We are beginning a new Torah series on the Covenant of God, the Repentance Series. This week's "Bits of Torah Truths" is an introduction, Part 3.
Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse leaves a memory or imprint in our bodies that creates deep scars. These things (abuses) have the capability to cause us to shut down part of our heart and create walls that may be drawn up between individuals and even people groups. The basic conclusion is that our feelings, our personality traits, and our current behaviors are shaped by the past events that we have lived through. All of the experiences that we have been through resulting from childhood drama, may dramatically impact our lives and have the capability of affecting our present and even our future thoughts, behaviors, actions, and even our interpretation or understanding of Scripture. Based upon these truths, is it possible to conclude in the beginnings, at the infancy of Christianity, the rulings, conclusions, and theologies of the early church may also have significantly influenced our present day understanding of Scripture, the Lord God in heaven, His Messiah Yeshua, the body of believers, and Israel?
While studying the Bible, it is important to take a multidisciplinary approach by considering the history, the culture, the people, and the languages in order to help us understand the Scriptures and how to apply God's Word to our lives. MATSATI.COM Teaching Ministry examines the Hebrew Scriptures (Masoretic Text), the Aramaic (Targumim), and the Greek (Septuagint), coupled with studies in the rabbinic literature (Talmud Bavli, Mishnah, Midrashim, with the classical commentators: Rashi, Sforno, Rambam, etc). Our goal is to immerse ourselves in the language, the history, the culture, and the people who lived in the time of Moshe, the Prophets, and the Messiah, in order to deepen our understanding of Scripture, increase our faith, and grow in our relationship with the Lord!
I hope you enjoy this short study.
Take care and God bless!