There is a group of people who use Jeremiah 8:8 to rewrite the Torah of YHVH however they wish. The group I’m referring to use it to say that our Creator never once spoke of killing animals. They carve the Torah up to remove ALL references to Yah’s sacrificial system and all references to eating meat, for instance all of Leviticus chapter 11 and Deuteronomy chapter 14. Gone. (That alone is blasphemy since the Almighty makes it very clear that we are not to add to or take away anything He said.)
Deu 4:2 – “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHVH your God (Elohechem) which I command you.”
Deu 12:32 – “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.”
Jeremiah 8:8 reads, in my NKJV: “How can you say, ‘We are wise,
And the law of the LORD is with us’?
Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood.” Verse 4 lets us know that it is YHVH Himself saying this.
They use this one verse to null and void most of the Words of Yah. (Yikes!!) What they don’t understand, or either they DO understand but just hope that you don’t understand, is that the verse actually says:
Jer 8:8 – “How can you say, ‘We are wise,
And the law of the LORD is with us’? <– notice the end quotes. (As we have already determined from verse 4 that YHVH is speaking here in this whole verse but in the first half He is quoting those of the “evil family” (8:3). The rest of the verse He is not quoting them but declaring that:
Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works in vain. (Why is YHVH saying the false scribe’s pen work in vain? Because YHVH IS ALMIGHTY and the false scribes are dust.)
But if that is not proof enough that the Torah is still as valid as it was in Moses’ day, the Torah profaners have another glaring error in their reasoning that they have failed to note. Yeshua never once said that the Torah (the Word made flesh. His flesh!) had some errors in it. He never says – Look folks, all those references to eating meat and the sacrificial system and those scores of “soothing aroma to YHVH” statements are bogus.
No. He never once said that or anything even remotely similar to that and neither did any of His Apostles. On the contrary, they confirmed over and over that the Torah is still valid and to be guarded. For example:
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.Yeshua in John 17:17
Yeshua is confirming that Gen through Deuteronomy which was given to Moses is valid and correct and that it is still considered the Word of Eloheim!
And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”One of the hosts in heaven speaking to John in Rev 16:7
(Wait a minute! There is an altar in heaven? What is that for??) Yeshua’s angel is confirming that Yah’s judgments are righteous AND true. And that there is an altar STILL standing before the Almighty in His heavenly Temple.
While we’re speaking of heavenly altars let’s go back and look at some other verses about it in the Revelation to John.
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.John in Rev 6:9
Just to clarify, the “word of God” is Genesis through Deuteronomy always (but sometimes the prophets can be included too, depending on the reference).
Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.John in Rev 11:1
Hummm…It seems pretty clear to me that the Word of Eloheim and all His Torah is still valid.
Before we conclude let’s take a look at the couple of verses following Jeremiah 8:8, because YHVH has some things to say about those who reject or profane His Torah.
The wise men are ashamed,
They are dismayed and taken.
Behold, they have rejected the word of YHVH;
So what wisdom do they have? Therefore I will give their wives to others,
And their fields to those who will inherit them;
Because from the least even to the greatest
Everyone is given to covetousness;
From the prophet even to the priest
Everyone deals falsely.Jer 8:9-10
To those who would profane the Torah of YHVH and disregard Yeshua, the Word made flesh:
You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.Yeshua in John 8:44-47
Those of you who DO have the witness of the Word of God and the testimony of Yeshua, may you be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. 💕