Rabbi Paul (Rav Sha'ul):
The most misunderstood Scriptures in the Renewed Covenant [The B’rit Hadashah] appear to be in the letters of Paul. Why? The apostle Peter (Kefa) tells us in II Peter 3:15-17:
“Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort [ignorant of The Torah], as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.”
From this Scripture, it is clear that Peter was witnessing the beginning of the same distortion and misinterpretation of Paul’s writings that is still prevalent today. For nearly two thousand years, “Lawless” teachers have been erroneously using Paul’s writings to lead people away from obeying the Word of God.
Meanwhile; I’m perplexed. How is it that the Word of The Author is overturned by the word of his spokesman? Messiah God clearly tells us that His Word is truth, eternal covenants, perpetual Statutes, never ending ordinances, and for ever laws; yet we hear, “but Paul said His Laws were nailed to the cross”, and other misunderstood and misused comments so obviously contrary to Gods Word. Are the terms ‘eternal’ and ‘never ending’ that difficult to understand? Besides, if Messiah God did delete any of His Laws, that would immediately eliminate Him as God and condemn Him for Treason against The Father.
I’m so confused and baffled! God has given us laws to follow as The Sabbath, His Dietary Laws, and His Annual Feast Days (also Sabbaths). Many who wish NOT to be subject and obedient will now scream they’re ‘not under the law’, and so don’t need nor have to. Why is it that we subscribe/respect those beliefs when they’re clearly LIES! They don’t believe ‘they’re not under the law’ for they follow/obey zestfully church LAW; Easter, Christmas, and others. They’re ‘UNDER CHURCH LAW’!
Said again, I don’t believe anyone actually believes Pauls difficult to understand commentary over Messiah God. I believe ‘that God has sent them strong delusion that they would believe a lie’ because they have rejected His Truth’ 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. The only words of Paul they actually seem to read or listen to are those things that have a contrary appearance to The Word of God, which is what their ‘itching ears’ desire to believe! That is espousing a different gospel.
Think of your doctrine: The Jews CHOSEN status was removed because of their disobedience, yet The Christians are now the NEW CHOSEN who don’t have to be obedient and will be raptured avoiding the mayheim to come. Does this not give you pause? Is this not church dogma, hoax, and anti-semitism?
Whatelse has Paul said about Gods Law(s):
Do we then make void the law [The Torah] through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. Romans 3:31
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Romans 6:15
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Romans 7:12
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. Romans 7:14
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God. Romans 7:22-25
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Romans 13:2
But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: Romans 16:26
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24
Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: Galatians 3:21
Why don’t I ever hear any of Pauls followers quote any of those verses?
So, either Paul is schizophrenic, saying many contrary things, or no one seems to be able to figure out what one of the most difficult writers in history is trying to say. Either way, clearly replacing what Messiah God has told us all through scripture with words of Paul is BLASPHEMOUS! Don’t even try to defend yourself with verbage like, “all scripture is inspired” [Tanakh was the ONLY scripture when Paul wrote that]; for again, even Peter warns us not to take what Paul says at face value. Know the Torah, Gods Law. “If you love ME, (read/learn) keep My Commandments”! And those who say/think they know Messiah, but don’t keep His Commandments is a liar, and all liars go to Hell. 1 John 2:4 and Revelation 21:8
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:” Galatians 1:6
[A comment regarding the first believers leaving Sabbath for Sunday]
And finally, for those who insist upon the concept of ‘not under the law’, Messiah said, “"DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS”
[Matthew 7:23 NASB] See if Paul can save you now!
Stephen O. Navarro