Si nosotros, como cuerpo de Cristo, no recibimos la circuncisión, no seremos sellados en el nombre de Dios al final de la era. Esto no se refiere a la circuncisión natural que observaban los judíos, sino a la circuncisión del corazón. En el libro de Apocalipsis, Jesús le muestra a Juan lo que vendrá al […]
If we as the body of Christ do not receive circumcision, we will not be sealed in the name of God at the end of the age. This is not referring to the natural circumcision that the Jews observed, but a circumcision of the heart. In the book of Revelation, Jesus shows John what is […]
The Early Church taught that salvation comes through the circumcision of the heart. How is our heart circumcised?
Origen is one of the most prolific and most controversial early church fathers in all of Christianity. His influence and contribution to the body of Christ is immensely paramount, and his impact is still felt today. His opus endeavor on the Hexapla (taking 28 years to complete), which is a bible that he wrote in […]
There is a twofold sense understanding to the scriptures one being the literal the second is the spiritual sense of Scripture. Ezekiel speaks of two different types of statutes. One is good being the spiritual, the other is the letter which is not good as God declares.
Ptolemy II the King of Egypt was building a library in Alexandria by collecting books from the four corners of the earth. He came across a sacred Hebrew text of the Torah and brought 70 wise men who were schooled in both the Hebrew and Greek languages. After if was written, the king noticed that the translations of the 70 were consistent and did not contradict each other, and were in complete agreement. He realized that this translation was divinely done.
Jesus is the new covenant, he is the new law. Doing the Torah to the letter is what was done away with. The spiritual Israel are the followers of these spiritual laws.
Christ is the end of doing the Torah in the letter, the literal, no longer a physical circumcision but a spiritual one, no longer a physical sabbath but a spiritual. Justin Martyr explains how even the Jews tried to alter scriptures that had to do with the prophecies of Christ. The letter of the law was given to the people because of the hardness of their heart, walking in the letter will not bring holiness or righteousness. We are to follow the spiritual and eternal decrees.
We see here Clement describing the law and explaining the attributes of the law compared to the human character and the character we are supposed to adopt being believers of the divine God Yahweh. We see a clear distinction of the love and how we are to love one another and how important the commandments are to help us birth the Virtues of Christ.
To “fulfill the law” is widely misunderstood among most modern believers. However, the fulfillment of the law is love, and love is the obedience to the commandments. The Pharisees added their own traditions and doctrines. When Yahushua rebuked the Pharisees for following the doctrines of man, He was not referring to Moses. The precepts and commandments are the same in the Old and New Testament. Examples of Yahushua and Paul establishing them is proof.