And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Matthew 17:16 (KJV)
Cure – In the book Jehuda Halevi by Isaak Heinemann, an interesting metaphor is made describing those men, who meaning to do good, set out to do it on their own terms and not necessarily according to divine ordinances. In a conversation between the Khazari and a Rabbi, the Rabbi is explaining how the root of belief is the same as the root of unbelief. He goes on to describe the scene at Mt Sinai and the golden calf, or rather, those involved with the proposal of building the golden calf. Continue reading “Ineffective Prescriptions”
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:36 (KJV)
Believeth – What does it mean to believe? Greek theology would have you interpret belief as an internal state of cognition. As long as your neurons transmit the correct signals of belief that Yeshua is the Son of God, then all is well. You will receive everlasting life. And thus we have the doctrine of the separation between faith and works – a Greek theological doctrine. But to the Hebrew, there is no separation. Faith without works is dead. Continue reading “Believing is Obedience”