"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets...
but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
- Jesus (Y'shua) Matthew 5:17-19
Basic Hebrew Roots Teachings
Hebrew Names used in videos: Jesus = Yeshua, Yahusha, Yahushua. God = Elohim, Yahovah, Yahweh, Yahuah.
It is a sin to add to or take away from God's Word by suggesting teachings that are not based upon Scripture. This includes the conflicting idea taught by traditional churches that God's laws in the Old Testament are not in effect or they have been done away with, and that we are not obligated to obey them.
[Deuteronomy 4:2; 5:32; 12:32 | Joshua 1:7 | Proverbs 30:5-6]
Who is a false prophet/teacher? Anyone who comes not speaking God's Word, not speaking according to the laws and commands in the Torah (1st 5 books of the Bible) or adding to them or taking away from them. Many traditional churches falsely teach against Paul by saying: Paul taught against obeying the Old Testament laws and commandments of God. This, by the Bible's own definition of a false prophet, would make Paul one. But is this true? Let's hear what Paul has to say.
The Apostle Paul was once arrested for the crime of speaking against the law (Torah). Acts 21:27-28
In Acts 24:14, Paul defends himself against the false charges by saying:
"But this I confess to you, that according to The Way which they call a sect (cult, heresy), so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets." - Acts 24:14 NKJV
Paul wrote: "For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified." - Romans 2:13
The study of the Apostle Paul and his writings can sometimes gets deep because Paul is a deep thinker and some of his writings are "difficult to understand," as the Apostle Peter states. The most common mistake made by readers is to not understand that Paul was a Torah observant disciple of Jesus (Y'shua) and a Torah teacher. Paul taught that the Foundation to the Faith and the basic duty of every disciple was obedience to God and his Laws (Torah). If one does not understand this, they will easily mis-understand Paul. Peter, talking about Paul, said: "some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable (in the Old Testament) distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction." [2 Peter 3:14-18] Paul's "Scriptures" were the Old Testament. The New Testament books did not exist yet.
This gives light to Paul writing in 2 Timothy 3:12-17 that the Foundation to the Faith is the Old Testament.
"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings (Old Testament), which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture (Paul referring to the Old Testament) is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." Today we also have the New Testament books, but it is clear the Foundation for every disciple is, in fact, the Old Testament.
The Pauline Paradox Series