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

E. 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. This group of Christians recognize the eternal validity of the Law of Moses. These people accept that the Law of Moses in its entirety is incumbent upon all Jews [Read More]



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 – Historical objections

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. In the times of the Judges and in the times of the wicked [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 – Where is the scriptural evidence?

7. Where is the scriptural evidence? We now move on to the final missionary objection to the living traditions of Israel. The missionaries ask – where is the scriptural evidence? Why does scripture not explicitly say – “there is an oral law”? For someone who has an understanding of the living legacy of our nation, [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 – Conclusion

G. Conclusion God called Israel “My firstborn son” (Exodus 4:22). God took His son out of bondage so that His son may serve Him” (Exodus 4:23). Obedience to the direct command of God is the highest calling of the Jew. The purpose and meaning inherent in the act of a created being following the explicit [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]



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]