Messianic Christian - Hebrew Roots - Sacred Name Articles Page:

The purpose of this page is to have in one place, all the articles on this web site which deal with, in some significant way, the belief that a person who has Jesus of Nazareth as their Master also needs to observe/practice some portion or portions of what religious people refer to as the Tanakh, the Torah, the "Jewish scripture", the "old covenant", the "old testament", or the first part of the bible before Jesus of Nazareth came.

Simplified version of ‘the sabbath’ and all things old covenant/jewish scripture:

“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matt. 7:12 NASB
“All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.”  ASV
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”  KJV
“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”  NKJV

Therefore, a child (Matt. 11) would take that to mean that ‘everything contained in the Law and the Prophets can be done, achieved or accomplished by treating other people the way we want to be treated’.  It is truly that simple if we have ears to hear.
Understanding the hundreds of do’s and don’ts in Moses’ writing is washed away in the simplicity of the Light’s teaching and the King’s “new covenant”.

“For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.”  Matt. 11:13
“The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.”  Luke 16:16
Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you.”

If you read the above quotes in context, it is quite clear that the law and the prophets were proclaimed “until John” the Baptist.  Then the King came, and he fulfilled ‘all things’ during his first time on earth, at the end of which point the law and the prophets were replaced by the King’s  NEW covenant and his New command:

“A new command I give you - that you love (truly care about and for) one another as I have loved you.  For this is how the people of the earth will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”.  John 13:34-35
“This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.”

The two greatest commands, love God and love your neighbor, are still in place because they are validated by Joshua, and the “new command” and his singular “My commandment” has been given by the King to his followers.  It is all about “love”, even for those who make themselves our enemies, which is compassion for others causing selfless behavior towards them.
It is that simple.  Can you receive that dear reader?  Or are you going to cling onto the old and inferior way?  Will you listen to the Light?  Or will you justify your not listening to the Light?  Will you nullify these teachings of his and fit into the religous system of your choice?  Or will you allow him to set you free?

Clearing obstacles in the realm of the intellect
:  (knowing that the realm of the intellect will not reveal the Father or His Way)

Yet Another Foolish Reason to Divide? (What is the Son of God's real name?) [This article deals with the belief that God is very concerned about how a person spells and pronounces his Son's name.]

Do the Disciples of Jesus Keep the Sabbath? [This article answers the question of the title of the article.]

Are the Disciples of Jesus Obligated to Keep the Old Covenant (the Law or the Torah)? [This article answers it's title's question, and addresses the whole messianic bible movement in a more comprehensive way than the other articles.]

Follow Jesus, Not Moses! [This article deals with the main objections to the belief that a person can successfully follow Jesus of Nazareth without ever reading the old testament.]


By Tim

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