by Christopher from Schtix and Stones
It has been said by many Torah teachers that Judaism is evil, because of Tamlud, the written law, and how Yeshua approached the Pharisees. I take issue with this based on Scripture, and not from a pseudo-intellectual basis.
Lets refer to the book of Esther, Esther converted those whom were under the influence of pagan gods to what? Judaism. She lead a charge given to her by Elohim (plural meaning Mighty Ones, signifying the Father, Son and Ruach HaKodesh) to convert people to Judaism (that throws a ratchet into the gears for those that claim a person can never "become Jewish"). Lets look at EliYahu, he did the same, and countless other names in the Tanak. So do we then suggest that HaShem changed in the New Testament as the Christians do? That he then made Judaism evil. Of course not, Ezekiel then gives us the two house case, where the two sticks then become one, one house teachers omit this Scripture in the same ways the Pharisees did in their hypocritical nature which Yeshua exposed time and time again, one of the biggest examples was in John Chapter 8.
According to the Torah any woman whom was charged in adultery by the Sanhedrin council (which was assembled before Yeshua) would have to have the person she was caught in adultery with her so the sentence could be carried out to the two of them engaging in the act. I tend to believe the man was there in the crowd and I believe it was one of the Pharisees who brought the woman to Yeshua. I believe when he was writing in the ground he gave the man's name.
Lets not also forget the Apostle Paul said, not, "I was a Pharisee" but rather, "I am a Pharisee" so by the thought pattern of many hebrew roots teachers whom believe Judaism is evil, those whom cannot interpret Scripture would say then that Paul is the ultimate evil. Many Christians skip over this as well, they source Paul as doing away with the Torah, in verses like Galatians 2:19-21. Though when we read the Hebrew and understand Paul's writings through Jewish lenses in terms of the Talmud, and other jewish writings we can then make the distinction that Paul was indeed a genius and that he not once contradicted Scripture, the Bereans who looked over Paul's works were also well versed in the oral tradition, so to them it makes sense but for many Karaites it doesn't and they dismiss Paul. Or in many instances it doesn't make sense but they trust other outside writings to assure them that Paul is whom he says he is (what hypocrites).
Also lets take note of the Throne of Yahweh in the book of Revelation, now many of you may not realize this, but this is not the first time this is sourced in it's description of what the throne of Eloah looks like. It was originally written in Angelic Majesties which is a Jewish writing dating back during the days of Yeshua. Was Yochannon familiar with this writing? Well in an objective fashion I can honestly say "I don't know". However, the thing I wanna stress here, is that HaShem gave the same vision before as he did to Yochannon. Now it is sourced in Daniel, Zechariah, and Jeremiah, but only parts of the description, not the entire description of the throne as we see in Revelation. Many Rabbis say that the book of Revelation is many ways is a stolen book because of the description of the throne. And they refuse to believe that HaShem would give the same vision to a believer in Yeshua.
Lets also look at Daniel chapter 9, where it talks of a coming Prince whom will be named King of the Jews. King of the what?????? King of the Jews!!! Now we can source this back to Ezekiel once more, and the two house theology. Does Daniel say "King of the Jew and Gentile?" No he does not, now we have established earlier in the blog that being Jewish has nothing to do with where your family was born, and we came to that assertion in the Torah and and the words of the prophets, those whom accept the Torah and the Messiah are the Jews based on Scripture, once you accept the Torah and the Messiah guess what you are Jewish.
The Scriptures talk about taking in foreigners as well, this also has a lot to do with two house theology, and lets remember did the two sticks remain as two sticks? No they became one. So to continue to use the term "jew and gentile" is incorrect if you are talking about a group of brethren. It talks about foreigners and people of many nations accepting the Torah and their grafting in. If we still believe there is jew and gentile, then we dismiss what happened in the upper room, notcie they were preaching the gospel of Yeshua and Torah to everyone IN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE. There is huge spiritual significance in this.
Now in many greek translation Bibles it uses the terms Jew and Gentile in the new testament and this because of one house theology both ways. The Jews think they are the only house, and the Christians do as well, remember Yeshua with the lady at the well? This theology goes back even to that time period and Yeshua also exposed it as being wrong, she asked, "why are you speaking to me?", the one house theology of the time built a wall between different tribes, a wall between people who were with Moshe and those who weren't, it was even taught that the gentile was unclean, this as well contradicts Torah and Yeshua exposed this with the woman at the well, and showed her what she really needed to be worrying about which was in the Torah when he said she did not have one husband but she had 5. And the Samarian women then went and told the people Yeshua (the man who's name she did not know) was the Messiah. And notice, Yeshua spoke the Torah to the woman from Samaria, and quoted it to the Romans, now we know the Romans were not Jews. But the olive tree grafting in in which Yeshua spoke about would be null and void in our Scriptures if it were not from the JEWISH teachings of the two houses of Israel.
Theological Insights from Rabbi Eved Banah at Beit Geulah in Morganton, NC (www.BeitGeulah.com)