-Believe in the one and only G-d, creator of Heaven, Earth and all that is within, whose name is Y'hoshua(Jesus), Yahhahveh, Yahweh
-Believe that our G-d provided himself as the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins.
-Attempt to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord and repent when they fall short of G-ds expectations.
-Follow G-d's Law, not for salvation, but for relational purposes.
Most people have no problem with the first three, but balk at the last. However, what did Y'shua say in Matthew 5:17-18.
"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled."
and Paul in Romans 13:8.
"Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another fulfills the law."
You and I fulfill the Law through the Messiah. Otherwise, let us obey the unfulfilled parts of the Law, including the Feasts.
Even Paul tells us to celebrate the feasts in II Corinthians 5:7-8.
"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."
We attempt to obey the unfulfilled parts of the Law in order to draw closer to G-d. We don't follow the ways of the world but the ways of G-d.
As asked in the last blog entry, Children of G-d....Are you out there?