YHVH’s Torah-Law: Yeshua and the Apostles Versus the Church

What the Mainstream Christian Church Teaches

If you have spent anytime in the mainstream Christians church, you have heard taught that the law of Moses (YHVH Elohim’s Torah-law) was “done away with” or words to that effect. Is this what Yeshua the Messiah and his apostles really taught? How do those who teach that the law of Elohim has been annulled, replaced by the New Covenant and is thus, to a large degree, no longer applicable to Christians reconcile this view with the plethora of Scriptures that say otherwise? They cannot. 

No! The false teachers in the Christian church who teach that the law or commandments of Elohim have been done away with have spread before the people of Elohim a table full of vomit and are encouraging, no brainwashing, the people to eat of their fare. 

These doctrines and teachings of the mainstream church are nothing more than the traditions of men by which the clear, unchangeable and indisputable Word of Elohim has been made of none effect, which is something for which Yeshua castigated the religious leaders of his day (Mark 7:8–13; Matt 15:3–9), which is a stern warning to every so called follower of Yeshua today. 

Yes, as Paul astutely wrote and is as true now as when he  penned these words, “the carnal mind is enmity against Elohim; for it is not subject to the law of Elohim, nor indeed can be,” (Rom 8:7). The prophet Jeremiah had something similar to say about the carnal, rebellious and sinful nature of man as well especially when it comes to obeying the Creator’s commandments: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jer 17:9). 

Yes, sadly, a long time ago, the leaders of the mainstream church chose to follow the inclinations of their evil hearts and contrived cunningly devised and pernicious justifications, philosophies and unbiblical doctrines of men to circumvent many if not most of the commandments of Elohim. These doctrines of men by which the Word of Elohim has been made of none effect were then codified into theologies, institutionalized into catechisms and doctrinal statements, and then taught in their institutions of education to be passed onto successive generations of deceived people. How sad and vile! 

This has been a vast calumny against the  clear Word of Elohim orchestrated by Satan the devil himself, who was the first one to question the Word of Elohim at the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden, thus deceiving the first humans to believe the lie that YHVH did not mean what he said when he gave them commandments to obey. This lying deception led to the first sin and man being cut off from Elohim. 

The so-called early fathers starting in the second century A.D. fell for the same Satanic deception and bought into the same lie as Adam and Eve. These lies were largely institutionalized in A.D. 325 at the famous Council of Nicea as led and orchestrated by the pagan Roman Emperor Constantine. This was the nascence of the Roman Catholic Church, which has subsequently passed this false teaching on to all of her harlot daughters and to the spawn that has flowed therefrom. 

So why can’t more people see the fact that the mainstream church is incongruent with the biblical Truth they claim to follow? Especially, why can’t the religious leaders with their vast amount of education and advanced degrees including knowledge of biblical linguistics see this? As the saying goes, this is not rocket science! There are many answers to the question why so many Christian leaders are blind to one of the most obvious aspects of biblical Truth. We have already answered this question in part above. Additionally, for many, if not most, its the love of money, or power, or fame, prestige, and the social acceptance that comes from not questioning the status quo. But there is another reason to consider why the erudite have failed to comprehend obvious biblical Truth. It is this: YHVH declared that he would use the foolish and base things of this world (like your author) to confound the wise. Why? That no flesh may glory, and that all the glory should go to Elohim. As we read,

Because the foolishness of Elohim is wiser than men; and the weakness of Elohim is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but Elohim hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and Elohim hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath Elohim chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence. (1 Cor 1:25–29)

Moreover, those people who are Truth seekers and who go against the prevailing current of the mainstream Christian church and begin to study YHVH’s Torah-law, guess what? According to David, the study of the Torah makes one wiser than one’s enemies and teachers. This includes all of the doctors and professors in all of the Christian seminaries who teach that the law was done away with! Says David of those who study YHVH’s Torah,

Oh, how I love Your Torah-law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts. (Ps 119:97–100)

The psalmist’s prediction was realized when the non-formally educated disciples of Yeshua were arrested and hauled before the Jewish religious elite of their day. In the Book of Acts it is recorded,

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Yeshua. (Acts 4:13)

What were the apostles’ only credentials? They had sat at the feet of the Yeshua the Messiah­—a Torah teacher.

What does this mean for the saints of Elohim in our day?

It is now time for the true saints of YHVH Elohim and the disciples of Yeshua to wake up to the hard cold fact, as hard to believe and as unpopular as such a realization may be, that they have been deceived and have inherited lies from the church system, and that they need to come out of the harlot system of the whore of Babylon (Rev 18:1–4). It is high time to get back to the Bible in preparation for the coming of our Lord, Yeshua the Messiah, who will judge us all on the basis of the whole counsel of his Word including his Torah-law (Matt 5:19).

The following is a list of phrases that the teachers in the mainstream church continually vomit forth to supposedly justify why YHVH’s Torah-law is no longer relevant to the New Testament saint. Read through this list, and then go on and see what Yeshua and his apostles taught on this subject. Then ask yourself this question: Who is right: the church or the Bible? Then go and do the right thing.

  • We are not under law anymore; we are now under grace.
  • The law was nailed to the cross; it was done away with.
  • Christ fulfilled the law for us so that we don’t have to do it.
  • Christ is the end of the law.
  • One is either under law or under grace; law and grace are mutually exclusive terms; when it comes to law and grace it is “either or,” “not both and.”
  • We have been freed from the works of the law.
  • We are saved by grace, not by the works of the law; therefore, we do not need the law anymore.
  • The law was against us.
  • We are obligated to keep the moral aspects of the law, not the ceremonial aspects of the law.
  • It is a curse to keep the law.
  • The Epistle to the Galatians offers a convincing argument against the law.
  • Love is the fulfilling of the law. All we have to do know is to walk in love.
  • The curse of the law.
  • We’re dead to the law.
  • If we keep the law, we have fallen from grace.
  • The law was for the Jews, not the Gentiles.
  • Since we are not justified by the works of the law, we don’t have to keep the law.

What Yeshua Taught About the Torah-Law

No commentary from this author is need here. We will let Scripture speak for itself.

Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill [Greek pleroo meaning “to make replete, fill up to the full level, make complete”]. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks [Greek luo meaning “loosen, unloose, dissolve”] one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 5:17–20)

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matt 7:21–23)

If you love Me, keep My commandments.… He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. (John 14:15, 21)

Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” “So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,’ ‘DO NOT MURDER,’ ‘DO NOT STEAL,’ ‘DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS,’ ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER.’ (Luke 18:19–20) (Here Yeshua equated the word commandments [Gr. entoley] with Torah.)

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matt 28:18–20) (emphasis added on all)

The Apostles on Imitating Messiah

Paul said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” (1 Cor 11:1)

John said, “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” (1 John 2:9)

What Paul Taught About the Torah-Law

Again, no commentary from this author is need here. We will let Scripture speak for itself.

Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. (1 Cor 11:1)

Wherefore the law [Torah] is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. (Rom 7:12)

For we know that the law [Torah] is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. (Rom 7:14)

For I delight in the law [Torah] of Elohim after the inward man… (Rom 7:22)

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin [i.e., violation of the laws/Torah of YHVH, see 1 John 3:4], that grace may abound? Elohim forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? (Rom 6:1–2)

Do we then make void the law through faith? Elohim forbid: yea, we establish the law. (Rom 3:31, Romans was written in about A.D. 56)

But we know that the law [Torah] is good, if a man use it lawfully…(1 Tim 1:8, First Timothy was written just before Paul’s martyrdom in about A.D. 66)

But if, while we seek to be justified by Messiah, we ourselves also are found sinners [i.e., violators of the YHVH’s Torah-law], is therefore Messiah the minister of sin [lawlessness/Torahlessness]? Elohim forbid. (Gal 2:17, Galatians was written between A.D. 55 to 56)

Toward the end of Paul’s life and ministry when, according to Christian theology, Paul was supposed to have already liberated the first-century believers from the “shackles and bondage” of the Elohim’s Torah-law, yet in the Book of Acts we read the following. Amazingly, Paul made some of these statements just a couple of years before his death, which proves that his view on the Torah never changed even at the end of his life. This is contrary to what the false, lying teachers in the Christian church tells us about Paul.

And when they heard it, they glorified YHVH, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe [in Yeshua the Messiah]; and they are all zealous of the law [Torah]: And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs. What is it therefore? The multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law [Torah]. (Acts 20:20–24, written in about A.D. 58 to 60)

While he answered for himself, neither against the law [Torah] of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all. (Acts 25: 8; Paul made this statement in a court of law about A.D. 62.)

And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, [i.e., the Torah] yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. (Acts 28:17, written about A.D. 63) (emphasis added on all)

Here are some other statements by Paul with regard to YHVH’s Torah-law.

Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. (1 Cor 7:19)

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law…(1 Cor 9:19–21) 

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm. But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine… (1 Tim 1:5–10) (emphasis added on all)

What James Taught About the Torah-Law

Again, no commentary from this author is need here. We will let Scripture speak for itself.

For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath. (Acts 15:21) [That is to say, the Torah-law of Moses was taught every Sabbath in the synagogue, so the new Gentile converts could go there to learn it.]

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. For He who said, “DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,” also said, “DO NOT MURDER.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. (Jas 2:8–12)

What John Taught About the Torah-Law

John’s first epistle along with his Book of Revelation were written in the A.D. 90s some 60 years after Yeshua’s resurrection and 30 years after the death of Paul. Even at this late date, there is not even the slightest indication that the Torah-law of Elohim had been done a way with, as the mainstream Christian church teaches.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. (1 John 2:3–7)

Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. (1 John 3:4)

And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. (1 John 3:22)

Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. (1 John 3:24)

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.  For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:2–3)

And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Rev 12:17)

Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. (Rev 14:12)

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. (Rev 22:14) 

A Question for YOU

Who are you going to believe? What the mainstream Christian church teaches about YHVH’s Torah-law or what Yeshua the Messiah, the Word of Elohim incarnate, and his apostles said about it? The choice is yours and the consequences of that choice are enormous and eternal.


6 thoughts on “YHVH’s Torah-Law: Yeshua and the Apostles Versus the Church

  1. Hello, Mr. Lawrence.
    I’m a new follower of the blog, and I’m painfully aware of my lack of understanding of many things.
    This message is not meant to be argumentative. I’m a truth seeker, plain and simple.
    Do you have a teaching that you can point me to concerning what Paul came away from Jerusalem with in Acts chapter 15? I’m not trying to contradict what you’re saying about the Torah. I’m just trying to understand. There’s no doubt you’ve had to address this.
    I love God. I love His Word. I’ll never tire of the thrill of discovering things that aren’t obvious to the casual reader.
    Thank you for your time.
    JPaul Fontan
    5236 Roberts Road
    Carthage, Ms. 3051

  2. This is wonderful…thank you for all the scriptures put together. Your years of study are making things much easier for those of us coming on board after you! Praise Yah

  3. How can anyone believe anything given by or received from the great whore or her harlot daughters?
    A deceptive and convincing lie always contains just enough truth to deceive the reader/hearer. But it doesn’t change the fact that it is a lie.
    Shalom, John

  4. Vernon Coleman in his writings about ‘The greatest hoax in history’ (which is about the lies from the NWO in regard to the v@cc!nes), states that Hitler once said people can be easily deceived by enormous lies, because they can’t fathom that someone can lie that much.
    Unless Christians study the Holy Scriptures by themselves as well as the history of the Catholic church, it can be difficult to believe that they have been lied to.
    Blessings, Sonja

  5. I think I’m only beginning to grasp how many places in the New Testament talk about Torah. It is not discussed ONLY in the Old Testament as we have been taught. There it is, spread out in various verses over many books of the NT, just waiting to be noticed and acknowledged.

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