Saturday, May 18, 2013

Why Is This Blog Called "Orthodox Messianic Judaism"?

A commenter recently asked that.  Here's an extended answer:

The New Testament (or, as we like to say, the Apostolic Writings) teaches Judaism.  Specifically, it teaches Orthodox Messianic Judaism.  But let's break it down:

(1) "Orthodox":  This can be defined as "the correct way to believe."  [Orthopraxy, on the other hand, refers to the correct way to practice];

(2) "Messianic":  We believe that Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah who taught....[drum roll]...Judaism!;

(3)  "Judaism":  Whilst Christianity is anti-Judaic, the Judaism taught by the Apostolic Writings values the Sinaitic Torah and the Jewish traditions--specifically those traditions which help to explain the letter and spirit of the Sinaitic Torah.

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