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 From: Richard Epler, author of "One Disciple to Another - the Original Jesus."  richard@onediscipletoanother.org

Open letter to all Christians                                                                                                     

June 10, 2021

Let's pray and give God reason to save us and our nation, and perhaps the rest of the earth.  Time is running out to have the freedom to think or believe what God and Jesus said is truth - if those who invented Communism get their way.  God will be with those whom He can honestly call "My people". 

The "Church of Christ" claim to be "First Century Christians" as the basis of their origin and doctrines from the "New Testament."  Each congregation is autonomous, and I hope that you will carefully evaluate the evidence of my findings that the "Scriptures" we possess today are altered Scriptures, which is the source of division in  Christianity. 

I've tried to share some of this information before, but main-stream denominations are incapable to revise or reconsider such a critical issue, and it seems wise to focus my outreach to individual autonomous congregations of the Church of Christ, the Church of my origins, as my Grandfather, Father and two brothers are/were ministers/evangelists in the Church of Christ from New Jersey to California. 

If God is faithful and true, this is a larger issue than told by Martin Luther in the 1400's, and my prayer is that you will take the time needed to evaluate the evidence we have been deceived and have much to repent of believing.  If we are to love and serve God as taught by Jesus, we must be willing to face the truth as given by God, the prophets and finally by Jesus (Joshua), as recorded by his disciples of record in the Hebrew Matthew.  The context of all the Teachings of Jesus are the previously given words of Elohim and the Covenant Standards given at Sinai to all who claim to love and serve Him.  "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.".

Unknown to Christians is the long-standing hatred some in Orthodox Judaism have towards Jesus and his disciples (the branch of Judaism that has been in control of Jerusalem).  Some believe God will not forgive Israel until they destroy Christianity from the face of the earth.  It is no surprise the evils multiplying upon the earth and how ignorant Christianity has been of those who seek her destruction, as they also killed Jesus for trying to tell them to repent to the truth of the words given by  God!

George Howard, who used to be at David Lipscomb College, translated the Hebrew Matthew into English, and it is available on-line, and with supporting study notes,  and references on my web site:

http://www.onediscipletoanother.org/ 

The Hebrew Matthew was found in the works of Rabbi Shem-Tob, which date to about 1200 CE, and suffered somewhat from alterations, as noted on my web site, but the evidence shows the Greek based texts were altered more than the Hebrew.  Matthew is the foundational document whereby we can become disciples of Jesus in truth and deed.  Matthew, in the original Hebrew text, used the Hebrew Scripture, not the Greek mistranslations of the Hebrew Scripture.  I say mistranslations because this is the direct evidence that was uncovered in a careful review of the Scriptural evidence between current Christian Bibles, the four different gospel accounts, the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.  My study revealed that all the other gospels testify against Matthew to a greater or lesser extent.  It's as though we have four Isaiah's with different messages and "we" had not paid close enough attention to realize the other accounts are not worthy of our trust.

After discovery that Christian Bibles are altered, this led to my study of why Jews reject Jesus today, in order to either justify the account of Jesus' disciples, or to know if their account is true to God, or not.  (An example is a quote from the Psalms.  Did they say: "My ears you have opened", or "A body thou hast prepared for me"?) (Heb. 10:5/Ps 40:5)  Jesus made the specific point that all the Scripture will be fulfilled, and the study revealed that the prophecy of the nations saying they had inherited lies from their fathers is now proven true (Jeremiah 16:19), for those of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Study also included two volumes of "Let's Get Biblical," which is a critical Jewish study of Christian Evangelical beliefs used by Messianics to lure Jews away from Judaism. I'm somewhat indebted to the author, Rabbi Tovia Singer, explaining problems that exist between the Hebrew Holy Scripture and beliefs based from the Christian Bible to show the Christian account cannot be true because it altered the records of Hebrew Scripture.  The New Testament interjects many lies against the words of God, as well as the Prophets, Psalms..  (the "New Testament", not the Hebrew Gospel as preserved in the works of Shem-Tob.) The study also included a review of  "The Talmud Tested", a Christian critique of the "Oral Torah" guidance of Orthodox Judaism. (Midrash, Talmud, Zohar)

Recently "The Valediction of Moses" was published that proves the Hebrew Scriptures were altered during the first Temple period, near the time of Ezekiel.  Their account altered the directly spoken words of Elohim at Sinai.  Some of the Ten Teachings, Commandments, of God were deleted  and some were added.  The Ten Teachings of God frame the Sinai Covenat to center on love - first love for God, and ending with not hating your fellow in your heart, and are totally in keeping with the Teachings of Jesus in Matthew, especially the Sermon on the Mount - which is lacking in the other "gospel" accounts, and proves them to be worthless to know the Teachings of Jesus, from God, or the prophets.  I know this is a big claim, but  see if you can prove me wrong by the word of God.  The balance point check to the Ten Decrees are the words spoken regarding "the blessings and the curses" (Deuteronomy 11), which also provides substantiation for the unaltered Ten Teachings of Elohim.

The "Valediction of Moses" predates Deuteronomy and shows the Jewish accounts are altered (the Valediction is only about five pages long, whereas the book of Deuteronomy is about 34 chapters long! - ancient evidence of massive alterations and additions....)

The "missing link" in Singer's review (Let's Get Biblical, volumes 1 and 2) is that he fails to address the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, as it proves his criticism of Christianity falls far short of disproving who Jesus said he was, and what he taught his disciples.  However, Christians have not been careful to follow the record of Jesus in Matthew and have derailed themselves by believing and teaching Paul instead of Jesus!

As a true prophet of God, Jesus (Joshua) was teaching the proper interpretation and application of the Teachings and Commandments of God.  Jesus was telling that all mankind needs to repent of man-made doctrines and commandments to then observe and serve the One True God (Elohim) by living a life that is a reflection of the observable truth of the Teachings of God, not a "spiritual mystery." 

Jesus never taught his righteousness is imputed to anyone else but himself!  "Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand."  "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." "By your words you will be judged, and by your deeds  you will be convicted."  Jesus called for men of all nations to repent and live rightly towards their maker and their fellow man, which is what the Ten Decrees of God tell us to do.  As Isaiah 42 says, he made the Torah (Teachings) of God to be honorable for all to observe and do - not just Jews or Jewish converts.  In the Hebrew Matthew Jesus declares the kingdom torn from Israel to then be given to a nation who would produce the fruit that God desires (Truth, Justice and Mercy.)  There is no Commandment or Teaching given by Elohim that is too hard to know what it is, or too hard to do.  The idea that no one can keep the Commandments of God to the satisfaction of God is a total fabrication.

One theory used by Singer, and most Christian scholars, is that all the New Testament was written in Greek.  The gospel of Matthew was reported to have been written in Hebrew by the disciples of Jesus before 40 CE.  The Greek Matthew was undocumented before 85 CE.  Study between the Greek and Hebrew Matthew shows many alterations in the later Greek, yet the Greek Matthew was selected by the group of Christians that supported melding variant forms of Christianity into one "Orthodox" or "Catholic" (universal) Church and formulating the "New Testament."  The Church at Jerusalem did not accept Paul or any other book but the Hebrew Matthew written by Jesus' disciples and the Hebrew Holy Scriptures.  The Hebrew Matthew was known for hundreds of years, but was "lost" by 800 CE, as the Greek prevailed and Rome destroyed as many records as possible.  Jerome, who had much to do with what we have adopted as Christian Canon, had read the Hebrew Matthew, but chose to endorse the Greek perversion.

Either Jesus was who he and his disciples claimed him to be - or he wasn't.  Either Paul was who he claimed to be, or he wasn't.   I had no reason to continue my beliefs if they were based on Fake Scripture and perversion of the word of God as it was in the days when Jesus taught.  The Dead Sea Scrolls give adequate account of what they were in Jesus' day - prior to 70 CE.  Substitution, alteration, or addition to the Hebrew Scripture cannot alter what God said because He is not bound to perversions of His word.  The account of the Serpent in Genesis should readily prove this true.

It is with great concern that I'm writing this, concern that overwhelming evidence proves we have inherited altered Scriptures, and this has been the source of all divisions in the Christian faith dating back into the first Century.  "Fake Scripture" was not written by the faithful disciples of Jesus.  Perversions were first introduced by the Pharisees, then Paul (who claimed to be a Pharisee) and then his disciples.  Their perversions extended to the Council of Nicaea and then to all who accepted the New Testament Christian Canon as authorized by Catholic, Orthodox and then Protestant churches. 

Church councils were based on consensus - votes, not proof of which books could be proven true to the Hebrew Holy Scripture and the teachings of Jesus in the Hebrew gospel we call Matthew.  All it took was for the number of unfaithful disciples to outnumber the faithful disciples of Jesus, and then the Teachings of God and Jesus were cast aside to adopt the musings of a member of the Roman Flavian family who pretended to be a Jew.  Historical record exists that Paul was tried and found to be a liar and was not considered to be a Jew!  His writings prove he had no knowledge of handling the Scripture uprightly; every writing of Paul/Saul contains lies against God, and Jesus. 

We must remove the veil of undeserved belief in Paul so we can simply observe the word of God to prove Paul's teachings could not be from God.  It is only by study of the Hebrew Matthew and the Hebrew Holy Scriptures that one can observe Jesus' teachings are in accord to the Teachings of God and the Everlasting Covenant (even the Valediction account is in harmony to the Teachings of Jesus in the Hebrew Matthew - further evidence and proof he was a true prophet of God that was unjustly killed by Judaism leadership - "Orthodox Judaism" and the "Pharisees"), with the aid of Rome.  There are many comments noted in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew at my web site that show where the Hebrew was altered in the Greek account.  There are also reviews of Galatians and Romans that prove Paul taught against God and Jesus, which certainly shows the trial of Paul in the First Century had substantial grounds to have rejected him as a heretic and liar.  Can we truly serve the One True God if we believe lies against Him, the Covenant, and reject the Testimony of Jesus in the Hebrew Matthew?

The Church of Christ has been critical of other churches that don't teach the same "Plan of Salvation." Church of Christ is like the other churches, in that once the convert is made, the teaching and instruction of the convert is almost nil as they are then expected to take up regular attendance for worship and classes  that are overwhelmingly supported by the writings and doctrines of Paul, rather than teaching everyone to abide in the Teachings of God and Jesus as found in the Holy Scripture and the Hebrew Matthew.. 

If you are basing any doctrine or teaching on the writings of Paul/Saul, or Luke, Mark or John to be any testimony of the truth of God, you will have a huge surprise awaiting you if God asks why you rejected the Testimony of Jesus in Matthew, as well as the Testimony and Teachings of God in the Torah and Prophets that preceded Jesus.  (Mark, Luke and John testify against Matthew)

If our desire is to worship God in spirit and truth, be advised that we need observe the Teachings of God and Jesus.  Had we (and our "fathers") been paying close attention to God or Jesus we would have easily known Paul was a liar and a biblical ignoramus. Paul had me fooled too, as I spent decades trying to be true to Jesus and Paul..   Jesus taught that those who rejected the Teachings of God (Law - Ten Decrees Teachings of Elohim) are not even known to him: "Depart from me; I never knew you." 

Regarding forgiveness of sin and whether a blood sacrifice is required by God, see His words to Cain before he killed Abel.  See chapter 1 of Isaiah.   Even if our sins are as red as crimson, we can become white as snow by ceasing evil and learning to do good.  Also see chapter 18 of Ezekiel.  God declared sin is forgiven when one repents to live rightly towards Him and their fellow man as instructed, commanded and taught in the Torah.  God also says through Ezekiel that the wickedness or righteousness of one person is not going to be accounted to another - each person is to be held responsible to their own sin or righteousness.  The righteousness of Jesus is not applied to anyone else but Jesus - per Ezekiel, and per Jesus, in Matthew, he taught the same as Ezekiel and Isaiah did - Jesus righteousness is not going to be substituted to you - Jesus never taught this.  We've been lied to. (By your words you will be judged, and by your deeds you will be convicted.)

God gave all men Ten Teachings with broad applications and instructions for ensuring they are applied with mercy and justice.  God did not give a list of 613 Commandments, nor a list of 7 commandments (teachings of the Pharisees), but a list of Ten Instructions that are not hard to understand or do.  In fact, God gave them to bless us, not as a curse or a placeholder till Jesus came.  "Choose life, that ye might live!"  God is reasonable and just, and if you need to rely on "spiritual" discernment - you've been deceived.  God wants us to know His will - not imagine what we think is "expedient" or a "spiritual mystery."

The Ten Decrees are the conditions for the Everlasting Covenant - and were given to men of all nations who desire to be those that God calls "My people".

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4:6 6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, ...."

Jeremiah 16:19-21; "YHWH, my Strength, my Stronghold and my Refuge on the day of distress!  To You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say: "It was all falsehood that our ancestors inherited, futility that has no purpose.  Can a man make gods for himself? - they are not gods! Therefore, behold I inform them at this time, I shall let them know of My hand and My strength; and they shall know that My name is YHWH."

 Malichi 3:16 - 18, Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: "Then those who feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD listened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.  So that they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, even my own possession, in the day that I make [the Day of the LORD - judgment day?]; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.  Then you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who serves him not."

 https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/en/book/the-valediction-of-moses-9783161606441

"Published in English.

Moses Wilhelm Shapira's infamous Deuteronomy fragments - long believed to be forgeries - are authentic ancient manuscripts, and they are of far greater significance than ever imagined. The literary work that these manuscripts preserve - which Idan Dershowitz calls "The Valediction of Moses" or "V" - is not based on the book of Deuteronomy. On the contrary, V is a much earlier version of Deuteronomy. In other words, V is a proto-biblical book, the likes of which has never before been seen. This conclusion is supported by a series of philological analyses, as well as previously unknown archival documents, which undermine the consensus on these manuscripts. An excursus co-authored with Na'ama Pat-El assesses V's linguistic profile, finding it to be consistent with Iron Age epigraphic Hebrew.
V contains early versions of passages whose biblical counterparts reflect substantial post-Priestly updating. Moreover, unlike the canonical narratives   Deuteronomy, this ancient work shows no signs of influence from the Deuteronomic law code. Indeed, V preserves an earlier, and dramatically different, literary structure for the entire work - one that lacks the Deuteronomic law code altogether.
These findings have significant consequences for the composition history of the Bible, historical linguistics, the history of religion, paleography, archaeology, and more. The volume includes a full critical edition and English translation of V."

 

"V" record of the Decrees, as of 3/21 ("(1)" numbering is added.)

..." Know today and keep his decrees and commandments, so that it may go well for you and so that you may live long upon the land that Elohim, your god is giving you.  Listen, Israel: Elohim, our god, is a single god.  So love Elohim, your god, with all your heart and all your soul, very much, and keep these proclamations that I command you today upon your heart.  Teach them to all your children and recite them when you sit at home, when you go on your way, when you lie down, and when you rise.  Tie them as a declaration upon your arm, and they shall serve as an affirmation between your eyes.  Inscribe them upon the posts of your home and gate.  For Elohim made a pact with you at Horeb on the day of the assembly.  I stood between Elohim and you at this time - for you were afraid on account of the fire and did not climb the mountain - to tell you the word of your god, as follows:

(1) I am Elohim, your god, who freed you from the land of Egypt, from the slave-house.  You shall not have any other gods.  (2) You shall not make a carving or any image that is in the heavens above or the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth.  You shall not prostrate yourselves before them, and you shall not serve them.  I am Elohim, your god.

(3)  Sanctify the seventh day and rest on it.  For in six days I made the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, and I rested on the seventh day.  Therefore you too shall rest, along with your livestock and all that you have.  I am Elohim, your god.

(4)  Honor your father and mother.  I am Elohim, your god.

(5)  You shall not commit adultery with the wife of your fellow.  I am Elohim, your god.

(6) You shall not steal the wealth of your brother.  I am Elohim, your god.

(7) You shall not swear in my name falsely, for I shall avenge the transgression of the fathers against the sons, grandsons, and great grandsons for those who bear my name falsely.  I am Elohim, your god.

(8) You shall not submit against your fellow a false judgment.  I am Elohim, your god.

(9) You shall not desire the wife of your fellow, his male slave, his female slave, or anything that is his.  I am Elohim, your god.

(10) You shall not hate your brother in your heart.  I am Elohim, your god.

It is these ten pronouncements that Elohim uttered to you upon the mountain from amid the fire."

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There is also evidence the 900 CE Masoretic texts are altered, and perhaps nearly as severely as Christian editions as given by Rome and the early Church Councils.  If you want to chant "Bible, Bible, I've got a Bible!" to be the inerrant words of God, you are only parroting a false pretention, not the studied reality. (Dead Sea Scrolls Bible has notations of the various accounts in Christian LXX and Masoretic Text as compared to the DSS)

People tend to repeat what they are told to believe, which is the normal course of action, but I had to give up on what I was told to believe and go back to the foundations of Christianity, beyond the veil of the Council of Nicaea and see if I could discover the truth that surpassed the nonsense I was taught in the NAME of God.  If you are not prepared to reconsider all you've been told, to then discover the long standing Rock that  God, the Prophets, and Jesus said to build our lives upon, just stay in your sandcastle, but don't criticize those who do dig down to found their life and faith upon the "Rock."  Do recall the Sermon on the Mount conclusion about building your house on the sand or the rock.  Christianity stands on the    of destruction, and the only remedy is to repent to believe Elohim and believe the teachings of Jesus about the covenant were given that we repent and live - that we choose life that we might live and be blessed by Elohim! (not live under the curse of God as those who have denied Him for 2500 years!) 

Surely, we have all  (Jew and Gentile) been denied the knowledge of what God said from the beginning and how it proves what we have been told to believe has led us astray.  He is the one who said: "My people perish for lack of knowledge."  Prepare to learn things you've never heard before; the knowledge that shows the Teachings of God have always been consistent throughout human history, if the Hebrew Scriptures are true.

1. There was no abject "Fall" of man in Eden, as after the "Fall", God told Cain he would be forgiven if he "improved himself", that it was in his capability and responsibility to repent of what was distancing him from proper relationship to God and his fellow brother.  FYI, the Tenth Commandment that was deleted by Judaism is:  "You shall not hate your brother in your heart.  I am Elohim, your god."  Looks like Islam really missed that one too!  So much for Zionist Judaism's passion against her brethren that are for keeping the Statements of God intact!  Condemned also are those of Roman Christianity who kept the Instructions of God from His people and who also murdered and persecuted those who took up the banner to translate the Scriptures into the language the people could understand! Or who warred against other Christians!  Rome has always been vile.

2.  The words of God to Adam, Eve and the Serpent were the seed of the woman and the serpent are both plural, not singular.  Paul proves his ignorance of the Scripture when saying it was "seed" versus "seeds".  In the battle of good against evil, good is losing because Paul told everyone Jesus did it all - when Jesus taught the opposite and exampled what keeping to the pathway given by God is, was, and ever will be.  Truth is that Jesus taught keeping the Ten Decrees is honorable for everyone! (as foretold in Isaiah 42)

3.  God does not require blood to atone for sin, or for forgiveness of sins.  You'd better re-read Isaiah chapter 1 again - God said if our sins are as crimson, they can become white as snow - by our ceasing evil and learning to do good - pretty much the same thing He said to Cain, before he killed Abel.  Once again, Paul and the author of Hebrews showed us their ignorance of God.

4.  In the account written by his disciples, Joshua (Jesus) did not say he came to be a human sacrifice for sin, or that his righteousness is going to be attributed or accounted to anyone else but himself, nor did he teach proxy cannibalism, magic crackers, or holy water.  Jesus certainly never taught that mere belief in him was sufficient for salvation, as the "John" account teaches!  Nor did Jesus teach those who believe will speak in tongues and work the miracles he did, as the end of Mark seems to teach.

Your experience with the Bible may be similar to mine.  When a child I tried to read the entire Bible.  By the time I got to Numbers it was mind numbing, so I tried the New Testament.  Matthew seemed to make sense, but with each successive book the picture became more clouded.  By the time I made it through Luke, it was odd that Acts seemed a continuation that introduced Paul as the main character, and the rest of the New Testament were mostly his writings until nearing the end, but what Paul wrote was not making a lot of sense, and seemed to cast the Law aside for several reasons that might make sense if you were just believing whatever he said about it and had not double checked his teachings to carefully evaluate the context or details of the scriptures he was referencing.  By the time I'd finished Revelation, my mind was really in a spin, as the book of Revelation made many wild claims by way of symbolic language and what seemed multiple tellings of many "sevens", dragons and beasts - the only core message to be known was "We win in the end." 

So I began my journey in life as the child of a preacher man, I had no real opportunity to learn from anyone but my own preacher father until going away to college, and the college classes were not study to understand and evaluate the scriptures to know how to tell lies from truth, it was more about how much detail one can memorize and recall the details or formulate doctrines unique to the Church of Christ, at least for the first year and a half, as that is all I was able to bear in good conscience, then I left to get a job and start my own life - not as a  preacher, but working for the State Highway Division in California.  Through my work I realized some of the greatest minds (Engineers with Doctorate Decrees) knew less about how to get something done than most - a degree was no indicator that a person was proficient to accomplish building or planning something that was complicated and involved people and the reality that of weather or the earth itself.  My final job as an NPDES Coordinator for the Construction Division in my District involved evaluation of huge multi year projects and offering input for jobs from the Design phase through Construction and handoff to the local Maintenance people.  In short, I had to ensure plans and provision were adequate to meet the needs of the job so it could be properly funded and meet various requirements of Water and Air Boards and various permits from regulatory agencies with fish and game or endangered species.  I had to review hundreds of pages of details to note any deficiencies in the project design or funding and re direct some issues to be resolved before a project should be built, or during Construction.  It was this focus to details that I brought to my study of the Scriptures that revealed just how things are so screwed up on earth - how long they have been screwed up - who screwed them up - and offer the most likely resolution to correct the multiple screw ups we've been given in our current Bibles - saying "our" in the broadest sense, because it involves first Judaism, and then Christianity - to be based from the same self deluded guides of the Pharisees (Orthodox Judaism and her pretended accuser, the "apostle Paul/Saul and other added books of invention that should not be considered to be authoritative.)

The simple fact to determine is if we believe what God said makes sense and if those teachings are still viable and true.  From my own experience, I have found God to still be true to His words of life and blessing.  I still have some questions, but at least I finally understand Jesus and what he taught was hi-jacked by Paul and Rome.  It's no wonder Jews don't believe what you believe if you believe Paul taught truth, and "Christianity" has altered some of their Scripture to delude Christians from core Standards of the reasonable, reliable and just Instruction of Elohim.

The simple truth is that the Pharisees and corrupted Judaism of Jesus' day falsely tried, convicted and killed Jesus.  (In violation of the original Ten Decrees.)  They hate Jesus as they hate you, but certainly not to your face or where they will be observed by the masses to be in possession of such inhuman and ungodly hatred towards their fellow man - blaspheming God by saying other men are nothing but animals and not in possession of a God given soul or mind!   See "You Gentiles" by Maurice Samuels!   Some Jews think non Jews are idiots!!!  They have nothing in common with Abraham, who was the friend of Elohim, who tried to negotiate with God regarding Sodom.

Observe the words of God, to live by them.  That is the first teaching of Jesus in Matthew.

It's that simple in principle, but we need to double check our "scripture" to know where it was altered - or to know it wasn't altered.  No one, not even Jesus, had the right to alter the words of God - such a thing is proof of who is following Satan or God.

Let's give God reason to save us and our nation, and perhaps the rest of the earth.  Time is running out to have the freedom to think or believe - if those who invented Communism get their way.  God will be with those whom He can honestly call "My people". 

These are three principles that I believe will support a sound conclusion: 

1.      The Teachings and Instructions of God are eternally true; God is faithful to His word;

2.    His Instructions are not too difficult to know for anyone whose desire is to know God and live justly and reasonably with God, themselves and fellow humans;

3.     His Instructions, Teachings, and Judgments are not too hard to do:

4.     Therefore, mankind is capable to serve God and keep His Teachings (Commandments/Instruction in righteousness). We've all been misled about what God said, and alterations to Scripture is easily proven so by observation of His Teachings. 

This is a critical matter, and anyone is invited to study or debate me on my findings.  Please use my site email of: richard@onediscipletoanother.org

Richard Epler June 10, 2021


 

 

 

Galatians – Truth or Lies?

 

 

This link provides the general 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 believing a deliberate liar, total ignoramus or deluded crazy man.  If this is not correct, prove it by the word of YHWH.

 

 

 

The oldest accounts of Hebrew Scripture say God gave the Ten Decrees 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.  God clearly said He was giving them to those He had preserved to Mount Sinai from Egypt.  The “multitude of nations” was present when leaving Egypt, when arriving at Mount Sinai, also when the Everlasting Covenant was renewed upon entry into the Land.  No record exists that Christian Jews were defying the teachings of God or Jesus to say non-Jews all had to be circumcised to become “Christians”.  Paul made this unsubstantiated charge – but we should see by the end of this study that Paul was teaching those who were ignorant of the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, and especially ignorant of the words of God presented within.   A common ploy of liars 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 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 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 testified to 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, and even eludes to someones mystic experience of being caught up to the “third heaven” and not even knowing if it was in body or spirit only.  Which testimony from Paul are we supposed to believe if he didn’t tell the same story twice?

 

 

 

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, which Paul refers to in 2 Timothy 4:16 that all but Luke abandoned him after his first defense.  Acts loosely accounts for an event at the end of Paul’s freedom, but which ended with Paul’s seven day vow to have found him guilty as charged and worthy of death right there 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 proofs of these matters in the topical index of articles found at:  http://www.jesuswordsonly.com   (article about Paul being related to the Falvians) 

 

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, and that the children of Israel have lost the distinctions God gave them in the Everlasting Covenant – therein is Paul’s main lie – purely a lie from Satan himself, who could appear as an “angel of light” – if Paul ever saw 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.

 

 

 

Does a faithful servant defy his master and lie about what he said to do? We can know whether Paul is a liar or not by observing whether he taught us to do what Jesus taught his disciples in Matthew, and particularly the Hebrew account.

 

 

 

We cannot know the truth of God as taught by Jesus (Yeshua) until we read and understand 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 wickedness to do good  and humbly accept God defining 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 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.

 

 

 

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.  God also said if anyone teaches another God than He (YHWH) that is equal to altering His Instructions in righteousness – the Ten Decrees and associated passages.  This is the basis of God upholding His word and being true to His word – whether for blessing or judgement.

 

 

 

Yeshua upheld EVERY word of God as it existed in his days, and God is not bound to keep the word of those who altered what He said.  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.”    I would simply challenge anyone who thinks Paul had any part in the truth of Jesus or God: Where is the evidence Paul taught what Jesus taught?  Where are all the quotes or references to the teachings of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew?  Paul said he was a Jew.  The HGOM was written before 40 CE and surely existed and was accepted by the Church of God in Jerusalem before Paul comes on the scene in Acts!  Double check the few quotes Paul does give from Jesus and you also can observe he couldn’t tell the truth on Jesus or YHWH in any of his writings!  It’s also curious the lack of proof that Paul was considered an “apostle” in Acts.  Take off your shades that cast shadows upon the Decrees of God Almighty and the teachings and example of the Anointed One He raised up.

 

 

 

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 of being a servant of Jesus  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.  Was Jesus “that prophet” spoken of by Moses? Was Jesus  uniquely anointed by the Spirit of God to give God’s Teachings directly as no other prophet in Jewish history?  Have not men of all nations found great regard for the teachings of Jesus?   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 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 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, 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 His 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 (see verse 15), 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 and uprightly handled the words of God )

 

 

 

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.  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 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, to be fair we should 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. The Instructions of God about circumcision are based on Genesis 17 and are said to be everlasting.  The Torah instructions are in complete accord to Genesis 17.  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 FAITH 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 statement proves 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.  Also note Jerusalem will be redeemed by justice and righteousness.)) 

 

 

 

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 and Hebrew Scriptures – 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 their disregard 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 – 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.)

 

 

 

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.)

 

 

 

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 that Paul also said the Law was given by angels or Elementals, who are no God.  Some places 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 gives the parameter that the Messiah would set the rules – and this is exactly what Yeshua did.  Those of all nations honor Yeshua – but they have been deceived by Paul.   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.)

 

 

 

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?!  Has no man ever been tempted to do wrong that he was able and capable to resist doing what God said is sin or evil?!  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!  Paul is indeed “kicking against the goads”!  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 in lies 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.”  Non-Jews 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 should 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 or equal to 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 capital 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 YHWH 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.  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.  How could Paul say we  are “in bondage” to hear and obey God? Go back to Declaration One and Two 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 say the Law was given by Angels or Elementals is to lie and 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 the Greek (150 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.]

 

 

 

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Ibid

  5. Ibid

  6. Ibid

  7. Ibid

  8. Ibid

  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. 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.

  23. Read the link.

  24. Read the link.

  25. Read the link.

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Galatians 5 New International Version (NIV)

 

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 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 and living our life to 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 fake apostle, spirit or demon deceive you? YHWH is real, not an imagination.)

 

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 is 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 and second Commandment Declarations 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  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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