God would never come to his people through two separate religions that disagree on the most crucial point of all. There is only one continuing revelation § 839, called Jewish when it was the religion of the Judean people, and Catholic when it was opened to all the world. God changed the names of Abram Gen 17:5, Sarai Gen 17:15, Jacob Gen 32:28 and Simon Mt 16:18 when their relationship to him changed. As he promised Is 62:2, he has changed the name of his community of faith. Rabbi Yeshua came to fulfill, to complete the Old Covenant, which remains an everlasting part of salvation history. More about continuity.
Rabbi Yeshua “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” Mt 15:24, men who knew their Tanakh by heart, not only every word but the day-to-day lives of the people. We who passionately love RabbiYeshua know that he often taught using language familiar to his flock such as, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force” Mt 11:12. It’s still true today. Do you know what he means? The answer is here on this site. “Seek, and you will find” Mt 7:7. :-)
Jews these days often ask questions about the CatholicChurch. They know the Churchdepends very much on its Jewish heritage, and are eager to know more about us. At the same time, Catholics are more and more interested in the Church’s rich Jewish heritage. Many Jews are eager to know more about their “younger brother,” and many Catholics want to know more about their “older brother.” Second Exodus helps us understand the CatholicChurch’s Jewish heritage so we can see the totality of God’s revelation to man all across salvation history as a mighty panorama of our own journey to Rabbi Yeshua’s Cross and Resurrection.