Talking to some people who have their own ideas about God and the Bible is a total waste of time. They don't understand the simplest things and will argue the hind leg off a donkey. They absolutely refuse to simply OBEY YAH who clearly, for instance, explained the difference between "clean" and "unclean" animals. I've had several conversations about the "clean and unclean" issue over the last few days, and it's always the same ol' tired stuff:
they argue, "I know what God said, but that
was just for the Jews."
Numbers 15:13-16 where YAH said FOUR TIMES in a row that ALL are to do exactly
as HIS people do, doesn't mean anything to you? "No, because things have
changed. People have changed. Everybody's eating pork now, and it hasn't hurt
anyone. It's no different from eating bovine. God only told the Jews this
because He was trying to teach them obedience at the time."
OH, I get it
now! So obedience was only meant for the Jews. Everyone else can do whatever
they want and eat whatever they want because they're all "under
grace" now. Riiiiight. Okay. Got it.
question remains: WHY was, the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 dealing with a
specific issue on how to properly bring the Gentiles into the fold without
over-burdening them? Why were they wracking their brains over things like: Was
it necessary for Gentiles as new converts to take on the full weight of the
man-made laws of the Sages in order to be accepted within the Jewish community?
And how can we assure our Jewish community that those Gentiles who had
confessed Yeshua as Messiah had genuinely forsaken any form of idolatry?
WHY all the
hoopla over what to do with, and how to treat the Gentiles who had accepted the
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Do you honestly believe that "under
grace" meant they didn't have to bother with any rules?
Adam and Eve
weren't Jews - and yet they had to follow His Divine Rules! Same with Cain and
Abel who presented sacrifices, and Noah who knew the difference between
"clean and unclean" animals. None of them were "Jews" - but
yet they ALL followed YAH's Divine Instructions in Righteousness (Torah)!
the problem today, eh? Did God's Son REALLY come to bring a new religion and to
abolish everything his Father ever commanded so people could do, be and eat
whatever they wanted without any restrictions?
Shali, when dealing with the "know-it-all" types, I often think of Col. Nathan Jessup's famous line from A FEW GOOD MEN: "You can't handle the truth." Based on Scripture, Y'shua warns us that Satan can't handle the truth "because there is no truth in him" (John 8:44).ReplyDelete
Oh I like that line, "You want the truth, you can't handle the truth". It gets boring talking to the "wall".ReplyDelete
It sure does, Paul! :)Delete