From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “TESHUVAH, for the Kingdom of Heaven is here!”
English translators translate the words above as -- “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” Today people think of “repent” a ritual that is done as part of “being saved,” or “a prayer that is prayed after committing a sin.” That is not what “TESHUVAH” meant to Yeshua or his Jewish audience. They knew that Yeshua was “teaching a way life.”
God created to humans to be creatures just above the animals and below Him – creatures with an Earth soul and His image. Humans are also creatures with a freewill. That means humans do things like animals and things like God. Like animals we must do things like eat, drink, find shelter, reproduce, etc. to survive. We also do things like cooperate, communicate, create, etc., things that no other creatures are capable of doing.
At the extremes humans have the potentialities acti…