Double-Speak and Double-Think in Christian Theology

Deuteronomy 31:10–13, You shall read this Torah before all Israel. Verses like this tend to expose the theological confusion that occurs in the minds of many Christian Bible teachers. For example, Christian commentator Matthew Henry on this verse writes about the need to read the Word of Elohim and that doing so will “help us to keep his commandments.” Yet elsewhere he says in the same commentary about the same laws that the commandments or laws of YHVH “are done away with.”

Statements like these are representative of a split and incongruous, double-speak and double-think on the part of many mainstream church teachers and people when it comes to the commandments or laws of Elohim. Some laws, they say, we are to keep (e.g. thou shalt not murder, lie, commit adultery, etc.), but other laws we can disobey (e.g. the Sabbath, dietary laws, and biblical feasts).

Is it possible to have it both ways: to believe that we need to keep his commandments, yet teach they are done away with? If so, then what is the meaning of such biblical phrases pertaining to YHVH’s Torah or Word as “forever,” “for a thousand generations,” “the same yesterday today and forever,” “till heaven and earth pass away,” “I change not,” and “think not that I came to destroy the Torah-law?” Is ­YHVH’s Word inconsistent and contradictory, or is this, instead, the case with the thinking of men? Is YHVH’s immutable character flawed with regard to keeping his Word, promises and standards or is man the one at fault?

Do we have a high enough view of YHVH Elohim and fear him and tremble at his Word (Isa 66:2), or have we, in reality, to demoted the veracity of his Word by contorting YHVH and his Word to fit the mindset of changeable and inconsistent man (which the Scriptures define as idolatry)? Have we bought into the lie that the serpent proffered at the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden when he told the man and the woman that YHVH really did not mean what he said and that humans can take the “have it your own way” and “pick and choose” approach when it comes to obeying the Word of YHVH (a philosophy that forms the basis for the religious movement called secular humanism, which is at the heart of all the religions of the world—including much of Christianity—except the true religion of the Bible)?

How many aspects of Christian theology are no more than a thinly veiled version of the religion of humanism in disguise? These are tough questions that we as redeemed Israelites need to ponder seriously. Let’s not forget the words of Yeshua in John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my [Torah] commandments” and the words of the apostle in 1 John 2:5–5, “He that says, ‘I know him,’ and does not keep his [Torah] commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. But whosoever keeps his Word in him truly is the love of Elohim perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”

The bottom line as to why man has a hard time submitting to all of YHVH’s commandments is nowhere stated more concisely in the Bible than in Romans 8:7,

[T]he carnal mind is enmity against Elohim: for it is not subject to the law of Elohim, neither indeed can be.


2 thoughts on “Double-Speak and Double-Think in Christian Theology

  1. I’m so glad that I found time to come view this article.

    I would like to save it in its entirety. It really cuts to the chase and removes a lot of excuses that we or anyone else can use to compromise, manipulate or twist God’s will or word to fit our own will or traditions.

    It’s like we’re just coming to the surface of a beautiful pearl and we need to remove all of the dirt around it.
    A pearl of truth.
    And that truth is that we just need to accept what Elohim is telling us and try and do (all we can) instead of just doing the bare minimum and finding ways to justify it.

    I’m glad I can share this with you now. There is an understanding that is forming in my mind. An understanding that Elohim wants us to do just what he says, regardless of weather it seems relevant. As in the case when he tells us to sacrifice. he spent so much time explaining all those sacrifices and then says that our sacrifices mean nothing without a broken and contrite heart. The relevance of the action is submisive humility. Or loss. Both in the loss of a life and our will. Giving them both up to him.

    Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that come from God’s Spirit. Such a person really does not understand them, and they seem to be nonsense, because their value can be judged only on a spiritual basis. Whoever has the Spirit, however, is able to judge the value of everything, but no one is able to judge him. As the scripture says, “Who knows the mind of the Lord? Who is able to give him advice?” We, however, have the mind of Christ.
    1 Corinthians 2:14‭-‬16

    I am convinced now,that this is the tool the enemy has used as a direct attack against the kingdom, PERCEPTION.
    And it goes together with a concept that I have been contemplating about fathers image in the world. Just yesterday I spoke to a young man who is like many. He has been turned away from Our Father by Men Who teach condemnation without compassion. Who misrepresent and distort the true image of our father and we wonder why idolatry is so hated by YHVH.
    These so-called leaders who are supposed to represent Elohim and our Messiah Yeshua.
    I understand Yeshua crying over Jerusalem.

    His images is all wrong. And it’s through this doublespeak that the enemy craftily snares the unknowing and unwilling. But his time is nearing an end with the Awakening and the pearl being revealed.

    The good news is that if we put on the mind of Christ. Yeshua can subdue that carnal mind if we would simply except, obey, and look for every possible way to submit and die to ourselves.

    Thank you for your continued work brother.
    Lets all help dig!!!

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