Jewish “Law Keeper” stated:
Is he correct?
Torah provides ZERO atonement for your sin as it only defines your culpability before God but provides no path to covenant relationship (Romans 3:20).Torah is a “curse” upon the one seeking to establish covenant relationship with God through obedience to it as the Torah mandates perfection in word, thought, deed (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10; Deuteronomy 27:26) yet mankind is sinful by nature (Romans 3:23) and under the condemnation of sin and death; therefore, the Torah provides no path to an eternal covenant with God (Romans 8; Romans 3:20).
Torah – a reiteration/codification of moral law,
Torah’s moral law is nothing new or novel as the moral law of conscience (Romans 2:15) has been extant subsequent to the creation of the angels as moral law/conscience are the arbiter of free will; free will being essential for covenant relationship with God.
The moral law is essential as it…
1) acts as a bulwark against unrestrained narcissism thereby ensuring survivability of human kind from self-destruction.
2) acts as a vessel through which God’s judgment for sin could manifest with equity and due process. Note that the moral law was extant throughout the Adamic and Noahic generations as God judged the World in accordance with the moral law and destroyed same by water save eight.
3) acts as an arbiter of free will. It is the moral law and the conscience that are the arbiter of free will.
Concerning necessary blood atonement,
11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’ Leviticus 17:11 (NASB)
The only atonement for the sin of mankind is the innocent shed blood of Yeshua-Jesus sprinkled upon the sands of Golgotha outside of Jerusalem, Israel some 2000-years ago as first prophesied in Genesis 3:21. The WRATH of God concerning the sin of mankind will NOT be satiated other than by one’s FAITH in what Yeshua-Jesus has done for you and me upon a Roman Cross of suffering. Obedience to a Law, tradition, custom, ordinance, will not initiate covenant relationship with God the Father (Romans 3:20; Ephesians 1:13-14).
Purpose of Torah,
The Law, the Torah, is simply our Schoolmaster to lead us to Messiah Jesus so that we can find eternal covenant relationship with the Father by faith. Faith in Yeshua-Jesus as our Lord who died to pay our sin-debt is the only Way to PEACE with God (John 14:6).