SKOKIE, Ill., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism were both catapulted by the Romans from the land of Israel in the first century. Though they came out of the same soil, the Hebrew Bible (Tanach), they ended up a distance from the starting point in opposite directions. If alive today, the earliest Jewish believers in Jerusalem would have trouble recognizing modern, traditional Christianity as its offspring. They would also be astonished by the evolution of Judaism over the past 2,000 years.
Daniel Lang, in his new book Reviving the Reformation: A Jewish Believer Peers Backward to Move Biblical Truth Forward, attempts to restore the true biblical Messianic faith described by the Tanach. In a sense, this book will revive the Protestant Reformation, a movement which strove to correct some major errors that had crept into the "church" over the first 1,400 years, but a cause that fell short of the mark. This investigation will sweep away the dust of Roman destruction to uncover and then piece together the often fragmentary details. It will sort through the orthodox and less traditional interpretations of the facts to get closer to the truth. This study may be an unsettling journey for those who are willing to reevaluate the truth of their faith positions. With Biblical faith fading fast in Western culture, however, the author feels that now is the time to restore the truth by reviving the Reformation.
"Past church reformers would think it odd that a man of Jewish descent is trying to sit in their seat," says Daniel Lang. He jokingly reports that, "seismic activity occurred over the tomb of Martin Luther when this book went to the publisher." "If I can influence anyone in the smallest way to reconsider some of his or her faith positions, bringing people closer to God, I will have succeeded," says Lang.
Reviving the Reformation provides persuasive evidence for the existence of God. It explains why the man Yeshua (Jesus) satisfies the expectations of the messianic hope. It defines the sin nature and outlines the biblical method of dealing with it. It characterizes God's holy community composed of Jews and Gentile believers and reestablishes the Torah as the instruction manual for righteous living. Finally, Reviving the Reformation probes the doctrine of the Trinity and the deity of Yeshua.
Reviving the Reformation is written by an author who is conservative but sees Christianity and Judaism through a different lens than most. Daniel Lang is the son of a nominally religious Jewish father and a devout Gentile Christian mother. He attended Hebrew school and was bar mitzvahed in a small town conservative synagogue. Growing up, Dan would cringe when he heard the name "Jesus" and "Christ" would send shivers up his spine. After being introduced to the messianic prophecies in high school, he saw that Yeshua filled the shoes of the expected Jewish Messiah. Dan is a physician actively working as a primary care internist for over twenty-eight years.
More information is available from Daniel Lang at (847) 400-6451, P.O Box 161, Skokie, IL 60076, email@example.com, Web Page: RevivingtheReformation.com
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