Hi, and welcome to Answereth a Matter.
This is a site designed to help assist in biblical
study. Everything written on this site is for
the purpose of building up believers in the Messiah
Israel. I would not consider my opinions to be
mainstream, but please do not let that discourage
you from using Answereth a Matter as a study tool.
Proverbs 18:13 states, "He that
answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly
and shame unto him." This verse shows the need
to be willing to listen to anything, especially if
we have never heard it before. This does not
mean we must believe it, but we do need to consider
the matter before we answer it. The New
Testament echoes this statement in 1 Thess. 5:21
where the Apostle Paul says, "Prove (test) all
things; hold fast that which is good." Believers
in the Messiah are supposed to have an open mind.
Much of the site is dedicated to the Hebrew
background of scripture. Many times we forget
that the Messiah was Hebrew (from the tribe of
Judah) and practiced Hebrew
Law. Believers today tend to take
law for granted and believe it is no longer relevant
for today. This is simply not true and a very
unfortunate belief. God's law was written for our
benefit and it is good for us (Deut. 6:24). Not practicing
God's law can actually do us harm. The
Bible is a life instruction manual and God's laws
are the instructions. God told
us exactly how He expects us to act, but many times
we don't want to listen. Of course, practicing
God's law in no way removes grace or faith, but
rather, faith "establishes" God's law (Rom. 3:31).
If you have never considered practicing the Law of
God I would strongly encourage you to look into it.
One benefit from practicing God's law is mentioned
in Psalm 111:10 where the Psalmist states, "a good
understanding have all they that do his
commandments." If you want to understand the
scriptures you need to start "doing
his commandments." James confirms
this when he said, "be ye doers of the word, and
not hearers only, deceiving your own selves"
(James 1:22). We are only deceiving ourselves
if we reject the Law of God. Search this site
with an open mind and see if God's law is right for
you. Check the references and challenge them
to see if they are true. The articles I have
written are simply my opinions about a biblical
topic. Please feel free to contact me if you
feel I am in error over anything. I am simply
looking for the truth and would love to hear your
comments. Thank you for viewing the site and I
hope you are blessed as a result.