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Victor wrote:

[quote:go7x0ui4]Really? Which parts do you follow? [/quote:go7x0ui4]

I couldn’t remember where but found what I was talking about. Paul speaks quite positively of the Law in the first half of Romans but not in a way that takes anything away from Grace. Romans 7:7 says “What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law…” The context here is the Roman church seems to be having difficulty (both Jews and especially the Gentiles) incorporating Jewish Law and grace as sufficient for salvation, but still, the point is that the Laws of Sinai reveal sin, otherwise “[We] would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, ‘you shall not covet'”. (Ibid)

[quote:go7x0ui4]Rabbinic Judiasm also denies Christ as Moshiash. Why should anything they say bare any weight in regards to doctrinal issues. Certainly we use their culture and ways as a way to understand early times but considering they are still bickering even amongst themselves I don’t know why I should consider their view on the matter.[/quote:go7x0ui4]

Why does anything they say bare weight? When they reveal Scripture like the Exodus verses to support their interpretation of life, it must be carefully weighed, especially as they often understand the OT quite well. That’s why theologians study the OT and the Talmud, Midrash, etc., not because its authoratative, but like any commentary it can be very useful. Jews have theologians too. Yes, they bicker amongst themselves, but so do Christians.

[quote:go7x0ui4]I doubt it. Anthromorphisms are used to grasp concepts we couldn’t possibly in our limitations (like the Trinity). An infant kicking inside a mother is very real.[/quote:go7x0ui4]

Of course infants can kick, and John the Baptist is said to have kicked at the coming of Jesus. Does this prove he had a soul? Not neccessarily, all babies kick because that is their nature, they just kick.

I’m not pro-abortion at all. I just like to take a look and weigh all the options and arguments, and in this case I am unwilling to blow of Judaisms use of Exodus just because it was interpreted by Jews. If my professor had advocated abortion using that passage of Exodus I still would have given it much thought though not being convinced of it in my heart.

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