Key to LIfe‏

You are on this forum because you have risen above the masses and the majority of that minority in the world who believe in God.
 
Most of you do not only believe in God, the Creator, but you also believe that there is far more to this than simply sitting in a Church or be registered on a congregational list.  Further down this selective line though, many of you are no longer members of any organized Church, for you have also risen above normal Churchianity, to realize that God’s Way in Truth is much different to what Churchianity proclaims.
 
Surely, the Creator’s following is scattered – but then we are told that “The Shepherd gathers His sheep”.  Once gathered,thenl His sheep will be unified into one religion, one system, as one nation, one congregation.
 
We will differ widely though, about HOW He is going to establish such UNITY. Some say that He will bring it about in His Own Way, others believe that we have to reconcile in Unity through our own actions or else fail to be part of it.
 
Unity comes by working together as ONE force according to pre-established work lines and guidelines.  Every machine today, every business, every organization, team, group, work force, etc. needs to work according to a manual, constitution or other declared format of guidelines.  Would an organized, efficient Creator, King and Ruler be any different?
 
While we all would agree that the Bible is our Manual, we all interpret it differently, with the result that we all differ from each other – often vehemently, like night and day.  Worst of all, we cannot even agree on what the essential Manual itself really is.  Christians add a ‘New Testament’ to the Bible. Many denominations add the guidelines which had been laid down by their Church founders and leaders.  Jews add many manuals by their leading Sages dating back to the days of Moses
 
Yet all this,  in itself, is beneficial, for now it ends up in  a SEARCH – and THAT is what the Creator intends. For He could have written a Manual to the finest details – and every one would have known exactly. In stead of this, He turned it into a wild Treasure Hunt – and ONLY those who truly seek, shall find it.
 
In this study we will research the value of the New Testament (NT) which is regarded as a major Guide by most of this Forum’s members.
 
Is the NT part of the Bible,  i.e. the “Word of God”?
 
What we are going to prove from the NT itself here, may come as a shock to many:
 
Nowhere does the NT claim to be “The Word of God”.
If you have such or can find such evidence, please forward it to this forum.
 
Messiah Himself refers to the ‘Jewish’ Scriptures of His time, which is the Tanach or the Old Testament,  as “The Word of God”, “The Scriptures” (See the quotes here below).
 
The NT as a compilation of Letters, only became official 3 to 4 centuries after His Time. Until then, it was individual letters of instruction and testimonies floating around amongst various congregations of the first Jewish Messianic believers.
 
Here is an extract of ALL the instances in the NT which refers to “The Scriptures” and “The Word of God”.
  1. Matthew 21:42
    Y’SHUAH saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT) as the NT was long not written yet?
  2. Matthew 22:29
    Y’SHUAH answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  3. Matthew 26:54
    But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  4. Matthew 26:56
    But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  5. Mark 12:24
    And Y’SHUAH answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  6. Mark 14:49
    I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  7. Luke 24:27
    And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  8. Luke 24:32
    And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to usthe scriptures?
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  9. Luke 24:45
    Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  10. John 5:39
    Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  11. Acts 17:2
    And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  12. Acts 17:11
    These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searchedthe scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  13. Acts 18:24
    And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  14. Acts 18:28
    For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Y’SHUAH was Messiah..
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  15. Romans 1:2
    (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  16. Romans 15:4
    For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  17. Romans 16:26
    But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  18. 1 Corinthians 15:3
    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  19. 1 Corinthians 15:4
    And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  20. 2 Timothy 3:15
    And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Y’SHUAH.
  21. Matthew 4:4
    But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
    Surelyy this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  22. Luke 11:28
    But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
    Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?

     
  23. Acts 4:31
    And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit , and they spake the word of God with boldness.                                                                                                                               Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
  24. Acts 13:5
    And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister                                                                                                                                                                                               Surely this refers to the Jewish Bible of His Time, the Tanach (OT)?
 
What should we conclude from this?
 
Do we now conclude that the NT is false? 
 
No!   We have to realize that it simply is on the same level as the many Jewish commentaries, writings and books of records, interpretations and guidelines.  Where it sheds more light on the Bible records, it adds for our erudition. Where it seems contrary, different or unacceptable by the standards of the Bible, we put it aside for consideration or rejection. 
 
The Tanach (OT) remains the Bible, The Word of God, The Oracles of God.
 
And who guards and takes care of the Bible?  The NT itself responds:
Romans 3:2   “….  the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God. “
 
Thus, in principle, the Tanach should remain our Main Guide line in life.
Messiah directed: 
John 5:39
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,”
 
After all, the first Messianic believers did NOT have a NT to prove their Faith or belief in Messiah – why must we totally depend on it?. In the process of doing so, many believers actually reject the Bible, (Tanach, OT).which was so all important in those days.
Matthew 22:29 “…Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures…..”  Thus, you can NOT do without the OT.
 
Y’SHUAH repeatedly claimed that all Scripture must be fulfilled in Him.  Does that mean that He then does away with the Word of God?

Matthew 23:2  “Then spake Y’SHUAH to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2Saying The scribes and the Pharisees (i.e. Jewish spiritual leaders) sit in Moses’ seat: 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do.”

Matthew 5:17, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”

18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law (Torah), till all be fulfilled.”

The Prophets foretold:

Zech 8:23  “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men ( … the returning Lost Ten Tribers?)  shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.”

Is there anything that contradicts here?  It may not be to our liking, or what we have been taught – but surely the evidence is infallible!

The Key to Life is in the The Word of God – which is contained in the OT or Tanach, as guarded throughout the ages by the Jews..

Y’SHUAH died to restore YOU back into Covenant relationship wiyth Him together with the Jews.

http://www.revelations.org.za/Gospel.htm

He has not left you rudderless.  He has left an ongoing chain of education into His Word – Judah’s teachers, the Rabbis.  

Read!: http://www.revelations.org.za/Mechoqeck.htm for a very comprehensive study of the confirming Scriptures.

Are yopu surprised that the Jews, their teachers (the Rabbis) and the very Tanach (OT) itself are so rejected by the masses? – more so, those masses (as also those on this forum) who have moved so close to the Truth and to His System,   culture and religion – JUDAISM? 

READ!:  http://www.revelations.org.za/Mechoqeck.htm , The One True Way and the Sign posts to it all around us.

Of course Satan would have blackwashed it; put up sign posts to deviations that lead to eternal doom …

THAT is why God made it a Search for Truth – A Great Treasure Hunt!

Blessed are those who find the Keys to Life!

OvadYah

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