Faith Without Works is Dead!

faith-without-works

Greetings in Yehovah!

Some scriptural reference for you to digest!

John 8:1 But Yeshua went to the Mount of Olives.
John 8:2 At dawn, He came again into the Temple. All the people were coming to Him, and He sat down and began to teach them.
John 8:3 The Torah scholars and Pharisees bring in a woman who had been caught in adultery. After putting her in the middle,
John 8:4 they say to Yeshua, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of committing adultery.
John 8:5 In the Torah, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do You say?”
John 8:6 Now they were saying this to trap Him so that they would have grounds to accuse Him. But Yeshua knelt down and started writing in the dirt with His finger.
John 8:7 When they kept asking Him, He stood up and said, “The sinless one among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
John 8:8 Then He knelt down again and continued writing on the ground.
John 8:9 Now when they heard, they began to leave, one by one, the oldest ones first, until Yeshua was left alone with the woman in the middle.
John 8:10 Straightening up, Yeshua said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
John 8:11 “No one, Sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Yeshua said. “Go, and sin no more.”

I bet you didn’t know Yeshua was absolutely following the commands in Torah in this passage…

First, there is this righteous ruling:

Deuteronomy 19:15  A single witness shall not rise up against a person for any offense or sin that he commits. By the word of two or three witnesses is a case to be established.

Second, this did not happen according to Torah ruling:

Leviticus 20:10  “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, both the adulterer and the adulteress should surely be put to death.

and,

Deuteronomy 22:22  Suppose a man is found lying with a married woman. Then both of them are to die—the man who lay with the woman and the woman. So you are to purge the evil from Israel.

and,

Proverbs 6:29  So is he who goes to another man’s wife. No one who touches her will go unpunished.

There are a lot of christians who suggest alternatives to this situation. However, as we can see Yeshua was completely obedient to His Fathers Commands as given through Moses. Usually referred to as Torah.

We can see she was indeed guilty of the act she was brought in for simply by His statement of “sin no more”.  We also see an example of mercy and grace at work by our beloved Messiah. when He tells her to “go and sin no more”.

Without Torah, we would have and be guided by our own individual ideas of right and wrong, good and bad. Or by another’s idea other than The Most High God, El Shaddai!

Love is the key that the Torah (and Prophets) hinge on. The Ten Words (Commandments) are likened to headings under Love. The two greatest commands are; Love Yehovah with all your heart, soul and strength (& mind). And love your neighbor (everyone) as you love yourself (as He loves you). Under these two are the Ten Words, then the remainder of the law (Torah and Prophets) under the Ten Words.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s