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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]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Christian Objections to the Structure of the Law

B. Christian Objections to the Structure of the Law We have thus completed our summary of the structure of God’s Law, and the nation’s active role in bringing the Law to life. It is time we approached the Christian objections to the Law. Christianity is not uniform in its opposition to the Law. There are [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Conclusion

5. Conclusion Eternal Israel’s duties in the preservation of the Law, the application of the Law and in identifying the authentic teachers of the Law are not within the capacity of mere humans. The persecutions that our nation suffered carried more than enough earthly power to obliterate us from the face of the planet. Our [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Identifying the Teachers of the Law

4. Identifying the Teachers of the Law This brings us to the final function that Eternal Israel performs in relation to the Law, namely the identification of her leaders. The teachers of the Law serve as a crucial component in Israel’s relationship with the Law. These leaders are the arbitrators of the Law, and their [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – The Application of the Law

3. The Application of the Law Together, the books of scripture, the living teaching process, practical observance and the Rabbinic decree enabled the nation to discharge her duty in the preservation of the Law. In addition to preservation of the Law, the nation’s duty towards the Law includes the practical application of the Law as [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Preservation of the Law

2. Preservation of the Law Israel’s duty towards the Law includes the preservation of the Law, the application of the Law and the recognition of the true teachers of the Law. Each of these can be broken down into subcategories, and as it is with any living entity, each of its elements is interconnected with [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Law and Chosenness – Introduction

THE LAW AND THE CHOSENNESS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE Introduction Let us now move on to the subject of the Law. Here too, God spares no words in emphasizing the centrality of the Law in our relationship with Him. Abraham was chosen because of his obedience to God’s voice (Genesis 26:5). The chosen-ness of Israel [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Idolatry – Conclusion

G. Conclusion In summation we can state that the underlying theme of all scripture is that God is God and that everyone and everything else are but His creations. The most important line in the universe is the one that stands between Creator and created. The foundation of our relationship with God is recognition of [Read More]

The Council of My Nation – Idolatry – Traditional Sources

F. Traditional Sources Yet another missionary tactic employed in their effort to promote their theology is the usage of traditional Jewish sources. There are statements and phrases to be found in the mystical writings of the Jewish people which can be misconstrued to be read as support for Christian theology. There is no real reason [Read More]