G-D Loved Us so Much That He Provided Judgement.

I recently was speaking to a group of people when I made the statement: “G-D is G-D of love, He is also a G-D of judgement.” One of the hardest concepts for people to comprehend is that G-D can both love and judge at the exact same time. All of His judgements are made through love and in His judgements he is demonstrating His great love for his creation. Once we begin to understand that G-D’s judgements are a demonstration of His love, we begin to realize that a large portion of the Bible, both Tanakh (Old Testament) and Brit Chadasha (New Testament), was written to help us understand this concept. For instance Exodus 21:1 says 1 “Now these are the ordinances which you will set before them.

How the Death of a Loved One Can Help Us Understand a Little More about G-D

Recently while attending a funeral for a friend’s mother, I received a revelation. No, the sky didn’t split open, nor did lighting and thunder flash, nor did I hear the audible voice of G-D. The truth is that I was sitting quietly listening to the words of comfort being brought forth by the person officiating the funeral when I thought to myself, I am so glad I didn’t have to officiate this funeral. Over the years, I have officiated many funerals; each one was heartbreakingly difficult. I left each one hoping that something I said or did would bring comfort to those who were suffering loss and grief, those whose lives had been changed completely when their loved one left this world. At that

Sometimes It Just Isn’t About You!

Like most of those reading this article, I love the Bible. I love to read it and study it and I do what I can to live according to the principles laid out in its pages. One of the reasons I love the Bible is that it isn’t a simple history textbook that lets us know what has happened in the past, nor is it just a book of prophecies that foretell our collective futures. The Bible isn’t even a relationship handbook to teach us how best to love and serve G-D. It is not simply a book of laws or a book of dos and don’ts. No, for too long that is how many believers looked at the Bible. Because our perspective of what the Bible is has been skewed, believers struggle to understand their proper place

G-D Is Not a Bitter, Hateful, Old Man!

As I travel around the world teaching, it always amazes me how many Bible believers think that G-D is a vindictive, hateful, ogre who sits up in heaven waiting for men to do something wrong so that He can shoot fire out of His fingers and destroy them. And if men were not sufficiently sinful, G-D would manipulate them until they did evil so that He could zap them. These beliefs are largely based upon really bad understandings of the Scriptures resulting from poor translation of the text. I am often asked, “We have the Bible in English. Isn’t that good enough?” I answer that question in a very Jewish way by asking, “Good enough for what?” Almost any translation of the Bible will allow someone

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Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue exists to be a Messiah-centered, Torah observant community of Believers, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our goal is to share the entirety of G-D's Word, which consists of the Tanakh and Brit Chadashah, with all peoples of all nations.







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