Examining the Scriptures

Acts 17:10-11 10The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 11Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

According to this verse the Berean’s examined the Scriptures to see if what Paul taught actually lined up with the “Scriptures”. When Luke, inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, wrote this letter what were “the Scriptures”? It was the Law, the Prophets and the Writings; i.e. The Word of God. Everything that Paul taught had to agree with, and harmonize with “the Scriptures”. If Paul taught that the Law of God was done away with and abolished then that doctrine should be found in “the Scriptures“.

God does nothing without first revealing it through his prophets:

Amos 3:7 “For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets”.

Nowhere in “the Scriptures, the “the Word of God”, is it stated that the Law of God as given through Moses would be done away with and abolished. On the contrary, it is stated in scores and scores of verses that His Law is forever!

One of the Scriptural truths that is little-known in the mainstream Christian community is the fact that, according to God himself, the commands, statutes and decrees of God as given through Moses cannot be added to or taken away from, ever. These are the facts, and even Paul cannot contradict God! If he had, he would have been a false prophet, as per Deuteronomy 12:32-13:5 among others:

Deuteronomy 12:32-13:5 32“Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.1If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ 3you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. 5But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So, you shall purge the evil from your midst.”

Deuteronomy 4:1-2And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

By the way, this same truth applies to Jesus. As an Israelite from the tribe of Judah and the only one who ever obeyed the Law of God perfectly, he in no way violated the commands in these verses. If Jesus had added to the Law of Moses or if he had taught, or commanded anyone to break and/or change the Law of Moses he would have himself violated the commands of the Law of Moses. Adding to or taking away from the established Law of God would have disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah, and branded him a sinner and as someone who taught rebellion against the LORD God.

Yet, mainstream Christianity believes in a Messiah that has done just that.

Today’s church not only teaches and believes in a Jesus that changed, violated and did away with God’s Law, but it believes that God the Father was okay with it; even though God said that His Laws, His Instructions, are forever and are not to be changed.

That god is a liar! And that messiah is a sinner!

The real God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob keeps His Word:

Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.”

Judges 2:1 Now the angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up from Egypt and brought you into the land that I swore to give to your fathers. I said, I will never break my covenant with you,

Psalm 89:34 I will not violate my covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.

Malachi 3:6For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Hebrews 1:12 like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”

Hebrews 6:18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob{Israel}, Jesus and Paul keeps his word, he means what he says, he does not lie and he does not change.

What does the text say?

Deuteronomy 12:28 & 32 28 Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God… 32 Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.

The real Jesus never taught against nor did he ever authorize any changes to the Law of God as given through Moses. If he had, he would have been a false prophet, a rebel and a sinner for adding to or taking away from the commands of God.

In Acts, Chapter 6, the Holy Spirit proclaims Jesus did not change Moses:

Acts 6:11-14 11Then they secretly instigated men who said, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.” 12And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council, 13and they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law, 14for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.”

What does the text say?

Verse 13 says “and they set up false witnesses”!

The Holy Spirit clearly states that “false witnesses” were brought in to accuse Stephen of blasphemy against the Law. Because these were “false witnesses”, Stephen did not blaspheme or speak against the Law of Moses.

These same “false witnesses” claimed Jesus would change the customs that Moses delivered. And again, since these were “false witnesses”, Jesus did not change the customs that Moses delivered.

God’s Spirit-inspired Word proclaims the accusation that Jesus came to change Moses is “false”, yet this is the very thing that mainstream Christianity teaches to be true! The church today, unfortunately, takes the side of those that conspired against Stephen and lied about Jesus.

99% of today’s Christian population take the side of those false witnesses. Why? Because we were taught from the cradle that Jesus came to change Moses and to do away with the Law. According to what we just read in the Word of God this is actually false.

What does the text say?

“Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.” | God

Final Thought: Nothing that Jesus did changed anything delivered by Moses. Everything that Moses delivered from God to his people remains the same today as the day he delivered it.

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