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Should Gentiles Keep Torah: Part 2.

Wow, good read!

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Last week’s blog received more attention than any blog I have written since the one on the fact that Israeli teachers don’t carry firearms in schools. There were more than 200 comments on Facebook, plus lots of likes and sharesCharisma posted it on both its news and magazine sites as well. I had no idea that the topic would attract such interest.

But not all of the response was favorable. One self-proclaimed authority, with an alarming number of followers, wrote me and said:

“REPENT and start teaching the TRUTH: TORAH to the NATIONS. You are a FALSE teacher. Just as is Michael Brown and every other Messianic Jewish rabbi who teaches like you.”

Just in case I was not taking him seriously enough, he sent me another message, stating his credentials:

“I am a Levite Cohein. I read Torah and ALL of Scripture in Hebrew

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3 comments on “Should Gentiles Keep Torah: Part 2.

  1. Kathy
    September 6, 2013

    “For instance, one verse pointed out to me over and over by probably more than a dozen people was:

    “One Torah shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.” (Ex. 12:49)

    Seems clear until you look at it in context”.

    There seems to me to be a lot of scriptures taken out of context and applied to everybody. Like Jeremiah 29:11 or Jeremiah 31:3 and others.
    I don’t know what to think about it – people seem happy listening to what the people say, out of context or not, and I am probably a lot less happy than many other Christians because I DO think about the context and wonder to whom was He speaking.



  2. cfryalls
    September 7, 2013

    Kathy, I am really familiar with your struggle. Anyone who has known me for more than a couple years can see that my view on these things has changed. It is difficult. The only way to resolve it is to pray, fast, and follow what you believe the spirit is leading you to do. And then rest knowing that the grace of God is there and your errors, if any, are forgiven. In either case you are striving to follow the Lord and to express your love for him.

    When it comes to the law, I think that the law as it was given in the old covenant could only be followed legalistically, because very few people were spirit filled as those in the New Covenant. Certainly some priests and the prophets were given this gift of the spirit but not like it is today. That is a feature of living in the covenant Yeshua brought. So a person who lived in the old covenant could do no more than obey the law the best they could in the power of their will and in faith. If they did not kill someone even though they thought they may have deserved it, then they kept the law. But for us, the spirit gives us the the ability to love even those who do not deserve it, and so by Love, we do not even entertain the desire to kill them, no matter how much we may have been hurt by them. Instead we extend to them mercy. And in doing this the law is once again kept. But this time, in the New Covenant, the law has no power, because it is cancelled in us by Love.

    (No, I am not always on target with this in my own life. There are times I would rather whack someone. But then I ask for God’s help and repent of my weakness.)


  3. cfryalls
    September 7, 2013

    Looking forward to the next portion of this teaching. Thanks David for posting it here.


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