The Jews have books upon books upon books of Rabbinic commentary and expansions on the pure word of Yah and what it means just like Christianity does. Rabbinic authority and their claims are not questioned and are certainly not verified by Yah’s word…just like MUCH of Christianity. Both are simply accepted as law.
Men teach what is acceptable in Yah’s sight and the majority of people follow just as they did in the days of Yahushua.
Christianity is as guilty of hard heartedness as the Jews were. The Jews could not see Messiah and Christianity cannot see Torah.
People who dare to question the beliefs, customs, traditions and laws of the church leaders are called heretics, cults, Judaizers and whatever else but not called “one of the flock“. Yahushuah Himself was persecuted as He tried to show them the true, unadulterated way to follow Yah.
Paul, in his letters to the Romans is explaining that the leaders of the day esteemed their leaders, customs and traditions more than Yah. Because of this, the Jews were then blinded in part to the truth (in part…that means they were only blind to part of the truth so they must of held on to some of it…torah?) of who Messiah really was so the gentiles would have opportunity to receive the truth of Messiah. BUT, we error in the same vein. We see His redemptive works but refuse the fullness of Him…Redeemer/Judge…Torah. He is not just redemption, He is judgment. See Romans ch. 9-12.
Rom 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
Yah will receive them back after He opens their eyes to Messiah.
Here is the witness to that truth that Paul spoke of:
Ez.37:1-14 The valley of dry bones.
Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
Eze 37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
Eze 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith theLORD.
We who have received Messiah and Torah do not speak out of rabbinic Judaism nor do we speak out of Christianity. We speak out of the truth that Yah has revealed “in part” to both groups of men, Israel and her companions: Jew and gentile.
The promise it to the Jew first and foremost but a way has been made for the gentile to take part in their reconciliation. Here is Messiah speaking of Israel which He says is to be restored to Yah BUT you know this cannot take place until they receive Messiah as the Redeemer…so it is yet. to come:
Isa 49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered (yet), yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Isa 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Messiah has come to none but “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.
The scriptures are written to Israel and her companions…the gentiles who also know His voice. The voice of redemption and judgment, for HE IS ONE. One Shepard, One Flock, One Law, One WORD…all to be restored at the time of the end of all things.
Pray for Israelites who have not seen the truth of Messiah and pray for the “gentiles” who have not seen the truth of Torah.
"That they may be sanctified in truth, thy word is truth"