The Faithful One Is One

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 | by Gabriel Thy |

MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priests for Me; because you have forgotten the Torah of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6)

THE CONCEPT OF AN “Old” and a “New Testament” was derived from Marcion, an anti-Semitic Christian who shaped the new religion his Apostle Paul had conceived. According to Yahweh, there is a “Covenant” which He “renewed.” Moreover, the term “covenant,” is from beriyth, which means “family relationship.” I say that because beriythis based upon bayith, meaning “home and family,” further defining the kind of relationship Yahweh is interested in establishing.

The simple truth is: God did not replace Judaism with Christianity, Jews with Gentiles, nor Israel with the Church. He simply restored the relationship He originally established with Abraham and developed through Moseh.

I say restored because the word Yahuweh used was not “New” but is Chadash or restored.

For many, the Renewed Covenant begins with these words: “Behold, the day is coming declares Yahuweh that I will make a Renewed (chadash – repaired and restored) Covenant with the household (bayith – home or family) of Yisra’el and with the family (bayith – household and home) of Yahuwdah” (Jeremiah 31:31)

Now lets see who Yahushu’ah took the strokes for.

“For indeed, He was cut off and separated away from the land of the living because of the revolt of My family to whom the stroke was due.” (Yasha’yah/Isaiah 53:8)

Let’s look at what Yahuweh says about joining the family and you will notice it says nothing of joining a religion.

“Children from foreign nations who form a relationship with Yahuweh, serving Him and loving Yahuweh’s personal and proper name, who carefully observe and revere the Sabbath and do not treat it with contempt , those who are passionate about and are empowered by My Familial Covenant Relationship , these I will bring to My set-apart mountain, rejoicing in My home and tabernacle of prayer. Their offerings will rise up and be accepted, because My household shall be called a house of intercession for all people” (Yashayahu / Isaiah 56:6-7)

You will notice these people who Yahuweh calls family are empowered by his Family Covenant and not by any religion.

Don’t let me say: ‘Who is Yahuweh(YaHuWeH)?’ lest I be disinherited (yarash ), caught in the act, arrested, and incarcerated for removing without permission and carrying away by stealth the personal and proper name of my God (‘elohiym).” (Proverbs 30:9)

“Those who rule over them are deluded, says Yahuweh, and every day without ceasing they despise, spurn, and reject My name. So therefore, My family shall know My name .” (Yasha’yahu/Isaiah 52:6)

God just said: if you don’t know His name you aren’t part of His family. That being the case, consider the damage that has been done by the clerics who have removed His name from His Scriptures. It may well have been the single most spiritually lethal act of all time.

Permit me neither poverty nor wealth. Break bread for me as clearly communicated and prescribed lest I be self-sufficient and be deemed insufficient by You.” (Proverbs 30:8)

Yah just said that should you be reliant on your good heart, religion, or rituals and how well YOU perform them you are self reliant and dead.

“And any soul who by association performs any of the business of the heavenly messenger on this life-sustaining and empowering day, that soul I will annihilate from the midst of the family” (Leviticus 23:30)

Yahuweh just said that anyone who doesn’t show up for Kippurym one of his 7 called out assemblies will be cut off from the midst of the “family” . If you are to understand the scripture you must understand it is about joining His Family because Yahuweh never established any religion and only a Family Covenant which he restored. He didn’t create another one.

‎”The trustworthy and reliable Towrah will exist in His mouth. Wickedness will not be found on His lips. In healing reconciliation and in uprightness He walks with Me. And many He reconciles, returns, and restores from sin.” (Mal’aky / Malachi 2:6)

Yahshua is the living embodiment of the Torah. The Messiyah’s message and the Torah are one. And it is by way of the Torah, that Yahshua is our Savior. For the reason the Torah through Moses was given, acceptance and truth through the Messiyah Yahushua came to exist.” (Yahuchanan/John 1:17)

Notice the verses from above clearly ties the Covenant writing to the renewed Covenant witness. It is all one and has zero to do with paid clerics, their scribes, and their man made religions.

“Without money or cost.” He says: “Listen carefully to Me. Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen so that you may live, and so that I will be able to establish an everlasting Covenant Relationship with you.”. (Yashayahu / Isaiah 55:3)

by Larry Kendricks

Of Heroes And Gods

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 | by Gabriel Thy |

If I had to pick a hero, I would pick Jesus the Nazarene (Yahoshua). If I had to pick a God, I would pick his. That is to say, the God of Abraham and Moses, Charlton Heston and Bob Dylan—Yahweh. As for the Elohim, well, it’s tough to know who is hiding in a crowd.

GT

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The Just War of Thomas Aquinas (and Pacifism Arguments)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 | by Gabriel Thy |

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Some say the Bible is 100% clear. No killing. Period. There are no waivers, ifs, ands, or buts. No killing. They will tell us that Christ clearly and repeatedly told his followers to suffer the evils of others in this world, do not respond in kind, and receive glories in the next. The idea of ‘just war’ doesn’t fit in Christianity. It is pure spin, they say, to justify our evil deeds. Perhaps the “original” spin. And it has nefarious effects. For our enemies abroad don’t need to know much about Christianity to see the hypocrisy in “Christian Soldiers” that warmongers like Pat Buchanan refuse to see.

Might it be the case that those who call themselves Christian, and advocate that nations protect themselves in war, are besmirching Christ’s name? And at a personal level, we are respectfully asked, if one believes Christ is the only son of God, who does it make you if you are, at bottom, deciding you have greater wisdom than he on such fundamental matters? Perhaps mankind is perpetuating misery by delaying the second coming by resisting, and fighting against that evil which Christ has instructed He will return to defeat…

They will suggest that they would be deeply honored if their questions were to elicit deeply meditated thought on this dilemma, and not reflexive sound bytes about how we have all that figured out already. Love thine enemies, resist ye not evil. Turn the other cheek. Is that not plain enough?

Moshiach’s words, let’s be clear, were directed not to government, but to individuals. More could be said about that in terms of personal pacifism, when, where, and why, but it’s sufficient enough to capture the point to say “render unto Caesar…” where Caesar is not your adversary but your protectorate. The wholistic Bible’s view of nations and governments rests in Paul’s discussion in Romans chapter 13 (as much as we suspect with many that Paul bastardized many of Our Savior’s teachings). But in Romans, Paul says that God himself has given governments “the sword”, a metaphor for the power to police against the lawless and protect against its people’s mortal enemies.

The Bible does hold out the promise of a day when war is no more, but that day is not brought about through relenquishing the sword before the appointed time.

The Bible is full of references to and accounts of war. This is part and parcel of the human condition and of history on this earth. The Bible portrays this as a result of man’s fall into sin. The Bible does not uniformly condemn all acts of war, indeed it clearly views some as just and some as unjust. There are times when God commands his nation to engage in warfare and blesses them with victory. There are times when he commands them not to fight. What distinguishes the two is not a simplistic view that war itself is always wrong, but that the context of the nation and its surrounding nations determines whether a particular war is just. Sometimes God brings even brings vicious enemies on his own people as the ultimate judgment for their own wickedness. He does so after warning them through the prophets.

Yeshosha (Jesus) did not tell the Roman centurion to quit the army.

In the biblical view of life in a sinful world, reality is faced. There are violent and wicked enemies both within a country and in other countries. It is the duty of a father to protect his family against intruders, it is the duty of different levels of government to protect their peoples against criminals within and enemies without. When Yahweh blessed Israel through King David it was emphasized that success in these endeavors was a hallmark of a righteous king.

The way of the Bible is not pie-in-the-sky pacifism. It lives in the world of reality.

Lest references to Israel be misunderstood, the 14th Apostle, Paul of Tarsus, clearly taught that, since the coming of Moshiach and breaking out of the gospel from its national bounds into all the world, God’s people are not longer a nation but a church. The weapons of the church are far different than those were of the nation. Paul says they are spiritual, not implements of killing, and they are wielded by the preaching of the gospel to all nations. Still Paul does not use this fact to remove the national duties I previously mentioned that belong to ALL nations.

One further mention. The Bible does indeed parse the promise of a day when the need for war has been vanquished and is no more, but that day is not brought about through relinquishing the sword before the appointed time. It is not brought about by Christians misinterpreting their role in the world and using wordly implements to advance the gospel. It is clearly stated that this era of bliss and peace will be brought about by the direct intervention of God to destroy the wicked and set up his eternal kingdom where only righteousness dwells.

The way of the Bible is not pie-in-the-sky pacifism. It lives in the world of reality. Yeshosha predicted a time (after his death) when they WOULD need a sword. Of course he meant used within its proper bounds.

For those who enjoy the Wiki, here is a substantial list of war theorists.

The Indian epic, the Mahabharata, offers one of history’s first instances of a just war. In the prelude to this war, one of five ruling brothers asks if the suffering caused by war can ever be justified, and then a long discussion ensues between the siblings, establishing criteria like proportionality (chariots cannot attack cavalry, only other chariots, no attacking people in distress), just means (no poisoned or barbed arrows), just cause (no attacking out of rage), and fair treatment of captives and the wounded.

The concept of justification for war under certain conditions originates, or harkens in the Western world, at least to Cicero. However its importance is connected to Christian medieval theory beginning from Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas.

Thomas Aquinas used the authority of Augustine‘s arguments in an attempt to define the conditions under which a war could be just:

  • First, war must occur for a good and just purpose rather than for self-gain or as an exercise of power.
  • Second, just war must be waged by a properly instituted authority such as the state.
  • Third, peace must be a central motive even in the midst of violence.
  • The School of Salamanca
    Imanating from the Aquinas arguments came another more detailed the School of Salamanca, which expanded on out Thomistic understanding of natural law and just war. Given that war is one of the worst evils suffered by mankind, the adherents of the School reasoned that it ought to be resorted to only when it was necessary in order to prevent an even greater evil. A diplomatic agreement is preferable, even for the more powerful party, before a war is started. Examples of “just war” are:

  • In self-defense, as long as there is a reasonable possibility of success. If failure is a foregone conclusion, then it is just a wasteful spilling of blood.
  • Preventive war against a tyrant who is armed to attack.
  • War to punish a guilty enemy.
  • A war is not legitimate or illegitimate simply based on its original motivation. It must comply with a series of additional requirements…

  • It is necessary that the response be commensurate to the evil; use of more violence than is strictly necessary would constitute an unjust war.
  • Governing authorities declare war, but their decision is not sufficient cause to begin a war. If the people oppose a war, then it is illegitimate. The people have a right to depose a government that is waging, or is about to wage, an unjust war.
  • Once war has begun, there remain moral limits to action. For example, one may not attack innocents or kill hostages.
  • It is obligatory to take advantage of all options for dialogue and negotiations before undertaking a war; war is only legitimate as a last resort. Under this doctrine, expansionist wars, wars of pillage, wars to convert infidels or pagans, and wars for glory are all inherently unjust.
  • To be continued…

    —GT

     

     

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