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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

THE MAIN THING ABOUT YOUR WORD IS THAT IT’S TRUE;
AND ALL YOUR JUST RULINGS LAST FOREVER.

psalm 119:160

What is The Torah

The word Torah is Hebrew. It means direction, teaching, and/or instruction. In general, the Torah is the first 5 books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Torah is older than the world. Originally, the Torah was a collection of fragments of writing then they were put together as a cohesive book. Then it was broken up into 5 books. The modern grouping of books didn't exist during Moses' time. It wasn't until many generations after the last stroke was made by Moses, that it was sectioned off into the current format.


Q: What is sin?

"Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses." Nehemiah 1:6-7

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

Q: I am ok with God because of grace, right?
"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" Romans 6:1,2 KJV

Speaking to the Pergamos community in Revelation, they are told to stop sinning or face God's wrath. "So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth." Revelation 2:15-16 

Q: Didn’t Yeshua do away with the law by fulfilling it?

No… Yeshua said, “It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stoke of a letter of the law to fail.” Luke 16:17

Q: Can’t we break just one?

A woman was caught in adultery and was about to be killed but she was rescued. After Jesus rescued her with a question to her accusers, he turns to the woman, "And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and SIN No More."  John 8:11

James said, “If we break one law, we are guilty of all.” James. 2:10

Q: Which day is the seventh day?

“And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James,…very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun… ” Mark 16:1-6.
In many languages the seventh day of the week is a derivative of the Sabbath. 

Q: How did God himself set the example of keeping the seventh day Sabbath?

"Thus the heavens and the earth were completed and all their hosts. And on the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day… then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it" (sanctified means set apart). Genesis 2:1-3


Q: Is Sabbath only for the Jews?

No, Scriptures clearly show the Sabbath was given to mankind at the end of Creation  (Genesis 2:1-3) and established the seven-day weekly cycle world wide, this predates Judaism. The ancient world was very aware of the Sabbath as being the Seventh-day. The Shabbat is revealed in multiple languages throughout history.
In the Babylonian language for the seventh day was "sabatu” it means Sabbath.
In the Arabic language the seventh day of the week is "as-sabt" it means the Sabbath.
In Spanish the seventh day is called “sábado,” meaning Sabbath.

REMEMBER the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, NOR THE STRANGER that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exodus 20:8-11 KJV