‘Done away with,’ or merely suspended?

Central to Christendom’s argument that the Torah or Law is ‘done away with’ is the obvious fact that there is no Temple and therefore, significant chunks of instruction cannot be carried out.  But, does the absence of a Temple mean God did away with that part of the Law as Christendom believes?  Or, does it simply mean that for the time being part of the Law cannot be obeyed?

What does Scripture say?  jot tittle

Yeshua, when talking about the Torah and the Prophets, said,

…truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not [a]the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

With heaven and earth still clearly here, are there passages in the Law and the Prophets that have not been fulfilled?

To even the most ill informed reader of Scripture, it is clear there are hundreds, maybe a thousand verses/passages that are unfulfilled.  The most perplexing would be the passages promising future Continue reading “‘Done away with,’ or merely suspended?”

Thoughts from B’reisheet

Today began the new year’s cycle of Torah portions.  Our family attended a small fellowship in Columbia and enjoyed participating in a fun discussion/midrash that took a jaunt through Genesis 1:1-6:8, this week’s portion.  We also participated in their ongoing study in both Romans and Joel.  Certainly, a blessed way to spend several hours on a Shabbat!

Following are a couple thoughts from this week and our discussion:

‘God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it….’

“Central to rejecting Creation is the rejection of the seventh day Sabbath.”

I don’t remember who said it, or if that is the exact quote, but that is what I heard as our discussion concerning the creation week touched on evolution Continue reading “Thoughts from B’reisheet”

Pictorial Evidence of Scriptural Truth!!

snow in JerusalemThey say a picture is worth a thousand words…

Well, an acquaintance sent me a picture from Jerusalem, and it tells about a thousand words…

It may be hard to get the message just from this pic, so, here is another of the beautiful snow a couple days ago in Jerusalem.

snow3Here are a couple more interesting and glorious pictures that illustrate the same story, and of course…  the story. Continue reading “Pictorial Evidence of Scriptural Truth!!”