The Kol Nidre

Still another example to the contradiction of Torah and the 613 laws that again involves both the Messianic and the Orthodox alike is found just 10 Days later in a formal prayer recited during of all things; the Commanded ‘convocation’ of the Day of Atonement.

This tradition of reciting this centuries old pre-composed prayer called the KOL NIDRE basically involves the dis -avowing of vows made under the duress of ultimatum; presented as being in response to forced ‘point of death’ vows extracted during the time of the ‘Inquisition’, etc. presumably extending to include the time of the ‘Holocaust’ certainly centuries after the time of Moses or the Apostles.

This dis-avowing of vows presumably also has found modern application as well being recited yearly during modern ‘Atonement’ observance proceedings.

Not wishing to be insensitive to the very real horrors that no doubt would have tried any human being, this point nonetheless remains; the expungment of dis-avowing these types of vows might be personally comforting, but the problem is there is no Biblical provision prescribed in this manner for such a concession to be attached as Biblical.

In other words the Scriptures show us through ‘Job’, ‘Ruth’, ‘Jeremiah’, many of the other Prophets and Apostles including ‘Paul’; that no matter how bad the situation gets … no matter how fierce Satan attacks, ‘we’; that is all of us, are to hold to the Father’s Word.

Further, ‘we’; that is none of us, can or have the right to manufacture, alter, change or add to Yahweh’s Word that has been revealed as His Torah instruction.

The ‘KOL NIDRE’ is but one among several issues to be considered. What is more this formally composed – formally observed ‘KOL NIDRE’ idea is not that many
degrees removed from the Catholic idea of ‘absolution’, which again cannot be found in the Scriptures. This situation is especially grievous for those who profess to embrace and follow Yahshua the Messiah and His New Covenant.

Clearly if the Bible (the Old and New Testament) is to be followed we are to;

Mat. 5:37 “ … let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’
‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the
evil one.”

James 5:12 “But above all, my brethren, do not swear,
either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath.
But let your “Yes,” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,”
lest you fall into judgment.

And this straight from Torah and the revered 613 laws;

Numbers 30:2 “If a man makes a vow to YHWH, or
swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement,
he shall not break his word; he shall do according
to all that proceeds out of his mouth.”

Could any one of these verses be much clearer? Yahweh is forgiving and merciful still this is what it says. This is only a few of various examples of inconsistencies. These are not unique tempests confined to one Jewish
teacup; they affect, will affect, and will continue to affect us all. Let me go on record and affirm what the Bible affirms … ‘none of us have it right’; with the Bible stating it this way:

Rom 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no,
not one:” (Ps.53:3)

Exert from my book – ‘The Covenants of Promise’

Yah’s Esteem – Dr. David L. Perry Th.D.


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