Sinning Through WORDS

Sinning Through WORDS

by Christine Egbert

In Matthew 12:36-37 Yeshua said that on Judgement Day, we will all have to give an account of the words we’ve spoken. By those words, we’ll either be justified or condemned. Now, that is a sobering thought!  For we’ve all been guilty of sinful speech, at one time or another. We can use our words sinfully in so many ways. It’s not limited to what we call four letter words. Our words can be used to malign, to hurt, to frighten, to manipulate, to offend, and, in the biblical sense, to curse.

In this article, I will focus on another way, that I’ve not yet mentioned, in which our words can be sinful. But first, let me comfort you with this: 1st John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous that He will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Now, that’s good news! But what if we don’t know we’re sinning? And don’t think that can’t happen. It happens all the time. Every time someone quotes Scripture (God’s WORD) out of context, in order to promote an un-truth, it’s a sin. Satan did it intentionally. He urged Yeshua to throw himself down, off the wing of the Temple, quoting God’s WORD: “He shall give His angels charge concerning You, and they shall bear You on their hands, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.” Psalms 91:12, which Satan quoted, wasn’t sinful. But Satan’s use of it, to temp Yeshua, was, and Satan knew it.

But what about those who don’t know they’re quoting Scripture out of context? If they don’t know, they aren’t likely to repent.  And don’t think that God is okay with sins committed in ignorance. He’s not! Remember that old adage: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse!” That adage comes from Torah, from Leviticus 5:17: “If a person sins and does what is forbidden in any of YHVH’s commands, even though he does not know it, he is guilty and he will be held responsible.” Those are sobering words. It’s, therefore, an excellent practice to daily ask God to forgive us if we have unknowingly misused His Word and to correct whatever in our theology fails to line up with the totality of Scripture.

The focus of this article is taking God’s WORD out of context in order to promote an ANTINOMIAN doctrine that is antithetical to the volume of Scripture. Doing so bears false witness against the WORD of God!

We must be very careful to never misuse Scripture. Since the greater part of Scripture clearly teaches that God’s Torah is a blessing to those who walk in God’s ways, it is never wise to call God’s Tora a curse, based on a handful of verses that only SEEM to declare it. You must dig deeper for the TRUTH, whenever Scripture SEEMS to contradict itself! This includes whenever God appears to be doing something radically different in the New Testament, like doing away with His Torah,  when such a radical change was NEVER once foretold through God’s prophets. For Amos 3: 7 declares that “The Lord Jehovah will do nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”

Whenever this SEEMS to be the case, you should start with looking up the dictionary definition of key words. Make sure they have been translated correctly! Take for instance, Romans 10:4. In the KJV it is translated “For Christ is the END of the law for everyone who believes.” The Greek word translated as “end” in the KJV is the Greek word “telos”. Telos is Strong’s G5056; it means “to set out for a definite point or goal.” Here’s the very same verse translated correctly in the Tree of Life BibleMessiah is the goal of the Torah as a means to righteousness for everyone who keeps trusting.”

CLOSING THOUGHTS About Judgement Day

I will close, not with the twenty or so verses Paul wrote that many have been taught to take out of context in order to promote an “antinomian” agenda, but with questions Yeshua, the WORD of GOD made flesh, might ask those who have born false witness against His WORD on Judgement Day.

Didn’t I tell you that I did NOT come to destroy the Torah but to fulfill it?…that heaven and earth would pass away before even one jot or title passed from My Torah? Didn’t I warn you that those who break My Torah and teach others to break it will be least in the kingdom? Didn’t My WORD tell you that on this Day I would declare to the LAWLESSNESS, “You will not enter My kingdom?”

Didn’t I explain that the way you are to show Me LOVE is to keep My Commandments? And how many times did I make it clear to you that My Commandments are My Father’s? I came only to do His will! At My departing didn’t I command you to go into every part of the world and make disciples by teaching men to do everything I commanded you? 

And what about My servant Paul? Didn’t he teach you that the Torah is holy, that it’s just, good, and spiritual? Didn’t he emphatically declare that faith establishes TORAH? Disregarding what Paul said, you chose to believe those who, as Peter warned, twist Paul’s writing to their own destruction. You chose to follow the error of the lawless! Hearing only what you wanted to hear, with your itching ears, you believed the lie. You called My great and glorious Torah, which I gave to bless you, a curse! Paul never taught that My Torah is a curse! There is no curse for keeping Torah. My curse is on those who break My Torah. Paul told you why I poured out My Spirit. It was so you might chose to walk in My Spirit, which gives you the power, the grace, to fulfill the righteous requirements of My Torah. I inspired My Prophet Isaiah to declare: “YHVH was pleased, for the sake of His righteousness, to make TORAH great and glorious.”

Didn’t My Psalmist declare, “The works of My hands are truth and all MY commandments are true, standing firm forever and ever!” And what about My servant Jacob? He told you there is only One Lawgiver who is able to save and destroy. I AM that LAWGIVER! I AM the WORD! I AM the TORAH! Every time you speak evil of My Torah, you speak evil of Me! Don’t you understand that when you call My Torah a curse, you call Me a curse?

I warned you in a Proverb that the prayers of those who turn their ear away from hearing My TORAH are an abomination. In My Psalms, I assured you that those who walk in My Torah are blessed. They will have great peace. For I inspired David, My Psalmist, to declare “The TORAH of YHVH is perfect, converting the soul,” yet you rejected it

You claim to believe My Word, the Bible, but you don’t! You, who claim to be in My Covenant, why isn’t My Torah written in your mind and on your heart?  My Prophet Ezekiel told you that when My people are saved, when they are cleansed from their sin, they will walk in My JUDGMENTS! They will keep My STATUTES! They will DO them! But you don’t! 

You chose those things in which I have no pleasure, things that I call an abomination. You have twisted My WORD! You claim I did away with My own Torah, that I nailed My Torah to My Cross. Don’t you know that I never change? I AM the same yesterday, today, and forever! So on this great and terrible Day of Judgement, I must declare to you, the LAWLESS, “Depart from ME! I never knew you!”

My CLOSING THOUGHT

Let me leave you with what Hebrews 3:15 says–it’s a quote from Psalms 95:7-8. “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the provocation.”

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners! And purify your hearts, you double minded!

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