One of my favorite Christian commentators sent an email out this week commenting on the the “GAY” issue that has been the buzz of the country lately. President Obama commented he supported same-sex marriages and of course, the commentators commented. Todd Friel is one of those.
He points to a number of headlines:
- The Wall Street Journal’s “Are Dads the New Moms?”
- CNN’s “Single Mothers, Stand Proud.”
- USA Today’s “Why Ban on Women in Combat Needs to End.”
- CNN’s “Baseball Final Forfeited Because of a Girl at Second Base.”
- The Montreal Gazette’s “Genderless Passports Under Review in Canada.”
OO! OO!! Pick Me Todd! (Hands Raised) I can tell you Todd! It’s because we have forgotten the TORAH! You know, the basic instructions that God provided for his children. Torah in Hebrew actually translates into Instructions and not LAW like our Bible versions tell us.
But today you have people like Todd Friel and other evangelicals…well all of Christianity for that matter teaching that the Old Testament Laws are done away with. Well Todd, that would include the one about homosexuality. The church has done such a good job at getting rid of the Torah. Is it a HUGE surprise that we even have entire churches embracing homosexual lifestyles?
Why not? You have entire churches having PORK pig roasts on Sunday afternoons! YHVH in his TORAH calls eating pig an Abomination, JUST a few chapters before he calls HOMOSEXUALITY an abomination. WHY in the World does Todd Friel think that the practice of men sleeping with men is still a sin but somehow, eating a ham sandwich is no problem?
I love Todd, I really do, but he has to understand that the Christian church has for a long time misunderstood the writings of Paul.
2 Peter 3:16
As also in all his(PAUL’s) epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned(unleared in TORAH) and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Todd and others have done such a great job at teaching the Law is done away with (with the exception of those Ten Commandments), that most of Christianity and the world has completely embraced lawlessness, TORAHLESSNESS! We are no longer a light to the nations(gentiles). The TORAH is what brings the light! Jesus/Yeshua was that Torah. He was the Torah(Word) made flesh. A perfect example in which to follow!
If Jesus/Yeshua was the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE….
“Blessed are the undefiled in the WAY, who walk in the TORAH of the LORD.”
“Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy TORAH is the TRUTH.”
The TORAH of the wise is a fountain of LIFE, to depart from the snares of death.
But NOOOO!! Todd and others claim that Jesus lived the Law perfectly so we wouldn’t have to…and the ceremonial Law is done away with. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CEREMONIAL LAW IN THE BIBLE. In fact God says there is ONE LAW!
“There is to be ONE TORAH and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.”
“The SAME TORAH shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.”
Todd and others have mistakenly misinterpreted the book of Hebrews to mean that the old law was too hard. But that idea contradicts more scripture.
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome.
You see, we have forgotten the TORAH, the INSTRUCTIONS of our Father and have taught a NEW WAY to God, which fails the Deuteronomy 13 test. We have taught a different Messiah then the one who came to free us from the transgressions of our sins of the law, not the law itself.
Our best option at this late point in the game is to repent and get back to the Torah and relearn what the Fathers instructions are for His children. We need to STOP teaching this ridiculous notion that the Messiah came to free us from the law and instead teach that He came to FREE US FROM THE PUNISHMENT OF TRANSGRESSING HIS LAW.