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!!!
Posted by Peter at 6:06 PM