Thursday, 1 January 2015
This concept of binary categories exists absolutely. I have seen many teachings (D. Juster, etc.) regarding this important concept. Dr. Juster labels it "distinction for mutual blessing." Here we read of the desire to repress those distinctions due to the potential for cursing.
Without the distinctions, if we are really the same, then logically we reduce the likelihood of discrimination. If we oppress someone, then we are ultimately oppressing ourselves, since we are in unity. This appears to be very logical to the unredeemed mind.
But the redeemed mind observes a foundational distinction that cannot and should not be ignored, namely Martin Buber's I-Thou description of our otherness with G0d. Out of that distinction, while we might also observe the potential for cursing, flows the potential for mutual blessing.
The solution is not to "wish away" the distinction, but rather to make a determination that blessing comes from aligning with the Divine author's purpose in establishing such distinctions.
Messianic Judaism restores the Jew/Gentile distinction in the body of Messiah while representing Yeshua-faith within the body of the Circumcised, i.e., k'lal Yisrael.
Scott Moore 12:34pm