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PROLOGUE ON THE MT. SINAI COVENANT
PART I
Important defnitions and references
N.C. Judaism and the Gentiles
Exceptions to the rule of corruption
Te “Jewish Awakening” in Christianity
Jewish history and the Jewish Awakening
June 7, 1967—Te turning point
Jewish time
Conclusion
AREAS OF AGREEMENT
Salvation is from the Jews
Te Jewish New Testament and the Jewishness of Christianity
Te Jewishness of the gospel of salvation
Jewish views on world salvation
Agreement from the New Testament
Jewish destiny through Abraham as “God’s chosen”
Paul and Peter in praise and afrmation of unbelieving Jews
Jesus and synagogue worship
Are Jews superior to Gentiles?
A need for change in Christian attitude on the Jews
Jesus—the Messiah of Israel and the world
THE IRONY OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY’S ANTI-SEMITISM
Important references
How early Christianity became anti-Semitic
Te impact of surrounding culture on Christianity’s view on the Jews
Roman anti-Semitism in the Jewish-Roman wars
Te “Christian” way to treat unbelieving Jews
No place for vindictive hostility
Important clues missed by the Jewish sages
Knowing the God of paradox
Divine Messiah “Son of God” as a Jewish Bible doctrine
Solomon and issues of the Messiah’s ancestry
A summary of fve clues
Why the Jewish sages missed the clues on Jesus
Te Messiah’s “virgin birth” as a Jewish Bible doctrine
Te “Septuagint” and the virgin
Te surrounding context of Isaiah 7:14
Te coming of Simon bar Kokhba
Te Messiah explains the limited purpose of his frst appearance
Te three stages in the work of the Messiah
A limited world salvation
A happy conclusion
THE TRINITY IN THE JEWISH BIBLE
Te complex singularity of God
Te Father and the Son in the Jewish Bible
God the Holy Spirit in the Jewish Bible
Additional comments on the Trinity
Te “politics” of the Trinity
Relating to the triune God in prayer
THE NATURE OF “JUDAISM”
What is “Judaism”?
“Judaism”—its history as a name and concept
Te conceptualizing and breakup of Judaism
Te issue of central authority
Professor Gafni’s “Common Judaism”
Sinai Covenant versus New Covenant Jews
“Majority Judaism” versus “Remnant Judaism”
Te “survival of the fttest” and “making the cut” with God
Majority versus the Remnant—Moses’ dichotomy
N.C. Judaism as “Remnant Judaism”
MOSES, THE “REMNANT PRINCIPLE,”
AND “THE ETERNAL NATION”
Jewish theology on the “remnant principle”
A biblical summary of the “remnant principle”
Te “remnant standard”
Abandonment and destruction from God
Abandonment “to their own devices”
Israel the Remnant as the “harvest” of God
Moses’ and Isaiah’s “Two Israel” concept
Te value of ethnicity and circumcision in the salvation of Jews
False comfort and security for Jews
Te six core doctrines of Moses’ Remnant Judaism
Romans 11:26—the salvation of “all Israel”
Election, predestination, and the hardening of the heart
THE “ORAL TORAH”
Karaite Jews and the Oral Torah
Comments on the Oral Torah from Isaiah and the Messiah
Te Oral Torah and the New Covenant
Background history
Jews and “the Law”
Testimony from Professor Gafni
Te absolute end of Moses’ classic era
Conclusions drawn from Professor Gafni
Understanding Jesus’ religion in the evolution of Judaism
Te critical error of Gentile Christianity
Te “Remnant Judaism” in Jesus’ religion
How Gentiles entered the “Commonwealth of Israel”
Te irony of Gentile Christian arrogance
John Darby and “Dispensationalism”
Describing the chief error of John Darby
Te issue of Jesus’ imminent (or “any moment”) return
How ongoing watchfulness is maintained
Are the Church and Israel absolutely discontinuous?
PART II
THE HELLENIZING OF CHRISTIANITY
THE EMPIRICAL GOD OF THE JEWS
Te problem with atheism
Te empirical in Jewish religion
Pagan gods and the God of the Jews
Te empirical purpose of miraculous “signs”
Te “test” for false prophets
Jesus as a prophet
Two stages in God’s empirical manifestations
God’s frst stage empirical manifestations
Te empirical test conducted by Moses
Te empirical test conducted by Elijah
God’s second stage empirical manifestation
JEWISH AND HELLENIST SPIRITUALITY
Augustine and Hellenist spirituality—preliminary observations
Jewish and Hellenist spirituality—a basic comparison
Jewish spirituality and God’s material creation
God and modern science
Te Messiah’s role in Jewish spirituality
A concluding note on Jewish spirituality
Jewish and Christian parallels in Hellenist experiences
Te origin and current history of Historic Pre-millennialism
Te biblical basis for Historic Pre-millennialism
Justin Martyr
A summary of Historic Pre-millennialism
Two resurrections—not one
Te nature of hell
Te Jewishness of Historic Pre-millennialism
Te Messiah and human destiny
Tanakh and Jewish New Testament parallels
AUGUSTINE’S HELLENIST SPIRITUALITY
Gentile Greco-Roman paganism
Augustine’s early years and life environment
Augustine’s Manichean stage
Augustine’s Neo-Platonist stage
Te Hellenist roots of Augustine’s Neo-Platonism
Augustine’s Christianity under a Neo-Platonist bias
A concluding summary on Augustine’s Hellenist spirituality
Te original orthodoxy of Historic Pre-millennialism
Augustine’s Hellenist approach to John’s Jewish millennium
Augustine’s Hellenist millennium
Te frst and second resurrection
Augustine’s compounded confusion
Augustine—may he rest in peace
Augustine’s mixed contributions to Christian doctrine
PART III
THE JUDAISM OF MOSES
THE FOUR CORE PRINCIPLES IN MOSES’ JUDAISM
A summary of previous material
Te development of Moses’ Remnant Judaism
Te four core principles in Moses’ Remnant Judaism
Te humble and the arrogant
1. Moses’ remnant principle
2. Moses’ principle of cause and efect
3. God’s principle of “curses and blessings”
4. God’s “minority” principle
God’s provocation of Majority Jews to jealousy
Te world triumph of the Jewish remnant
Te Gentiles as Jewish responsibility
Te Jew-Gentile union
Te Jewish remnant’s “mission accomplished”
Te downside in Jewishness
Te legendary nature of Jewish stubbornness
1. Jewish stubbornness associated with proud arrogance
2. God and Moses condemned the evil of Jewish stubbornness
3. Nehemiah condemned Jewish stubbornness as evil arrogance
4. Te essence of Jewish religion leaves no room for stubbornness
5. Te glory and moral strength of Jewish humility in the Messiah
PART IV
Two meanings of Torah
Attaining eternal life through Torah observance
Spiritual death through sin
Te futile quest for perfect Torah observance
Te perfectionism of Torah law
A perfectionism of the mind
Te human faw in Torah observance
Te universality of human sinfulness
Final conclusions on failure to comply with Torah
MT. SINAI—THE BROKEN COVENANT
Te illusion of human ability
Hereditary human corruption
Te “curse of the Law”
Te paradox of sin and Torah law
Describing the human “sin nature”
Resolving the paradox of sin and Torah Law
How Torah vindicates the way of faith for obtaining eternal life
A fnal conclusion on the broken Sinai covenant
PART V
THE MESSIAH’S REDEMPTION AND
LIBERATION OF JUDAISM
Torah law and its confict with reality
Te Old and New covenants
Te new covenant—things that changed
Te new covenant—things that remained the same
How and why God justifed changing Sinai covenant rules
Te scope of the Messiah’s new covenant task
Moses as prototype of the Messiah and new covenant
Te issue of “national revelation”
Te Jews, the world, and the Sinai covenant
Introduction to the three laws of the Sinai covenant
Moral conscience
Te Ten Commandments under the new covenant
Te Sabbath and “the Lord’s Day”
1. Te Judicial Law
2. Te Ceremonial Law
THE CEREMONIAL LAW
Te biblical principle of “shadow and reality”
“Shadow and reality” and Sinai Law diminishment
God’s process of applying the principle of “shadow and reality”
1. Te Sinai covenant’s sacrifcial system
2. Te Sinai covenant’s feast and holy days
3. Te Sinai covenant’s law of circumcision
Circumcision and the Gentiles
Te separatist dilemma of Majority Judaism
Te Jew-Gentile “wall of separation” is abolished
“Garments and wineskins”—old and new
Summarizing the Messiah’s fulfllment of Sinai Law
Te life of freedom under the new covenant
Freedom and the moral law
Te anarchy of absolute freedom in an imperfect world
Correcting familiar misinterpretations of Paul on the law
“JEWISH IDENTITY” AND THE NEW COVENANT
Te new humanity for the coming Age of Perfection
PART VI
RESPONDING TO JEWISH OBJECTIONS ON PAUL
THE ASTONISHING MIRACLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE
“Disciples” and “apostles”
Who was Paul the Apostle?
How the Messiah “recruited” Paul
Te depth of Paul’s astonishing conversion
DEBATING THE JEWISH OBJECTIONS ON PAUL
Te biblical witness to the Messiah’s claim to deity
How the Messiah’s work was vindicated
Te spiritual blindness of Majority Judaism
Comments of Paul’s conversion from Majority Judaism
Majority Judaism’s misunderstanding of Remnant Judaism
Majority Judaism’s misunderstanding of the Sinai covenant
Majority Judaism’s failure to understand the new covenant
Majority Judaism’s failure to understand Remnant Jews
PART VII
RESPONDING TO JEWISH OBJECTIONS
ON JESUS THE MESSIAH
INTRODUCTION TO MATERIAL AT ISSUE
Te Jewish concept of the Messiah
Te issue of a totally human messiah
An issue of the Messiah’s Davidic ancestry
Rabbi Simmons’ confusing footnotes
Responding to genealogical issues
Rabbi Simmons’ confusion on Joseph’s genealogy
Te genealogy of Jesus
Jesus’ Davidic ancestry through a human “father”
Te compounded errors of Rabbi Simmons
Is there a role for Solomon in the Messianic line?
Te Messiah as the “fruit” of David’s body
Te relevance of Shealtiel and Zerubbabel in Jesus’ genealogy
ISAIAH 53 AND THE “SUFFERING SERVANT”
Isaiah 53 and the “Sufering Servant”
Te key passage of Isaiah 53:11
Te argument that Isaiah 53 refers to Israel—not to the Messiah
Te critical faw in the argument
Biblical reasons for the suferings of Israel
Israel and the “sufering servant”—diferent reasons for suferings
A concluding summary
Jewish suferings and the nations
JESUS AND THE TORAH
Te perfectionism of Torah as to its letter
Te “Law of Love” as the Torah’s spirit or intent
Te law of love and self-righteous hypocrisy
OTHER JEWISH OBJECTIONS ON JESUS
Te Messiah’s two-stage coming
A Jewish Bible two-stage precedent
Jesus and the false messiahs
Jesus as prophet
Jesus as Moses’ Prophet-Messiah
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The Judaism of Jesus

The Judaism of Jesus

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“We had hoped it was he [the Messiah] who would redeem Israel” (Luke 24:21)

In this book, you will learn

that the religion Jesus founded was not Gentile or called “Christianity.” The name “Christianity” is not found in the New Testament—a work authored by Jews who followed Jesus;
that the religion of Jesus was a form of Judaism that revolved around the Hebrew concept of “B’rit Hadashah,” meaning “New Covenant.” This concept first appeared in the writings of Jeremiah, one of the great prophets of Judaism;
that to achieve the full task Jews have expected of their Messiah—of redeeming Israel and completing Gentile world salvation—there have been three separate stages in the work of Jesus the Messiah: (1) the Atonement & Resurrection stage; (2) the Gentile stage (represented by two thousand years of Gentile Christianity); and (3) the Jewish (or “Jewish redemption”) stage;
that with regard to the Messiah’s prophecy on Jerusalem and on the completion (or “fulfillment”) of his Gentile stage—see Luke 21:24: “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled”—on June 7, 1967 (the day Jerusalem fell to Jews), the Messiah’s prophecy was fulfilled. Hence, with June 7, 1967 formally marking the end of the Messiah’s Gentile (or “Christian”) stage, the Messiah’s final (or Jewish) stage has already begun;
that with the “times of the Gentiles (or Christianity)” over, why Christians must adjust and reorient themselves to the new Jewish era and reality that is rising;
many other topics of vital relevance to our present transitional era—from Gentile-Christian to Jewish-centered times—where world history is quickly reaching a tumultuous climax...centered on the Jews, Jesus the Messiah and the Messiah’s New Covenant Judaism as the winning side of end-time history.

“We had hoped it was he [the Messiah] who would redeem Israel” (Luke 24:21)

In this book, you will learn

that the religion Jesus founded was not Gentile or called “Christianity.” The name “Christianity” is not found in the New Testament—a work authored by Jews who followed Jesus;
that the religion of Jesus was a form of Judaism that revolved around the Hebrew concept of “B’rit Hadashah,” meaning “New Covenant.” This concept first appeared in the writings of Jeremiah, one of the great prophets of Judaism;
that to achieve the full task Jews have expected of their Messiah—of redeeming Israel and completing Gentile world salvation—there have been three separate stages in the work of Jesus the Messiah: (1) the Atonement & Resurrection stage; (2) the Gentile stage (represented by two thousand years of Gentile Christianity); and (3) the Jewish (or “Jewish redemption”) stage;
that with regard to the Messiah’s prophecy on Jerusalem and on the completion (or “fulfillment”) of his Gentile stage—see Luke 21:24: “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled”—on June 7, 1967 (the day Jerusalem fell to Jews), the Messiah’s prophecy was fulfilled. Hence, with June 7, 1967 formally marking the end of the Messiah’s Gentile (or “Christian”) stage, the Messiah’s final (or Jewish) stage has already begun;
that with the “times of the Gentiles (or Christianity)” over, why Christians must adjust and reorient themselves to the new Jewish era and reality that is rising;
many other topics of vital relevance to our present transitional era—from Gentile-Christian to Jewish-centered times—where world history is quickly reaching a tumultuous climax...centered on the Jews, Jesus the Messiah and the Messiah’s New Covenant Judaism as the winning side of end-time history.

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