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Sunday, 17 January 2016
The Sixth Principle

Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation,
Ed. Mary C. Boys, Rowman and Littlefield, 2002, page xvi

The sixth principle that the CSG recommends is: Affirming G-d's enduring covenant with the Jewish people has consequences for Christian understandings of salvation.

Christians meet G-d's saving power in the person of Jesus Christ and believe that this power is available to all people in him. Christians have therefore taught for centuries that salvation is only available through Jesus Christ. With their recent realisation that G-d's covenant with the Jewish people is eternal, Christians can now recognise in the Jewish tradition the redemptive power of G-d at work. If Jews, who do not share our faith in Christ, are in a saving covenant with G-d, then Christians need new ways of understanding the universal significance of Christ.

Does this sound like Two Covenant Theory to you? Great care needs to be taken, both in explaining this to the church in order to bring them along - looking somewhat dubious from this point and time.

And the last sentence, "If Jews, who do not share our faith" sounds rather like a blanket statement. What about Jews who do share faith in Messiah and are still Jewish?

Posted By Jonathan, 9:00am Comment Comments: 0