Because this domain advocates observance of the Torah, you may consider the domain name, ‘Undertorah.com’ a misnomer because to be under the Torah a person must have transgressed the Torah. However, the Hebrew root meaning of the word Torah is teaching or instruction. As the Torah (teaching/instruction) was given by the Creator Himself, that is, it came from above, metaphorically speaking all are under Torah.
The foundational faith of this website is rooted in the belief, teachings and lifestyle of Mashiach Yahusha. Mashiach Yahusha was a Torah observant Jew; He lived in accordance with all that is written in the Torah as given to Moshe (Moses) at Mount Sinai. If I were to put a label on this faith it would be Netzari, borne from the words spoken in Isaiah 11,
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Netzer (sprout) shall grow out of his roots, (Isa.11:1).
It is commonly accepted that the term Netzer in the above passage is a reference to Mashiach Yahusha. He is the Netzer. Netzer is the base word used for the Netzarim or Nazarenes of whom the apostle Paul was accused of being a ringleader in Acts 24:5. Whilst the term Nazarene may also have referred to the inhabitants of the city of Nazareth, this is not the context of either Isaiah or Acts. In Isaiah ‘Netzer’ speaks of the attributes of Mashiach as described in the subsequent verses 11:2-3. The reference in Acts is directed at the faith taught by the apostles, the basis of which is to develop a character aligned with Mashiach’s attributes and to follow in the footsteps of the Netzer; Mashiach Yahusha Himself. The goal of the Netzari is the full absorption of the whole Spiritual Man – Mashiach Yahusha.
So why undertorah.com?
This phrase has a far greater relevance than the metaphorical view point given in the opening paragraph. Those who follow the scriptures are obviously desirous of a personal and intimate relationship with the One who created them; Yahuwah the one true Elohim. Yet most seem oblivious to the reality, that any relationship with Yahuwah is wholly reliant upon adherence to the rules He has prescribed for the spiritual health of all mankind: rules which can only be found in His Torah. Within His Torah, specifically the Books of Exodus and Leviticus, Yahuwah has provided a complete compendium of regulations for all humanity to follow. However, because the Torah was received through Israel, Christianity teaches the Torah, with the possible exception of the Ten Commandments, is a wholly Jewish legacy and meant only for the Jewish people. Such a philosophy is at variance with the Netzarim teaching of the apostles and the words of Mashiach Yahusha Himself,
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahuwah.”(Matt.4:4).
“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or tittle will by no means pass from the Torah (Law) till all is fulfilled.” (Matt.5:18).
There was no New Testament when Mashiach Yahusha said the words recorded in Matt. 5:18, so He could only be referring to the Father’s Torah and His statement is quite definitive: not the smallest command in Torah (Law) is to be ignored. Then we have what is written by Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Roman congregation;
“For not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of Yahuwah but the doers of the law will be justified.” (Rom.2:13)
Paul could only be referring to the same Torah (Law) as Mashiach Yahusha. Why would Paul write such words to Gentiles in Rome, if Mashiach Yahusha’s words in Matt.5:18 were for the Jewish people only? Clearly, all of humanity is intended to observe Torah, that is, the Torah as given to Israel at Mount Sinai: unabridged and undiluted. Many who follow the scriptures are innocently unaware of the true extent the Torah should have on their lives and the lives of their children. The relevance of Torah today is extensively discussed inter alia, in the book “A Bullet From Heaven’ and the visitor to this site is encouraged to obtain a copy of this book. The book specifically deals with the universal lie that is today deliberately conditioning mankind for its reception of the counterfeit messiah.
The purpose of this website is to re-introduce the importance of Torah to all believers and to assist in its understanding, meaning and application, hence the domain name. Let me add a caveat however , what is provided is the author’s point of view on some common misconceptions of what is written in the Scriptures and hopefully provide some clarity where confusion exists today. However, all are still in the ‘classroom’ and whilst some are in a higher class than others, the evolving character of Scripture humbles all. I beseech you not to approach the articles contained herein with a ‘pulpit’ mentally but to validate what is written and investigate the Scriptures for yourself. Often the best means of proving a fact is through trying to disprove it and I encourage you to approach these articles in this way.