Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” Matthew 15:1-2
Eddie continues to look at some scriptures from the gospels that Christians commonly misinterpret. The debate that Yeshua had with the Pharisees was not WHETHER to follow the Torah, it was HOW to follow the Torah. Yeshua is saying that He will fulfill every jot and tittle of the Torah. The rabbis believe that there were TWO Torahs given at Mt Sinai. One was written, and the other was given orally. They teach that the rabbis were given the authority to interpret both the written and oral Torah and that the people need to follow the rulings and interpretations of the rabbis. Whose Torah do YOU believe? The written Torah of Yeshua? Or the oral traditions/rulings of rabbis and religion of man?