The Church Got it Wrong, Here’s Why

One of the last things HaShem spoke through prophecy is, “Keep in remembrance the teaching of Moses, My servant -the laws and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel.” Malachi 3:22.  

The church would have us believe that the Law of Moses somehow became void.  How is it that HaShem said to remember the teachings of Moses if they were to become void in a few hundred years?  Everything that the church teaches is in direct conflict with this verse.  The heretic Paul said no one could keep the law. Are we to believe that G-d said to do something that could not be done? Would He spend His last few words of prophecy instructing us to do something we could not do? Why would He waste His last chance to instruct us in the way we should go by giving us the wrong directions?  If the church’s claims are true, this would be the ideal place to let us know. But He didn’t do that.  He said to remember the teachings of Moses.  One can only take away from this that this is what He wanted us to do.  The church got it wrong.

Today there are many groups teaching a wide variety of things concerning Christianity.  There are literally thousands of denominations all claiming to be right.  But the joke is on them.  They are all wrong.

One thing to always keep in mind when reading the Bible is to know who is speaking and to whom.  If you look at this passage, you will see that HaShem is talking to Israel.  Why is this important?  Because Israel has an important role to play in the world.  Israel is to be the light to the nations. But what does that mean?  We know that light is used to draw people into safety; the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.  This is why the Jewish people have survived all these years.

For centuries the Jewish people survived by living among the other nations of the world.  Not until recent history did the land of Israel become a Jewish state.  During these centuries of dispersion, with varying degrees of persecution, the Jewish people survived.  In some places, they were allowed to thrive. In places like Spain, they had a terrible experience. They were pushed out of countries all across Europe, culminating with what happened in Germany during World War 2.  It is generally accepted that six million Jews died at the hands of the Germans.  I have seen some estimates that put that number at around nine million.  How many were actually killed?  Only HaShem knows for sure.  To call this a tragedy doesn’t give it justice; especially when one looks at some of the pictures from that time.

In the Torah, we see many examples of HaShem turning a bad situation into something good for His people.  This is exactly what He did with the Shoah (Holocaust).  Many people think that the benefit was that the Jews were allowed to return to their ancestral homeland. It is true that this did happen and that is an amazing fulfillment of prophecy.  But another thing the Shoah did was to put the Jewish people firmly into the public eye. Although reluctant to help, at first, the nations of the world for the first time in history, came to the rescue of the Jewish people.  It is true that the Allies  knew what was going on long before they decided to help.  An unknowable number of lives could have been spared from the torturous deaths they faced.

What happened after the war is another miracle.  While people all over the world knew who the Jewish people were; they had been persecuting them for centuries.  No one really knew anything about them.  The Shoah set the stage for what we are seeing today.  The people of the world are turning to the Jewish people in order to learn about the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  People are learning about Him en mass for the first time ever and that is the miracle of the Shoah.

When you get right down to it, what the church maintains is that G-d changed His mind.  They will argue that He didn’t change His mind but that their teachings were part of the plan from the beginning.  The problem with this argument is that it is not supported by scripture.  So, the only way for it to be true is that He would have had to have changed His mind.  He doesn’t do that.  In short, they got it wrong.

Copyright 2017 by:

William Bouker

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9 thoughts on “The Church Got it Wrong, Here’s Why”

  1. I am a Christian, but I agree with almost every word you wrote. In fact, I might reblog this at some point if you’d be okay with that.

    I believe that the Creator is not like the kings of the Medes and Persians. When He gave the Law, He gave it because He is righteous and because the Law is righteous. He didn’t make a mistake and wish to undo what He did. If He were to change His mind about any of it, He would be no better than any man who ever walked the face of the earth. He is not fickle – He is perfect.

    I do believe that Paul was misunderstood by the early “church” leaders. (I put church in quotes because I believe we have been wrong about the so-called church age as well. Israel was always referred to as the congregation. Believers in HaShem were always allowed to join themselves to the congregation. “One law for the foreigner and the native-born.” This is what true Christianity would look like. It would be Gentiles recognizing the true LORD of all, and dedicating themselves to Him and His righteous judgments.)

    When Paul said that no one could keep the Law, he wasn’t implying that no one SHOULD. He was restating that there is none righteous, no not one. That everyone has fallen short of the mark. That we are all in need of a redeemer. Paul tried to clarify this several times, but his words have been twisted for so long that people cannot hardly see what he was saying because they think they already know. They are reading Paul through the wrong lens. I argue with Christians all the time, telling them that HaShem’s Word is perfect. We should live by EVERY word that proceeds from His mouth, and that Paul never claimed otherwise.

    Peter said that Paul’s writings were hard to be understood, and warned the people not to be led away by the error of the lawless. (People were already twisting Paul’s words, even then.) Paul himself claimed to have only taught what the scriptures foretold (Acts 26), and they certainly never foretold a change or a nullifying of the Law. Amos tells us that the Creator never does anything without revealing it ahead of time to His prophets. He does this on purpose for our benefit, so we won’t be tossed about by every new idea or religion that comes down the pipes.

    Your post is right-on, and Christians need to hear this. It is ludicrous to claim that a new religion can come along and subvert everything that was ever given to the chosen people. I wouldn’t be surprised or offended at all if the Jewish nation thought that we (Christians) were out of our minds – hi-jacking everything Jewish and giving everything new meanings, and claiming it for ourselves.

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    1. Your comment really surprises me. I am happy for you to reblog this if you wish. Your comments are more like those of a Noahide than a christian. One of the problems I have with paul is that in saying that no one can keep the whole law, he is being misleading. No one person was ever obligated to keep the whole law.

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      1. Thank you! I don’t even know what a Noahide is. I was reading a few of your other posts. I saw that you said that folks could remain Gentiles and live by the laws of Noah. Is that what you’re referring to? Do you have scripture for that?

        I was under the impression that Gentiles who wanted to serve the True Creator must join themselves to the Israelite nation. I am thinking specifically of Gentiles who wished to live in Israel among the chosen people and specifically of those wanting to partake in Passover.

        It seems silly for us to say that we will be His people, if we don’t treat Him as though He were our Lord.

        Also, the Torah claims, and I have personally discovered, that the Law was a great blessing to His people. It’s a blessing to keep Torah. Out of curiosity, why would anyone want to only keep the Laws of Noah? The Torah is life, and those who keep the commandments shall live in them.

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      2. There is an issue with gentiles keeping the Torah. The Torah was given to Israel only. However, there are seven laws which were given to Noah after the flood. These are the laws that everyone is expected to live by. It is not necessary to take on the 613 laws given to Israel. Israel is considered a nation of priests and as such are held to a higher standard. A gentile who keeps the seven laws has fulfilled his or her portion of the Torah. In doing so they become known as a righteous gentile. A righteous gentile will have a place in the world to come. Here are some links that might be able to explain it more thoroughly than I can. http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/62221/jewish/Universal-Morality.htm http://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380332/jewish/The-Mitzvot-of-Non-Jews.htm

        Most christians have never heard of the laws of Noah but they are also referred to in the new testament where the apostles were arguing what should be required of non-Jewish believers. Here is a link to a video by Rabbi Michael Skobac. He is a great teacher who also knows the new testament inside and out. It is a little long but it is worth it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O1ve4Hs4Po

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      3. Thank you for filling me in. I can’t agree that the Torah was given to the Israelites only. It was a mixed multitude that came out of Egypt. Also, there was to be one law for the foreigner and the native-born.

        In addition, I would argue that all of the mitzvot were given for man’s benefit. For instance, when our son was born, we had him circumcised on the 8th day. We didn’t know anything about Jewish customs at the time (although I am learning a bit as I go), but we had read our Bibles and thought, would the LORD give them a commandment that wasn’t good for them? So that’s what we chose to do. We found out many years later that blood-clotting is at its peak on the 8th day of life; therefore the risk of infection is lower. My family and I believe that every single law was given because it is righteousness itself. The way to live. And he that does them shall live in them.

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      4. You make a valid point that following the laws makes good sense. There are good reasons for all of them. But for Jews, those good reasons are meaningless. A Jew follows the commandments because they are commandments and not for any other reason. The Torah says in many places that the commandments are for Israel. If you look at any of them, they say “speak to the Children of Israel and tell them…” There are other places in the Bible such as Ezekiel 18 where it refers to “a man”. These places in the Bible are for everyone. Israel has its own commandments and so do gentiles. It is true that there are many places where it refers to one law for both. But there is a problem with some translations. This is referring to proselytes. Look at numbers 15:16 in the Torah. http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9943#showrashi=true

        There are many translation problems in the christian bibles. This is telling the Israelites that for those who do convert, they are to be treated the same as the others. There is another group of people known as the ger toshav (pronounced ‘gare’).http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9943#showrashi=true These are people who “sojourn” with Israel. There is a huge controversy going on now concerning the ger toshav. The ger toshav is permitted but not expected to keep the commandments. However, the ger cannot eat the Passover sacrifice. So there are limitations.

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      5. I agree that anyone who truly follows the mitzvot should do so for no other reason than that HaShem commands it. But the amazing thing is, He DID give them for the benefit of His people. He is just that wonderful. His righteous Law is proof that He loves His people and wants what’s best for them. I guess I feel like Ruth, in that I am cleaving to His people. That their people become my people, and that there G-d become my G-d. Is there anything wrong with that? Our family truly tries to keep all of the mitzvot, although we are a long way from understanding it all. I am sure there are things we are missing too, but it is a learning process. We have been blessed beyond belief. It really is true that the man who does them shall live in them.

        Thank you for filling me in on these things. I’m not sure I agree – I will have to study some more. But I have never heard of these things before, and if this is what the Jewish nation believes, I am indebted to you for bringing it to my attention. I find that I am continually enlightened by Jewish belief. Even if I don’t always agree, it ALWAYS helps me understand better.

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