- Do what feels good.
- Do what seems good.
- Do what culture says is good.
- Do what Scripture says is good.
With this in mind, he then turns his attention to the standards offered by the two camps of Messianic Judaism: the Exclusionists who say Gentiles are excluded from Israel, the Inclusionist who say Gentiles are included in Israel (through Messiah Yeshua):
- (1) Exclusionist: Gentiles must keep moral law, may keep Scriptural laws that are not "distinctive sign commandments given to Israel";
- (2) Inclusionist: The "One Law" precedent in Torah dictates that all members of Israel, whether native or newcomer, must keep the Torah of Moses
Now, our very logical newbie will find the first view very confusing. All law is moral after all. And all revealed law in Torah contributes to Israel's distinctiveness. So the Exclusionist standard is void for being incoherent.
So then the last option is the Inclusionist standard. It takes into account that all law is moral. It's based on binding precedent and the fact that the Apostolic Scriptures state that Gentiles are included in Israel through the Messiah Yeshua. Also, it is an absolute standard (as opposed to a relativist standard).
In conclusion, for our slightly above-average newbie, the choice is obvious. In Messianic Judaism, there really is only one viable standard for conduct that is based upon an absolute standard.