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WHY MUST WE STUDY THE TORAH OR THE PROPHETS FOR CORRECTION, DOCTRINE..?

 (2Tim 3:16 [KJV])

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 

There are two areas of service that we see few believers, one is bible study and the other is in prayer. Many people put their lives in believing what is said to them by others and not bothering to check for themselves to see if what they hear is true or false. TTGM encourages you from the depth of our hearts, that you study and pray for yourselves, trust no man for your own salvation.

 

To begin this study, first you must understand that God’s word has no secrets in it that only the educated can find – Why? Fishermen understood the book. Yes, it has to be searched, but if you are faithful and determined, God will show you His answers from His word. It is our duty to search out and find for ourselves. If you cannot read, then get someone that you can trust to read the word for you (phone apps can now read). Lastly, the word is best studied from biblical text that has not been corrupted, for this we recommend the use of the King James Bible (why the King James?).

 

For this study we are going to ask questions that would help you to think. Why? This is what our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) did. He would ask questions for people to answer, and in doing so it helped persons to better understand.


Many churches teach that we only need to read the New Testament, is this true?

  1. Yes
  2. No

 

The answer will come later.

 

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Can the meaning of a text change after time has passed? For example if a text in the bible had a meaning when it was written, can it mean something different hundreds of years later?

  1. Yes
  2. No


The answer is No. Meanings do not change, what is meant then, is meant now.


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Why should we study from the Torah or the Prophets?

To answer this, ask yourself, what does All Scripture mean in the following text?

2 Timothy  3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  

 

A. Genesis to Revelation

B. Mathew to Revelation

C. Genesis to Malachi (Torah or the Prophets)

 

The Answer can only be C. – From Genesis to Malachi (the Torah or the Prophets) Why?

 

What was meant then could only refer to the Old Testament (rem: meaning does not change). Why? The New Testament was not known about at that time, some of the books were not written yet and what was written by the apostles was called epistles (or letters) to the churches. You see, in that day there was scripture and then there were epistles. These epistles were sent out to clarify, instruct, inform about what our Lord said etc. Yeshua, when He was tempted responded with words in the Torah for each temptation (as believers should do). When Yeshua spoke, He would say, it is written, have you not read, it was said of them of old etc - all from the Torah. When His apostles wrote, they would use text from the Torah to support what they were explaining etc. Today’s believers do not read the Torah or the prophets as it is seen now as only for the Jews, not realizing that it is the foundation of our faith (it is the WORD of God- And who is the Word of God? Yeshua). 

 

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So now, ask yourself what do you think these more noble men were using to determine what was right or wrong (profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness)?

(Acts 17:11 [KJV])
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, *and searched the scriptures daily*, whether those things were so.

 

  1. Only the Old Testament
  2. Only the New Testament
  3. Both the Old and the New Testament.

 

It could only be A. – the old Testament. Why? The New Testament was not put together as yet and what they had from the apostles were called epistles. THESE BELIEVERS WERE LIVING THE NEW TESTAMENT. The scriptures they used were from the Old Testament for correction/doctrine etc  (to see whether those things were so).

 

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So when did the New Testament come into being?

 

New Testament History:

The final writing of the New Testament letters, it is believed did not go pass 120 AD (AD- After death and resurrection of our Lord). The first list of the New Testament books were put together in the year 382 AD at the Council in Rome under pope Damasus. The list was officially accepted in the year 405 AD by pope Innocent who ratified the canon of scripture (that now included New Testament as scripture).

 

Information sourced from here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Testament

 

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TTGM: In conclusion, in the New Testament whenever the word scripture, precepts, ordinance, law or commandments are used, they are referring to what is written in the Torah or the prophets.

Read…

(Matt 5:17-19 [KJV])
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

 

As believers, the law still stands, we are not under the law of sin and death, but we are under grace. So we obey the law because we are saved, we do not obey the law to be saved.

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Heaven and earth is still here so you need to read and understand the Old Testament for your life. The New Testament explains the Old and what our Lord came to do. Lastly, there is no contradiction between the old or the new Testament.

 

Listen and obey:

(John 14:15 [KJV])

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Where was Yeshua quoting from?… Here
(Exod 20:6 [KJV])

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

 

What commandments? All the commandments in the Torah. This is were we look for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. Be Blessed as you understand.

 

 

Basic tools for Study – see approach to study:

 

1.       A King James Bible – Software we highly recommend theWord (free)

2.       A Strong’s Concordance – Software with a concordance we recommend is again theWord.

 

 

King James Bible for Android - KJV (free)

 

Also try for Android “And Bible(free)

 

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The Greatest Love of all (John 3:16) 

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

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