Our Creator’s Truth vs Man’s Religion
“you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for YHVH your God is testing you to find out if you love YHVH your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 13:3
What do we do when our firmly rooted, lifelong beliefs, do not match up to God’s Original Word? We have to set aside our emotional attachments and candidly hold up every teaching to our Creator’s Perfect, Unchanging, Eternal/Spiritual/True Word, (Torah), Psalm 19:7; Psalm 119:160; Psalm 93:2: Romans 7:14, is life changing.
This was my experience as I began testing my own beliefs to Our Creator’s Way of Truth and Life, (Torah). Still it would take years before I could clearly see just how much I believed was based on what I was taught. Elevating religious leaders had kept me from searching for myself.
“But from there you will seek YHVH (He Is, Was and Always Will Be) your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:12-14; Psalm 119:2; Matthew 7:7…
Why had I believed everything without testing it to the (Torah)? I had heard the insinuations that the Torah was Old, Abolished on the cross and even Corrupted.
Doubt was all it took to keep me from testing everything I heard, the way the Bereans did, Acts 17:11.
The Torah, Prophets and Writings, (TaNaK) were all they had to test if what they were hearing about Jesus (Yehoshua) was true.
Every 1st Century believer, was or converted to the religion of Judaism. They knew the Torah and how to spot a false teaching. No true prophet would add anything to or take away from The Torah, Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:6.
At the council of Jerusalem, Acts 15, Paul, Barnabas and many others, including Simon Peter, saw the fulfillment of Amos 9;11, 12. The nations were turning to God! Still some of the religious leaders were causing difficulty saying they needed to be circumcised in the custom of Moses, Leviticus 12:3, in order to be saved.
The council agreed unanimously with Simon’s suggestion in verses 19, 20, to keep from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, meat that has been strangled meat and from blood. For the Torah of Moses is preached each week in the synagogues.
By the end of the 1st Century the gentiles/nations separated from the religion of Judaism forming their own, Torahless, religion, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Christianity).
Taking away the Holy, (Set Apart) 7th day and adding Sunday. Taking away Passover and adding Easter. Taking away the 7 Festivals and adding Christmas. Taking away Torah and adding their own doctrines.
Without Torah we have no Way or Truth to test a false prophet: Jeremiah 14:14; Jeremiah 23:16; Matthew 7:15; Galatians 1:8,9; Romans 16:17; 2 Corinthians 11:13; 1 John 4:1
The Original Torah and matching Bible verses say The Creator’s Word will never change:
“You shall not add to the Word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of Y’hovah your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:6
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. 18 For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18,43…
“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
Yehovah (He Is, Was and Will Be) Does Test Us.
If we don’t know our Spiritual/Eternal Creator’s Living Torah, Jesus/Yehoshua, meaning, “Yehovah Is Salvation,” we won’t recognize the lies wrapped up in Man’s countless Religious Divisions