Have you ever thought about what it means to be redeemed? Y’shua as our Kinsman redeemer, redeemed us. How did He do this? We have learned that He paid the redemption price by sacrificing His life. However, how do we reconcile this with the Torah that forbids human sacrifice (Lev 18:21; Deut 18:10-13)? We shall show you through this study how Y’shua atoned for us without being a literal human sacrifice. This is one of the points that anti-missionaries often use to trip believers up. It is therefor important for you to study this too and to share it with others. Without knowledge of the truth, we are easily deceived. “My people perish due to a lack of knowledge…”
Archive for December, 2012
In our continuing investigation into sound Bible study, we now get to the level of interpretation of phrases and/or verses of the Bible. We investigate what is needed to be able to move from the original context to our current context in a sound way. At the same time we need to understand some of the history of interpretation to be able to fully comprehend what the authors of the Apostolic Scriptures are trying to explain to us. How did Y’Shua use these techniques in His teachings? How is it different from the techniques that Paul, the Pharisee, used in his writings. Come test your skills in identifying these techniques!
Being part of the elect makes us vulnerable to a certain extend. We are the ones who could be deceived. Knowing this is a motivation for us to search the Scriptures to ensure that we are not part of those who would be deceived. This article is meant to offer some help in that and at the same time serve as a warning… “therefor let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.”
Have you ever battled to lose weight or to stick to an exercise program? You endure for a while, but then one day in your weakness you eat a chocolate, or you decide to sleep in instead of getting up early to exercise. This first transgression may be the first step to failure depending on how you handle this mishap.
What I have described here is not sin, but these battles we fight every day can be compared to our battle against sin. This battle is a spiritual battle and giving in to temptation could be the first step you take in throwing away your entire life for a moment’s pleasure, as illustrated in the little story above about the flies and the honey.