The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Adding to The Law

2. The Rabbinic institutions – adding to the Law 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 [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – The factions of Judaism in the Second Temple era

5. 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. Josephus reports that there were three factions amongst the Jewish people who differed in their theological approach to Judaism [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Talmudic application of scripture

6. Talmudic application of scripture Another Christian objection directed against the authenticity of our nation’s legacy targets the Talmudic application of scripture. The Talmud is replete with quotations from scripture, but these quotations frequently fail to conform to the plain meaning of scripture. On some occasions the Talmudic interpretation seems to stand directly opposite the [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – The Christian Claim for Recognition as Legal Heirs to the Legacy of Israel

F. The Christian Claim for Recognition as Legal Heirs to the Legacy of Israel Some Christians recognize the vital nature of the legacy of the Jewish nation. These people recognize that if there is no authenticity to the legacy of the Jewish nation, then scripture itself has no validity. These Christians do not submit to [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Christian Objections to the Jewish Emphasis on the Law

C. Christian Objections to the Jewish Emphasis on the Law We now turn to address another general objection presented in an effort to challenge the Jewish emphasis on the Law. In order for us to properly appreciate this Christian objection, we must understand the mind-set within which this objection is rooted. Christians look at the [Read More]