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Faith, grace and salvation


According to a doctrine widespread in many Christian denominations, it would be enough to believe only in Jesus nailed on a cross to be saved forever, without condition. The icing on the cake is that Jesus is the creator god or master builder of the universe, and that his divine sacrifice erases all the past and future sins of new converts. In other words, the believer can never "lose salvation" since he directly possesses eternal life by believing in the bloody sacrifice of a heavenly being transformed into flesh. Among the proponents of this Calvinist belief, some will teach that it is possible for a "true believer" to repeatedly practice horrible acts (premeditated murder, pedophilia, idolatry...) and yet already have the assurance of eternal life in the world to come. People who adopt this belief explain that the most perverse (because of the "flesh") who have believed once in Jesus can definitely not lose their life anymore, they only lose their rewards in heaven because they have built bad works on the foundation of faith which is Christ. These believers have perverted the message of the gospels, that life is obtained by faith and doing good, the will of God. Others, with a sounder mind, will tell you that a believer who commits serious sins does not have true faith. This is possible if we pretend to believe, but we must also admit that people who really believe can lose their lives. In this chapter, we will question the meaning of the apostle Saul's words concerning justification by works of the law and redefine the important definitions of faith, grace and salvation.
Galatas 5:4  Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated from him , as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen from grace.

Romans 3:20  Wherefore by works of law no flesh shall be justified before him; for by law is knowledge of sin.

Do you think it is appropriate to accuse a person of being "fallen from grace" because he or she claims to be justified by grace and the works of faith (including the ten words, called the Ten Commandments)?  Am I out of grace because in my faith I consider it important to take at least one day of rest in a seven-day week to disconnect from the daily grind and honor the Creator? Am I trampling on the gospel of grace (Acts 20:24) by thinking that boars, dogs and snails are still unclean to eat according to the Bible and other cultures?  Some believers are quick to judge me when they learn that I gladly practice the laws of the Pentateuch that testify to my faith in the Eternal, and they think that I am weak in faith and warn me not to fall "under the law" of the first covenant. I tell them that my salvation is in Messiah, the one we are to imitate.  So, am I really out of grace because I am justified by a grace of God and commandments that the disciples, Paul and the good men of the nations still followed in the new covenant? Far from it! On the contrary, we confirm the good works of the law by faith (Revelation 14:12; Romans 3:31; 7:12). There is confusion between two different contexts in the writings of Paul and James: justification by works of the law (Romans 3:20 above) and works of faith (James 2:17 + James 2:8-14).
James 2:17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Calvinism offers an interpretation of verses similar to Universalism, namely that all men are saved through the death and resurrection of Jesus on the cross, without any works. The major difference between the two is the need to have faith, as Universalism teaches that unbelieving wicked people are also saved. Do you know that French song "on ira tous au paradis" by the group "les enfoirés"? They sing that the cursed, the thieves and the murderers all go to heaven. The grace of Calvinism and Universalism takes away the fundamental principle, namely the practice of Good (Deuteronomy 30:14-18, Jeremiah 26:13). Certainly the gift of God is essential, but the fruit of life at the end of the road is available to those who do not willingly work in evil. If the Eternal requires repentance and good works in order not to perish, it is because works of faith are part of the justification for entering the economy of life. Baptized brethren" who begin to practice evil may be part of the unrighteous by their willful disobedience of the Eternal's precepts (1Corinthians 5:9-11). The unrighteous are not only those who do not believe and practice evil, but also those who have believed and do this evil. It is not enough to know that the Eternal parted the sea and healed man by the bronze serpent nailed to wood in the desert to enter the kingdom.
1Corinthians 6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Faith comes from ourselves, as a result of hearing the word, while the divine word, grace, truth and salvation come from the mind of God. God's love is the putting into practice of what he loves and this is built on faith, so it is written: "the just shall live by faith". On the desert path that climbs to the top of the mountain, faith is our engine, but what is the fuel? It is the holy spirit and the word that sanctifies, transforms us (Romans 1:5, Romans 16:26). Tell me, who believes in the cross and drowns out the choice of obeying the in the way of faith? Churches that celebrate homosexual marriages in the name of love forget God's Torah (instruction), Catholic priests drawn into filthy passions are not only mentally ill, so are murderers in the name of the god Allah. Protestants and Calvinists often tend to quote phrases that give the impression that only faith is required, whereas Catholicism and Judaism are more in line with our thinking, which we formulate in this apophthegm: faith REQUIRES obedience. In this configuration, a dead faith is not the absence of faith (James 2:17-24), but the absence of obedience. A dead faith is a real faith, whether it is small or large, weak or strong, we cannot be led to believe that "true faith" automatically produces good works and that we already possess eternal life in advance.
Isaiah 51:3-4  For the ETERNAL shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the ETERNAL; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

The prophet Isaiah announces grace through the descent of the law into the wilderness. To be justified by the works of the law means to live "under the law" of the first covenant by being justified by obedience to all his laws. The people put themselves in a bad position by transgressing the covenant because of the hardness of their heart and neck. In the new covenant through Yeshua (Jesus), we must not destroy the law and set it against the word "faith" because of the transgressions of the people of Israel, the law did not suddenly become a curse, on the contrary, it still reminds us of the holiness of the Most High blessed be He. This is one of the reasons why we do not throw away the laws of the covenant that guide us to the teaching of Jesus. The new covenant is undoubtedly different (Galatians 3:16, Jeremiah 31:31), but this change does not make it okay to burn the whole law of regulation, which I will discuss in the next chapter. The disciples asked the good men of the nations to follow the laws of the pentateuch (Acts 15:20-21), despite Roman or Babylonian domination due to the unfaithfulness of the people (Jeremiah 11:10, Deuteronomy 30). The time of the messiah takes us upwards, towards the essential values that sustain the covenant: love, truth, faith, mercy and justice. The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem will mark a turning point for an arrogant Judaism that sought to justify itself by a religious legalism that was unbearable in the eyes of the Eternal. In addition to rejecting the words of the spirit of the Messiah and the virtues of his teaching, their customs established over the centuries had deteriorated the original law of the Eternal, forgetting the two main commandments: love the Eternal and your neighbor.
I remind you that the religion of "Rabbinical Judaism" is not the true faith of Israel, just like the "distorted Christianity" and "Islam": https://desertpath.net/Religions&philosophies.html
Romans 3:27  Where then is boasting? It has been excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by law of faith;
Romans 3:28  for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without works of law.
Romans 3:29  Is God the God of Jews only? is he not of the nations also? Yea, of nations also:
Romans 3:30  since indeed it is one God who shall justify the circumcision on the principle of faith, and uncircumcision by faith.
Romans 3:31  Do we then make void law by faith? Far be the thought: no, but we establish law.

Romans 2:12  For as many as have sinned without law shall perish also without law; and as many as have sinned under law shall be judged by law,
Romans 2:13  (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans 2:14  For when those of the nations, which have no law, practise by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves;
Romans 2:15  who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)

Romans 6:15  What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Romans 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Philippians 2:12  So that, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
Philippians 2:13  for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to his good pleasure.

As for salvation, it is sometimes a hope to come (Romans 6:3-11; 8:11), sometimes a spiritual position in anticipation for those who enter the way by the door (Ephesians 2:6, Colossians 2:12, John 14:6). Doctrine is not just formed from verses that fit our beliefs, we must look at the whole text to find the right doctrine, some contexts are eschatological and point to an imminent end of a "world". A present tense phrase such as "he who believes has eternal life" in John 8:24 and John 3:16 is not meant to teach eternal life in an instant to the believer, but to encourage the righteous person who stands on the narrow path to abide in Christ (John 15:5-6). We learn to obey God better and better (2 Peter 3:18) and if we sincerely confess our mistakes in our sanctification, we can receive free forgiveness. It is important to confess our mistakes and forgive others (Mark 11:25), the belief of a blood of the god Jesus that forgives all future faults in advance is an invention. Yeshua (Jesus) our big brother does the will of his Father and our Father, our God and his God (John 20:17), no matter where that leads.
1 John 5:16-17  If any one see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life, for those that do not sin unto death. There is a sin to death: I do not say of that that he should make a request. Every unrighteousness is sin; and there is a sin not to death.

As a result of what we have just written, the definitions of faith, grace and salvation are completely redefined for a better understanding of the covenant and the good news. The basis of the new covenant is grace (help), then we are positioned on the path of life instruction and run to the finish line, the kingdom of heaven, the promised land. We certainly do not receive eternal life and incorruptibility directly by believing once in Jesus nailed for sins. It is written that the righteous will live by faith, so Christians were warned not to forsake it (1Timothy 1:18-19, John 8:11) to the point of becoming like unbelievers again, the unrighteous turned righteous must not voluntarily defile himself in the mud, faith is not a synonym for faithfulness (James 1:12), it requires being faithful. The one who obeys and keeps the words of God has life, he is like the flood of the sea mentioned in the book of the prophet Isaiah. The belief that man constantly practices an evil that he cannot avoid (Romans 7:15) because of the "flesh" is wrong, these people do not believe that the holy breath (Matthew 17:20) really changes the inside and outside of man. What a misinterpretation of Romans chapters 6, 7 and 8! The commandments are not painful (1 John 5:3) when the spirit animates and transforms our whole being: spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Esaie 48:18  Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then would thy peace have been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea;
Esaie 48:19  and thy seed would have been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof: their name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

To end this chapter, I want to repeat that I am not condemning to perdition those who do not respect all the commandments, if you eat pork and rat or do not take a rest day of a seven day week, you are not going to be stoned on the spot. The Eternal searches the hearts, he knows our conscience, our history and our situation, I do not judge you. The situation of a people united in one way to establish the Torah that came down from the mountain is not the same as a man who opens his eyes in a corrupt world around him. Moreover, there are different degrees of transgression, many faults do not lead to death. On the other hand, I can judge the good and the bad in relation to the scripture, if it is inspired by God, I myself will be judged according to my words, I must not secretly do the opposite of what I teach. The commandments of which Jesus or John speaks are those of the pentateuch, the messiah and his disciples did not invent the commandments in the first century of our era, Jesus knew what his father had already said in the law. When a new commandment is mentioned (John 13:34), the purpose is to remind us of an important point that may have been forgotten. And I give you a new commandment, no longer worship the creature that dies on wood as if it were the Creator god or a master builder of the universe (Deuteronomy 4:15-19; 10:12).
Mark 12:29  And Jesus answered him, The first commandment of all is , Hear, Israel: the Eternal our God is one Eternal;

John 14:21  He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me; but he that loves me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him.

John 10:28  and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand.

1 John 2:7  Beloved, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment, which ye have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye heard.
1 John 2:8  Again, I write a new commandment to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light already shines.

2 John 1:5  And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another.

1 John 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.
1 John 5:4  For all that has been begotten of God gets the victory over the world; and this is the victory which has gotten the victory over the world, our faith.

Mark 10:19  Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honour thy father and mother.
Mark 10:20  And he answering said to him, Teacher, all these things have I kept from my youth.
Mark 10:21  And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, One thing lackest thou: go, sell whatever thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me...

Deuteronomy 6:4  Hear, O Israel: The Eternal our God is one Eternal:

Deuteronomy 11:1  Therefore thou shalt love the Eternal thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.

Deuteronomy 10:18  who executeth the judgment of the fatherless and the widow, and loveth the stranger, to give him food and clothing.
Deuteronomy 10:19  And ye shall love the stranger; for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 18:5  And ye shall observe my statutes and my judgments, by which the man that doeth them shall live: I am Eternal.

Luke 10:28  And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live.

Psalms 19:7  The law of the Eternal is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Eternal is sure, making wise the simple.

Revelation 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Revelation 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged each according to their works:
Revelation 20:14  and death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15  And if any one was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.

John 5:28  Wonder not at this, for an hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs shall hear his voice,
John 5:29  and shall go forth; those that have practised good, to resurrection of life, and those that have done evil, to resurrection of judgment.


Conclusion: To speak about faith and grace is very good, but it is also necessary to have love for God, which consists in doing his will, justice is to put into practice his words (1 John 5:3) to at least not do evil.



















Law of regulation

Elohim (God) and his universal laws brought life into our solar system, the earth became the center of his attention. In an exceptional setting, the human race (Adam), God's favorite creature (Psalm 8), appears at the end of the sixth era (day) of creation. Researchers, believers or not, are amazed by the laws that govern the universe, I still remember my first scientific book on the cosmos1, read during my adolescence. Apart from the influence of a non-scientific and non-biblical belief mentioned by the author in chapter 17 (a trinity in the "trans-dimensional power"), it is demonstrated that very precise parameters allowed the emergence of life. Have you ever thought about the millions of artificial bombs that explode in times of war without ever organizing the matter? Well today, we are taught in school that a gigantic explosion called "Big-bang" brought an incredible balance to the universe.  We have reason to wonder about the existence of an intelligent being, the first lines of Genesis, written thousands of years ago, proposes a cosmology that is troubling to the human mind. Did you know that the scientist Einstein declared to have committed the greatest error of his career by opposing a scientific priest named Lemaître, who proved to him that the universe is in expansion from a beginning, the hustle and bustle of the desert : chapter 1, https://desertpath.net/creations.htm
Jeremiah 10:12  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Isaiah 40:3-24  The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of Eternal, make straight in the desert a highway for our God! Every valley shall be raised up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of Eternal shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of Eternal hath spoken. A voice saith, Cry. And he saith, What shall I cry? —All flesh is grass, and all the comeliness thereof as the flower of the field. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, for the breath of Eternal bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God abideth for ever. O Zion, that bringest glad tidings, get thee up into a high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest glad tidings, lift up thy voice with strength: lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Behold, the lord Eternal will come with might, and his arm shall rule for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompence before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd: he will gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom; he will gently lead those that give suck. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out the heavens with his span, and grasped the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in scales? Who hath directed the Spirit of Eternal, and, as his counsellor, hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who gave him intelligence, and instructed him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are esteemed as a drop of the bucket, and as the fine dust on the scales; behold, he taketh up the isles as an atom. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-offering. All the nations are as nothing before him; they are esteemed by him less than a cipher, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? and what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman casteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains for it . He that is impoverished, so that he hath no offering, chooseth a tree that doth not rot; he seeketh unto him a skilled workman to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved.
Do ye not know? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood the foundation of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a gauze curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in; that bringeth the princes to nothing, that maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Scarcely are they planted, scarcely are they sown, scarcely hath their stock taken root in the earth, but he also bloweth upon them and they wither, and the whirlwind taketh them away as stubble.

What shall I cry ? All flesh is grass, drink from the fountain of life, for the word of the Eternal abides forever. Daughters, repent, Mother Nature is withering without her husband YHWH, the Being, Father and Mother, the Alpha and Omega, the one who was, is and will be.
I call "regulatory law" the natural rights and moral laws that guide the human race on the way to the Father. Our creator frames man in nature with rules, yet allows him great freedom. We are like electrons orbiting the nucleus of an atom. We are responsible for our words and actions (Psalms 82:6-7, Genesis 1:28), let's not blame the good God for the misfortunes of the world, especially if you don't believe in him. Didn't Adam, the representative of the human race, disobey the Eternal by hastily tasting the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? We too as adam, burn the divine laws as we burn the forests and its living beings, the spiritual spheres (the high religious leaders) have become corrupted and tremble with the nations in a toxic cloud of smoke. Our choices are not very rigorous, judicious, good and edifying (1 Corinthians 10:23), are we aware of it? Doesn't the child need the education of his parents? The law is found in different environments, in school for example, some learn not to stick chewing gum under the tables while others must stop making fun of the disabled. We need the law of regulation from the Eternal, father of creation.
Isaiah 9:18  For wickedness burneth as a fire: it devoureth briars and thorns, and kindleth in the thickets of the forest, and they go rolling up like a pillar of smoke.

In this law of regulation for man, I propose to distinguish two important branches:
- the law of regulation in relation to the creation, it is always valid and applies to all.
- the law of regulation in relation to a system of things created by man in his free will.
The commandment not to bear false witness against one's neighbor will always be valid. On the other hand, sacrificing a mammoth or a lamb for the expiation of faults in the destroyed temple of Jerusalem is impossible. Moreover, and most importantly, the prophets teach that the pure animal sacrifices of the Bible never really forgave sins. Thus, on the way to the wilderness, the law of regulation in general is not abolished with a stroke of grace by the dark sword of the lawless false gospel, it is necessary to continue to follow good and discursive words (commandments) of the first covenants in order to engrave them on the heart. The Jewish apostle Saul himself says that he is not lawless (1 Corinthians 9:21) among the good men of the nations. Following this paragraph, I propose a reading of several verses, try to discern the different contexts so as not to hastily conclude that the good man of the messianic time lives without any law from the books of the Pentateuch. That the body of the messiah can discuss the shadow of things to come, because before anything else, the appointments must abandon the polytheistic worship of Zeus who dies in human form on Earth or that of the divine son who lived with him before the creation.
Psalms 19:7  The law of Eternal is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Eternal is sure, making wise the simple;
Psalms 19:8  The precepts of Eternal are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Eternal is pure, enlightening the eyes;
Psalms 19:9  The fear of Eternal is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of Eternal are truth, they are righteous altogether:

Psalms 119:98 and 104  "Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me." "From thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false path."

Galatas 3:19  Why then the law? It was added for the sake of transgressions, until the seed came to whom the promise was made, ordained through angels in the hand of a mediator.

Hebrews 7:15  And it is yet more abundantly evident, since a different priest arises according to the similitude of Melchisedec,
Hebrews 7:16  who has been constituted not according to law of fleshly commandment, but according to power of indissoluble life.
Hebrews 7:17  For it is borne witness, *Thou* art a priest for ever according to the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7:18  For there is a setting aside of the commandment going before for its weakness and unprofitableness,
Hebrews 7:19  (for the law perfected nothing,) and the introduction of a better hope by which we draw nigh to God.

2John 1:5  And now I beseech thee, lady, not as writing to thee a new commandment, but that which we have had from the beginning, that we should love one another.
2John 1:6  And this is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, according as ye have heard from the beginning, that ye might walk in it.

1Timothy 1:6  which things some having missed, have turned aside to vain discourse, desiring to be law-teachers, not understanding either what they say or concerning what they so strenuously affirm. Now we know that the law is good if any one uses it lawfully, knowing this, that law has not its application to a righteous person, but to the lawless and insubordinate, to the impious and sinful, to the unholy and profane, to smiters of fathers and smiters of mothers; to murderers, fornicators, sodomites, kidnappers, liars, perjurers; and if any other thing is opposed to sound teaching, according to the glad tidings of the glory of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

Matthew 5:31  It has been said too, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a letter of divorce.
Matthew 5:32  But *I* say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except for cause of fornication, makes her commit adultery, and whosoever marries one that is put away commits adultery.

The comparison between Matthew 19:8 and Deuteronomy 21:4 shows us a form of flexibility in the law through Moses, it adapts to the spiritual level of the man of the time and to the world he has built for himself. Jesus mentions the reason: a hardness of man's heart. From this, we conclude that laws are weakened because they stoop to imperfect human reactions. Even today, how many couples easily separate from their spouse to feel "free"? The situation is worse when we find this mentality in couples with children. The society lacks faith, it influences to divorce and to sully the values of marriage (exhibitionism, easy adultery, social benefits, pacs, white marriages and so on). And marriage is not a human ceremony in the first place, it is the union of a man and a woman who will lose their veil through the blood of the covenant with their partner, image of the Messiah who offers himself to the Eternal. Blood is a sign of the covenant in nature and in our culture. To continue on the flexibility of the law of regulation, let us cite the example of polygamy, why does God and Moses allow concubinage, unlike incest and homosexuality (Leviticus 20)?  Moses was more flexible on polygamy because of the passions, sterility and especially, the large number of women left after the wars. Homosexuality and incest will never produce (genetically) good fruits, it is not a good solution after the war and these acts are much less clean and tolerated in the eyes of the Creator. Today, Judaism finally favors monogamy over the concubinage of the Bible, just like the Jewish apostle Saul. Anthropomorphism testifies to this belittling of the Eternal One and his laws:
Genesis 3:9  And Eternal Elohim called to Man, and said to him, Where art thou?
Genesis 3:10  And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I feared, because I am naked; and I hid myself.
Genesis 3:11  And he said, Who told thee that thou art naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee not to eat?

The project of making man in the likeness of God is realized in the long run and we must achieve it with the mind of God, without ever discarding the right notion of free will: "not by force, but by my spirit" (Zechariah 4:6).
Man is invited to be like a god (son of God), the messiah is called "mighty judge/god" and "father of eternity" (Isaiah 9:6, Psalms 82:6) because he does the will of the Eternal and has been given the power to judge and give life by giving the knowledge of the Eternal. He is the standard of God's judgment, the ideal son. The Bible does not hide the need for evolution, it writes that the glory of Moses' ministry was fleeting (2 Corinthians 3:13-16). The law is unfulfilled when it is outside of Adam's heart; man had to grow spiritually. Therefore, the instruction (Torah) reveals a perfect law of all time and an imperfect "sub-law" adapted to the human activities of a time (civil, religious, military) and to errors. The God of love was not going to ask his people to turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:39) to Philistines who wished to exterminate them, nor was Yeshua (Jesus) speaking to a god of love different from that of the first contract.
This reflection is perhaps an answer to those who argue that the God of the first contract (covenant) is imperfect because of the writings and facts related in the Hebrew Bible. Israel had the main mission to bring the law and the name of the Creator in the midst of the nations, whether we are in a world of carefree people or barbarians. In our professional or family environment, we also manifest authority and compassion, each episode is manifested in its own time, it is written: "For the law was given by Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. "(John 1:17).
John 8:31  Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are truly my disciples;
John 8:32  and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
John 8:33  They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never been under bondage to any one; how sayest thou, Ye shall become free?
John 8:34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Every one that practises sin is the bondman of sin.
John 8:35  Now the bondman abides not in the house for ever: the son abides for ever.
John 8:36  If therefore the Son shall set you free, ye shall be really free.
John 8:37  I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance in you.

The ministry of Jesus is not the destruction and end of the law (Romans 10:4), the Greek word "telos (end)" used in this verse 4 of Romans 10 can be translated as "goal, objective". This goal is that the word be engraved on the heart with a new spirit (Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 8:10-13). So we establish obedience to the instruction (Torah), the laws (Romans 3:31) in our faith. So if Paul says he is not nullifying the law, why teach otherwise? The people had to have faith in the words of Israel's messiah and put aside their pride to repent (Acts 2:38), then they would receive the breath announced by the prophet Joel for the last days (Joel 2:38-32). The last days spoken of by Joel are not a period yet to come; they had already begun in the first century of our era. From faith comes the fulfillment of the royal law in the new covenant. The commentary of the Catholic Bible of Jerusalem about the driver or teacher mentioned in Galatians 3:24 is interesting: "Christians are no longer under the authority of a pedagogue, but in the love of the Father: therefore they listen to his word, whether old or new, no longer under compulsion and according to the flesh, but in freedom and in the spirit."
Romans 10:4  For Christ is the end of law for righteousness to every one that believes.
Romans 10:5  For Moses lays down in writing the righteousness which is of the law, The man who has practised those things shall live by them.
Romans 10:6  But the righteousness of faith speaks thus: Do not say in thine heart, Who shall ascend to the heavens? that is, to bring Christ down;
Romans 10:7  or, Who shall descend into the abyss? that is, to bring up Christ from among the dead.
Romans 10:8  But what says it? The word is near thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
Romans 10:9  that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as lord, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from among the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:10  For with the heart is believed to righteousness; and with the mouth confession made to salvation.
Romans 10:11  For the scripture says, No one believing on him shall be ashamed.
Romans 10:12  For there is no difference of Jew and Greek; for the same lord of all is rich towards all that call upon him.

Freedom in Messiah does not mean to be free from the law of regulation for man, it means to have a spirit that no longer opposes the will of the Eternal and his laws. In the desert, in front of the adversary, Jesus quotes the commandments he has on his heart, he mentions their origin by quoting the scriptures: "it is written...". Should we therefore no longer quote the commandments after Jesus' death for unintentional sins? The two verses most often used to argue that the law is cursed are Colossians 2:14 and Ephesians 2:15. In these sentences, Paul did not mean to explain that all the commandments of the Eternal through Moses are a curse, he is simply talking about the ordinances and penalties that curse the transgressor of God's law. When man transgresses the commandments (idolatry, theft, prostitution, greed, false witness, murder...), there appears on a chart a list of ordinances that Eternal will abolish for free by the faith of Jesus. Once again, we see that the context does not teach the destruction of all of God's law in the desert. It does not mean that the Eternal will no longer judge the evil deeds of those who continue not to do his will.
Colosians 2:11  in whom also ye have been circumcised with circumcision not done by hand, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the Christ;
Colosians 2:12  buried with him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with him through faith of the working of God who raised him from among the dead.
Colosians 2:13  And you, being dead in offences and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has quickened together with him, having forgiven us all the offences;
Colosians 2:14  having effaced the handwriting in ordinances which stood out against us, which was contrary to us, he has taken it also out of the way, having nailed it to the cross;

Ephesians 2:13  but now in Christ Jesus ye who once were afar off are become nigh by the blood of the Christ.
Ephesians 2:14  For *he* is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of enclosure,
Ephesians 2:15  having annulled the enmity in his flesh, the law of commandments in ordinances, that he might form the two in himself into one new man, making peace;
Ephesians 2:16  and might reconcile both in one body to God by the cross, having by it slain the enmity;

Jesus gives an exhaustive list of commandments (Mark 10:17-19; Matthew 19:16-20), but this does not mean that he was teaching his Jewish interlocutor to abandon other commandments such as observing the day of rest in Israel, not using the name of the Eternal in vain, not eating pork, etc. At the Council of Jerusalem, the four laws of the Pentateuch were also part of a short list of commandments of the Torah (instruction) for the good men of the nations (Acts 15:20-21), the purpose of which was to protect them from the yoke (circumcision and useless laws) that the Jews were teaching and at the same time to avoid a return to the paganism of the other peoples. The commandments stated came from God through Moses: abstain from idol meat (Deuteronomy 29:17; Leviticus 19:4); abstain from blood and smothered meat (Deuteronomy 12:16; Leviticus 17:11-14) and from dirty and impure sexual relations (Leviticus 20). Jesus and the disciples chose the right words according to the context of each. Christianity must therefore return to the precepts that the Eternal loves and not slacken in a freedom that satisfies the desires of the flesh.
Luke 15:29  But he answering said to his father, Behold, so many years I serve thee, and never have I transgressed a commandment of thine; and to me hast thou never given a kid that I might make merry with my friends:
Luke 15:30  but when this thy son, who has devoured thy substance with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
Luke 15:31  But he said to him, Child, *thou* art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.
Luke 15:32  But it was right to make merry and rejoice, because this thy brother was dead and has come to life again, and was lost and has been found.

Conclusion:
Laws of the Pentateuch are essential, we must listen to the right notes of the teaching (Torah) of the Eternal. Do not worship the man Jesus as the God, then, I advocate to keep the ordinances prescribed in Acts 15:29 and the ten holy words (commandments) of G-d by Moses, to distinguish between clean and unclean animals for those who eat meat. Understanding the meaning of the festivals of Israel and the Sabbaths in the Mosaic covenant is interesting, but it is not necessary to practice them, especially after the destruction of the temple in the year 70 and outside of Israel. Man united with God is the most beautiful temple.


















Circumcision

According to the dictionary, the prepuce is a "mobile fold of skin that more or less covers the glans of the penis in a flaccid state. This tissue is composed of skin, mucous membrane, nerves, blood vessels and muscle fibers; it has protective, immunological and sensory functions. In addition, the skin on the baby prevents direct contact between urine and feces, the foreskin will later develop a mechanical function adapted to sexual intercourse through the retraction movement of the foreskin. Having read and understood the natural characteristics of the foreskin, what demon would want to remove this part of the body? It is legitimate to wonder about the origin of this aggressive practice for the human body and the meaning given to it:
- Did man come into existence without a foreskin and why would the Creator ask to remove a natural piece of skin that covers the tip of the male genital organ?
- Can a father impose pain and alter the natural body of his neighbor, including that of his son?
- do we have the right to doubt the information given in a book?
- what is the teaching of the creator through the prophets and Yeshua (Jesus) concerning circumcision?
Jeremiah 2:11  Hath a nation changed its gods? and they are no gods; —but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

We have briefly mentioned the essential functions of the foreskin, so why remove it with a scalpel or cut stone to create the blood of a wedding ring? It is no accident that the body is covered with skin, nails, hair and opening and closing mechanisms that prevent external agents from entering the body. Did the creator and nature make us without foreskin? Some Jews and Christians believe that man did not have skin at the end of the penis at the beginning of his existence, so, according to them, circumcision would restore the true image of man at the time of his appearance on Earth! However, science and the book of Genesis do not mention any morphological modification of the penis in our homo-sapiens ancestors and the symbolic story of Adam and Eve never mentions the appearance of a piece of skin on the male genital organ! On the other hand, the text specifies that the man and the woman were covered with a skin garment (Genesis 3:21) to hide their nudity, which race of vipers will mutilate the female sex by explaining that a skin appeared on her sex? In medicine, there are malformations of the foreskin (phimosis, absent or too short foreskin) and this is certainly not proof of a modification due to our evolution. Science has clearly demonstrated the evolution of the morphology of the jaw as a result of our diet, as well as the cranial capacity in our learning. The circumcision of the flesh is not a real and spiritual improvement of our being, some believers will unfortunately imagine that a newborn baby is "beautiful" (Acts 7:20) because it came out of its mother's womb without foreskin, this is the opposite of reality and truth.
Genesis 17:11  And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and that shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.
Genesis 17:12  And at eight days old shall every male in your generations be circumcised among you—he who is born in the house, and he who is bought with money, any stranger who is not of thy seed.
Genesis 17:13  He who is born in thy house, and he who is bought with thy money, must be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
Genesis 17:14  And the uncircumcised male who hath not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples: he hath broken my covenant.

Circumcision is hardly contested within the monotheistic religions, very few believers question its authenticity in the scriptures. The defenders of this "Pagan-Hebrew" rite advance benefits at the hygienic and immune level, for example, they can tell you that the removal of the foreskin avoids infections due to bacteria that stagnate between the foreskin and the glans. However, this risk is easily eliminated by natural, daily penile hygiene! The proponents of foreskin cutting do not consider the disadvantages we mentioned above, so their divine covenant should not become problematic. According to the famous passage in Genesis 17, the creator greatly blesses Abram and his descendants through the physical pain inflicted on the male organ, those who do not submit to it should be cut off from the people! Amazing for a god who had previously established that life and death, blessing and curse are the wages of good and evil. Concretely, where is the benefit of circumcision and what is its meaning? Apart from the fact that it is good to obey the good God, it is difficult to link this ancient Near Eastern rite (African tribes, ancient Egypt) to the notion of good!
Ezekiel 20:30  Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Eternal: Do ye defile yourselves after the manner of your fathers? and do ye commit fornication after their abominations?
Ezekiel 20:31  And when ye offer your gifts, making your sons to pass through the fire, ye defile yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day; and shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Eternal, I will not be inquired of by you.
Ezekiel 20:32  And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the nations, as the families of the countries, in serving wood and stone.

Sometimes Israel copies the customs of the nations (1 Samuel 8:5; 20) and it is enough for the scribes to harmonize the texts a little to make us believe that their human thoughts in the Bible come directly from the will of the creator (Deuteronomy 17:14). We find this reasoning among believers when they are not confronted with obstacles in their choices, we hear them say that the holy spirit speaks to them or that they are doing the will of God. If our choices are not in the original plan of the Creator, he does not necessarily always and instantly oppose them, his will is that we also reflect who we are, a lesson may emerge. In the end, the spirit of the prophets will remind us of what the Eternal really wants. I believe this is so with circumcision, the Eternal never intended this pagan practice on the sons of adam (man). In the first chapter of the book by Leonard B. Glick2, a Jew who gave up circumcision, several Jewish explanations for the cutting of the foreskin are presented. Eilberg-Schwartz evokes the metaphor of a mature tree that must bear more fruit if it is stripped of its stems and branches.  But in drawing similarities between human rituals and the works of nature, we must also note the differences and limitations of a comparison: the penis of the newborn will never be a mature tree to be pruned.  In passing, I would like to thank the Jewish and non-Jewish associations that are fighting against the application of this rite on adults and newborns.
Jeremias 9:26  Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that have the corners of their beard cut off, that dwell in the wilderness: for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.

Many Jews and Christians will attach themselves to fables (Titus 1:14) to defend the circumcision mentioned in the Bible. In the beginning, Adam would have lost his garment of light because of his disobedience to Elohim (God) in the Garden of Eden. A flow of blood through the cutting (covenant) of the penis would supposedly compensate for this loss, the tear around the foreskin forms the carnal ring of the circumcised of the Abrahamic covenant, a people distinguished for their belonging to YHWH. But our theology refutes this theology, I have explained several times that all men without exception, including the messiah, are first of all carnal men who are incomplete and imperfect. Adam did not lose a spiritual garment of light to put on a skin on the foreskin, this need to find a white celestial and luminous garment is erroneous because we come first from nature and from the same matter as the animal. This impression of return can only be conceived in relation to the plan of the Eternal: to make man in the likeness of a son united to him (Ephesians 1:4), the man elohim from above. I repeat again, the messiah is not the creator God or an angel master of the universe, the anointed one (messiah) must imperatively be a human by nature, he is intrinsically the son of adam (man) in his original identity. It is afterwards that Yeshua (Jesus) will perfectly endorse the title of "unique son of God" (Psalms 2:7, Psalms 36:9, Luke 1:32...) through baptism and resurrection. We are also called to bear the divine nature (2Peter 1:3-4). Scientific reality and the Bible disagree with this theology, there is no Adam who loses his garment of light and a Jesus who gives up his divine nature to become human.
1Corinthians 15:46  But that which is spiritual was not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual:

Nor is circumcision the emblem of an individual and collective spiritual evolution of man, biblical history proves that the circumcised of the foreskin in the flesh do not react better than other peoples. In 2 Kings 17, circumcision did not prevent Israel from living in debauchery and unfaithfulness. Other people were circumcised before Abram and they were really only distinguished from others by the appearance of the penis. There is no power in circumcision. And the destruction of the foreskin should not mirror an inner circumcision of the heart (Psalm 51:5, Isaiah 5:6-7), one must remove from one's mind the concept that a pure heart is a circumcised heart bound to a custom that focuses on a lower level of the human body, on the powerful organ of sensibilities (penis).
It takes a heart of stone and an iron hand in a steel glove to teach that the penis of newborns must be bled from generation to generation, without end. Many times history teaches that Israel could not perform the rite in their religion (Acts 15:10), this is no accident. Humans died because of circumcision! And Abram did not discern everything, he sometimes bowed to the authorities, hid truths to avoid the evil of the barbarians falling on him and his family. Abram and Sarah also doubted the words of the Eternal, the name of the son of the circumcision is called Isaac: "laughing" because the couple laughed in their hearts when they heard the voice of the Eternal (Genesis 17:17-18 and Genesis 18:15).
Galatas 3:20  But a mediator is not of one, but God is one.
Galatas 3:21  Is then the law against the promises of God? Far be the thought. For if a law had been given able to quicken, then indeed righteousness were on the principle of law;
Galatas 3:22  but the scripture has shut up all things under sin, that the promise, on the principle of faith of Jesus Christ, should be given to those that believe.
Galatas 3:23  But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith which was about to be revealed.

It is argued that circumcision is of divine origin because the eighth day after the birth of the newborn is the best time to perform it. Let's rather say that it is the least bad moment, the mechanism of blood coagulation for hemorrhages is ready and is still developing over a few weeks. There is nothing extraordinary in knowing this, the ancestors have seen it by experience. If I tell you that the best time to conceive a child is about the fourteenth day before a woman's menstruation and we write it in a book, should we talk about miraculous knowledge? And why not another day for circumcision? Because this day is the earliest and also corroborates with the seven days of the creation week in the book of Genesis. There are other laws with this period (Exodus 19:30). God's creation is incredible, but we must discern in the law of regulation those things that come directly from the Eternal and those things of man that can obscure the divine law observed in nature (chapter II). We are not going to circumcise on the fourteenth day a little girl who has just been born because of the lunar cycle!
Ezekiel 13:6  They have seen vanity and lying divination, that say, Eternal saith! and Eternal hath not sent them; and they make them to hope that the word will be fulfilled.
Ezekiel 13:7  Have ye not seen a vain vision, and spoken a lying divination, when ye say, Eternal saith; and I have not spoken?
Ezekiel 13:8  Therefore thus saith the Lord Eternal: Because ye speak vanity, and have seen lies, therefore behold, I am against you, saith the Lord Eternal.

Circumcision in the flesh is rarely mentioned in the Bible and the stories about it are a bit strange. Take the story of Moses who is sent on his way through the wilderness to deliver his people in Egypt, he is suddenly attacked by god for not having circumcised his own son (Exodus 4:20-26). So God tries to kill him just after asking him to go and free his people! Couldn't he have settled this matter before? Had his child just turned eight days old while he was on his mission? Did he have to be circumcised to go to Egypt? This incident seems to be a late addition to reinforce the importance of circumcision of the flesh in the eyes of the god, but perhaps Moses was saved by his wife because of the tribes they may have crossed? This rite will be reintroduced later at Mount Sinai and the Hebrews had not learned the lesson well, after all that the Eternal had done for them, as the verse in Joshua 5:7 shows (Acts 15:10). What kind of god is this who demands this dangerous operation in the middle of the desert rocks? Moses was uncircumcised in his mouth, why didn't he cut off a piece of his upper lip? The tradition of Judaism will teach that Abraham and Moses were extremely wise and obedient men, they did not dare to question the circumcision; the goal of the Rabbis is to prevent the believer from flinching in front of the sacred text when God asks to cut the foreskin of the human penis. I do not rule out the possibility that Abraham or/and Moses understood that there was a problem with circumcision in the flesh, but they adopted it willingly or unwillingly. Furthermore, Moses is the representative of the people of the first contract law, Moses symbolically dies before entering the promised land.
1Corinthians 7:17-24  However, as the Eternal has divided to each, as God has called each, so let him walk; and thus I ordain in all the assemblies. Has any one been called circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised: has any one been called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but keeping God's commandments.
Let each abide in that calling in which he has been called. Hast thou been called being a bondman, let it not concern thee; but and if thou canst become free, use it rather.
For the bondman that is called in the Lord is the Lord's freedman; in like manner also the freeman being called is Christ's bondman. Ye have been bought with a price; do not be the bondmen of men.
Let each, wherein he is called, brethren, therein abide with God.

Circumcision is not the purpose of creation. First of all, in the divine view, in Messiah, we will see in the next chapter that there is the same law, the same covenant and the same spirit for a people of God composed of sons of Israel and foreigners. In other words, in the covenant with Yeshua (Jesus), there should not be this separation between "gentiles" under a Noahide law and Jews of Judaism who practice circumcision with hundreds of other laws. A unity in the system of law, continuing to distinguish between the son of Israel and the foreigner of the time of the nations. What is this? Are the sons of Israel no longer Israel without circumcision? Far from it, in fact, if the people had kept this practice as in ancient Egypt, we would not really have been different from the Hebrews. And it is precisely because Israel has definitively integrated this pagan rite into its laws, that they can make us believe that they are different from other peoples. How difficult it is to admit this fact for the believers in God. who read the Bible as a perfect book fallen from the sky, as Muslims do with the Koran and its god. We have to accept that the difference between the covenant of Moses and the covenant of Jesus does not lie in the container (stone, heart, flesh...), but also in the content of the laws (Jeremiah 31:32). Circumcision changes like the law of the priesthood of Moses in Hebrews 7:12, there is not a carnal circumcision of the foreskin together with a circumcision of the heart, nor is there a Levite priesthood according to the law and spiritual priests in heaven! The covenant of the penis is part of the laws that lose the letters of Moses concerning sacrifices for festivals, divorces, temples built in a certain way. Jesus' prophecy about the destruction of the temple of Israel in 70AD marks a transformation ,the earth and the heavens in Israel are truly shaken until that fateful moment.
Hebrews 7:11  If indeed then perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, for the people had their law given to them in connexion with *it*, what need was there still that a different priest should arise according to the order of Melchisedec, and not be named after the order of Aaron?
Hebrews 7:12  For, the priesthood being changed, there takes place of necessity a change of law also.

It is important to note that the law of Moses is being rewritten because of a higher law outside the covenant of Moses. The denominations of the "Judeo-Christian" world, the "Israelites" and the "Messianic Jews" are in error in asking to observe the whole law of the covenant of Moses in the name of Jesus! They interpret Deuteronomy 4:2 in the way of Rabbinic Judaism and lock believers into a non-moving instruction (Torah). Hebrews 7:12 is about improvement, a prophetic goal that Moses symbolically does not achieve by dying before reaching the promised land. We must enter into the movement of instruction (Torah) without transgressing the dance of the letters that impel us to this evolution. And Christian denominations that abandon instruction (Torah) and important laws are of course also in error, hence the divisions with "Judeo-Christians" (a term that is not biblical). It is true that Jesus does not reject the circumcision adopted in the history of the people of Israel, but it is because he represents the people of the first covenant, he himself says that he came to practice the law of the first contract and to save the house of Israel! It is only later, once his mission is accomplished, that the information will go to the nations with the new covenant established first with a small remnant of the house of Israel. Yeshua (Jesus) had to carry with him the image of the wages of his people's transgressions and the false and imperfect customs (sacrifices and feasts linked, circumcision...) that Israel had assimilated through the hardness of their hearts (Galatians 3:10-13).
Yeshua (Jesus) frees his people from the religious system and presents them with the true, original faith. The law of regulation that I present to you is not a yoke, it is not painful with the spirit of the law.
Jeremiah 8:8  How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of Eternal is with us? Behold, certainly the lying pen of the scribes hath made it falsehood.

Galatas 6:13  For neither do they that are circumcised themselves keep the law; but they wish you to be circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh.
Galatas 6:14  But far be it from me to boast save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.
Galatas 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision; but new creation.

Conclusion in eight days :
1) The skin of the foreskin is not a structure that appeared because of original sin. The covenant is not suprarational and faith must be based on real facts and logical reasoning.
2) Circumcision is painful to the body, you are assaulting the poor newborn who has done nothing wrong and has not asked for anything.
3) The circumcision of the foreskin in the flesh has no relation to an uncircumcision of the heart. Circumcision is of the flesh of the heart (Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6; Jeremiah 4:4).
4) The Jew Saul clearly distinguishes between the commandments and circumcision. There is no more circumcision of the foreskin with the new creature, the repaired Adam (Galatians 6:13-15).
5) Circumcision is a yoke that the ancestors could not bear (Exodus 17:2, Acts 15:10), Egyptian or Hebrew circumcision does not help in the fulfillment of the commandments.
6) Giving spiritual meaning to a rite does not mean that it is beneficial. Why not find spiritual meaning in female circumcision and perform it on women?
7) The discovery of a better coagulation of the newborn on the eighth day is not a miracle, it does not justify the will of the Eternal to circumcise men.
8) The reading of Genesis 17 does not add much to Genesis 15 to justify circumcision, the promises are similar (an offspring and a promise that does not go through his servants).




















Who is the people of God ?

Is Elohim (God) not the God of the human race (adam) of Genesis 1 before being that of the nation of Israel? Did not Noah please the Creator Father before the covenant of circumcision? Wasn't the patriarch Abram blessed by Melshizedek, a man of the nations who offered bread and wine in the likeness of the messiah (Genesis 14:19-20)? What is Israel without the patriarch Abraham from the city of Ur? Are not those who do God's will his people? The flood tells the story of a man of integrity who walked with God, he was saved with his family from the baptism (immersion) of water from his land. Death swallowed up the wicked and a new life is offered to the upright who pass through the upright waters, the six colors of the rainbow that we see all over the planet has become the sign of the alliance between the creator and the men. Many civilizations tell the story of the flood, is it not a sign that this famous biblical event is for all men? The flood is a figure of baptism which is found in the covenant of Christ, it is necessary to be born of water and spirit not to be held by the tomb of death, the kingdom of God or kingdom of heaven is accessible to those who have faith and practice the Good.
Genesis 3:22  And Eternal Elohim said, Behold, Man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever...!

Genesis 6:5  And Eternal saw that the wickedness of Man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually.
Genesis 6:6  And Eternal repented that he had made Man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.

Romans 4:9  Does this blessedness then rest on the circumcision, or also on the uncircumcision? For we say that faith has been reckoned to Abraham as righteousness.
Romans 4:10  How then has it been reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
Romans 4:11  And he received the sign of circumcision as seal of the righteousness of faith which he had being in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all them that believe being in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned to them also;
Romans 4:12  and father of circumcision, not only to those who are of the circumcision, but to those also who walk in the steps of the faith, during uncircumcision, of our father Abraham.

Distinguishing between the people of God and the way in which the knowledge of Eternal is revealed to humanity is essential. By setting apart one person (Abraham) or one people (Israel) to reveal himself, Eternal does not exclude other men who thirst for truth and justice, on the contrary. Eternal loves all men on the face of the earth (John 10:34-36, Psalm 82, Genesis 6:1-2) without them being the actors of a covenant. When Moses delivered his people, he was not only with the Hebrews in the desert, Egyptians and other foreigners were present and could also follow the Torah (instruction). The foreigners who clung to the Eternal were not outside the little people of Abraham's race, they were considered as the sons of Israel (without being sons of Israel) who had once been foreigners. The Bible ultimately reaches many peoples, the texts have been translated into many languages so that the information is accessible to all. In the covenant of Jesus, we still have the distinction between the foreigner (the Greek for example) and the son of Israel (Genesis 19:34) within the people of God. They have the same faith and the same law. We conclude that the people of God are not exclusively the sons of Israel, the chosen ones for the covenant and the promises.
Romans 10:14  How then shall they call upon him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without one who preaches?
Romans 10:15  and how shall they preach unless they have been sent? according as it is written, How beautiful the feet of them that announce glad tidings of peace, of them that announce glad tidings of good things!

Leviticus 19:34  As one born among you shall the stranger who sojourneth with you be unto you; and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am Eternal your God.

Isaiah 41:8  But thou, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham, my friend
Isaiah 41:9  —thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from the extremities thereof, and to whom I said, Thou art my servant, I have chosen thee and not rejected thee,

Isaiah 49:1  Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples from afar. Eternal hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
Isaiah 49:2  And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hath concealed me under the shadow of his hand, and he hath made me a polished shaft: in his quiver hath he hidden me.
Isaiah 49:3  And he said unto me, Thou art my servant, Israel, in whom I will glorify myself.

The circuit of information is comparable to the Venturi effect, the starting zone is large because it affects the peoples and their different languages. The zone will decrease because the information is perfected within a small nucleus (people) of believers, we can say that the energy has intensified with Israel. Finally, the message goes out again to a wide mouthpiece, the wealth gained is brought to the nations. The apostle Saul of the tribe of Benjamin is precisely one of the little people who revealed the information of Israel to the nations, his work is simply remarkable (John 14:12), who better than a "Jewish" man of this chosen people to teach the nations the sound doctrine and the holy law? That said, although Saul was bathed in the Mosaic covenant, he was missing the point by opposing the community of Jesus, before his conversion. Election is not about making oneself superior to others and does not reside in the appearance of the flesh, but it is understanding that the Most Holy uses us because he loves us and our neighbor. Likewise, those who receive a prophet must listen and not be filled with pride. The Messiah taught the good news to his people exclusively because the new covenant was to be made with Israel, he was to fulfill the prophecies and solve the situation of the people in relation to the law. Then the knowledge was to go out of the land and reach good men:
Romans 3:29-31; Psalms 67:2; Isaiah 19:23-25; Jeremiah 16:19; Zechariah 2:11; Malachi 1:11; Luke 24:46-47.
Matthew 15:24  But he answering said, I have not been sent save to the lost sheep of Israel's house.
Matthew 15:25  But she came and did him homage, saying, Eternal, help me.
Matthew 15:26  But he answering said, It is not well to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.
Matthew 15:27  But she said, Yea, Eternal; for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the table of their masters.
Matthew 15:28  Then Jesus answering said to her, O woman, thy faith is great. Be it to thee as thou desirest. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

John 4:22  Ye worship ye know not what; we worship what we know, for salvation is of the Jews.

Psalms 22:27  All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Eternal, and all the families of the nations shall worship before thee:

Galatas 3:27  For ye, as many as have been baptised unto Christ, have put on Christ.
Galatas 3:28  There is no Jew nor Greek; there is no bondman nor freeman; there is no male and female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus:
Galatas 3:29  but if ye are of Christ, then ye are Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise.

Each individual keeps his identity in the Christian community (nationality, gender), there is no Jew, no Greek and no Arab in the sense that all of them integrate the people of God by adhering to the body of the Israelite messiah Jesus, the new branch. And there is neither man nor woman because they have the same right to enter the economy of life. Let us respect those who announce the good news (Romans 10:15) and the order of things, it is not the Koran that brings the cosmology of the creation, the covenant, the law, the promises and the messiah. Nor did the Romans and Arabs inform the Jewish apostle Saul of the Eternal's plan and the good news, but the opposite (Acts 2:11). The Bible clearly shows us that the covenant of Israel is perfected by the messiah of the tribe of Judah (Matthew 5:17, Revelation 21:12). The good men of the nations must not think of themselves as spiritual Jews who are circumcised in heart (Romans 3:29). The good men of the Gentiles can be grafted into the olive tree (Romans 9) and that tree is not the nation of Israel, but God's beloved people in Messiah which contains first the justified of Israel and those of the Gentiles.
John 4:21  Jesus says to her, Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when ye shall neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem worship the Father.
John 4:22  Ye worship ye know not what; we worship what we know, for salvation is of the Jews.
John 4:23  But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for also the Father seeks such as his worshippers.
John 4:24  God is a spirit; and they who worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.

Romans 2:28  For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither that circumcision which is outward in flesh;
Romans 2:29  but he is a Jew who is so inwardly; and circumcision, of the heart, in spirit, not in letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Galatas 3:16  But to Abraham were the promises addressed, and to his seed: he does not say, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed; which is Christ.

1Peter 2:9  But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;

The law of the priesthood is a fundamental structure of the Mosaic covenant and the annulment of this system in the epistle to the Hebrews is not to be minimized (Hebrews 7:18), a link is established between the weakness of the priesthood and the weakness of the Mosaic covenant in Hebrews 8! The Israelites had to fully respect the covenant, this priesthood made it possible to manifest the holiness of God, the notion of sin and the prophecies. Moses and Aaron had delivered the people from Egypt by the hand of the Eternal, their tribe had been honored by this system. Israel transgressed and broke the contract of Moses by its sins, moreover, the covenant of Moses cannot be the finality of the creation because of several imperfections, hence the need for a second covenant which joins for example our Venturi effect: the human race can approach the holiness of the Eternal as "priest", without belonging to a specific tribe. The translation "renewed covenant" used by some religious denominations to refer to the covenant through Yeshua (Jesus) is not very accurate, the Eternal renews with Israel through the messiah, but it is really about a new covenant. Laws are different (Hebrews 7:18-19), as I explain in chapter II and III of this topic. And all the things based on old, half-pagan principles (sacrifices...) have an end, the feasts that require bull's blood for forgiveness also have an important meaning for the people of Israel, but they were about to disappear in Messiah. The instruction (Torah) integrates the good man into a new priesthood in the most holy place in the presence of the Eternal in the manner of Melshizedek who does not belong to any tribe of Israel (Genesis 14:18 and Hebrews 5). In reality, the change of the law on the priesthood of Moses makes it possible to liberate man, but the Bible turns the text in a religious way, because believers still drink milk. The Torah of the new priesthood is incompatible with that of the letter of Moses. The temple of God by the body of men united to the Eternal, living stones, transform yourselves before running a temple of stone.
Hebrews 8:2  minister of the holy places and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord has pitched, and not man.
Hebrews 8:3  For every high priest is constituted for the offering both of gifts and sacrifices; whence it is needful that this one also should have something which he may offer.
Hebrews 8:4  If then indeed he were upon earth, he would not even be a priest, there being those who offer the gifts according to the law,
Hebrews 8:5  (who serve the representation and shadow of heavenly things, according as Moses was oracularly told when about to make the tabernacle; for See, saith He, that thou make all things according to the pattern which has been shewn to thee in the mountain.)
Hebrews 8:6  But now he has got a more excellent ministry, by so much as he is mediator of a better covenant, which is established on the footing of better promises.
Hebrews 8:7  For if that first was faultless, place had not been sought for a second.
Hebrews 8:8  For finding fault, he says to them, Behold, days come, saith the Lord, and I will consummate a new covenant as regards the house of Israel, and as regards the house of Juda;
Hebrews 8:9  not according to the covenant which I made to their fathers in the day of my taking their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because *they* did not continue in my covenant, and *I* did not regard them, saith the Lord.

The new priesthood shows a change of law, we prove that the instruction (Torah) is in motion in order to perfect us. This priesthood does not oblige to bring offerings and sacrifices according to the law of Moses, because in Christ we give the true meaning sought by the idea of sacrifices: our own being. This improvement brings great differences, in addition to the exclusivity that was made to the Levites according to the first law of Moses. The law of Christ is different and superior. The two priesthoods do not live together, one was ready to disappear, the other is perfect and the purpose of creation. Do not wait for a "millennium" (a word that does not exist in the Bible) the temple of confusion and two types of priesthoods, without sacrifice for forgiveness, with a high priest named Yeshua who is God the creator. This does not come from the good will of the Eternal, subjecting believers to imperfect laws in the new covenant is a mistake, it is adding to the law and the prophets (Matthew 5:17-19). While some Christians are wrong to want to nullify the entire law of instruction (Torah), other believers remain stuck to unchanging letters of the past, locked into the first covenant. You may be told that the prophets announced a return to the priesthood of Moses, but these "Judeo-Christians" do not want to consider that the holy breath was given to the prophets in a measured way, i.e. that they saw certain things only through the system in which they found themselves. For example, the prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel that speak of a war with horses in the plains and the priests of Zadok (Zechariah 43:19) must be transferred to the new covenant and its new data, we have a new reality, a new creation. Let us also give the example of the prophetic verses (book of Psalms, of Isaiah) which are attributed to the messiah outside the context of a chapter, they are as if grafted into the new covenant, in a new context. This is the important and logical change I had to mention for the people of the Eternal in Christ: the sons of Israel and the foreigners have the same priesthood.
Isaiah 65:1  I am sought out of them that inquired not for me , I am found of them that sought me not; I have said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

In Messiah, people from the nations can become "priests" (Revelation 1:5-6; 5:10; 20:6) in the same eternal system as Yeshua, who has no father, mother or tribe eligible for the priesthood of the Most High-Blessed according to the Law of Moses. In Messiah, no one is going to kill a bull to celebrate the feast of the Eternal prescribed in the Mosaic covenant, nor did Jesus enter a temple with ancient high priestly garments. If the Eternal scattered the tribes of Israel among the nations, the people should not think of themselves as the lost ones of Israel in their faith in the Eternal and Yeshua! The purpose is simply that the nations receive the information through the sons of Israel who are qualified as sinners like other people among the nations. A prophecy says that the house of Israel is uncountable because the sons of Israel are among the peoples and have mixed with them to form the people of God (long ago with the exiles). In Romans 11, the time of the nations (Romans 11:25) is not a time when the nations have a different covenant than the one given in Jeremiah 31 for Israel and Judah, it is simply a time when the nations can enter into Yeshua's covenant with lost sons of Israel who are returning! We are not going back to a Moses system and a Jesus system. The strangers remain strangers among God's people, they can be proud to belong to God. They have been given the power to also become sons of the Most High. The seed of which the prophet Hosea speaks (Hosea 2:23) is a multitude of nations, not only "Judah", "Ephraim", "Israel". One could be in "Israel" without being a "son of Israel" and today we must especially be in Messiah without necessarily being a son of Israel. In the book of Revelation, the numbers concerning the tribes of Israel are symbolic, they are not part of our context (12 x 12 x 1000 = 144 000). There are not 144,000 Jewish heads in the people of God, but Israel has been mixed with the great crowd to form the people of the Eternal and his temple. Let us read the prophecy:
Hosea 1:6  And she conceived again, and bore a daughter. And he said unto him, Call her name Lo-ruhamah; for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel, so that I should pardon them.
Hosea 1:7  But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by Eterno their God; and I will not save them by bow, or by sword, or by battle, or by horses, or by horsemen.
Hosea 1:8  And she weaned Lo-ruhamah; and she conceived and bore a son;
Hosea 1:9  and he said, Call his name Lo-ammi; for ye are not my people, and I will not be for you.
Hosea 1:10  Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, it shall be said unto them, Sons of the living God.
Hosea 1:11  And the children of Judah and the children of Israel shall be gathered together, and they shall appoint themselves one head, and shall go up out of the land: for great is the day of Jizreel.

Exodus 12:49  One law shall be for him that is home-born and for the sojourner that sojourneth among you.

Leviticus 25:23  And the land shall not be sold for ever; for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.

Numbers 9:14  And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and would hold the passover to Eternal, according to the rite of the passover, and according to the ordinance thereof, so shall he do. Ye shall have one rite, both for the stranger and for him that is born in the land.

1Chronicle 29:15  For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is no hope of life .
1Chronicle 29:16  Eternal our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee a house to thy holy name, is of thy hand, and is all thine own.

Isaiah 1:9  Unless Eternal of hosts had left us a very small residue, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Hosea 7:13  Woe unto them! for they have wandered from me; destruction unto them! for they have transgressed against me. And I would redeem them; but they speak lies against me.

Matthew 3:9  And do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Matthew 5:5  Blessed the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Matthew 5:6  Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:7  Blessed the merciful, for they shall find mercy.
Matthew 5:8  Blessed the pure in heart, for *they* shall see God.
Matthew 5:9  Blessed the peace-makers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Romans 2:12  For as many as have sinned without law shall perish also without law; and as many as have sinned under law shall be judged by law,
Romans 2:13  (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans 2:14  For when those of the nations, which have no law, practise by nature the things of the law, these, having no law, are a law to themselves;
Romans 2:15  who shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts accusing or else excusing themselves between themselves;)
Romans 2:16  in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my glad tidings, by Jesus Christ.
























Addicional commentaries

Genesis 4:3-5
[Genesis 2]
Offerings have existed for a long time in the most ancient religions, the master of heaven and earth does not need them. He will teach a lesson through this human rite.
Abel presents a more pleasing offering than his brother's, he gives something of greater value by faith. Jesus does not offer an animal, but his whole being, he is the perfect offering that speaks better than Abel's
(Hebrews 12:24). The vegetarian who does not cleanse his inner self by feeding on the lamb misses the Eternal's purpose. The sword of the angel prevents him from returning to Eden to take the fruit of life.
Genesis 6:2 Those who are called "sons of God" are human, they can perish because of their disobedience. This fact may disturb the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional salvation. The rebellion of an evil angel called "Satan" at the beginning of creation is a false belief: https://www.desertpath.net/SatananddemonsEng.html
Genesis 6:20-21 During the flood, the animals on the ark were not food products. There were other men, Noah is not the father of all humanity: https://www.desertpath.net/creations.htm
Genesis 7:2 and 8 Noah made a distinction between clean and unclean animals for burnt offerings, so why would his descendants not continue to make a classification for eating meat (Genesis 15:9-12)?
Other peoples make distinctions in their eating habits, so Moses' list is not so surprising (Leviticus 11).
Genesis 9:2:4
[Leviticus 11
Leviticus 17:10-14]
Noah, a friend of God, probably continued to make a distinction in the consumption of meat, in accordance with his offerings for the "body of God". Before the flood, men lived in debauchery and probably ate anything and everything (Adam and Eve are not the parents of all mankind). Therefore, the restatement of Genesis 1:28-30 emphasizes the need to abstain from animals living with blood and from necrophagy (Acts 15:29). God did not forbid the eating of animals in Genesis either, perhaps he was not ruling out the possibility of man's dominion over the earth in this way, out of the garden. I would add that we should see the animals we kill and give thanks, because the treatment of animals in slaughterhouses for our consumption is unacceptable.
Genesis 17:9-14 Circumcision in the flesh does not come directly from the Eternal, this practice was adopted by the ancestors of Israel and later embellished by the scribes who sought to make it an exclusively Jewish mark and an endless covenant. The spirit of the prophets announces a circumcision of the flesh of the heart in order to get the penis out of this bad situation (Deuteronomy 10:16, 30:6; Jeremiah 4:4). Moses may have understood this, but he was going to do it willingly or unwillingly (or he never proposed it.). I would like to add that Yeshua also dies to free his people from religious laws and rites that are not really from the Eternal. He who nailed the first Adam does not need to circumcise his penis, he is a new man (new creation) who keeps his foreskin intact, looking upward into the wisdom and intelligence of the divine body. The foreigners who were not yet circumcised did not make passover.
Exodus 31:16:17
[Genesis 2:2-3
Exodus 20:8-11
Deuteronomy 5:14-15
Matthew 24:20
Hebrews 4]
In the first contract, the Sabbath is a mandatory day of rest given to the sons of Israel, the circumcised in the flesh. Those who know the Creator through the Bible and have read the Pentateuch do not have to throw out all the commandments of the first contract because they believe in Jesus. The day of rest originated in the days of creation, long before it was a law written in the desert by Moses. The day of rest was later attached to other Sabbaths and festivals, but it started as a special day independent of the calendar of Moses which established festivals. It also became a day when the one who did not observe it among the sons of Israel was put to death. Therefore, in addition to following a classification of creatures as Noah did, I chose to follow the seventh day of the week in memory of creation, without asking for the execution of the one who does not do so, this is Eternal who judges. Remember the birds of the ark released every seven days to find land, this is the symbol of rest, of the "promised land". In Exodus 16, we are already presented with a successive seven-day rest in the desert. In conclusion, we think that humans should really take at least one day (a time) of the week to rest and praise the Creator. Of course, this does not mean that it is forbidden to glorify the Creator on the other days.
Numbers 15:16 The same instruction (Torah), the same rights and commandments for everyone. There are not and will not be "Noahide laws" or a restriction to "four laws" for foreigners united to the people of YHWH.
Deuteronomy 4:2
This verse son-in-law (Deuteronomy 12:32; 17:20) does not teach that for ever nothing moves from the letter of Moses. Some rabbis know this as I show in the presentation: chap IV https://desertpath.net/PresEng.htm
1 Chronicles 23:6
[Numbers 3
Mark 14:58
Hebrews 9:24
Deuteronomy 4:2
Matthew 5:18]
For those who still think that the Torah (instruction) is not moving and that the letters are always still, King David allows himself to make a change in the operation of the laws related to the service of the Levites. Great people can change things, by the will of the Eternal. Deuteronomy 4:2 is misinterpreted by those who want to imprison the believers in old, imperfect laws (not wanting to realize that they are imperfect, they still want them back in the world of men). The instructions that were given by Moses for the transport of the objects related to the cult in the third chapter of the book of Numbers disappeared. Later on, the Levites will not even carry out this mission anymore, because of the construction of a temple of the God that no one can contain (Jesus shows the character and the word of the father on a human scale, he is obviously not the almighty). Our customs must not weaken (remove or add to the law) the holy word of God and the prophecies. In Matthew 5 Jesus shows the right understanding of the Torah, he is the descent of the Torah to mankind, he unquestionably changes the laws of the letter of Moses to improve it and make it more logical. In the end, the law of the beginning is not painful. This vision of the Torah is disturbing for those who are in a religious legalism, they do not understand anymore what they say (1 Timothy 1:7) to the point of creating anachronisms and anomalies.
1 Chronicles 28:7-8 Faithfulness to all the commandments is a condition for keeping the blessing. His children were not always on the throne. The Eternal will be gracious to Judah.
Isaiah 1:11-13 In the first covenant with Israel, Elohim said through the mouth of the prophet that the sacrifices and feasts were useless because the people were not circumcised in heart. Elohim (God) was angry because of the people's waywardness and the animal sacrifices within this covenant were not the source of the problem under the law of the first contract.
Isaiah 2:3; 51:4 The Torah (instruction) of the Eternal was to come down, it will be heard through the mouth of the man (flesh) Yeshua, the promised messiah. Eternal is spirit and does not change (James 1:17; John 4:24), he works with the son of man. Jesus is not a heavenly being before he exists, that would destroy the plan of the Eternal to make man in his image by the power of the holy breath (holy spirit).
Isaiah 53:6-10
[1 Peter 1:19:20
2 Corinthians 5:21
Matthew 26:27-28
Hebrews 9:12; 10:19
Ephesians 2:13; 1:7]
The doctrine of substitution is not in accordance with the scriptures and the meaning of "sacrifices" in the first contract. This belief is fanciful, no god, man or animal is going to physically suffer all the sins of those who have faith in one sacrificial act. The man Yeshua (Jesus) had already become the perfect man when he was hung on the tree of the curse, he did not become "sin" by taking the faults of others upon himself. Instead, he will represent the wages of sin, the word "sin" in 2 Corinthians 5:21 can be translated as "wages of sin". Jesus receives the wages of the wicked, the transgressor of the law, even though he does not deserve any of it. God did not take pleasure in making him suffer (Isaiah 53:10), but he admired his behavior. The spirit gives life (John 6:63) and the blood of the righteous is the signature of the person. Eternal wishes a spirit of repentance to come upon those who pierced him (Zechariah 12:10). The most beautiful son of man offered himself as a "sacrifice" to God for himself and others, he is the brazen serpent raised in the wilderness, above the other serpents. We do not have eternal life through the magical power of Jesus' blood or gods falling from heaven, God forgives our voluntary transgressions by faith for free. Isaiah 53 asks the human spirit for awareness and change and Jesus shows the wages of sinners by bearing this cursed image on the wood.
Jeremiah 31:31-32 The covenant is made only with the house of Israel and Judah through Yeshua (Jesus), but the men of the nations can attach themselves to it by accepting the divine instruction (tora), exactly as in the first contract. The covenant (cut בְּרִית) of Jesus is not the same covenant as with the ancestors, the laws have not disappeared since they are written on the heart, that said, there are important differences (living with the spirit of grace, circumcision, priesthood ...).
Ezekiel 40-48 It is the temple that can be seen through the eyes of the prophet who does not see beyond the first testament. The temple will not be like this because of the unfaithfulness of the people (Ezekiel 43:9) and the covenant to come (Ezekiel 37:26), which is much better and more logical in relation to the purpose of creation. Before a material temple is built, the Eternal wants sons who have faith in him and who are faithful to him (1 Peter 2:5; Revelation 21:22; John 2:21). The epistle to the Hebrews is very clear, do not expect Levites and sons of Zadok (Ezekiel 43:19) in announcing the temple of confusion, mixing two priesthoods. Other visions of prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah) must be reviewed according to the movement of instruction (Torah).
Hosea 2:10-12 Destruction of the religious system of Judaism because of its unfaithfulness, there is no question of removing good and holy commandments from the divine instruction (Romans 7:12, Romans 3:31).
Matthew 5:17 The verbs abolish and fulfill are opposed, we cannot deduce that the fulfillment of the law and the prophets is the abolition of the Torah. However, the fulfillment is an improvement, one does not start the same thing again. The messiah addresses the house of Israel before returning to the nations under the rainbow: Psalm 117:1; Isaiah 66:18-19; Luke 24:47-48; Acts 13:46; Acts 28:28; Romans 1:16; 2:9-10; Revelation 7:9; 12.
Matthew 5:18-19 Yeshua (Jesus) does not say that the law does not evolve (priesthood, circumcision, feasts...), we just read the opposite in verse 17. Moreover, we must also take into account the letters of the prophecy for the accomplishment of the perfect change. The letter is not only laws. The instruction (Torah) exists before the Mosaic covenant and will exist after the heaven and earth, it is in motion. In the letter of this chapter, Jesus talks about the virtues, they allow to keep the holy and perfect commandments of the law of regulation of chapter II. Yeshua (Jesus) is going to reinforce the commandment so that it will not be transgressed by the cunning of the heart and the tradition of men (adding or deleting to the Torah).
Mark 7:18-19 Jesus does not teach the Pharisees to eat unclean meat (Matthew 5:17-20; Leviticus 11), he responds to the Jews who judge according to human traditions (Mark 2:7-8). The teacher is not against washing hands before eating, he simply explains that it is the evil thoughts of the heart that defile man (James 3:5-6). There are generally two translations and interpretations from the Greek text, one suggests that Jesus cleanses all unclean foods (boar, snake, dog, snail, pangolin, crab, horse, camel, bat), the other suggests that if we do not wash our hands, the germs and food that enter the body are cleansed and expelled by the organs. Traditions should not replace the principle of the law: to love God and our neighbor.
John 8:31-36
[John 6:66-71; 15:6]
Calvinism must stop preaching that one cannot lose faith. These verses show men abandoning real faith, no matter how intense it is. Calvinism wants to defend its "once saved, always saved" slogan at all costs, when it is necessary to remain in faith in Jesus and God's words to inherit life.
John 10:16
[Acts 15:8-9
Ephesians 2:11-20
Psalms 78:52]
The other sheep are not necessarily the lost ones of the twelve tribes of Israel (even if the messiah is primarily concerned with the house of Israel). The men of the nations can be "sons of God" as well as sons of Israel. God's people are different members of a body that is governed by the same spirit and the same law. Not all men are "Ephraim" or "Israel". Peter was also addressing the good men of the nations who were foreign sheep, without covenants and without promises (1 Peter 2:10-12 and 25). The seed comes from Isaac and Israel (Romans 9:7), but the promise is not only for the "Israelites". Men become sons of God by the power of an adopting spirit that cries "abba", they run to the resurrection (Romans 8:14-17) and will get a new body (1 Corinthians 15).
John 19:30 Jesus did not come to destroy the law of Moses (Matthew 5:17), he came to perfect it. This verse reminds us that he fulfilled the prophecies and his mission as savior: Luke 18:31 (Psalms 69:21; Matthew 1:21).
John 10:27-29
[John 6:38-39]
The Eternal is the most powerful; no one can take away from him the children who decide to walk in Christ (Psalm 103:17-18). This verse assumes that believers will remain faithful in faith. For example, the husband and wife know that they must be faithful (Deuteronomy 30), adultery does not cross their minds, but we do not exclude it. The couple enters a new life in the eyes of God (Matthew 22:32, Luke 20:38, Romans 4:17).
Acts 6:9 The disciples went to the synagogues (Acts 9:20; 13:5; 13:42; 18:4...) to preach the good news to the Jews and to the "God-fearing" foreigners, but they also met with the community of Christ outside these buildings of Judaism. The synagogues were created by the religion of the Rabbis, the problem is not the place, but the teaching in them. Jesus frequently taught the crowd outside because the religious leaders did not believe in him (as well as disciples and family members). James tried to keep the synagogues in the truth (James 2:1-2).
Acts 10:9-16 Peter is slow to understand the vision (verse 17) and does not want to transgress the food law. Notice that in his explanation he is no longer talking about food, but about people. Foreigners were considered unclean (verse 28), but the Eternal shows that Cornelius was a good man from the nations, fearing God, who did not displease Him. Thus, the new converts from the nations could also become part of God's people, they had exceptionally received the gifts of holy breath (Acts 10:47) to testify that they could receive water baptism in the name of the man Yeshua (Jesus): https://www.desertpath.net/Baptism.html
Acts 11:3 Peter did not start eating meat sacrificed to idols with those who believed among the nations. Judaism had rules that prevented them from eating after the manner of the nations (Acts 10:28, Acts 11:3). The friend of the nations who believed in Elohim (God) did not offer a piece of boar or camel to the disciples. Likewise, the disciples did not ask for circumcision and other unnecessary Jewish rituals from good foreign men. To give you an example, Rabbinic Judaism teaches that good men from the nations may not eat certain fruits that are tended in a certain way by "Jews.
Acts 15:24 We must not circumcise (verse 1) and keep the law to justify ourselves outside of the way the Eternal tells us to.
The holy law of regulation for mankind in relation to creation which is found in the pentateuch of the Eternal (Romans 3:31, 7:12-14, Jeremiah 31:31) remains good.
Acts 15:29; 21:25 Every Sabbath, Moses is taught in Israel. We have laws from the Pentateuch and Moses given to those who believed among the nations. The disciples ask the good men of the nations to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols (Exodus 34:15:16), from smothered meat (Leviticus 3:17 and 17:10-14), from blood and from sexual and spiritual immorality (Leviticus 18, 1 Corinthians 5:11). The purpose is to oppose the yoke of the religious Jews of Judaism and to preserve oneself from Roman paganism. I would add that one must refrain from worshipping gods that die on a cross (Exodus 20:3-5) and from the worship of angels. Read my comments in Acts 21:21-24, there are different versions from the Greek text in this verse.
Acts 16:1-4 Circumcision in a particular case, Paul wants to win Jews and protect Timothy from those who are prejudiced against the uncircumcised who teach. Timothy, of Jewish mother, was educated in Judaism, so he could naturally be part of the people of the circumcised according to their law. He had the criteria to make himself a "Jew" in the manner of Saul (1 Corinthians 9:20).
Acts 17:10-11 Some were discussing or praying for several days (Luke 19:47), this is not an argument to say that they were abolishing the fourth commandment. And taking a day of rest does not mean practicing the religion of "Judaism" and being under the covenant of Moses in Israel.
Acts 18:18-21 Paul took vows, shaved his head and observed the feasts of Israel, he is a son of Israel. Jesus Christ did not forbid him and did not consider him "under the law" and fallen from grace. He will do it again in Acts 21. The good men of the nations in the covenant of Yeshua were not obliged to practice these festivals, even before the destruction of the temple.
Acts 19:3-6 The water baptism of John is that of repentance and the water baptism of Jesus is that of the spirit. Baptism is not only to be taken in a spiritual sense, these men really immersed themselves a second time in water in the name of Yeshua (Jesus). I advise those who are baptized in the name of a trinity, of an angel (Jehovah's witness) or of a supreme God of heaven transformed into flesh to be baptized again, because their baptism is incomplete. They had the step of "repentance", but the rest is false, it is important to know at least the identity of our spouse: Jesus the son of God must be uniquely human from his origin (his birth in the first century of our era).
Acts 21:21-24 Circumcision is not part of the purpose of creation and is not practiced in the New Covenant. Saul of Tarsus did not only oppose those who wanted to circumcise adults after their conversion, he called to stop this cutting of the foreskin on all newborn children of the sons of Israel. Paul announces the uselessness of circumcision in all its forms and if some disciples had difficulties in teaching the end of this rite, I formally oppose it in chapter III. Fortunately, in several texts, Paul clearly expresses the uselessness of circumcision (1 Corinthians 7:19; Galatians 5:1-6). In this difficult passage, the Jews present a false accusation by announcing that Paul is teaching to renounce Moses, saying not to circumcise newborns and not to follow other customs. The problem is that announcing the end of their stone temple (Acts 6:13), sacrifices (Psalms 40:6; Hebrews 10:8) and Judeo-Egyptian circumcision is a significant opposition to the Torah (instruction) according to them. However, our subject expresses the opposite, the tora in motion is freed from weaknesses and anomalies, thanks to the teaching of Yeshua and his disciples who let themselves be guided by the holy breath (holy spirit). The Jews who do not rise to the top end up reacting like the serpent of Genesis, mixing truth and falsehood by their blindness and hardness of heart (Genesis 3:4-5 John 8:37-42): "that you teach all the Jews who are among the nations to renounce Moses, saying that they should not circumcise their children, nor live according to the customs".

Many believers agree with the thinking of "Rabbinical Judaism" that the nations only have four laws (Acts 15 and 21) or "seven laws of Noah", while the sons of Israel would have 613 commandments with circumcision. But we have written that the people must finally have one spirit and one law for all, the goal is not to have two priests and two covenants. At the beginning of the messianic era after the year 30, the Jews were obviously stuck with the whole letter of Moses. The instruction (Torah) by Yeshua should not be painful, this is true without the yokes (Acts 15:10) and religious customs that are not of God. Other "Judeo-Christian" believers who sometimes think they are sons of Israel or Ephraim also want to put in place all the laws of the first testament for those who join their "Israel", they want to vaccinate all newborns (Jews and Greeks) with circumcision. Finally, there are the believers who are neither hot nor cold towards circumcision, they do not know and are not bothered that Jews still cut the foreskin of children. I hope that some will wake up to defend the little ones and freedom. Freedom is not an absence of law, but having the spirit of the law.

Paul was ready to die for the way he taught (Acts 21:13) and the holy breath had revealed to him that circumcision was useless (just like the end of the priesthood of Moses in Hebrews 7 and 8). But the rite continued among the Jews who were zealous for the whole law of Moses, so it was dangerous to teach the Jews who were stuck on the law that circumcision was about to disappear, as this would have been another reason for them to put the followers of the Messiah (Christ) to death more quickly because of the transgressions of the law. Some suggested that Paul should not go up to Jerusalem, a city that kills prophets, because some Jews knew of Paul's teaching and the community would soon be in danger if they knew that they were supporting him. What shall we do then," exclaimed the community of Jesus? The children of God were as cunning as a serpent (Matthew 10:22, Hebrews 11:31, Genesis 12:10-16) following the accusations against Paul, in the name of love and truth (which the Jews did not have). Paul and four men, born under the law, continued to follow the tradition out of fear and to avoid the death of many Christians who were faithful to the change of instruction (Torah). Paul could easily practice the law since he was a Jew, but in his mind, he knew that things were ready to disappear (the law of regulation). So the community had been careful to say that the Jews were wrong or that nothing was true in their conclusion, because Paul was really observing the law, he was born with it (which is true because of the Jews, but he knew in his mind that circumcision did not bring anything).
Acts 21:25 There are two different translations and we choose the short version of the Greek text, the torah is not destroyed and is not burdensome to the Jews and the nations in the Messiah's covenant (1 John 5:3), unlike the covenant of the foreskin cut out (Acts 15:1 and 10) and all the laws of Moses. The disciples were not saying that they were nullifying the Torah to the good men of the nations, so we simply read:
"and concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we have written and deemed it good that they should abstain...etc".
They also confirmed the Torah to the accusing Jews! The disciples lightened the burden so that they also followed the Torah without living "like the Jews of the religion" who rejected the Messiah Jesus most of the time.
Moreover, these laws, prescribed in the first contract of Moses, are given according to the unpleasant pagan customs prevalent in their time (many sacrifices to Greek and Roman gods). Read the Ten Commandments, they are all logical and pleasant laws for the child of God to practice, only the day of rest in reference to creation can give rise to debate.
Romans 2:25-29 Paul is not saying that circumcision would be beneficial for us to fulfill the law, he is saying that circumcision would be beneficial if it helped fulfill the law. In other words, man does not fulfill the law through circumcision. The uncircumcised in the flesh who is circumcised in the heart is like the circumcised in the flesh, also circumcised in the heart. In fact, only the circumcision of the heart counts for the Jew and the foreigner.
Romans 3:1-4 Following our commentary on the end of chapter 2, Paul does not begin to defend the practice of external circumcision. Paul mentions that the circumcised or this people still have a special ministry (but for the circumcision of the flesh). The Jews clearly have a preeminence because they believed and lived the oracles. The question in verse 1 is a way of referring to the sons of Israel: "what is the preeminence of the Jews or what is the advantage of circumcision?"
None, according to the reasoning of chapter 2, but many regarding the real reason for their advantage in verse 2:
"Great, in every way (are they), first because they believed (ἐπιστεύθησαν) in the oracles."
Indeed, Abraham believed in God before the practice of circumcision, the rabbis of Judaism often say that the advantage is to have believed among the nations or other men (adam). Therefore, the Eternal does not want the people who adopted circumcision and received the law to be rejected because of their unbelief. Some of them still believed and were saved by faith in Yeshua (Jesus) by being circumcised. It would be to nullify the grace of God if all the Jews were rejected, they remain inescapably the "firstborn" (Exodus 4:22, Romans 10:19) in faith in Yeshua, is not YHWH called the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Matthew 22:32, Mark 12:26)? Yeshua is also the first at the right hand (power) of the throne (glory) of the Most High: Romans 2:10; 9:4-5; 15:8-12, John 12:33, Revelation 21:12.
The reason I use important names in the Hebrew language in my texts is to remind Christians and Muslims that they are not the first actors of the perfect covenant by the Israelite Jesus (Jeremiah 31:31). The Arabs cannot usurp the place of Israel by unfounded revelation in the earlier scriptures and prophets. Read also Psalms 147:20.
Romans 3:20 and 28 Just because the masses transgress the holy law does not mean that grace must be unconditional. In faith, one must repent and do the will of the Eternal. It is possible that the one who has truly believed in Jesus and practices evil works will be judged more severely than the septic who has not done much wrong and does not believe that a blood forgives for all future sins. Those who have believed are not "covered by the blood of Christ" compared to the unrighteous of 1 Corinthians 6:9. By faith, man places himself on the narrow path of life and must go forward with love and fear (2 Corinthians 7:1; Proverbs 2:5-6). Repentance is an important first work of man.
Romans 4:3-8 True, but this faith requires the observance of the commandments, otherwise it is dead. Blessed is the man who is freely forgiven of his evil deeds by faith, God is love and has mercy. But he is also just and loves those who do his will. Faith requires a work counted for justice (Psalm 106:30-31). In Genesis 26:5, Abraham continues to practice the Torah (obviously not all the laws of the letter of Moses) and the precepts of God, no one should teach that he is saved without works of faith. Let us say that it is only faith in the words of the Eternal that justifies his practice of good and makes him holy (Hebrews 11, Matthew 12:3-6).
Romans 6:1-2 Grace cancels the consequences of transgressions against the holy law, without the holy law being abolished (Romans 6:14-17). The goal is to become holy like the God of Jesus, our God (John 20:17).
Don't say that man can't give up sin during his life and that he is "righteous" because he is covered by "the precious blood of Jesus" every time.
Romans 7:15
[Romans 7:1-7]
The beginning of the chapter explains that the first husband (first testament) must perish for the wife to marry another (New Testament), so we do not end up with a lawlessness with the new husband. A woman is not free to corrupt herself by disobeying the commandments, so do not think that there will be a third husband. Freedom in Christ is not the freedom to defile the divine law, Jesus does not erase the commandments or cover future sins with magic blood. Freedom is the spirit of God that sets us free from sin, we are no longer enslaved or drawn to do evil. Freedom is understanding the yoke of an imperfect religion and laws. It is wrong to understand that the apostle Paul was always doing the evil he did not want to do (Romans 7:15)! Paul was very much united with Christ, he did not live in the vicious circle of the passions of the flesh. He was becoming the image of the messiah. Verse 15 must therefore be understood in the light of verses 7 and 9. Paul identifies himself with humanity which evolves like a child before its parents. We become aware of good and evil, of our mistakes and so on. The personal pronouns "you" (verse 3), "we" (verse 5) and "I" (verse 7) represent mankind in its different stages of life before God. Paul identifies himself with them, with us, with Jesus, because we are all of the same nature. The first testament also justified the righteous by faith (Psalms 19:12, Romans 4:22), the Eternal is good and loving, the trap is to weaken faith and love to glory in the law of the letter by a religious legalism and additions of incomprehensible laws.
Romans 8:2 This spirit does not free us from the practice of holy laws, but from sin (Romans 6:6, 12, 19; Romans 7:7; John 8:34)
Romans 10:4 Faith in Jesus Christ is the goal or end of the law. It is good to follow the law by the letter, but it is better to follow it by the mind of the messiah.
Romans 14:2-6
[Romans 14:20-23
Revelation 2;14-20]
The "weakness" is not related to the choice to eat meat offered to idols, it is a prohibition (Acts 15:29). Nor is it about the distinction between clean and unclean food. It is about the judgments between those who decide to deprive themselves of eating certain foods at a certain time of the year and those who eat everything (still according to the food allowed by law). For example, some believers start fasting without the Bible asking them to do so, they make themselves weak for God (Noemiah 1:4) and should not be judged on their rules. The whole chapter does not mention the day of rest (Sabbath), including verse 4.
1 Corinthians 3:11-17 From verse 11 to 15, the text does not speak of a judgment for life or death, it speaks of the reward on the foundation of the Messiah (Matthew 25:21-23; 2 Timothy 2:20; 1 Timothy 4:6, 2 John 1:8). The Eternal does not necessarily destroy those who have built poorly in their faith (James 3:1, Galatians 6:1-2). On the other hand, verses 16 and 17 no longer speak of rewards, Paul calls for fearing the Eternal and being holy in the temple (1 Corinthians 6:16, Numbers 19:20, 1 Corinthians 6:9; Leviticus 20:3). It is the leader who decides the degree of transgression for a cut-off from the congregation, he knows the hearts.
1 Corinthians 5:5 Beware of error and evil works (Revelation 2:14-20; 2 Corinthians 12:20-21 and 13:1-2), Paul removes this man from the fellowship of Christ by delivering him into the hands of the adversary, Satan or evil. In other words, he is without God's protection so that he can become aware of his grave sin, the torment and absence of the Eternal may bring him to his senses. Paul hopes that his spirit will truly repent and that the Eternal will still decide to save him, despite his defilement in the days of his flesh. Calvinism believes that this wicked man (verse 13) already has eternal life and that he is already saved "in spirit. Others will sometimes say that he did not really have faith, denying that he really believed before.
1 Corinthians 7:18 How would a circumcised person become uncircumcised? The pulpit Bible commentary writes: "the Hellenizing Jews in the time of the priest Menelaus had discovered a process obliterating the appearance of circumcision; these people were known as Masochim". Circumcision is nothing, the important thing is the observance of the commandments (verse 19).
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 The epistles to the Corinthians forbid idolatry (1 Corinthians 5:9-11; 6:9; 10:1-13) and the spirit of the messiah warns the assembly that eats meat sacrificed to idols (Revelation 2:14). So why would Paul let the brethren eat it here? Paul warns the believers not to eat meat sacrificed to idols, even if they know that the Eternal is the only God. An idol is nothing and false gods cannot poison God's meat, but this knowledge does not give freedom to eat it (Acts 15:29), especially because of the weakest in the faith (a true faith) who could return to idolatry.
1 Corinthians 9:20-21 The apostle Saul from the tribe of Benjamin lived like the Pharisees before his conversion, so he could easily argue with the Jews to defend the doctrine of the Messiah. If Paul became like a Jew with the Jew, it does not mean that he is not a Jew by nature, but that he practiced things in the way of the Jews who did not transgress the Torah. Paul could practice the laws of the covenant with Moses since he was born under the law of the first covenant, like Jesus. But he knew what was ready to disappear in order to teach the good men of the nations. For example, he could still go to the existing temple of that time (Acts 21:26). It should not be assumed that Paul ate a little pig with the good men of the Gentiles and no longer ate anything unclean with the Jews. The important thing for him was to adapt himself to the people in order to attract them to Christ, without transgressing the perfect commandments of the law of regulation. The important thing for him was to adapt himself to the people in order to attract them to Christ, without transgressing the perfect commandments of the law of regulation.
2 Corinthians 3:6-9 Both covenants are glorious, one manifests the holy law which condemns the sinner, the other manifests grace. The ministry of the spirit is far greater than that of the letter (from which many find it difficult to break away). The difference is not only the support of the law (stone/heart), it is also the way of living it and understanding it, hence the title of my subject: the spirit of the law.
Ephesians 2:8-9 Help does not come from the works of those who have broken a contract, it comes through the words of the accomplished man, Jesus. The unrighteous must ask for forgiveness and change by faith in the one who was made lord (Acts 2:36) by the Lord Eternal. The need to do the will of the Eternal to respond to God's gift (grace) is paramount, and it begins with the work of repentance, symbolized by baptism.
Ephesians 2:11-12 The ritual was really a problem and a wall for the nations, the circumcision of the foreskin by the human hand is not part of the covenant of the Eternal and his anointed.
Galatians 1 Let's distinguish faith through Yeshua and through the religion of Judaism with its custom (Acts 6:13, Hebrews 7:18) and tradition. Following the law of Moses to the letter is necessarily a problem, since the instruction (Torah) came down through Yeshua (Isaiah 2:3) to cleanse and perfect the law. Paul no longer reasoned according to Judaism, but continued the customs of Moses (Acts 28:17) out of love and fear of the unbelieving Jews. The destruction of the priesthood of Moses will happen in the year 70. Paul did not change the perfect instruction (Torah). Many Christians imagine that he ate unclean food with the Gentiles and kept the law with the Jews (1Corinthians 9:20-21), this is false.
Galatians 2:4 The problem is not the observance of good and righteous commandments (Matthew 19:17, Romans 3:31, Revelation 14:12) of the regulating law. Bondage is primarily circumcision and obedience to all the laws of Moses for justification. The spirit of the messiah is not freedom to transgress the law, it is freedom following forgiveness and a spirit of wisdom to approach the way of faith and the law in love.
Galatians 2:11-14 The term "Judaizing" expresses the thinking and doing of the Judaism of the Rabbis, not the practice of the commandments. Peter had behaved badly by living in the manner of Judaism towards the good men of the nations (Acts 10:28).
Peter obviously did not eat pork or camel with the good men of the nations. We notice the great influence of the Jews who could become dangerous.
Galatians 2:15-21
[Galatians 3:1-5]
Even the covenant bearing Jews have shown that they could not follow their law of the covenant of Moses (Isaiah 29:13). Being in error, in Christ, we must not reconstruct these things and justify ourselves in the same way! Faith in the Eternal makes us better (in thought and practice) before the Most High blessed be He, that is what He loves. It takes a spirit that transforms the inner man (Romans 2:12-13). Eternal search the hearts, judge according to what we have received. The end of the ordinance and the law that condemns is love and transformation to holiness (1 Timothy 1:8-9).
Galatians 3:6-7
It was Abraham's faith that pleased the Eternal, Abraham was already obeying the instruction (Torah) of the Eternal in his faith, before the covenant through Moses (Genesis 26:5).
Galates 3:12
Faith does not proceed from the law, it is the opposite. It is common sense that faith requires us to do good works and follow the commandments. The law can lose its spiritual level and meaning if it is practiced by culture, without the intelligence and wisdom of faith in the Eternal.
Galatians 3:17-26
Before the first covenant, there was already a promise for Abraham who did not live under all the laws of Moses. Abraham had faith and sought to please the Eternal, despite his imperfections. The Eternal will not take away his promises because of those who transgress the holy law, because the promise is based on faith and love. The message of John and Jesus is precisely the request to repent and have faith in the words of the Eternal through Yeshua, the people had sinned against the covenant of Moses. He who loves God must do his will (1 John 2:29, Matthew 26:42). The lesson of the law is therefore to guide the people to the messiah, many points taught by the law because of wickedness disappear in the fulfilled man. Of course, it is not a matter of destroying the universal laws, but of placing the perfect laws in the heart rather than on stone to be hewn.
Galatians 4:9-10 The weak rudiments may be those of religions (Acts 17:23, 1 Timothy 1:3), but the context speaks rather of the principles of the first contract (Hebrews 9:10)
Galatians 5:4-5 The circumcision of the foreskin is still the problem (verse 2), it is logical and simple, we are not justified by this kind of rite which requires the practice of the whole letter of Moses. By returning to a religious legalism of the first contract which already accuses us, we remain under the yoke of laws which are useless to life with G-d. In other words, the work of the Messiah is of little use, one remains in judgment under the works of the law (of Moses). Being fallen from grace in Messiah is not synonymous with death for all individuals either.
Ephesians 1:13-14
[Ephesians 1:4; 4:30]
The sealed believers of the first century are not already in eternal life, they are marked and protected by the work of the messiah who saves them from their past transgressions. The holy breath announced by Joel (Joel 2:28-32) transforms them, they must remain faithful (John 3:15-16 and 36) until "the inheritance" or "the promise". They are in battle in the wilderness, bearing divine weapons to avoid the arrows of evil (1 Peter 1:3-9; Romans 8:25). If they remain faithful, they have the assurance of reaching the promised land, for the Eternal does not lie.
Concerning Ephesians 1:4, those sealed and marked by the gifts of the Holy Spirit for membership in the body of Christ have not been sealed by God since the creation of Genesis, it is their first work (repentance) that places and seals them into the divine plan from the beginning of creation that results in the completed man, the body of the anointed one, the beloved of God. Repentance is a human work that responds to divine grace (nothing buys this grace). God does not predestine men to live by his grace and others to die, he does not want to decide who will repent and who will become hardened. We are not remote-controlled robots and YHWH is not a sadistic god to lock everyone in sin (Galatians 3:22; Romans 11:32). Ephesians 4:30 indicates that we must not grieve the spirit until redemption, that is, we must not walk like the nations (verses 16-18).
Philippians 1:27 There is only one gospel that is preached to the circumcised and uncircumcised of the foreskin (1 Thessalonians 2:2).
Colossians 2:14-23
[Galatians 4:8-10]
Believers are not to return to the ordinances of the first Mosaic covenant put in place because of our weakness, because the goal is to live by the perfect work and thought of the messiah who has put on the divine nature bodily (we too enter this economy of divine life with him). This change is definitive and we must not return to the priesthood and thus to the Mosaic covenant (read chapter IV, Hebrews 7 and 8). As for the new converts from the nations, they must not return to a religious system that replaces the spirit of the Messiah.
Colossians 2:14-16 does not teach the blotting out of perfect commandments, as we explained in chapter II. The messiah blots out transgressions and changes the priesthood. We can give the example of the meat and drink mentioned in Hebrews 9:10 ("meat and drink"), so we do not make any connection with a natural classification of animals in nature.
Colossians 2:17-18 tells us that this is a shadow of things to come, because practicing the feasts half-heartedly in the manner of the Jews in the new covenant is only a picture of something greater: the body is Messiah, the new creation with the promises. We must not condemn on this point.
Colossians 2:21-22 does not speak of the clean and unclean meats mentioned in Leviticus 11, but of human, religious commandments (1 Timothy 4:3, Acts 23:21, Romans 14:1-6;17).
1 Timothy 1:6
[1 Timothy 6:20]
It was not just people who did not have faith who turned aside from the way and overthrew the faith of some (2 Timothy 2:18). I write this because of the doctrine of Calvinism which teaches that those who have truly believed once can never lose entrance into eternal life and/or that those who do not enter life have not actually had faith.
1 Timothy 2:4-6 God does not predestine men to perish, he wishes man (adam) to choose to do his will. Men who seek him and naturally practice the law (Romans 2:14) without knowing the history of the people of Israel are loved by God. The Eternal draws to himself the one who seeks the Supreme Being, creator of heaven and earth (Ecclesiastes 3:11, Psalms 19:1, Romans 1:19-20, Acts 17:22-29).
2 Timothy 2:10-12 It is possible to deny God after walking with him, the consequences vary according to their severity (Matthew 26:35; Proverbs 30:9; Revelation 2:13). Verses against the teaching of Calvinism that the elect already have eternal life.
Hebrews 4:7-8
The seventh day of the week is the era and area of rest at the beginning of creation, this day is reproduced on a human scale on a human calendar, in memory of creation. The Hebrews and Egyptians who came out of Egypt considered its heavenly and earthly dimension and did not intend to stop the weekly Sabbath (weekday rest) after entering the promised land. Christ is also the door to the new rest and we do not cancel out the good of a day of rest in our present life, we still live in a week where we work, buy and sell. It is good to take a day to disconnect from the daily grind and think about glorifying the creator of heaven and earth together.
Hebrews 8:12-13 It is a forgiveness in relation to the first covenant (Micah 7:19), then it is necessary to change the mind. Let's not imagine an unconditional forgiveness for any future bad works.
Hebrews 9:10; 10:14 Without a doubt, this is the entire priesthood, a large part of the Mosaic covenant. This system of law is imperfect (Hebrews 7:18). In chapters II and III, I explain that other laws have arisen because of the hardness of man's heart, often in imitation of the nations, giving them another meaning.
Hebrews 10:1-10
[Hebrews 7:12 and 18]
The Eternal does not need "sacrifices", the one who offers his whole being to the Eternal gives a much more precious offering (the precious blood of the messiah). This offering is from within, it takes away (verse 9) and abrogates the first way of approaching the law in the first covenant (Moses took the blood of animals.). What was imperfect was ready to disappear.
Titus 3:7-8 Eternal life is always a hope and we must learn to do good works.
James 1:12 Faith is the foundation and one must be faithful to the instruction (Torah) to manifest it. Faith is not faithfulness, it requires faithfulness. The crown is the attainment of eternal life, we do not have it until the end.
James 2 Often used by Calvinism, this chapter explains the opposite of their belief. One must keep the commandments (verse 11) and good works (verse 24-25) to justify faith.
1 Peter 2:24 The lamb bears the wages of sin according to the law of Leviticus 16:22. He does not physically take upon himself all the past and/or future sins of all men who repent, it is a strong image for the conscience of man at the individual and collective level. It is the spirit and the word that gives life, the work is the important testimony, the realization.
1 John 1:5-7 Those who speak the truth are those who acknowledge or confess their errors and ask for forgiveness. They change because the same anointing that God's anointed one has on them, this is the way of sanctification. We must stop using this verse to accuse the faithful of always sinning, when they are more and more like the messiah who does not sin. Verse 6 is related to verse 8 and verse 7 to verse 9.
1 John 1:8 The verse is only about those who walk in darkness (verse 6), don't constantly remind the man or woman of God that they must always think they are sinners, while they walk straight in the way of the Eternal. Everyone knows that God alone is originally good and incorruptible. Don't let some Calvinists belittle God's human, telling you that you are sinners who cannot be truly holy in the "flesh".

1 John 3:1-7 Faith brings hope, purification and preservation from evil in order to approach the Father.
Revelation 22:14 The verse is not only addressed to the Jews, but to all those who want to follow the commandments of God AND faith in Jesus, be his imitators (1 Corinthians 11:1).


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¹ "The Creator and the Cosmos" (Dieu et le cosmos, éditions la Clairière, 1998), Hugh Ross, 1995

2 "Marked in your flesh, circumcision from Ancient Judeo to modern America", page 17-18, Leonard B.Glick, 2005


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Kevin FOUQUERE

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