Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Poisoned Wells and Pure Wells

So my dad (who is seventy years old and still sharper than I'll ever be) gave a great analogy.  He was actually applying it to some rabbis in the UMJC, saying that they had "poisoned the well." But I think it applies equally well to Christianity.

The men who shaped Christianity and made it what it is today, they had one thing in common:  they hated Jewish Law (i.e. Sinaitic Torah).  So what did they do?  

THEY POISONED THE WELL.

The original well was pure.  The source was Judaic.  But these early Christians came along and started pouring in a few ingredients like supersessionism, anti-Semitic rhetoric, antinomianism, etc.  The result: a poisoned well.  And people have been drinking from it for two thousand years.

So what do you do when you are thirsty but all that's available is a poisoned well?

You dig a new well!  Go back to the source.  We need fresh water, folks.  Inclusionist Messianic Judaism is where its at!

Thanks, dad, for the great analogy!!!  

2 comments:

  1. "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." Yeshua

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  2. There are many ways to discredit the truth. You can call your opponent names. You can spread lashon hara about them - show others how untrustworthy they are. Mock them for lack of "in-depth knowledge". But they always come back to attacks rather than debates.

    I find it interesting that most of the "poisons" that attacked first century Christianity attacked the person, work or motive of the Messiah. They seem to feel that by discrediting Him, they are effectively discrediting everyone He says.

    There is a problem with this. Most humans, when they suffer such ad hominem abuse, go on the defense and their response pretty much distracts from their main argument. But when they attack Yeshua, they are attacking the King as seen in Revelation 1:13-17 Who has a sword that comes out of His mouth (Revelation 2:16; 19:15, 21).

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