reply to post by ServantOfTheLamb
I've read through the whole of this thread and would just like to say the following.
Firstly, I want to thank you OP for another brave post. I admire you because you put yourself in the firing line for the sake of your faith and
Notice the similarity between the word SINai and SIN. My own take on Scripture is that this is where humanity first became aware of sin. The BOSS made
a covenant with the Hebrew people; HE would give them The Land of Milk and Honey forever if they would agree to HIS Law. Human behaviour that broke
The Law became sin.
The Hebrew people in the wilderness made a deal. The LORD stuck to HIS side of the bargain and as we know the people so often did not.
To be a believer one must have FAITH. Faith is the all important ingredient. No man or woman can prove faith because it requires that one accepts
something that cannot readily be proven to exist.
The Torah is not a forgery on any level. It is accurate, too.
David's psalms are amazing. There is real feeling and love expressed there beyond the depths of any other songs, poems or other writing I can think
of. They are not ordinary. They are the work of genius.
The Hebrew Torah was written down in Hebrew by scribes long before the Greek TRANSLATIONS were made. These scribes put all their energy into copying
the sacred texts accurately.
For example the Slavonic, Hebrew and Ethiopian texts of The Book of Enoch were separated for two thousand years. As they have been rediscovered we can
see that they read almost exactly the same. That is how well the scribes have copied them through the generations. I know that a true historian and
copyist knows the importance of his role in maintaining ancient texts and documents.
Many posters here assume that all humans are deceitful and tell lies. I feel sorry for those people because somehow they have lost trust in
Should we then not trust the works of Homer, Plato and others and regard them as forgeries? We cannot prove that these men wrote those. We cannot
prove they existed with primary concrete evidence.
With FAITH in our approach to reading Scripture and years of study we can find The LORD. "Seek and you will find" says Jesus. The more I have read
the more I have found.
At the end of the day it is really down to this. Jesus said that HIS sheep would know the voice of The Shepherd. I have come to know HIS voice. It is
the only voice I listen to. If HE says go this way I will go this way because through HIS Teachings I clearly see that HE beats every other soul I
have studied for HIS genius and understanding of Heaven and Earth.
Even gifted David and wise Solomon sinned against The LORD. Peter did. Paul did. Moses did, but Jesus did not!
You either believe Jesus or you do not. It is a free will choice. I could not find any other way out of the darkness of this world. Jesus lived up to
HIS WORD and has given me release from the darkness. "Ask and the door will open"! It really does happen. It is a PERSONAL relationship. Everyone's
relationship with HIM is unique. It is not just some boring brainwashing experience. It lives and grows. It develops and it changes.
I would recommend this to anyone. I am becoming all the good things I want to be and am gradually being freed from all the bad things I did not want
The Kingdom, The Narrow Way, cannot be proved or even analysed in earthly ways. If you do not believe then you will obviously try and bash it all to
pieces to satisfy the vanity of your own perception. What is that to me? However, I would always invite you to share with me the body and blood of The