Having Genuine Faith


While reading this weeks Parsha and the portion from the Ketuvei Shelachim (Apostolic Writings) it appears that the Apostle Paul had these two Parshiot in mind while he was speaking to the people at Rome in Romans chapter 10.  This week’s is a double portion, Parshiot Nitzavim and Vayeilech.  The Parshiot (Devarim / Deuteronomy 29:10-31:30) coupled with the portion of Scripture from Romans 10:1-18 indicates that genuine faith and reliance upon God by faith in Yeshua the Messiah is an absolute requirement for slavation.  Observing the Torah by keeping the mitzvot apart from faith in Yeshua is a dead faith, the kind of faith Paul is addressing in Romans chapter 10, by not believing in Yeshua as the sacrificial lamb of God who provides us with His righteousness, one is having a form of righteousness of one’s own making.  The reason being is that it is not the absence of good works that condemns a person to everlasting fire; it is the absence of genuine faith.  Unless our faith comes alive through Yeshua by the indwelling of God’s Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit), one does not obtain salvation by God… Parashat Nitzavim-Vayelech _2010-2011_

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!