Tanak (Old Testament), Ketuvim Netzarim (New Testament)
Favorite version of Scriptures:
Orthodox Jewish Bible
I'm a young male programmer who has recently (about 1 year and 3 months) come to Torah out of pure atheism. My conversion was strange, because I was given a series of visions and then told to read Genesis 1. After confirming the sequence of events in Genesis 1 and then confirming that the Hebrew of Genesis 1 is in line with the traditionally accepted archaeological sequence of events, I believed the vision. The vision also showed a man on the cross, who I was told was Jesus (Yeshua), who died to atone for my sins, and that I am to put my faith in Him for my salvation. That very week, I was told to keep Shabbat, and I did ever since. Early in my walk, while explaining my faith, I accidentally told someone that I am part of a family of Christians who keep Torah. While at the time, I thought that was a lie and repented of it, months later, I began to feel spiritual conviction by the Ruach HaKodesh about things I never thought of, such as eating pork, and I felt guilty, even though I was fairly certain such things were 'done away with', as many Christians do. I then began to obey such inclinations, and little by little, I discovered that certain things I felt unexplainable guilt for were actually in the Torah. I then began to observe Torah, even though I believed it to be unnecessary, not merely for salvation, but as a purely optional part of my walk that God did not call everyone to do. It was after reading Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and Matthew 5:17-20 that I learned that wasn't the case. As a grafted in former gentile (Romans 11, Ephesians 2:11-12), I am very glad to learn that I truly am part of a family of Christians who keep Torah, and I prefer the term Nazarene Israelite to denote how I realize that I am a fellow citizen and that I am a branch of the vine that is Yeshua. While I don't have any Bible College degrees, I do have a secular education in mathematics from a pretty solid university. While that may seem entirely unrelated, I found that the underpinning training in logic and set theory necessary to do mathematics has helped me unpack a ton of scripture, as well as see through the lies of traditional Christianity. It has also helped my prove things systematically such as the existence of Elohim and even the necessity of the Gospel. I note how lacking such an underpinning is within traditional Christianity, and how strong an underpinning of systematic logic is both in the Bible (inherent in passages such as Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 13:1-5, Deuteronomy 19:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, and Deuteronomy 28:14) and Jewish culture, and I seek to restore that underpinning, because I believe that if everyone in Judaism and Christianity is honest with themselves, logical, and consistent, then after reading the Bible (both Old Testament and New Testament), they will keep Torah and follow Yeshua. My hobbies are weightlifting, martial arts (Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, various forms of Wu Shu), computer programming, and mathematics.
Torah, Brit Chadashah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim, Mathematics, Statistics, Weightlifting, Computer Science, Martial Arts, Physics, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Near Eastern History and Culture, Parkour
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What is your favorite Book of the Scriptures?
What is your favorite verse?
Yochanan 1 1
What is your favorite quote? (From Scripture or elsewhere)
"Let us hear the sof (conclusion) of the whole matter; Fear HaElohim, and of His commandments be shomer mitzvot; for this is the whole duty of haAdam. 14 For HaElohim shall bring kol ma'aseh (every work) into mishpat (judgment), with every ne'lam (secret thing, concealed thing), whether it be tov (good), or whether it be rah (evil). "
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