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“One Law” and the Fixation on Ritual Commandments

As I have discussed in previous posts, notably my review of D. T. Lancaster’s commentary on Galatians, First Fruits of Zion, a Messianic publishing house, has come under fire for embracing a position they call “Divine Invitation”. FFOZ now teaches … Continue reading

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D. Thomas Lancaster – The Holy Epistle to the Galatians, full review

I recently finished D. Thomas Lancaster’s new book, The Holy Epistle to the Galatians. Reading the whole book basically confirmed the sentiments I had last week upon reading the first few chapters: The Holy Epistle to the Galatians is one … Continue reading

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The Didache and the Importance of Oral Tradition

As one of my recent commenters was quick to point out, the Apostolic Decree in Acts 15 lacks prohibitions on some of the major sins, such as murder and perjury. On the other hand, it contains no positive commandments – … Continue reading

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Do Gentile believers have to keep the whole Torah?

If you’re new to Messianic Judaism, you may wish to read the last few posts before this one, as they give it some context. When FFOZ changed their position on the Torah’s applicability to Gentile believers to a “divine invitation” … Continue reading

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Report on First Fruits of Zion’s 2011 Shavuot Conference

This was the first year I have been able to attend First Fruits of Zion‘s Shavuot conference. FFOZ is probably the foremost Messianic Jewish publishing organization, though they have recently come under fire for changing their theological position on the … Continue reading

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