Definition: (noun) Division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions.
Usage: One of the novel's themes is the dichotomy of eastern and
If ever there was a stark dichotomy, it is within Christianity. On the one hand, Christianity declares that it desires to serve the Messiah and embrace the Bible, defending its teachings. On the other hand, Christianity practicaly denies the need to obey the precepts found in Torah. There are numerous theologies that explain away the need to obey every jot and tittle of Torah; pick your flavor -- they are as abundant as ice cream flavors.
From various dispensationlists, to moral government proponents, to baptists, to ecclesiasticals, to roman catholics -- they all have their various and sundry reasons why one does not need to submit to every jot and tittle of Torah.
It is a supreme irony that the very religion which professes to hold Messiah in such high esteem, tramples that Messiah in the dust through its rejection of His Word.
YahShua Himself predicted this dichotomy in Matthew 7 when He warned that there would be a group of people who, on judgment day, would declare how they had done many things in His Name. Yahshua tells them He never knew them for they opposed His Torah. This could describe no other group but christianity.
Isaiah 56 describes a group of dumb dogs who changes the sabbath from the 7th day to the 1st day.
The final admonition in the last book of the Tanakh warns us to remember the Torah of Moshe and to obey it, for the terrible dichotomy of christianity was already on the forefront of Yah's Mind. It is exasperating to meet and see so many christians, who believe they are sincerely right in their way of life and doctrine, who believe they are actually spiritual for throwing down the Torah and seeking to change the times and laws. They ignore the warning in Isaiah 66 that those who eat the mouse and pig meat will be consumed in Yah's wrath.
It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of an angry Yah, Edwards once warned, and yet how many multipled millions of Christians will find themselves in just such a predicament for the willful refusal to obey the Torah of Moshe.
Repent, Christians, and leave your dichotomy. Embrace the Torah of Moshe and enter into the fullness of life in Messiah YahShua!