Yeshua: The Living Torah

The following is an article that I originally wrote for HebrewRoot.com over ten years ago. Since I have recently received some inquiries about it and am no longer affiliated with HebrewRoot or its host ministry, I thought it best that I reproduce it here. I've cleaned up a few typos and made a few alterations …

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From HebrewRoot: Romans 10:4

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes. The word here translated “end” is telos, which means “goal,” not “termination of” (see 6:22).  In some cases this can imply an end, but it is not required by the word, and in this case cannot be Paul’s intent.  Why?  See 3:31—“Do …

From HebrewRoot: Mark 7:19 and Acts 10-11

As I state over in my article on Romans 14, I was once very cavalier about ignoring the kosher laws, even to the point of jokingly suggesting that the ultimate test of faith was the ultimate unkosher meal.  After all, weren’t the kosher commandments just a relic of a bygone age when the lack of …

From HebrewRoot: Colossians 2:13-17

Colossians 2:13-14 My response to this passage is brief, so I'll just include it here before getting into the more complicated verses 15-17: And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against …