Out of Egypt

March 7, 2009 3:14am CST
In the new testament Egypt is used as a metaphor for sin, Have you been led out of Egypt only to return? The way of the world is easy, the way of the righteous is hard. Do you still struggle with Sin? What do you do to over come Sin and temptation in your life? Ani Adonai Eloheikhem asher hotzei'ti et'khem mei'eretz Mitz'rayim lih'yot lakhhem leilohim Ani Adonai Eloheikhem I am the Lord, your God who lead you from the land of Egypt to be a God to you. I am the Lord, your God.
2 people like this
3 responses
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
7 Mar 09
OK, you state that the christian testament uses Egypt as a metaphor for sin and then you quote the Torah. This is confusing. Also a good number of the Israelites remained in Egypt. They did not flee with Moses. I do not think of Egypt as a Metaphor for sin. It is a Metaphor for change. The world of the Isrealites changed forever as of that time. From that point on, they finally began the struggle with Monotheism in earnest. They still failed and had to pick themselves up and begin again, but they really started to work at this Monotheism idea. Jews do not concentrate on sin as much as trying to fullfill as many mitzvot as possible. When one sins, one goes to the person harmed and asks forgiveness. If forgiveness is not given a Jew must try two more times. After that, there is nothing one can do except feel inner sorrow. If one sins against G'd, one asks forgiveness of G'd, especially at Yom Kippur. To overcome sin and temptation, one concentrates on fullfilling the Mitzvot of the Torah. Shalom~Adoniah
7 Mar 09
What I am trying to do is inform Christians not only of the scriptures of the new testament, but to try and tie it in to the Torah, and also teach a little Hebrew to them. Hebrew is a beautiful and I believe perfect language. It would be nice if Christians could also prey in the tongue of their Lord.
2 people like this
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
17 May 09
I do still struggle with sin. to overcome sin and temptation I pray, doesnt allways work.
1 person likes this
• United States
17 May 09
I'm going to think more about this as the sin in my life is usually created through the works of others. I generally admit to the errors of my ways, but do I see others also following in the ways of righteousness? Some do and some do not.