We’ve talked a number of times on this blog about ‘One Law.’ Frankly, I’ve avoided directly addressing those who would divide the believers in Messiah with the false doctrine of ‘Bilateral ecclesiology’ or ‘Two Law.’ Brad Scott has a little more moxie as he calls it what I have felt in my heart… Racism.
Here is the beginning of his short, but hilarious and spot-on assessment of the recent attempts by a few misguided men to dissuade Gentiles from keeping Torah. Enjoy!
One Law, Two Sticks Position Paper
For some years now this ministry has focused its attention on two important issues to us in our Father’s kingdom, the next generation and unity in the body of Messiah. These two issues have been a major part of every lecture, conference or seminar I have participated in for the last five years. A number of issues over the years have come up that I vehemently oppose but chose to ignore for the sake of that unity and to be an example for our young people as they carry on what our Father is doing in these last days. But there comes a time when something comes along that is so self serving and so incredibly repugnant that I have to speak my mind. I am speaking of the publication of another missionary position paper on how wrong and unbiblical everyone but the authors of the paper are. I am speaking of the recent long article put out by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues or IAMCS. It is an article entitled: “One Law, Two Sticks: A Critical Look at the Hebrew Roots Movement.” The whole world has been waiting on pins and needles for these guys to finally solve the problem with this heretical bunch of Jewish wannabes. It is a very long article because it takes some time to impugn and slander a dozen or so brothers without coming to them personally. I am only going to address the first two paragraphs of this unsubstantiated diatribe.
I wish to begin with a disclaimer. These are only a few frustrated men that do not represent the whole of Messianic Judaism. Most leaders and members of Messianic Jewish synagogues and congregations that I have fellowshipped with are warm, loving people who just want to worship and please the God of Israel just as we do. (Article continued at WildBranch Ministries…)
Brad’s assessment is hilarious in its stark truth. And, sad.
Yes, the 60 page article Brad is responding to does ask a few questions of some doctrines that a few in the Hebrew roots community need to work on, such as strains of British Israelism, extreme ‘Name’ positions, etc… But ironically, it levels the boom on some Messianic Jews who rightly teach that God has one standard for all mankind!
You will enjoy Brad’s article and, if you choose to read the long tirade by IAMCS, you may come away a bit angered and hurt… Seems the jealousy and envy of Isaiah 11:12-13 remains…
Pray for shalom!
Update: Here is a related article by Tim Hegg, one of the targets of the paper, demonstrating their patently false claims about his teachings.
Update (7/14/2014): Here is another response to the IAMCS paper on Jane Diffenderfer’s blog.