"The Believer and the Law of Moses...We believe the Law of Moses as a rule of life has been fulfilled in the Messiah and therefore believers are no longer under its' obligation or condemnation. While the Law of Moses is no longer obligatory for believers, the Law has much to teach us regarding a joyfully Jewish way of life. Both Jewish and non-Jewish believers have the freedom in Messiah to maintain any aspects of the Law of Moses which do not violate the entirety of the rest of scripture.(Acts 21:24-26; Romans 6:14;8:2;10:4;14:1-23; 1 Corinthians 9:20; 2 Corinthians 3:1- 11; Galatians 3:3,3:10-13;6:2; Ephesians 2:14 )," from http://www.messianicassociation.org/believe.htm
Monday, November 17, 2014
Dear Sam Nadler: Please Stop Calling Yourself Messianic
Dear Sam Nadler,
I was in a bookstore recently and noticed your book entitled "Messiah in the Feasts of Israel." The book identifies you as Messianic. And so I purchased the book thinking I was purchasing Messianic teaching on the Feasts of Israel. Let me emphasize this point: I wasn't looking for Christian teaching on the Feasts of Israel; I was specifically looking for Messianic teaching.
But now I realize I wasted $6.50 because you are not Messianic at all but rather Christian in both belief and affiliation.
Your teaching matches Christian teaching exactly in that you teach Yeshua abolished the Law. I noticed an example of this in the very first chapter of your book in which you claim that Yeshua “fulfilled” the commandment of Shabbat which you go on to explain is why this commandment is not reiterated in the New Covenant (in your opinion). You even praise the “flexibility” of Bishop Ambrose who famously rejected the commandment of Shabbat “when in Rome.”
So then I discovered from online research that, as a member of AMC, you believe the following:
Now, I’m sure you’re a nice guy and not trying to be intentionally deceptive. But ask yourself this: “Is my teaching any different than Christian teaching?” If you want to be truthful, acknowledge the fact that “Christian” is the correct and precise term to describe your teaching. You don’t need any other term.
So please stop calling yourself Messianic.
For the record, a Messianic is a Yeshua-follower who believes the Mosaic Law is still in force.
Posted by Peter at 6:09 PM