And yet you think yourself competent to scold thousands of educated people with this condemnation?I have a GED, not even a day of regular college or seminary.
Well, sir, I showed where the mistake lies, and it's not with those folks.When folks divide the Word of Yahshua into separate Covenants they make a sore mistake.
(And one must presume that you are applying it to yourself.)The Poor Man's adage, "It's all Greek to me," applies here.
But it's not a thing to be proud of. The adage is from William Shakespeare's play Julius Ceasar
It's an expression of truth that one does not understand a thing, and if one admits that one does not understand, is it wise then to wax eloquent thinking to present true and insightful teachings on those things that one admittedly does not understand?
- Cassius. Did Cicero say any thing?
- Casca. Ay, he spoke Greek.
- Cassius. To what effect?
- Casca. Nay, an I tell you that, Ill ne'er look you i' the face again: but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek to me. I could tell you more news too: Marullus and Flavius, for pulling scarfs off Caesar's images, are put to silence. Fare you well. There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.
So these "Ancient Texts," then, are more important to you than the very words of the Christ, the Son of God, the Messiah for whom those "original Hebrews" were waiting? One might best recognize that the teachings of the messiah were NOT written in "Original Paleo Hebrew, the true language of the original Hebrew Scriptures." So God doesn't seem to imbue any superstitious importance to that language.The only Ancient Texts I am at all interested in are the Original Paleo Hebrew, the true language of the original Hebrew Scriptures.
How is it "misnamed" if scripture itself names the Covenant OLD??The misnamed Old Testament has not passed away,
In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first OLD. Now that which decayeth and waxeth OLD is ready to vanish away.
(Hebrews 8:13 KJV)
I see. Then you would place your own thoughts above that of your "pastor." Thoughts coming from someone to whom it is all Greek. Somehow, @th1bill I get the impression that you would perform your own brain surgery.But the crux f the matter is the world is filled with False Teachers that do not even know their teaching is filled with error because they do not hold the Teacher's Feet to the fire. There are, maybe, one in a hundred members of any Assembly that bothers to take notes and then, as they rest, go through the scriptures and compare them with the notes to see if they have been told the truth or was it a set of "Correct Sounding BS."
Where did Jesus (sorry... Yahshua) ever say "Original Law"? to mean the Ten Dabar? He didn't. Yahshua never used the adjective "original." You just added that in. So in holding your feet to the fire, sir, you have now added in your own words, in order to arrive at your own personal doctrine. I find that disturbing.Yahshua did not cast away The Original Law, The Ten Commands found on both sets of stone tablets.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
How does Fire and Brimstone have anything to do with whether scripture identifies an OLD and a NEW Covenant (as opposed to a single revised or altered Covenant)? Have you just threatened me? Was it your intention to threaten me? (One would hope not, but I feel the need to seek an actual answer.)I'm sorry but the Fire and Brimstone are not exclusively related to Sodom and Gamora nor to the Jewish Bible.
Now were that the case, oh teacher, you would not so easily dismiss the Greek as written in the epistle entitled "Hebrews."My point of view on the Holy Scriptures, from Genesis and "In the Beginning," through the very last "Amen" of Revelation 22 are the Holy Words of YHWH, Yashua ha'Meshiach and Ruach ha'Qudesh ... , it is the truth I seek to live by.
εν τω λεγειν καινην πεπαλαιωκεν την πρωτην το δε παλαιουμενον και γηρασκον εγγυς αφανισμου
πεπαλαιωκεν - declared obsolete.
Remember, you're the one here who has identified the book of Hebrews as Holy Scripture. (But then you reject what it says.)
Yes, I have gained the perspective that you are speaking of things that are "all Greek" to you. That just doesn't seem wise to me.I pray this gives my perspective grounding for you and others to understand.