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Why All the Efforts to Find Wrong - Find the Love in the Right - In the Truth

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 18, 2014 at 14:25

In considering the things of your belief which you have shared regarding this topic, the first thing I would have to take real issue with is this: All the information you have about "Yeshua" comes from the New Testament,], which is an error in your understanding. In Isaiah, we read The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the eretz have seen the yeshu'ah of our God. For this disciple of Yeshua, this is as much of a basis of my faith in the Anointed One of Israel as any part of the Tanach, the Brit Hadassah notwithstanding.

The argument that the New Testament is somehow defective due to the reasoning you give here, as well as all of the arguments that you have not referenced, is somewhat dismissive from many different perspectives. Some that claim to be sons of Jacob have even taken to rescripting parts of the Tanach in order to eliminate any messianic notion that may be associated with authenticating Yeshua, first as the suffering servant (in Isaiah) which had to come to pass in order for the reign of HaMashiach to be validated when He arrives (as in Zechariah) to assume His rightful place on the throne of the Temple mount in Tzyion.

Of a truth, it is written that no one individual or plethora of religious communities have the 'in' in determining the validity of the Scriptures. That is why I have no problem taking my Tanach readings from the Masoretic translations or the Septuagint. The point is, if one knows what to look for and is serious in his/her studies, the truth will bear itself out. Even when you make this assertion [(i)t has many contradictions, omissions, and historical errors], some have made the same comment about the old Testament in exactly the same way.

Here, as we have consistently heard, [(t)here are no other contemporary sources that can corroborate what the NT says…], provide a challenge only to those who are looking for a reason not to believe; and try to convince others that they have inside perspective that does not look for the possibility that Judaism is, in fact, the starting point of belief in Yeshua in the first place. To a further point, many do not want to believe in a 'Gospel' message because it does confront the possibility/probability that many do not want to changes their lives so dramatically.

And to make this short, why in the world would any of the adherents of that time even consider becoming disciples of Yeshua, when death was the inevitable result at the hands of the religious rulers and Roman authorities. If they had put him to death for being the leader, what was the object of life in placing their subsequent lives in such jeopardy, which continues to this day? The answer is in the sh'ma; and in the law; being obedient in love to the Eternal Sovereign and His Anointed. All of that is in the Tanach, written long before Yeshua arrived to fulfill the Gospel pronouncements of that same love.

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