Frankly and earnestly, I hear a different story from every preacher. It seems that they can’t agree on anything.
Brothers and sisters, “Elohim is not Elohim of disorder (confusion) but of peace, (notice the comma) as in all the assemblies of the set-apart ones (His true believers).” I offer this for your consideration.
Torah does NOT mean “legalism.” Being true believers who are Torah-observant does NOT mean they put themselves back under (penalty and condemnation of) the law, as many want you to believe. Torah observance does NOT make them “legalists” or “Judaizers.” All that amounts to is nothing more than name calling. If it were true, then Yahushua, Hebrew born, Torah-observant, perfect and unblemished is all of the above, and our “once-and-for-all” atonement.
Is Sha’ul/Paul a hypocrite: saying one thing and doing another? Or, is what he says in his letters a lie? Or, was he truly showing his obedience to the Torah — affirming that many do, as Kepha/Peter observed in 2 Kepha 3:15-17, twisting his writings, as they do the rest of Scripture? Or, was there an apparent conflict between Yahushua and Sha’ul? Is Sha’ul in direct conflict with Messiah? Is Sha’ul really saying a believer is no longer to live according to the Torah and Yahushua saying they are? “I did not come to destroy but to complete.” “If you love Me, guard My commands (Torah).” Is Sha’ul saying that the law is ended and Yahushua saying it won’t end until heaven and earth pass away?
Who is the liar? Is it Messiah? Is it Sha’ul? “The one who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not guard His commands (Torah), is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
I ask you, who is the liar?
P.S. - Please keep us in your prayers especially my wife. She is not doing well. She is under hospice care and oxygen 24/7. Her heart is hardening and she has had so many stints that there is now nothing they can attach to for a by-pass. She has had radium placed in her stints to destroy blockages as an experimental procedure at Duke. This was a one time procedure and cannot be repeated. Please pray for her. Not our will but His will be done. Thanks in advance for all prayers and may Yah bless (Psalm 68:4).