DID YOU KNOW that denying that the Torah (the Law) is still for today is being a false witness? Example: What the false witnesses said about Stephen, just before they stoned him.
“And the Word of Elohim was increasing, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was multiplying exceedingly. Even a great crowd of the priests were attending to the faith! And Stephen, full of faith and power, was doing wonders and great signs among the people. But some of those of the synagogue called Libertines, rose up, also Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia Minor, disputing with Stephen. And they had no strength to stand against the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.
“And they induced (some) men saying, ‘We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and Elohim!’ And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes. And coming on, they together seized him and led him into the sanhedrin. And they stood up false witnesses, saying, ‘This man does not cease speaking blasphemous words against this set apart place and the Torah; for we have heard him saying that this Y’hoshua the Nazarene will destroy this place and will change the customs which Moses delivered over to us.’” [Acts 6:7-14]
FOR CLARIFICATION: The FALSE WITNESSES said that the Messiah would change the customs that Moses delivered to them. Where are those customs found? Are they not found in the Books of Moses (the first five books of the Bible) -- and are not the first five books of the Bible called the Torah?
FURTHER CLARIFICATION: The definition of the word false, as used in this discourse from Acts, is the Greek word #5571, in The Strong’s Concordance, and means: untrue, i.e. erroneous, deceitful, wicked. Therefore, to say that the Messiah would change the customs that Moses delivered to them was untrue, erroneous, deceitful and wicked!
HAVE YOU EVER SAID THAT THE MESSIAH CHANGED, OR DID AWAY WITH THE “LAW” AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO FOLLOW IT?
If you have, please hear what the Messiah Y’hoshua Himself said: “Do not think that I came to annul the Torah or the Prophets; I did not come to annul, but to fulfill. Truly I say to you, Until should the heaven and the earth pass away, in no way shall one iota or one point pass away from the Torah until all things should occur.” [Matthew 5:17-18]
Is heaven still above your head? Is the earth still beneath your feet? Are there prophecies yet to be fulfilled? If you answered yes to these three questions, you are in agreement with the Messiah that the Torah has not passed away, but that it is still valid, even to this very day!
What did Y’hoshua fulfill? On the Mount of Olives, in the place called Gethsemane, Y’hoshua told his disciples, “...all this is happening that the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled....” [Matthew 26:56a] What did the Scriptures of the Prophets teach? They taught that He would come as the Suffering Servant and fulfill Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits and Shavuot (Pentecost), the Spring Feasts, which are rehearsals foretelling His First Coming.
IF HE WAS FAITHFUL TO FULFILL THE SPRING FEASTS, DO YOU NOT
BELIEVE THAT HE ALSO WILL BE FAITHFUL TO FULFILL THE FALL FEASTS?
OR DO YOU NOT BELIEVE THAT HE IS COMING A SECOND TIME?