Rosh HaShanah: Yeshua & the Apostles on Repentance

ebbo_gospels_matthewThis High Holiday season, Messianic Jews should not be surprised to find that the theology of repentance in the Siddur and in rabbinic literature follows similar lines to what Yeshua and the apostles had already said. The apostolic message flows from the Hebrew Bible as does the rabbinic tradition. It is to be expected that these two streams would have much in common.

Some may be surprised by the strong note of repentance required in the New Testament. Others may be surprised by the radical forgiveness offered by God. The Bible upholds the notion of repentance and good deeds on the one hand and the insufficiency of our deeds and the need for mercy on the other.

Perhaps most surprising to some will be Paul

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4 Responses to Rosh HaShanah: Yeshua & the Apostles on Repentance

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  2. sunnyvj65 says:

    Hello Derek, it has been a while since I wrote here, but I came across one of your blogs about Yeshua and the day he rose from the dead. I hope you have a good new testament/english and greek grammer book available. You just may want to rewrite you views on the day of his resurrection. I read in a greek new testament that he rose on the Sabbath morning.
    Matthew 28 “at the lighting up into one of the sabbaths came mary magdaline, etc.
    Mark 16: And, very early in the morning on one of the sabbaths, they are coming to the tomb at the rising of the sun.”
    Luke 24: Now in the early depths of one of the sabbaths, they and certain othres together.,,,
    John 20: Now, on one of the sabbaths, Miriam magdalen is coming to the tomb in the morning…
    There is no where in the Gospels is the term “first day of the week” the apostles were hiding, the doors been locked, it was the evening of THAT day, the Sabbath.
    Now, remember, there is two Sabbaths in the week of Passover. If the Passover is on Tuesday night, then that night until the following night is a Sabbath. The term “one” of the sabbaths is a term coined by Rabbis for counting the Omar, fifty days to sauvous.
    Now, last time I made a reply on this blog, we were all discussing about gentiles and jews. I don’t know where you are at now, but I have since found out from prayer and reading scriptures, that a gentile, after excepting the Messiah, is grafted into the community of Israel, a full member, all the rights and privilages and curses, etc…without having to convert to Judaism. That includes the kosher laws, (not meat and milk mixing) and everything else. They are not jews, but are apart of Israel. A gentile man marrying a jewish woman, is grafted into her tribe and so are the children. So a gentile man that I will marry will be a part of my tribe, which is Levi, Cohen, and the children will be considered of Levi, Cohen. A jewish man and gentile woman, same similarities. Gentiles that are not married to a jewish spouce can pick which tribe they want to go into. But they have to stay there. Once they pick it, that is it.
    By the way, the reason why I have to marry a gentile man, is because I asked the Lord if my sons can serve him in the temple, and there are not all that many Cohen messianic jews of the line of Ithamar. Hence, the gentile.

  3. Sunnyvj65:

    Thanks for writing. You have asserted a few things I don’t agree with. It doesn’t seem you are asking me to respond, but rather that you wish to be my teacher. That’s fine if you want to approach it that way, but I prefer it when people approach such things as a discussion and not a lecture.

    Beware of unfounded arguments and being certain with insufficient evidence. May God bless you and your family this new year.

    Derek

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