DID YOU KNOW that Christians say one of two things about the Torah: Either it has been abrogated (it was buried with “Jesus”), or that it is for the Jews but not for them?
If either of these is true, then why do they get so upset about whether or not the Ten Commandments (the Ten Words) can be displayed in governmental buildings?
If the Torah is only for the Jews, then the Ten Commandments are not for Christians, for they are the very foundation of the Torah, the five Books of Moses.
The same goes for the belief that the Torah was buried with “Jesus.” If it was buried, and its commands are not to be followed, then how can they claim that the Ten Commandments are to be kept?
The Commandments begin with YHVH saying, “ . . . I am YHVH Elohekka, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”
There is absolutely no doubt that they were given to the children of Israel, so how can Christianity claim the Ten Commandments but totally disregard the rest of the Torah?
And, in claiming the Ten Commandments for Christianity, how can they be so protective of them when they break the Sabbath every single week?
Exodus 20:8-11, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy; six days you shall labor and do all your work; and the seventh day is a Sabbath to YHVH Elohekka; you shall not do any work, you, and your son, and your daughter, your male slave and your slave-girl, and your livestock, and your stranger who is in your gates. For in six days YHVH made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all which is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; on account of this YHVH blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it (set it apart).”
Exodus 31:12-17, “And YHVH spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: “Surely My Sabbath you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am YHVH who sanctifies you (sets you apart). You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes (defiles) it shall surely be put to death, for whoever does work on it that person shall be cut off from among his people. Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to YHVH. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days YHVH made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.” And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of Elohim.
I submit to you that Christianity is following the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church, not The Word of YHVH.
Read the following from the Catholic Almanac,
in the Quick Questions (1994):
“The Sabbath command is the only one of the Ten Commandments which can be altered in any way, because only it is a part of the ceremonial law. This is taught by the Roman Catechism issued after the Council of Trent:
“The other commandments of the Decalogue are precepts of the natural law, obligatory at all times and unalterable. Hence, after the abrogation of the Law of Moses, all the Commandments contained in the two tables are observed by Christians, not indeed because their observance is commanded by Moses, but because they are in conformity with nature which dictates obedience to them.
“This Commandment about the observance of the Sabbath, on the other hand, considered as to the time appointed for its fulfillment, is not fixed and unalterable, but susceptible of change and belongs not to the moral, but the ceremonial law. Neither is it a principle of the natural law; we are not instructed by nature to give external worship to God on that day, rather than on any other. And in fact the Sabbath was kept holy only from the time of Israel from the bondage of Pharaoh.
“The observance of the Sabbath was to be abrogated at the same time as the other Hebrew rites and ceremonies, that is, at the death of Christ . . . Hence St. Paul, in his epistle to the Galatians, when reproving the observers of the mosaic rites, says: ‘You observe days and months and times and years; I am afraid (for) you lest perhaps I have labored in vain amongst you’ [Galatians 4:10]. And he writes to the same effect to the Colossians [Colossians 2:16].”
Note: They are correct in that both verses have the same meaning, but they are in error in teaching that Paul was reproving the observers of the Torah. In fact, Colossians 2:16-17 says, “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a feast day or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of the Moshiach.”
Paul is saying, Let no one criticize you for keeping the feast days, new moons and the Sabbath, which were established by YHVH to teach about the Moshiach
Continuing, another statement about the Sabbath is quoted below from the Catholic Almanac:
“Sunday is often spoken of as ‘the Christian Sabbath,’ but this is not a technical description. Sunday is not a strict replacement for the sabbath (which has been abolished), but a day the Church instituted to fulfill a parallel function . . .”
There were approximately 1,200 years of Catholic teachings prior to Martin Luther’s 95 theses in 1517, when the birth pangs of Protestantism began. Those many years under Catholicism were so ingrained in the minds and hearts of the people, that even until this day the many translations of the Bible reflect those sentiments. These teachings are the foundation of all Protestant churches; and, sadly, they are teaching variations of the Catholic dogma to this very day.
There you have it: the traditions of men versus the Word of YHVH. Whom are you going to choose to believe and follow?