The 5 pillars of Christianity
The 5 Pillars
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Christianity is built on 5 imaginary pillars. However, these pillars must be grounded in the Tanakh (Old Testament) to be of value and truth. In this writing, we look at the 5 pillars to determine the probability of erecting a solid building (religion).
- Immacculate Conception / Virgin Birth
- Payment for Sin by Another Man / Salvation
- Freedom from Torah (Old Testament Commandments)
- Going to Heaven or Hell
- The requirement to believe in the son of God
Immaculate Conception / Virgin Birth
Payment for Sin by Another Man / Salvation
Freedom from Torah (Old Testament Commandments)
Deuteronomy 30:11-14 “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off. 12“It is not in the heavens, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ 13“Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?’ 14“For the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart – to do it.
To say that we don’t need to keep the commands is making YHWH an outright liar according to His own words. I’d rather not do that!
Going to Heaven or Hell
The requirement to believe in the son of God
The argument regarding blind faith in Jesus stems from a single verse in Scripture:
Genesis 15:6 And he (Abraham) believed in YHWH, and He reckoned it to him for righteousness.
This is yet another example of ripping text out of context by Paul to prove his doctrine.
We have to take it to heart that Paul was in the pound seat by having a largely uneducated audience with very few people versed in Scripture or even having access to Scripture.
Most of what he steamrolled the people with, was accepted as truth through his way of cunningly force-fitting it into Tanakh verses. Paul conveniently skips over the words he doesn’t want emphasized. In this case, he hides or twists the words “reckoned” and “righteousness”.
According to the Tanakh, righteousness is keeping Torah consisting of the Creator’s Commands, Laws and Statutes.
Paul interprets it to be a level you reach that will cause you to gain access to Heaven. He also brushes over the proper context which makes the word “reckoned”, mean bestow.
Right throughout the Tanakh we see that righteousness is a state of keeping the commands as good as you possibly can.
Paul uses it (in Romans 4:2 5) to trick people into thinking that Abraham was declared righteous by only belief, while Scripture clearly says “it was reckoned to him for righteousness”. If an unrighteous person stops worshiping an idol, it is reckoned to him for righteousness. But does that make him righteous if he is still eating pork, working on Saturdays (Shabbat) and telling lots of lies and never repent or ask forgiveness nor regret his wrong doings? Every one of these that he turns away from, will be reckoned to him for righteousness and once he does his best, with all his heart, to keep YHWH’s Laws, he will be declared righteous. Thus, Abraham was righteous, because he kept My YHWH’s Laws and Commands, and got an extra tick for his trust or belief in Him.
Thus nowhere in Scripture has any requirement been given to believe in, venerate or follow anyone else except YHWH the Creator himself. (Also see “The Trial” for more on this.)
Conclusion: Pillar 5 has fallen to the ground because it didn’t stand the test against Scripture.