There is no higher position or calling than to be in Christ trusting Him for our salvation. Jews and Gentiles together is the church or body of Christ.Originally Posted by isong
An acquaintance of mine was into a HR guy named Michael Ruud, who was a self-proclaimed rabbi. I looked at his site and he turned out to be like Victor Paul Wierwill (The Way International) with so many crazy beliefs including denial of the Trinity and Christ’s deity, that it made me sad. I don’t even know if he was Jewish, but my co-worker was so enamored with that guy, It didn’t even bother him that he was anti-Trinitarian.
So yes, seductive and I think dangerous to one’s faith. And there are many more guys like that in the HR movement.
[quote = isong]
Yes, I mean essential doctrines of the faith, the sorts of things different groups have as their statement of faith. In Christianity or whatever you want to call it, we believe in the Biblical "saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus/Yeshua alone". [/quote]
That’s what I believe as well. You will also see "saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus alone".
On Calvinist reformed statements of faith too.
Dr. Fruchtenbaum also believes in that statement of faith too. I can’t find anywhere in his material where he is guilty of the support of legalism or trying to bring anyone back into bondage of the law or any other JR beliefs.
I was only trying to make the point that He is a Christian believer who is solid on the “essential” doctrines of the Christian faith. He just happens to be a Jewish man.
That is probably true to a certain extent, but with The Frucht’s credentials in Hebrew being so far beyond me, I don’t want to belabor the point other than to say when he uses the name “Yeshua,” and sometimes he uses the Yeshua/Jesus phrase, I don’t take issue with it. I think you agree he is not teaching “Judaism. “Originally Posted by isong
I don’t mind saying I am learning things from him I don’t know, but I like him for the reasons so many others like him, for explaining the bible from a Jewish frame of reference. I’m not a scholar or teacher. Just a 58 year old Christian guy.
And that is not the same thing as pushing Judaism.
As far as “Yeshua” who points us back to the law by using that name, I don’t think you mean Arnold. I feel the same way when I hear these Judaists bat around the phrase “Torah Observant.” What a crock!
Their jesus is another jesus and another gospel.Originally Posted by isong
I know you like Arnold and I don’t think you tie him in with JR teaching.
I try to be aware of anti-Semitism and have nothing to do with it.
He does say he is a Calvinist, but he doesn’t teach anyone is pre-destined to hell (limited atonement) like 5-pointers. He is different in a few other definitions of the system, but I’m not sure how to define classic Calvinism myself other than I don’t think Calvinism equals eternal security of the believer, which I do believe in.Originally Posted by isong
I didn’t know he teaches the AC is a supernatural being, only that he does not have a human father, but is a man generated by the power of Satan. That is a very common belief, just like fallen angels having offspring with human women in Gen 6 creating the nephilim.