I listened to a little bit of the radio debate between Dr. Michael Brown and Tim Hegg (LINK). I was extremely disappointed at the following interchange (to give one example):
Dr. Michael Brown: "Is it possible to live a life fully pleasing to G-d as a Believer and NOT keep the dietary laws?"
Tim Hegg: "Yes."
"No."And then I might've explained by citing to the Book of Baruch which puts it rather nicely:
"4 Wisdom is the book of God's commandments, the Law that will last forever. All who hold onto her will live, but those who abandon her will die. 2 Turn to Wisdom, people of Israel, and take hold of her. Make your way toward the splendor of her light. 3 Do not surrender our glorious privileges to any other people. 4 How happy we are, people of Israel; we have the advantage of knowing what is pleasing to God!" (Baruch 4:1-4)The commandments are pleasing to G-d! So if we don't keep the commandments then we are less pleasing to G-d--i.e. we are not FULLY pleasing to G-d.
And, thankfully, Yeshua abounds with grace toward us sinners and so we are forgiven our offenses. But eventually when the New Covenant is consummated we will be able to keep all the commandments and be FULLY pleasing to G-d.
Does anyone have a different opinion?