Thank you for your article yesterday, and for speaking the truth. I have heard pastors go so far as to say that nine of the commandments are still valid, with the one exception being Sabbath … wow.
You mentioned Yeshua's statement of giving a new command in John 13. My family uses this verse when telling me that Torah is no longer valid. However, we have to be careful with this verse. Yeshua wasn't giving a NEW command; because if he was, then he would be violating Scripture (Deut. 4:2). The "new" commandment, if you look at the actual Greek word used, it is better translated as "new in quality (innovation), fresh in development or opportunity" – "not found exactly like this before." (Strongs #2537 - "kainos")
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Yeshua always seemed to be illustrating, clarifying, and providing a "fresh" application Torah – i.e. "if you look at a woman and have lust for her, you have committed adultery. ..." I wonder if Yeshua's intention was to demonstrate the heart of Torah, which is YHWH.
Anyway, thank you again for speaking truth. May YHWH bless you and yours.