Antimissionaries be like… Yeshua didn’t keep Halachot. , Episode 24


Episode 24

Matthew 23:1–3
כג אָז דִבֵּר יֵשׁוּעַ אֶל הֲמוֹן הָעָם וְאֶל תַּלְמִידָיו. 2 אָמַר לָהֶם׃ ״הַסּוֹפְרִים וְהַפְּרוּשִׁים יוֹשְׁבִים עַל כִּסֵּא מֹשֶׁה. 3 לָכֵן כָּל אֲשֶׁר יֹאמְרוּ לָכֶם עֲשׂוּ וְשִׁמְרוּ, (דברים יז׳ י׳–יב׳) אַךְ כְּמַעֲשֵׂיהֶם אַל תַּעֲשׂוּ, כִּי אוֹמְרִים הֵם וְאֵינָם עוֹשִׂים. (מלאכי ב׳ ז׳–ח׳

These verses from Matthew 23:1-3 indicate that Yeshua upheld all or at least the majority of the Rabbinic provisions, Halachot (protocol for keeping commandments) and fence laws in addition to the actual written Torah. He also said that he didn’t come to change the Torah. He was consistent with the Pharisaic belief that the Oral Torah was given to Moses along with the Written Torah at Mount Sinai. The scriptures in the book of Exodus supports this that there was an Oral Teaching given to Moses from God. The Written Torah is incomplete without the Oral Torah. Many of the teachings of Oral Torah were also practiced and taught by Yeshua.