Seek the truth by reading the scriptures
THE EDITOR, Sir:
After reading the article in The Gleaner today (March 26, 2016) by Peter Espeut, I was prompted to send you this cartoon and make some comments.
Unfortunately, many Christians are of the opinion that "if pastor seh so" then it must be correct. We need to get out of this brainwashing and seek the truth for ourselves by carefully reading and studying the scriptures.
New Covenant (more applicably 'the Renewed Covenant') does not do away with Torah. Jeremiah 31:33 states: "For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra'el after those days declares YHWH. I shall put my Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts." These are the same instructions that were given at Mount Sinai, and we are told in more than one place that we should not add or subtract from them. Yahushua said in Matthew 5:17: "Do not think that I have come to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete".
Acts Chapter 15 verse 21 states: "For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in every city, those proclaiming him - being read in the congregations every Sabbath".
There is no doubt that persons were taught from the only scriptures in existence at that time (what we call the Old Testament) and they would have been familiar with all the instructions. There was no New Testament at that time. Peter and the other disciples would not have gone against what their Master said in Matthew 5:17-19 and Paul, in his writings, contrary to what is preached, did not tell us that the Torah is no longer valid.
In Peter's vision in Acts 10, there is one very important phrase which is often overlooked in verse 28. "But Elohim has shown me that I should not call any MAN common or unclean". The vision had nothing to do with unclean animals. Leviticus 11 gives a list of unclean foods and if YHWH says they are unclean, why do we think we can overrule that with a little prayer/blessing?
Mark 7:19 is in the context of "eating with unwashed hands" and is expanded upon in Matthew 15:19-20.
Since there is no mention of Saturday or Sunday in the scriptures, we need to look at how time was observed in ancient days. Genesis 1:14 states that the lights in the heavens are to be used for signs, appointed times, days and years. Throughout the Bible, we see dates like the 10th day of the first month, etc. The Creator placed His calendar in the heavens where no one can manipulate it, and the mystery is beginning to unravel as to YHWH's true Sabbath. See https://www.worldslastchance.com/videos#play1748 for more information.