Tanak (Old Testament), Ketuvim Netzarim (New Testament), The Apocrypha, The Book of Enoch, The Book of Jasher
Favorite version of Scriptures:
"The Scriptures" (ISR)
I crossed over and began my journey towards this hebraic understanding of the Word around 2007. I had always kind of seen it, and was troubled by the inconsistencies that I saw in the New Testament verses (especially Paul's writings). I had a little game that I played during church: I would take the reference scripture that the pastor would build his sermon on, and I would read before and after to find those verses that contradicted the "love and grace" message that was to come. It never failed. I always found verses that came back to the Truth. When I found that there was a whole group of people who also saw these things, I was filled with hope and joy!
I am a visual artist by profession and that's a big part of my life. I love the outdoors - hiking and going on walks, and camping. Every chance that I get, I try to be outside. I garden - both vegetables and flowers. And, my husband and I travel quite a bit around the US. Our kids are all grown and married and have kids of their own, but we are very blessed that they live near and are in and out of our home constantly.
What is your favorite Book of the Scriptures?
The Scriptures - ISR
What is your favorite verse?
How could I choose? Every Word that comes out of the mouth of Yah!
Did anyone answer your question about The Christ saying to Peter in John 21:22, "If I want him [John the Beloved] to stay (survive, live) until I come, what is that to you? [What concern is it of yours?] You follow Me!"?
I'm new to this Space, so bear with me. Here's what the Holy Spirit seems to be saying to me. Christ, the Messiah, never says that John will live until He returns; He says to Peter, "What concern of yours is ANYTHING related to John?" In other words, Messiah is rightly pointing out that Peter can't do anything about anyone except himself. And Messiah's directive to Peter is, "Feed my sheep." He could have said, 'Don't worry about John; you have enough to worry about just taking care of Peter.' What Messiah is NOT saying is that John is going to be alive when He returns, and the proof of that in the English language is that little word "if", which puts the entire statement into the subjunctive mode--the mode of supposition or 'what if', not fact.
Thank you so much for your thoughts on the passage. I just always thought that it was a rather curious account that was included. And, in one of the extra-biblical books (I forgot which one), it describes the death of Enoch. So, I'm a little unsure that he did not die.
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