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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.

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?

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”?

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 – 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]