I originally wrote this for another forum, but it seems appropriate here because in order for anyone to ACCEPT the REAL TRUTH, obstacles such as what we have been taught and feel comfortable believing have to be overcome.
(Not everybody will want to understand and accept the truths that I write, but likely there are at least a few and they will have the ABILITY to show a new generation how the creator dispenses His gracious gift of love (Moses was given that ability but the people instead desired the pagan gods that they had become accustomed to in Egypt).
TRUTH is not accepted right away, it goes through stages.
No matter what Moses said to the Jews, they simply IGNORED HIM.....
Act 7:39 Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt,
Act 7:40 saying to Aaron, 'Make for us gods to go before us; as for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'
Moses knew that "God" (this is a TITLE, not a name) is not to be called JEHOVAH, ELOHIM, YAHWEH, etc. (Exodus 3:14 and 15 show God's new name to be "I am who I am".....Rev.2:17).
Rom 9:7 Being descendants of Abraham doesn't make them truly Abraham's children.
Rev 2:9 those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Rev 3:9 those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not
The powers of darkness have been very successful for 2000 years because our teachers and clergy have unknowingly done the bidding of satan in ensuring that we are taught many dangerous/perditious teachings about the real truth of scripture (and you certainly do not want to be a result of all that perditious teaching)….
John 17:12 I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the SON OF PERDITION
The Jews used to address “sin” by performing the Jewish rites of purification (animal sacrifices, etc.) which did not actually take away sin (“it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sin”, Hebrews 10:4). These purification rites offered only TEMPORARY purification and had to be repeated every year (God graciously chose US to have PERMANENT purification and sent us a sacrificial LAMB).
Hebrews is written and narrated by Paul who was raised In the Jewish tradition/manner and was taught to attend temple, but The Lord never really agreed with tradition because it was always in direct conflict with SINCERITY.
Amo 5:21 "I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Isaiah 29:13....God doesn't appreciate LIP SERVICE, nor being feared.