DID GOD CHANGE HIS ORDINANCES AND RELINQUISH
HIS COVENANT WITH HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE?
DID GOD GIVE HIS GLORY TO ANOTHER?
CAN A MAN TAKE THE PLACE OF GOD?
CAN THE NEW TESTAMENT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR
GOD'S BOOK OF THE LAW?
May 18, 1999
In that I am a believer in the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and because I trust in HIM, HE has proven to me in many miraculous ways that HE is indeed this Great and Wonderful GOD that exists for all who fear, hope and trust in HIM.
"…if from thence [exile] thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul." Deuteronomy 4:29
Many people take this Scripture lightly and assume that all they need do is "Love thy neighbor as thyself" and go to church every Sunday. Nothing could be further from the GOD's Truth. However, in believing this, people spend their entire lives seeking GOD, going from one house of worship to the next joining and even rejoining for many different reasons: dynamic sermons, inner peace, opulence, fashion, fame, friendship, liberty to do as one pleases, and yes, some even have a genuine desire to find GOD. Although the number of people who are truly searching for GOD is few, they still do not find HIM or that inner satisfaction, gratification, and divine contentment because they refuse to believe that the Most High GOD is not in their church or house of worship. So, the saying goes, "You can't get blood from a turnip." Nor can you find a dry spot in the bottom of the ocean. And you won't find the True GOD in places that don't exemplify HIM and HIS Law, either. One finds GOD under the cover of obedience, i.e., doing HIS Will, following HIS Paths of Righteousness, and exalting ONLY HIM. Yes, we find GOD on HIS Terms and through the keeping of HIS Ordinances. There's no picking and choosing what we personally deem important in order to serve GOD but rather what HE advises and warns man to do.
"A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day:
"And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known." Deuteronomy 11:27,28
"Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him." Deuteronomy 13:4
The Holy ONE, the Creator of the Universe and Possessor of Heaven and Earth and all things did not just make a globe and tell "man" that he'd have to work by the sweat of his brow and do as he pleases. This profound GOD established guidelines for all those HE created. This Caring GOD counseled Adam and Eve, Noah, and Abraham, the Patriarch of HIS Chosen People. Actually, there is much evidence that supports GOD's dealings with the man HE created and with others who followed - if people would only take the time to search out GOD's Word. GOD advised Adam of exactly what he could and could not do. HE obviously advised Noah, also, as he found grace with GOD and was a "just man" and "perfect in his generations." This information is key to realizing that GOD set standards and guidelines to be followed, and that Noah did GOD's Will to follow them. And there is even much more overwhelming evidence available to us regarding GOD's guidance and interaction with a People HE Chose for HIMSELF. The Books from Genesis to Deuteronomy are replete with information regarding GOD's Love for the People HE named Israelites and HIS curse against them for not keeping HIS Laws. Other books of the "Old Testament" concern GOD's nurturing these Israelites and establishing them a Nation and a World Power.
There are many to dispute the fact that GOD has a "special People" and prefer to believe that all the people of the World are GOD's Chosen People. This couldn't be further from the truth, and these people obviously know nothing about the Scriptures of the "Old Testament" and don't want to know, either. The Most High GOD of Hosts not only has a Chosen People, but HE says HE will dwell in the midst of Israel forever (Ezekiel 43:9) if this Nation will put away their whoredom (false gods and worship only HIM). Israel's GOD also prepared very unique Laws, Statutes, Judgments, Precepts, and Ordinances especially for them to do and to observe in Righteousness. And HE gave them HIS Prophets to lead and guide them in HIS Paths of Righteousness.
"And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God.
"Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day." Deuteronomy 27:9,10
"After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whiter I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
"Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God.
"Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord." Leviticus 18:3 - 5
"For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain."
"For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it." Jeremiah 30:3
GOD even listed HIS Holy Days or rather "Feasts of the Lord" for these Children of Israel to observe in joy and gladness and in exaltation of HIM and HIS Holy Name.
"Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
"Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, and holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings." Leviticus 23:2,3 (Read the rest of this chapter for all GOD's other Holy Days.)
GOD not only gave HIS Chosen People Laws to live and do, HIS (Seventh Day) Sabbaths and Feast days to observe, but HE also gave them the Land of Israel - "the Glory of all lands." Unequivocally, GOD intended for HIS People to keep HIS Laws AND live in the Land of Canaan, i.e., if Israel intended to stay in the land, they had to keep these Laws.
"For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
"Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee." Genesis 13:15,17
"And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it." Genesis 15:7
"And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." Genesis 17:8
The Laws that the Most High GOD of Hosts gave to the Children of Israel were presented in a book, and this book of the law was not to be changed in any way. The Israelites were not permitted to add to or delete from these Laws, Statutes, and Judgments. And every seven (7) years, the Priests were to read these Laws in the ears of ALL Israel and the stranger who lived among them for all to learn and to fear GOD to do all HIS Law. This Law, even to this day, is not hidden but is still available to all who desire to follow after the Most High GOD of Hosts, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob which so happens to be HIS Name forever (Exodus 3:15)!
"If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul,
"For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
"It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
"Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
"But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
"See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
"In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it." Deuteronomy 10 - 16
"But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
"I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it." Deuteronomy 30:18
"What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it." Deuteronomy 12:32
"And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
"When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
"Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law." Deuteronomy 31:10,11
"Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess." Deuteronomy 5:33
"That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged."
"Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey." Deuteronomy 6:2,3
"O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!" Deuteronomy 5:29
This is the WORD OF GOD, written by GOD's Prophet Moses (Exodus 34:27; Deuteronomy 27:3) and PROVES WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT GOD DID NOT CHANGE HIS ORDINANCES - NOT FOR HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE AND NOT FOR ANYONE. AND THERE IS NO EVIDENCE IN THE "NEW TESTAMENT" OR OTHER BOOKS PROVING THAT HE DID. Hence, GOD's Laws are still very much pertinent to our survival and prosperity if we want to live in GOD's Peace and experience true harmony with others in this World.
Although many Nations adopt certain parts of the "Old Testament," people choose not to accept GOD's Laws, Statutes, and Judgments as they are written. They use the Bible as a base, but change GOD's Ordinances to suit the theologies that they prefer and that appeal to them, and all because they, too, want to feel "special." Therefore, they have established a "New Testament" Book that puts the spotlight on Gentiles and exalts their own personal and invented "Saviour of the World.."
Now that we know GOD established HIS own Laws "forever," let's get hard evidence regarding the fact that GOD DID NOT CHANGE HIS ORDINACES, but rather, "man" changed them and for his own self-serving purposes!
Christianity and the "New Testament" are representative of an enduring doctrine and theology (for the time being) that has reigned supreme since the Nation of Israel was cursed into exile to serve the Rulers of this Gentile World because of their worship of false gods (Deuteronomy 28th Chapter). Christianity literally professes a doctrine that precisely and expressly goes against the teachings of the Laws of GOD. Actually, it was purposefully designed to replace GOD's "Book of the Law" and have worshippers believe that they must live by the faith of this so-called "Son of God" in order to receive eternal life.
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
"I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." Galatians 2:20,21
The entire Christian philosophy is based on the belief that there was a man who came, died for the Sins of the World, and went off to heaven to return again at a later day. Well, it's been 2000 years, without a replay, and the World is worse off than it was when he was supposedly here during the Roman Era. The following information is from a book entitled Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts that contains even more evidence of man changing GOD's Ordinances.
"Galatians is a classic statement of the doctrine of justification by grace through faith. It was written to counter false teachers who believed a person must keep the Jewish law in order to be right with God. Like the epistle to the Romans, Galatians has played a strategic role in the history of the Christian church." Page 399
"The resurrected Christ is the central theme of the sermons and defenses in Acts. The Old Testament Scriptures, the historical resurrection, the apostolic testimony, and the convicting power of the Holy Spirit all bear witness that Jesus is both Lord and Christ (2:22-36; 10:34-43) and the only way of salvation (4:12).
"The growth of the church is highlighted in Acts. While there are four accounts of the life of Jesus, this is the only book that carries on the story from His ascension to the period of the New Testament epistles. Thus, Acts is the historical link between the Gospels and the epistles and was written to trace the development of the body of Christ over the one-generation transition from a primarily Jewish to a predominantly gentile membership. This apologetic work presents Christianity as distinct from Judaism but also as its fulfillment." Pages 358 and 359 (All bold-faced print is mine.)
The "Old Testament" "Jealous" GOD deals strictly with the Worship of HIMSELF (First Commandment), Salvation of HIS Chosen People, and Sanctification and Exaltation and Praise of HIS Holy Name. This GOD would not have the likes of a man or anything take HIS Place or take HIS Glory. And HE would not even think about changing HIS Ordinances and Laws that HE so painstakingly established for the People HE Created for HIMSELF (Isaiah 43:21). Why, GOD sent HIS People into captivity because they would not worship HIM and Keep HIS Laws, and HE is waiting for them to return to HIM and HIS Law. Now, we are supposed to believe that just because someone who seeks Salvation for Gentiles and who has a "New Testament" Book established for him that he is to be worshipped and get all GOD's Praise and Glory? Anyone who knows the "Old Testament" knows that the mere mention of a religion professing that Israel and even Gentiles need NOT keep GOD's Laws is grounds for that theology to be suspect (Isaiah 8:20). EVERYTHING is based on the keeping of GOD's Laws, Statutes, and Judgments if we are to earn GOD's Redemption and Salvation.
Therefore, Christianity and this "New Testament" CANNOT be substituted for GOD's Book of the Law that HE said must be kept forever.
"Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
"Keep therefore and do them for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
"For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
"And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?" Deuteronomy 4:6 - 8
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
"Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
"But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people." Jeremiah 31:31 - 33
Don't be so gullible to believe that the Holy ONE of Israel is going to discard these Laws! The above Scripture is proof positive that under no circumstances are GOD's Laws null and void. This is man's doing in order that the prophecy of Deuteronomy 28:64 be fulfilled when Israel went into captivity for forsaking the GOD of Israel. During Biblical days, the Israelites forsook their GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for Baal and other false gods. Today, Israel and the World forgets GOD's Holy Name for the likes of a man, this so-called Saviour of the World. Hence, GOD's prophecy in Deuteronomy 28:64 was fulfilled.
"And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.."
The only problem now is that folks prefer to believe this false doctrine and reject GOD's Truth even though it is time to return to the True GOD and follow HIM (Isaiah 40:1 - 5).
Without a doubt, ruling World Powers have changed not only GOD's Ordinances, but also HIS Sabbaths and HIS Feast Days. And they have given GOD's Glory to another. What in the World is Lent, Easter, Communion, Thanksgiving, Xmas, etc., etc.. These aren't GOD's Feast Days!!! GOD never said to observe these days! All these observances are a result of a religion that was founded in the Ist century. And any religion conceived after GOD established HIS Law for all people to follow and do and differs from GOD's Word, is obviously an unrighteous act of man - NOT GOD! It was the Europeans, the Rulers of this Present World System who fabricated this tale and took GOD out of the "Old Testament" and put HIM in a mere man.
"Howbeit every nation made gods of their own…" II Kings 17:29
"The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
"Therefore hat the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate:…" Isaiah 24:5,6
Would it make sense for GOD to give a man the title of "Saviour of the World" when HE is King of this World, and HE knows no other Savior but HIMSELF?
"Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
"For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
"God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness." Psalm 47:6 - 8
"I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour." Isaiah 43:11
"Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? Have not I the Lord? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." Isaiah 45:21,22
"Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any." Isaiah 44:8
"I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." Isaiah 42:8
"For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another." Isaiah 48:11
"And I will give them on heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
"That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God."
"Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me." Hosea 13:4
Given all the Scripture that has been submitted herewith, can anyone honestly say that GOD actually gave a man the title of "Saviour of the World" when GOD is King of the World, and HE knows no other saviour?
Let's face the GOD's Truth. Only the Ruling Powers that established Christianity and the "New Testament" have the whole World looking to a so-called 2nd coming of a man who was exalted in the place of GOD All-Mighty. This is not GOD's Word! Therefore, how can people adopt such a religion? And how can people be so gullible? This so-called Saviour has a very poor track record. First of all, he was never a king, he had no kingdom, he didn't save the World from their Sins, he didn't stress the keeping of GOD's Laws and Statutes, and he certainly did not perform GOD's Judgments. And no one has seen him for over 2,000 years, thus making a 2nd coming extremely doubtful.
And the other side of the coin, which is the Truth of the matter, is that the Most High GOD of Hosts, the GOD of Israel, proclaims HIS Book of the Law and exalts ONLY HIMSELF, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This Book also teaches that ONLY GOD's Law and belief and trust in HIM can manifest Salvation.
So, did GOD change HIS Ordinances or even HIS Chosen People and give HIS Glory to another? And can mere man take the place of GOD? Can Christianity and the "New Testament" be a substitute for GOD's Book of the Law? And did GOD really give HIS Glory to another? The answer to all of these questions is an emphatic NO! GOD's Laws and HIS Covenant with Israel, HIS Chosen People, will last forever! And this Great, All-Mighty GOD will reign in Jerusalem where all Nations will go to see HIS Glory.
"For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God." II Samuel 7:24
"And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."
Let us all, who seek GOD's Righteousness prepare to go up to the mountain of the Lord to follow HIM and abandon all false teachings and false worship for the Most High GOD of Israel is our life and the length of our days; HE is our only Hope for Salvation and for our return home.
Let GOD's Righteousness shine and let HIM be Glorified and Exalted throughout the World from now and FOREVER!
ALL PRAISES AND GLORY DUE TO THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel