Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers
Paul’s Anguish Over Israel
1I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I
have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ
for the sake of my people, those of my own race,
4 the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the
divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5 Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry
of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised![a] Amen.
According to early Christian
history, Paul was completing a vow at the Temple to prove repentance or absolution of the charges against him.
Read Acts 20 – 23, as it is a book written to foster belief in Paul. Were the charges against
him to have been teaching Jews (Jewish disciples of Yeshua) that they no longer needed to keep the Law and Covenant as given
by God? Paul voluntarily submitted to the vow and paid for the witnesses to be present in the Temple with
him? The charges against Paul in the documents of antiquity found in the Damascus Documents are of one
who was charged to be a liar, and the connection is to obvious to pretend to ignore or no directly suspect Paul – especially
given the anti-Law teachings of Paul we have in the records of his writings in the New Testament. To this
point it has been shown that what Paul was writing was not in accord to the Teachings of God up through Yeshua’s teaching
ministry. Because Paul says: “1I
speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit,” the matter is his
conscience is not a valid witness to truth. The word of God is a valid witness to truth. The
“multitude of believers” who complained to the apostles of Paul teaching contrary doctrines might be considered
a valid witness, as they all testified to what Paul was teaching – and we can review the writings of Paul and observe
the charges made were true – Paul was teaching against the Law – and the Teachings of Yeshua in the account written
by his chosen disciples, the twelve apostles – in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.
God gave standards of witness for trials in the Torah. No
where in all the Holy Scripture is one person claiming he hasn’t violated his conscience a valid standard of testimony
of fact. We can all have our own opinions and do things that don’t matter much, but to testify against
God and call His Everlasting Covenant to have been done away with on the cross – at variance with the word of God and
the Teachings of “that prophet”, Yeshua – these are VERY serious charges indeed. Yet
we have Paul call to witness his conscience and then claim the Spirit of God testifies against the Word of God?
Such a matter should be obvious that such a person is not to be trusted. No wonder Paul’s exclamation that “I
am not lying.” As the old television show, Dragnet, said: “Just the facts mam – just
give me the facts.” The fact is that Paul in every way lied about God, the Covenant, the Doctrine
of God and the Teachings of Jesus. No where in the in Matthew can a hint of the doctrines of Paul be found
– yet he claims he is testifying that “his gospel” is true – and God and Jesus gave it to him by revelation?
Funny that God proved to me that Paul is nothing but a rank liar – even though I used to believe him faithfully
as I was taught to do – until I discovered the Teachings of Jesus and their harmony to the entire Holy Scripture and
Dead Sea Scrolls – and the evidence that our Bibles were altered by Rome – who has nothing to do with God or those
who are faithful to His instructions.
Where in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew does Yeshua say he is God? Where in
the Holy Scripture is there a prophecy that God will manifest Himself in human flesh and sacrifice Himself for the sins of
the world? Nowhere. So why does Paul end this paragraph saying Jesus is God?
This is a violation of the first commandment as well, as the literal translation is “thou shalt not put another
god on My face.” God is God. Jesus prayed to God when giving the “Lord’s
Prayer.” Was he praying to Himself?! No, he wasn’t, and he never claimed
to be God, but a man, a man who was to ascend to the throne on the right hand of the Power on High – the Ancient of
Days in Daniel.
God’s Sovereign Choice
6 It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel
are Israel. 7 Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It
is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[b] 8 In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children,
but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. 9 For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time
I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”[c]
is a descendant but one who begotten through direct lineage? The matter of Abraham having a descendant
was the issue in Genesis 15 – that he have an heir to inherit his property, rather than his employee inheriting it?
God promised Abraham that he would have a descendant – even though Sarah was barren – that she would have
a child – not that Abraham and Sarah having a child through the handmaid of Sarah to be the descendant of the promise.
Genesis 16 proves the point that the heir would be from Sarah, not the handmade – it would be proven that God
would be true to His word, and although both Abraham and Sarah were beyond normal childbearing age – God would be true
and do that which seemed humanly impossible. The conflict between the offspring – Isaac and Esau
– because of the dishonor of Esau, he and Hagar were not to dwell with the child of the promise – and although
given a promise from the angel of God – the two descendants of Abraham – physical descendants – not imagined
descendants – are at odds with each other to this day. The children of the Promise are the children
of the promise, but both were of the offspring of Abraham – but both were not offspring through Abraham and Sarah.
How is it as Paul says: “In other words it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children,
but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring?” Abrahams wife
was Sarah – and the promises were made to Abraham and his descendants – and a different promise was made to the
offspring of Abraham and Hagar – and both promises are of God, but only through Sarah and Abraham would come the fulfillment
of the descendants who would inherit Canaan and receive the Ten Decrees at Sinai – the Everlasting Covenant which would
be a blessing to all nations – whoever would honor the Decree and Covenant given by God Himself – not though and
angel or elemental.
10 Not only that, but Rebekah’s children were conceived at the
same time by our father Isaac. 11 Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s
purpose in election might stand: 12 not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”[d] 13 Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”[e]
14 What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! 15 For he says to Moses,
will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”[f]
16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. 17 For
Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my
name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”[g] 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.
Where in the words of God in
the Torah does He give us information about “election”? God obviously foreknew Jacob and Esau
– He is the one who forms the soul within each of us before we are born – it is the soul that either accepts or
rejects God – it is the soul of a man that decides to honor God – or not. God was proving Himself
to Isaac and Rebecah – that He knows who we are before we are born. Our actions
and decisions prove who we are – He foreknows – but we don’t – that’s because He is God and
we are not. Where did God ever say it was about “election”??? God has decreed
who He will have mercy on, and who He will not – and His words about this are as true today as any of His word to Adam,
Cain, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses or Yeshua. This is why we need to go back and rid the Bible of
false apostles writings and alterations and mistranslations to the pre-existing word given in the Hebrew Holy Scripture and
the ancient records of the Dead Sea Scrolls – the Scripture of Yeshua’s days on earth. God
declared who He will have mercy on, and who are His enemies – in the very first of the Ten Decrees. To
deny this is to deny the most important commandment/decree God gave – believe God, choose life, and live it according
to His gracious instructions in righteousness!!
19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us?
For who is able to resist his will?” 20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the
one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’”[h] 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for
special purposes and some for common use?
Is it the will of God that anyone perish? He said His will is that all would
come to the knowledge of Him and repent, that He might save them. He will be true to His word, and His
word is just and righteous. Do we have the ability to reject the word of God? Do we have the ability to
observe the words of God? Are we inclined to seek out His will that we might do it? Are
we inclined to double check what someone claims God said, so we can know if they speak according to His word – or not?
This is a time of great deception on earth – particularly in Western society. Look at how
the MSM has been foisting false charges to blind men from observing fact – to then rule by false accusation –
certainly a work of those who rebel against God and seek to destroy what good remains! God hates those
who sow discord among brethren, but He doesn’t hate those who dare declare His word eternally true. Isaiah
30:18; “Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may
have mercy on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him.”
22 What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great
patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction?
23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects
of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory—
24 even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from
the Gentiles? 25 As he says in Hosea:
“I will call them ‘my
people’ who are not my people;
I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”[i]
“In the very place where
it was said to them,
are not my people,’
there they will be called ‘children
of the living God.’”[j]
27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:
the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea,
only the remnant will be saved.
28 For the Lord will carry out
his sentence on earth with speed and finality.”[k]
29 It is just as Isaiah said previously:
the Lord Almighty
left us descendants,
we would have become like Sodom,
would have been like Gomorrah.”[l]
30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained
it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained
their goal. 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling
stone. 33 As it is written:
“See, I lay in Zion a
stone that causes people to stumble
a rock that makes them fall,
and the one who believes in him will
never be put to shame.”
the passages in Isaiah as noted, but this is the Hebrew Scripture for 28:16,
“Therefore, hear the word of HASHEM, O scoffing men, O rulers of
this people who are in Jerusalem. For you say, “We has sealed a covenant with Death and made a compact
with the Grave; when the surging staff of punishment passers through it will not come to us, for we have made Deceit our shelter
and taken refuge in Falsehood.” Therefore, thus said my Oord HASHEM/ELOHIM: Behold, I am
laying a stone for a foundation in Zion; a sturdy stone, a precious cornerstone, as secure foundation. Let
the believer not expect it soon. I shall use judgment as a measuring line, and righteousness
as a plumb bob. Hail will sweep away the shelter of Deceit, and water will wash away the refuge of Falsehood.
And your covenant with Death will be annulled, and your compact with the Grave will not be binding; when the surging
staff passes through, it will pass through every morning, by day and by night; understanding of this report will being them
horror.” Where is: “and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame?”
Yeshua’s teachings certainly include the judgment and righteousness God commanded of “My people.”
Where is judgment in the writings of Paul if he said the love of God is unconditional, yet in the first of the Ten
Decrees – love, according to God IS CONDITIONAL – the condition being the Ten Decrees – just as said in
Deuteronomy by God Himself! All through the Teachings of Yeshua in Matthew the references kept going to
those who honor the Covenant by their faithfulness to it. It is God given standards for justice and righteousness.
Would it not be deceitful to say God will not use them to judge those who speak falsely against the Decrees of God
and that each of us is capable and responsible to repent – that we do them and do no evil? Does Paul
uphold the Law as everlastingly true standards of God that each of us is capable to hear, observe, and do them?
Anyone who has read Matthew
has to admit Yeshua taught doing the works of God. He was careful to say his disciples are to live by every
word of God. The Ten Decrees are amongst the words of God, and in fact the words that God said will be
used as His rule in judgment of Jew and Gentile. God also spoke through Moses to say He would raise up
a prophet from amongst Israel that whoever would not hear whatever he said to do would be “cut-off.”
If Yeshua (Jesus) is that prophet – and there exists very good evidence that he is in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew
– then since Yeshua said we are not to even think he came to loosen or set the Law aside – if we believe Yeshua
– we cannot believe the claims of Paul, because Paul defies doing the Torah and teaches it is not even given by God
in Galatians 3 and 4. See the review of Galatians. Be it known that the Sermon on the
Mount – and other passages – are altered in the Greek version. See the link to the Hebrew Gospel
Deuteronomy 18: 17-22; The
Lord said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet
like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command
him. I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. But a prophet
who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be
put to death.”
You may say to yourselves, “How can we know when a message has not been spoken by
the Lord?” If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord
has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.
1Now, Israel, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow
them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the Lord,
the God of your ancestors, is giving you. 2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.
saw with your own eyes what the Lord did at Baal Peor. The Lord your God destroyed from among you everyone who followed the Baal of Peor, 4 but all of you who held fast to the Lord
your God are still alive today.
5 See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the Lord my God
commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it. 6 Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom
and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise
and understanding people.” 7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods
near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? 8 And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees
and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?
9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget
the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their
children after them. 10 Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when he said to me, “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that
they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.” 11 You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while it blazed
with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep darkness. 12 Then the Lord spoke to you out of the fire.
You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice. 13 He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you
to follow and then wrote them on two stone tablets. 14 And the Lord
directed me at that time to teach you the decrees and laws you are to follow in the land that you are crossing the Jordan
29 The Lord
your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess. But when you have driven them out and
settled in their land, 30 and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring
about their gods, saying, “How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.” 31 You
must not worship the Lord your God in their
way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.
32 See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.
Worshiping Other Gods
1[a]If a prophet, or one
who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says,
“Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. (Yeshua never claimed to be God or co-Creator)
your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 It is the Lord
your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. (Yeshua
taught his disciples to keep the commandments of God). 5 That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against
the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land
of slavery. (This is likely why they wanted to kill Paul when he failed to fulfill his seven day vow at the Temple.) That
prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way the Lord
your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.
your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying,
“Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, 7 gods
of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), 8 do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare
them or shield them. 9 You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to
death, and then the hands of all the people.
10 Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 11 Then
all Israel will hear and be afraid, and no one among you will do such an evil thing again.
12 If you hear it said about one of the towns the Lord your God is giving you to live in
13 that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their
town astray, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods you have not known), 14 then
you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this
detestable thing has been done among you,
15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. You must
destroy it completely,[b] both its people and
its livestock. 16 You are to gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square
and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God. That town is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt, 17 and
none of the condemned things[c] are to be found in
your hands. Then the Lord will turn from his
fierce anger, will show you mercy, and will have compassion on you. He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath
to your ancestors— 18 because you obey the Lord
your God by keeping all his commands that I am giving you today and doing what is right in his eyes.
a. Romans 9:5 Or Messiah, who is over all. God be forever praised! Or Messiah. God who is over all be forever praised!
Romans 9:7 Gen. 21:12
c. Romans 9:9 Gen. 18:10,14
d. Romans 9:12 Gen. 25:23
e. Romans 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3
f. Romans 9:15 Exodus 33:19
g. Romans 9:17 Exodus 9:16
h. Romans 9:20 Isaiah 29:16; 45:9
i. Romans 9:25 Hosea 2:23
j. Romans 9:26 Hosea 1:10
k. Romans 9:28 Isaiah 10:22,23 (see Septuagint)
l. Romans 9:29 Isaiah 1:9
m. Romans 9:33 Isaiah 8:14; 28:16
None of these passages refute that truth is not what Paul was teaching. Interjecting
some passages to support basic facts doesn’t make what Paul was teaching true. Beware any references
for the Septuagint, as the Greek is altered text – check the Hebrew Scriptures and the record from the Dead Sea Scrolls
and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. 2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their
zeal is not based on knowledge. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they
did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who
5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does
these things will live by them.”[a] 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who
will ascend into heaven?’”[b] (that is, to bring Christ
down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”[c] (that is, to bring Christ
up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[d] that is, the message concerning
faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that
God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and
it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be
put to shame.”[e] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and
richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”
Verse 5 is an example of minor alteration of the Greek from what the correct Hebrew translation is. From
the Stone Edition, 4-5; “Carry out My laws and safeguard My decrees to follow them; I am HASHEM, your God.
You shall observe My decrees, and My laws, which man shall carry out and by which he shall live – I AM HASHEM.”
(HASHEM is used in Hebrew Scripture in place of YHVH).
Jesus never taught that his keeping the Torah would be substituted for us not keeping the Torah.
No, instead Yeshua taught repenting and going back and keeping the Law and Covenant as God gave it – not as the
unfaithful of his days commanded that was not in accord to the commandments, decrees and laws of God. According
to Yeshua, faith is one of the weightier matters of the Law, and per the example of Abraham and all those counted as faithful
to God – their faithfulness was accounted to them. As Yeshua taught about the resurrection –
we trust not only in the blessing and kindness in our current life – but also in the rewards to come when God judges
the just and the unjust – the righteous and the wicked. Reward is based on our works – to have
done the works of God, as instructed by God – or to have refused to walk in the pathways of life as He instructed.
As for verse 11 to account “belief”
to save – note the end of John 3 for some clarity that is in accord to the OT examples: belief saves, but those who
don’t obey are condemned. This shows that disobedience is equated to disbelief, as the principle
taught in “Why do you call me “Lord”, and not do as I say?” Go back to the Sermon
on the Mount – those who do what he taught are wise – those who don’t will come to sudden destruction.
Also note to not keep the Torah (Greek “anomia”) are those he will say – in spite of what they wholeheartedly
believed – “Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity – I never knew you.”
God made distinction between Jew and Gentile in the Law – as the
One Law was given for both – by God. He also gave distinction regarding the Land and service at the
Temple, also between Jew and Gentile for food laws and certain things about the “appointed times” feasts and such.
If God gave instruction – we need to know where we stand. Can’t anyone get a genetic
test kit to know if they are Jewish – or not? There is no need to pretend or imagine – go with
knowable fact and stop pretending..
then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
How can anyone know if they should be rejecting the teachings of Paul,
unless they are taught the Torah of God that they know His commandments and know who He commanded that we reject?! Paul is not jumping off the page to tell you he is
a liar – you have to observe the Truth to know a lie. It’s no wonder God also declared from
of old: “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”
16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has
believed our message?”[h] 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the
word about Christ. 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:
voice has gone out into all the earth,
words to the ends of the world.”[i]
19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says,
“I will make you envious by those who are not a nation;
I will make you angry by a nation that
has no understanding.”[j]
20 And Isaiah boldly says,
“I was found by those
who did not seek me;
revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.”[k]
21 But concerning Israel he says,
“All day long I have held
out my hands
a disobedient and obstinate people.”
Go to the passages referenced and see the message they should have believed. Yeshua
taught the proper interpretation and application of the Law, Prophets and Psalms – he taught nothing new.
Recall Ezekiel 18 and consider if it is hard to do what is just and right before God and honest men. Which
of the Ten Decrees – or any commandment of God – is too hard to understand or do? Which of
them causes us to sin? Are you inflamed to dishonor your parents because God said to honor them?
Are you inflamed to commit murder, adultery or theft because God said not to? Are you inflamed to
covet everything you see that you don’t have – because God said not to covet what others have? Such
thoughts are total nonsense. There is no commandment of God or Teaching of Yeshua that is too hard to do
or understand – and we not only receive the promised kindness of God for living by them, we should also be a blessing
to our family, community, and show how wonderful and simple the Pathway to Life Everlasting is to all who desire to live a
just and reasonable life as God wills for all men. We should treat each other with respect and kindness
– because we are created in the image of God. We should seek to live in peace with all men –
as much as within our ability – but we also see from Abraham that it is just and righteous to rescue the righteous from
the wicked. I can think of no other descendant of Abraham to have captured the interest of all the nations
as did Yeshua (Jesus). I can think of no other prophet in all Jewish history that should be credited to
have done as foretold in Isaiah 42, that he would make keeping the Torah honorable for the Gentiles. I
think it’s about time we say “Restore!” and “Give it back!”, as told in Isaiah 42.
Let’s get real with God and the Desired One of the ages – “that prophet” Moses foretold of.
a. Romans 10:5 Lev. 18:5
b. Romans 10:6 Deut. 30:12
c. Romans 10:7 Deut. 30:13
d. Romans 10:8 Deut. 30:14
e. Romans 10:11 Isaiah 28:16 (see Septuagint)
f. Romans 10:13 Joel 2:32
g. Romans 10:15 Isaiah 52:7
h. Romans 10:16 Isaiah 53:1
i. Romans 10:18 Psalm 19:4
j. Romans 10:19 Deut. 32:21
k. Romans 10:20 Isaiah 65:1
l. Romans 10:21 Isaiah 65:2
The Remnant of Israel
1I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite
myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know
what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: 3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars;
I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”[a]? 4 And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for
myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[b] 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. 6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace
would no longer be grace.
Where in Ezekiel did God say the 7000 others had not bowed the knee to Baal because of the grace of God towards
the 7000? God was letting Ezekiel know he was not alone – even though he felt at that time he alone
stood up for God to the false prophets of Baal and the corrupted king and queen of Israel. Read Ezekiel
sometime so you know what went on and that you observe if the grace of God caused the 7000 to remain true to Him – or
if the 7000 being true to Him is the reason He will be gracious unto them. The principle is not hard to
grasp – as it was in perfect alignment with Ezekiel 18, wherein God is clear to say the soul that sins will be solely
responsible for their sins – but the soul who repents to do justice and righteousness in His eyes (by keeping His Decreed
Covenant Conditions) will live. God is just – and it would not be just to punish those who do the
will of the Father, and then reward the disobedient with good for being evil or unjust. Paul is artful
in his twisting of Scripture and historical fact – but early evidence from the Ebionites says Paul was not a Jew by
birth – which would explain his ignorance of the Hebrew Scripture and history – but not his artful twisting of
fact to defy the Instruction and goodness of the Everlasting Covenant and how it relates to the Teachings of Yeshua and the
judgment of God to be completely just. Did the 7000 not bow their knee to Baal because God did it for them,
yet didn’t for others? God is not unjust, but rewards each according to their works – not faith
alone or grace alone – but by their works. Even Revelation ends on this same note.
7 What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did,
but the others were hardened, 8 as it is written:
“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
eyes that could not see
and ears that
could not hear,
to this very day.”[c]
9 And David says:
“May their table become a snare and a trap,
a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
and their backs be bent forever.
Elect? Where in the Hebrew Scripture or the Teachings of Yeshua do
we find that God “elects” one person above another?
In the First of the Ten Decrees of God, nothing is said of any “election” of God, but that God is giving instruction
via commandments that we prove to God and ourselves and all other men – if we are being faithful and true to God by
keeping His just standards of righteousness – or not. Nothing about any election of God – just
clear – plain – easily observable – perfectly reasonable – perfectly true principles of how God says
we are to live. We choose to do what we do – which is why God will hold us accountable for whether
we choose life as He gives it – or not. Those who have a spirit of stupor are so because they have
not paid attention to observe the true words of God and Yeshua. God makes men wise via His word.
Those not of God are the fault of stupors – those who reject His instruction are those who are not wise –
BECAUSE THEY REJECT HIS INSTRUCTION AND BELIEVE LIES SPOKEN IN HIS NAME. Again – where has God said
who He will be gracious to is based upon His election? God declared the difference between Jacob and Esau
before they did good or evil – but this was His foreknowledge of what they would choose regarding the promises He had
made to Abraham. One would desire His blessing, the other counted it as worth no more than a bowl of food.
11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because
of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. 12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss
means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!
God gave instruction before there was Jew and Gentile. In the creation
of man, a God given sense of discernment was built into Adam. This is why man is not like any of the other
animals of creation, who are indiscriminate about things men are discriminate about by nature. God declared
Noah just before the Law was given at Sinai. In fact, God declared Cain was capable to do good and improve
himself – after the “fall”. Abraham was declared righteous before the Law at Sinai.
In fact, Abraham was not found faithful to God based on his genetics – but by his faithfulness to God’s
leading and instructing him. Those of a multitude of nations left Egypt before the giving of the Law –
and also ratified the Law at Sinai to be the Covenant – to both Jew and Gentile! Yeshua was doing
nothing new to renew the Covenant to Jew AND Gentile! Yes, the 160 CE Aramaic English New Testament has
him saying he came to renew the Covenant – not give a New Covenant – our records are evidently altered –
but God is true, and by going back to see what He declared – we can still know the truth He gave. God
did not alter it.
13 I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the
Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry 14 in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them. 15 For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will
their acceptance be but life from the dead?
16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the
whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
“In as much as I am the apostle to the Gentiles?” In Acts,
it is Peter who brought in the first Gentile, but since Acts is suspect at best, we should look to Matthew – wherein
Yeshua clearly said to make disciples of all nations – not Jews first, and then Gentiles. The role
of Yeshua – the proofs – were not known fully until his death, burial, resurrection and ascension to the “right
hand of the Power on High.” There is no mystery regarding Gentiles in Matthew, and it was written
before Paul appears on the scene – had Paul thought to check with the Apostles when he was baptized – if he was
baptized. Had he been told to go to someone, that he might know what he must do – I find no reason
to think someone as near as Damascus who was a disciple of Yeshua would have not told him of the account of Yeshua by his
chosen disciples – how else did Paul come up with pretending to be an “apostle” to the gentiles?
How come Paul goes where he can find gentiles who are ignorant of the Torah to foist his “gospel” upon
them – pretending to be someone who knew the Torah – when he obviously was a biblical ignoramus and not even knowing
“seed” and “seeds” to be nothing but an invention – as in Hebrew – the language of the
Torah – “seed” was always plural – not singular. This premise is further known
by his alterations of historical fact and citing a Greek translation?!, when someone he claimed to be his teacher would never
have supported or used such a faulty “translation”. All Paul is doing is inventing his “lore”
to make biblical ignoramuses of those who would know better if they consulted the Teachings of Yeshua in Matthew and the Hebrew
Scripture that the gospel is based upon. Again – Ezekiel 18 would have been sufficient.
Let’s see where Paul goes with his invention. In the Torah and Prophets, God spoke of Israel
not keeping to His Torah, and as a result they would be cast out of the land of promise and remain few in number – but
that a remnant would return to Him in the latter, or end, of days. As God said would happen did happen,
and Jews remain few in number to this day – many seek to establish their right to the Land by evil means – and
those will end as God declared – as those He will show kindness towards are those who are faithful to do His Covenant
conditions faithfully because of His love for them and the faithfulness and reliability of His word and promises.
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in
among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If
you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could
be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but
tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
What nation since unfaithful
Judah of Yeshua’s days has kept the Torah of God to be their manner of life and faith? Yeshua said
God was tearing the Kingdom from them and would give it to another who WOULD produce the fruits of the Kingdom of God.
Has Rome been faithful to the Everlasting Covenant? Too much evidence of evil exists to pretend
this so. They were the ones who killed thousands, forbid the reading of the Holy Scripture by their membership,
and foisted the false apostle to be true and put his nonsense into Christian Bibles. God will be true,
and we are called to “wait upon the LORD” and trust in His faithfulness to His word. If one
trusts in God, one has to take His word as a guide and stay in life – not alter it. However –
all the alterations foisted upon us only prove it is time that we non-Jew believers in God acknowledge the passage has now
come true that “we have inherited lies and vanity” from those who killed the first generations of faithful believers
in Yeshua – both Jew and Gentile. As Yeshua said; all things spoken in the Law and Prophets will
be fulfilled – which brings us to Jeremiah 16:19 in the Christian Bible and Jewish Bible (JPS).
King James Version: O Lord, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto Thee from the ends
of the earth and shall say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.”
New King James:
“O Lord, my strength and my fortress, My refuge in the day of affliction, The Gentiles shall come to You From the ends
of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, Worthlessness and unprofitable things.”
NIV: “Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge
in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our ancestors possessed nothing
but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.”
JPS: “HASHEM, my Strength, my Stgronghold 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!” (This passage appears to be missing in the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.) Yeshua never claimed
to be God – he prayed to God – he said to keep His commandments faithfully – to the least of the commandments!
– so long as the heavens and earth shall last – not until he was killed on the cross! The Everlasting
Covenant was given to Jew and Gentile at the same time – the gospel message taught by Yeshua was also given to Jew and
Gentile – because Yeshua was renewing the Everlasting Covenant – not doing away with it! It’s
time to repent of Paul!!!!!!!
22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to
those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for
God is able to graft them in again. 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature
were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own
Gentiles being included with Israel in the kindness of God is based on the Torah – the
very words already spoken by God at Sinai – in fulfillment to His promise to bless all nations through the seed of Abraham.
Read your Bible and see this is so. Lies against the Everlasting Covenant are a great evil –
whether foisted by fake Christians or fake Jews.
All Israel Will Be Saved
25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters,
so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come
in, 26 and in this way[e] all Israel will be saved.
As it is written:
deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
this is[f] my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”[g]
28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake;
but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received
mercy as a result of their disobedience,
31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may
now[h] receive mercy as a result
of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
God has bound no one to disobedience
– rather God has said that He desires all men to repent that He might save them! Go to the Holy Scripture
and pay attention to the words of God – very close attention – stop trusting in those who testify against the
Law and the Testimony. God gave His Instructions in righteousness to elevate and bless us – if we
will observe His Instruction to do them! The main passage sited in the footnotes is from Isaiah 59: 20-21.
God did not “harden” Israel in Isaiah 59. In fact, God was pleading
for them to return to Him by doing as He instructed – they had no fear of God and were bent on following their own ways
– not the God given pathway to life! Read all of Isaiah 59 and see it was not God who hardened Israel’s
heart – so Paul once again testifies against the Law and the Prophets. Why have we and our “fathers”
been so blinded all these years? It’s time to return to God and believe His word, Covenant and will
for men of all nations.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[i] knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
God gave Instruction via Moses and at Sinai directly – His word
is not hard to understand or to keep and He invites us to know and do His will that He might bless us. Read
Psalm 119 if one seeks to regard His good will.
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
How can we know the mind of God if we don’t first hear what He
had to say, and then judge if Paul spoke on His behalf or not? How can we “know” the gospel
of God taught by Yeshua unless we first grasp his teachings in Matthew as they also find accord to the words of God in the
Torah and prophets – how can we judge justly unless we see if Yeshua spoke the truth in Matthew? This
is the best record of his teachings and is reported to have been written by his apostles in Hebrew very early in Church history.
What God have given us to know is what we need – but we cannot say YHVH is our God and then spurn His instruction
and commandment – as those who reject doing His will are His enemies – not those He will bless. (so says the first
of the Ten Decrees)
35 “Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay them?”[k]
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
If God says He will bless and show His kindness towards those whose love
for Him is true to His Covenant – it is His goodness and blessing to give those who “earn” it by love and
faithfulness and trust in Him and His instructions. His instruction was given that we not be foolish –
but become wise through knowing His instruction and the pathway for which mankind was created to live. His
blessing and kindness are His just reward! Where does God ever say He will reward the wicked the same as
He will those who are righteous in His sight?
Romans 11:3 1 Kings 19:10,14
b. Romans 11:4 1 Kings 19:18
c. Romans 11:8 Deut. 29:4; Isaiah 29:10
d. Romans 11:10 Psalm 69:22,23
e. Romans 11:26 Or and so
Romans 11:27 Or will be
Romans 11:27 Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9 (see Septuagint); Jer. 31:33,34
Romans 11:31 Some manuscripts do not have now.
Romans 11:33 Or riches and the wisdom and the
Romans 11:34 Isaiah 40:13
k. Romans 11:35 Job 41:11
A Living Sacrifice
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer
your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing
and perfect will.
Where in the Everlasting
Covenant did God say He demands man to offer their bodies as a living sacrifice? No where that I’ve
found. Is this what God meant when saying: “What does God require of thee, O man, but to live justly,
love mercy and walk humbly with thy God”? Is this what the wise man who said: “Fear God and
keep His commandments – this is the duty of man.”? God declared “My Covenant” to
be the Ten Decrees – not “613 Laws” that are impossible for any man to keep. God did
warn not to be conformed to the world of those who serve other gods – gods of their own creation, or the “alien
gods” who “are no gods” and “gods come lately.” God revealed Himself to Jew
and Gentile at Sinai – and we would do well and review His words that we might be amongst those who are blessed by knowing
His revealing of Himself at the same time that He gave just and righteous commandments that are completely true and that were
given to elevate all who would repent and turn to observe and do His will and Covenant.
If God gave His word to bless and elevate us – to cause us to grow in doing what
is just and right in His sight – then we absolutely must align our conscience to the words of God – that we might
be walking humbly with our God in accepting His pathways and walking within His stated pathway of life. If
we cast aside His pathway to then walk on a pathway that He warned against – we have not trusted God, just as Adam and
Eve didn’t trust God in the Garden by partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but chose to believe
a lie of the Serpent. Trials are given along our lives so that both God and ourselves can know whether
we will obey Him – or not. I’ll choose this day to follow God – even though and old song
says: “It was good for Paul and Silus, it’s good enough for me.” No, rather: It was good
for Moses and Jesus – that’s good enough for me! I’ll choose to live life that is true
to God and that gives me full freedom to do justly and rightly – to live life in equality with other men, and a life
that gives God given rights – not servitude or communism. See the Ten Decrees: they don’t support
servitude, Communism, or Socialism – the words of God tell us what the best pathway to live within!
It’s a mystery to me how both Communism and Psychology were both birthed by Jews…. God gave no such instruction
to them. And what was the message of Jesus to the Jews, since he knew the kingdom was being torn from them
and the Temple would be destroyed and the remnant scattered throughout the world?
Humble Service in the Body of Christ
by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of
yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all
have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs
to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each
of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;
it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Where is Paul’s telling of the God given pathways established throughout the Hebrew
Scripture? Judgment should be based on judging as God decreed – not according to some imaginary “faith”
that God distributed among the disciples of Paul – those who put the words of Paul above the words of God and Yeshua.
I don’t belong to you, and you don’t belong to me – each of us belong to God – but who choses
His pathways to live by? Where did Yeshua teach God would give us differing “gifts”?
Where did God say he would give us each different “gifts”? I’ve heard many who
claim the gift of prophecy that made no sense at all. I’ve seen many who pretend the “gift”
of speaking in tongues – but no such thing is found in the mouth of Yeshua in Matthew – only in Mark – a
reported disciple of Paul. I’ve seen many who claim the “gift” of miraculous healing
– but have also seen corruption and guile amongst them enough to know that what they did was not of God – because
God let us know how to tell who speaks on His behalf, just as we were also informed how to tell those who DO NOT – miracles
alone were not proof. God does not want His people to be ignorant of His will, as He said “My people
perish for lack of knowledge.” Surely the knowing of His will. Paul claimed to
have great knowledge – but was an abject ignoramus of God’s will. Did he teach others to value
him more than he deserved? It sure appears so to me.
Love in Action
The following is perhaps the closest Paul gets to the truth of God. Much
of this can be referred to from the teachings of Yeshua in Matthew – although footnotes give no credit to showing principles
from the Law being in the teachings of Jesus in Matthew. Where Paul goes off track is that God created
men to live in equality – not that men were told to put everyone else above themselves – God and Yeshua taught
equality among men, as men are created in the image of God – and that He alone is God – and we are all brethren
who abide in His will and care. The Ten Decrees are based on this principle – not the principle of
servitude to anyone but God and “him to which it is due.” In the Torah, the unity between men of all nations (Jew
and Gentile) was found in all having the same law to live by – the gracious instructions in righteousness – as
given by God.
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in
hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people
who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who
persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice
with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one
another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[c] Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace
with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s
wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e]
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
a. Romans 12:6 Or the
Romans 12:8 Or to provide for others
Romans 12:16 Or willing to do menial work
Romans 12:19 Deut. 32:35
e. Romans 12:20 Prov. 25:21,22
Submission to Governing Authorities
everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities
that exist have been established by God.
2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against
what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who
do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But
if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath
to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment
but also as a matter of conscience.
6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s
servants, who give their full time to governing.
7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if
revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Where did God say this about Roman rulers – as these are who ruled over the land
in Paul’s days – and God allows trials to see if we will obey Him – or not. What was
the instruction of God to Israel after the remnant returned from Babylon? What was Yeshua’s instruction
to Israel when he arrived on the scene? Were they being faithful to God as He had instructed them?
No. A group of the faithful had long since separated themselves from Jerusalem with cause and gone
to Quamran, and evidently John the Baptist was from this group. Jews have long held the view that Rome
is their perpetual enemy – and Roman influence continues to this day – in government and in Scripture for Christians
– books the Roman Church decreed to be in the Christian Bible, and Rome also went along with alterations to the Hebrew
Scripture in the Christian Scripture – for the benefit of our belief in Paul – particularly as found here in Romans
13. In Matthew we see Jesus showing that it is possible to be a Christian in a Roman ruled world.
The Roman rulers sought to free him – it was the Jewish leadership that desired his death. Jesus
taught paying taxes and living justly – and no government that rules justly would demand otherwise. What
we should all see is that by our time many governments have been corrupted to do evil and lie to their people directly and
via control of the propaganda spewed by the licensed News Media – lies prevail – not truth. Accusations
are pretended to sway public “opinion polls” to lull our minds from obvious facts – if they were ever reported
on. God is who we owe allegiance to – not government. Did Danial obey God when
he prayed towards Jerusalem? Did Peter obey God when saying he must obey God, rather than man?
God gave instruction to know who He said to obey. As Jesus pointed out about taxes: “Whose
image is on the coin?” and that we are to give to God what is rightfully His, and to man, that which is of man and due
a man. No man is God – in spite of what Roman rulers or the Pope call themselves. If
you think the USA is of God to be obeyed without question – read “Apollyon Rising – 2012”, or watch
“Brotherhood of Darkness” on Youtube by Stanley Montif. Rome put Paul in our Bibles to get
us to obey them – not to cause us to serve God according to His word. Have not governments sought
to stamp out belief in God and His pathway to live life? If you don’t see this – you’ve
blinded yourself by believing Paul or disbelieving God.
Love Fulfills the Law
8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love
one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You
shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[a] and whatever other command
there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Here is another bait
and switch job by Paul. Go back to Matthew and focus on what Yeshua taught. Yeshua taught
that love is a principle that proper understanding of the Law requires – love – the Law hangs on the peg of love
as a secure foundation. First that love for God observes His word to do it – second – that
doing the Law is to be done with love towards God – to then be reflected in our love towards others in keeping the more
obvious commandments of how we live towards each other. The love of God has observable definition –
identifiable by what it does – not some imagined standard that flows outside the boundaries given by God.
Is love a debt? Or is it the response of what should come naturally to someone who lives by the
word of God? Does love excuse us from the Law – or is love in full accord with the Law and Covenant
ratified at Sinai?
The Day Is Near
11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already
come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside
the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness,
not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think
about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
Once again, Paul pits flesh against the soul, as though the flesh is the cause of sin, not the heart that
is outside the pathway of life given by God. Paul is presenting extremes, so there isn’t objection
to say those extreme behaviors are some kind of enlightenment that can only be discerned by the “spirit” or spiritual
armor. However – since we should all be able to see the lies Paul foisted in the NAME of God and
Yeshua – the time has come to awaken from our spiritual slumber to have not noticed following Paul requires disrespect
and disregard for the words of God in the Torah. True life is known when one is walking in the God given
pathways of life – not the imaginations of Paul – who didn’t tell the truth on the words of God –
but sowed discord instead.
a. Romans 13:9 Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deut. 5:17-19,21
Romans 13:9 Lev. 19:18
c. Romans 13:14 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.
The Weak and the Strong
1Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2 One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another,
whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
3 The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who
does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master,
servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
On the surface this seems reasonable – not to quarrel over disputable matters.
However, are the matters Paul defines as disputable that the Instructions of God in the Everlasting
Covenant deem prohibited? Indeed, the perceptions given by Paul disregard the distinctions God gave!
Every word of God was given for a purpose – don’t set them aside because Paul said so! What
has faith to do with what we eat, except if God had commanded or prohibited something, or had prohibited it for one group
(children of Abraham), and not for another (those of the multitude of nations). For example – there
is prohibition against eating blood – for both Jew and Gentile. Since God prohibited this because
the life is contained in the blood – all who seek to do His will must not do that which He prohibited – because
He said so, and because the oldest records in the Dead Sea Scrolls also affirm this is not an addition or alteration.
And what of being a vegetarian? What has God said? When Daniel refused the kings
food it was likely with cause that he had no assurance it was in keeping with the food laws for the children
of Israel. Daniel likely chose to eat vegetarian so he could know he was not eating anything God prohibited
him to eat. Daniel was very beloved by God. God never said Daniel was “weak in
the faith.” Another example is Peter – who is said to have been a vegetarian. I
can’t help but think of the words of Paul against Peter in Galatians. Peter likely chose to eat vegetarian
to ensure he was not eating prohibited things when visiting gentiles taught by Paul – or Jews taught by Paul, if the
Jews dared believe him. Note in Acts that Peter’s conclusion about a vision of detestable food had
to do with taking the gospel to the gentiles – not God altering His food laws for the children of Israel.
If you want to know if you are Jewish or not, so you might be faithful to every word that proceeds from the mouth of
God – by all means – get a genetic test and see fact – not some imagination from Paul that would have God
defying His own Covenant and word.
we serve and obey the one true God – it is to Him we stand or fall. God does not make His enemies
(those who reject His word) to stand. As Yeshua taught in Matthew, there would be a day that many would
call him “Lord!”, and he would tell them; “Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity (Torahless), I never knew
It’s also needful
to know the Instructions of God to Israel in the dispersion amongst the nations of the world, which is a study I’m reviewing
now from the writings of “Jews Against Zioinism” from Monsey, NY. They have much to say against
the Jewish Zionists to be a very evil influence that has no part in the Torah of God. How much have Jews
been lead away by Zionists from the paths God declared they were to live in the despora? As Yeshua said:
all has to be fulfilled. How can believers in God, the one true God, who seek to worship Him alone, find
accord to support faithful Jews in spite of the Zionists? Surely we should give ear to their cries and
pleadings and warnings.
5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers
every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6 Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats
meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for
ourselves alone. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong
to the Lord. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and
God, at Creation, distinguish and set aside the Seventh Day as holy? In the Ten Decrees given by God as
Sinai, did God restate the importance to keep the Seventh Day holy and distinguished from the secular six days that preceded
it? Did He say that we are to accomplish our work in six days, but the Seventh Day is Holy and a day of
rest from labor/work? If God gave this decree to all present at Sinai – Jew and Gentile – keeping
the Sabbath holy is for all who claim to believe God. The Sabbath was given as an everlasting ordinance
– not temporary until the cross. Yeshua taught keeping the Sabbath. The distinction
given in his teachings is to know it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath – through preserving life and through healing
or rescuing from danger.
God also gave appointed times in various special days that have distinction between Jew and non-Jew.
For example, God gave the Passover, but a non-Jew was not to partake of it with a Jewish family unless they had been
circumcised. Another would be the feast of Tabernacles – Jew and Gentile were to keep it, as it was
a reminder of God leading them both out of Egypt to freedom to worship Him alone the One True God. These
matters are needful to look into further, once our hearts and minds are freed from the lies taught by Paul. If
God declared differently than Paul – be advised – God is allowing us to be tested – to see if we will obey
Him – or not! As for me – I’m through with Paul. I’m putting
this information out there so you don’t have to be ignorant as others – this information is for those searching
for and seeking TRUTH given by God and Yeshua. Also review Matthew (HGOM) and see why Yeshua rose from
the dead. God is the God of the living and the dead, and Yeshua never claimed to be divine or God or a
literal half-God, half man. As “son of man” he was mortal – God raised him up and he
ascended to the right hand of the Power on High as prophesied in Daniel.
10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister[a]? Or why do you treat them
with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written:
“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”[b]
12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.
13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling
block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
14 I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing
is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 15 If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you
are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. 16 Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but
of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and
receives human approval.
No man has the authority or right to set aside any word of God – not Moses, Jesus or Paul.
Don’t let what God said is good be called evil. Don’t let the judgment God commanded
be used to be set aside for anyone claiming to speak on behalf of God. See if they tell the truth –
See if they tell you to set aside what God said those who love Him will do – see if they speak according to the Law
and the Testimony – or not. If you choose to disbelieve God – don’t blame God for your
disbelief and disobedience. The kingdom of God is about those who believe and obey God. Those
who follow their own hearts have not humbled themselves before God. The “Spirit” will not testify
against the words of God – so beware thinking you are following God by doing as Paul says – you are likely just
going to be as ignorant as he was and be following your own imaginations/interpretations of Paul and thinking
it is God speaking to you.
19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to
mutual edification. 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to
eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.
21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else
that will cause your brother or sister to fall.
It’s far better to know the one true God and what His will and blessing are.
Did the true prophets cower in the face of the false prophets? Do true prophets believe false prophets?
One does not need to be a prophet or “spiritual” to see Paul was a total ignoramus who came to lead people
away from God given truth – to believe lies.
22 So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and
God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating
is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
God defined sin – not Paul. Yeshua affirmed
that his disciples will live by every word of God – and being humble before God is to accept His judgments to be completely
true and reliable. What God said is sin is sin. What God said is just and right.
It is not about what we believe, unless we believe what God said. Rather than pretend it is about
human individual opinions – it’s time to re-investigate what God said sin is and stop pretending that what we
think is more valid than the word and decree of God.
The passage from Isaiah 45:23 is true, but Paul is not using it uprightly.
Since every knee will bow – it’s better to repent and believe God now than after it is too late.
“Choose life that you may live.”
a. Romans 14:10 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family;
also in verses 13, 15 and 21.
b. Romans 14:11 Isaiah 45:23
c. Romans 14:23 Some manuscripts place 16:25-27 here; others after 15:33.
After many years of studying Pauline letters, particularly Romans, as understood by Protestant
and Reformation viewpoints – one thing that helped me understand Paul better was to take what he said one thing at a
time and see if it contains common sense advice and then to double check his material quotes to the Scripture – in particular
the Teachings given by Jesus, which led me to the words of God in the Torah, Prophets and Psalms – as these were well
understood by Jesus and represented very well in his teachings. Since we are reaching the end of Romans
– it might prove helpful to examine each statement by Paul individually so we don’t mentally
draw a blanket over his claims and pretend we understand what he said – we can see if he is making good clear sense
- or not. Mainly to see if he was teaching according to the word of God or not.
1We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and
not to please ourselves.
of who is weak and who is strong is backwards to the Instructions given by God, and often is devoid of acknowledging His stated
standard – the Law and Torah.
of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
Then why did Paul put down the apostles of Jesus and Jewish Christians
who followed the pathway to life as taught by Yeshua?
3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The
insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”[a] 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught
in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Now Paul flips on his head to give a truth. God gave the Torah to
bless and enlighten all who seek to do His will – to elevate us towards Him – to become all we can be –
to be transformed from ignorance to wisdom. We learn from God, as He is our Teacher when we live by His
word and search out His Law as did David – which is well spoken in Psalm 119. If God said we are
capable and responsible to do better and overcome sin, that it not overcome us – why put down the Law as some impossible
feat to know and do – when God said it was not too hard to understand or do? True hope resides in
God being faithful to His Torah and Covenant.
5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same
attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,
6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God spoke clearly when giving the conditions to the Everlasting Covenant. There are those He will bless,
and there are those He holds in judgment – even though judgment is delayed – time and trials in life are what
proves our faithfulness to Him. This is told throughout Jewish history in the Bible. This
is also spoken of in Yeshua’s parables about the Kingdom of God and who were faithful and wise servants.
Both agree that God does not give endurance – that is our responsibility to develop throughout our lives.
If God is the one giving endurance – are those who accept His instruction readily, but fade out and die because
they have little or no root within themselves to sustain doing rightly and justly – is God to blame for their NOT continuing
on in faithfulness? If it is a gift of God – how can He be just to judge the unenduring who turn
from righteousness to do evil? God forbid any man judge God for what the man was responsible to do!
God can give us good instructions, but we have to participate in doing His will! This is the main
problem with the mistranslations of “seed” versus “seeds” – from the beginning God said it is
our responsibility to do justly – to live according to His word. Those who disregard His instruction
as needful are in for a world of hurt when they realize Paul told a story on God that just isn’t so – and as Yeshua
said, those who are anti-Law of God are those he will tell: “Depart from me, I never knew you.” Jesus
said to honor God by doing His will. One either follows the instructions of God and those found true to
His instruction – or one does not. The Law brings life and order. Following the
Teachings given by Yeshua result in living life to be reasonable, just, merciful and blessed of God. Pretending
God has grace towards His enemies is denial of the Covenant and every warning or promise God gave. There
is no accord with truth and lies – and this is the source of great evils for centuries.
7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews[b] on behalf of God’s
truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.
As it is written:
I will praise you among the Gentiles;
I will sing the praises of your name.”[c]
10 Again, it says,
“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”[d]
11 And again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
let all the peoples extol him.”[e]
12 And again, Isaiah says,
“The Root of Jesse will spring up,
one who will arise to rule over
in him the Gentiles will hope.”[f]
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in
him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Paul the Minister to the Gentiles
14 I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness,
filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. 15 Yet I have written you quite boldly on some points to remind you of
them again, because of the grace God gave me
16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles. He gave me the priestly
duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the
17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished
through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit
of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. 20 It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was
not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. 21 Rather, as it is written:
“Those who were not told about him will
those who have not heard will understand.”[g]
22 This is why I have often been hindered from coming to you.
Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome
23 But now that there is no more place for me to work in these regions, and since I have been
longing for many years to visit you, 24 I plan to do so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while passing through and to have you
assist me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while. 25 Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s
people there. 26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people
in Jerusalem. 27 They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’
spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings. 28 So after I have completed this task and have made sure that they have
received this contribution, I will go to Spain and visit you on the way. 29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of
the blessing of Christ.
30 I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by
the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. 31 Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that
the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people there, 32 so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your
company be refreshed. 33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Go back and review comments on what Paul said previously, especially chapters 5-8.
There is no possibility that Paul handled the Holy Scripture uprightly in all his accounts. There
is ample evidence he directly misrepresented the words of God and the Teachings of Yeshua. God does not
elect who is saved and who is unsaved. Each person is responsible for themselves to Him. This
is why Yeshua warned to “be careful who you hear”, because “blind leaders of the blind will both fall into
the ditch.” It is indeed time to discover that we have “inherited falsehoods” that are
useless to accomplish the fact that the Spirit works with the word of God to accomplish what God gave His instructions in
righteousness to accomplish – that we are wise to the pathway of life God gave – and thereby know who speaks according
to His everlasting Covenant – and who does not. Yeshua came to renew the Everlasting Covenant and
to show the Gentiles it is HONORABLE to keep the Decrees of God! Yeshua came to call us from iniquity to
then do what God decreed just and right, or sin, evil and abominations. All things are not lawful
– God said so; Yeshua said so, and so did all the true prophets of God. Believers in Judea, who had
the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, were those who knew the Torah and the Teachings of Yeshua.
a. Romans 15:3 Psalm 69:9
b. Romans 15:8 Greek circumcision
Romans 15:9 2 Samuel 22:50; Psalm 18:49
d. Romans 15:10 Deut. 32:43
e. Romans 15:11 Psalm 117:1
f. Romans 15:12 Isaiah 11:10 (see Septuagint)
Romans 15:21 Isaiah 52:15 (see Septuagint)
1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people
and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.
3 Greet Priscilla[c] and Aquila, my co-workers
in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.
5 Greet also the church that meets at their house.
Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province
6 Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.
7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among[d] the apostles, and they
were in Christ before I was.
The twelve apostles are named in Matthew, and there is no record of Andronicus or Junia – let alone
Paul or Saul or Saulus.
8 Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.
9 Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.
10 Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test.
Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.
11 Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew.
Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
See the link on Paul being
related to the Flavians, which can be found in topical articles at: http:// jesuswordsonly.com/
The Herodions were not Jews.
12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord.
Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman
who has worked very hard in the Lord.
13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother
to me, too.
14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the other
brothers and sisters with them.
15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all
the Lord’s people who are with them.
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the churches of Christ send greetings.
17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your
way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites.
By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you;
but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
Balderdash. It is shown it was Paul who taught a gospel
NOT in accord with the records given by the disciples of Yeshua in Matthew. In fact, the “gospel”
of Paul is not in accord with the Torah, Psalms or Prophets either. This is written that all seekers of
truth will be enabled to see through the lies of Paul and be able to see the truth is that God has grace towards those who
repent and turn to Him wholeheartedly and faithfully abide in His word and the Teachings of Master Yeshua – the one
prophesied of in Genesis 49:10 to be the one to whom the “rule” belongs – attested to by God through his
teachings, miracles, fulfillment of prophecy, giving true prophecy, and ascension to the throne on the right hand of God.
Yeshua taught freedom to love and obey God and live a just and righteous life that will bring God the glory –
Paul taught freedom from the Law and that the Law was a curse, the letter of the Law kills, and that God will hold the righteous
accountable to pay the debt of sinners who will not live by the Instruction of God – but by imagined “spirit”
without the clear, reliable, everlasting and true words of God Almighty.
20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
21 Timothy, my co-worker, sends his greetings to you, as do Lucius, Jason and Sosipater, my fellow Jews.
22 I, Tertius, who wrote down this letter, greet you in the Lord.
23 Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.
Erastus, who is the city’s director
of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings.  [e]
25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel,
the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by
the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from[f] faith— 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.
God gave the Torah to Jew and
Gentile at the same time. Yeshua commanded the same teachings given in Matthew to be given to men of all
nations. Yeshua said all things had to be fulfilled in the Law and Prophets. We can
now know we have inherited lies in the “Christian Bible”, and it is time to repent and return to the pathway God
gave for those who claim Him as their God – those who call upon His NAME.
a. Romans 16:1 Or servant
Romans 16:1 The word deacon refers here to a Christian
designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Phil. 1:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.
Romans 16:3 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla
d. Romans 16:7 Or are esteemed by
Romans 16:24 Some manuscripts include here May the grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.
f. Romans 16:26 Or that is
LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends
of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and wherein is no profit.”
Surely this is because none of
the Roman or Protestant reformers bothered to follow the words of God to make sure writings they put in the New Testament
were in accord with the words of God, as were the Teachings of Yeshua (Jesus). (Deut. 4, 12, 13, 18)