In Defense of One Torah Theology
Do not let anyone take away from you the position you have in Messiah. All who are in Him are true sons and daughters, being chosen by Him to bear His name to a watching world. Whether Jew or Gentile, we are equally important and necessary in the family of God, for we have all been purchased with the same price, ‘with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Messiah’ (1Pet 1:19).
– Tim Hegg, from “An Assessment of the ‘Divine Invitation’ Teaching”, pp. 68-69
A clear difference of perspective has evolved within Messianic Judaism of our times. Some have taken the position that Messianic Judaism should be reserved primarily for Jewish people, encouraging non-Jews to remain as faithful members of the Christian Church. Others have taken a middle position, teaching that the Torah has a primary application to Jewish people, but that Gentiles are invited (and even encouraged) to espouse some of the Torah in solidarity with Jewish believers.
At TorahResource, we believe the Scriptures (both Tanach and Apostolic Scriptures) are clear in stating that the people of God are one people, and that the Torah (the teaching of God) is applicable to all who are in Yeshua, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, or station in life. This position has become known as “One Torah,” which TorahResource affirms without reservation.
The following selection of articles were written in support or defense of One Torah Theology.