Biblical Unity Versus Divine Invitation Theology

I therefore, a prisoner for the L-rd, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit  - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call - one L-rd, one faith, one baptism, one G-d and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Messiah's gift.

Ephesians 4:1-7

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    • Christianity and Judaism both say: Jews who follow “Jesus” become “Christians” and are no longer obligated to the Torah
    • Christianity and Judaism both say: Gentiles who “convert to” Judaism become Jews and now are obligated to the Torah (“the whole Law”)
    • DIT says: Jews who follow Messiah keep moral plus the “Jewish” parts of the Law; Gentiles who follow Messiah keep only the “moral parts of the Law” plus four additional prohibitions – and both groups can easily be identified by what they do.

The History of Gentile-Inclusion in the Modern Messianic Movement

Acts 15: The Birth of Christianity?

    1. The Apostles were given the authority to make new law
    2. Acts 15 simply records the Apostles’ actions, which were not authorized by G-d (much like the accounts throughout Scripture, where men made the wrong choice, but it is recorded for us for our edification).
    3. Acts 15 requires greater historical context to correctly understand it. The traditional (and DIT) interpretation of Acts 15 is incorrect. This is our view.

Who is Israel?

    1. Agreement to live by both Torahs (Oral and Written), i.e. the “Whole Torah”
    2. Ritual circumcision (for males)
    3. Ritual ablution [immersion]
    4. Pay Temple tax

Acts 15:1, 5

Proselutos: “Proselyte” or “One Who Came Over”?

Acts 15:5-11

Acts 15:10: What is the Yoke that Cannot be Borne?

    • Deuteronomy 30:10-14: It is not too hard
    • 1John 5:2-3: The commandments are not burdensome

The “Four Prohibitions”

    • Deuteronomy 4:1-2: Do not add to, or take away
    • Deuteronomy 12:32-13:10: If the Apostles added or took away, they were false prophets.

The Key Verse

How Gentiles Become A Part of Israel

The Mystery – One Body

They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one.

John 17:16-22