Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Does Yeshua Mediate for Those That Do Not Know Him? (TIMELY REPOST)





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Given Leman's recent statements, I thought I would re-release a post that I did a few years ago:

"We know that Mark Kinzer (a leader of leaders at the UMJC) teaches in the "unrecognized mediation" of Yeshua via the Abrahamic covenant--the idea that Jews are saved even without knowing Yeshua.  We also know that no one has come out in the UMJC to repudiate this false teaching.

But let's examine this claim that Yeshua mediates for those who do not recognize Him.  First, let's hear Paul in Romans 10:

(1) Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 
(9)That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  
(10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  
(14) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?  
(15) And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Now let's hear Kinzer's own words:
"I do believe that the Abrahamic covenant offers Jewish people access to God in and through Yeshua. That does not mean that all Jews, by virtue of being Jews, have a right relationship with God. It does mean that God's favor still rests upon Israel, and He makes a way for humble and faithful members of His people to enter His presence through the unrecognized mediation of Israel's Messiah," [from:   http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/havurah/7_1/letters]
Let's break this down.  Kinzer teaches that you don't need to believe that G-d raised Yeshua from the dead in order to be saved--you don't even need to be aware of Yeshua at all!  According to Kinzer, a Jew can be completely incognizant of Yeshua and still receive Yeshua's mediation!  That's a complete reversal of Paul's words in Romans 10!

Why does this evil organization suffer a man like Kinzer to be president emeritus of anything, much less the leadership wing of the organization?  Why allow his input on their rabbinic council?

Why isn't anyone protesting this evil?!"


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