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Jeremiah 16:19

 

“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 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)

 

 

Romans – proof that Paul lied against God and was a Biblical ignoramus.

 

This review will be to investigate if Romans uprightly handled the Doctrine of Jesus (Yeshua) as taught in Matthew, and more specifically, the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  All of the writings of the New Testament should be reviewed with eyes open to the previously given words of God as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible and the Hebrew Scripture – especially as given in the Torah (five books of Moses), because the rest of the Bible is founded on the accounts in Genesis through Deuteronomy.

 

The King James Version is much revised over 400 years, so the NIV will be sited, as it has some of the latest scholarship in translation and has corrected some of the pre-existing errors and archaic language of the KJV.  The source for Romans is from a link to Romans in the NIV as can be found by an internet search, and the text will be noted for review and information purposes throughout.

 

God gave commandments that are to be used to determine if someone claiming to speak on His behalf is telling the truth – or if they prove themselves to NOT be speaking on His behalf.  These are found in Deuteronomy chapters 4, 12, 13 and 18.  The tests regard miracles and prophecies – and primarily focus on whether or not the proclaimer is remaining faithful  to the record of the same God and God given Instruction and Commandment  given to be the manner of faith, belief and life that God said His people are to live by in from Sinai – particularly as contained in the Ten Decrees and associated passages given for His Everlasting Covenant that was ratified by Jew and non-Jew at Sinai. 

 

Comments will be inserted into the text of Romans, but in a different font, so as to avoid confusion and enable comment in order with the claims Paul made in Romans.

 

Details of the premise about Deut. 4, 12, 13 and 18 can be found at:

 

http://www.jesuswordsonly.com/

 

and

 

http://www.onediscipletoanother.org

 

Text of Romans with study notes are from this web site:

 

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/romans/1/

 

Romans 1

 

1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—  [The only record that Paul was “called to be an apostle” is from his own pen.  Where does Acts claim Paul was an apostle?  His first account doesn’t make this claim at all.  It isn’t until Acts 22:21 that we hear Paul’s claim that Jesus said “Depart, for I will send you far from here to the Gentiles.”  There is not even one witness to testify to this but Paul’s word.  The real evidence about Paul will stem from the Instruction of God to see if Paul remains faithful to the Teachings of God and the Commandments of God.]the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a] was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power[b] by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. [Note that the internet source provides NO scriptural support for the claims of Paul regarding “his earthly life” or that Jesus claimed to be “the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead”  In fact, the claims of Jesus in Matthew is to be a mortal man – not a pre-existent “Son of God – which In other writings Paul also claims to be co-Creator of the heavens and earth.”  Israel was declared by God to be His son, and Jesus was the unique one, the one anointed by God to speak on His behalf in calling all men to repent and turn from iniquity (lawlessness). See Jesus’ claim at the end of Matthew to be the one who would ascend to the throne on the right hand of God – as foretold in Daniel.  The false charge was Jesus claimed to be “the Son of God” to be blasphemy because there is only One God – see the Torah and Isaiah 43-45.]Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from[c] faith for his name’s sake. And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.  [God said everything – all -including men – belong to Him, as He is their creator and source of being and that man was created in His image with specific purpose in His creation of the heavens and earth.  Jesus called all men to repent and obey God, and that his teachings are from God.  Proof texts given in the Sermon on the mount and the rest of his teachings prove they are founded upon and in total accord with the words of God in the Hebrew Scripture.  In Matthew the charge of Jesus was to make disciples of him from all nations – not just Jews.  The twelve apostles were already making disciples – so Jesus had no need to send Paul to do what they were already doing.  None of the chosen apostles of Jesus ever said Paul was an apostle – only Paul’s personal biographer Luke ever implied such – and he never said Paul was either.]

 

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people:

 

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. [It was Rome who gave authority to the Catholic Church, who put Paul into our New Testament records – and persecuted everyone who would not believe the lies of Paul and the Pope.  The murders and persecutions from Rome find no accord with anything Jesus taught or exampled.  If Paul found favor with Rome, it is because he was related to the Roman Flavian family – which is documented at: Jesuswordsonly.com  One only needs to read the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew translation to know those God has grace and peace towards are those who love Him and observe His Commandments to be their manner of life.  God also said those who reject His commandments are His enemies.  Did Paul teach upholding the least of the Commandments of God – as Jesus did?]

 

Paul’s Longing to Visit Rome

 

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you. [Paul, or any other manner of imaginators, can think they are following the “spirit”, but can we also test “spirits” by the Instructions from God to know if they are to be believed or not?  Surely we can judge all by the word of God – and we cannot know the “spirit” of Paul aside from evidence of what he taught and did.  Paul could not have been serving as a messenger of God unless he was upholding every word of God – never defying His instructions, Covenants, Commandments or standards of justice and judging righteously. As for Paul coming to Rome – he came in chains and died there due to his incident at the Temple vows in Acts, and I no longer believe the claims made in Acts either.  In his letters, Paul certainly taught the middle wall of separation was done away with – his disciples defiled the Temple because they believed Paul and disbelieved the word of God.]

 

11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,[d] that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles. [What “spiritual gift” is Paul known for imparting to anyone?  And what “harvest” is Paul hoping to receive from his followers at Rome?  In “Not Paul, but Jesus”, Jeremey Bentham proves Paul’s motives and greed – there is no record he ever gave money to “the poor” at Jerusalem.  Paul can get nipped by a snake in the dark – if it ever happened – and Luke recorded it to aggrandize Paul – no – he never gave them a thin dime – his “harvest” was money.]

 

14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.

 

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[e] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”[f] 

 

God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity

 

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

 

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

 

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

 

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

 

28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 1:3 Or who according to the flesh

 

b.    Romans 1:4 Or was declared with power to be the Son of God

 

c.    Romans 1:5 Or that is

 

d.    Romans 1:13 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 7:1, 4; 8:12, 29; 10:1; 11:25; 12:1; 15:14, 30; 16:14, 17.

 

e.    Romans 1:17 Or is from faith to faith

 

f.     Romans 1:17 Hab. 2:4

 

One Disciple to Another review comments:

 

1:1-7.  Note that no supporting passages are cited to support the gospel as taught by Paul in Romans subtext comments to support it in any of the gospel accounts in the New Testament – let alone the need to find alignment to the teachings of Jesus in Matthew.  The supporting passages are to writings attributed to Paul, and per the Instruction of Jesus and God, the teachings would have to find total accord with theirs.  Since no verifying witness is provided, the standard God gave is violated, as even Jesus said if he testified to himself, without supporting testimony – his testimony would not be true.  So how can we accept the testimony of Paul without like supporting witness as is found in Jesus’ teachings?  It is needful to keep the gospel of Matthew in mind, as the Hebrew gospel of Matthew was accepted by the Jerusalem Church before 40 CE.  Since the HGOM predates Paul’s letters, it could have provided needful information to Paul of what Yeshua (Jesus) taught his disciples.  If Paul was teaching as Jesus taught when he claims the gospel of salvation by grace through faith – we must  note who Paul claimed to teach obedience to, and then double check what God and Yeshua had to say to us and see if Paul remained true to the “tests” God commanded we use. This is vital to keep in mind as we review Romans.  Jesus taught that faith results in obedience and is one of the weightier matters of the Law, and obedience is to be doing the will of God, as stated in the Everlasting Covenant and supporting Scripture in the Torah, Prophets and Psalms.  Jesus taught nothing new, and his teachings can be found in accord with the instructions of God and the rest of the Holy Scripture of his day (Dead Sea Scrolls and Hebrew Scripture).  Can the teachings of Paul also be shown to be true to God as were the Teachings of Jesus in Matthew? 

 

A side thought is what Paul claims of the Spirit.  Was Jesus’ birth said to have been accomplished by the Spirit, as Mary had known no man? (HGOM and GGOM).  Which gospel claims Yeshua was resurrected by the Holy Spirit?  through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power[b] by his resurrection from the dead.”  God showed Jesus as approved and to be representing him by the miracles he performed – they are but one of the proofs God gave to him – as God also did through Moses and other prophets.

 

What did God say at Sinai about those who love Him and keep His commandments?  His words from Sinai are very clear to define who He says love Him, as well as who are His enemies – in the first of the Ten Decrees.  Let’s keep the words of God in mind as we review the claims of Saul/Paul.

 

From web site onediscipletoanother.org, as found in the Hebrew to English translation.

 

Exodus 20: 1-14 (SE); “God spoke all these statements, saying: I am YHVH your God, who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.  (the children of Israel and a multitude of nations left Egypt together to serve the One True God)

 

1.        “You shall not recognize the gods of others in My presence. {{According to Rabbi Tovia Singer, this literally says in Hebrew, “You shall not put another god on My face” and in effect this is what the Trinity Doctrine does.}} You shall not make yourself a carved image nor any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or on the earth below or in the water beneath the earth.  You shall not prostrate yourself to them nor worship them, for I am YHVH your God – a zealous God, who visits the sin of fathers upon children to the third and fourth generations, for My enemies; but who shows kindness for thousands to those who love Me and observe My commandments.”  {{Those who love Me – not just Israel.  Jesus taught to worship God and pray to God, and incidentally, God said that He alone is “Savior”, and there is no other.  This is why we must stop worshipping Jesus as God: to do so is to not do the truth}}

 

2.       “You shall not take the Name of YHVH, your God, in vain, for YHVH will not absolve anyone who takes His Name in vain.” 

 

3.       “Remember to keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it.  Six days shall you work and accomplish all your work; but the seventh day is Sabbath to YHVH your God; you shall not do any work – you, your son, your daughter, your slave, your maidservant, your animal, and your covert within your gates – for in six days YHVH made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.  Therefore, YHVH blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it.”

 

4.       “Honor your father and your mother, so that your days will be lengthened upon the land that YHVH, your God, gives you.”

 

5.       “You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness against your fellow.”

 

6.       “You shall not covet your fellow’s house.  You shall not covet your fellow’s wife, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your fellow.”

 

The entire people saw the thunder and the flames, the sound of the shofar and the smoking mountain; the people saw and trembled and stood from afar.  They said to Moses, “You speak to us and we shall hear; let God not speak to us lest we die.”  Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for in order to elevate you has God come; so that awe of Him shall be upon your faces, so that you shall not sin.” {{The Law was given to bless (elevate means to bring them closer to God) those who take the NAME of God as their God – to be His people.  The Law was to be the accepted standard for life and justice – the curse was for those who rejected the Law to be their manner of life and justice in serving God – that was the “blessing and the curse” – read it again for yourself and see that Paul totally misrepresented those words of God as he did others.}}

 

 

 

Romans 2

 

God’s Righteous Judgment

1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. {The Law is the set standard for living justly.  It’s a common ploy of a guilty person to accuse another of what they do – as we’ve all seen in the Democratic Party and Deep State accusing Trump of collusion with the Russians, when in fact, they are the ones who were colluding against Trump and the people of the United States of America.  Read your Bible.  Revisit the words of God in Isaiah 1 and Ezekiel 18.  Note that many have never testified falsely, stolen from another, committed adultery, or been idol worshippers.  Few are likely to have gone around coveting the property of others – why covet when you can earn your own money and buy what you want?  Paul is making blanket false accusations – which is what Satan does – as “satan” means accuser – and from what I’ve observed so far – a false accuser.  Paul gave no proof to show his charges against everyone were true.  Even if one were to violate a commandment of God, God commanded forgiveness when the conditions for forgiveness were fulfilled!  Repeatedly He said: “And so he shall be forgiven.”  It was those who refused to forgive when God said to forgive that were “cut off”, not the penitent sinner.} Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?

Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

{No, God did not forgive without 

repentance – read the Torah – see what God actually said!  Forgiveness follows repentance – not the other way around!!!  Paul has reversed the ways of God!!}

 

At this point it will be necessary to interject comments into the text because Paul is making so many false presumptions against the words of God and the teachings of Yeshua.  To understand the gospel message of Yeshua it is necessary to first read and comprehend the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew to know what he taught.  This is the link to the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and supporting texts from the pre-existing Hebrew Scripture of his day – which WAS NOT the Greek Old Testament. http://www.onediscipletoanother.org/id6.html

 

The core Teachings of Yeshua are in the Sermon on the Mount, so at least review chapters 5-7 to know them, as Paul is defying them already.  Yeshua’s teaching was in accord with the words of God.  We are to judge according to the judgment God gave us from Sinai and through Moses – and accept that Yeshua was giving their proper interpretation and application to the lives of his disciples.  If we judge in accord to the words of God – it is doing the will of God – it is accepting His judgments, as we also accept what He declared just restitution to be performed by those who “keep His word”, and as He decreed: “And so he shall be forgiven” – repeatedly commanded by God in Leviticus.  If we judge not according to His decree and justice, we are spurning or ignoring His justice and mode of maintaining an orderly, just and merciful society among those who claim His NAME.  Judgment is part of the commandments of God so that we can be found by Him to have been living justly, to have loved mercy, and to have been walking humbly with our God through the obvious TRUTH that He decreed we use for our manner of life to possess His kindness and to also reside in His love and care.  All the ways of God are pure, just and true – He gave us wonderful standards to live by.  Read Psalm 119 and see what David had to say about the Law of God.  No wonder God said David was a man who was approved by Him, and man after His own heart – and God does weigh the hearts of men.

 

 

 

But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. {God revealed Himself and His Instruction in Righteousness at Sinai and supporting Scripture!  There is no waiting to know what God has already revealed!  It appears to be Paul and his disciples who will be in for a stark awakening to the Truth of God and His faithfulness to His word and covenant.  If the Bereans had Romans and Galatians in their hands, we should be able to see that what Paul said is NOT according to the word of God or Jesus’ teachings from God.  Dare we judge Paul according to the word of God – and according to the teachings of Jesus in Matthew?}God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a] To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.

 

God deserves all the glory and honor – according to God and the Teachings of Yeshua (Jesus).  Those who place their judgments above what God decreed – by either ignoring, adding to, or subtracting from His stated standards given to live by are those who are not being faithful to God.  This is why Yeshua’s first Teaching is that “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”  As for “First to the Jew, then to the Gentile”, both were present at Sinai, both ratified the Everlasting Covenant at the same time, and the same Law was for all men and includes distinction for some things between the offspring of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but in matters of living justly and loving mercy – the Covenant has certain conditions and was never unconditional.  It is because God does not show favoritism that both were present at Sinai.  It is because of the promise of God to Abraham’s descendants that possession of the land was for the children of Israel.  As for the instruction of God, He said, regarding keeping the Law: “Choose life, that ye might live!”  When God gave the Covenant at Sinai, it was to bless men of all nations!!!

 

12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

 

In these verses Paul brushes up against a truth that is universal and then takes his train off the tracks – very odd indeed.  Regarding the Law, God declared it very near to them.  The most obvious thing would be to consider the last five of the Ten Declarations being in our nature to keep, as we know when we have been wronged, and should therefore not do to others what we would consider to have been a wrong against us: false testimony against us, murder of a loved one, stealing that which belongs to us, defiling the marriage bed, or others being jealous of our possessions and looking for ways to take them from us or to treat us badly because they don’t have what we have – which could well lead to a number of wrongs.  In this limited sense the Law God declared is very near us if we have not been so abused as to deny what is built into us by our Maker.  One Law is for all and most people will have heard the shortened version of the Ten Commandments and never pondered the full account as given by God.  In a normal state of humanity people can live upright lives and not commit evil, but do they realize that God, who created man, is the one that they can thank for creating us in His image – above all the other creations of the earth to posses an innate sense of right and wrong and morality and capable to define some system of justice? 

 

These matters are unique to humans of all the creatures on earth, and man is at his lowest when he denies his higher self to then behave as a mere animal.  These things are to take place during our lives if we open our eyes to observe reality.  If these things take place in our lives – and the lives of others for thousands of years – how is it that Paul says: “16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.”?  The Torah is no “secret”.  Matthew is no “secret.”  God was open and transparent to give us just and reasonable standards to live and judge by – that we do the truth by relying on His revealed Standards/Law.

 

 

 

The Jews and the Law

 

17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”[b]

 

I’m continually surprised of the respect for Paul that was drilled and beaten into me as a child – perhaps this is why I have so little regard towards his writings and write these reviews today – to free others of trusting in his nonsense and lies against God and those that God says  should be  considered to be “My people.”  I don’t think Paul/Saul capable to handle any God given principle uprightly in any of his writings, but perhaps one will be found.  Do all teachers of the Law commit such sins?!  Evil characters exist in Christianity, Judaism and Islam – if evil is what God declared to be evil – if the word of God is true – but no one should brand all as evil because all are not evil and all do not reject His word.  As Ezekiel 18 clearly says, each person is responsible for their own sins.  If God declared this through Ezekiel, who was a true prophet, we should exercise judgment to not condemn those that God said are “My people” – whether Jew or non-Jew.  Israel is a nation before God.  Other nations come and go – and God has no regard for nations – but does regard what each man does – whether he will obey God – or not.  The references to this section include Isaiah and Ezekiel.  Paul would have done well to support that thousands of people have lived just and righteous lives in the eyes of God and encourage all to repent to do the will of God with all their heart, mind, body, soul and strength.  As for Jews – they don’t believe Christians account of Jesus because Christians deny the Laws of God and have altered their  Hebrew Scripture.  If you don’t believe the book of Mormon because it doesn’t keep to the Christian Bible – you should easily see why Jews don’t believe Christians when they have altered the words of God and pretend their account is true because the Pope declared it so and publishers published it as a “Bible”.  Both Isaiah and Ezekiel wrote their message to a fallen and corrupted Israel.  To judge all Jews today for the sins of their “fathers” is to violate Ezekiel 18 and the Law.  Also, God has not been without grace towards man since the “fall”, as told to Cain, Noah, giving His Covenant through Moses, and through Ezekiel, the evil man who turns to do righteousness will be forgiven as though the sins were not committed, just as the righteous man who turns from his righteousness to then do evil – his righteousness will not be remembered.  In the Hebrew gospel of Matthew, Yeshua taught the same principles about forgiveness as had been revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures.  The idea some Christains have of “eternal security” or “once saved, always saved” is in direct opposition to the decree and word of God.   To the unsuspecting Paul seems to be someone to believe, but after a life of trying to live by his standards – I can certainly testify against every one of his writings to have twisted the word of God and to be nothing but the imaginations of a deluded man.

 

25 Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. 26 So then, if those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? 27 The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the[c] written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker.

 

As God declared when giving the Law, there is one Law for both the circumcised and the uncircumcised.  The Law is the conditions for the Everlasting Covenant made and ratified at Sinai by the Children of Israel and the “multitude of nations” preserved by God from Egypt to Sinai.  Yes, if we observe the Law – whether Jewish, or not – we reside in the kindness and promises of God.  If we break the Law – whether Jewish,  or not – we bring judgment upon ourselves as noted in the Law.  God made distinctions in the Law that show breaking particular matters have different consequences, depending on the severity of the matter broken – the penalties were not universal condemnation and eternal damnation for minor issues and also often for more significant infringements against the Everlasting Covenant standards.  The matter is that all who call upon His NAME as their God are to make the Law the universal manner of life Guide for us as He gave it – not altering it to either diminish or add to it.  In fact, circumcision was no aid to a Jew who broke the Law, but to be a Jew and not be circumcised was to break the Law – in fact circumcision is a pre-Law condition as it was given to Abraham and reaffirmed in the Law.  So to be a Lawkeeper requires the system of justice as commanded by God, including the provisions for mercy – as given by God – such as Joseph not desiring to put away Mary.  Note that God is specific to say what sin is, and in Paul we have nothing but imaginations such as what is “expedient” or that whatever one believes to be a sin is a sin – regardless of what God declared!!  Although God never commanded perfection to attain to His glory to any man, this is what we hear from Paul in “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.  Paul was truly a very tricky character and the likely source of most all divisions in Christianly have some root in a doctrine from Paul.  Just look at the Doctrinal Statements for each different Church or Sect of Christianity and how many supporting passages are from Paul – rather than the words of God and the Anointed One – “Son of man”.

 

28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. 29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.

 

Keeping the Law was universal to all God said are “My people” – whether Jewish, or not – this is clearly the only conclusion that agrees with the words of God.  If you don’t believe it – prove it by the words of God in the Hebrew Scripture and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.  The Christian published Bible is not reliable enough to trust in many passages.  See “Let’s Get Biblical” volumes 1 and 2.  Watch some of Rabbi Tovia Singer’s videos on Youtube.  Singer makes many good points to prove the matter, but do keep the Teachings of Yeshua in Matthew front and center as you consider what Singer says.  Recall the words of God in the Ten Decrees – Paul is testifying against God.  God wrote the Ten Decrees on stone – not a material that decomposes and passes away with time.  The Law is the standard those of God will observe to do.

 

29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.”  In this verse Paul says it is the “Spirit” who circumcises the heart.  Ezekiel 37 says God gave His Spirit to write the Law upon the heart as an aid to keep it.  Did God not say that He gives His Spirit to those who obey Him?  Obey what?  Obey the manner of life that God says His people will live – the Law.  Obedience is to grow in our knowledge of the will of God and to continue in our faithfulness to make His will to be our will.  This is our work: to believe God and repent to live just and reasonable lives that are in accord with His Everlasting Covenant – and as Yeshua taught – to “live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God; and in his prayer that “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”  To be a “Jew” is to be of the seed of the flesh of Abraham.  Get a genetic test kit to see if you are a Jew or not – it’s that simple for us today.  Then do as God taught and commanded.  A note regarding the footnotes – see the DSSB and Hebrew Scriptures.  The Septuagint (LXX) was not accepted by Jews because it was poorly done – reality is not what we have been taught.  Our scholars have failed us.  The Jewish translation to Greek of the Hebrew Scripture was only the Torah and did not include Isaiah or Ezekiel, and it was burned in a fire long ago.  The Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, which preceded the Greek translation and alteration, used the Hebrew Scriptures, not the LXX.  Due to the texts that are mistranslated in the LXX (Greek), there is no doubt in my mind that the LXX is a work of disciples of Paul – not Jews who knew the Hebrew language.

 

 

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 2:6 Psalm 62:12; Prov. 24:12

 

b.    Romans 2:24 Isaiah 52:5 (see Septuagint); Ezek. 36:20,22

 

c.    Romans 2:27 Or who, by means of a

 

 

 

Romans 3

 

God’s Faithfulness

 

1What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.

 

What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written:

 

“So that you may be proved right when you speak
    and prevail when you judge.”
[a]

 

But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.) Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?” Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just!

 

No One Is Righteous

 

What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:

 

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11     there is no one who understands;
    there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
    they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
    not even one.”
[b]
13 “Their throats are open graves;
    their tongues practice deceit.”
[c]
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
[d]
14     “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”[e]
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16     ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know.”[f]
18     “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”[g]

 

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

 

Well, I’ve never been able to note anywhere God said any such thing.  The Teachings of Jesus were noted in “One Disciple to Another” to have many references to the Hebrew Scripture that says the opposite, that keeping the conditions to the Everlasting Covenant is our righteousness – whether Jew or Gentile.  We need to observe what God said sin is if we desire to honor God as true.  We also need to note what God declared holy, and also what God declared to be evil, as He said to “do no evil.”  One should easily see that the words of God are His “gracious instruction in righteousness.”  Ignorance is no excuse from the Law.  Jesus said his disciples are to keep the Law, and that unless our righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees of his day that we cannot enter the kingdom of God by ANY means!  Is Paul teaching something different?  Has no one else read the Torah?!  Paul’s accounting of his gospel seems to be “fake News”, not true religion that lives by the word of God.  How is one to reconcile this passage of Paul to Ezekiel 18, or other places where Paul is defying the words of God?  I doubt one can find a Jewish Rabbi that would consider Paul anything but a biblical ignoramus or a bold two-faced liar.  Should you find one who doesn’t, you should greatly question his being honest with you.

 

Righteousness Through Faith

 

21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[h] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[i] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

 

27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. 28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

 

Yeshua scolded the religious leaders of his day for majoring in minors (tithing) and neglecting weightier matters of the Law – which absolutely included faith.  Faith is of the Law.  Jesus said when we do the will of God that our good deeds are to be observed by others so that they will glorify God – not for our boasting!  God, Yeshua and all the Law, Prophets and Psalms affirm that if one loves God, one must observe His instruction in righteousness.  The first commandment says those who are the enemies of God are those who reject His law.  Paul is lying here – if God is true.  Paul is doing nothing but the work of Satan – trying to cause you to think God said other than He clearly said, as well as testifying against the Gospel as taught by Jesus!  You are not an illiterate soul if you are reading this.  Don’t take my word for it – read your Bible – do some study – as we’ve been lied to by “Christian” scholars and publishers.  If you want to pay to hear the message to hell – by all means – ignore the words of God!  However – ignorance is no excuse, as the time for ignorance has long passed.  Looks like the time of the Gentiles is up, as they reject the instruction of God and that Prophet – to believe the nonsense of Paul and Rome.  Am I to be considered a liar because I’m telling the truth on God and Jesus?  Will you also hate the truth taught by Jesus?  Do you want to remain in the dark prison houses manufactured to keep you deluded from the Truth?

 

In which Gospel did Jesus declare himself to be the blood sacrifice for the sins of mankind?  In which prophecy did God declare He would make His only Son to be a sacrifice for the sins of mankind?  How can this be true if God said those of Israel who offered the fruit of their body for the sins of their souls to have been evil – and done that which had never entered the mind of God?  God said so – so if it had NEVER entered His mind – then how is Jesus “the lamb slain from the foundation of the world”?  In which prophecy does God declare “that prophet” or “the son of man” or “the son of David” to be a sin offering for the world to excuse all who believe such nonsense?!  Do tell – and search it out to the Hebrew Scripture, Dead Sea Scrolls and the original Zodiac, Enoch, Job and Jubilees!  Paul is a liar, and if he knew Hebrew, he lied about it – as “seed” is always plural – not singular as taught in his nonsense gospel of pretended grace.  No wonder Yeshua declared he will tell many “depart from me, ye who reject the Torah”, as “anomia” *iniquity is to be against or without the Torah (Law).

 

28 For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.”  This is certainly not the word of God or Jesus, or any Prophet approved by God.  God said it is by works – living as He said to – that we are justified in His sight.  As James said: “faith without works is dead.”

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 3:4 Psalm 51:4

 

b.    Romans 3:12 Psalms 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Eccles. 7:20

 

c.    Romans 3:13 Psalm 5:9

 

d.    Romans 3:13 Psalm 140:3

 

e.    Romans 3:14 Psalm 10:7 (see Septuagint)

 

f.     Romans 3:17 Isaiah 59:7,8

 

g.    Romans 3:18 Psalm 36:1

 

h.    Romans 3:22 Or through the faithfulness of

 

i.      Romans 3:25 The Greek for sacrifice of atonement refers to the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant (see Lev. 16:15,16).

 

By all means – read all these support passages – in their entirety – and stop “cut and paste” religion that pits one verse against what God declared.  Read Psalm 1, 2 and 119.  Read Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel – read them all and see if you can find any support for what Paul taught!  As Yeshua taught: blind leaders and blind followers will all fall in the ditch.

 

Paul lied in Galatians: 

 

http://www.onediscipletoanother.org/id2.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romans 4

 

Abraham Justified by Faith

 

1What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

 

What does Scripture say is the reason God found Abraham faithful to Him, that the promise continue through his son Isaac?  Genesis 26: 2-5 defies this claim of Paul.  Read your Bible – in fact, get the Hebrew Scriptures that you rid yourself of Christian perversions of the Holy Scripture that altered any word of God.  Genesis 15 is about Abraham having and heir.  Genesis 17 is about the promise to bless all the nations through his seed – which was fulfilled at Sinai.

 

“Jehovah appeared to him and said, “Do not descend to Egypt; dwell in the land that I shall indicate to you.  Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you; for to  you and your offspring will I give all these lands, and establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father: ‘I will increase your offspring like the stars of the heavens; and will give to your offspring all these lands’; 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.”

 

Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

 

“Blessed are those
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
[b]

 

Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. 10 Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before! 11 And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. 12 And he is then also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also follow in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

 

13 It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14 For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, 15 because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.

 

16 Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17 As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”[c] He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.

 

18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”[d] 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 4:3 Gen. 15:6; also in verse 22

 

b.    Romans 4:8 Psalm 32:1,2

 

c.    Romans 4:17 Gen. 17:5

 

d.    Romans 4:18 Gen. 15:5

 

Abraham believed and obeyed God; Abraham was not justified before God by faith alone or grace alone – but by faithfully doing as God instructed him.  David never said God justifies His enemies – in fact, no where did God say such a thing.  Prove this wrong if you can – but do so by uprightly handling every word of God as given in the Hebrew Scriptures.  If Jesus taught salvation by mere belief and trust in his death on the cross – why did he teach the need to repent and do as God instructed – to keep His commandments faithfully?  Paul did nothing but twist the word of God to make up his lies.  Carefully note how absent the words of Yeshua are in the writings of Saul.  The best accounts of the Teachings of Yeshua are in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, which was written before 40 CE by his chosen emissaries, the apostles – the original disciples who were direct witnesses to his teachings, miracles, death, resurrection and ascent to Heaven to sit on the throne on the right hand of the Power on High – the Ancient of Days spoken of in Daniel.  Most importantly – no where in the Holy Scripture does God justify the ungodly.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZhAEzsr11w

See the above link - a Jewish Rabbi exposes the lies of Paul VS the truth given by God Almightly. 

 

Romans 5

 

Peace and Hope

 

1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

 

God gives His Spirit to those who do His will – to those who obey Him.  Ezekiel 37 is clear to say God gave the Spirit to write His words on our hearts to help us do them – not to excuse us from His instruction. We can hope in lies, or we can hope in the goodness of God towards those who observe His word that they might do it and make His instruction to be their manner and guide in life – to trust in His kindness towards those who love Him and keep His commandments.  See Exodus 20.  God defined love in the first commandment, and what Saul says above defies His definition.  Saul is selling nothing but what the old time false prophets taught: Peace! Peace!, yet God said there is no peace for the lawless wicked.  The peace of God resides in being faithful to the Everlasting Covenant and the Doctrine of God as taught by Yeshua.  Believe Yeshua, or believe Saul/Paul – but no man can serve two masters.  I’ll choose to believe those who testify according to the words of God.  Note the words of God in Ezekiel 34 about the shepherds that foul the waters of His sheep.  Surely this is exactly what Paul has done to all who trust in his nonsense instead of the just and reliable words of God.  Know it is NOT as taught by Paul – believe the word of God in Ezekiel 18!

 

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Who said we are powerless – aside from Paul?  Did God say we are powerless?  Did any true prophet say those who seek God in spirit and truth are powerless?  For that matter – man was not powerless after the “fall” in Eden.  Rather than being powerless, God clearly told Cain that he was capable and responsible to rule over sin that it not rule over him!  God clearly told Cain that by improving himself that he would be forgiven – elevated.  Read the account in the Hebrew Scripture and the Dead Sea Scrolls.  God made provision to forgive without blood sacrifice.  Read Ezekiel 18.

 

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

Balderdash – this is nonsense.  If Jesus (Yeshua) is our “Lord”, we do as he commanded and instructed – which is to keep the Law and Covenant of God faithfully till death – to grow in producing the fruit that God created us to give to Him! Although everything belongs to Him already, living as He instructed is certainly a blessing to ourselves and to all those we live with, but first that we receive of the kindness and blessing of God Almighty.  The primary issues exposed in the Teachings of Jesus are these major alterations foisted upon us all for almost 2000 years:

 

1. There is no vicarious or substitutionary atonement – the righteousness of the righteous is not imputed to the ungodly, wicked and sinners who rebel against the Ten Decrees of God.  Neither will God hold the righteous accountable for the sins of the wicked or those who spurn His instruction.

 

2. Yeshua made no claim to be Divine, but clearly spoke of himself as mortal – which is what “son of man” means. 

 

3.  The godly life is a process of growing – not something attained by a mere prayer any more than eating a magic cracker or sipping from a magic cup.

 

4.  God never declared man totally depraved because of the “fall” of Adam and Eve – this is a total invention.  Shouldn’t we instead believe the words God spoke to Cain also apply to us?  Seems very reasonable to me.

 

 

 

Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ

 

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

 

God doesn’t apply the sins of one person to another (vicarious atonement) – see Ezekiel 18.

 

13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

 

If there were no Law – how did God judge the world before Noah?  Also, God declares in the Torah that sin in ignorance is still sin and accountable to the person, and that when they discover their sin – then just measures He prescribed are to be followed.  Death was caused by separation from the Tree of Life – not something as Paul describes herein.  Search the Hebrew Holy Scripture and Torah and see if you can find an account that says Adam and Eve “sinned” and doomed all their offspring to depravity.  Such a thought doesn’t exist until Paul perverted the truth and introduced his imaginations and paganization of Christianity.  Live by the words of God – search His words out to the DSS and know the truth has no part in Paul.

 

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

 

“If” is a huge word, considering one cannot find such a teaching from Yeshua as told by his chosen emissaries, the apostles, who wrote Matthew as a collective effort well before 50 CE in Hebrew.  Study out the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew at onediscipletoanother and see that what Paul taught here is non-existent in the account of the apostles of Jesus – who gave us Matthew in the Hebrew – and which was altered in the Greek texts.  God has always had grace towards men – but He has never offered anyone vicarious atonement due to the righteousness of one being imputed to another.  See what Yeshua taught – pay close attention.  See what God commanded – pay close attention.  See what the prophecies foretell of “that prophet” and the “one to whom rule is due” and teaching so that the Gentiles would also consider keeping the Torah or God to be honorable.  Paul makes Jesus to say the words of God are a curse – which is a lie.

 

18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

 

Neither of these premises from Paul are true – in fact, scripture defies them both!

 

20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

God said He gave the Law to bless us and elevate us – to all who would make His Instruction and Decree to be their manner of life, faith, hope and trust.  One Law is for all, so that all might be blessed and abide in His everlasting kindness and that He might be gracious unto all who love Him as shown through their faithfulness to the Everlasting Covenant and the Teachings from Yeshua of the Doctrine of God – as given in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  The Law is inseparable from the Teachings of God and Yeshua.  As God said: “Choose life, that ye may live!”

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 5:1 Many manuscripts let us

 

b.    Romans 5:2 Or let us

 

c.    Romans 5:3 Or let us

 

Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ

 

1What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

 

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

 

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

 

11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

 

This chapter presents a number of false reasonings regarding sin and the role Yeshua has to his disciples.  In the gospel account the call is to first repent and turn to do righteousness as defined by the word of God.  Recall that God has always accepted those who repent and turn to do what He declared just and right – to live reasonable lives before God and man.  If this is the case – according to God and Yeshua – what is this that Paul is teaching that we die when we are baptized?  Yeshua was baptized, and per the gospel baptism was first done by John as the baptism of repentance to then be forgiven as we then do the will of God that we neglected to do beforehand.  John’s teachings were very simple – nothing hard to do or understand.  Baptism was first given in the Law for priests to wash themselves ritually before donning their priestly garments to serve God and the people in the Temple.  Some have called baptism the “outward sign of inward grace,” and this might be a way to look at it.  It would also be valid to view it as the time we make public profession of our faith and intent to faithfulness towards God in following in the footsteps and teachings of Yeshua, as he was also baptized to “fulfill all righteousness.”   No where did John or Yeshua or any of the Torah indicate baptism had anything to do with death or resurrection.  Millions have been baptized that it clearly had no impact on their life to then do righteousness because they had died and thereafter “Christ lived within them.”  If we repent, we turn from doing wrong to then do what is right – and it’s a growing process – not an instant remedy that imparts the righteousness of Jesus on us because he is now in us through the rite – as though it was some kind of magical rite or incantation.  The heart that turns to live uprightly before God has always been precious in His sight – and doing the will of God brings His blessings, promises and kindness towards us – repentance restores our relationship to God as we then turn to follow in the footsteps of Jesus through being his disciples, just as did the twelve disciples.  As Yeshua said: it is enough to be like him, but how can we be like him and pay no heed to what he said his disciples will do?  Paul never teaches anything practical like explaining how his teachings find harmony with those of Yeshua.  Recall Paul said he was unable to keep the Law, and if this is true, according to God, such a person refuses His instruction; according to Yeshua, such a person is not his disciple, as he taught his disciples to consider it honorable to keep the word and instruction of God.

 

Slaves to Righteousness

 

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

 

19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Yeshua would agree with God, that He gave His instructions to elevate us – that we know His will and not do evil.  The Law is still in effect – regardless of what Paul said.  The matter we’ve been told it must be perfectly keeping 613 commandments has no proof in the word of God or Yeshua.  Neither are there Seven Laws of Noah.  One Law is for all – one Everlasting Covenant is for all who turn to the pathways of life God desires we walk within.  God expects all His people to honor the Covenant Conditions given and ratified at Sinai.  God has not set His word aside as unable to accomplish that for which it was given; to bless us, and – to see if we will do as He commanded – or not.  Judgment has been decreed – Paul cannot annul a single word of God – neither can the Pope, Luther, Westly, Campbell, Joseph Smith, or Ellen White – no one can annul the word and Covenant of God, not even Paul or Billy Graham. Read Psalm 119 and see if you think the Law of God is useful as the Psalm and Torah say it is – or not.  Where in Psalm 119 do we find any accord to the teachings of Paul?  Is our soul restored by knowing we are doing the will of God, and thereby remaining in His sure mercies?

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 6:6 Or be rendered powerless

 

b.    Romans 6:23 Or through

 

Romans 7

 

Released From the Law, Bound to Christ

 

1Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man.

 

So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. For when we were in the realm of the flesh,[a] the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

 

Do you want to trust in dreams? Or reality?  One is an imagination, the other is born out by reality and observable and measurable facts.  One is seen, the other unseen.  God revealed Himself at Sinai.  God showed Yeshua approved by his Teachings, works, death and resurrection – all in accord to His word – if we but correct the false accounts and perversion of His word that were foisted upon mankind by Rome and their followers.  God is not mocked, and certain judgment is decreed towards those who do the works of Satan to falsely accuse others, and who falsely accuse His good word and will towards mankind.  From the first of the Ten Decrees we know that the definition of love for God has observable actions – there is no mystery of who really loves God, and anyone can easily determine who loves God by what they say about His Instructions in Righteousness and warnings to do no evil.  Nothing He asks “My people” to do is too hard to hear, understand or do.  So why is Paul so averse or against the Law as to say that in Christ we are freed from the Law – when Yeshua said his disciples will not even think that he came to loosen or do away with it.  This is but one proof that Matthew is the only valid gospel account: the Sermon on the Mount and it’s obvious ties to teach the Law, Prophets, and Psalms in almost every verse.  Search the teachings of Yeshua out and you should easily see that Paul is not telling us any upright truth of God.  In Paul the Law is a curse and impossible to keep.  As disciples of Yeshua, we are empowered to know the Law is good and recognize those who have altered it or who speak against it are those who have made themselves enemies of God by rejecting His word and declaring what God said is good to be evil and a curse.  Paul taught a gospel of nonsense that has no part in doing the will of God or abiding in His kindness and blessing.  Divisions between Churches all center from false doctrines of Paul – look at each churches Doctrinal Statements and note how many passages of support are from books in the NT written by Paul.  Stop being deluded by lies against God.  God has said we all belong to Him.  Our eyes should be on Him first.  We don’t belong to each other.  We should respect each other and live in equality because He alone is God and the right to “rule” belongs to him to whom it is due (Gen. 49:10).  If Jesus set the rules – it is easily observed Paul is teaching AGAINST Yeshua’s right to rule and inserting lies and declaring them true because he said so.  Determine if you believe God – or not.  Stop the pretending and imaginations of “Spiritual mysteries” and observe the plain truth of God.  No one needs to be “Spiritual” to judge Paul a liar.

 

The Law and Sin

 

What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”[b] But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead. Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

 

This is the biggest pile of crap I’ve ever read.  Where has God said anything like this?  Where has any true prophet spoken these things?  No where, that’s where.  Think back to what God told Cain.  God declared Cain responsible for his own actions and that if he didn’t take control of his own actions that sin would rule over him.  All this passage does is let us know the true relationship Paul has with God – that sin was ruling over Paul – and this was due to his own lack of self-control – and rather than blaming himself for his own actions, Paul blames the Law of God!!!  Paul  interjects his nonsense of “sin deceived me” – when he is self-delusional.  Do you think yourself incapable to do good because God said it was good?  Do you think yourself incapable to not do an evil thing?  Do you believe because the Law says to “do no evil” that all you are capable of from that moment is doing evil because God said to do no evil?  Church is not a hospital for sinners – it is the assembly of called out believers to worship God in spirit and truth.

 

13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.

 

Paul was not dead to anyone but God and speaking the truth of God.  Are the people of God to consider themselves living zombies?!?  God gave the Law – His gracious instructions in righteousness – that we should become wise to reality and living a life that God can bless.  As God said: “Choose life, that ye may live!”  God nor Yeshua ever called anyone to be “Zombies for Jesus.”

 

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

 

Did God sell Cain, or any man, to sin or the Serpent or Satan (accuser)?  No, God said otherwise in warning Cain to not let sin become his ruler!  Paul is providing us all direct evidence from his words to let us know who he belonged to.  Think about it very carefully.  Also, God declared His word is very near to us – within our nature since we were created in His image – to become wise and like Him as humanly possible – by being taught His pathways of justice and righteousness and mercy.  God has instructed just the opposite of what Paul says here – that we are sold out to sin and incapable to do good from our nature.  Did God create Adam in His image – or the image of the fallen angels? (I Enoch and Genesis)  In fact, Yeshua taught that what comes out of the man defiles the man, not what goes into him (speaking of food).  Is our heart our nature – the essence of who we are?  What we do proceeds from within our nature – and we have to deny the reality being created in the image of God to pretend this nonsense of Paul.  I can’t speak for anyone but myself – but it isn’t against me to do good to others as it is within my ability and resources to do.  No – it’s quite easy to do what is good.  No one is perfect, but God has long ago decreed justice in the Torah whenever He decreed: “And so he shall be forgiven.”  It was whoever did not accept the justice of God that was to be “cut off from amongst the brethren.” (Leviticus)  We cannot blame our sin on sin or sinful nature – sin – defying what God said is just and good – comes from within us if we reject the gracious instruction in righteousness – and we have no one to blame but ourselves.  God declared Cain responsible – and thereby gave this knowledge from before the flood.  Once again, as God said: “Choose life that ye may live!”

 

21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

 

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature[d] a slave to the law of sin.

 

Yes, Paul was a wretched man.  Don’t judge me for saying this, as I’m just agreeing with his own assessment of himself.   He spoke honestly when giving us that information!  We all make decisions in life.  We’ve all been lied to when the writings of Paul were put into the Bible and New Testament.  As one passage tells of the Gentiles – we have inherited lies.  Rather than believe the apostle who lies against God – we should choose to abide in the words of Almighty God and the prophet who taught that it is honorable to keep the Instructions of God in the Torah (Isaiah 42).  God did not create Adam to be a slave, but a free man – to rule over and subdue the earth.  As Yeshua said, he is the Christ – and all of us – including the Apostles, are brethren – not rulers or slaves.  Study the Ten Decrees – they are also based on equality.

 

Jeremiah 16:19

 

“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 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)

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 7:5 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.

 

b.    Romans 7:7 Exodus 20:17; Deut. 5:21

 

c.    Romans 7:18 Or my flesh

 

d.    Romans 7:25 Or in the flesh

 

Life Through the Spirit – Romans 8

 

1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[c] And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

 

To be a faithful disciple requires making the Torah and the Teachings (Doctrine of God) as taught by Yeshua to be our guide and manner of life.  If we are faithful to the words of God – doing His will is our righteousness – and it is of Him, as they are His instructions, not of ourselves.  What we do is agree with God’s standards as we do them.  We reform our conscience to be in alignment to His instruction.  It is His word that sanctifies us – that sets us apart to Him.  It is His word that is truth.  It is His will that we seek to do and grow in producing the fruit He desires in our lives as we mature.  When we do good – what is found wanting when we trust in His provisions and opportunities in life?  We look to do good, we spurn evil and association with those who are evil.  There is no evil in the Instructions of God as given at Sinai – only hope, trust and knowing good from evil, or secular from holy.  As we do His good will, we allow His Spirit to write His instruction on our hearts that we do them from our heart..  Nothing required of the “Spirit” to understand any “mysteries”, as God has fully revealed both Himself and His will and His plans towards those who do His will to be very different from those who refuse or reject His instruction.  All the Instructions of God can be observed – we can also observe those who make the claim to be a Christian and who don’t have the proof James spoke of, that he can show his faith by his works.

 

Carefully read Matthew, especially the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew.  Where in all his teachings or the prophesies noted did Yeshua or the Prophets foretell Yeshua was to be a blood sacrifice for the sins of the world as Paul said?  I have yet to find it.  The passages from Isaiah 53 don’t make this claim.  Go back to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish Holy Scripture – read their study editions, such as the 14 volume set from Soncino – many are the claims Christians make for passages that are taken out of context or are absolutely mistranslated or altered in the Greek.  In the sermon of Peter on Pentecost in Acts the point is made that Jesus came to turn us from our iniquities – NOT to excuse our iniquity and promote Torahless living as taught by Paul.  We may pretend all our lives – but one day each of us will give account to God.  Will we be able to do so by the words of a false apostle?  I’d rather do my best to honor the word of God.

 

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

 

These words from Paul prove he was incorporating pagan ideas into Christianity.  Man is a living soul, and our flesh is not the cause of sin.  The “Spirit” doesn’t magically impart the words of God apart from His word.  The Spirit works with the word, just as told in the Creation account of Genesis.  Paul is great evidence to prove the point!  Paul consulted no man to know his gospel – he received it by “revelation” and not man.  There is no accord with the “gospel” of “revelation of Jesus Christ” received by Paul to the Teachings of Jesus.  There is no accord in the accounts from Paul of the Law or Jewish history that find accord to any sound principle or any True Instruction of God or knowledge of His will or Torah – abject ignorance is all Paul was capable of by his “Spirit” and “revelation”.  God is not the author of confusion.  The truth is simple – as with Cain, so with us: If we repent to do rightly (live according to the instructions of God – every word of God – no “cut and paste” options) God will forgive us and elevate us and we can abide in His presence, promises and kindness.  Life brings many tests of our faith – each of us are on an individual journey – but we must agree that we will do our best and get up when we trip or fall and continue on in His pathways.  As told in Exodus, God allows trials to come our way to see if we will obey Him – or not.  Trust in God.  God is good.  His words of life are everlasting and true.  “Thy word is truth”  Even the gospel of John claims “Sanctify them by Thy truth; Thy word is truth.”

 

You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[d] because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of[e] his Spirit who lives in you.

 

If God gives of His Spirit to write Torah on the heart to help us keep His pathways in life (Ezekiel 37), this is not the same as rejecting the Law as unable to do that for which God gave it – in fact – it is declaring God unfaithful and ignorant!  So long as our neighbors can see us, we are not “in the realm of the Spirit.”  Paul sounds more like a deluded mad man than someone who knows enough that we should listen to him.  Who put Paul into our Bibles?  Not God.  God gives life.  There is not a “Trinity” – there is One God – God said so, the Prophets and Psalms say so; and Yeshua definitely said so.  Trinity was developed hundreds of years after Jesus and the Apostles.  Trinity is a pagan belief system – and is found no where in the Holy Scripture.  All will be resurrected – some to receive their rewards from God as due – some to everlasting condemnation.  Since all are to be resurrected to face God and give account for themselves – does the Spirit also dwell in the enemies of God as in the faithful?  Hardly.  Paul was a poor religion inventor – he makes no sense at all and consistently twists or denies the words of God. It’s no wonder Paul is at the center of all Church divisions.

 

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

 

Are we incapable to resist sin or evil?  Must we do evil the more we know the manner of life that God desires we live if we call upon His NAME?  Hardly so. I know many people who will have nothing to do with institutional religion that are among the most moral and just I’ve ever met – and they don’t pretend to live by “the Spirit”, but according to their conscience – and they don’t want to treat others unfairly.  Fact is that much evil is done by those who claim to be “Christians”.  In fact, child predators are adept to search out Churches to accept them as they groom their victims.  Words are cheap.  There is no accord in the Pauline gospel of cheap grace to the Grace God has declared towards those who honor and keep His word faithfully.  If God is the Creator who created Adam in His image, if God created the heavens and the earth – our obligation is to Him by learning the pathway of life He said to live in: “The Holy Way.”

 

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[f] And by him we cry, “Abba,[g] Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

 

Rather we share in the work of Yeshua – that we take his yoke upon us and learn from him.  Being yoked to Yeshua is to work along-side of him – not to ride on his back as a freeloader.  Through discipleship to Yeshua we are freed to obey God, rather than man or man-made imaginations that defy the Instructions of God.

 

Present Suffering and Future Glory

 

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that[h] the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

 

God’s children can be observed by their living as He instructed all men to live.  This is why Yeshua said that men should see our works as good, that God be praised.  Yeshua also said one doesn’t light a candle and put it under a bushel, but it is lit and set in place that it provides light to all in the house – so it is with being able to observe who the children of God are – and who is not, but say they are.  God called Israel His son.  The unique prophet to come, Yeshua, was known as the “son of God” in the same sense, but in a unique and provable role.  No other Jew in all human history has been praised and honored above other men as is Jesus – even though the accounts have been altered, millions point to the Sermon on the Mount as perhaps the best teaching given in all human history.  Also, the angels were called “the sons of God.”  Yet both are spoken of in Scripture to have been created by God – not birthed by God as a physical descendant.  Perhaps the Psalms of David give the best evidence of the hope of those whose trust is in God for all things.

 

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

 

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time”?  Where do we learn this?  I can find no other witness to this being fact in the Holy Scripture or the Teachings of Yeshua.  How can we know what Paul said we all know, when we don’t know and we can’t prove it either?  No, I don’t know – and given the limited view of the “whole creation” in Paul’s day, let alone in our day with the aid of the Hubble Telescope – it is quite unknowable – common sense should cause us to pause and evaluate the claims Paul made – who are the witnesses that prove him true?  I have yet to fine just one – let alone two or more, as God commanded.  Recall Isaiah’s words: “If they speak not according to the Law and the Testimony, there is no light in them.”

 

Also, our hope remains for what God has in store in the restoration, when all things are made new.  What we do on earth – does it bind all creation to our fate from disbelief of the words of God?  There is no need to think God not capable to have populated unknown number of planets, and it is likely that not all refused to believe what He said is true.  Say a race in a universe beyond our sight were to sin and then God bound upon us their due penalty – would God be true to His word to hold the one who sins accountable, and that the righteous will not be held accountable for the sins of the wicked?  I can’t think of a reason in the world why I need to believe anything Paul wrote – let alone the forgeries that pretend his authorship.

 

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

 

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

 

Matthew 20:14 and 22:16 both have Yeshua teaching that “many are called, but few are chosen.”  Romans 8:30 is one of the divisive verses in the NT, as it testifies against these passages from Yeshua in Matthew – formally known as the doctrine of predestination – the passages in Matthew prove Paul to have provided testimony against the Teachings of Yeshua.  Study Bible editions quite often support the teachings of Paul via other places where Paul wrote similar teachings of his gospel.  Is it curious that the on-line edition for the NIV made no mention of this teaching of Jesus that relates directly to verse 30.  It only proves what I’m bringing up is a problem.  God gave standards of testimony or witness.  We need to evaluate the writings of Paul by the words of God – not the rantings and imaginations of a man who defied the Doctrine and Law of God.

 

More Than Conquerors

 

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

 

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
[j]

 

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Better to believe God than any man.  What brings us closer to God – elevates us?  Keeping His commandments as our manner and rule of life and conduct.

 

What separates us from God?  Go back and read the first of the Ten Decrees given by God at Sinai – those who reject His word are His enemies.  If you think God promised what Paul said in Romans 8 – you’d better go back and see what God said. 

 

All things do work for the good of those that love God.  The stories of faithful saints in the Bible repeatedly tell us this – such as Joseph saying to his brothers: “You meant it for evil, but God used it for good.”  God defined love in the First decree to be those who love Him AND keep His commandments.  If you believe otherwise – talk to God about it – read the Torah and see what God had to say – with the focus to do as Yeshua instructed: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”  According to God, love is known by what it does.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 8:2 The Greek is singular; some manuscripts me

 

b.    Romans 8:3 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; also in verses 4-13.

 

c.    Romans 8:3 Or flesh, for sin

 

d.    Romans 8:10 Or you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive

 

e.    Romans 8:11 Some manuscripts bodies through

 

f.     Romans 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.

 

g.    Romans 8:15 Aramaic for father

 

h.    Romans 8:21 Or subjected it in hope. 21 For

 

i.      Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who

 

j.      Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22

 

k.    Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers

 

Romans 9

 

Paul’s Anguish Over Israel

 

1I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 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, 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. 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

 

It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 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] 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. For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”[c] 

 

? Who 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,

 

“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
    and 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;
    and I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one,”
[i]

 

26 and,

 

“In the very place where it was said to them,
    ‘You are not my people,’
    there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’”
[j]

 

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:

 

“Though 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:

 

“Unless the Lord Almighty
    had left us descendants,
we would have become like Sodom,
    we would have been like Gomorrah.”
[l]

 

Israel’s Unbelief

 

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
    and a rock that makes them fall,
    and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

 

Read 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 of Matthew:

 

http://onediscipletoanother.org/id6.html

 

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.

 

Deuteronomy 4

 

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. 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.

 

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, but all of you who held fast to the Lord your God are still alive today.

 

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. 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.” 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? 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?

 

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 to possess.

 

Deuteronomy 12

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deuteronomy 13

 

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, 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,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. (Yeshua never claimed to be God or co-Creator) The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 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). 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.

 

If 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, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. 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.

 

  Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 9:5 Or Messiah, who is over all. God be forever praised! Or Messiah. God who is over all be forever praised!

 

b.    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 Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romans 10

 

1Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

 

Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”[a] 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) “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”[c] (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 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: 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.”

 

“5.  Moses 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..

 

14 How, 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:

 

“Their voice has gone out into all the earth,
    their 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;
    I 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
    to 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.

 

 

 

Footnotes

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romans 11

 

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. 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: “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]? And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[b] So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. 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.  Did not God say He had kept them BECAUSE they had not bowed their knee to Baal, nor kissed him (Baal) I Kings 19:18?  God doesn’t go by grace alone – God said to base our decisions on living by His word and dong no evil.  Honoring another as God that is not God, but falsehood – that is the source of evil.  God warned of the “alien gods” and “gods come lately who are no gods. (Baal and the like)  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.  The one thing God said He will not absolve anyone of is what?  If God is true, this also is important foundational TRUTH – In the Ten Decrees – does God say He will not absolve anyone who takes His NAME in vain?  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.  Paul was not speaking of behalf of God when saying He preserved the 7000 by grace – not that God defies being gracious – but His grace or kindness has purpose.  So will we stand with God and believe He is just – or will we stand behind Paul and pretend the Torah is unjust and a weapon formed against us – to lead us to know we cannot do His will and therefore God sacrificed His only Son to serve as a sin sacrifice that He might gain the ungodly by grace alone or faith without works?  Was Israel pardoned of their evil by their blood sacrifices?  No, as they did not seek to follow the conditions of the Everlasting Covenant ratified at Sinai. 

 

What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened, 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]

 

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 believe and 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.  Why did God say Noah found grace in His eyes?  Because of his living justly in the face of injustice, violence and wickedness that prevailed among the evil souls upon the earth?  God is not unjust or unreasonable or unfaithful to His word or in giving mankind His word via the descendants of Abraham.  Our greatest challenge is to stand up for the unaltered words of God and to reject the altered word and those who  altered it or continue to alter it. (Jeremiah 29:23; “Indeed I know, and am a witness, says the LORD.” And “we have inherited lies and vanity.”  Romans shows this is very true.

 

Ingrafted Branches

 

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 were  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!  The first renewing of the Covenant was done as they entered Canaan.  The 160 CE Aramaic English New Testament has Yeshua 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 bothered 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. (so claims Jewish rabbi Tovia Singer)  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 olive tree!  

 

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:

 

“The deliverer will come from Zion;
    he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Doxology

 

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.  The Law is wisdom and knowledge given by God Himself and are not beyond discovery or understanding!  God said so.  Do you disbelieve God because Paul said His word is too hard to understand or do?  What seems “impossible” in the Sermon on the Mount is viewed “impossible” because the words of Yeshua were altered.  See the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew and carefully note the alteration and the impart it has towards understanding the truth Yeshua spoke.  Yeshua didn’t alter the words of God – the words of Yeshua were altered.  This alone proves John questionable as it testifies that “my words shall by no means pass away”, as they were altered.

 


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?  Matthew 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 has given us to know is what we need – but we cannot say YHVH is our God and then spurn and reject His instruction and commandment (Torah) – 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, according to mankinds God given nature,  was created to live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with Him.  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?  In one hand the discovery of the God given pathway to life and freedom to live life at its fullest – on the other is a life than leads to death and multitudes of problems – which God was true to tell: “Choose life, that ye may live!”  The letters of the Law no more bring death and a curse, than the flesh of a person cause sin – the soul chooses life or death by whether it chooses to trust in God and His faithfulness to His word - or if the soul does not trust the pathway of justice, fairness, mercy and truth given by God.  God is being true to His word to give just recompense to what a person chooses to do.  Paul is creating a “straw-man” argument and evidently has no knowledge of the Torah or God or His word or promises and Covenants.

 

By all means – check out the passages in the footnotes – but do so with eyes open to seek to understand the will of God – especially in context to claims from Paul – see if Paul is taking Jewish scripture in proper context – or if the passage is not being taken in context.  Sometimes study Bibles and Paul use scripture in  a “cute and paste” manner that shows lack of understanding.  Most are hit and miss.  Sometimes they prove mistranslations exist in Christian Bibles.  These kind of things are what made discovery of the truth difficult – not God. 

 

Don’t forget who Yeshua claimed to be in Matthew.  The proof between a true prophet and a false prophet is what they tell you to believe or do – is it in accord with the words of God to Adam and Eve, Cain, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses – the prophets – and finally the teachings of Yeshua in the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew – or is it only true to the Greek to English translation of Matthew?  Come to know the truth, as it will set you free indeed as you are a disciple indeed.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    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

 

f.     Romans 11:27 Or will be

 

g.    Romans 11:27 Isaiah 59:20,21; 27:9 (see Septuagint); Jer. 31:33,34

 

h.    Romans 11:31 Some manuscripts do not have now.

 

i.      Romans 11:33 Or riches and the wisdom and the

 

j.      Romans 11:34 Isaiah 40:13

 

k.    Romans 11:35 Job 41:11

 

Romans 12

 

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. 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

 

For 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. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 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; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if 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.

 

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. 11 Never 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.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 12:6 Or the

 

b.    Romans 12:8 Or to provide for others

 

c.    Romans 12:16 Or willing to do menial work

 

d.    Romans 12:19 Deut. 32:35

 

e.    Romans 12:20 Prov. 25:21,22

 

Submission to Governing Authorities

 

1Let 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. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 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. 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. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

 

This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 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

 

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 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.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 13:9 Exodus 20:13-15,17; Deut. 5:17-19,21

 

b.    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.

 

Romans 14

 

The Weak and the Strong

 

1Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 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. 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.

 

If 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 you.”

 

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.

 

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. 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. For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 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. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

 

Did 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,
‘every knee 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.

 

Romans 15

 

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.

 

Paul’s definition 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.

 

Each 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?

 

 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”[a] 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.

 

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 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.

 

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 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 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:

 

“Therefore 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 the nations;
    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 Holy Spirit.

 

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 see,
    and 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.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 15:3 Psalm 69:9

 

b.    Romans 15:8 Greek circumcision

 

c.    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)

 

g.    Romans 15:21 Isaiah 52:15 (see Septuagint)

 

Romans 16

 

Personal Greetings

 

1I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon[a][b] of the church in Cenchreae. 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.

 

Greet Priscilla[c] and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

 

Greet also the church that meets at their house.

 

Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.

 

Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.

 

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.

 

Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

 

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. [24] [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.

 

Footnotes

 

a.    Romans 16:1 Or servant

 

b.    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.

 

c.    Romans 16:3 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla

 

d.    Romans 16:7 Or are esteemed by

 

e.    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

 

Jeremiah 16:19

 

“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 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)