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One Torah For All
Continuing Series
 July 11, 2012
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Understanding Torah Society
Question and Answer
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Mashiach,
This week we continue with our Understanding Torah Society series.  Some new and challenging ideas to digest in this week's teaching.
Another great question presented to us as well dealing with Adam and Yeshua being brothers.  These questions from our readers help us know what it is that you are searching out and struggling to discover the answers to in Scripture.  It is a wonderful blessing to help others discover His truth.
Understanding Torah Society - part 3, Public Goods-Defense 
societyDevarim (Deuteronomy) 20:4
"For YHWH your Elohim is He that goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you."

Part two of this series examined the first concept of the six public goods-order. To refresh our memory, the six public goods as commonly seen by government today are 1) order, 2) defense, 3) public health, 4) infrastructure, 5) education, and 6) social welfare. This study will focus upon defense, specifically of Israel, a society which is supposed to be based upon Torah.

The very first thing that needs to be understood about a true Torah society is that it is YHWH who has charged Himself with her defense. Since this is true, there are certain things that need to be understood about the defense of Israel pertaining to the involvement of its people.

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 20:2
"And it shall be, when you draw near unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people,"

When it comes to waging war against another nation, YHWH through His Torah has given Israel some very specific instructions He fully expects her to follow. When she does, then order is maintained and He is fully able to bless Israel in ways she has rarely seen manifested in her long sordid history of following YHWH. One of those ways in which YHWH shall bless Israel, is that He will protect her from other nations. Other nations shall not prevail against her.

In the passage above, it is instructive to take note of several things. First, please note that when it is time for Israel to go into battle, then the reigning high priest is supposed to speak to all the people (men of war) gathered. YHWH even specifies what the high priest is supposed to say to the men of war gathered at that time.

Also, please note that throughout this process, no human king is present or involved in this process of going to war. Human government is simply not needed as represented by a king.  


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Question and Answer
Q and AShalom Zerubbabel,
If Yeshua is the only-begotten Son of the Father, how is he brother to Adam? Is that a symbolic relationship? We understand that He is the second Adam, but are trying to grasp that relationship. [Question was generated from the study Son of Elohim - part 7]

Shalom B_____

Please take note of Luke 3:38, in which Scripture states that Adam is the son of Elohim.

Luke 3:38
the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of Elohim.

Adam is the son of Elohim in the sense that Elohim created him. Furthermore, Adam and Yeshua are brothers in the sense that they are both human. Please understand that the idea of brother in Scripture is a little different than it is in the West. It might help if you think of their relationship as a brotherhood. Both are first. Adam is the first of his kind. Yeshua (last Adam) is the first to bring true salvation to the sons of Adam. He was able to do this because he is physically like (brothers) Adam.

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This week we began the process of updating the Parashot page and teachings.  We are making html pages for each of the Parasha.  This will take awhile to get this all done. 

There are also a few holes in the Parashot cycle that as we go through them making the html pages, we will fill in these holes so that when we are all done, there will be two complete years of Parashot teachings.
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