By Jonah Doctura | 2016
Rabbis continue to say Messiah will lead the Jewish people to full Torah observance. The Torah states that All Mitzvot Remain Binding Forever, and anyone coming to change the Torah is immediately identified as a false prophet; therefore, throughout the New Testament (they say), Yeshua contradicted the Torah by stating its commandments are no longer applicable.
Most of mainstream Christianity agree that "Jesus" did away with the Torah since He died for our sins.
Messianic Believers are totally against this and state categorically that we do not see how Yeshua contradicted the Torah. In Matt 5:17 we read: "Think not that I have come to abolish the Law, but I have come to fulfill it." Yeshua was telling to the people that it must be obeyed!
In this study, we will focus on the main reasons why Judaism rejects Yeshua as the Messiah and what the Scriptures says about it. Many passages in the Torah and the Brit Chadasha states that there is a veil that remains in the Jewish people on the understanding of the identity of the Promised Messiah. According to the Word, YHWH blinded them and He will open their eyes at the appropiate time.. We cannot go against YHWH’s plan and try to undo what He has done. The truth is that He always keep a remnant´s eyes open in every generation (Rom 11:2-5).
Why most Jewish world rejects Yeshua as the Messiah and why the First century believers accepted Him? These are some of the objections:
1) Yeshua did not fulfill the Messianic prophecies the Messiah is supposed to accomplish. Jewish mindset show that the Messiah will fulfill the prophecies outright, and no concept of a second coming exists. Many Jewish sages saw two primary Messianic types in Scripture. There is Messiah Ben David and Messiah Ben Joseph, with Judah and David the primary types of the king of Israel, and Joseph and Joshua the primary types of the saviour of Israel. In Hebrew, "ben" means "son of." In Yeshua’s day, however, the sages had not yet formulated this clear understanding of two Saviour figures in prophecy.
2) Yeshua embodies not the personal qualifications of Messiah.
a. As a prophet. Understanding the Scriptural requirements of the prophecy.
b. As a descendant of David. Understanding Yeshua´s genealogies.
c. As a Torah-observant. Understanding that He came to fulfill and not to destroy the Torah.
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