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the thing is, you see, that the authority for humans to interpret the Torah comes from, well, the Torah. as i have pointed out numerous times, the source is devarim / deuteronomy 30, "lo ba-shamayim hi"; the Torah is not in heaven, but right here among us to be interpreted by humans, by majority decision as per shemoth/exodus 23:2. sola scriptura[i/] is *not* a jewish position. the test case is "lex talionis" - what happens if a blind man pokes your eye out, so you can't poke his out in revenge? Torah itself doesn't help you any more than it tells you how to get married, thus we are forced to conclude that monetary compensation is payable in lieu. even in the example quoted; work on shabbat is prohibited, but what do we mean by "work"? how do you get married by Torah law? only the procedure for divorce is specified. all laws have borders and the Torah is no exception; the border markers must be set by humans.M E Brooks said:He also came to remove the Commandments of Men which had been added to His Law. The Hedge/Fence of the Law that the Rabbis added. (You can only walk so many steps on a sabbath, etc.)
who says that these are correct? establishing intent requires human interpretation; we establish intent by majority consensus as pointed out above, rather than through one chap with supernatural powers, reported on by other people centuries later.Jesus restored His commands to their original Intent.
Example - Do not Murder >>> Do not Hate
Do not commit Adultery >>> Do not Lust
Love your Friends/Hate your enemy >>> Love your enemy
that's because we don't think it's required the way you do. redemption from what?But what most do not understand is that Redemption is not provided for in the Law.
not sacrifices, but "teshubah" or repentance. provided you have already made restitution, asked forgiveness of any persons affected by the sin and made a commitment not to repeat it. and, in any case, in the absence of the Temple cultus, hosea 14:3 applies - "in place of bullocks we offer the words of our lips" - in other words, prayer. don't you think it wrong for intentional sin to be forgiven without atonement? i mean, nice of G!D and everything, but not exactly a good way to learn to be responsible for oneself. it certainly doesn't make a "redeemer of sin" necessary. we understand the concept of redemption rather differently.There are no Sacrifices which provide for the Forgiveness of Willful Sin in the Law of God.
that is your opinion, but we understand it quite differently.Abraham prophesied this when taking Issac to the Mountain to be sacrificed - "God Himself will provide the Lamb"
hmmm. and do you check your clothes for shaatnez (linsey-woolsey), too? that's always the classic test case - see deuteronomy 22:11.My Family and I obey what the Bible states and that is it. We have abandoned the pagan holidays - christmas, easter, halloween, etc. We observe the Sabbath - 7th Day, Biblical Feasts, and our heart is to obey God's Commands.