Hi John, I've just recently discovered a teacher who believes in Torah observance for Christians. Your information has been helpful. I wonder if you could speak to this:
If one understands Torah observance not as a means to justification before God but as a way to show one's allegaince and love for God once redeemed by grace, what is the theological basis for not observing Torah?
or, to put it another way,
If Torah observance is a sign of the lifestyle and uniqueness of God's people, a "Book of Life," should we not all, Jews and Christians alike, want to, out of our response to and love for God, obey Him in all His commandments?
I am a believing Jesus-follower who is desirous of obeying my Lord. I've only just now, for the first time, thought about the whole role of Torah in our lives. I was raised in the evangelical tradition of "grace over law" but want to understand this further. Your thoughts would be very helpful.