Genesis 1:1 – (Complete Jewish Bible)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Humanity was a deliberate creation of God together with the heavens and Earth.
The plan and purpose of God was for Man to populate Earth and live in His presence in peace with access to eternal life enjoying the full blessing of God
But the world we know today is saturated with death and destruction and pervasive lack of peace
Sin separated Man from the presence of God and forfeited our access to eternal life
Sin is in human acts of disbelieve in God’s words, disobedience against God’s instructions, rejection of God’s truth, and ignoring God’s judgement
Sin darkens our understanding and we lost the ability to express righteousness, justice, and truth the way God created us to be
We lost peace with God and Earth suffered the consequences of humanity’s sin against God
The ultimate judgement of sin for Man is death without eternal life being separated from the presence of God with no hope of reconciliation
WHAT MUST WE DO THEN?
God provided redemption from death and total destruction for those who will repent and obey His words and keep covenant with Him
God’s redemption plan is revealed in Holy Scripture referring to everything written in the Torah and Prophets
The full redemption work of God for Man is fulfilled and revealed in the person of Yeshua
Yeshua is the proper name of Jesus in His native language
The birth, life, suffering, death, and resurrection of Yeshua are patterns and examples of believe, trust, obedience, hope of eternal life, and peace with God
John 17:1-5 (Complete Jewish Bible)
After Yeshua had said these things, he looked up toward heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, so that the Son may glorify you — just as you gave him authority over all mankind, so that he might give eternal life to all those whom you have given him.
And eternal life is this: to know you, the one true God, and him whom you sent, Yeshua the Messiah.
“I glorified you on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.
Now, Father, glorify me alongside yourself. Give me the same glory I had with you before the world existed.
Through Yeshua, we who seek redemption from God are to break away from sin and live in righteousness for God
Through Yeshua, we are to fear God and obey His teaching for good
Through Yeshua, we know the name and attributes of God who created the heavens and the Earth
God is known by His name and attributes
Exodus 34:4-7 (Complete Jewish Bible)
Moshe cut two stone tablets like the first. Then he got up early in the morning and, with the two stone tablets in his hands, ascended Mount Sinai, as Adonai had ordered him to do.
Adonai descended in the cloud, stood with him there and pronounced the name of Adonai.
Adonai passed before him and proclaimed: “YUD-HEH-VAV-HEH!!! Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh [Adonai] is God, merciful and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in grace and truth; showing grace to the thousandth generation, forgiving offenses, crimes and sins; yet not exonerating the guilty, but causing the negative effects of the parents’ offenses to be experienced by their children and grandchildren, and even by the third and fourth generations.”
The judgement of God is fair and just and His teaching is truth and His way is the way of righteousness
The redemption work of God is for those who trust and obey Him therefore the gospel is preached to all nations that all man including Jews and Gentile may believe in the judgement of God and receive Yeshua the Messiah
The message of the gospel must not deviate from God’s established pattern of redemption revealed through the examples of Noah and Abraham who were chosen based on covenant with God
Trust and obedience is the foundation of our faith to be in covenant with God
The resurrection of Yeshua is a foreshadow of things to come as it demonstrated the power of the Messianic kingdom.