Do you believe in The Impossible Gospel?

Do you believe in the Impossible Gospel? Does your church? Lets take a detailed look into the Impossible Gospel.

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We will examine a couple of claims made by the church (in general), and then investigate the repercussions of believing these belief structures, from the whole council of the scriptures. I urge you to please read the sections of scripture in context, and get the whole context. I only lift out the crucial parts of the dogma that is taught. My aim is not to give answers, but to answer you in a different way. A way that can make you answer every question that you’ll ever be asked about the NT commands.

Case 1: The Adulterous woman: John 8

7 But as they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
11 And she said, “No one, Master.” And יהושע said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”

With this verdict, Yeshua is said to have ushered in a new law of love and forgiveness, and did away with the law of Moses.

Case 2: Peter’s Vision: Acts 10:

11 and he saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth,
12 in which were all kinds of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping creatures, and the birds of the heaven.
13 And a voice came to him, “Rise up, Kĕpha, slay and eat.”

With this vision, it is said that Peter was commanded to no longer observe the dietary rules as laid out in Lev 11. He was commanded to eat unclean animals, according to this dogma.

Case 3: The Jerusalem Council: Acts 15:

10 “Now then, why do you try Elohim by putting a yoke on the neck of the taught ones which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
19 “Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the gentiles who are turning to Elohim,
20 but that we write to them to abstain from the defilements of idols, and from whoring, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

With this verdict by James (verse 19-20), and the statement by Peter (verse 10), it is said that the law is a yoke which nobody can bear, and that gentiles are only required to obey 4 laws, or 4 groups of laws.

Case 4: Making all foods clean: Mark 7:

15 “There is no matter that enters a man from outside which is able to defile him, but it is what comes out of him that defiles the man.
18 And He said to them, “Are you also without understanding? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside is unable to defile him,
19 because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purging all the foods?”

Some translations read “Thus he declared all foods clean”. In this statement of Yeshua, it is said that He declared all foods clean to eat, and did away with the dietary laws of Lev 11.

Case 5: The end of the law: Romans 10:

4 For Messiah is the end of the ‘Torah unto righteousness’ to everyone who believes.

This statement by Paul is said to show that the law is now no longer applicable to any believer in Messiah.

Case 6: Circumcision is nothing: 1 Corinthians 7:

18 Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised.
19 The circumcision is naught, and the uncircumcision is naught, but the guarding of the commands of Elohim does matter!

With this statement, Paul, according to the teachings of many churches, have supported, or done away with, circumcision of the flesh, as a command.

There are other texts like these, for example in Colossians 2:14, stating that the law has been nailed to the cross, and the entirety of Romans chapter 14, stating that the Sabbath day doesn’t matter, and its a matter of conscience which day you want to keep. Romans 7 is also often used to teach that the law is done away with. There are many examples.

Now, right from the start, I can tell you that they’re all a lie. Each one of these cases has been misinterpreted by many believers of today. Now, your question is likely “how can you be so certain?”. I can go into each of these and explain why they are misinterpreted, but what I rather want to do, is to teach you the principal of how to correctly interpret scripture, and how to pick up these lies that we’ve been taught, and correctly interpret them. I want you to be able to test what your preacher says, for yourself, and not rely on what people tell you.

Now first, step one is to start learning your bible. If you don’t know scripture, you cannot possibly know when you’re hearing a lie. Its really that simple. Nobody can refute the lies they hear from someone else, if they do not know scripture for themselves. So, let me teach you a couple of sections of scripture, that will show you how to know when you’re being told a lie.

Statement 1: The contract (covenant) cannot change: Deut 4:2; 12:32

Deut 4:2 “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you.
Deut 12:32 “All the words I am commanding you, guard to do it – do not add to it nor take away from it.

A covenant, is a contract. What Father made with Israel, is a covenant, a contract. And written inside this contract, is a statement that says that the contract cannot change.

Statement 2: The contract is forever: Torah

Leviticus 3:17 “It is a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places..”
Leviticus 6:18 “it is a permanent law throughout all your generations..”
Leviticus 6:22 “by an eternal ordinance it shall be entirely offered..”
Leviticus 7:36 “it is an eternal law for their generations.”
Leviticus 16:34 “Now this is to you an everlasting ordinance..”
Leviticus 16:29 “This is to you a permanent law..”
Leviticus 17:7 “This is to them for an everlasting law in all their generations..”
Leviticus 23:14 “is to you a perpetual ordinance in all your dwelling places throughout your generations..”
Numbers 15:15 “As for the community (of Israel), there shall be one law for you and for the one who converted and joined with you; An eternal Law throughout your generations, as you are, so shall the convert be before the ALL-TRANSCENDENT One.”
Numbers 19:21 “So it is a law forever for them..”
Deuteronomy 29:29 “…the hidden things belong to the L-RD our G-d, but that which is revealed belongs to us and our sons forever to do all the words of this Torah.”

Now, there are a lot of verses in the Psalms, Proverbs and other places, that makes this even clearer (and shows that globally, Torah is to be kept forever), but I wanted to get verses directly from Torah, because of the point I’m trying to make (which we are getting to, I promise!) Yeshua also says the same thing.

Mat 5:18 “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.

So, we see that Yeshua teaches the same thing. Torah is forever. This isn’t a parable. This isn’t poetry. This is the very words spoken by Yeshua Himself.

Statement 3: Defining false Prophets/Teachers:

Defining a true Prophet:

Deut 18:21 “And when you say in your heart, ‘How do we know the word which יהוה has not spoken?’ – 
22when the prophet speaks in the Name of יהוה and the word is not, or comes not, that is the word which יהוה has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.

Defining a false Prophet:

Deut 13:1 “When there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he shall give you a sign or a wonder,
2 and the sign or the wonder shall come true, of which he has spoken to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other mighty ones – which you have not known – and serve them,’
3 do not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for יהוה your Elohim is trying you to know whether you love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.
4 “Walk after יהוה your Elohim and fear Him, and guard His commands and obey His voice, and serve Him and cling to Him.
5 “And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams is put to death, because he has spoken apostasy against יהוה your Elohim – who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim and redeemed you from the house of bondage – to make you stray from the way in which יהוה your Elohim commanded you to walk. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.

So, here we see a few things:

  1. A true prophet is a prophet that gives a sign or a wonder or prophecy, and the sign or wonder or prophecy comes true.
  2. The above is always true, unless that prophet then commands you to walk contrary to what Father commanded in the contract/covenant, the Torah.
  3. If the Prophet does command the nation to walk contrary to the “way of life” (Prov 6:23, Ps 32:8, Deut 17:11, Deut 28:14,. Joshua 23:6) that YHWH commanded, He must be stoned, and disregarded as a prophet. This counts for a teacher as well, or anybody else who teaches “rebellion” or “apostasy” (Deut 13:5) against the Word of YHWH.

This scripture tells us clearly that Father takes the way He told the Israelites to walk, very, very seriously. There is to be no compromise to the way He commanded Israel to walk. They were to not turn to the left, nor to the right, but follow the commands that He commanded them.

In fact, we can easily enough define a false teacher, as someone who leads you astray from the covenant, or the contract, between YHWH and man. Since the way to walk your life, is Torah, we can also say that Deut 13:5 states that he who leads the nation stray from the covenant, is a false teacher.

Statement 4: Yeshua was without sin

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who was tried in all respects as we are, apart from sin.

Mark 14:
55 And the chief priests and all the council were seeking witness against יהושע to put Him to death, and they were finding none.
56 For many bore false witness against Him, but their evidences did not agree.
57 And some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
58 “We heard Him saying, ‘I shall destroy this Dwelling Place that is made with hands, and within three days I shall build another made without hands.’ ”
59 And not even then did their witness agree.

Matthew 27:4 saying, “I have sinned in delivering up innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!”

According to scripture, Yeshua did not sin. He was sinless, without sin from birth to death. And he had to be without sin, because only a sinless man could die for the sins of the world.

1 Peter 1:18 knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold,
19 but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless,

Statement 5: Defining sin

Now, if Yeshua did not sin, we have to define sin, according to scripture. We can use the dictionary, but its always best to use Father’s definitions of words. That way, we know that we have the right definition.

1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

So, according to the simplest definition of sin in the scriptures, sin is breaking the law. Now, we can (again), define law, according to man, or we can define law, according to Elohim. And Father has only one law… that which is spoken of in the Torah.

So, with this, we now found out that Yeshua did not ever break the law. This is a common belief and is commonly understood, and accepted, in almost all churches worldwide.

Statement 6: Wrapping it all up – Conclusion

We have now seen the following things, as a recap:

  1. There is a contract (covenant) between YHWH and man. This contract cannot change.
  2. The contract (covenant) is forever.
  3. A false teacher is defined as someone who leads the nation astray from the contract (covenant).
  4. Yeshua is commonly said to have been without sin. This is a belief that is 100% in line with scripture.
  5. Sin is breaking the commandments of Elohim.

Thus, with the above in mind, lets ask a few questions.

  1. If Yeshua changed the law from the law of Moses, and ushered in a new law of love, forgiveness and understanding, would He have taken away from the Torah? Would He have looked like a false prophet, or a true prophet? Would he have sinned? Remember, Yeshua was still in the “Old Covenant”, as believed by almost every church out there. That means, He had to live by these rules, not? He was sinless, remember?
  2. Has YHWH told Peter in Acts 10, in the vision, that the dietary laws was now done away with, what should Peter’s reaction have been? Is it possible that he would’ve had to object strongly, and deny this command, since this command would be “leading him astray” and teaching him to rebel against YHWH’s word? Would he perhaps even consider that this was not YHWH speaking to Him, but that it was a vision given to him by another entity all together? Was this vision portraying a false or a true command of Elohim, according to Deut 13? Was it adding or taking away from Torah? Would it have caused him to sin? Is YHWH bound by His own laws? If not, is He a just and righteous Elohim?
  3. If Peter said that the law was bondage and a yoke too difficult to bear, while Father says the law is “your life”, “the way of life”, “truth”, “the bread of life”, “light” and “freedom”, and Yeshua says that His command isn’t burdensome, would He have spoken contrary to what Torah teaches? Would He have added or taken away from Torah? Similarly, if James said that gentiles only had to keep these 4 laws, would he have taken away from Torah? Would it be possible for him to be accused of leading the nation astray, as a false teacher?
  4. If Yeshua did away with (or changed) the dietary laws, would He have obeyed the statements above? Would He have added or taken away from the contract? Would He have looked like a true prophet, or a false prophet? Would He have sinned? Could He have been the Messiah?
  5. If Paul taught that the law is now finished, or that its nailed to the cross, and that we are no longer to keep the law, is it possible that he would qualify as a false teacher, who was busy leading the nation astray to follow another way to Elohim?
  6. If Paul taught that circumcision was now no longer necessary, or if he supported the doctrine that circumcision was no longer necessary, would it be possible for them to classify him as a false teacher, and stone him, according to Deut 13? And if so, can we say that he is a false teacher, and that we should disregard him as a teacher according to Deut 18 and 13?

These are some serious questions, with some impossible answers, if you believe that the law is done away with. And for the record, done away with, and fulfilled to such a degree that we don’t have to keep the law any more, is exactly the same thing. Thats just semantics, not a difference in outcome.

The impossible gospel is this. If you believe that Yeshua (or Jesus) is the Messiah, but you believe that:

  1. He taught that Torah is done away with, or does not need to be kept
  2. He lived a life of non-obedience to Torah
  3. His death on the cross ushered in a period where Torah would not have to be kept
  4. His death on the cross started a new religion
  5. His death on the cross created a new way to Elohim
  6. His death on the cross created a new means of salvation

… then you are believing that Yeshua (or Jesus) was not the Messiah. You see, you cannot have it both ways. You cannot have Messiah, but not the Torah. You also cannot have Torah without Messiah. The two are one, and they are a package deal. If you believe the Messiah came to do away with the law, then you believe that He was not the Messiah, because He broke the commandments, and sinned, according to the scriptural definition of sin. That means He was not the spotless lamb, and not the passover lamb slain for the sins of the world.

I know this is difficult to hear. I know that, right now, your flesh hates what you’re hearing. I understand what you’re going through. I went through this myself. However, I can tell you that this is the truth. Not a truth, not some truth, and not blatant lies. This is the 100%, absolute, truth, as shown by the full council of scripture. And once you accept this, then everything will change for you. You will start reading scripture with a new understanding, and things that you’ve never understood, will suddenly make sense.

Every interpretation of scripture, that does not align with what Torah teaches, is the wrong interpretation. And because of the statements made in the Torah (as I explained above), the Torah is the only part of scripture that you have to test against. Everything after Deuteronomy has to line up with what is written in the contract. The majority of the contract is stated and repeated in the book of Deuteronomy. We cannot accept an interpretation that doesn’t line up with the contract. How then, do you answer the questions above? Well, you cannot yet answer them. Each answer requires a lot of study and prayer. But you can know immediately whether the answer you have, is correct or not. Does it line up with Torah, or not? If it lines up with Torah, then the interpretation might be correct. However, if the interpretation does not align with Torah, then the interpretation is most certainly incorrect. And this is where scripture knowledge comes in. If you now start studying scripture, you will start seeing everything differently, and you will start finding the answers, because you will know what kind of answer to look for.

I pray that this message will bless you. I pray to Father to open your eyes to His truth. It truly does set you free.

May YHWH bless you and keep you. May He shine His face upon you, and be gracious to you. May He lift up His countenance upon you, and give you shalom.

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