Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Is Messiah an agent of sin?
Question of the day: The question of the day comes from the middle of Galatians 2:17. "Is Messiah then an agent of sin?"
Answer: What kind of question is that? Apparently a very good one. Paul has been building the case for this question for the first two chapters of Galatians. Answering this question is also the basis of the rest of the book.
You should know that Galatians is frequently used to prove Messianic Jews are Judaizers. However; Judaizers teach salvation comes through obedience. We do not believe that. We do, however; believe that it is not against God to obey God.
Furthermore; we believe Jewish people should walk with God in a way that is recognizably Jewish. That is exactly the subject when Paul asks the question of the day.
After all ... WWYD (What Would Yeshua Do?). He would do God's commands because He alone, above all others, is without sin. And sin is transgression of the law. If we really have His mind (1 Corinthians 2:16b) then we should make the same decisions He made. And all His decisions were in obedience to His Father's commandments.
So let's be clear, crystal clear ... Messiah is NOT the agent of sin.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,