CONTRADICTORY?

DID YOU KNOW that John 6:44-45 and John 14:6b-7 sound as if they contradict each other?

One says: “ ‘No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, “And they shall all be taught by YHVH.” Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.’ ” [John 6:44-45]

The other says: “. . .No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” [John 14:6b-7]

They do not contradict each other, for they are two parts of the same plan. The Father calls you; and, if you respond, He will lead you to His Word that became flesh (the Torah, the Prophets, and the Psalms [John 1:14; Luke 24:44]). If you are searching with all your being, these words will bring you to sincere repentance (sorrow for violating the Torah [I John 3:4]) and awaken in you the desire to become obedient. And, when you have confessed your sorrow to the Father, He will lead you to His Son, Y’hoshua (John 6:65). If you believe in both the One (YHVH) who sent Him (Y’hoshua [John 5:24]), and in Y’hoshua the Messiah (John 3:14-18), and accept His blood sacrifice, you will find forgiveness for your sins, not just a covering as with animal sacrifices in times past. Eternal life will then be restored to you: Adam’s sin took away eternal life --Y’hoshua’s perfect sacrifice restored it (I Corinthians 15:20-22). Now, when you break the Torah, you can go to the Father, in the Name of Y’hoshua, who has been made High Priest and intercessor, and the Father is faithful to forgive His children. For you have been given the right to become a son or daughter of Elohim (John 1:12-13) through the sacrifice made by Y’hoshua.

When you have become a son or daughter of YHVH, He asks only one thing of you (the same thing He required of Y’hoshua): Be My obedient son or daughter. “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” [James 1:22]

As stated earlier, you are to study the Torah to learn about Y’hoshua: “For if you believed Moses, you would then believe Me; for that one wrote concerning Me. But if you do not believe the writings of that one, how will you believe My words?” [John 5:46-47]

And what are Y’hoshua’s instructions? “Go ye therefore, and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Spirit of the Father), teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you.” [Matthew 28:19-20]

Disciple means to make them pupils, i.e. to enroll them as scholars. And what do scholars do? They study and learn.

They are baptized into one name, the Name of Y’hoshua (YAH is Deliverer [Acts 2:38; Romans 10:13; Joel 2:32]), for He came in His Father’s Name (John 5:43a); and He and the Father are One (John 10:30). The Father and the Son will come to live in the obedient ones (John 14:23-24).

To observe is to guard from loss or injury, properly by keeping the eye upon. This is basically the same meaning as the Hebrew word, shamar, which means to hedge about, to protect.

With the definitions in place, let’s look at Matthew 28:19-20 once more: “Travel (forth) to all the nations and enroll them as pupils, baptizing them into the name of Y’hoshua, teaching them to guard all things, whatever I commanded you.”

Rabbis have given their lives to protect Torah scrolls. Is the Word that precious to you?

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