One volume of two CDs
The dispute between Yeshua’s apostles and some Pharisaic believers in Yeshua as Messiah regarding the requirements for a non-Jew desiring a covenant relationship with YHWH
Acts 15 is a Torah dispute between Pharisaic believers in Yeshua and the leaders of the Jerusalem council regarding the role of circumcision in order to have a covenant relationship with the God of Israel. To understand the issue Eddie does a detailed study to determine the Biblical meaning and application of circumcision. What has greater Torah weight – circumcision of the heart or circumcision of the flesh? Some said it is circumcision of the flesh, while Paul argued that it is circumcision of the heart. In order to understand Paul’s position, his teachings on the issue in the New Testament are examined in detail.
Part Two shows that the reason why the dispute was settled in Jerusalem is because this is what the Torah requires. The ruling by James and the brethren was based on the prophecy in Amos 9:11 to restore the tabernacle of David, which is the unification of Ephraim and Judah. The four necessary things given to the non-Jews to observe come from the holiness laws in Leviticus 17-20. Furthermore, observance of these four necessary things reverses the sins of Ephraim mentioned in the book of Hosea.