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Apostate Christianity Struggles with Who Yeshua Really IS-Judaism Should Not have To

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Feb 22, 2021 at 14:17

Following Yeshua's Lead Towards Worship of the Infinite Eternal Sovereign-El Olam

Having been a student of 'Christian' thought for decades, you do not realize how much this dissertation from you means to this observer; would that it might have been possible to have had this discussion all those decades ago. One of the most telling, if not the most singular reason the distance there seems to be concerning the chasm that so many people try to maintain between being Yehudi and Goyim, is that they forget, or try to obfuscate that the basis of faith goes back to Abraham. To that point, it is, indeed, the heart the Infinite Eternal Sovereign which is seen and looks at (it is a main point made both in the Tanach and B'rit Chadashah) and it is from the heart one honors and worships the Infinite in obedience to His love.
Here is the biggest distinction between recognizing Yeshua as deity versus His humanity, being, as it is written, His Deity (Isaiah 9, 14) born in human form to a chaste woman of Jewish origin and in the lineage of King David. What Yeshua did was bring the point home, that as the Infinite's purpose was stated in the Sinaitic Covenant with Moshe (Ex 19;4-6), all the earth is the Eternal Sovereign's, but Israel is made the holy nation of the kingdom priests, leading to that revealed in the B'rit Chadashah.
This leads to what is based upon the sacrifice as read about in Isaiah 52-53-54, by the Holy One of Israel, a priest of the order of Melchizek. All of this understanding was under attack since the destruction of the Temple and Yochanan wrote about the future return of Yeshua, the Hole One of Israel.
Another aspect of what Yeshua said was directed towards what you are alluding to: observance of the law versus observance of the traditions ('Torah' vs 'Talmud'); what did Yeshua say when asked about that (paraphrased from the King James): ["The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.] In essence, all that they require you do, He said do; but do not forsake the heart of the Torah.
Yet, even as Yeshua was considered a Rabbi, He was not considered one of the Pharisees for the reason that He did not condone their practice of the traditions while not extending mercy for those that did not follow their interpretation of the Torah, placing burdens on the congregation they themselves did not follow. The greater condemnation was for the Pharisee's hypocrisy towards the Judaic observances of the law.
That the Goyim were not required to make full observances (as Cephas and Paul argued) of the halachic laws was specifically due to the Sinaitic Covenant; that which is promised to the Children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is theirs by the will of the Infinite; the promises for the Goyim are based upon the faith of Abraham before the birth of Isaac. The Christian therefore, does not replace the preference of the Jewish following by the Eternal Sovereign; but by His grace, the Christian is grafted in as Paul writes.
That distinction will be more fully manifest when the time of the return of the Holy One of Israel (as specified in Isaiah 49 through 54) is made known in the world and Jerusalem is set free from the attempts of pagan overthrow organized by the Adversary, the circumstance of which are now casting its/their shadow globally as we are discussing this. Baruch HaShem Adonai.


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