Recognizing the shift of the Covenants from the Old Sinaitic one to
the New one, the Messianic Judaism maintains fundamental significance of
the Torah, especially with regard to those statutes, which are called
eternal by G-d. Such attitude towards Torah discards any attempt to
explain the word “eternal” sort of emphatic meaning in Hebrew. All
statutes are in force “till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5,18) with
the single pecualiarity that part of these statutes are executed by
Y-shua‘ Himself (e.g. those requiring the Temple for the perfrormance
of sacrifices, Y-shua‘ Himself being the Temple, but His Sacrifice
replacing and superseding all Temple sacrifices). The Torah and the
Gospel do not contradict one another, however the New Testament
testifies fulfilment of the Old Testament: nothing is crossed out and
nothing drops out! It seems therefore reasonable to rearrange the
traditional order of the books of the NT to conform it to the order of
books of the OT:
The Gospel and Acts match and continue Torah,
The Book of Revelation matches and continues the Prophets,
are continued mainly with Epistles to Hebrews (to all
Jews) and James (to Messianic Jews in diaspora).
For the Messianic Judaism are essential the
11th chapter of the Epistle to the Romans, and the
epistle to Messianic Jews and Messianic gentiles Galatians.
The latter can be comprehended in a controversial polemic sense of an extremist negation of the justification by works (in contrast to James 2, 24-26), not only by faith.
Therefore the words of 2 Peter 3, 16 can be applied to it.
To Messianic Jews and gentiles the episteles of Peter,
John and Jude are addressed.
Messages addressed to Messianic gentiles (as to Romans,
Corinthians) can hardly be considered a
continuation of the Hebrew Bible at all.
As for the famous statement of 2 Timothy 3:16, it refers to the time
before the formation of the New Testament canon. Therefore it has in
mind the Hebrew Bible and the Gospel only, while the latter had
not been canonized yet in modern 4 versions (which did not exist then at
All epistles are practical teachings (Midrashim)
that are not necessary to include in annual reading of Scriptures for the
Jews, except Hebrews and James. The first
represents a short messianic exegese of Scriptures whitnessing Y-shua‘.
The latter represents Hellenistic Jewish preaching of G-d's and Torah
wisdom in the light of the Gospel. (Cf. here a proposed
sequential reading of the NT in the order of Parashot).