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: 2 Corinthians 3

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, in …

Response to Peter Goodgame – Part 5: The Sermon on the Mount

Continuing our series answering Peter's arguments, we've finally reached part 3 of his series, entitled The Sanctity of Marriage. Skipping past his introductory remarks, we hit his first new point: Jesus was not introducing the Kingdom of God by giving some modern-day grace message that says, "Oh just believe in your heart for a moment, …

Response to Peter Goodgame – Part 4: Yeshua and the Sabbath

Continuing our series addressing Peter Goodgame's arguments that keeping the Torah is contrary to the New Covenant based on Yeshua's own teachings and example, we'll begin by quoting Peter again: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: …

Response to Peter Goodgame – Part 3: Was Yeshua a Lawbreaker?

For the most part, I don't find a lot to comment on in the second section of Peter's article, though I do like a couple of his comments enough to want to lead off by repeating them: After the beatitudes when Jesus describes those who will be the most blessed by the arrival of the …

From HebrewRoot: Hebrews 7-10

We have already established elsewhere that while it is definitely a teaching of the Bible that the Old Covenant (specifically, the Mosaic Covenant; cf. Jer. 31:31) has been replaced by a New (or Renewed) Covenant, this does not require that the Torah be replaced by a “New Law” as well.  This can be further demonstrated …

The Curse of the Law: Part 2 – Why Yeshua Was Rejected

I concluded the last post by noting, "What this means is that, contrary to common Christian interpretation, the Jewish people were not cursed because we rejected Yeshua. On the contrary, the Jews had already been under the curse of the law for over seven hundred years before Yeshua came. In fact, the rejection of Yeshua by …

Yes, Paul does teach that followers of Christ remain under the authority of the Law of Moses

Sometimes, it takes a bit of a challenge to draw me out of my current shell. For those of you who aren't up on my personal life, I've got another Bugg in the oven (a girl this time) and between getting ready for her arrival and three out of four of my computers being down, …

Common Mistranslations – Galatians 2:15-16, Part 3

Putting the “the” in “the Law” Does it look like too many “the's” in that heading to you? It turns out that there are way too many “the's” in the translations of Paul's work too. Just to start with, there's no “the” in “works of the law” in Gal. 2:16; the actual phrase is ergun …