Such Jews uphold the notion that both the Written and Oral Torahs were revealed by God to the Jewish people at Sinai, and that all Jews are covenantally
obligated to follow those teachings (even as some of them have been reinterpreted by Orthodox rabbis using agreed-upon methodologies).
106) As to the capital crimes mentioned earlier, North advocates public stoning as the "most covenantally
valid form of execution," for it avoids the immoral privatization and depersonalization of punishment, allows the condemned to confront his executioners, and reminds us of the crushing of Satan's head by the "promised Seed" mentioned in Genesis 3:15.
What the Bible promises is that covenantally
faithful societies will prosper in the long run, and that covenantally
rebellious ones will be crushed eventually.
By this remark alone, it is obvious that Jesus does not have anything against people who are law-abiding and covenantally
In acting covenantally
, I make decisions affecting the well-being of another, conscious that her well-being affects my own.