In the past, there were many articles here about non-Jews, Torah, Messianic Judaism, Christianity, One Law, Two House, and so on. We often had arguments and some heated exchanges happened. I drew away from these discussions. Mostly there were about a dozen people, including myself, who said the same things over and over again.
I’m not interested in returning to rivalries and disputes about “Messianic Judaism” versus “Gentile Torah Movements.”
But, I share with some who disagree with me a conviction that God is behind the massive interest in Torah among non-Jews. I differ with some of my Messianic Jewish rabbinic colleagues (though others are right with me) about this as well. I stand sort of in the middle. I do not wish to dismiss the validity and power of non-Jews getting involved either in the Church or in Messianic Judaism with Torah and the Jewish community.
So, I will start this week a new series: “Not Jewish and Drawn to Torah” (probably on Tuesday the first post). I will be working on a positive approach to the issue. And, yes, it will contain my opinions which may not fit with other opinions on the matter. I hope that some who differ with me will comment and dialogue in a constructive manner. Constructive means humbly differing while at the same time engaging what the other is saying and all the while being open. I will delete rants and the “I’m not listening but let me throw a dozen Bible verses at you to power slam you on the mat of theological error” comments. But I think better things will happen. I think we may find some common ground. And my audience really is the massive group, tens of thousands, of non-Jews drawn to Torah who live in many Christian denominations. If various One Law and Two House advocates are reading, your input is also welcome and you should be thinking about the greater needs in God’s redemptive plan, because that is the level on which I am thinking and writing here.