I am just wandering…
How observant R U?
Do U study or believe in the Kabbala, Chassidus etc.
Many x-tians believe in the “freedom” from the law.
This disturbs me so, and also make JC take on a very evil manifestation.
Because Torah is so infinitely incredible and beyond.
It is the very instrument we can know G-d.
It is so one with G-d.
If JC truly is the Moshiach, he has to completely be Torah.
And yet the Rabbis have it that he rebelled against it.
But indeed, alas, we see the Joseph story in that too…
To what extent do u follow halachah?
I follow YHVH’s Torah as interpreted by Yahshua. For instance, in the Sermon on the Mount He introduced the spiritual element inherent in Torah that all believers need to address if we are to please YHVH, and be truly observant. Example: It is not enough to not commit adultery, but necessary not to even entertain the thought or to lust after a woman in our minds.
I am interested in all kinds of subjects and disciplines and find there is some truth resident in most. I find Kabbalah extremely enlightening in some areas. Other areas I dismiss. We have to filter what we learn through Scripture. When it is contrary, we discard it. However, we must not throw out the baby with the bath water. My grandfather was a Chassidic rebbe and I learned a lot from him before he departed. Obviously, I have been influenced by his teachings. On the site read what I have posted on Kabbalah.
Antinomianism disturbs me too. What you say above is incredibly true. One of the basic problems is their misinterpretation of Paul (Sha’ul) of whom Peter said, he would be misinterpreted to their own destruction.
2 Pet 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;
2 Pet 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.
I agree! See above…By the way JC, short for Jesus Christ is a pagan name. Iesous (Jesus) from Iesu in Greek means, “dawn deity, a healing god.” Christ, in Greek Christos, commonly thought to mean Messiah (Greek word for Messiah is Messias) derives from the sun-deity Orisis. Another example of the hellenization and syncretism of an original Jewish movement that has now evolved in what we know as Christianity since the removal of Jews from the initial movement of “The Way.” However, Messianic Jews though little in number and influence have been evident and extant from the 1st century until today.
I am not sure how you are applying the Joseph story here, as it has been used to vilify the Jews. It is good to remember, the first believers were all Jewish and zealots for the “Law,” and predominantly so for about 200 years. In addition, it was Judah (Progenitors of the Jews) who saved Joseph from death by suggesting they sell him instead of killing him. There is a lot in the Joseph story that many people overlook. There were 11 other brothers involved in the incident with Joseph and the descendants of 10 of those tribes are now resident in what is called the Gentile nations.
To the extent that Yahshua did. If I find it contrary to the Written Torah I follow YHVH’s Torah. Much of Halacha is designed to go around YHVH’s Torah, such as Shabbat laws that I have witnessed firsthand as now practiced in Israel.