Certainly, I am no Martin Luther, but the title of this blog is a nod to his alleged statement, “Here I stand. I can do no other. May God help me!” The Hebrew word natsab means “to stand, take one’s stand, stand upright, be set (over), or establish.” My hope is that this will be a forum to write about and discuss the Truth of the Word while wrestling with Truth v. religious systems.
While I disagree with some of what Luther did and said, I do respect his stand against the religious system of his day and his work that led to a partial Reformation of the church. His stand was not singlehanded, though he did stand alone at points. He was walking in the footsteps of men and women who took a stand before his time. -Men like John Wycliffe, Jan Hus, William Tyndale as well as a host of unnamed saints who pursued truth and often paid for that truth with their lives. See Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.
Like Luther, we walk in the footsteps of many others who have also dared to ask hard questions of the system or dared to walk out the truth revealed in the Word of Yahweh (God) even when it is diametrically opposed to current religious systems and doctrines. As such, we seek a further reformation that returns the Body of Messiah to her roots and the intent of Yahweh as revealed in Scripture.
In addition to these writings from the Word, I hope to add musings about the blessings and challenges of the transition from Reformed Presbyterian Pastor (x 10 years) to Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach (Jesus the Messiah). These may include missives about learning to tie tzitzis, making a shofar, feasts, etc.
May Yahweh be honored and magnified.