Daily Tidbits 4/27 – Seed of Falsehood

There are two seeds spoken of since the beginning (Genesis 3:15) which trace back to the Tree of Life, or the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  It matters not what a man’s genealogy is, it only matters what Seed/Word is in his heart.

Those who have the seed of the tree of knowledge in their hearts are of their father the devil, the children of disobedience.

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him…{TRUTH =MESSIAH, TORAHclick here}
Isa 57:4  Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
Mat 23:27  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitened graves which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of bones of the dead, and of all uncleanness.
Mat 23:28  So you also indeed outwardly appear righteous to men, but within are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Mat 23:33  Serpents! Offspring of vipers! How shall you escape the judgment of Hell?

1Jo 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Isa 1:4  Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. {‘gone away backward’ is apostasy which the Scripture defines as turning away from His Wordclick here}

Jer 7:23  But I commanded them this thing, saying, Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. Also, Walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, so that it may be well with you.
Jer 7:24  But they did not listen nor bow their ear. But they walked in their own plans, in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.
2Th 2:3  Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that Day will not come unless first comes the falling away, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

Contrary to popular thought, those who reject Messiah but claim to uphold the Torah are walking in lawlessness.

Messiah stated plainly that the Jews of the 1st century were not following Torah.
Joh 7:19  Has not Moses given you the Law, and not one of you does the Law? Why do you lust to kill Me?
Mat 23:28  So you also indeed outwardly appear righteous to men, but within are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Paul speaks of this same fact
Gal 6:13  For they themselves having been circumcised do not even keep the Law, but they desire you to be circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh.

This has been the path that the majority of Israel has taken all along.  It has only been a small remnant that has ever truly followed YHWH.
Act 7:52  Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those before proclaiming concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become betrayers and murderers,
Act 7:53  who received the Law by the disposition of angels and did not keep it.
Act 7:54  And hearing these things, they were cut to their hearts and gnashed the teeth on him.
Amo 2:4  So says YHWH: For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn back from it; for they despised the Law of YHWH, and they have not kept His statutes. And their lies after which their fathers walked led them astray.
Eze 11:12  and ye shall know that I am the LORD; for ye have not walked in My statutes, neither have ye executed Mine ordinances, but have done after the ordinances of the nations that are round about you.’
Rom 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Rom 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Jewish writings speak of the ‘Messiah’ changing the Torah, this is in direct contradiction to the Holy Scriptures (Matthew 5:17-19).  This is important to note as the antichrist beast is known in Scripture as the man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2:3).
Midrash Tehillim on Psalm 146:7 speaks of the laws of clean and unclean foods will be abrogated.

“The  Lord will loose the bonds.  What does the verse man by the words ‘Loose the bonds’?  Some say that of every animal whose flesh it is forbidden to eat in this world, the Holy One,  blessed be He, will declare in the time to come  that eating of its flesh is permitted.” [Eccles. 1:9 is quoted as the proof text.]

The thought of Torah changing in the “Age to Come,” is again made perfectly clear in the rendering of Deut.17:18, in Sifra. Here it is stated that the Lord wrote a copy of the Mishna-Torah for Himself, and that He would not be content with the Mishna-Torah of the fathers. The question is asked:

Why does He say Mishna-Torah?  Because it is destined to be changed.
The Targum of Isaiah 12 reads:
Behold, in the Memra of the Lord of my salvation do I trust, and shall not be dismayed; because my strength and my glory is the Terrible One, the Lord:  He has spoken by His Memra and become my salvation.  And ye shall receive   new instruction with joy from the ‘Chosen of Righteousness.’

The Midrash Qohelet on Eccles. 11:8 concurs with this understanding and states:
“The Torah which a man learns in this world is but vanity compared with the Torah of Messiah.”
The New Testament speaks of the Torah of Messiah but it does not state that it is a change in the Torah passed down to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  The Messiah then spoken of in the Rabbinic writings is the antichrist who thinks to change times and laws (Daniel 7:25). More on this in the study on the Noahide lawsclick here.

‘Christ’s Law’ is not something new…Christ’s Law=the Law of YHWH

1Co 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
Isa 42:1 Behold My Servant; I will uphold Him; My Elect in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit on Him; He shall bring forth justice to the nations.
Isa 42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
Isa 42:3 A bruised reed He shall not break, and a smoking wick He shall not quench; He shall bring forth justice to truth.
Isa 42:4 He shall not fail nor be crushed until He has set justice in the earth; and the coasts shall wait for His Law.
Isa 51:4 Hear Me, My people; yea, give ear to Me, My nation. For a law shall go out from Me, and My justice I will make rest as light to peoples.
Isa 51:5 My righteousness is near; My salvation went out; and My arms shall judge peoples; coastlands shall wait on Me, and they shall hope on My arm.

Jas 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

Isa 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

Christ’s Words are the Words of the Father
Joh 14:24 The one who does not love Me does not keep My Words. And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father who sent Me.
Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
Joh 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
Joh 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. The Torah was given through the mouth of the prophets.
Dan 9:10  We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws which he set before us by His servants the prophets.
2Ki 17:13  And YHWH testified against Israel, and against Judah, by the hand of all His prophets, and every seer, saying, Turn back from your evil ways, and keep My commands, My statutes, according to all the Law that I commanded your fathers, and that I sent to you by the hand of My servants the prophets.
Ezr 9:10  And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken Your commandments
Ezr 9:11  which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, The land into which you go, to possess it, it is an unclean land with the impurity of the people of the lands, with their abominations with which they have filled it, from mouth to mouth with their uncleanness.
Zec 7:11  But they refused to listen, and gave a stubborn shoulder, and they made their ears heavy from hearing.
Zec 7:12  And they made their heart adamant from hearing the Law and the Words which YHWH of Hosts has sent by the former prophets through His Spirit. And great wrath was from YHWH of Hosts.

Prophets spoke through the Spirit of Christ
1Pe 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
1Pe 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1Pe 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

‘God’ Himself will teach Israel on that great day is portrayed in the Targum on Song of Songs 5:10:
My beloved. Then the congregation of Israel  commences  to engage  in  the  praise of the Master of  the Universe and speaks  thus: ‘It  is my delight to worship God….who delivers anew  every day, new traditions, which He is to make known to His people on that great day….’
It is assumed that in the Age to Come, since we are in the presence of God, and the “Yetzer Hara” [the evil urge] has been defeated, there will be no sin. Therefore, in the “New Torah” that is expounded by God, it is no longer necessary for the people to be bound by the commandments in the Torah of this age. The reference is found in the tractate Niddah 61b, and in the contest speaks of a cloth that is woven of both linen and wool threads. This cloth is prohibited to be worn by the living, however, it is lawful to be used as a burial shroud. This, we are told, is because death bring a release from the Mitzvot of Torah. R. Joseph then states:
This implies that the commandments will be abolished in the hereafter [Age to Come].

Risto Santala – Messiah in the Old Testament
“The ancient Sages reject on the one hand the idea that the injunctions received from their fathers will cease to be valid, yet on the other hand they sometimes stress that the Messiah will give Israel a new Torah. RaMBaM states in the 8th and 9th of his 13 dogmas that the “Torah which we now have was given to Moses” and “This Torah will not be changed nor will the Creator — may he be blessed — institute any other Torah”. He nevertheless explains in his work “Ordinances of the Kings” that the King annointed as Messiah will “sit on his kingly throne and write for himself a Book of the Law in addition to the Law given to our Fathers” and “He will compel Israel to obey these commandments”.

Not even the NT speaks of the abrogation of the Torah but rather of its “fulfilment”. Could this be the same as when the Pesikhta Rabbati says that “The Torah will revert to its original state”? “Pesikhta Rabbati 89,6″

“Yalqut Isaiah states that, “The Holy One — may he be blessed — will sit (in the Garden of Eden) and draw up a new Torah for Israel, which will be given to them by the Messiah.”  Even the fearful thought of “abrogation” appears in the traditions of the Wise: “In the future the commandments will be annulled.’

In the Midrash Mekhilta from the time of the Tannaites — that is, from the first two Christian centuries — we find the statement that, “At the end the Torah will be forgotten.”  R.Shimon Ben Eleazar, who was active from ca. 170–200 AD, declares that, “This is how it will be in the days of the Messiah; there will be no ‘thou shalt’ and ‘thou shalt not’ commandments (zechut ve-hovâh).”68  Klausner, in his book “The Messianic Idea in Israel”, explains that, “The natural interpretation of this is that in the days of the Messiah, the Torah and the Commandments will lose their significance”.

Keeping the Torah = Believing in Messiah
Joh 6:27  Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for God the Father sealed this One.
Joh 6:28  Then they said to Him, What may we do that we may work the works of God?
Joh 6:29  Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe into Him whom that One sent.

1Jn 3:22  And whatever we ask, we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments, and we do the things pleasing before Him.
1Jn 3:23  And this is His commandment, that we should believe the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as He gave command to us.
Deu 18:15  YHWH your God shall raise up to you a prophet from among you, of your brothers, one like me; you shall listen to him,
Deu 18:16  according to all that you desired of YHWH your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of YHWH my God, nor let me see this great fire any more, lest I die.
Deu 18:17  And YHWH said to me, They have spoken well, what they have said.
Deu 18:18  I shall raise up a prophet to them from among their brothers, one like you; and I will put My Words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.
Deu 18:19  And it shall be, whoever will not listen to My Words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it at his hand.
Joh 17:3  And this is everlasting life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.

Rom 5:19  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Eph 5:6  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Eph 5:7  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Eph 5:8  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light (Proverbs 6:23) in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Eph 5:9  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth (Psa 119:142);)
Eph 5:10  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (Psa 40:8; Deu 5:29; 10:12)
Eph 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Eph 5:12  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Eph 5:13  But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Eph 5:14  Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light (Isa 60:1).

Isa 30:8  Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
Isa 30:9  That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Isa 30:10  Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
Isa 30:11  Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
2Ti 4:3 For there shall be a time when they shall not bear sound teaching, but according to their own desires, they shall heap up for themselves teachers tickling the ear,
2Ti 4:4 and they shall indeed turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to myths.

Isa 28:14 So hear the Word of YHWH, scornful* men, rulers of this people in Jerusalem.
*The word here for scornful is לצון which comes from the  root לץ which is translated as scorner, mocker or interpreter.  This is speaking of the wicked rulers of Israel who are sealed with the Oral Law.

Isa 43:27 Your first father sinned, and your interpreters (KJV – teachers – lutz) transgressed against Me.

This word in Psalm 1 is interpreted as scorners, speaking of those who are in path of sin. Psalm 1 is a comparison of those who walk in Torah who bear the fruit of the Tree of Life versus those who walk in lawlessness and bear the wicked fruit of the tree of knowledge (Psalm 1:4; Isaiah 1:4).

Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of scorners (lutz).

Isa 28:15 Because you have said, We have cut a covenant with death; and, We have made a vision with Sheol, when the overwhelming rod passes through it will not come to us for we have made the lie our refuge, and we have hidden in falsehood.

Verse 15 is speaking of a covenant between the rulers of Israel, who are sealed with the Oral law (tree of knowledge), who make an agreement to overcome death (ye shall not die) and hide in falsehood.

The father of lies is the adversary.
Joh 8:44 You are of the Devil as father, and the lusts  (lust links back to the tree of knowledge 1 John 2:16) of your father you desire to do. That one was a murderer from the beginning, and he has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own, because he is a liar, and the father of it.

Here we see the wicked rulers of Israel hiding under the shadow of the wings of the adversary.  Under the branches of the tree of knowledge.  ’Ye shall not surely die’, yet YHWH promises to judge those who take this route.  Verse 15 says that these rulers HIDE in falsehood.  The word for hide here is סתר ‘satar.’  סתר ‘satar’ is the origin of the name Saturnclick here.

As seen above, the mark is linked with covenant.  The mark of YHWH is His Word which brings life and deliverance from death (Romans 8:2).  The mark of the beast is his ‘word’ (The Oral law is a picture of this) which promises to bring deliverance from death (‘ye shall not die’) but in reality leads to death and destruction, just as Isaiah 28 describes.

Isa 28:16 So, the Lord YHWH says this: Behold, I place in Zion a Stone for a foundation, a tried Stone, a precious Cornerstone, a sure Foundation; he who believes shall not hasten.

Because of their rebellion, fleshly Israel stumbled at the coming of Messiah.

Jer 6:16  Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Jer 6:17  Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Jer 6:18  Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
Jer 6:19  Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
Jer 6:20  To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Jer 6:21  Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.
Jer 18:15  Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;

1Pe 2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1Pe 2:7  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1Pe 2:8  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

Rom 9:30  What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
Rom 9:31  But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Rom 9:32  Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Rom 9:33  As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Mal 2:7  For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
Mal 2:8  But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble (H3782 כּשׁל kâshal – stumble) at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Hos 14:9  Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall (H3782 stumble) therein.

It is the tares amongst the wheat that appear as believers but in reality are stumbling blocks full of lawlessness.

Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend (G4625 – stumbling block), and them which do iniquity (anomia – lawlessness);
Mat 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Mat 13:24  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Mat 13:25  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mat 13:26  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mat 13:27  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Mat 13:28  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Mat 13:29  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Mat 13:37  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Mat 13:38 and the field is the world. And the good seed, these are the sons of the reign, but the darnel are the sons of the wicked one,
Mat 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Mat 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
Mat 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Walking in His Word keeps us from stumbling.
1Jo 2:10  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
Psa 119:165  Abundant peace have those loving Thy law, And they have no stumbling-block*.

1Pe 1:13  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1Pe 1:14  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
1Pe 1:15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

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10 comments on “Daily Tidbits 4/27 – Seed of Falsehood

  1. Hey Levi,
    Hebrews 8:10 restates the promise through Jeremiah that in the Kingdom we will not have a Law written on paper but on our hearts and in our minds. In other words, the living Word (Jesus) replaces the written word (Torah) in our hearts and in our minds as we will all put on Christ. Do you think we will have Bibles in the Kingdom of god here on earth?

    • Interesting question. I believe there may be as there are some in the Kingdom that will rebel against the Lord as well as those who need to be ruled with His rod. Isaiah and Micah speak of the Word going forth from Jerusalem so I think the primary source for learning of His ways will be there. Whether that be written or hearing directly from His mouth we will have to wait to see. For those in the New Covenant with resurrected bodies, a written Bible may not be needed. Very interesting to think upon. I just hope I am found worth to be among those in the first resurrection so I will get to see the answer to your question firsthand. I pray that you will be found worthy as well.

      YHWH Bless,
      Levi

      • Levi,
        Believe it or not but I just now am reading your reply from back in June! With regard to your statement above, “the word going out from Jerusalem”. That would be the New Jerusalem right? The one come down from Heaven and in which believers of all NATIONS, tribes and tongues are citizens. The Nation becomes part of The Nations in The Kingdom (everyone under their own tree and not afraid). This is why I believe that God’s Word (Jesus) is written on our hearts so that we have no need of any one to teach us , Know The Lord for we will all know The Lord. If you are a Jew you will know Jesus Messiah and you will no longer rely on the written word which can only be argued over. This is what I have gleaned from the scriptures who like John must decrease while The Lord increases. Peace

      • Good thoughts. I believe the Word going forth from Jerusalem is talking about the 1,000 year reign of Messiah but can also be applied to New Jerusalem that comes down after this time period.

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  3. Paul caused more division in Christianity then anyone! I would like to see Pauline Christianity dethroned and the teachings of Yeshua be taught instead. The two are not the same.

    • I disagree with your comments about Paul. I believe Paul’s writings are misunderstood. The more I grow in understanding of His Word, the more I see Paul is right on the money as they say. I will share an excerpt on my thoughts on Paul from the study Mark of the Beast 10: The Holy Grail

      Attack on Paul

      As mentioned above, the proponents of the Holy Blood Holy Grail theory attack Paul as an heretic and deceiver. By casting doubt upon Paul, consequently Paul’s epistles then can be attacked.

      The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception pg 181-182

      “In all the vicissitudes that follow, it must be emphasised that Paul is, in effect the first ‘Christian’ heretic, and that his teachings – which become the foundation of later Christianity – are a flagrant deviation from the ‘original’ or ‘pure’ form extolled by the leadership…Paul, in effect, shunts God aside and established, for the first time, worship of Jesus – Jesus as a kind of equivalent of Adonis, of Tammuz, of Attis, or of any one of the other dying and reviving gods who populated the Middle East at the time. In order to compete with these divine rivals, Jesus had to match them point for point, miracle for miracle. It is at this stage that many of the miraculous elements become associated with Jesus’ biography, including, in all probability, his supposed birth of a virgin and his resurrection from the dead. They are essentially Pauline inventions…”

      Messianic Legacy pg 79
      “One can trace numerous specific elements in the Gospels to their origin not in history, but in the traditions surrounding Tammuz, Osiris, Attis, Adonis, Dionysos and Zoroaster. Many of them, for example, were supposed to have been born to a god and a virgin. Mithraism exerted a particularly powerful influence on the coalescence of Christian tradition. It postulated an apocalypse, a day of judgment, a resurrection of the flesh and a second coming of Mithras himself, who would finally defeat the principle of evil. Mithras was said to have been born in a cave or a grotto, where shepherds attended him and regaled him with gifts. Baptism played a prominent role in Mithraic rites. So, too, did the communal meal. There is a passage in the Mithraic communion which is particularly interesting. ‘He who shall not eat of my body nor drink of my blood so that he may be one with me and I with him, shall not be saved.”

      Messianic Legacy pg 79
      “Even with the comparatively slight knowledge we have of Mithraism and its liturgy, it is clear that many of Paul’s phrases [in his letters] savour much more of the terminology of the Persian cult than that of the Gospels.”

      Messianic Legacy pg 106
      “According to Irenaeus, the Ebionites insist that Jesus was man, not God, and was not born of a virgin…They reject the Pauline letters, and ‘they reject the apostle Paul, calling him an apostate from the Law’…The Church historian Eusebius was attacking the Nazareans for being heretical. They held that ‘…the epistles of the Apostle [Paul] ought to be rejected altogether, calling him a renegade from the Law; and using only the ‘Gospel of the Hebrews’, they treated the rest with scant respect.’…Epiphanius condemns the Ebionites or Nazareans for denying the Virgin Birth, teaching that Jesus was a man born of men, declaring that Jesus became Messiah only on his baptism and using alternative versions of the Acts of the Apostles. They are ‘not ashamed’, Epiphanius writes indignantly, to denounce Paul, believing him to be pseudapostolorum – a ‘false apostle.’…In one Nazarean text, Paul is called ‘the enemy.’ The text maintains insistently that Jesus’ rightful heir was his brother James, and takes great pains to argue that Simon Peter is quoted as issuing a warning against any authority other than the Nazarean hierarchy: ‘Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he brings from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother…’”

      Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln claim that Schlomo Pines found a collection of 10th century Arabic manuscripts entitled ‘al-nasara’ the Nazareans.
      Messianic Legacy pg 107
      “It appears to reflect a tradition dating, without a break, back to the original Nazarean hierarchy which fled Jerusalem immediately prior to the revolt of A.D. 66. Again, Jesus is stated to be a man, not a god, and any suggestion of his divinity is rejected. The importance of Judaic law is again stressed. Paul is castigated and his followers are said to ‘have abandoned the religion of Christ and turned towards the religious doctrines of the Romans’. The Gospels are dismissed as unreliable, second-hand accounts which contain only ‘something- but little- of the sayings, the precepts of Christ and information concerning him’…The tenth-century Arab document goes on to assert that the sect from whom the Nazarean text issued is still in existence, and is regarded as an elite amongst Christians.

      What says the Scriptures about Paul?

      There were rumors about Paul that match much of what the above authors claim. The Scriptures state that these rumors were false.

      Act 18:12 But Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rushed against Paul with one passion and led him to the tribunal,
      Act 18:13 saying, This one persuades men to worship God contrary to the Law.
      Act 21:28 crying out, Men, Israelites, help! This is the man who teaches all everywhere against the people and the Law and this place. And even more, he also brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place.
      Act 21:29 For they had before seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him, whom they supposed that Paul brought into the temple.
      Act 25:8 Defending himself, Paul said, Neither against the Law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I sinned in anything.

      Paul did not corrupt the Word of Elohim, which by definition of that time was the TaNaKH
      2Co 4:2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor corrupting the Word of God, but by the revelation of the truth commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.

      Shaul’s letters are weighty and strong
      2Co 10:10 Because, they say, the letters are weighty and strong, but the bodily presence is weak, and his speech being despised.

      Peter says that Paul’s letters are sometimes hard to be understood because of his wisdom. Even during the times of the Apostles, false rumors were being spread about Paul because men who were unlearned and had not the Spirit were accusing Paul of things of which he did not teach.
      2Pe 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
      2Pe 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
      2Pe 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked(LAWLESS) , fall from your own stedfastness.

      It was the lawless that were corrupting Paul’s words. Paul did not teach against the Torah. He taught the Torah as good (1 Timothy 1:8), he taught the TaNaKH was wisdom (2 Timothy 3:15-17), he believed all things in the TaNaKH (Acts 24:14). He obeyed the Torah (Acts 25:8), and he taught the Torah (Romans 10:8; Deuteronomy 30:12-14).

      Paul taught obedience to the Torah

      Rom 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
      Rom 16:26 but now has been made plain, and by prophetic Scriptures, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known for obedience of faith to all the nations;
      Eph 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for through these things the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience.
      Eph 5:7 Then do not become partakers with them;
      Eph 5:8 for you then were darkness, but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light.

      2Co 2:9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might know the proof of you, if you are obedient in all things.

      2Co 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what fellowship does light have with darkness?
      2Co 6:15 And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?

      1Ti 6:14 that you keep the commandment spotless, blameless, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
      Act 21:20 And hearing, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, You see, brother, how many myriads there are of Jews that have believed, and all are zealous ones of the Law.
      Act 21:21 And they were informed about you, that you teach falling away from Moses, telling all the Jews throughout the nations not to circumcise their children, nor to walk in the customs.
      Act 21:22 What then is it? At all events, a multitude must come together, for they will hear that you have come.
      Act 21:23 Then do this, what we say to you: There are four men who have a vow on themselves;
      Act 21:24 taking these, be purified with them, and be at expense on them, that they may shave the head. And all shall know that all what they have been told about you is nothing, but you yourself walk orderly, keeping the Law.

      In his letters which were misunderstood, Paul was trying to teach the proper role of the Torah, not abrogate it.

      Rom 3:31 Then is the Law annulled through faith? Let it not be! But we establish Law.
      Rom 7:12 So indeed the Law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.
      Rom 7:13 Then that which is good, has it become death to me? Let it not be! But sin, that it might appear to be sin, having worked out death to me through the good, in order that sin might become excessively sinful through the commandment.
      Rom 7:14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, having been sold under sin.
      Rom 7:22 For I delight in the Law of God according to the inward man;
      Rom 7:23 but I see another law in my members having warred against the law of my mind, and taking me captive by the law of sin being in my members.
      Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
      Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then I myself with the mind truly serve the Law of God, and with the flesh the law of sin.

      Paul did not start a new religion or attempt to change the faith once delivered to the saints.

      2Co 1:13 For we do not write other things to you than what you read or even recognize; and I hope that you will recognize even to the end,

      He taught from the TaNaKH even until the end of his life.

      Act 28:22 But we think it fit to hear from you as to what you think, for truly as concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.
      Act 28:23 And having appointed him a day, more came to him in the lodging, to whom he expounded, earnestly testifying the kingdom of God and persuading them the things concerning Jesus, both from the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning until evening.

      Paul said to avoid contradicting the Messiah’s Words (1 Timothy 6:3) and warned of false shepherds who would come after him.

      Act 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
      Act 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
      Act 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

      It was not Paul who corrupted the true faith revealed in the New Testament. This was done progressively, starting with Ignatius who was among the next generation after the original disciples passed away.

      Paul had no misconceptions that he was able to start any new faith or religion.

      Paul taught that he had no power against the truth
      2Co 13:8 For we cannot have any power against the truth, but on behalf of the truth.
      What is truth?
      TORAH/WORD
      Psa 119:160 The sum of Your Word is true; every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.

      Psa 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
      Psa 119:44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
      Psa 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
      Psa 119:151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
      Psa 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
      Mal 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
      Neh 9:13 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
      Dan 9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
      Dan 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
      Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

      2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

      Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
      Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

      Paul taught that only the Testator (Yahshua) could change the Word.

      Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
      Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
      Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
      Gal 3:15 Brothers, I speak according to man, a covenant having been ratified, even among mankind, no one sets aside or adds to it.

      The Scriptures are clear that Messiah did not change the Word.

      Mat 5:17 Do not think that I came to annul the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to annul, but to fulfill.
      Mat 5:18 Truly I say to you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, in no way shall one iota or one point pass away from the Law until all comes to pass.
      Mat 5:19 Therefore, whoever relaxes one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever does and teaches them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven.

      Paul did not believe that Yahshua changed the Word.

      Heb 13:7 Remember your leaders who spoke the Word of God to you, considering the issue of their conduct, imitate their faith:
      Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ, the same yesterday and today and forever.

      This verse corresponds to Malachi in reference to YHWH.

      Mal 3:6 For I, YHWH, change not. Because of this, you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.

      Paul warned of those who teach another gospel.

      Gal 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
      Gal 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
      Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
      Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

  4. i love how well everyone that believes in jesus… who was king of the jews weather they liked it or not…. would be so bigoted and extensive in the amount of them hate inducing judgements from that list… when jesus said love all… as i have loved you… ??????????? <3

    • Hello Dane,
      I’m sorry you saw this study as hate inducing, this was/is not my intention. If you read the sidebar you’ll see where my heart is. Yet, the Messiah Himself warned of the leaven of the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus warned people over and over again about those who would form Judaism. This is why I shared this study. I shared Scripture to try to warn people of the religion not to hate people.

      God bless,
      Levi

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