People have recently criticized me for supporting those in the One Law camp who are attempting to seek representation from within UMJC synagogues.
Today I learned yet another reason why I support the One Law "insurgency":
There is an open fight in the UMJC over fundamental tenets of the faith such as whether Yeshua is even necessary for salvation.
A few days ago, Derek Leman, on his blog, said the following in the comments section:
I do not agree that mainstream Jews are apostates. I think that is far too strong. In fact, I’ll go one step further, I believe a parallel outpouring of the Spirit has happened among traditional Jews, not unlike the one happening to the congregation of Messiah. Isaiah 59:21, “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from this time forth and forevermore.””
The Prophets tells us that the blessing of the New Covenant is the outpouring of the Spirit and the forgiveness of sins. The Apostolic Writings tells us that these blessings have only begun to be realized through the New Covenant in Yeshua's blood.
Yet Leman is preaching that the Gift of the Ruach is available to non-Believers. How can his writing be interpreted in any other way than conveying the message that belief in Yeshua is unnecessary?
This is completely unacceptable.
Allow me to now say something unpopular:
It doesn't matter if your father is Moses himself; the only hope for salvation is in Yeshua!