Christians insist that blood sacrifice is a necessary prerequisite for the atonement of sin. These Christians believe that this is an open teaching of the Jewish Scriptures. Although there is no verse which explicitly says: “without blood there is no atonement” Christians still believe that the overall testimony of the Jewish Scriptures would lead one [Read More]
Isaiah 53 Teaches that Jesus is NOT the Messiah By Rabbi Yisroel Blumenthal
By Rabbi Yisroel Blumenthal Isaiah 53 (52:13 – 53:12) describes the servant of the Lord who shocks the world with his unexpected exaltation. The prophet presents us with the shocked words of the onlookers as they express their astonishment. From these words we learn that the onlookers were intimately familiar with the servant long before [Read More]
Supplement to Hope Faithfulness and Joy Original Post here
A Critical Review of “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus” The underlying premise of Brown’s work is that if all the pertinent information were to be put on the table, the human sensitivity to truth would choose Christianity over Judaism. These five volumes serve to confirm the exact opposite. Brown has spared no effort to put [Read More]
What are the Christian objections that have been directed against general observance of Law? What is the truth behind these Christian objections. We find out here.
. Christian Objections to the Oral Law
We now move on to those Christian objections directed against the Jewish belief in the unwritten teachings of Moses.
We now move to the next Christian objection directed specifically at the Rabbinic institutions which are so prominent in Judaism. Moses specifically commands the people “do not add onto that which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2, 13:1). How then can the Rabbinic leaders legislate new decrees and institutions? Is this not a direct violation of Moses’ command?
4. Historical objections – the Torah scroll of Josiah
Another objection put forward by Christians in support of their rejection of the Jewish national legacy relates to the history of our people. Scripture records many instances where the Jews forsook the Law.
The factions of Judaism in the Second Temple era
Yet another objection that Christians present in an effort to discredit the national legacy of our nation, focuses on the history of the Second Temple era.