yahweh does not hear anymore, mainly in the Hebrew language.  His native language is English like mine. It is confusion to hear with the English or  Hebrew.

Did not God changed one language to many languages. He believes he is saved, and everyone else is lost. I am not Jewish or Torah Observant. I do not celebrate Christmas or Easter. I can fellowship with Messanic Brethren or even work with them in reaching the lost. I can attend Sabbath meetings or attend other meetings with other Christianity groups.

The Torah Observant Brethren or Hebrew Roots are so puffed up, and lack Charity. It appears the Torah Observant believer that I know is so obsess with his new revelation that he ends up, getting his last words, and then cutting us off because we do not believe or obey like he does? I called on Jesus name many years ago. Why are Netzari, Torah Observant into speaking ancient Hebrew  language relative to the names of God.  And he trying to convert Christians to being Torah Observant indoctrinations, and so on.

The Torah Observant believer I know no longer reaches out to the lost souls, not even the Jewish lost souls that do not believe in Yeshua, Yahweh's Son. If a believer in Christ is born again of God, believing results within time, in obeying God anyway. I have told him Christ and Messiah  are spelled different, spoken different. Different names, still are the same. God has no problem, but people do. Not everyone is a real Christian, maybe the majority people claiming to be so call christian or catholic  are just in name only. Why try to blanket all Christians as pagan, and so on?

OUR RESPONSE:
 
Thank you for your email! Your Torah observant friend – like so many others who find their way to Torah, has become a “Torah terrorist” wherein he views himself as an expert just because he discovered there is more to God and the Bible than just the New Testament, and He is now able to toss around a few Hebrew words. From what you wrote, it seems he is not only arrogant, but wallowing around in some blatantly FASLE teachings, Please send him these links: Is the name “Jesus” pagan? and A word about Torah terrorists.

As for God not hearing in any other language besides Hebrew, simply ask your friend why He insists on putting YHWH into a box. Ask your friend how – since YHWH only “hears Hebrew” – how can the rest of the world possibly find their way to Him? With that reasoning, God cannot understand the cries of people in China, Africa, North and South America, Germany, or anywhere else; and He consequently has no choice but to ignore them.

Ask your friend if that’s really the case, then why did YHWH bother allowing Adam and Eve to live and procreate so they could continue to build the human race? Same with Noah! And why did YHWH allow His people to be spread all over the world/into the nations where they were to “guard and preserve His Torah” (Genesis 49:10, Micah 4:2)? If He had wanted only Hebrew speaking people to be His, then He would have kept His people in tiny, little Israel! And WHY did He send His Son – who died willingly so that ANYONE from ANYWHERE, who desired to belong to Him, could easily be accepted into the Kingdom (John 3:16)?

Micah 4: 2 Many Gentiles will go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of ADONAI, to the house of the God of Ya'akov! He will teach us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim. (CJB)

Does anyone with two brain cells to rub together truly believe that the Gentiles mentioned in Micah 4, above, only spoke Hebrew? Didn't Paul go into the Roman Empire to teach people in their own language (Acts 21:36-38)?

You pretty much summed it up with this statement: “The Torah Observant Brethren or Hebrew Roots are so puffed up, and lack Charity. It appears the Torah Observant believer that I know is so obsess with his new revelation that he ends up, getting his last words, and then cutting us off because we do not believe or obey like he does?”

I cannot tell you how many people my husband and I have met over the last 20 years who have – because of people like your friend - either returned to Christianity or left God and the Bible altogether; or they began to follow traditional Judaism which rejects Messiah Yeshua. Ironically, those same people then became rabidly vicious about their "new beliefs" such as the followers of the Jewish “counter-missionaries” who harass and harangue anyone who adheres to the WHOLE Bible…

Most – if not all – of us were “saved in the Name of Jesus.” When we called out to “Jesus” you can rest assured that Yeshua knew to whom you were referring! No one can take that away from us (Acts 4:12)! Scripture tells us if someone doesn’t want to hear our word, we should “shake the dust from our sandals” (Matthew 10:13-15); not stand around to argue with, or berate them. Just let them go and move on to someone who does want to hear YHWH’s Truth.

Your friend IS correct about using the “true Names.” YHWH is the Name that was given to Moses and Yeshua IS His Son’s name.  Once we know that, it would behoove us to use the proper Names - because they have a meaning (i.e., Yeshua means "YHWH is Salvation" - whereas "Jesus" is basically just another name). And once we understand what Torah is and that it was given to all, we are expected to start obeying it (i.e., keeping the Seventh Day Sabbath and Feasts, and ceasing the eating of “unclean” foods). The more you study, the more you will learn about we WE HUMANS can do to please YHWH, who expects us to keep learning and growing, because it enhances our relationship with Him.

Unfortunately, Christianity doesn’t teach that Torah is relevant today – when, in fact, is the ONLY blueprint we have for moral, holy living – please read this article to see what I mean.

Anyway, don’t let anyone brow-beat you into anything when it comes to God and the Bible. Read and study it for yourself – from cover to cover. And when you’re done, start all over again. And again. It’s a never-ending learning process in which YHWH continues to teach and “grow” us into who HE needs us to be! Halleluyah!

Hope this helps!

2 comments:

  1. Shali, my take is this: Hear what Scripture says, not what you want it to say. I do my best to stay away from the "Jesus did it all," "Paul says..," "That's Old Testament," or the "Jesus abolished the Torah" crowds. I too believe that "it's a never-ending learning process."

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    1. Thanks for your post, Kevin! All I can say to that is RIGHT ON!

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