Definition: “Torah” – God’s guidelines and instructions for His people as per Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Some people view Torah as irrelevant, and only useful for historical purposes.
Others view Torah as “partly” relevant. Normally those who fall into this camp hold that the “10 Commandments” are still relevant.
I find it quite ironic that many of these people also consider the entire Bible to be the “Word of God”.
The primary question we must ask: Is the Torah eternal? Or was it just meant to be temporary, until the Messiah comes?
But what source shall we turn to in order to find the truth?
Shall we turn the Rabbis?
The greatest, and most reliable source about the Torah is found in the Torah itself!
Novel idea! We must first look to see what the Torah says about itself. And if the Torah is the Word of God, then we better believe it!
Did God ever say that the Torah is relevant only for a “limited time”?
Anyone who actually reads, and understands Torah, you must come to a definitive NO!
God said that Torah is an Eternal Law for All Generations.
[Exo 12:14, 17] 14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance FOR EVER. …
17 And ye shall observe [the feast of] unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance FOR EVER.]
[Exo 27:21] 21 In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which [is] before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: [it shall be] a statute FOR EVER unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
[Exo 28:43 ] 43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy [place]; that they bear not iniquity, and die: [it shall be] a statute FOR EVER unto him and his seed after him.
[Lev 3:17] 17 [IT SHALL BE] A PERPETUAL STATUTE for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
[Lev 7:36] 36 Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, [by] a statute FOR EVER throughout their generations.
[Lev 10:9] 9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: [it shall be] a statute FOR EVER throughout your generations:
[Lev 16:29, 31, 34] 29 And [this] shall be a statute FOR EVER unto you: [that] in the seventh month, on the tenth [day] of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, [whether it be] one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: …
31 It [shall be] a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute FOR EVER. …
34 And this shall be an EVERLASTING statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.
[Lev 17:7] 7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute FOR EVER unto them throughout their generations.
[Lev 23:14, 21, 31, 41] 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: [it shall be] a statute FOR EVER throughout your generations in all your dwellings. …
21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, [that] it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work [therein: it shall be] a statute FOR EVER in all your dwellings throughout your generations. …
31 Ye shall do no manner of work: [it shall be] a statute FOR EVER throughout your generations in all your dwellings. …
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. [It shall be] a statute FOR EVER in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
[Lev 24:3] 3 Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: [it shall be] a statute FOR EVER in your generations.
[Num 10:8] 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance FOR EVER throughout your generations.
[Num 15:15] 15 One ordinance [shall be both] for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth [with you], an ordinance FOR EVER in your generations: as ye [are], so shall the stranger be before the LORD.
[Num 19:10, 21] 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute FOR EVER. …
21 And it shall be a PERPETUAL statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.
[Num 18:23] 23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: [it shall be] a statute FOR EVER throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
[Num 35:29] 29 So these [things] shall be for a statute of judgment unto you THROUGHOUT YOUR GENERATIONS in all your dwellings.
A Whopping 23 Times!
God said over, and over, and over again in the Torah that it is “for ever”, “perpetual”, and “throughout your generations”. How many times does God have to say it until it’s true?
His Word is Forever Settled in Heaven
If the Torah is God’s Word, then it must be FOR EVER, EVERLASTING for it is written:
What did David consider to be God’s Word?
When David wrote this verse, the Torah was considered to be the most authoritative, and most reliable of all God’s Word. When David said, “Your Word”, he obviously was thinking of Torah.
It also says, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” (Isa 40:8)
In case there is still someone out there that still doesn’t get it, “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.” (Luke 16:17)
By the way, a “tittle” is a small decoration on one letter of the Torah. It is not even a whole Hebrew letter!
God doesn’t waste his breath. Every word He speaks carries the eternal essence of His Eternal Character.
Messiah’s Future Rule from Jerusalem using Torah
Micah 4:2, and Isaiah 2:3 say the same thing in regards to Messiah’s rule and reign in His Kingdom:
Many nations shall come and say,
“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
To the house of the God of Jacob;
He will teach us His ways,
And we shall walk in His paths.”
For out of Zion the law shall go forth,
And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
It’s clear: In the end, The Messiah will enforce “the law” from Jerusalem. In the original Hebrew, it says TORAH!
That’s right! Messiah’s final mission is to issue TORAH to ALL NATIONS from His throne in Jerusalem.
And that makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Torah is eternal. And God is not a God of double standards. He sure wouldn’t have a double-law, a double-Torah. He will use His one, and only eternal Torah to judge, rule, and reign.
If Torah is Not Eternal, These Questions MUST be Answered:
Did God not see the future?
Did God not see that He would “throw out” the Torah once Messiah comes?
It says it’s perpetual, forever – Did God lie?
The answer to these questions is an emphatic NO!
God said over 23 times in the Torah that it is in effect “forever!”. Do we need any more evidence?
How many times does God have to say it before it’s true?
I know there are people who try to quote one passage of scripture to nullify another. As if God didn’t know what He was talking about when He said, “Forever”.
As if God made a mistake, and said, “I’m sorry, world. I know I said ‘forever’ umpteen number of times, but… PSYCH! I didn’t mean that. It was really only temporary until Jesus comes.”
DO NOT attempt to use scripture to nullify scripture. God isn’t schizophrenic.
Many Christians need to re-assess their theology, instead of ignoring, or “overriding” God’s eternal Word.