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]
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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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
A. The Role of the Nation The role of the nation in relation to the Law is complex and multifaceted. It is the role of the nation to preserve the Law and her spirit for future generations. It is the role of the nation to recognize the judges, the people who embody the spirit of [Read More]