Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Another "Jesus"


I had partially quoted a passge in earlier writtings concerning whether some churches were teaching another "Jesus", or Messiah. The question poised was if a church teaches a Jesus who violates Torah, says Jesus did away with Torah and that believers today should not follow Torah, are they preaching "another Jesus" that Jews are commanded not to follow. Here is the entire passage from D'varim (Duet.)

If a prophet rises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder which he foretold to you occurs, saying, "Let us go after other gods which you have not known, and let us serve them," you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For YHVH your God is testing you to know whether you love YHVH your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after YHVH your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken to turn you away from YHVH your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slaves, to thrust you out of the way in which YHVH your God commanded you to walk. So you shall put the evil away from the midst of you. (Deu. 12:32-13:5)

So the command in scripture is clear, the false prophet is to be killed. We need to teach a scripturally correct Messiah, one who kept Torah, and commanded His followers to also. If Sha'ul (Paul) taught that the Torah was evil (He did not), then he would have been a false teacher.

Remember, G-d's word is consistant, and we must not pick or choose what we follow. Sha'ul himself said "all scripture is pofitable"; he was speaking of the Tanakh - Torah, Writings & Prophets, not only the "Newer or Renewed Coveneant" books which had yet to be written.

If teachings in the Renewed Covenant seem to contradict the Tanakh, we must not blindly accept them, but search how to understand them because G-d's word will not contradict itself.

Blessings in Messiah

1 comment:

Don said...

Shalom: I came across your blog and was blessed, right on, there is only one Echad, and one Messiah Yeshua, if the world including the church wants to jump off a bridge should one follow "NO" Yehua is the forgiveness of sin, that does not mean we forget the Torah.

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