What Do We At Shema Torah Believe About Believing?

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We at Shema Torah believe that the whole word is profitable for correction, reproof and training. We believe that one is saved by grace through faith. That has always been the plan of God and has not changed over the years.

Because of one’s salvation, we believe, that one should do what is commanded in the Torah. We are not becoming Jewish though we practice some similar things. We believe that at the bare minimum one should keep the ten commandments including observing the Sabbath. We observe the dietary restrictions and keep the feasts.

Shema Torah means to hear and to do.

One can not know what to do without hearing what is required right? So here are the 10 Commandments:

The Ten Commandments – Exodus 20:1-17

20 1 And  God spoke all these words, saying,

2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God ama jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15“You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

We do not celebrate pagan festivals dedicated to honoring other gods.

We, at Shema Torah, believe that Yeshua is the son of the Father and shed His blood for the remission of sin at the foundation of the world. He lived a sinless life in that He was Torah observant His entire life. That his life set up a new covenant and that new covenant is with the people who chose to align themselves with Him.

The New Covenant

31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make  new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. 33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Jeremiah 31-34

We, at Shema Torah, also believe we are living in the last days before the Tribulation and that it is our responsibility to share truth in a loving manner with those who seek to understand the true meaning of loving God and loving their neighbor.

Human being, you have already been told what is good, what Adonai demands of you — no more than to act justly, love grace and walk in purity with your God..Micah 6:8

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