Holy Just and Good
In the meetings in the Christian Community we often the focus on the joy of the Lord or the requirements of the Lord. By this I mean that we approach the corporate movement in terms of what are our privileges and what are our responsibilities. The privileges include the joy of fellowship and sharing and the responsibilities then return to the individual as that presses him or her towards accountable behavior, our responsibility.
The three descriptions in the title of this essay are words that attach to the Divine entity. Humans borrow these from God. Those adjectives belong to God in an exclusive way.
If we seat those excellencies in Yeshua we are able to arrive at a
who what when where why and how.
God, not any creature.
Gift, not loan
Outside the holy city
By dying and rising
One can see that saying the law is HJaG is a mantra that Paul uses to ease the blowback by Moses’ disciples. There is no question that Paul taught the end of the law; he even gave it a bad name: prison. He did not say the law is good for salvation. He could not.
How can obedience be a virtue (=power, from dunamis δύναμις) when one lies every day about doing what God wants and when the thing on which one relies, the whole [the sum] of man, keeping God’s commandments, is where injustice shows its power to condemn and kill.
My friendship with MESSIAH does not include the voice for juveniles, the voice of condemnation, nor the voice of wise and ignorant hypocrisy.
One will reject opportunities be gracious and merciful because one’s morality is to avoid sin.
One day the Sanhedrin heard that the son of a priest was out in the desert preaching and showing every evidence that the status quo in all of Judah’s institutions was inadequate and irrelevant. The iconic commentary of the times on the written word of God was focused on the Law and the temple, both of which were about to be exposed as hostile to John’s preaching.
The Voice for Juveniles
Law as temporary guardian
The voice of Condemnation
Righteousness is apart from the Law. The law condemns everyone. It serves up death. One is wearing all veil if one reads the law as if it were the ultimate voice of God. The things said at Sinai pale in comparison to the lifegiving sayings of God. Both Law and Prophets lose their authority when Christ shows up. Christ the not come to establish what Moses and the prophets taught. I’m sorry that is utter bunk.
The demon-indoctrinated flocks remain unable to say whether the cross
1. Commends God or Moses
2. Ends or begins Christ work
3. Delivers a gift or a loan
Having taught their children to diligently keep the Laws of God from their birth (appropriate for all children whether divine or human laws are the object) when the time comes to respond to Christ’s call it is ridiculous to offer them more Ten Commandments, more Health Laws, more diving into the symbols of salvation the tabernacle the Mercy Seat, and more tables of stone revised. No-one, it seems, under Law could ever arrive at the Jordan river experience of the
The voice of wise hypocrisy.
a reliance on wisdom sayings which show no appreciation of God’s grace.
The scribe, the priest and the elder have
The voice of ignorant hypocrisy.
If the latest tweet from the temple or Sanhedrin said that the priests profane the Sabbath by the work they do and are blameless would one not ask “Who else is doing essential work on the Sabbath?” As good, holy, and just as the Law is its inability to provide
Elbert E Joseph, PhD
Salt that refuses to be trampled