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September 23 The Tribulation
  
//10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.

11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.//

Do Christians observe Sunday, Easter, Christmas, lent...?
...just saying


September 23 The Tribulation
  
StrongAxe,//A day starts when the sun disappears, not when it appears.//

You are correct that the evening in Jewish culture and the Bible says the day starts in the evening, but it doesn't start when the sun sets. It starts when the stars come out. Tradition is the day is over and starts when three stars come out.
Nehemiah seems to confirm the stars indicate the day is over in 4:21, "So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared."
The moon can be dark up to three nights, knowing that, when would the "New Moon" start? first night, second night, or the third night?
Consequently, the New Moon in Biblical times was the first crescent. Hillel II changed it in 358 AD.


September 23 The Tribulation
  
StrongAxe, In Genesis it says, that God put the "lights" in the heavens for signs of the years and seasons. It doesn't say the "lack of light" for a sign. There are differences of opinions. 125 words is too short to say all.
However, Rosh Chodesh means New Moon.
The moon is dark for 1.5 to 3.5 days, so in Ancient times going by the dark one wouldn't know when the New Moon was.
Hillel II changed from the light to the dark in about 358 AD. Some say when the Messiah comes back they'll change it back to the sighting of the first crecent.
It was very important for God's "appointed feasts" to be on the right day.
The Bible is not black/white (dark/light) about the issue.


September 23 The Tribulation
  
23rd? It'll probably be the 24th. The 23rd is the date the Jewish Rabbis set. It's not the Biblical date. The Bible goes by the New Moon being the first visibility of the moon. The current Rabbis go by the dark of the moon as the New Moon...just saying.


Third Temple Belief
  
//I believe this to be true.//

That doesn't make it so.

One could also ask, "Does a belief that this is the End Times blind Christians to a walk they ought to have with God?" For example, are they looking for an outward (horizontal) appearance rather than a God focused (vertical) focus?


Is Everyone Heaven Bound
  
It's a nice thought.


Why Ten Commandments
  
//But God is forever a MERCIFUL AND FORGIVING GOD.//

Yes...and always has been.


Explain Leviticus 19
  
//Paul said it best when he said all things are permissible (including sin) however they are not all things benefitual.//

Where did Paul say "...sin is permissible?" You may be quoting where Paul is quoting a quote of the Corinthians.


Shrimp Crab Catfish Biblical
  
//Paul did not authorize the change in God's command, God did. Matt 15:17 Dont you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?//

God didn't change anything. The issue was the "added" rules that the Pharisees put on people.


Explain Leviticus 19
  
//We are under grace..//

God has always been a God of Grace.


Pastor Having An Affair
  
//pastor was caught having an affair with the secretary..//

In the workplace that could be sexual harassment. He should be gone from that position.


Shrimp Crab Catfish Biblical
  
Acts10, Peter's vision is about accepting Gentiles, and is not about food.

[28]And he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him, and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man unholy or unclean."

Where does the Bible say, "it is unlawful for a Jew to associate with a foreigner?"

It doesn't...it was a Pharisaical/Rabbitical rule that Peter had bought into.

The passage is not teaching that "we are no longer under Law." People should never have been under Pharisaical Law.


Pastor Having An Affair
  
//...I was shocked and judgmental..//

That's an appropriate response. However, a large part of that shock could be due to elevating "a pastor" to a place of honor/respect he/she shouldn't have. Yeshua will never let one down.


Once Saved Always Saved
  
//The ONLY way one can exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees is to have the Righteousness of Christ..//

I must not have communicated very well. You seem to think the Phariesees were extremely "righteous? I don't, their hearts were not right.

I said, "I agree with you in principle,..." that principle being that "I count all things but loss, but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord."


Once Saved Always Saved
  
//The ONLY way one can exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees is to have the Righteousness of Christ,...//

I disagree that that is the ONLY way. I agree with you in principle, however, the Pharisees were hypocrites. "Do what they say (when they quote Moses), not what they do."

I think you give the Pharisees WAY too much credit.


God's Rules For Family
  
micha, if you are interested, and/or others, you can do a web search on "Lachish" letters, and "Gezer calendar." They show Ancient Hebrew and Paleo-Hebrew writing (terminology sometimes changes).

As the research will show, Lachish letters were written probably during the Babylonian conquest (about 586 BC, fascinating story of the some of the letters), and the Gezer Calendar was written around the 10th century BC (King Solomon's time or shortly afterward).

Then a question remains, what script was used, being 300-500 years before Solomon, and what did they write on?

I am not challenging anything, just some things to think about.


How To Properly Tithe
  
Applying portions of the Torah to life today is challenging. aservant is using his tradition/teaching and reading it into Scripture, using Scripture as a Ouji Board, refusing to acknowledge the historical setting and what it says and to who and why.

Once a Torah Teaching is understood in it's context, the challenge is how to apply it today.

That's why there are/were Rabbis to interpret the Torah, hence the Mishna (written oral teachings) and the Talmad (commentaries on the Mishna).

The tithe supported the government/religious system and helped the poor, somewhat an equalizing/social system.

To be fair to aservant, how one applies the tithe today is (should be) an interesting discussion.


How To Properly Tithe
  
Deut 14:28 At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town."

They store "food" in their towns.

vs. 29 The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied,

They can't eat silver/money.


Praise God For Cliff
  
//I'm so sorry that this is happening to you, but I'm also glad that you're at peace with it,...//

praying...blessings to you



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