Without the Torah as the Foundation to Your Faith
You Are Unstable in All Your Ways
and Easily Swayed by False Teachings
Just like James said that Faith without Action is dead. But we also understand that not any action pleases God, only obedience to him as he has outlined in the Bible.
SO, Faith without Torah!? How can it be!? It cannot, because the Torah (God’s Teachings) is the Foundation of the Faith. It would be like building your faith without a foundation or expecting a tree to stand without any roots. All Faith in God and Jesus (Y’shua) is rooted in the Torah, so that if you don’t know the Torah you can become easily confused and swayed by false teachings. It is imperative to your faith in God to know and abide by the Torah. If you do not, you can easily become unstable in all your ways. Like building a house without a foundation.
In Luke 6:46-49, Jesus (Y’shua) states: “And why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (47) Whosoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like: (48) He is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat intensely upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. (49) But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat intensely, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”
In 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Paul states in his writing to Timothy: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
If you are not grounded in an understanding of the Foundation of the Bible (the Torah) and practice it in your daily life then you do not have a solid foundation to build one’s faith upon. The results to your faith would be: “and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”
A brother probably said it best: “Our Enemy is brilliant at mixing lies with the truth which leads to confusion or at worst a falling away from the faith. The primary reason Satan gets away with it is because our ignorance to and our rejection of Father’s Torah, the very foundation of the Apostolic Faith, the Apostles taught from and all their epistles (letters) point to because it was their Scriptures for hundreds of years. If we knew the Torah like the early Apostles and Believers did we would have a much clearer understanding of their writings in the New Testament.”
Psalms 11:3: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
In Hosea 4:6, God said: “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you … seeing that you have forgotten the law (Torah) of your God.”
Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law (Torah), happy is he.”
Like I mentioned earlier, some believe and teach that the Apostle Paul taught that we should not obey God’s Laws in the Old Testament (opps!) but they make an exception for the 10 Commandments and some other laws in the Old Testament. Obviously contradictory. By the Bible’s own definition, anyone coming speaking against God’s laws or the Old Testament is a false teacher. That would make Paul one?! Right!? And some even go so far to say that is what Jesus (Y’shua) did too, but that would make him a false prophet and not the Messiah of Israel. Again totally contradictory.