SPIRIT OF THE LAW
Faith, grace and salvation
Law of regulation
Who is the people of God ?
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Galatas 3:23 But before faith came, we were guarded under law, shut up to faith which was about to be revealed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Romans 10:7 or, Who shall descend into the abyss? that is, to bring up Christ from among the dead.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Romans 4:10 How then has it been reckoned? when he was in
circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
25:23 And the land shall not be sold for ever; for the land is
mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Romans 2:13 (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
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
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.
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
(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.
||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
||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).
|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.
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
|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.
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.
|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
|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
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
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
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).
[1 Peter 1:19:20
2 Corinthians 5:21
Hebrews 9:12; 10:19
Ephesians 2:13; 1:7]
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.
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 ...).
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).
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).
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.
(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).
||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 6:66-71; 15:6]
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.
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).
||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).
|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).
||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).
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
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.
||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
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.
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).
||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.
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.
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).
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).
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
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.
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
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
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.
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).
||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"
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
||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)
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
|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
|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.
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.
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.
||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.
||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.
||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
|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).
|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).
|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.
|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.
||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)
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 1:4; 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).
||There is only one gospel that is preached to the circumcised and uncircumcised of the foreskin (1 Thessalonians 2:2).
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
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
|1 Timothy 2:4-6
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.
|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.
||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 7:12 and 18]
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
||Eternal life is always a hope and we must learn to do good works.
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
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
|1 John 1:5-7
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
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.
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).
respect the work done and mention the link of the website :
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