Jesus, the Torah and Messianic Judaism

Jesus, the Torah and Messianic Judaism

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by Stephen Hedges
     
 

One of the issues confronting Messianic Judaism is their relationship to the Torah and to the Rabbinic Customs of the Jews. There are two tensions that confront Jewish Believers in Jesus. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says:


“Do not think that I have come to destroy the Torah and the Prophets. I did not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Amen,

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One of the issues confronting Messianic Judaism is their relationship to the Torah and to the Rabbinic Customs of the Jews. There are two tensions that confront Jewish Believers in Jesus. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says:


“Do not think that I have come to destroy the Torah and the Prophets. I did not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Amen, amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, one yod and one tittle shall not pass away from the Torah until all is fulfilled. So whoever breaks the least of these commandments, and teaches men to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of the Heavens. But whoever does them and teaches he shall be called great in the Kingdom of the Heavens.”


Some Believers read these words to say that since Jesus fulfilled the whole Torah that the Torah is no longer required of the Believers. Others read these same words and believe that the Torah is still required of the Messianic Jews.


In this book I examine every reference to the Torah in the New Testament and explain what is taught from the context of the passage. My goal is to give clear directions to the Jewish Believers as to their relationship to the Torah.


The seven chapters cover the following issues:


Chapter One – The Acts of the Apostles


The New Extends the Old


The Hour of Prayer


Daily in the Temple


Obedient Priests


The First Martyr


Arise, Peter, Kill and Eat!


Envy


How Can a Gentile Be Saved?


Paul and the Nazirite Vow


A Time of Transition


The Early Life of Paul


Ananias the Devout


The Latter Life of Paul


Chapter Two – What do you know about Jesus?


The Name of Jesus


The Babe


Purification


Childhood


Baptism


Ordination


The Hope of Israel


The Light


The Comforter


The Lord’s Prayer


Beatitudes versus Torah


The Heaven, the Earth, the Torah


Jesus’ Stricter Torah


Blood and the Garment


Keeping the Sabbath


Sabbath Days’ Journey


Ascension Sabbath


The Passover Seder


The Sleep of Wine


Chapter Three - Eternal Covenants


The Same, Yesterday, Today and Forever


What is a Covenant/Testament?


Two Types of Covenants


The Primary Covenants


The Requirements of a Primary Covenant


The Covenant with Noah


The Beginning of the New Covenant


The Covenant at Sinai


Conclusions Concerning Primary Covenants


The Secondary Covenants


Abraham and His Descendants


Shewbread


Eternal Priesthood of Phinehas


The Covenant with David


The Renewed Covenant with Israel


The Restoration of the Covenant


The Covenant of Restoration


G-d never Breaks a Covenant


Chapter Four - Perpetual Statutes


The Feast of Passover


The Fast for Atonement


The Feast of Booths


The Feast of Shavuoth


Jesus Celebrates Shavuoth


Aaron’s Family


The Temple


The Covenant with Salt


The Law of Food


Chapter Five - Romans and the Law


I Hope to See You in Passing


Pronouns in the Letter to the Romans


The Jews Were First


What Advantage Does the Jew Have?


Of What Good is Knowledge


He is Not a Jew That is One Outwardly


Outward Piety vs. Real Humility


Is the Law Nullified by Faith


Abraham - The Father of All Who Believe


Torah Brings Grace


What Controls You


The Torah is Holy and Spiritual


Disobedience and Mercy


Chapter Six - Galatians, Who Has Envied You?


Where is Galatia?


The Theology of the Letter to the Galatians


Peter Holds Himself Aloof


Righteousness is Not Through the Torah


Christ Became a Curse for Us


Is the Torah Contrary to the Promise?


The Torah Our Tutor


The Heir; From Slave to Son


The Allegory


The Question of Circumcision


Chapter Seven - Concluding Comments


Purpose


Temple Rules


Jesus the Jew


Covenant Relationship


Sin and Salvation


The Gentile and the Torah

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032989011
Publisher:
Stephen Hedges
Publication date:
12/21/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
258,436
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