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Why Galatians Should Not Be Scripture 

Proofs according to the words of God Almighty in the Holy Scripture 

 

 

 

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

 God is not hard to understand if you listen to His words carefully.  Our Study Bibles should be considered laughable – if the matter were not serious.  Since it has been well documented by others that all the writings of Paul must be rejected to know the truth of God, my focus is now to return to the pathways God has plainly given to mankind.  If you want to fight against God by fighting to believe Paul spoke on anyone’s behalf but his own self-aggrandizement and paving the pathway for the Roman Church and government rule over the deluded masses,  see if you can disprove all the proofs against Paul at: http://www.jesuswordsonly.com   Also see the links to additional topical articles. 

 

Since all men are descended from the first of mankind who were created in the image of God to multiply, rule and subdue the earth – Adam and Eve – God clearly told the Jews to not think they were chosen above others due to their bloodline – but by their faithfulness to do His will in living just and righteous lives to be an observable example to the Nations of His goodness towards those who obey Him wholeheartedly.  The Bibles are replete with examples to show their failure as a nation to uphold His pathways as their manner of life.  The fact is, as Israel exists today – proves they have not done the will of God – because they remain in the state outside the evidence that they are pleasing Him and living according to His words of life.  This is no wonder – given that they continue to disbelieve the prophet Moses said was to come – who did come – and they rejected him then as they do now and believe the false charges made against him – and they fail to disprove Jesus (Yeshua) is who he claimed to be in their Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  That Paul was a Biblical ignoramus is easily shown. But can they prove Jesus was a false prophet by his own teachings – according to the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew?  For some discussion of Jewish thought to keep Jews from Christianity see: “Let’s Get Biblical” volumes 1 and 2 by Rabbi Tovia Singer.  Singer also has some videos on YouTube.  His arguments fail because he denies Matthew was the first gospel account and was orignially written in Hebrew.   Paul taught the Gnostic Gospel – not the true gospel message from God.

 

As Yeshua told, the kingdom was torn from Israel and would be given to a nation doing the works of God.  The pronounced judgment of God remains upon those who reject His Instruction – particularly as given in the Ten Declarations, and supporting passages, which are God given standards to Jew and Gentile alike. 

 

We should all know the Jewish and Messianic teaching that non-Jews only need to keep the Seven Laws of Noah is nonsense.  Start believing God Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Micah and Yeshua.  The Teachings of Yeshua are in total accord with the Law, Prophets and Psalms.  If one simply double checks the quotes of Yeshua in Matthew to the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, it can be observed that  the foundation Rock of the gospel is the word of God and His faithfulness to His word.  Both Jewish and Christian Scripture have been altered to obscure the Truth from all of us.  It’s time to say: “Give it back!”, or “Restore,” as told in Isaiah 42.   Liars and those deluded from the truth of God love altered scripture as Satan loves to twist the upright words of God.  Because “It’s in the Book!”, or “Bible, Bible, I’ve got a Bible!” does not make something true if it can be proven that our Scriptures are altered.

 

As Isaiah clearly said, “If they speak not according to the Law and the Testimony, there is no light in them.”  Those who hold dearly to the King James Bible need to realize that King James knew no more of God than the false apostle Paul.  To submit your life to the perversions of men is not to be walking humbly with God – but to be in submission to King James, as he authorized the Version.  Later translations that seek to uphold untruth to be truth will similarly be twisted as they seek to substantiate the writings of Paul to be considered “Christian Scripture.”

 

After a lifetime of study, I have to sound this alarm, as God has allowed me to see through the lies to know the truth and reliability of His word.  God made the Everlasting Covenant at Sinai with men of all nations who would leave sinful ways to become all our Creator said we are capable to become.  Use your mind – stop pretending in “spiritual” mysteries – start paying attention to the fact that the Instruction of God is fully reliable and observable to anyone who desires to live by His word.  God gave His Instruction to enable us to become wise, which will help us all grow to become what He created us to be.  God gave His instructions to bless those whose love for Him is proven genuine by what they do in life - whether we will do His will, or not.  Doing His will results in growing in the hope for what is to come in the restoration of all things when the wicked will be nothing but ashes under the feet of the righteous who will inherit the earth and have One King over them once more.  The promise is for the righteous, not the wicked.  Rather than wandering in life as ignorant unfertilized kernels of grain, we are enabled to grow in producing the fruits of righteousness and become all the Creator intended for us to become as we reside in His kindness and blessing towards those whose love for Him is faithful and true..

 

The Hebrew Scripture was not given as a systematic belief system; it must be discerned by paying close attention to what God instructed.  For all the warnings and prophecy given throughout, God repeatedly gave simple instructions – they are not too hard to know what they are, or how to do them – which is what God said in Deuteronomy 30: 11-20.  The fact is that God said it is no “mystery” at all.  Read the word of God and know the truth that will set you free to serve the One True God and see if He doesn’t bless you as He said He would.  To date I have found He is completely faithful.

 

11For this commandment I give you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12It is not in heaven, that you would need to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it for us and proclaim it, that we may obey it?” 13And it is not beyond the sea, that you would need to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it for us and proclaim it, that we may obey it?” 14But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may obey it.

 

15See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, as well as death and disaster. 16For I am commanding you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live and increase, and the LORD your God may bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

 

17But if your heart turns away and you do not listen, but are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18I declare to you today that you will surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.

 

19I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. So choose life, so that you and your descendants may live, 20and that you may love the LORD your God, obey Him, and hold fast to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land the LORD swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

 

 

 

First things first, as told in Genesis, man is capable and responsible to overcome his own sin by doing better – not being perfect.  Even Jesus said “Why callest thou me good?  There is none good but God.”  God told Cain, after the supposed “fall” that he was capable and responsible for his shortcomings and that if he improved himself, he would find forgiveness (uplift) between God and himself, but that if he didn’t, sin would possess him and rule over him.  When Paul said he was unable to keep the Law, this is what he was admitting – he was being ruled over by sin.  His writings are full of hypocrisy, misrepresentations and outright lies.

 

The Hebrew Scripture study edition by Soncino, as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible show that the prophecy to the Serpent and Eve was that the seed of both to be plural – not singular (so much for the Pauline boogeyman “anti-Christ.”) The battle has been heading towards evil victory because Christians have been led away to think God said “seed” in English – as singular – when the passage said “seed” as plural – as in the blessing to Abraham that his seed would be a numerous as the stars in the sky.  Anyone who has believed “New Testament Scripture” that defies the unaltered Hebrew has deceived himself – this is why Jesus taught repentance to be active in doing the works of God so that people could observe their works  to be good and give God the praise He alone is due.  Paul’s scripture about a singular “seed” are based on his ignorance of the Hebrew language and the Hebrew Holy Scripture and only proves that he was a Biblical ignoramus.  Paul also taught against the history of Abraham’s children of promise to be what the author of “Jesus’ Words Only” calls “The Great Inversion” of Hagar being the blessed, not Sarah.  See chapter 5 of Jesus’ Words Only.  The original foretelling of the Gospel is not Jesus did it alone for us, but that he, as the “one to whom it belongs” (Gen. 49:10) has established the rules from his days to the end of the earth – as believed by the original disciples and the sect where John the Baptist originated from who had separated themselves from corrupt Jerusalem a century or more before the birth of Yeshua.

 

If no one is capable to do good because of the “Fall” of mankind, how is it we find God proclaiming how simple it is to be righteous in His sight – such as found in Ezekiel 18?

 Ezekiel 18 New International Version (NIV)

 The One Who Sins Will Die

 

18 The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel:

 

“‘The parents eat sour grapes,
    and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

 

“As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.

 

“Suppose there is a righteous man
    who does what is just and right.
He does not eat at the mountain shrines (pagan idol worship)
    or look to the idols of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife
    or have sexual relations with a woman during her period.
He does not oppress anyone,
    but returns what he took in pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
    but gives his food to the hungry
    and provides clothing for the naked.
He does not lend to them at interest
    or take a profit from them.
He withholds his hand from doing wrong
    and judges fairly between two parties. (fair justice as found in the Torah)
He follows my decrees
    and faithfully keeps my laws.
That man is righteous;
    he will surely live,
declares the Sovereign Lord.

 

10 “Suppose he has a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these other things[a] 11 (though the father has done none of them):

 

“He eats at the mountain shrines.
He defiles his neighbor’s wife.
12 He oppresses the poor and needy.
He commits robbery.
He does not return what he took in pledge.
He looks to the idols.
He does detestable things.
13 He lends at interest and takes a profit.

 

Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.

 

14 “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things:

 

15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines
    or look to the idols of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife.
16 He does not oppress anyone
    or require a pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
    but gives his food to the hungry
    and provides clothing for the naked.
17 He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor
    and takes no interest or profit from them.
He keeps my laws and follows my decrees.

 

He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. 18 But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people.

 

19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees (the Ten Decrees), he will surely live. 20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

 

21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. (Among the Decrees and supporting passages, standards of recompense are given so that justice is established and performed – “and so he shall be forgiven”.) 22 None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? (God has always had grace towards all who repent and do good.  The forgiveness of God has been decreed from the beginning – it didn’t start with Jesus and it did not require bloodshed.  Proof of this is found later in the prophets, where God said He detested their blood sacrifices because they disobeyed and dishonored Him in what they did – without obedience – blood sacrifice was useless and a stench in His nostrils.)

 

24 “But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die. (The words of God totally blow “once saved, always saved” out of the pathway to eternal life.)

 

25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust? 26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. 27 But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. 28 Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. 29 Yet the Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust? (God was speaking directly to Israel, but note He says “people”, and not limited to the children of Israel.  As God said in the Torah – One Law shall be for everyone – both Israel and the “stranger” and “sojourner” and “cohort.”)

 

30 “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. 31 Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!  (Is this not what John the Baptist and Yeshua were preaching in Matthew?  “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.”  Then they killed John and crucified Yeshua – both illegally – and Yeshua knew this was to happen because they rejected him – and foretold the destruction of the Temple and the kingdom being torn from Israel.  However, God does not hold current Jews guilty of what was done to John and Yeshua by their “fathers” because each person is responsible to God for their own sins.  However, will they reconsider the facts presented in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and then realize the sin of the “fathers” and repent of thinking they judged Yeshua righteously?  Will they dare repent and see Yeshua was teaching Torah for all men, and thereby understand the injustice done to him – as was foretold to be done by their own Holy Scripture and repent to say: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of YHVH”?)

 

Since the study at hand is the writings of Paul in the Christian New Testament, we will advance to specific passages as found in our records of the Pauline writings.  Curiously, the primary believer in Paul was Marcion, who collected his writings and also believed a modified version of Luke.  Marcion, about 100 CE, only had ten writings from Paul.  

When presented the facts that show Yeshua taught all his disciples to honor every word of God – including the Law – the most common response to reject the evidence has been to quote Galatians – perhaps the first writing of Paul.  So I’ll start with Galatians to show that he misrepresented the words of God and the Teachings of God as given by Yeshua in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  To know the truth of Paul we need to look to the most original source documents available, since it is known that our copies were revised at least six times before 150 CE.

 

The Lies of Paul in Galatians

 

This link provides the common Christian view of Paul and the book of Galatians:

 

https://www.biblestudytools.com/galatians/

 

It’s needful to ask: What “proofs” Paul gave of his apostleship?  No one in their right mind should just believe anyone because they say so – especially if they are representing themselves to have been appointed by God and Jesus – proofs are required so we aren’t following after a liar or deluded crazy man.

 

The oldest accounts of Hebrew Scripture say God gave the Law to the Jews, and by association – to the “multitude of nations” who left Egypt with Israel to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Next, no record exists that Christian Jews were defying the teachings of Jesus to say non-Jews all had to be circumcised to become “Christians”.  Paul made the charge – but we should see by the end of this study that Paul was teaching those who were ignorant of the Holy Scriptures, and especially ignorant of the words of God presented within.   A common ploy of dishonest people is to make false charges and to threaten others if they are not believed.  The common ploy of Satan is to lie – to accuse falsely – and try to twist the words of God to cause confusion.   Let’s see how Paul stands up to the words of God  so we might know if Paul spoke truth – or if he was leading people away from doing as God instructed through Moses, the Prophets, the Psalms and finally, through Master Yeshua (Jesus Christ).

 

1 Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—

 

2 and all the brothers and sisters with me, To the churches in Galatia:

 

3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,

 

4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

 

5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Paul made these claims in most all he wrote, but can they be proven true?  Acts proves useful beyond common recognition to prove one thing: Paul never told the truth to Luke about what really happened (if anything) on the road to Damascus.  Although accounts are given throughout Acts, the problem is that Paul testified against what he said earlier.  Take each of his statements of testimony to his calling and it is easily seen they testify against each other!  Which is the “true” account?  In one the others saw, but did not hear.  In another, they heard, but did not see.  In one he says he has to go to someone else to hear “what you must do.”  In others, he made no contact to know “what he must do”, but rather separates himself to then pretend further “revelations” from “Jesus” and God.  Which testimony from Paul are we supposed to believe if he didn’t tell the same story twice?  Why should we believe Paul at all if he gave contradictory doctrines?  Who gave the Law: God, angels, or elementals?  The Torah and all the Prophets and Psalms agree it was God Himself, so how could Paul claim otherwise and be trusted to speak on behalf of God and Jesus Christ?

 

Paul reminds me of Joseph Smith pretending to see God and Jesus in his backyard in “the sacred grove.”  In fact, Paul flaunts that he didn’t go to Jerusalem to the apostles there.  Later we will see that he had no love for Peter or any other apostle, and that the records of antiquity will tell us an account about the rift between Peter and Paul to have concluded in a trial.  Paul also refers to a trial in 2 Timothy 4:16, wherein all but Luke abandoned him after his first defense.  Acts loosely accounts for an event at the end of Paul’s freedom, but which seems to end with Paul’s seven day vow to have found him guilty as charged and worthy of death  on the Temple grounds – and of his rescue by a Roman guard because he was a Roman citizen.  Was Paul related to the Roman family of those who crucified Jesus at the behest of the corrupted Jewish Priesthood in charge at that time? The author of “Jesus’ Words Only” has documented evidence of these matters in the topical index of articles found on the top of his web page:  http://www.jesuswordsonly.com   (article about Paul being related to the Falvians)  Things they don't reach us in Sunday School!))  

The primary issue remains under our investigation: Did Paul teach according to the Law and Testimony, as did Yeshua? 

 

 

 

The primary evidence that Paul was not of God or Jesus is found later in the book of Galatians when he teaches the Law was not given by God AND that the Law was no longer in effect -  that the children of Israel have lost the distinctions God gave them in the Everlasting Covenant – therein are Paul’s main lies – purely lies from Satan himself, who could appear as an “angel of light” – if Paul ever received "revelation" from anyone!

 (Note on the passage about ransom, or being set free, being the work of Jesus.  The passage is simpler in the HGOM than in the NKJV.  This is one of the few references to Matthew found in Galatians.  From my review of the HGOM, 20:28; “28.  (just as) the Son of Man did not come that they might serve him, but that he might serve and give himself as a ransom for many. [Ransom, not sacrifice.] [[Ransom is the price to set the prisoner free – we cannot be set free from falsehoods until we are willing to observe and do the truth of God as taught from the Torah by Yeshua – “Salvation” is of him, and it was freely given to us to know if we believe him and what he said is the Doctrine of God by whether we repent and obey – or not.]]

  

No Other Gospel

 

6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—

 

7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.

 

8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

 

9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!

 

10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

 

 

 

We cannot know the truth of God or the teachings of Yeshua until we  start comprehending what the gospel of Matthew says he taught his disciples.  One thing is for sure – Yeshua taught that his disciples are to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.  If God has always had grace towards those who turn from wickeness to do good – and humbly accept His defining what is sin and what is good, and that we “do no evil,” are we to believe that when Yeshua upheld every word from God to be the manner of life we are to live and believe in and thereby possess the kindness and blessing of God Almighty – are we now to think God forgot what He said?  Are we now to think that Jesus (Yeshua) failed to present the TRUE gospel taught by Paul?  If Jesus taught differently than Paul – and he did – who is the liar?  Paul or Yeshua?  Who is cursed?  Paul or Yeshua?  If God showed His seal upon the life of Yeshua by the miracles he performed, the accord of his teachings to the Instructions of God, fulfilling prophecies that foretold of him in the Hebrew Scripture,  resurrecting him from the dead and his ascension to the throne on the right hand of God – where do we find such to support believe anything Paul said to be superior or authoritatively supplanting the gospel taught by Yeshua in Matthew (HGOM)?!  The answer to this question should be obvious.  Also note Paul's misrepresentation of Psalm 19 in Romans 10.  Paul quotes the words of God via the Psalm of praise - and totally upends the fact that the Psalm is about the Gracious Instructions in Righteousness from God in the Torah (Law) to then pretend the Psalm is talking about his misrepresentation of the message of Yeshua and the person of Yeshua and the prophecies that spoke of Yeshua and the work he would do - to do as Peter's sermon on Pentecost says in Acts: to turn us from our iniquity - iniquity being lawlessness.  Paul is attempting to usurp the Teachings of God and Yeshua to be of no value or purpose - and even later declare the Everlasting Covenant of God to be a curse - not for blessing Israel and men of all nations.

 

Once again, the author of “Jesus’ Words Only” has ample proofs at his topical index to prove Paul failed the tests that God commanded we use to know who speaks on His behalf and who He said to reject.  God said if Paul gave true prophecy and even worked wonders (miracles) that if he taught taking from or adding to what He decreed as His pathways to live by, that we are to ignore Paul because he taught people to set aside the pathways that God commanded. 

 

Yeshua upheld EVERY word of God – so we can know what he said is true – once we rid our heart, mind and conscience of Pauline  and Roman alterations.  Yeshua said we are to particularly hold to the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount – and Moses said we are to hear “whatsoever that prophet shall say unto you,” and I would simply challenge anyone who thinks Paul had any part in the truth or Jesus or God – where is the evidence Paul taught what Jesus taught?  Where are all the quotes or references to the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew?  Paul was a Jew.  The HGOM was written before 50 CE – and surely existed and was accepted by the Church of God in Jerusalem!  Double check the few quotes Paul does give from Jesus and you also can observe he couldn’t tell the truth on Jesus in any of his writings!  It’s also curious the lack of proof that Paul was considered an “apostle” in Acts.  It’s not alll true  – but revisions to the texts by Roman and Syriacs – six revisions by 150 CE – per the claims of some.  Take off your shades that cast shadow upon the Decrees of God Almighty and the Anointed One he raised up from the seed of David.

 

Paul was certainly not trying to be approved of by God when he flaunted the Law was not given by God!  Paul has provided NO evidence that he spoke the truth of God.  Paul’s parting words above can now be seen to be nothing but a lot of hot air.  The Ten Decrees of God, as given at Sinai, are clearly never to be altered to diminish or add to, yet Paul says God told him they were nailed to the cross – nullified by Jesus – yet Jesus said they are the foundation of living justly and righteously – repeatedly throughout Matthew.  Therefore if you believe what Paul said, you have to of necessity set the Instruction and Teachings in righteousness of God and Yeshua aside!    This is exactly what Paul taught, as it is a repeated theme in his writings!

 

Paul Called by God

 

11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. (In Matthew one title of Jesus was “son of man”, which per the Hebrew Scripture means “mortal”, son or descendent of Adam – Jesus was a mortal man and “that prophet” spoken of by Moses, and the heir to the throne of David and uniquely anointed by the Spirit of God to give God’s Teachings directly.  What Paul is saying is true – the gospel he taught was not given by any Prophet of God, or the one who had resurrected and was on the right hand of God and who warned of those who would say he was the Christ, yet teach against believing and doing as he taught in Matthew.)

 

12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. (Are we to believe the resurrected Jesus Christ to teach against what he said was needful for all his disciples to believe and do?)

 

13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. (Our New Testament contains books that testify against what God and Yeshua said is necessary.  According to the Ebionite records it was found out that Paul was not a Jew by birth.)

 

14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. (His “fathers” were Roman, (Paul was a member of the ruling Roman family of the Flavians).  Paul melded pagan Roman beliefs into his new faith of “Christianity.”  Most pagan religions were based on inventing stories to go with the Zodiac – and Paul even quotes a famous poem in Acts from a poet of his own home town – so he was very familiar with the poem and largely melded his pagan beliefs with belief in Jesus to be the replacement – hence the version of Roman Christianity is NOT what the unpaganized understanding was.  Paul even taught Jesus to be co-creator of the heavens and earth, thereby being the one to whom it belonged, but no where do we find any such teaching in all the words of God in the Holy Scripture – and putting the thoughts of Paul into the same book cannot make them true either.)((Paul’s abject ignorance of Hebrew shows he was advanced only in his own imagination – he didn’t even know “seed” was plural – not singular – nor did he know the difference between the wife and concubine of Abraham and what God had to say about it – Paul turned the Bible upside-down to advance his schemes.)((Some have maintained that Jesus was slang for “hail Zeus” – the paganizing of Yeshua by Rome – barely veiled – and certainly not transparent – which is why I choose to most often use his name in the ancient Aramaic – Y’shua, or Yeshua or Yahshua..similar to the name of “Joshua” in the Hebrew Scriptures.)

 

15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased

 

16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. (How can Paul be revealing the unique son of Israel – that prophet and coming king – when he defied the Everlasting Covenant conditions?  God said those who reject His commandments are those who are His enemies.  Did Paul reject the Everlasting Covenant given at Sinai?  Did Paul teach others to reject it as he did?  Why not repent and believe God?  Since Paul was defying God – we have no reason to believe God called him to “reveal” Jesus to us by one who was clearly the enemy of God.  Only non-Jewish pagans would believe what Paul said about the Everlasting Covenant – and they could also be deceived that “seed” was singular – not plural – because of their ignorance of the Hebrew Scriptures and language.)

 

17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus. (So who told the truth?  In Acts, Luke says he went somewhere and was instructed to be baptized and was healed of his blindness.  Did Luke lie?  Or did Paul lie in Galatians?  Both cannot be true, but both can be wrong if Luke was nothing but the personal biographer of Paul and was simply writing what Paul told him to write {writing as Paul dictated his lore].)

 

18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days. (If Paul lied about being called by God and Jesus – there is no reason to believe Paul stayed with Cephas – and why does he not call him “Peter”, as the Lord had named him?)

 

19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother. {What other early account says James was not James the disciple of Jesus?  Why believe Paul about James being the brother of Jesus?!  See the term James uses in James in the 160 AD Aramaic English New Testament – James was calling himself an apostle – not the brother of Yeshua.}

 

20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie. [Paul repeatedly says “I lie not!” And “is no lie”.  This is because he was being actively accused by the disciples of Jesus to be a liar.  Proof of this can be observed from several ancient sources – mainly the writings of the Ebionites (the poor), who were the original Christians with the apostles of Yeshua at the lead in Jerusalem.  It can easily be determined that Paul is the one they called “the sprouter of lies.”]  (If Paul couldn’t preach the Law was given by God – we know Paul lied – if we believe God, the Prophets, Psalms and the words of Yeshua in Matthew {HGOM})

 

21 Then I went to Syria and Cilicia.

 

22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.

 

23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”

 

24 And they praised God because of me. (Note the account of Paul going to Jerusalem in Acts 20 – 21.  Luke records they heard he was teaching against the Torah of God.)

 

Paul Accepted by the Apostles

 

1 Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also.

 

2 I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my race in vain.

 

3 Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.

 

4 This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.

 

5 We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you.

 

6 As for those who were held in high esteem—whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favoritism—they added nothing to my message. (This whole account is fictional – had Paul any “revelation” it was from a lying spirit – not God or Yeshua.)

 

7 On the contrary, they recognized that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised. (Fiction at it’s best – even Luke was recording that it was a revelation to Peter to take the gospel to the gentiles – Peter baptizing the first gentile convert.  So if it was already given to Peter, and records are that Peter went East before going to Rome – and Paul went to Rome after Peter was there – God gave no revelation that the Gentiles were to have a different gospel than the Jews.  As there is one Law – there is one Gospel message given by Yeshua – the established rules and manner of life instructions that are to remain to the end – see the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew – the same message – the same teachings – were to go to men of all nations – not one message for the Jews and another for the non-Jews.  In effect – Paul is spitting in the face of God by defying the truth and fabricating a paganized Roman Jesus.)

 

8 For God, who was at work in Peter as an apostle to the circumcised, was also at work in me as an apostle to the Gentiles. (Paul was a bigot, prejudiced, and a liar.  Had God had His work in Paul – was  working in Paul – Paul would have been teaching what Yeshua taught in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew. )

 

9 James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised. (Balderdash!  Records of antiquity are just the opposite – the gospel of Paul finds fulfillment in the heretic Marcion – who taught lies based on Paul and the True disciples of Yeshua spent centuries contending against the lies from Paul.  See “Against Heresies”.  The truth is that the Reformation and Restoration movements both failed because they accepted the lies of Paul to be true!  Therefore both Rome and Luther and Calvin defied God and Yeshua because they believed the lies of Paul are the words of God.  Most don’t know it, but the term “New Testament” was birthed by Marcion and rejected by the Church in Jerusalem.  They rejected all of Paul’s writings.  How can we be “First Century Christians” and believe one they were specific to condemn as a liar and trouble maker?)

 

10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.  (Balderdash.  Where is the record that Paul gave the poor at Jerusalem a thin dime?  Paul’s motive was greed – TV preachers?  This is well noted in Jeremy Benthan’s book, “Not Paul, but Jesus”, written in the 1800’s)

 

Paul Opposes Cephas

 

11 When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. (Although this is claimed by Paul to the Galatians, it should be fair to consider other accounts of the incident.  Scripture says only a fool decides a matter before hearing the evidence out.  You may recall in Acts that there was a reported rift with some Jews demanding the Gentiles be circumcised and that Paul was among those selected to carry the words of the apostles back to set the matter straight.  As I’ve shown by scriptural references at http://www.onediscipletoanother.org , everything Yeshua taught the disciples and the crowds who followed him was in total accord to the words of God to Israel and all of mankind.  The only accounts that Jews were requiring circumcision of the Gentiles has Paul in the picture in one way or another.  Also see that reports had gone back to Jerusalem that Paul was teaching against the Law of God in saying it was no longer necessary for Jews to be circumcised.  We can observe in Galatians, Romans and 1,2 Corinthians that Paul taught against the Torah being in effect and that food laws for Jews, circumcision, Sabbaths, and even eating meat sacrificed to idols was covered as OK now because the Law had been done away with.  In one he says the middle wall of partition between Jew and Gentile was torn down – yet the only account in the resurrection events says the curtain between the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies was torn from top to bottom = no record of the middle wall of partition being torn down.  The instructions to the Gentiles from the apostles, as recorded by Luke, is not in accord with the Teachings of Yeshua or the Everlasting Covenant ratified at Sinai – thereby we can know the Acts account is not correct, because Jesus taught no such thing, nor had God.  Charges were made to the apostles in Jerusalem that Paul was not heeding the decree to the Gentiles – whatever it was.  It is likely that Peter and a delegation went from Jerusalem to double check on Paul and what he was teaching.  Peter arrived and was conversing with the Gentiles about what Paul was teaching, then some others arrived from the delegatioin from Jerusalem and Peter went over to talk to them.  At this point we see Paul claiming that Peter stood condemned!??  How so?  Peter’s reputation was not what Paul painted here, and ancient records give Peter’s side of the account.  Since Paul couldn’t truthfully say who gave the Law at Sinai – why should we believe he would be honest to tell us that he is the one who stood condemned – not Peter?!  Also note in II Timothy 4 that he was put on trial and was abandoned by everyone but Luke at his first defense.  Again – evidently it was Paul who stood condemned.  Then upon return to Jerusalem to show proper repentance in the vow at the Temple – Paul failed again and was going to be put to death on the spot because his transgression at the Temple was so vile – when he was rescued by a Roman guard and then Paul chose to take his case to Rome – rather than the Church or Jewish court.  Paul was evidently a bold two-faced liar.  As he told us – he became all things to all men, that perhaps he might cause some to believe him, and in another that he had caught them by his guile.  This is also discussed and well documented in the topical index at: http://www.jesuswordsonly.com/ )

 

12 For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. (Peter had no fear of the Jews or the Gentiles, and it was his duty and charge to follow up on Paul if Paul was teaching the Gentiles to disregard the Decrees of God or anything Yeshua had taught in Matthew (HGOM).  Paul is making unfounded accusations – one of the works of Satan – as Satan means “accuser.”)

 

13 The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray. (There is no hypocrisy at all if the Gentiles were eating food that was prohibited by God for Jews to eat…no hypocrisy at all.  That Barnabas recognized Peter was right does not make Barnabas a hypocrite.   This is only one reason I place no confidence in the accounts of all the other books of the New Testament beyond Matthew, and I’ve also accounted for the main alterations in Matthew from the pre-existing Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  God’s commandment to all – Jew and Gentile – was prohibition of eating meat with the blood in it, as well as a prohibition of eating meat sacrificed to idols – which God terms as sacrifices to demons – and God never said demons are nothing – and He called them “alien gods” and “gods come lately that are no god.”  When Paul taught eating meat sacrificed to idols was nothing, he was teaching against the everlasting and true words of God Almighty – likely because of his ignorance of Hebrew Scripture and the Torah – he was certainly not advanced in his knowledge.)

 

14 When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?  (Remember, “accuser”, what it means.  Peter was checking facts – the facts of the words of God and Yeshua to what Pauls’ words to the converts of Pauls’ gospel to be widely against the gospel as taught by Yeshua.  With God we see He instructed that disobedience is equated with unbelief.  With Paul, we don’t sin – it is sin that dwells within us – not our “spirit”, as we can call God our “Father” if we merely believe – regardless of what we do – SO LONG AS WE HAVE FAITH THAT THE BLOOD OF JESUS SHED ON THE CROSS CLEANSES US FROM ALL SIN – SAVED BY GRACE ALONE AND FATIH ALONE – IRREGARDLESS OF DOING AS GOD INSTRUCTED.  Peter knew better.  All the Jews knew better.  It was Peters’ love for the Gentiles that compelled him to ensure they were told the truth instead of lies.  We will soon see just how widely Paul had departed from the Everlasting Covenant.)

 

15 “We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles ((The Ebionite records of the trial of Paul record that he was not a Jew by birth, but a relative of the Roman Flavian family.  This is also noted in the articles at: http://www.jesuswordsonly.com/  This also shows that Paul was a bigot of the first order – to say sin is based on race – “Jew by birth, and not sinful Gentiles.”  Recall that God warned Israel not to think they were blessed solely upon their blood-line to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – but by their faithfulness to keep the Covenant – that His blessings are conditional.) 

 

16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.   (Jews who believed Yeshua was who he claimed to be, and thereby knew they needed to heed whatever he had taught before ascending to the right hand of God – they knew Yeshua taught we are justified when we repent and turn to do the works commanded by God – and that God desires all men to repent of evil and do what is good that He might save all men who do so.  The words of God in the Torah are explicit to have Him say that doing the Law is their righteousness!  Read Genesis through Deuteronomy yourself and stop trusting in those who have told you to put your trust in Paul’s gospel!  See what God said!  Don’t take my word for it!  The Psalms are easily understood.  Four Psalms should make the matter clear – 1, 2, 5, 15.))

 

17 “But if, in seeking to be justified in Christ, we Jews find ourselves also among the sinners, doesn’t that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! (This is nonsense.  We cannot be justified or in Christ by rejecting living as he said to – to live by every word of God and to become faithful disciples of Yeshua – learning to live out what he said we should believe and do, as well as the surety of our hope in the kingdom of God.)

 

18 If I rebuild what I destroyed, then I really would be a lawbreaker.  (God gave the Law at Sinai – and it was added upon the previous instructions He had given men – as recorded by Moses’ accounts up to that time.  God never set His instruction aside as invalid or to have passed away to be replaced by something else.  No, it is given “line upon line, precept upon precept, as well as covenant upon covenant.”  God said heaven and earth will pass before one of His words will pass away.  Yeshua taught in total accord with the Law and the records of the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible – in fact, he was giving God inspired instruction about the Law because the Jewish leadership and priesthood had so corrupted it as to make it of none effect because the people were not being instructed by them of the needful and weightier matters of the Law.  Read Matthew again and see if you can find accord therein to any of these words from the little accuser satan Paul.)

 

19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God.  (Another nonsense statement that finds no accord with any teaching of God or Yeshua, or any prophecy of record.  Read Isaiah 42.  Yeshua came to Teach and example to all men – that the Gentiles might see that keeping the Torah is honorable before God and man.  Don’t be deceived by Jews or Messianic Christians to pretend the only “law” need of the Gentiles are the Seven Laws of Noah – that is a lie.  Neither is it 613 commandments as noted by Rambam in 1300 CE.  The truth is easily seen by any faithful disciple of Yeshua – the smoke and mirrors are removed so we can clearly observe the faith of Master Yeshua and the will of God toward all men AND that God is totally faithful to His word and Covenant and the conditions He gave that we might love Him and not become His enemies by rejecting His word.  How can Paul say this when Yeshua said we should live by every word of God?  Likely because Paul was ignorant of the Holy Scripture and never received any true revelation from Yeshua or God – as God cannot lie or go back on His word.)

 

20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  (Where did Yeshua ever teach to be crucified with him and that we ”spiritually” die so he can live in us?  Yeshua said to repent and prepare for the kingdom of God.  As God told Cain, and as Jesus taught his disciples – repentance – even severe repentance is required that we take charge of our life and stop doing evil to turn and do good – to live as God instructed all through the Holy Scriptures. The passage early on in Matthew about “take up your cross and follow me” was added – it is absent in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  Surely it was added to our current editions to foster a twinge of support to the teachings of Paul, because Rome wants to promote the gospel of Paul so you won’t realize the truth of God and Yeshua.  If we repent to do the will of God, then as disciples of Yeshua, grow and mature to become what God created us to be – well and good!  What good did Yeshua teach his disciples to do that was not already told by God to the children of Israel and the multitude of nations that left Egypt to serve the One True God?  The important question is if Yeshua taught Truth and said we are to keep to his Teachings from the Father.  If Paul was teaching a different standard than Yeshua (Paul’s gospel is without the Torah – against the Torah) – this is the warning to those Yeshua said he would deny he ever knew them – in spite of their hollow claims to have believed in him. How can we know Paul was “in Christ” if he rejected teaching others what was taught to the chosen witnesses of Yeshua (HGOM)?  Search all the books and writings of Paul and see how absent they are of any upright account of the Teachings of Yeshua in Matthew.)

 

21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (The four gospel accounts don’t totally agree.  Since Matthew (HGOM) is the account from Yeshua’s disciples – see what Yeshua said regarding why he came – what his mission was – and why he had to die on the cross.  Don’t take this simplistic view presented by Paul – see what Yeshua said; see what prophecies said that he had to fulfill – then you should see that what Paul said has no accord with the Holy Scripture or the express word of God. What is the “grace of God” that Paul said he did not set aside?  If “grace” is that God is willing to set aside sin we have committed and bless us, or have kindness towards us, we have the stated conditions God gave from the Garden, then to Cain, then Job, then Mount Sinai where the Everlasting Covenant was ratified between God and man, through the resurrection of Yeshua to be that He will not consider our sins against us if we but repent to do whatever He instructed – that repentance to obedience has always been His pathway of kindness and blessing toward whosoever will live by His instruction faithfully and “do no evil.”  How can Paul not be setting the grace of God aside if he is preaching God instead forgives because of the blood shed by the Deified Jesus on the cross – not repentance and obedience to living by His Instructions given at Mount Sinai, throughout the Torah, Prophets, Psalms and Writings?  Most are not aware of this, but the standards given by God and Yeshua are easier to live by than the imaginations of Paul.  For one thing, sin, according to God, has a different definition – He is explicit to say what sin is, what evil is, and what an abomination is – telling us explicitly not to add to it or take away from it as given.  Paul flips these words on end to then say because someone thinks something is a sin it is a sin – rather than simply noting what God said is sin.  It’s all those imagined sins that are not sins that confuse people and when they see the hypocrisy of Christians then they can honestly say they can’t believe that nonsense.  Thereby those who have taken His NAME in vain by defaming God because of those whose lack of  regard for His word as unprofitable, unreliable and done away with on the cross  – all the while claiming His Name! So why did Christ die?  Paul said Jesus died in vain if it wasn’t for the cause Paul gave as the gospel of “grace” being “the cross.”  Yeshua said he had to die to fulfill scripture – and to be a ransom for many, and to “renew” the Everlasting Covenant.  Ransom is the price of freedom – given by another.  Freedom from what?  Freedom from sin?  God and Yeshua said this is each person’s responsibility to overcome sin that it not possess them.  Go back to the history given in the Bible.  God set Israel free to serve Him by taking them and seekers of God of a multitude of nations out of Egypt and teaching them His pathways – which are conditional – just as it is today – conditional upon doing as He instructed, and the cause of the Law was to see if we will obey God – or not, thereby showing to all who loves God VS who are His enemies.  Paul is leading the unsuspecting mind astray – not teaching the truth of God or Master Yeshua.  Yeshua died to fulfill prophecy – to confirm the words of God to the Prophets about him, that men might be better enabled to identify he was “that prophet” foretold by Moses.  He lived and taught and those records are in Matthew – that we might be set free from lies of men to then be set free to obey the upright and reliable words of God from the heart.  Yeshua came to teach all men – including Gentiles – that it is honorable to keep the Torah/Law/Mitzvot of God; read Isaiah 42 and Genesis 49.  He came to establish the rules of living justly and loving mercy and walking humbly with God – the God given standards revealed in a new way that makes righteousness evident to men of all nations.  Finally, be aware that the “seed” of Eve is plural – not singular – further cementing the fact that Paul was an ignoramus in many of his accounts and the foundation of his imaginations are without merit to anyone who simply goes back, as the Bereans, to see if what Paul said was so – or not.  Are we commanded by God to believe everyone who claims to speak for God?  Of course not – God gave us commandments on this vital subject in Deuteronomy 4, 12,13 and 18 – so read it and then decide for yourself who told the truth of God.)

 

Faith or Works of the Law

 

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. (The mindset of Paul is evidently in the realm of spiritualism and Gnosticism, as he constantly appeals to the “spiritual” discernment, rather than simple observation of the teachings of God and Yeshua.  In their teachings truth can be observed – it has no necessity of “spiritual discernment” if the truth of God is plain to anyone who observes it – the fruits of righteousness are observable in the fruits to be doing the observable matters God said to do, and the absence of doing anything God said was evil.  One who knows the conditions of the Everlasting Covenant can see there is not one commandment or condition that is “spiritually” known – it is a matter of aligning our lives to trust in God completely for all things as we do His will.  God said nothing He commanded or taught was hard to understand, or hard to do, or hard to know.  So what’s up with the charge that if one doesn’t believe Pauls’ all out assault against the Teachings of Jesus and the Instructions in righteousness given by God, or any of His commandments or statutes, that one must have been “bewitched” to believe God?)

 

I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?[a] Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”[   (Again, we see Paul appealing to things “spiritual.”  Prophecy about the giving of the Spirit was well told in Ezekiel 37.  All one needs to do is read it again.  Nowhere in Ezekiel, or any prophecy I’ve been able to find to date, says anything that the “Spirit” works miracles.  Rather, God said through Ezekiel that the Spirit would aid to write His Instructions on our hearts so we would do them – the Spirit was to aid with doing the work of God.  The Spirit worked with the word of God in creation of the earth, and the Spirit works with the Instruction/Word of God to help us do the will of God and thereby become what He knows we can be.  Where in Matthew does Yeshua hint of the work of the “Spirit?”  Do note there are some alterations in the Greek Matthew that the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew should clear up.  What are the “works” of the Law?  Which of the Ten Declarations of God is unprofitable to observe and do?  Which of any of God’s commandments or precepts are done in vain?  To repent and do the will of God is not a “work of the flesh” – it is the work of our soul and will controlling our body and mind to be submitting to the goodness of God and His knowing what is best for us, and to do that which He will bless, and thereby reside in His everlasting kindness.)  (( The quote Paul uses about Abraham twists the fact that God found Abraham to have been faithful – as told to his son Isaac in Genesis 26:4-5 – which includes Abraham keeping the commandments of God – Paul is showing nothing but ignorance.  

 

“and all the nations of the earth  shall bless themselves by your offspring.” Because Abraham obeyed My voice, and observed My safeguards, My commandments, My decrees, and My Torahs.”
 The promise of the future covenant is in a different chapter.  Paul’s quote is from chapter 15 in which God promises Abram an heir of his own flesh to inherit his property; the foretelling of the Covenant to bless all nations is in chapter 17.  Paul couldn’t even cite the correct passage about the Covenant.)

 

Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”[d] So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. (Better to take the words of God uprightly in Genesis 26: 4-5, to see why God told Isaac that Abraham was found faithful in His eyes.  Was Paul faithful to what God said through Moses’ account – or was Paul making up his version of events that only those ignorant of the Jewish Holy Scriptures wouldn’t know any better than to believe him?  The Everlasting Covenant applied to men of all nations, as well as the seed of Abraham – since deliverance from Egypt and ratification of the Covenant at Sinai shows both groups present - yet God gave Israel distinctions.  The issue is not to become “children of Abraham”, but to be found amongst those God said are “My people.”  Those of all nations were blessed by Abraham’s seed at Sinai! Because the Everlasting Covenant was made on their behalf – and included those of all nations who would keep the Covenant as given by God.  It would be an error to pretend ourselves Jewish if we aren’t, as certain commandments were only for the Jews to keep – not the sojourners.  Just stay with the Instruction of God and stop imagining things – pay attention to what God said – don’t get casual with His instruction, commandments, precepts or promises.)

 

10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”[e] 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.”[f] 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”[g] 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”[h] 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.  (These sayings from Paul absolutely defile what would otherwise be an upright soul towards his Maker.  First – read Exodus and Deuteronomy.  Paul is cherry-picking a couple of partial statements and then twisting them totally against what God declared and promised and instructed.  On no account is Paul uprightly handling the words of God.  First, in Matthew Yeshua scolded the Pharisees for neglecting the weightier matters of the Law – and specifically notes that FAITH is one of the weightier matters they neglected!  Faith is our trust that God will be true to His word and that we will continue to do His will in spite of the trials faced in life, even under persecution for doing His will.  Faith is that we will repent when we err from the Law – no one is perfect – God never demanded anyone achieve to be the same glory as His!  David is a good example of the principle that God will forgive, but we need to acknowledge our sin and confess it to Him, and then turn to do what He said is right and just.  Many of the Prophets wrote about this, and perhaps Daniel keeping to the Commandments of God during the exile in Babylon is a great example of faith and faithfulness and God’s response and care for those whose trust is in Him by their faithfulness.  Second, God said that keeping His Law would be the righteousness of those who do so.  Third, Yeshua said in the Sermon on the Mount to not even think he came to loosen or set aside a single letter of the Law – that all would be in effect for his disciples to believe and do.  This is exactly the parting point of Paul from easily seen truth – the truth of God and Yeshua and all the Holy Scripture – to then pretend a lie is true.  Those of all nations who become faithful disciples of Yeshua are as included in the Everlasting Covenant as were any present at Mount Sinai.  Jesus did not become a curse – he was “cut off” from the living without descendant because this is what prophecy said would be done.  Also note Psalm 22 says God did not abandon him, in spite of what the scoffers said at his crucifixion.)   ***** Look up the passage Paul is referring to in this verse.  I would reccommend the Jewish Holy Scripture and DSS Bible be consulted as well.  What God was saying is that all are to live by the standards of His Torah (The Law), and that whoever would not live by His Law as the standard are those who are cursed.  It isn't reasonable to say what Paul did - as Paul's testimony is directly against the word of God and the Torah.  We either submit to the Creator knowing what is best for us, or we put ourselves or others before God when we don't live by His Decree of what is right, what is wrong, and what He said is justice and the means by which God and man can agree to say: "And so he shall be forgiven" and whoever would not forgive when God said they are to be forgiven is the one who breaks the Law of God.

 

The Law and the Promise

 

15 Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case. 16 The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,”[i] meaning one person, who is Christ. 17 What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise. 18 For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise; but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.  (The passages noted are about the land, and possession of the land was contingent on their keeping the Law.  God gave the land as a promise with conditions – not the fake “grace” taught by Paul.  What Paul is saying here is total nonsense – plus the fact that “seed” in Hebrew was plural – not singular – showing Paul to be a Hebrew ignoramus.  That the Land was conditional upon keeping the Law is well noted in the Torah words of God – the promise was conditional: Lev. 26: 14-43 and Deut. 28: 15-69. (Lev. 26:14?)  Also read “Exile and Redemption: The Torah Approach, by Neturei Karta.  Zionism, as Paulism, is against the Torah of God.  Thereby the partnership between Pauline Christians and the State of Isreal are both against the Covenant of God Almighty."The inheritance" was the land, and possession of it was conditional upon keeping the Law faithfully.  The message to the end of the "Old Testament" was for Israel to return to Him, and He would return to them and keep His promises.  Later Prophets note this is not per the "613" commandments, but to be conditional upon the Ten Decrees - the words of God given at Sinai.  Without obedience to those Decrees of God, no amount of keeping 1000 laws would matter.  As God said, they counted on the blood sacrifices they were making, but without obedience to His righteous and just commandments, the smoke of thier offerings was nothing but a stench in His nose.  Yeshua came to Call Israel - and by association - men of all nations - to repent and do the works of God in truth, and from their heart.  Yeshua was teaching us how to live in proper relationship to God and man.)

 

19 Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator. 20 A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one.  (The NIV is covering over the matter.  In this passage Paul said the Law was given by angels, who are not God.  Sortly Paul will say the Law was given by Elementals, who are no God.  Here Paul says the Law was given by angels – angels and elementals are very different beings.  God said He gave the Law to bless those who abide in it as their manner of life and  conduct – standards to govern the lives of those He calls “My people.”  The Law does contain judgments, blessings and curses – and these were clearly given – as God said – they are not hard to do or to understand.  God said the Law is everlasting – not “till the seed should come” – that passage of Genesis 49:10  gives the parameter that the Messiah would set the rule – and this is exactly what Yeshua did.  Those of all nations honor Yeshua – but they have been deceived by Paul because Rome and subsequent "authorities" and publishers failed to pay attention to the words of God as Yeshua taught.   How could Israel have been counted to fully return to God wholeheartedly when they didn’t build the Temple that Ezekiel said to build – and implement the matters given through Ezekiel?  Jesus and John both came to the Temple – and both were unjustly killed through the unfaithful leadership in Jerusalem – the same priests that Paul was cohort with, and Paul was also related to the Flavian family – who were not Jews. Why on earth did we think we needed to believe what Paul said is "Bible truth" or "the inspired words of God"?)

 

21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. (Curiously, this reference to “Scripture” has none noted in the footnotes – and no wonder – as one did not exist!  If “Scripture” has “locked up everything under the control of sin”, how was it possible that God told Cain that he was in control – that he was responsible – to overcome sin, that it not rule over him?!  Has no man ever been incapable to resist sin?!    If you believe this statement from Paul  – I have a bridge to sell you!!!  Of course men are capable to resist and overcome sin – when they have chosen to believe God and do what He said is just and good!  Who has never done anything good?  Paul is talking absolute nonsense here.   We need to realize the promise to the children of Abraham is contingent on doing the will of God because God said so – repeatedly throughout the Torah, prophets and Psalms!   Because Paul chose to ignore God and be overcome by sin, and then manufacture a paganized version of Jesus is no reason we must believe Paul's words  instead of the steadfast and reliable Instruction of God!  Another needful thing to note as you study the Scripture is that God counts disobedience as unbelief, and obedience to belief.)

 

Children of God

 

23 Before the coming of this faith,[j] we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.  (The Law is everlasting since Sinai, and Yeshua said his disciples will not think to disregard it.  Yeshua taught it honorable for all men to keep the Torah of God, just as Isaiah 42 told us – can anyone effectively dispute this?)

 

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (No one who disobeys or disbelieves God or Yeshua can be considered “children of God.”  We cannot presume the promise of the Land – but we can know God shows kindness towards whosoever will live by His word.  God made distinction between the children of Abraham (Israel) and those of the nations – and God said to never get casual with His word – which is what Paul is doing right here – setting aside the distinctions God commanded of Israel.  Yeshua never taught against the word of God as did Paul.)

 

Below are typical references for Galatians 3 from Christian study Bible editions, as found on-line.

 

  1. Galatians 3:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
  2. Galatians 3:4 Or suffered
  3. Galatians 3:6 Gen. 15:6
  4. Galatians 3:8 Gen. 12:3; 18:18; 22:18
  5. Galatians 3:10 Deut. 27:26
  6. Galatians 3:11 Hab. 2:4
  7. Galatians 3:12 Lev. 18:5
  8. Galatians 3:13 Deut. 21:23
  9. Galatians 3:16 Gen. 12:7; 13:15; 24:7
  10. Galatians 3:23 Or through the faithfulness of Jesus … 23 Before faith came

 

A.      Per Genesis, God said man is responsible and capable to overcome sin so that it doesn’t possess him or rule over his life and what he does.  This was said after the “fall” to Cain.  Christian translations obscure the fact, but not completely.  Also look carefully at the texts again and see where God said what they did was a “sin” that separated them from Him.  They were separated from the Tree of Life – He was still around.  Our nature is dual – flesh and spirit – but we are commanded to bring the flesh into harmony and control of our soul/spirit to both be in the pathway of life as God has always desired of man: live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with thy God.

 

B.       No comment should be needed beyond what is said just after verse 4.

 

C.       Genesis 15 is about God saying Abraham would have offspring of his own flesh to inherit his possessions – rather than the inheritance going to one of his household that was not physically descended from Abraham.  Then God goes on to say the promise was not through the handmaid, but would be through Abraham’s wife, Sarah.  There is nothing in Chapter 15 or 16 about the Covenant God would establish with Abraham’s offspring that would bless men of all nations.  The chapter about the Covenant that would be ratified at Sinai is in Chapter 17.  Finally, that Abraham had “faith” and was thereby blessed so much by God ignores the causes that God told his son Isaac in Genesis 23: 2-6; (6) “because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”  This one passage completely refutes Paul’s premise.  So why is it that our study Bibles don’t note Genesis 23: 2-6?  The answer is obvious – the words of God Himself said prove what Paul said is NOT true.  Also note Christian Study Bibles don’t refer to Genesis 17 here.  The truth has been in our face the whole time if we but go back to the words of God and see if what Paul said is true or not.  It’s that simple.  Stop being deluded away from the reliability of the words of God.

 

D.      If the Covenant is Everlasting – and God said it was – then the blessing of God to all nations happened at Sinai, as a multitude of nations were present with Israel and all present ratified the Covenant that day – and their children – per the Torah words of God.  All men are created in the image of God, and God is no respecter of persons – and will judge all according to His word and His mercy – but He does not save His enemies – which is stated in the First of the Ten Declarations to be those who refuse His instruction.  Those who love Him keep His commandments – and He will bless them for this – His words, not mine.  Check it out into the Hebrew Scriptures and the records of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Paul erred greatly.

 

E.       Deuteronomy 27:26 (Gal.3:10).  It would display disregard to the word of God to isolate one verse to the exclusion of others regarding this particular verse in Deuteronomy, as context is extremely important.  This would be like saying all men are evil continuously and ignore passages that prove otherwise – as He has said who He considers righteous and that they will live, or that He approves of and shows His kindness towards them.  Deut. 27: 26 has to be taken in context of chapters 27 – 30, not one isolated verse.  The NKJV says: “Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law by observing them; and all the people shall say “Amen!”  The Hebrew Scripture says pretty much the same thing: “Cursed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them.  And all the people shall say: Amen!”  The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible says: “Cursed is the one who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out.  And all the people shall say, Amen” The people were also given positive statements about keeping the Law.  If a curse was invoked for any violation of any part of the Law – how is it possible that all through Leviticus we find God saying upon what is just retribution for failure to keep the Law – “And so he shall be forgiven.”?  No, the curse is invoked to those who would not say keeping the commandments of God was to be their manner and rule of life and conduct – not that breaking some minor commandment was as bad as breaking the commandment not to murder or not to commit adultery or to blaspheme God.  The Torah was to be their manner of life, conduct and judgment – to judge by the standards given by God – not to put their judgment above His Instruction in Righteousness.  Yeshua also confirmed the Torah to be the standard of God to live by: “Don’t think that I came to set aside the Law of God.”  Do Christians who believe Paul set the commandments aside as invalid?  Let each judge as God would judge the matter.  If we need to repent of believing Paul – so be it.  If we need to repent of mistranslated Scripture – so be it.  In all things we must never put ourselves above God or His decree, judgment, or the conditions ratified in the Everlasting Covenant.  God seeks those who will worship Him in spirit and truth, and Yeshua affirmed: “Thy word is truth.”

 

F.       Hab. 2:4/Gal. 3:11.  Comments noted in text of Galatians – no need to rehash them.  This is the one passage used to refute Paul early on, and as James says – “Faith without works is dead.”  James was obviously instructed by Yeshua and knew the Hebrew Scripture much better than did the supposed apostle Paul.  Abraham was not justified by faith alone – the passage later to Isaac clearly shows otherwise – Abraham was faithful – not a one time belief in one word of God – Abraham was faithful to God in all things, as we should be faithful to God like he was and Yeshua was.  Life is a growth process, but the life that is of God finds fulfillment and growth IN HIS WORDS of LIFE.

 

G.       Lev. 18:5/Gal. 3:12.  Also see Romans 7: 10-12.  Comment inserted into the text of Galatians should be adequate, as it proves Paul had great disregard for the Commandments of God.  This is also proof that Paul didn’t understand anything Yeshua taught as the gospel in Matthew.

 

H.      Deut. 21:23/Gal. 3:13.  Yeshua was not cursed of God.  Read Psalm 22.  Context is everything.  Read verses 22 and 23.  Read Matthew – especially the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew at the end link on the web site.  Yeshua did nothing deserving of death in violation of the Torah of God!  The passage Paul quoted has to do with one who was hanged for a capitol offence, and it had to do with not defiling the land.  Once again – Paul is only showing his ability to twist the words of God to deceive Gentiles who were not familiar with the Hebrew Holy Scripture – which is perhaps the greatest sin one can commit – as it parallels the works of Satan himself.

 

I.         Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 24:7/Gal. 3:16.  To understand this passage correctly you must know that Hebrew “seed” is always plural, as in God telling Abraham that his “seed” would be a numerous as the stars in the night sky.  There was no “seed” and “seeds” as we have in English – and I’ll let the Greek scholars argue over this in Greek, but the fact is Genesis was written in Hebrew in Yeshua’s day, and Hebrew developed over time.  The statement to Eve and the Serpent was plual seed – not singular seed.  We are all to be doing the works of God to do our part in the battle of good and evil taking place on earth since man turned to serve alien gods and demon worship, or simply refused to acknowledge the goodness of God.  The fact is that seed is plural – not singular as Paul says in this passage.  Therefore Paul’s entire argument is nothing but hot air – giving birth to wind as Scriptures say, rather than a coherent thought that shows any knowledge of the Everlasting Covenant between God and mankind.  Genesis 12:7 is about the land – not the covenant – and the land was also conditional upon the Covenant.  The covenant is mentioned in 12:3.  13:15 is also about the land, and as the Torah and Prophets say – their possession of the land was contingent on their keeping the Covenant.  Again, 24:7 is also about the land – not the Covenant that those of all nations are blessed through Abraham and his descendants as it was ratified at Sinai to Jew and Gentile.  Yeshua said his teachings were for men of all nations.  In fact, Matthew 24 has Yeshua saying that “this gospel of the kingdom” – as he preached it – would testify to the world of him, and then the end will come.  This is why I write these things – because it’s about time someone stands up for the TRUTH of God that Yeshua taught all men need to repent and obey to have hope in the Day of the LORD and the restoration of all things.

 

J.         Galatians 3:23.  No supporting passage – possible alternate translation.  The fact is that Yeshua said faith is one of the weightier matters of the Law!  Yeshua was calling all men to repent and obey God.  Yeshua wasn’t teaching a new “faith.”  Everything he taught was from the Torah, Prophets and Psalms!  Yeshua came that all men – even Gentiles – would realize it honorable to keep the Torah of God!  This was clearly foretold in Isaiah 42, and has been lost to Christians for far too long.  Paul taught his perversions – it is ample from review of Galatians 1-3 that he didn’t know what he was talking about – he had no understanding of God or Master Yeshua – and as he said, he heard it from no man – but received it “by revelation”.  If from some spirit – it was a lying spirit – and certainly not YHVH or Yeshua.

 

Galatians 4 is copied from the NKJV website at noted at bottom of chapter.

 

Comments interjected by onediscipletoanother.org

 

Galatians 4 New King James Version (NKJV)

 

Sons and Heirs Through Christ

 

4 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born[a] of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

 

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, [b]“Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir [c]of God [d]through Christ.

 

(Paul is weaving a complex tale here.  The fact is that God did not die, that we be under guardians and stewards “until the time appointed by the father.”  “Jesus Words Only,” in chapter five, untangles the statements of Paul very effectively – so much so that I don’t want to pre-empt his analysis of the text, but must say I heartily agree with his construction of what Paul was claiming – although not so clearly represented by Paul himself, as Paul was a master at obscuring established truth of the Holy Scripture and easily understood words of God.  Jesus claimed to be servant – not Master of All.  We’ve already noted that all belong to God, all are to be subject to God because He alone is God, but that God is seeking those who are faithful to Him as their God.  All men descended from Adam are in a sense begotten of God or sons of God.  God called Israel His first-born son, so that term should not be limited to Yeshua (Jesus).  The only upright thing Paul said here is that Yeshua was born of a woman, born to a descendant of David, and that one of the works of Yeshua was to redeem those who strayed from the Law – not to redeem them from the Law to become sons of God – as all men were already created in His image.  Paul is teaching freedom from the Law – whereas Yeshua taught that it is honorable for men of all nations to keep the Law (Torah) of God.  In Yeshua there is freedom to know, understand and do what God desires of all men; in Paul, there is presented freedom from the law – not only freedom from it, but total disrespect and disregard of the fountain of wisdom and  truth that is able to transform the lives of all who come to know the reliability of the word of God and God’s faithfulness to uphold it above all of His Names.  If there is a God who upholds His word and established the heavens and earth by it – Paul has no knowledge of His word or will.)

 

Fears for the Church

 

But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods. But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. 11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain. (These words are particularly vile if you see through the “spiritual” fog Paul is weaving throughout Galatians.  I’ve heard it argued this was written about Jews, I’ve heard it was written about Gentiles – but the undeniable fact is it is in reality against both, but mainly towards Jews, as Paul hates everything about the Instructions of God – likely because he stood condemned by God for his lies against God’s word and character and all that He has made known to mankind until Paul came on the scene to destroy as many souls as possible.  The Torah contains far more than the Ten Decrees (Commandments) of God.  Among the instructions are Appointments given by God for Israel to keep – some for all to keep – and most particularly the Sabbath and Sabbaths.  These require keeping track of “days and months and seasons and years”, and it is ill advised to pretend Paul was not speaking against the Times established by God within His Instructions in Righteousness.  If keeping those things is to be pleasing to God by acknowledging He declared the Sabbath holy at creation, plus His Appointments and Times – if God judged Israel for failure to keep them – the charge Paul makes here is particularly vile and against God in the worst way – to say His instructions are first – not from God, but from soulless elementals – “beggarly elements” is a poor translation of what Paul is charging against God Almighty.  Keeping the Appointments and Times by following the Calendar God gave is not being “weak” – it is to honor God and what He declared as Instructions about time and what He has set apart as holy from what is secular.  Why are we to be “in bondage” to hear and obey God? Go back to Declaration One and see who God declares loves Him, and who He said are His enemies.  Don’t let Paul make a fool of you – listen to God.   Again – Yeshua sets us free to see the will of God, but Paul puts us into bondage based upon his own imaginations to be superior to God Himself.  Some contend that the Sabbath was not “reaffirmed” by Yeshua, but that is delusional because he clearly said it is Lawful to do good on the Sabbath – reaffirming it and providing clarity to better understand what God wants us all to know – Jew and Gentile.)

 

12 Brethren, I urge you to become like me, for I became like you. You have not injured me at all. 13 You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first. 14 And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an [e]angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. 15 [f]What then was the blessing you enjoyed? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? (There is no way that Paul has become our enemy because he told the Galatians or us “the truth.”  Paul was doing nothing but weaving clever lies to deceive those who were ignorant of the words of God.  As Yeshua said: “Thy word is truth.”  If Paul is teaching against the words given by God – Paul must be judged for what he was – a rank liar and deceiver.)

 

17 They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them. 18 But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, 20 I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you. (The Doctrine of God taught by Yeshua will prevent anyone who believes Yeshua from continuing to regard Paul to have ever told the truth about anything.  The best of liars will present some truth, but then twist it or fail to hold it uprightly as given by God to start with.  We must return to the Teachings of Yeshua in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew to rid ourselves of the lies promoted when revising the Scriptures since 50 CE.  The words of God in the Dead Sea Scrolls will enable us to identify the errors of significance – we need to repent of the lies that we were told to believe.)

 

Two Covenants

 

21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, 24 which things are symbolic. For these are [g]the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar— 25 for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children— 26 but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written:

 

“Rejoice, O barren,
You who do not bear!
Break forth and shout,
You who are not in labor!
For the desolate has many more children
Than she who has a husband.”

 

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.” 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free. (Once more, we find total misrepresentation of fact – Paul is a master at myth and lore – he loves to twist things up to confuse the ignorant.  This is what the author of “Jesus Words Only” calls “the great inversion.”  We all need to read chapter 5 of this book to help us set the record straight and see through these lies of Paul:

 

 http://www.jesuswordsonly.com/books/jesuswordsonly/106-chapter-five-jwo.html

 

Scroll down to the heading of “Why Be Subject To Those Who Are Not Gods?”)

 

Footnotes:

 

  1. Galatians 4:4 Or made
  2. Galatians 4:6 Lit., in Aram., Father
  3. Galatians 4:7 NU through God
  4. Galatians 4:7 NU omits through Christ
  5. Galatians 4:14 Or messenger
  6. Galatians 4:15 NU Where
  7. Galatians 4:24 NU, M omit the

 

Cross references:

 

  1. Galatians 4:3 : Gal. 4:9; Col. 2:8, 20; Heb. 5:12; 9:10
  2. Galatians 4:4 : [Gen. 49:10]
  3. Galatians 4:4 : [John 1:14]; Rom. 1:3; 8:3; [Phil. 2:7]
  4. Galatians 4:4 : Gen. 3:15; [Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:25]
  5. Galatians 4:4 : [Matt. 5:17]; Luke 2:21, 27
  6. Galatians 4:5 : [Matt. 20:28; Gal. 3:13]
  7. Galatians 4:5 : [John 1:12]
  8. Galatians 4:6 : [Acts 16:7; Rom. 5:5; 8:9, 15, 16; 2 Cor. 3:17]
  9. Galatians 4:7 : [Rom. 8:16, 17]
  10. Galatians 4:8 : 1 Cor. 1:21; Eph. 2:12; 1 Thess. 4:5; 2 Thess. 1:8
  11. Galatians 4:8 : Rom. 1:25
  12. Galatians 4:9 : [1 Cor. 8:3]
  13. Galatians 4:9 : Gal. 3:1–3; Col. 2:20
  14. Galatians 4:9 : Heb. 7:18
  15. Galatians 4:10 : Rom. 14:5; Col. 2:16
  16. Galatians 4:11 : 1 Thess. 3:5
  17. Galatians 4:12 : 2 Cor. 2:5
  18. Galatians 4:13 : 1 Cor. 2:3
  19. Galatians 4:14 : Mal. 2:7
  20. Galatians 4:14 : [Luke 10:16]
  21. Galatians 4:17 : Rom. 10:2
  22. Galatians 4:19 : 1 Cor. 4:15
  23. Galatians 4:21 : Gen. 21:8–21; Is. 54:1
  24. Galatians 4:22 : Gen. 16:15
  25. Galatians 4:22 : Gen. 21:2
  26. Galatians 4:23 : Rom. 9:7, 8; Gal. 4:29
  27. Galatians 4:23 : Gen. 16:15; 17:15–19; 18:10; 21:1; Gal. 4:28; Heb. 11:11
  28. Galatians 4:24 : Ex. 24:6–8; Deut. 33:2
  29. Galatians 4:26 : [Is. 2:2]
  30. Galatians 4:27 : Is. 54:1
  31. Galatians 4:28 : Rom. 9:7, 8; Gal. 3:29
  32. Galatians 4:28 : Acts 3:25
  33. Galatians 4:29 : Gen. 21:9
  34. Galatians 4:29 : Gal. 5:11
  35. Galatians 4:30 : [Gal. 3:8, 22]
  36. Galatians 4:30 : Gen. 21:10, 12
  37. Galatians 4:30 : [John 8:35]

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

 

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

Review other “Versions”, but the basic premises remain unchanged.  If we want to judge as God commanded and instructed – we will judge everyone as they compare to the Testimony of God in the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.  To provide supporting passages to other writings that also say the Law was given by Angels or Elementals is to derail us from the truth God wants us to know – the truth Yeshua (Jesus) testified to be truth.  If Paul testified against the Instruction, Commandment, Covenant and Promises of God in the Holy Scripture – to site Paul as a reference to support his own testimony is twisted and perverted = it is not enabling us to clearly see what God and the prophets in the Hebrew Scripture declared – but we will find the quotes to the Holy Scripture to have been altered in some way if Paul was not telling the truth and the Bible publishers are changing the words of God to seem to support Paul.  That’s a huge issue in my opinion – and the passages noted to support Galatians will show us this is the situation we face – man has altered the words of God to promote Paul/Saul.

 

Note how many supporting texts are to Paul’s writings, at least half are from Paul or Luke.  Some are from added gospel accounts the original disciples did not support as true, as they held to the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  If what Paul was claiming has any support in the Holy Scripture – it will be observed in the Hebrew Scriptures to be correct – or incorrect, noting also that the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible provides evidences of alterations/mistranslations to the text from both the Greek (150 CE) and Masoretic (900 CE) texts.  Let’s return once again to the first Teaching of Yeshua in Matthew to judge the matter rightly as God desires His people to do; “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

 

1.      These passages are from those who said God did not give the Law, so they are without light, as “If they speak not according to the Law and the Testimony, there is no light in them.

 

2.      Genesis 49:10 supports that we hear the only person I’m aware of that could fit all the prophecies as “the one to whom it (set rules to live by) belongs.  It says nothing about the Law of God being temporary because “the one to whom it belongs” said to not think he came to do away with even a letter of the Law – let alone nullify it totally.  Therefore it only supports what Yeshua taught in Matthew.  Paul made no claim to prove he was “the one to whom it belongs” and was also of the wrong tribe of Israel by his own claims.

 

3.      Paul proving himself is not right, as the standard of judgment from God is the testimony of two or more witnesses.  John was not written by the Apostle John and was the last “gospel” to become known of the four we have in the New Testament.  John also equates Jesus to be divine – not a mortal man – and to have been co-creator – a doctrine of Paul that is not supported in the gospel of Matthew or the Hebrew Holy Scripture. 

 

4.      Genesis 3 is no support, as the “seed” is plural.  Isaiah 7 is no support because the “young woman” had already conceived – the prophecy was not of a virgin birth, but about how soon God would rid Israel of the ones they feared.  I’ve written more on this topic in my web site if you want to do a site search for Isaiah 7:14.  Matthew 1:25 was not in the more original HGOM, it was added to the text in the Greek version.

 

5.      Matthew 5:17.  This is a curious passage to gain support for the doctrine Paul is teaching in Galatians 4:4, as the Teaching of Yeshua is expressly about the Law of God and proper judgment and relations between men and the effects of injustice being rectified by the just principles of God.  Again, taken in context from the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew with notations: “14.   You are light in the world.  A city built upon a hill cannot be hidden. 15.   They do not light a lamp to place it in a hidden place where it cannot shine; but they place it upon a lamp stand so that it might shine for all in the house. 16.   Thus let your light shine before every man to show them your good deeds which are praised and glorified before your Father who is in heaven. Ex. 10-20. [Consider the righteous until Abram were not “Jews” or “Israel”, but men who feared God and lived circumspect lives in faithfulness to Him and teaching their children the pathways given by God.  It was not until Jesus (Yeshua) that we find the call to make disciples of His pathways as taught in Matthew – which was soon overshadowed and confused by alteration of and addition to what Christians call the “New Testament” – a term curiously used by the first heretic – Marcion.] [[All three Abrahamic faith divisions divide over who Jesus was – then further divisions were introduced by Saul/Paul.]] 17.   At that time Jesus said to his disciples: Do not think that I came to annul the Torah, but to fulfill it. Du. 4, 12, 13, 18, 34. Lev. Gen. Num. Ex. Nu. *Exodus 20;

 

      Is 42.18.   Truly I say to you that until heaven and earth depart not one letter or dot shall be abolished from the Torah or the Prophets, because all will be fulfilled. [[Ps. 89; Torah established as an eternal and everlasting covenant – Genesis through Deuteronomy]]. 19.   He who shall transgress one word of these commandments and shall teach others, shall be called a vain person in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever upholds and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20.   At that time Jesus said to his disciples: Truly I say to you, if your righteousness is not greater than the Pharisees and the sages, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21.   Have you not heard what was said to those of old: You shall not murder and whoever murders is guilty of a judgment of death? [[Exodus 20 and supporting passages]] 22.   But I say to you, he who angers his companion is guilty of judgment; he who calls his brother inferior shall be guilty of judgment before the congregation; he who calls him a fool is guilty of the fire of Gehenna. [The principle is what leads to sin, and to cut off the practice before we trespass.  Note Jesus teachings about being angry without cause, as the aim is to not give cause for offence that could lead to murder among brothers, as was the case with Cain and Abel – to say we believe we have been offended and discuss it – work it out between parties, and if necessary to be established by witnesses when a brother is not being just, right, or fair.] 23.   If you should offer your gift at the altar and remember that you have a quarrel with your companion and he is complaining about you because of this matter, 24.   Leave your gifts there before the altar and go to appease him first and afterwards offer your gifts. [[Later prophets warning that sacrifices were useless if they weren’t living by His standards of justice and righteousness, which includes what God said is just restitution.]] 25.   Then Jesus said to his disciples: See that you hasten to appease your enemy while you are walking with him in the way lest he deliver you to the judge and this judge delivers you to the servant to put you into prison.[Context is the Jewish court that met to take matters to the priests to decide a case, which would be binding is Torah instruction – their ruling would be as binding as the word of God.  This practice seems to have been  abandoned well before the Babylonian exile.]

 

 

 

6.    There is no support in prophecy to being adopted as sons to Abraham.  All men are created in the image of God and those who are “My people” are those who live according to the Instructions of God to be their manner of life.  God gave the process to convert to be a Jew, and it took generations – not as presented by Paul – which is no surprise. The reference is to Matthew 20:28.  This is that passage, with comments to it’s basic meaning, from my review of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, which must be understood in the context of verse 28.  25.  Jesus (brought them near) to him and said to them: Know that the princes of the Gentiles have dominion over them and their great ones seek (to subdue them). 26.  It will not be so among you, because he who wishes to be great among you (will serve) you.  27.  He who among you wishes to be first will be your servant, 28.  (just as) the Son of Man did not come that they might serve him, but that he might serve and give himself as a ransom for many. [Ransom, not sacrifice.] [[Ransom is the price to set the prisoner free – we cannot be set free from falsehoods until we are willing to observe and do the truth of God as taught from the Torah by Yeshua – “Salvation” is of him, and it was freely given to us to know if we believe him and what he said is the Doctrine of God.]] 29.  They entered into Jericho and a crowd followed him.

 

7.      In Matthew, being a disciple of Yeshua and being restored to proper relationship to God is by belief that repents to do as God instructed.  There is nothing “magical” about the gospel presented by Yeshua in Matthew, but is perfectly clear, orderly, understandable, and in accord with the words of God and the prophets throughout the Hebrew Holy Scripture.  I set John aside to find the clarity in Matthew.  What power is required to repent from evil to then be faithful to your Creator and His just, reasonable and reliable instructions to us?  Did God prescribe some magical rite for Cain to find uplift towards God?  Did Noah perform some magical rite to find favor with God?  What is the power needed to realize we need to abandon the lies we’ve been told and then seek out the Truth of God with all our strength within our heart, body, mind and soul?  What magical power was possessed by the servant who went to find a wife for the son of Abraham but to have been taught the pathways of God from Abraham and to be faithful to them?  John introduces many things not in accord with the pathways of God, such as Jesus being God manifest in human flesh.  It’s no wonder we also see a somewhat magical thing in John about the “power” to become sons of God.  We have more power within us than Paul, Hebrews, Mark or John has to say – the power to believe we are to live by the word of God – not the one who says God didn’t give the Instructions.

 

8.      Circular reasoning.  If Galatians cannot be proven true to the Instructions of God and the Teachings of Yeshua in Matthew – then all the citations to writings of Paul and those who were his disciples are null and void as witness to truth.  Therefore – to judge righteously, we must set aside the references from 8 to 26.

 

9.      Ibid

 

10.  Ibid

 

11.  Ibid

 

12.  Ibid

 

13.  Ibid

 

14.  Ibid

 

15.  Ibid

 

16.  Ibid

 

17.  Ibid

 

18.  Ibid

 

19.  Ibid

 

20.  Ibid

 

21.  Ibid

 

22.  Ibid

 

23.  Ibid

 

24.  Ibid

 

25.  Ibid

 

26.  Ibid

 

27.  Paul is proven a liar of the worst order.  Read the link to chapter 5 of “Jesus’ Words Only” provided above, just before the footnotes.

 

28.  Read the link.

 

29.  Read the link.

 

30.  Read the link.

 

31.  Read the link.

 

32.  Read the link.

 

33.  Read the link.

 

34.  Read the link.

 

35.  Read the link.

 

36.  Read the link.

 

37.  Read the link.

 

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Freedom in Christ

 

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (God never considered “My people” to be His slaves, and those who were faithful to Him never considered themselves to be Slaves of God – no where I’ve ever been able to locate yet in the Holy Scripture of Yeshua’s days – from Adam till John the Baptist – no where does God consider them slaves either.  So if Yeshua came to show men the words of God were not compatible with the things bound upon them by unfaithful leadership through the years – Yeshua came to set them free of man made doctrines to be enabled to see, know and experience the Freedom of God to do His will and to thereby abide in His kindness, blessings and promises!  With God instructions are very clear and doable – and reliable to accomplish what God gave His word to do.  With Paul, we see nothing but division between groups of Christians to be along lines that were invented by Paul.  No, should anyone take the time to note the simplicity and beauty of the Instruction of God the vague imaginations of Paul can be seen to  sow discord to this day – just as they did in the days of the Apostles.)

 

Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. (I marked the words of Paul most of my life and found them to be done in vain – you can waste your time on him if you want to – but from personal experience I know better now.  The matter remains that God gave instruction with the Everlasting Covenant at Sinai, which all present, those He had preserved to the mountain – ratified.  Whatever those instructions at Sinai were, it is also easily discerned that the matter of circumcision PRECEEDED Sinai, and was included in the Law – but the source was between God and Abraham for the descendants of Abraham to do – even Moses – BEFORE Sinai – had to obey the commandment of Circumcision – so Paul errs to say circumcision comes from the Law of God.  All who desire to be considered “My people” by God are to keep the conditions ratified at Sinai – not just Jews.  Finally, if Yeshua affirmed the need to keep the Law – to the letter – to the least of the commandments – if we are disciples of Yeshua we will seek to do this by learning the commandments, precepts and judgments of God.  If we are merely disciples of Paul – we can choose to ignore what Yeshua taught in Matthew and pretend those words don’t exist in the records of his teachings.  You can’t say you believe Yeshua and then ignore Jesus to do what Paul said because Paul threatened you with a curse if you don’t believe him.  Yeshua is alive at the throne on the right hand of God – Paul is long dead and gone to the reward he deserves.)

 

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” 10 I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty. 11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! (So much for Paul’s example to show his agape love for everyone – so much for the “spirit” that indwelt Paul that allowed him to so freely condemn those who fear God and keep His commandments wholeheartedly.  So  much for the promise of God in the First of the Ten Decrees from Mount Sinai to those who love Him and keep His commandments.  No – Paul is greater than God Himself if you believe Paul!  We first discovered how little Paul knew about the Law, Torah, Prophecy, and basic vocabulary of Hebrew – all prove Paul a very ignorant man who presented himself as an expert to the unsuspecting – sort of like the swindler that makes all kinds of promises to woo unsuspecting women of their money – but it should be evident by now – if you are paying attention to the points brought up in my review of Galatians – that Paul was not only a liar – he testified against the Ten Decrees of God and even testified God didn’t give them to mankind – but they were from angels who are no god, and in another place in chapter 4 that they are given as a  curse to Israel from Elementals – who don’t even have a soul.  Believe Paul at your own peril.  I choose to believe God and the records of the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, the Dead Sea Scroll records, and the Hebrew record of the Gospel according to Matthew as written by Yeshua’s disciples.  If there is still error I have not noted yet – at least it’s a start in the right direction to restore what was stolen from us by Rome and Paul.  Who, according to Isaiah 42, is one who is willing to say: Give it back! Or Restore!  I for one, and I hope many others might be set free from the lies of Paul to repent and observe the fully reliable words of God Almighty.)

 

Life by the Spirit

 

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. (Yeshua said the Law and Prophets HANG upon the command of love for God and neighbor – not that love no longer has definition to be what God said it is.  I Corinthians 13 is nothing but vain imaginations from Paul that he himself was woefully inadequate to bring to reality in his own life and writings.  If “all things are lawful”, then why can’t we bite and devour each other?  Everything is lawful?  Then why does Paul condemn obedience to the instruction of God to be a curse, when God said it would be their righteousness and means by which He would bless them?  Paul was a very confused man.)

 

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Here we see the Gnostic Gospel unveiled.  Rather than being as God instructed to Cain, that he was responsible for his own sin, and he was capable to overcome sin so it wouldn’t posses or overcome him.  That takes effort to change our ways when they are not in alignment to the Instruction of God, but God is rich in grace to forgive those who turn to do good – just as He clearly said through the prophet in Ezekiel 18.  We are to be reformed to have our conscience reflect the Instruction and goodness of God towards ourselves and others.  The Spirit is to work with the word to help us do this (Ez. 37).  If the Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, and Yeshua said the word of God is truth, and that we are to live by every word of God – we cannot set the Instruction or Covenant of God aside as null and void if we believe God or Yeshua.  If you do set their word aside – the proof is that you take the words of Paul to be more attractive to you than the truth of God.  Adam and Eve fell for a lie too.  Wouldn’t it be better to just believe God? When we believe God we will know He gives His Spirit to those who obey Him.  God does not give His Spirit to cause His enemies to obey Him – God gave His Instruction to know whether we will obey Him – or not.  It’s your choice to believe God and respond to Him according to His words of life and to test those who say they speak for God, but upon examination those who fail are to be ignored – God said so. (Deut. 4, 12, 13, 18, 34)  If Yeshua said “Take heed that no man deceives you”, does that make it OK to let a lying spirit or demon deceive you?)

 

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

 

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. (These parting comments of Paul sound absolutely wonderful – how can I say there is anything wrong with the positive attributes mentioned?  I would only ask this one thing – that of self-control?  To say “self control” is the work of the Spirit – then how can it be “self-control”?  Doing the “works of the Law” is about self-control.  Doing the “works of the Law” causes us to bring our works – what we say and do – to be in line with the good will of God in all things He has Instructed of “My people.”  Rather than considering the “works of the Law” to be against us, in fact, doing the “works of the Law” are done from love towards God and mankind – not to mention appreciating the love He has for us, which will help us better understand His love for us and others!  Judging from the sins some of Christian leaders (Particularly in the Catholic Church) – who resoundingly hold to Pauls’ doctrines – evidence is that Paul’s invention to pretend our flesh has been crucified with Christ is utter nonsense – just a nice smelling fake flower.  What Paul taught here cannot annul any of the words of God.  God has told us what is sin, what is good, what is secular, what is holy – and Yeshua came to teach that it is also honorable for Gentiles to keep the Instructions of God (Torah/Law).  Why does Paul bring dishonor to the Law of God and those God says are “My people”?  My friend – stop believing lies and start believing God and His anointed prophet – Master Yeshua – as told by his chosen eyewitnesses.  Paul lied – pure and simple – it’s a no brainer.)  Read  the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and then see if you believe Yeshua – or not.  But don’t say you believe in Jesus and then do whatever Paul taught.  Enough review of Paul’s claims are in the chapters above – I’m tired of noting the proof Paul lied and mishandled Scripture – if you can’t see it by now, no more posting of the true Scripture is going to help you.  For the sake of completion, I will cover the references to Matthew, but it is taking false witnesses into consideration to quote from Paul’s writings or the writings of his disciples or those who testify against the words of God.)

 

Footnotes:

 

  1. Galatians 5:13 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verses 16, 17, 19 and 24; and in 6:8.
  2. Galatians 5:14 Lev. 19:18
  3. Galatians 5:17 Or you do not do what

 

Cross references:

 

  1. Galatians 5:1 : ver 13; Jn 8:32; Gal 2:4; S Ro 7:4
  2. Galatians 5:1 : S 1Co 16:13
  3. Galatians 5:1 : S Mt 23:4; Gal 2:4
  4. Galatians 5:2 : ver 3, 6, 11, 12; Ac 15:1
  5. Galatians 5:3 : Ro 2:25; Gal 3:10; Jas 2:10
  6. Galatians 5:4 : S Ro 3:28
  7. Galatians 5:4 : Heb 12:15; 2Pe 3:17
  8. Galatians 5:5 : Ro 8:23, 24
  9. Galatians 5:6 : S Ro 16:3
  10. Galatians 5:6 : S 1Co 7:19
  11. Galatians 5:6 : 1Th 1:3; Jas 2:22
  12. Galatians 5:7 : S 1Co 9:24
  13. Galatians 5:7 : Gal 3:1
  14. Galatians 5:8 : S Ro 8:28
  15. Galatians 5:9 : 1Co 5:6
  16. Galatians 5:10 : S 2Co 2:3
  17. Galatians 5:10 : Php 3:15
  18. Galatians 5:10 : ver 12; Gal 1:7
  19. Galatians 5:11 : Gal 4:29; 6:12
  20. Galatians 5:11 : S Lk 2:34
  21. Galatians 5:12 : ver 10
  22. Galatians 5:13 : S ver 1
  23. Galatians 5:13 : S ver 24; 1Co 8:9; 1Pe 2:16
  24. Galatians 5:13 : 1Co 9:19; 2Co 4:5; Eph 5:21
  25. Galatians 5:14 : Lev 19:18; S Mt 5:43; Gal 6:2
  26. Galatians 5:16 : ver 18, 25; Ro 8:2, 4-6, 9, 14; S 2Co 5:17
  27. Galatians 5:16 : S ver 24
  28. Galatians 5:17 : Ro 8:5-8
  29. Galatians 5:17 : Ro 7:15-23
  30. Galatians 5:18 : S ver 16
  31. Galatians 5:18 : S Ro 2:12; 1Ti 1:9
  32. Galatians 5:19 : S 1Co 6:18
  33. Galatians 5:21 : Mt 15:19; Ro 13:13
  34. Galatians 5:21 : S Mt 25:34
  35. Galatians 5:22 : Mt 7:16-20; Eph 5:9
  36. Galatians 5:22 : Col 3:12-15
  37. Galatians 5:22 : Mal 2:6
  38. Galatians 5:23 : S Ac 24:25
  39. Galatians 5:23 : ver 18
  40. Galatians 5:24 : ver 13, 16-21; S Ro 6:6; 7:5, 18; 8:3-5, 8, 9, 12, 13; 13:14; Gal 6:8; Col 2:11
  41. Galatians 5:24 : ver 16, 17
  42. Galatians 5:25 : S ver 16
  43. Galatians 5:26 : Php 2:3

 

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      Reference number 3.  Galatians 5:1 is about not being yoked to slavery to the Law of God.  Let’s see what Matthew 23:4 says in context: 1.      Then Jesus spoke to the people and to his disciples 2. saying: Upon the seat of Moses the Pharisees and the sages sit. 3. Now all which [he said] to you keep and do; but according to their ordinances and deeds do not do because they say and do not. [Correction to “he said”, based on the textual criticism of Nehemiah Gordon – Jewish scripture authority – video on YouTube that covers this passage particularly – definitely altered in the Hebrew and Greek accounts .] 4.  They demand and set forth great burdens which the shoulders of men are not able to bear; but they themselves even with their finger are unwilling to move.5. All their actions they do for the sake of appearances, they wear expensive garments and large tassels, called phiblios; 6.      they love to recline first in the banquet halls, to be seated first at the synagogues, 7. to prostrate themselves in the streets, and to be called Rabbi.  [These sayings are warnings about those who consider themselves “Rabbi”.  Interesting is that according to one internet resource the Jews consider themselves to date to 300 BC, when the Rabbinical tradition started gaining momentum.  Anyone can get a copy of their Scriptures at this time and note that study editions have comments from various Rabbi’s through their history.  Some comments provide insight that is wonderful, but unfortunately others tended towards elevation of Jews over Gentiles to be a matter of race and not faithfulness to God – a very sad condition.  The greatest blessing I’ve noted is to understand what Jesus taught and view the unaltered Hebrew text to gain greater understanding with the OT, rather than cast it aside and think you understand Jesus fully without study of the words of God, the Prophets, Psalms and Writings and to ALSO note which have been significantly changed in the Jewish record and even more altered in the Christian records of the Jewish Holy Scripture.  Both Jews and Christians have altered Scripture – but only Christians have allowed false reports to be considered the “word of God” just because it was said by a book in the NT – which factually have been altered – who else has told us about this before and pointed to the truth?????] 8. But as for you, do not desire to be called Rabbi.  One is your Rabbi and all of you are brothers.  [Jesus did not claim the title Rabbi for himself, but taught as a prophet of God.  Hebrew Scripture says God is our Teacher, and Rabbi means teacher. Exodus 4:15; Deut. 4:36; Psalm 25:12; 32:8; 71:17; 94:10; Isaiah 2:3; 28:26; 48:17; 54:13; Jeremiah 32:33; Micah 4:2] 9. Call no man upon the earth father. One is your father who is in heaven. [In context of title apart from fact – note Scripture and even the Ten Declarations deal with “father” as one of the parents and in genealogies – Jesus was not setting the word of God aside, but saying that “father” was not to be a title among men as Rabbi was not to be used amongst them either.  Note the equality between believers didn’t even establish one of the apostles above another – they were to be brethren, as Jesus previously pointed out that those who hear him and do the will of God are his “brothers, sisters and mother” – family – with God as Father, Creator and Teacher – even Redeemer, per the Hebrew accounts.]  For the life of me, I just don’t see any of Paul’s point in this passage, aside from not being in bondage to those who are false teachers who lead others away from the plain, righteous and upright words of God.  The fact is that Paul knew less of the Instructions of God than the corrupted headstrong Rabbi’s that Yeshua was talking about in this passage.

 

 

 

Comment 25 references Matthew 5:23 and Leviticus 19:18 to support Galatians 5:14. “14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”   To show the context in Matthew *HGOM, verses include 22 – 25.  In this passage Yeshua upholds the Torah instructions, and does not limit the commandment of God to the one commandment of Paul in Galatians 5:14.  22.   But I say to you, he who angers his companion is guilty of judgment; he who calls his brother inferior shall be guilty of judgment before the congregation; he who calls him a fool is guilty of the fire of Gehenna. [The principle is what leads to sin, and to cut off the practice before we trespass.  Note Jesus teachings about being angry without cause, as the aim is to not give cause for offence that could lead to murder among brothers, as was the case with Cain and Abel – to say we believe we have been offended and discuss it – work it out between parties, and if necessary to be established by witnesses when a brother is not being just, right, or fair.]23.   If you should offer your gift at the altar and remember that you have a quarrel with your companion and he is complaining about you because of this matter, 24.   leave your gifts there before the altar and go to appease him first and afterwards offer your gifts. [[Later prophets warning that sacrifices were useless if they weren’t living by His standards of justice and righteousness, which includes what God said is just restitution and thereby receive just judgment to what God said: “And so he shall be forgiven.”(see Leviticus)]]25.   Then Jesus said to his disciples: See that you hasten to appease your enemy while you are walking with him in the way lest he deliver you to the judge and this judge delivers you to the servant to put you into prison.[Context is the Jewish court that met to take matters to the priests to decide a case, which would be binding is Torah instruction – their ruling would be as binding as the word of God.  This practice seems to have been  abandoned before the Babylonian exile.]  What Paul said in Galatians 5:14 defies what Yeshua said: that the Law us supported by love for God and love for our fellow man – the Law hangs from those two principles:  God is God, and man is created in the image of God.

 

      Reference 33 is for Galatians 5:21 and lists Matthew 15:19.  The reference is actually to a longer list than is in verse 21, so this is this is the passage: “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”  Dare it be interjected of Paul’s harsh words that he wished those who still practiced circumcision as commanded by God that Paul wished they would go all the way and cut off their penis?  No fit or rage? Hatred? Discord? Jealousy? Dissension? Faction?  If you can’t see it by now – God help you.  As for the reference to Matthew 15:19; “17.  Do you not understand that every thing that enters through the mouth goes into the belly and all of it goes on to the natural place? 18.  But that which goes out through the mouth is moved by the heart; this is what soils the man. 19.  Because the defiled heart brings forth deceitfulness, murder, adulteries, robberies, the witness of liars and curses. 20.  All these things are what (soil) the man.  Indeed eating without washing the hands does not soil the man.”  Jesus clearly spoke truth, and the evils proceeded from the defiled heart – not the “work of the flesh.”  The Gnostic mindset was the physical is sin, the spiritual is pure, and then pretend our sin is only due to our flesh – whereas in our mind/spirit we are pure.  The Instruction of God is that we are responsible to overcome our sin so that it doesn’t rule over us.  No amount of pretending is going to make those words of God or Yeshua vanish into thin air – their word is the Truth – the defiled heart brings forth evil – the heart of those who are stayed upon God do good through seeking first His Kingdom. As the prayer Yeshua gave in Matthew says, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  Who will recognize the variance Paul poses to the words of God in the Hebrew Scripture and the Teachings of Yeshua in Matthew?

 

34: Matthew 25:34; 34.  Then he will say to those on his right: Enter blessed of my father and inherit for yourselves the kingdom of heaven prepared for you from the creation of the world until now.  Recall, Yeshua was teaching it is honorable for all – including Gentiles – to keep the Law of God.  This blessing from Yeshua is towards those who are doing as God instructed – which Paul said were cursed to do so because the Law was a curse and not given by God.  Therefore, the passage only condemns Paul because he became the enemy of God according to the first Commandment Declaration in Exodus 20 because he rejects the commandments of God and teaches against them.

 

 

 

 

 

35: Still with Galatians 5:22; Matthew 17: 16-20.  14.  It came to pass when he approached the crowds, a man came to him, bowing on his knees. 15.  He said: Have mercy on me, Lord, and pity my son because he is terrified of an evil spirit and is very sick.  He grinds his teeth, (foams) at his mouth, falls from his place to the ground, and falls sometimes into fire and sometimes into water.  

 

     16.  I brought him to your disciple(s), but they were unable to heal him. 17.  Jesus answered and said: Evil generation, woe to you who deny; how long will I be with you, how long will I bear your trouble?  Bring him to me. [Context of Jesus bearing our infirmity, not our sin.  God had already said that the sins of the unrighteous will not be imputed to a righteous man, nor the righteousness of a good man be imputed to the wicked.  See Ezekiel 18:20.  To declare otherwise is to testify against God and a true prophet.]18.  [[The text of Shem Tob switches to quotes from Mark 9:20 through 28, rather than staying with Matthew – curious at best if he was making an account of Matthew to debate or argue against Christianity to Jews.  The Mark account is not the focus of my study, so the 160 CE AENT account is hereby substituted in place of the copied verses from Mark.  In Matthew Jesus addresses their lack of belief; in Mark it is their lack of faith – by faith rather than belief that results in works is a primary difference between the teachings of Jesus and Paul.]]  ***”  And  Y’shua rebuked it, and the demon went out from him.  And the boy was healed from that moment.19.  Then the disciples drew near to Y’shua while he was alone and said to him: “Why were we not able to heal him?” 20.  Y’shua said to them, “Because of your unbelief.  For truly I say to you that if you had faith in you like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, move away from here, and it would move.  And not a thing would be able to prevail over you.  [Jesus was clearly speaking to the twelve disciples, to whom he had already granted authority over such things.  Due to the number of proofs against those who claim such powers today to have done such miracles in Jesus name, and his comments about those he said he never knew – working miracles cannot be more important than teaching what Jesus taught – the proper interpretation and application of the Torah, Psalms and Prophets.  Also keep in mind that Jesus said an evil generation seeks a sign.]21.  But this kind of demon does not come out except by prayer and fasting.”

 

35.  Error in reference above, but left in because it is a good point anyway.  Matthew 7: 16-20 is for the same verse in Galatians 5.  To show the context and detail this is 13 – 26.  “13.  At that time Jesus said to his disciples: Enter in the narrow gate because the gate of destruction is wide and deep and many are going through it.

 

            14.  How narrow is the gate and grievous the way that leads straight to life and f          few are those who find it. 15.  Again he said to them: Beware of false prophets who come to you in wool clothing like sheep, but inside are tearing wolves. 16.  By their deeds you will know them.  Does a man gather grapes from thorns or figs from briars?

 

 

 

17.  Every good tree makes good fruit and every bad tree makes bad fruit.  

 

18.  The good tree cannot make bad fruit, nor can the bad tree make good fruit. 

 

19.  Every tree which does not make good fruit is to be burned by fire.  

 

20.  Therefore it is according to fruits, that is, by their deeds, you will know them.

 

21.  Because not everyone who says unto me, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven will enter the kingdom of heaven. 22.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name cast out demons and do many signs in your name. 23.  Then I will say to them: I never knew you.  Depart from me all you workers of iniquity. [those who were not living by the Law of God] [Ps 6:8-9; Mt 7:21; 12:50]  The Greek “anomia” is against or without the Law/Torah.) 24.  Again he said to them: Everyone who hears these words and does them is like a wise man who built (his) house on a rock. 25.  The rain came down against it and the winds beat it and it did not fall because its foundation was a rock. 26.  Everyone who hears these my words and does not do them is like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. [Scriptures noted are not inclusive, as many more might be noted throughout the Hebrew Scripture.  Being “that prophet”, we need to live by his words of life and even Revelation repeatedly makes the point to live by the Testimony he gave and that those who enter the City are those who enter by right – not by grace alone or faith alone – and certainly not those who claim him “Lord!” and don’t do as he taught and who ignore anything he said.  It’s about how we live life and our relationship to God and others.  Rather than being little kernals of grain with no life in them, we are enabled by His instruction to become all we were created to be – now and forever.]

 

 

 

1.       Malachi 2:6.  Read it in your own Bible – it has no support for the doctrine of Paul to count the Law to have been given by angels or Elementals or to have been temporary or by faith and not observably doing the works God commanded of “My people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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