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We are to walk out the Torah with love for G-d and our neighbor!

by Mark S. Railey
June 18, 2021

Love G-d & love your neighbor was the correction Jesus/Yeshua taught to the world through his life teachings, death, and resurrection. Many people get hung up on this point or that point, claiming Yeshua was not the Messiah because the New Testament account does match their current theological/messianic expectation. Yeshua himself said, "Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him" (Matt. 12:32, Luke 12:10). The point is that behaving treacherously, cursing, puffing yourself up to judge G-d... these blasphemies against Yeshua will be forgiven, but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit/Ruach Hakodesh will not be forgiven. This was the second correction:


Believers are filled with the Ruach Hakodesh/Holy Spirit and are thus eternal inhabitants of Heaven.


Unbelievers, those not filled with the Spirit are not qualified to judge the children of G-d. If you believe in a ranking system, in the eyes of the Eternal Judge, the children of G-d outrank the unbelievers. This is for many reasons including the Torah being written by G-d on the hearts and minds of G-d's children, righteousness- freely given, the right to be called a child of Hashem, etc.


Who are the children of G-d/B'nai Elohei? They are Jews and Gentiles who have been consecrated to G-d by the Ruach Hakodesh/Holy Spirit through the "washing" of their minds and hearts by the Torah (the Word), those who call upon the name of the Lord and thus will be saved. That is, those who both understand and apply Yeshua's message that you are to walk out the Torah with love for G-d and your neighbor!


Closing thought: John Lennon said, "All we need is love!" He was wrong. Some Rabbis might say "All we need is Torah!" That is also wrong. We need both Torah and love. That was Yeshua's teaching.

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