YHWH gave mankind His Torah to keep us safe "the world" - a place where, after Adam and Eve had eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we could know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. In short, He gave us a Divine blueprint for moral, holy living. Basically: "I am the Creator who made you; worship me only. Do this but don't do that, or else you and others will get hurt. Eat this but don't eat that because it could make you sick or kill you. Treat your fellow man thusly. Follow my rules and all will go well with you and yours."
Unfortunately religion and religiosity crept into the world and broke the relationship with YHWH and His people, most of whom insisted on "jumping the fence." Like Adam and Eve, He gave us all the choice to obey Him, or not. They chose not to, as have most of their offspring! But the thing is, if we don't obey YHWH, then we are catering to Satan. There is no in between; no "tolerance" which seems to be today's buzzword....
YHWH outlined via his Torah (the first five Books of Moses)
exactly how He wanted us to live. But since the very beginning, we
have refused to abide by it! Back in Adam's day, there were only a few
commandments that we know of: Name the animals, be fruitful and multiply, and don't eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (see Genesis 1-3). Unfortunately, our original parents chose to "jump the fence" and, consequently, mankind was placed in bondage to Satan. The only way out of that bondage was to return to YHWH and His Torah. Naturally, as the world's population grew, YHWH was forced to expand His Torah commands to encompass all the new ways man could get into trouble.
Suddenly, man was killing and eating animals, murdering his brother, taking more than one wife and committing all manner of sins that required the blood of innocent animals to be shed as atonement. (See Genesis 4 and beyond.) Because man's decadence grew to unbearable proportions, YHWH decided to wipe out the earth. However, because Noah was righteous in His eyes, He promised to let him live and ultimately repopulate the earth (see Genesis 6-9).
Yet, no matter how many times YHWH forgave His Creation, man kept chosing to "jump the fence." Biblical history is replete with a yo-yo cycle of man's willful sinning and eventual return to Torah. Beginning in Genesis 12, YHWH made a covenant with Abraham to set him and his ancestors apart from the rest of His Creation which had totally strayed from His ways and became pagans. He made promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that basically required nothing of them except their loyalty, obedience and - oh yes - circumcision (Genesis 17:10-14).
The patriarchs were called Hebrews (which means, "to cross over"). Abraham, the first patriarch to cross over both physically AND spiritually, was commanded to move out of his country, away from his kinsmen and his father's house and go to the land that YHWH showed him (Genesis 12:1-3). They and all their offspring were Torah observant, doing their best to please God through obedience. Unfortunately, when the Hebrews went into captivity in Egypt (beginning in Exodus 1), they ultimately forgot about Torah and began to pick up the customs and traditions of their captors.
But YHWH remedied that when He caused Moshe (Moses) to single-handedly take on Pharoah (beginning in Exodus 4) who (after YHWH caused the death of all the firstborn in Egypt, including Pharoah's son) finally allowed the Hebrews to leave. And then He ultimately kept the Israelites wandering the desert for 40 years while they had to re-learn and readjust to YHWH and His Torah. This, of course, kicked off the Mosaic Covenant in which YHWH wrote the Ten Commandments in stone....
Eventually, to make it easy on His wayward and ever-straying Creation, YHWH sent us His Son Yeshua (a name which means, "YHWH is Salvation") to represent Him in human form to speak directly to man to proclaim the Kingdom of YHWH, to show man first-hand who YHWH is and how to worship and obey Him. Yeshua ultimately martyred Himself on our behalf and thus became our Final SIN Sacrifice, thus forever abolishing the need for us to kill innocent animals to atone for our sins (See the Gospel accounts.)
Contrary to popular belief, NONE of the above actions ever abolished Torah! Without Torah, we would have no blueprint for moral, holy living; no fenced-in area to keep us safe.
Most people don't realize it, but the Constitution
and Bill of Rights on which our country was founded, are based on
the Torah! All rules,all laws were written to protect us from ourselves and from each
other. But, as with God's laws, we've more than just "jumped the fence"; we've gone way overboard and abused those rights and freedoms, and are well on our way to
getting run over and squashed on Satan's sin-filled freeway - all
in the name of "doing our own thing".
In modern day America where we have thrown God out
of our schools, along with prayer and Bible reading, we have
raised several generations who not only don't want God
in their lives, but they hate any form of godliness and are
embracing the occult, instead! We are not only condoning
occultism and pagan "religions", but everything else that YHWH
calls an abomination, such as homosexuality, idolatry, bigotry, adultery,
These days we are even seeing major denominations
splitting over whether to ordain homosexuals. Lying, stealing, and murder are
condoned in the cases where the perpetrator might have had a bad
childhood, or is able to plead temporary insanity. Good is now
bad, and bad is now good - all in the name of "tolerance". The
world seems to be turned upside down!
In Deuteronomy 6 YHWH said: "And these words, which I
command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you shall teach
them diligently to your children, and you shall talk of them when
you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you
lie down and when you rise up."