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Jewish tradition

Postby Hemi Heavy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:19 pm

What parts of the Jewish Tradition do Christians accept? For example, do christians accept the teachings of Kabbala, the Oral Torah, Rabbinical interpretations of the old testament. And why?

And how do you explain discrepancies? For example, the Jewish and Christian version of the afterlife is entirely different. So were the Jews mistaken, or perhaps it changed? Please explain. Thank you.
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Re: Jewish tradition

Postby jimwalton » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:54 am

Christians don't accept any of the Jewish traditions, just as we don't accept any of the Christian traditions as authoritative. The Bible is the only authority. And while Jewish tradition and Christian tradition have good things to teach us with some excellent, worthy, and true points, our only authority for the revelation of God is the Bible itself. Jewish tradition and church history are important but not decisive in the interpretation of Scripture. Jewish tradition and church tradition don't determine what the Bible teaches; the Bible determines what the church teaches. But these traditions have a lot to teach us. It's wrong to think that the Holy Spirit talks to us but didn't talk to anyone who came before us.

> For example, the Jewish and Christian version of the afterlife is entirely different.

Really? Ps. 16.10 and Isa. 53.11 speak of resurrection. Isa. 25.8 shows us the end of death. Daniel 12.2 speaks of resurrection, some to life and others to contempt. Hosea 6.2 speaks of a 3rd day restoration, and 13.14 of being redeemed from the power of death. Where is the discrepancy?

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