In this video counter-missionary Rabbi Tovia Singer says the Apostle Paul was an opponent to Torah. (And ironically, Christian pastors say the same thing, don't they?)
As "learned" as this rabbi may be, he clearly has no clue - because the Bible - read in context! - reveals that Paul NEVER went against Torah! Here is one of the clearest passages that shows that Paul WAS Torah observant:
Romans 3:31. Do, we then nullify Torah by faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish Torah.
And by the way, Paul himself was caught “being Torah observant” 29 years after Y’shua’s death (Acts 21:23-24)! So, was he a Torah opponent? Not hardly! Nobody with an open mind could read the scripture above and come to that conclusion!
It is truly sickening that the anti-missionaries/counter-missionaries or whatever you wish to call them, go around saying whatever lie it takes to "debunk" Y'shua and the New Testament! But they are out there, knocking themselves out - and they're finding followers....
(For more on Paul’s writings please check out our articles designed to put his writings back into context: Book of Romans and Galatians.)
The types of statements made by Rabbi Singer and other counter-missionaries (which includes comments made by those he has managed to "bring out of Christianity" and who have now set up ministries designed to make money by rabidly "debunking Jesus") reveal just how lost our world is - and how willing people are to be led completely away from YHWH's Truth! They have no clue that, because they have consciously and publicly rejected Him, Yeshua will vomit them from His mouth upon His return (Revelation 3:16). They have no clue that the "narrow gate" spoken of in Matthew 7:13 is more NARROW than anyone realizes....
The only thing Singer and his ilk have managed to do is to awaken people to THEIR respective ideas about TORAH. They impress by using their knowledge of extra-biblical writings such as Talmud and Tanya and Kaballah and the sayings of the ancient sages. They impress with their knowledge of Hebrew - convincing you that everything you've ever seen written in the Bible is bogus because you didn't understand it via the original language or the "Hebrew mindset." And they impress by insisting that the entire "New Testament" was made up by idiots who didn't know what they were doing, and that by "believing in Jesus" you are, in effect, believing either in an idol or a myth. They are VERY impressive and convincing - IF you are prone to be gullible!
One of the first things you'll encounter is how they love to twist Isaiah 53 into being NOT "about Jesus" but all about Israel. And they'll outright ignore you if you ever ask: Can Israel DIE for Israel? (No, but Y’shua did! See Matthew 27.) Can Israel be wounded for our transgressions? (No, but Y’shua was! See Matthew 27.) Can people take Israel's garments and divide them? (No, but that certainly happened in Y’shua’s case! See John 19:23.) WHEN was "Israel" wounded for our transgressions or crushed because of our iniquities? Has the world been HEALED by "Israel"? Not hardly! Y'shua has filled myriads of Tanach prophecies - and people can reject it all they want, but they cannot CHANGE those facts! (For more on this, please check out our blog article The "suffering servant" of Isaiah 53 cannot possibly be about "Israel".)
Our suggestion, if you've fallen into their trap and are thinking of "leaving Jesus," is to make it a priority to consult the Holy Spirit (be careful, because they'll even make fun of that term, because to them, "the Holy Spirit" isn't really THE Holy Spirit who resides within us!) and read your way through the Bible again - every word, from Genesis to Revelation. (Many who have "fallen away" have never even read the Bible through once!) If, at the end, you decide to accept Judaism and reject the New Testament, at least you'll have made an "informed decision"...one you will be able to discuss with YHWH when you stand before Him on Judgment Day.
Most people I've seen rejecting Y'shua on Facebook have done so within a short time - days, weeks or a few months, at most. They come to this conclusion NOT by buckling down and reading or re-reading and studying the Bible, but by grazing the Internet and allowing some armchair "expert" who "left Jesus" overnight, to tell them why it's a great idea! They laud and pass around videos by Rabbi Singer and others as solid proof about this "myth" called thew New Testament - when in fact, all it is, as you can see by the above - is the BLIND LEADING THE BLIND!