Monday, July 29, 2019

Responding to readers who don’t have fellowship and wish to know how to start being Torah observant at home

Every once in a while we receive correspondence from people who are alone and/or don’t have fellowship or a congregation they can attend, who wish to know “how to start becoming Torah observant on their own.

In short, we always suggest these three things:

(1) Start keeping the Seventh Day Holy. Saturday is the Seventh Day on the Gregorian calendar.

(2) Start learning how to keep the Feasts. (We suggest you order a copy of Barney Kasdan's "God's Appointed Times." It's not very expensive, and easy to read.) As to "when" to keep the Feasts, we have a handy-dandy calendar toward the bottom of this page on our website.

(3) Start reading our synopsis of each week's Torah studies on the "Weekly Torah Studies page”. There you will also find the link to our calendar which outlines the Weekly Torah portions for each week. (We also blog every Thursday the pertinent Torah study for the week.)

In the meantime, we would caution you to NOT graze the Internet for at least a year, as you learn the basics from us. The reason we say this is because there are LOTS of false and/or contradictory "teachings" out there, and many are WAY off the mark, pushing many opinions and strange doctrines that will only serve to confuse you.

By doing our studies for one yearly cycle (in which we take you from Genesis through the end of Deuteronomy), you'll have a good enough grasp of Torah and the entire Bible to search other websites and be able to discern Truth from fiction and opinion. (We can't tell you how many people we've seen either return to Christianity or totally reject the New Testament and Yeshua because they grazed the 'net and found teachings that "sounded good" to them, but which totally skewed Truth and served only to confuse and frustrate!)

We will begin a brand new yearly Torah cycle on September 28 where all you have to do is to click on the links we send out via blog on Thursdays, read our brief synopsis for the week and then the entire Torah portion listed on each Weekly Torah study synopsis.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at BiblicalTruth613@TheRefinersFire.org

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