Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you, Deuteronomy 4:2
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops, Matthew 10:27
(YLT)that which I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light, and that which you hear at the ear, proclaim on the house-tops.
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother;' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death, BUT ye say ...' Mark 7:10-11 For God said, Give honour to your father and mother: and, He who says evil of father or mother will be put to death, BUT ye say ... Matthew 15:4-5
Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? Matthew 15:3Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Mark 7:13 Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping? Ezra 9:14 And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass. Ezra 10:19
This is the book of the race of Adam: In the day that God created man. He made him in the likeness of God. Gen 5:1
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matthew 7:13I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Rev 22:16 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Isaiah 45:7 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee. Exodus 23:32-33 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee [Abraham] and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Genesis 17:7 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 1 Chronicles 16:16-17 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Romans 9:7 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. Romans 9:8 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. Romans 9:9 No Israelite may eat any fat or any blood; this is a rule to be kept forever by all Israelites wherever they live, Leviticus 3:17 This law will never change. I am the LORD! Leviticus 7:36 [CEV] "a statute forever throughout their generations". Leviticus 7:36 [KJV] For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed [read: destroyed]. Malachi 3:6 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: Luke 12:51 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. Luk 19:27
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. Exo 12:14 36And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.Leviticus 20:16 A mamzer shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD, Deuteronomy 23:2 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD forever: Deuteronomy 23:3
He said in reply, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Matthew 15:24
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matthew 10:5-9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor mamzers, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God 1Co 6:9-10He that turneth away his ear from hearing the Torah, even his prayer [shall be] abomination, Proverbs 28:9 But heaven and earth will come to an end before the smallest tittle of The Torah may be dropped out. Luke 16:17 [red letters]
But we know that the Torah is good, if a man use it lawfully;1Ti 1:8
For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the Torah: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision, Romans 2:25Do we then make void The Torah through faith? By no means: but we establish The Torah, Romans 3:31 But the Torah is holy, and its orders are holy, upright, and good. Romans 7:12 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] fully preaching the Torah, Romans 13:10
And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit, which God has given to those who obey him, Acts 5:32
He who says, "I know him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him, I John 2:4
So He said to [the rich young ruler], "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." Matthew 19:17
If you love Me, keep My commandments, John 14:15
Do not think that I am come to destroy The Torah, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fully preach*, Matthew 5:17 [red letters]You know the commandments: `Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.' Mark 10:19 [red letters] Was not Esau Jacob's brother? says the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, but hated Esau; I made his mountains a waste, his heritage a desert for jackals, Malachai 1:3 As it is written: "I loved Jacob but hated Esau, Romans 9:13
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies, Psalms 139:21-22
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor, Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it, Deuteronomy 1:17
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?, 2 Corinthians 6:14
Now we command you, brethren, on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us, 2 Thessalonians 3:6
Be sure of this, that no fornicator, or mamzer, or one who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God Ephesians 5:5
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. Gen 6:9
Did God choose Noah because he claimed that race mixing was a right, or privilege? No. God chose Noah because he was racially pure.
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. Gen 26:5
Did God choose Abraham because the law was written in his heart? No. Did God choose Abraham because he claimed that the law was "fulfilled"? No. Did God choose Abraham because Abraham claimed that the law was nailed to some cross? No. Did God choose Abraham because he claimed that he had received remission for his sins? No. God chose Abraham for only ONE reason--he kept God's charges, commandments, statutes, and laws.
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did foreign women cause to sin. Neh 13:26-27
Did Solomon sin by worshipping foreign gods? No. He sinned by marrying non-Israelite women.
Then tell the people of Israel that anyone who curses God must suffer the consequences and be put to death. Any Israelite or any foreigner living in Israel who curses the LORD shall be stoned to death by the whole community. Leviticus 24:15-16
If a man commits adultery with the wife of an Israelite, both he and the woman shall be put to death, Leviticus 20:10
Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness, Proverbs 30:20What proof do we have that Jesus intended by His Crucifixion for God's Law the Torah to be either fulfilled or written in our hearts, both of which are taken today to literally mean abolish? It's only through ingenuous but erroneous interpretations of the following Scriptures (Deuteronomy 4:8, Jeremiah 7:22, Galatians 3:19, Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14, and Hebrews 10:8) that such "proof" exists. But these Scriptures can [and must] also be understood to mean exactly the opposite of these novel interpretations which contradict and discredit Jesus' own well documented, clearly understood, and widely known words. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee [Abraham] and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Gen 17:7
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him. Gen 17:19Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 1Ch 16:16-17 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Psa 105:9-10
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. Gal 3:16
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Gal 4:22-23
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. Romans 9:3-5
For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. Isaiah 10:22
Isaiah also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:Romans 9:27
To make the assertion that Deuteronomy 4:8 proves that God's Law is to be abondoned, or that far more than one tittle of the law must fail, is to presume that we are stupid enough to ignore Deuteronomy 4:5-6:
Jer 7:22 For I spoke not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
This is perhaps the most egregious misuse and abuse of Scripture of the Holy Bible because Jeremiah is the last person in the world who would have advocated the abolition of The Torah. He's the only prophet who had the "pleasure" of living long enough to see his prophecies fulfilled right before his very eyes, with the killing of 180,000 and the captivity of 100,000 Israelites by the Assyrians, and the killing of King Zedekiah's two sons before his eyes before they were put out. His warnings to the Israelites for 40 years before were that precisely this would happen if they conntinued to refuse to uphold God's Law, in exactly the same manner as the above list of excuses for being so stubborn about God's Law. To presume that this Scripture proves that Jeremiah refuted God's Law is to trivialize every word he wrote and said and every single one of his accomplishments. It's just like a child who, when his father says "I am going to put you on restriction for six months if you lie one more time", concludes that this means that he is now free to steal his neighbor's bicycle. In this Scripture, Jeremiah is not stating that God did not intend for the Torah to be upheld. He was merely reminding and warning the Israelites that merely providing the gifts of thanks to God (which are completely voluntary) didn't fulfill all the requirements to "walk in all the ways that I have commanded you". iow, Jeremiah wasn't asserting that gifts to God were no longer possible, only that there was more to "walk[ing] in all the ways that I have commanded you" than just these gifts.
The KJV translation fails to make the observation that the GW translation does, which is that the suspension of "sacrifices and food offerings" is accompanied by "disgusting things that cause destruction until those time pereiods come to an end". What reason would there be to believe that the suspension of "sacrifices and food offerings" will continue after "those time periods come to an end", or that any such suspension is a positive event that should be permitted to continue?
Also note that the Hebrew words from which "sacrifice" and "oblation" are translated above are also translated in other Scripture as "offering" and "gift", which would provide the following perspective:
Did Daniel have the authority to suspend a privilege which had been promised to Israelites "forever", "wherever you are"? No.
Gal 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Those who would presume without question that Paul was a man who would refute Jesus Christ's own words, who would discard the Torah as well as abolish "the smallest tittle of the law", will certainly live under the curse of the law, but not as they expect. They must first ask why Paul would have completely contradicted his own writings and those of others:
"The curse of the law" referred to in Galatians 3:13 are "the charges that were against us for disobeying the Law of Moses", referred to in Colossians 2:14, not God's Law or The Torah itself, nor even the traditions of the elders being pushed by the Pharisees. As the following from Colossians 2:14 illustrates, it is only past transgressions of The Torah by the House of Israel referred to here, not The Torah itself.
This Scripture is also used by judeochristians to "prove" that Christ did away with, fulfilled, abolished, or wrote in our hearts, God's Law [read: the Torah], but as this critique illustrates, nothing could be further from the truth. Where there are other errors in this critique, it's important to note that it's correct where it says that "the law of commandments contained in the ordinances" refers to the jewish law, or traditions of the elders, or paradosis, which later became the written Talmud, rather than The Torah itself:
Even modern translators have made a major error, though, in presuming that Christ intended to bring "jews and gentiles" together:
What "wall of hatred" ever existed between "Jews and Gentiles" [read: Israelites and non-Israelites in the judeochristian vernacular], that Christ intended to abolish, and why would He want to abolish any such wall when He clearly instructed His Twelve Disciples to AVOID the "gentiles" and go rather to the ... of the House of Israel? As the House of Israel and the House of Judah have never been "joined together", and are more separated from each other than ever, this could only be a reference to a reduction in the conflict between both Houses.
The KJV translation, or the old English language, does confuse the issue to those unversed in God's Law, but a comparison `with contemporary English translations clears away the confusion for everyone:
He forgave us all our misdeeds, canceled the bond which which stood against us, with its requirements, and put it out of our way when he nailed it to the cross. [Goodspeed] And He Himself has blotted out, in His commandments, the handwriting of our debts which was set in it against us, so He has borne it up out of the midst, and He nailed it fast to His gallows-cross [translated directly from Aramaic]
Where to those unversed in the Holy Bible it might appear from the KJV that God's Law itself was "nailed to the cross", the CEV demonstrates that it was ONLY the prior "charges that were against us for disobeying the Law of Moses". This is the "curse of the law" referred to by Paul in Galatians 3:13, God's reason for divorcing the House of Israel, which Christ died for, enabling God to remarry the House of Israel. To proclaim that Christ died for our future sins, or that He died just to abolish God's Law [read: The Torah] is to effectively proclaim God's Law null and void, an abomination before God.
Jesus was very clear about the distinction between parasitic jewish law [read: "paradosis", Strong's #3862, which He also called "the tradition of the elders"] being imposed by the Pharisees and Saducces, and the commandment of God [read: "entole", Strong's #1785, or The Torah] which the parasitic jews of the day prevented Israelites from following, just as the parasitic jews do today.
Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Matthew 15:3 And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? Rather than referring to this jewish law as "commandments" of men, most modern translators refer to it as "precepts" or "injunctions" of men, which adds clarity to this distinction between the parasitic jewish law and our God-given Torah. However, this Scripture does not even begin to proclaim that the parasitic jewish law was nailed to the cross--only that the prior offenses by the House of Israel , as of the time of Jesus' birth, against the God-givenTorah (which caused God to divorce the House of Israel--not the House of Judah), were.
Hebrew 9 This comparison of the various translations of Hebrews 9 reveals the biases, prejudices, and hidden agendas of the translators.
The KJV wording of Hebrews 10:8 "offered by the law" implies that Gift Offerings to God were required by law when in fact they were voluntary gifts from Israelites who previously, as well as at the very time of Christ, had priests ready, willing, and able to accept them. The following use of "according to the Law" used by the ASV translators would bring us closer to the truth of The Torah [herein misrepresented as "the law"] which contains simple but precise instructions for how to handle Gift Offerings to God from Israelites:
It's very easy to miss that the KJV translators contributed to the confusion by adding the English words "for all", particularly if you are unaware that whenever such words appear in italics the translators themselves added words that weren't there. Young's Literal Translation provides a more objective [and honest] translation:
When the added words "for all" are removed, it's a bit more difficult to presume that this is meant to be "for all time", making it ludicrous to argue that Christ Himself ever argued that His "sacrifice" would be the last Gift Offering to God that Israelites would ever have the opportunity to make. If Christ Himself intended to end "animal sacrifices", He certainly would not have participated in a Passover which REQUIRED an "animal sacrifice":
Matthew 26:18 Jesus told them to go to a certain man in the city and tell him, "Our teacher says, 'My time has come! I want to eat the Passover meal with my disciples in your home.' "
Whether or not you believe that the Torah is outdated or outmoded, whether or not you understand, agree, or appreciate the power of Gift Offerings to God [called "animal sacrifices" by the detractors], whether or not you think McDonalds is a better dietary system than The Torah, you cannot deny that this very efficient system eliminated the need for usury, propagated the Israelite laws, traditions, and customs extremely well, and enabled the Twelve Tribes of Israel to become the biggest success story in recorded human history. For what reason would we now want to believe that the author of Hebrews hinted that these words from Christ, who said "But heaven and earth will come to an end before the smallest tittle of The Torah may be dropped out", were proof that He intended to virtually abolish these most important and trusted and proven precepts of the Torah?
It's incredibly silly and naive for modern Israelites to believe that a putative Christian nation could even survive without upholding God's Law [read: The Torah, or the First Five Books of the Holy Bible]. To fail to comprehend that refusal to uphold God's Law can lead only to the imposition of man's law, the traditions of the elders, and every other totalitarian scheme ever devised by jews and man, and the ultimate destruction of our society, completely explains the degenerate moral state of our nation today.
Because we have steadfastly refused to uphold God's 617 simple laws, we have more than 22,000 laws to address just gun control alone. No lawyer, not even 70% of the world's supply of lawyers, much less any ordinary citizen, is even capable of remembering much less understanding the labyrinth of laws that have been imposed on this nation only because we stedfastly refuse to uphold God's 617 Laws.
We were heirs to the world's best system of justice, and tossed it in the trash heap of history, for what reason? The "easy way out"? To satisfy jews and "liberals"? Because we listened to amoral judeochristian preachers and pastors and other children of the devil? Because we can't find three wise men and a virgin?
The following Scripture from Leviticus commands Israelites to follow God's Law *forever*, "wherever they are", because "I am the LORD", so by what rationale are we now permitted to determine which of God's Laws was "fulfilled" or "written on our hearts" [read: abolished], and for what reason would we insist that Christ came to destroy even one tittle of God's Law when?:
John 8:5 Now Moses in The Torah commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? John 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with [his] finger wrote on the ground, [as though he heard them not]. John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. John 8:9 And they which heard [it], being convicted by [their own] conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, [even] unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. John 8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
If we were to take this passage to mean that Jesus had intended to abolish The Torah, to do away with the penalty for violating The Torah, or to otherwise change The Torah or the Ten Commandments, then we must call Christ a LIAR when, according to all five of the following, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Paul, He said:
The above Scripture would be in conflict with itself if we were to believe that Christ meant to say "Do not think that I am come to destroy The Torah, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to abolish it." It's consistent only when the Greek word "pleroo" is translated as "fully preach", or even "amplify" or "magnify". But every single known English translation of the Holy Bible translates it as "fulfill", which by the current understanding of the word "fulfill" convolutes Christ's words and discredits his entire mission statement. The context of both the Old and New Testament is proof enough that Christ came to uphold [read: fully preach] The Torah, not to fulfill [read: abolish] it.