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"Works of the Law" and "Under the Law": Is the Torah
Legalistic? The Complete Jewish Bible (intro.xlii)
I was talking to a preacher in the Jesus is Alive group on Facebook, I stated that as a Christian, we disregard God's Laws and made up our own man made traditions and our own man made calendar which goes against the grain of the universe. He told me that as a Christian, I should be re-born and believe in Lord Jesus as my assurance of salvation. He said I should only read the King James version of the Bible and that I should belong to a church. He called my beliefs in the word of God - "Judaism".
As a Christian or Jewish believer, the Word of God is the same. We are sons of the free woman. Genesis is echoed throughout history. The Greek phrases erga nomou
and upo nomon - are
usually translated "works of the law" and "under the law" -coined by Paul in his letters. Each appears ten times in the New Testament. The CJB (Complete Jewish Bible) takes these phrases as referring not to the Torah
itself but to man's legalistic perversion of it.
"Therefore erga nomou
is rendered, 'legalistic observance of Torah commands, and upo nomon
, in subjection to the system which results from perverting the Torah into legalism.' The reader can then, infer, correctly, that according to the New Testament teaching of Sha'ul (Paul), legalism - whether Jewish, Christian or other - is bad, but living according to God's Torah is good."
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