Re: The death of the RTB model

From: <RFaussette@aol.com>
Date: Sat Feb 18 2006 - 14:07:48 EST

In a message dated 2/18/2006 1:38:21 PM Eastern Standard Time,
grayt@lamar.colostate.edu writes:
Similarly, I'm reminded, with all of Rich Fausette's continued enthusiasm for
the genetic purity of the Jews, that Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, all in
the lineage of Christ, were non-Jews.
But Jesus was rejected by the Jews because he held faith above blood. He
tells the gentiles who come to him that their faith will save them. This is not
the message of the Old Testament and if you look into the stories of each of
these characters, for example, Tamar and Ruth, we have one who acts like a
prostitute to bear the line of Judah and one who is a prostitute but protects the
men of God and settles permanently with her family among the Israelites. She is
a righteous gentile. She has faith. The genetic restrictions do not apply to
Jesus. To Jesus faith is stronger than blood. This is why the priestly elite
condemned him.

THIS IS SUPERCESSION. THIS IS WHY JESUS BELONGS TO US ALL because the faith
he preached was stronger than blood.

There are no priests in the tribe of Judah says the book of Hebrews. Jesus'
line has no lineage. The order of Melchizedek is above that of any hereditary
line.

Purity of blood is the first concern of the Jews.

The kohen, or priest, was historically the chief religious functionary of the
Jewish people. It was understood that Judaism could not survive without the
kohen and the detailed laws of tradition. Since the laws required meticulous
concern for tradition, the stability of an hereditary priesthood was
indispensable. The purity of the kohen’s heredity has guaranteed the purity of his
heritage.”24
            These lines from Maurice Lamm’s The Jewish Way in Love and
Marriage indicate the Jews themselves trust their religious heritage to the purity
of a kohen’s blood.
 
As the sacrifice he offered could have no blemish, the kohen himself could
have no blemish. Thus to maintain the purity of his lineage he was kept to
stricter marriage standards than his Jewish brothers.” 25

Purity of the heart is the first concern of Jesus Christ.

You cannot bring a lineage argument to bear on Jesus. It is a faith lineage,
not a priestly/blood lineage.

THIS IS THE SUPERCESSION. FAITH ABOVE/BEFORE BLOOD. THIS IS WHAT THE JEWS
COULD NOT AND CANNOT ACCEPT.

rich faussette
Received on Sat Feb 18 14:08:35 2006

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