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
answer will come later.
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?
The answer is No. Meanings do not
change, what is meant then, is meant now.
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
Answer can only be C. – From Genesis to Malachi (the Torah or the Prophets)
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
(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.
- Only the Old Testament
- Only the New Testament
- 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
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:
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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.
(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
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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
Where was Yeshua quoting from?… Here
(Exod 20:6 [KJV])
And shewing mercy unto thousands
of them that love me, and keep my
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
Basic tools for Study – see
approach to study:
1. A King James Bible – Software
we highly recommend theWord
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)