What are the Christian objections that have been directed against general observance of Law? What is the truth behind these Christian objections. We find out here.
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 and institutions? Is this not a direct violation of Moses’ command?
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 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.
Talmudic application of scripture – Another Christian objection directed against the authenticity of our nation’s legacy targets the Talmudic application of scripture.
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”?
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).
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.
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.
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.