Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by fschmidt, Aug 13, 2016.
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Schmidt, when you get back make sure and read my thread, "Christ Magnifying The Law".. I think it will bless you.
10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
King James Version (KJV)
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The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
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This is wrong. The Torah is the Pentateuch of the Old Testament (Tanakh/Mikra).
Muslims wouldn't agree with this statement. There are many religions based on the same core, the god of the Old Testament.
Excluding the Karaites who are tiny sect, the conservative Mennonites actually live in better accordance to the Old Testament than any other religion that I know. And this shouldn't be surprising since, unlike most modern Christians, they take what Jesus taught seriously and Jesus's teachings are quite consistent with the Old Testament.
Actually I am not a Karaite. I am ethnically jewish and I share many Karaite beliefs, but there is a formal process to become a Karaite and I haven't done this, so I am not a Karaite.
While I agree with much of Karaite Judaism, I disagree on one important point. This is about the importance of tradition. Because rabbinic judaism went to one extreme and codified tradition at the level of the Bible itself, the Karaites went to the other extreme and generally don't place importance on tradition. I believe this is the reason that Karaite Judaism is not very successful. I think one needs balance. Tradition is very important but should be open to slow conservative change. Tradition is what holds a community together as a shared way of living. I think the conservative Mennonites have found about the optimal approach to tradition.
Thank you for the kind welcome.
The Mennonites also use King James which I think is a good translation but no translation is perfect. Here is how I would translate Isaiah 42:21:
Yehovah is pleased for the sake of his righteousness, he will magnify (his) teaching and make it glorious.
I'm King James Version only. I do not accept the other translations as the Written Word of God. Many of the other translations have removed hundreds of verses, added words, taken away words.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
I have to look up the Mennonites as I am not sure I've ever met a Mennonite Believer before. I believe that Christians are to obey the Written Word of God and that if they do not obey the written Word than they cease to live a holy life / be holy until they repent. Jesus did not come to do away with the law. God isn't grading on a curve. We're either all His or not His at all. How can we call Him Lord if we do not obey Him and keep his commandments?
I know before I even look how this is going to turn out, LOL ! Soon as I saw the title knew it would be a interesting thread .
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