Tuesday, 14 May 2019
David Rudolph makes this - perhaps startling - claim ...
It is now commonly recognized that Matthew viewed his community as a reformist Messianic movement within first-century Judaism.
Wow, what an exciting thought! Which part do you think is most important: that he viewed the community as reforming the faith or that it was within, and not outside, of mainstream Judaism?
Do we today see Messianic Judaism as being a reforming influence? Can we say our community is within Judaism? How might we reclaim this heritage?