Monday, April 10, 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice if we stopped “reading into” the Word; and instead, accepted it for what it says?

FOUND on the Facebook wall of a Jewish woman:

"There is no coincidence. Only divinely caused incidents. “Randomness” is actually complexity so extreme that the human mind can neither fathom it nor reproduce it. 'The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.' Prov. 16:33. Every “random act” is being woven into the beautiful tapestry of life. Hashem is always in control. I’m in awe of our great and holy God."

This post seems to suggest that God also causes us to go against His Torah and sin - which is absolutely FALSE! YHWH doesn't "cause us to sin." He gave us His Torah, which is our ONLY blueprint for moral, holy living - and while there are certainly acts that seem "random", obedience is strictly up to us!

If we purposely choose to commit what He considers to be heinous sins, WHOM are we really serving? (And yes, He DOES know our every future decision – and He allows us to do whatever we wish. But we cannot ever suggest that He CAUSED us to go against His Torah!)

Throughout Torah we see that many of YHWH's people who lost their lives because of their “lukewarm” attitude and/or downright disobedience – and even Moshe, the holiest man of all during Torah times, didn’t get to see the Promised Land because of a few infractions….

In view of the above, I am left wondering WHAT has changed since Moshe's day? Has YHWH somehow reversed His stance on what constitutes SIN, including such things such as adultery - which, according to Torah, carries a DEATH sentence? (See Leviticus 20:10, Proverbs 6:27–29, 1 Corinthians 6:18.) If so, then we are worshiping an apparently wishy-washy God who cannot be trusted (Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17).

We humans need to be VERY careful when it comes to the things of YHWH. He has NEVER been soft or unclear about what He expects of us – or caused us to believe that we’re forgiven for anything and everything, including DELIBERATE sins is a HUGE mistake!

Hebrews 10: 26 For if we deliberately continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but only the terrifying prospect of Judgment, or raging fire that will consume the enemies. (CJB)

The above Scripture is not referring to those unclean bondages that dwell in our flesh but to the conscious choices believers make. It refers not to our unintentional sins but to those we pursue knowingly and willingly!

2 Peter 2: 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for a person is slave to whatever has defeated him. 20 Indeed, if they have once escaped the pollutions of the world through knowing our Lord and Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah, and then have again become entangled and defeated by them, their latter condition has become worse than their former. 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the Way of righteousness than, fully knowing, to turn from the holy command delivered to them. (CJB)

(For more on deliberate sinning, please check out our article.)

We silly humans, rather than to concentrate on and LEARN His Word (from Genesis to Revelation), often tend to fluff it up, or twist it into what we "think" or what we "want it to mean." Jews and their rabbis and sages and their "OT-only" theology have been doing this for several millennia; and "grace-only, NT-only" Christians have been doing it for at least 2,000 years.

Many Jews - as much as they insist they don't proselytize - are busy drawing believers in Y'shua into their "OT-only" (along with Talmud, Mishna and Kabballah) web, pushing their misunderstandings of Scripture onto unsuspecting people who are searching for Truth; and, at the same time, many Christians are doing their level best to pull Jews AWAY from YHWH's original, holy commands and guidance for moral, holy living, and into their "grace-only, Torah-less Jesus" world, comprised of some 40,000 different "denominations" - each one believing it is the TRUE one…..

No wonder there are so many confused people in this world today!

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