Bible Society's Bible THE ORTHODOX JEWISH BIBLE deceptively titled?
There are many adherents of a sect of Hasidim
in Brooklyn who claim their Rebbe is G-d and that they are
STILL part of Orthodox Judaism, demanding to have it BOTH ways,
as it were. This is basically what is going on in the Beis HaMikdash (Temple) with Paul and James in Acts chapter 21, the two of them wanting to have it both ways.
Don't blame AFII for this. We didn't write the Bible; we just translate it. The fact is, Paul submits his Gospel to a Torah observant Temple-attending (Luke 24:53)
synagogue based (James 2:2, see Greek NT) sect (Ac 24:14) of Judaism who live a Torah-observant life in
Jerusalem (Ac 21:20) even though they are Spirit-filled Jewish believers (Ac 2:4); and in Acts chapter 21 Paul submits
to their authority and goes into the Temple to show that he too is an "Orthodox" Jew and has not repudiated his Orthodox Jewish
faith (Ro 9:1-5), preaching the Good News of Redemption in shul every Shabbos, circumcising the Jewish boy (with a Jewish mother)
Timothy (Ac 16:3) and preaching in Shul every Shabbos as long as he was permitted to do so.
In Romans Paul built up messianic Torah observant Jews who were weak in justifying faith (Ro 5:1) in believing (Ro 15:13) that
Moshiach is the Mesharet Bnei HaMilah (Ro 15:8) just as some uncircumcised were weak in justifying faith (Ro 5:1)
in terms of the righteousness" of faith that Abraham had in his uncircumcision" (Ro 4:11). The hard center of his "Christianity"
(an unknown concept in the First Century, a non-Biblical word first coined by Ignatius in the Second Century--see Magnesians Chapter 10 "according to
Christianity" Kata Cristianismon ) was this sect of Judaism (Ro 9:1-5) with its teaching which is "orthodox" (straight teaching is the
meaning of the word "orthodox"). So no one is being deceived by our Orthodox Jewish Bible translation.
NOW START READING
AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE IN THE OJB TO SEE HOW THE PLAY
CONCLUDES AS RABBI SHA'UL BEGINS DICTATING THE REST OF HIS
LETTER TO TIMOTHY JUST BEFORE THIS RABBI GOES TO HIS DEATH
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In the world
today, we hear so much bad news.Here’s
a true story about a railroad man’s hard life which ends with good news.
My father, Ernest
Morel, was abandoned during the Depression by his father when he was a tender
child. My paternal grandfather walked away from his family on December 24 when little
Ernest was seven years old.As a poor
fatherless boy, he had to make his way alone in the world.Loneliness is a cry from the hearts of many
fine railroad men.And Daddy had a
drinking problem relating back to this abandonment.But he was devoted to my mother, Mary, who is
still living.When she became critically
and chronically ill, he lapsed in caring for himself, and was devoted to her
care.They’d been married 56 1/2 years. At our Brooklyn New York City Jewish ministry,
a Jewish believer in Yeshua, Wayne Gilbert, began to bring me copies of ALL
ABOARD to give to my father.Daddy would
look at the magazines but would not comment.The seed was planted deeply into his heart, and only four days from his
death, my Dad prayed soberly, somberly, and sincerely to surrender his life to
the L-rdship of Yeshua HaMoshiach.He
grew distant, yet a sweetness enveloped him. He was laboring for each breath,
so much a resemblance of Moshiach on the Tree.He had no pain.The breathing and
the pulse grew shorter.Then G-d took
him to Himself.The night before he
passed away, as I was leaving his hospital room, he called out, “G-d bless
you.”Never had he spoken those words to
me, and they were his last. When the far off whistle of a night train cries out
near the midnight hour, I will always remember Daddy.
Will you who
read this story of my beloved father’s last run, bound for Heaven, look up to
the One who came to save you, give you hope and eternal life?My Dad was so blessed, at last, to become a
never-to-be- abandoned reconciled son to his Heavenly Father.The thief on the tree was issued full pardon
at the end of his life and promised Heaven.Yeshua Adoneinu has paid our sin debt in full by shedding His own
precious Blood—the Innocent One laid down His life to ransom us, the guilty
ones.He bids us, “All Aboard.”He is not willing that any should
A few times
when I was very young, Daddy would let me ride a short distance on the tracks
with him—this was a great togetherness experience riding on the rails with my
Dad; however, I am overjoyed that we’ll be together forever in eternity with
Moshiach at Station Stop Heaven—will you?
In closing I
gave my Dad a special gift for Father’s Day two years ago.I had a star named for him.Somewhere, up in the sky, there’s an Ernest
Morel star.Daniel 12:3 says, “Those who
are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament.And those who turn many to righteousness like
the stars, forever and ever.”
Therefore, following the Tanakh and the khoot hameshulash Kohelet 4:12, "threefold cord," also an illustration of the Kedushah MaMeshulleshet, the threefold holiness of the one true G-d--we do not teach that there are three Hashems--we all with one accord teach men Hashem and the Zoon Foon Der Oybershter and the Ruach Hakodesh and to acknowledge one and the same Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Yeshua/Yehoshua Ben Dovid, at once complete in humanity and complete in Teva HaElohi with Elokim HaAv and at the same time one with us as regards his manhood; like us in all respects, apart from averos; as regards his Teva HaElohi, begotten of Elokim HaAv before the ages, but yet as regards his manhood begotten, for us men and for our Yeshuas Elokeinu, of Miriam Bat Eli Ben Dovid the Royal Almah Maidela Besula; one and the same Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach, Zoon foon Der Oybershter, Adoneinu, Ben Yechid. Whoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Emunah of the Messianic Massorah HaZekenim which is the authoritative and universally binding Jewish Teaching given in Chapter 15 of Gevurot MeyRuach Hakodesh, which Emunah except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. Chet Kadmon is the fault and corruption of Kol Bnai Adam whereby we are very far from the original Tzedek and are of our own nature inclined to evil, and even when regenerated, need all the means of chesed and emes to resist the ta'avat besarim and would surely perish under the arur of onesh olam without Him who graciously called us in His merciful musar and discipline. GERUSH SHEDIM (EXPULSION OF DEMONS)