Within the broad Messianic sphere of influence, one will rightly see an emphasis on how God’s people need to return to a Torah foundation. But there are indeed those who imply that the Torah or Law of Moses is more important than the Eternal God who gave it.
Many in Hebrew Roots, encountering Yeshua’s and Paul’s teachings on the Torah, will claim that the Talmud is actually being opposed. How inaccurate is this, and how should be approach extra-Biblical materials like the Mishnah and Talmud?
Many people within today’s Messianic sphere of influence recognize the need to interpret the letters of the Apostle Paul from the vantage point of their First Century recipients in the Mediterranean. Yet, many of the same are unwilling to read the Torah from the vantage point of its original Ancient Israelite recipients in the Ancient Near East.
Messianic Apologetics editor John McKee responds to a recent meme, which offers a solution between the teachings of Yeshua the Messiah and the Apostle Paul.
How many people across the Messianic and Hebrew Roots spectrum agree on the post-resurrection era validity of Moses’ Teaching—but then (strongly) disagree on how it should be implemented for Messiah’s followers?
Studying the Torah and having a Torah foundation are very important for the people of today’s Messianic community. But how many of our approaches to Torah are colored by a fundamentalist lens, that has possibly done more damage than good?