By Jonah Doctura | 2016
The Adversary has crippled Christians for almost 2000 years. He has masterfully deceived their minds by distorting the fundamental truth that the Scripture/Old Testament is not applicable anymore, meaning that the “TORAH/Law" has been done away with.
For true believers, the Torah or Law is the instruction from YHWH, for the “right relationship" upon which to build our faith. Most Messianic believers will agree that the Torah is the only true Scriptural source for a “solid foundation" for understanding the rest of the TaNaKh and the New Covenant Scriptures.
The Torah alone should be the starting point for building a faith foundation after our rebirth in Yeshua the Messiah. It is the foundational revelation about the nature of YHWH and His redemptive dealings with mankind. The New Covenant Scriptures are therefore a continuation of the Torah in that they complete (fill up) the revelation of the TaNaKh.
We must remember the Torah was a shadow and pattern of good things to come. All concepts and doctrines developed in the New Covenant Scriptures are "already revealed in the Torah"; albeit only as a shadow.
If the faith isn't based upon the foundation of the Torah, there is a need to seriously study the Torah diligently to see what YHWH’s Torah says. If the foundation is built from the New Covenant alone, then you will have a less than ideal understanding of YHWH's Scriptures and His will for your life.
The truth is that it will be impossible to fully understand the New Covenant Scriptures without a proper foundation from the Torah. L-RD Yeshua emphasized and said, "I have not come to destroy the Law (literally meaning, to incorrectly teach the Torah – thereby making it undone), I have come to fulfill the Law (literally meaning, "I have come to explain and interpret the Torah to you correctly")".
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