Would you like to learn how to respond to Christian barbs against your Torah faith? Well, then, allow me to show you how!
It is truly a never-ending battle to be a Torah observant Believer in Messiah Yeshua! On one side you’re being bashed by family and friends and people on Facebook you’ve met and never will meet, who accuse you of being under the law, and do their level best to extricate you from it; and on the other, you’re viciously attacked by Jewish counter-missionary Rabbis and/or their followers and converts for your belief in YHWH’s Divine Messiah.
You can’t win, right?
WRONG! You can do one of two things: You can either IGNORE everybody and quietly live your Torah observant life; OR you can fight back, using the Word … and as you do, become a true witness for ADONAI (Isaiah 12:4; Jeremiah 26:2; Psalm 96:3; Matthew 28:19-20, etc.) As you all know, I have chosen the latter – which is why I wrote my books, and created my website and a couple of Facebook groups….
Having said that, I wanted to share just one of the latest comments from a new Christian Facebook friend who clearly wishes to “educate” me – not by arguing, but by bombarding me with various New Testament scriptures designed to show that “Jesus abolished the need for Torah.” Below is just one example:
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 NKJV
You are correct!
But my question is: What did Jesus teach? A new religion called Christianity? (Please provide chapter and verse for that one!) That His Father's Divine Instructions in Righteousness (Torah) were moronic - even a CURSE! - and that His Word in NO WAY applied to the Gentiles who claim to believe in the same God as the One Jesus prayed to - except somehow these people who called themselves "Christians" were to be exempted from obedience to that God?
Since you’ve also claimed that those Old Testament rules only pertains to the Jews, did Jesus teach hat only the JEWS were to follow His Divine Instructions for holiness? Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and all his offspring weren’t Jews, yet we see all of them obeying God – even paying a stiff penalty whenever they didn’t! I mean - let's be realistic: Mankind is IN this lost world BECAUSE Adam and Eve (who weren’t Jews) DISOBEYED just ONE of His commands....
Yet, now you insist that somehow Christians have NO rules to follow just because Jesus died; and you focus ALL your attention on Jesus – a MAN who was born and died! – by suggesting that he replaced the Father (without whom we wouldn’t even have our Divine Messiah!).
Did Jesus also teach that this "new religion called Christianity" (that he did NOT bring) would be allowed to not only call the Messiah Yeshua (his given, Hebrew name which isn’t that hard to pronounce!) by a different name, but also that they should ignore the dates of his actual birth, death and resurrection, and come up with their own "holy days" of Christmas and Easter - neither of which are included in God's seven COMMANDED Festival times?
If he DID teach ANY of those things, wasn't he going directly against His Father's WORD which specifically stated that ALL who accept the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are to do EXACTLY as His Chosen People do? (See Exodus 12:49, Numbers 15:13-16, Isaiah 56:6, and Romans 10:12-13 which all confirm our need for Torah.)
Brother, I pray that God would open your eyes to HIS Truth, and I highly suggest you re-read the WHOLE Bible, starting in Genesis, all the way through to Revelation. Once you’ve done that, then we can continue this conversation.