While skimming a friend’s Google+ page, a post caught my eye and I had an electric thought!!
This is what I saw:
Before I even saw the video (which I liked, but is not really relevant) I had an awesome thought!! ‘Melting pot!!’
So often in the one-law v. two-law arguments of Messianic ecclesiology, the assumption of the two-law crowd is that ‘if we have one-law,’ Jewish distinctives will be lost and we end up with a homogenous group that does not resemble the promised ‘every tribe, tongue and nation, worshiping before the Throne.’
But, there is an awesome example of one-law with many distinctives!
We have one Constitution, and one people, but many, many distinctives within the ‘body.’ There are many diverse ‘food groups,’ diversity of last names and ethnicity, appearance, etc. How many times I have asked if someone is of Italian heritage, or German, etc. How I love different restaurants with different foods, from Thai to Jamaican. People dress differently, have different skin tones, different characteristics, yet we are all ‘American.’
Now, I love my country, but it is riddled with problems that stem from the sinfulness of man… the little man and the powerful big man… and all the men/women in between. Still, it is a reasonable shadow of what a true ‘One Law Bride’ would look like… Dontchathink?
Pondering further, even Israel of old had differences between the tribes, yet all were part of one nation/body. We do not know today what the many different ‘distinctives’ were, but we do know they had differences of dialect… Sibboleth/Shibboleth…. (Interesting, too, that this story involves Ephraim. Need to think deeper on that!)