Thanks Chipper! I actually got saved in Nov. 1993, so this month is my anniversary month, 14 years! I have read the OT quite a bit and haved learned so much, especially that most of the people (including myself and my family) who have said they are Jewish, really do absolutely nothing that the Old Testament says to do. My family doesn't even read the Bible, no less do anything that is required by the Lord if you are Jewish, yet they call themselves Jews...amazing..huh? They are totally clueless, as was I.
---Holly4jc on 11/20/07|
I am so glad that you have come to know Jesus as your saviour and king... especially in a time when there is a great falling away taking place.
I would encourage you to keep studying the Bible, both OT & NT.
There is a great study aid you can find on the internet and download FREE called THEOPHILOS. I reccomend it to everyone.
---Chipper on 11/20/07|
Madison1101 - ("..it is clear that Jesus came for all mankind,") -- Not exactly true. It says in John 1:11 "He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him". "His own" was Israel. Born-again Christians have been "grafted in" (Romans Chapter 11) because Israel rejected Jesus.
---Helen_5378 on 11/16/07|
Chipper - Try the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. That is now anyway.
---Helen_5378 on 11/16/07|
Hi Chipper...thanks...I am so glad I am a believer also and that Jesus opened my eyes to the truth of who He is...the Messiah!
My family line is of the tribe of Levi...the priesthood. My Jewish family names on one side of my family are Cohen and Levy, which are decendents of the tribe of Levi. But now I am part of a chosen generaton, the Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, His own special people! :-)
---Holly4jc on 11/15/07|
Jews believe in one god.
Christians believe in anywhere up to three, depending upon how they mix and match the Godhead, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus. They claim to have only one, though.
Also, Christians believe that Jesus was the Messiah, sent to save them from their sins.
Jews believe you have to atone for your sins yourself, by making up for them. They believe the Messiah is a political savior.
Also, being 'sinless', Jesus couldn't 'save' himself, so he couldn't be Christian.
---Nancy on 11/15/07|
I am really happy that you are a converted Jew.
Can you tell me what tribe you are descended from?. I have been doing an extensive study on the Israelites and Judahites and your information would be very interesting.
---Chipper on 11/15/07|
I am a Jewish person who calls Jesus my Lord and my Messiah!!!! :-)
---Holly4jc on 11/14/07|
Sadly, the Jews (those who do not believe in Jesus) have NO God at all. While they may claim to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, they do not even have Him.
Proof: 1 John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
Conclusion: since the Jews reject Christ, they are completely without God!
---Chipper on 11/14/07|
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
This does not say, no man except the Jew or Israelite .... it says NO MAN comes to God the Father except through faith in Christ.
---Chipper on 11/14/07|
Being of the seed of Abraham does not make one a Jew. Abraham was not a Jew.
---Chipper on 7/30/07|
The difference between the Jewish religion and the Christian religion is the Jews don't follow Christ or see him as the Messiah- The Christians follow Christ and accept him as the Messiah or son of God. The Jews are still waiting for the Messiah to come. They still live under the laws of Moses.
---Marcia on 7/19/07|
Jews are still waiting for the Messiah. Christianity says that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.
In the book of Acts and the Epistles, it is clear that Jesus came for all mankind, not just the Jews.
---Madison1101 on 7/19/07|
Jesus gave a new covenant and that is to Love one another of which is the base of the whole 10 Moral Laws. From Genesis 2 Revlation it talks about love n the law. If you Love God, u will gladly obey His 10 Moral Laws which some adamantly say is obsolete. Which means we can do evil if we want. Which means, they dont love but hate it seems.
---mam on 1/11/07|
Yeshua, Jesus, was and is Jewish, born to Jewish parents from the Tribe of Judah being the 4th-born son of Israel (Jacob). Yeshua kept all the Biblical Feasts including the Sabbath. Many Jews today have accepted that Yeshua is the Messiah & love him and worship him. They do not become "Christian" they become Messianic Jews - still keeping all the feasts that G-d ordained. Every Believer (Christian) would be most certainly blessed if they understood and celebrated these wonderful feasts.
---Phyllis on 1/10/07|
God made us all differently yet still human. Why do we separate ourselves from Jews when they also r humans? Just as Jesus was? A Jew is Human just as a negro is human or chinese is human..when the bible says Jewish laws, it does not mean heathen laws? it means laws for all humanity ..
---lilly on 1/4/07|
"If there is any notion that must be stressed both for Christians and Jews it is that Jesus did not give the world a new religion, but only a new covenant or testament concerning the old religion which He Himself had given to the Jews. Gods very nature forbids His giving to the world, at any time, more than one religion or one way of life and worship."
--Father Arthur Bernard Klyber, C.ss.R., Born a Jew in New York City, March 13, 1900
---augua9846 on 12/30/06|
Your right God has not rejected any one whether they be Jew or Greek or gentile but there is no more Judaism, jews have to be accepted by God the Way he has given them, salvation is to them first, meaning the gospel was preached to them first, Moses said God will raise up a prophet like me if you will not hear him you wili be Cut off. Without Jesus they are cut off.
---exzucuh on 12/30/06|
Jesus was a Jew in ethnicity, not religion. Unless you have a Messianic Jew (Jews for Jesus), Jews do NOT believe that Jesus came in the flesh, and they do NOT believe that Jesus is the Son of God or Messiah. We should all be Messianic Jews in heritage, because we believe that the Jews are God's chosen, but also that Jesus is the Messiah.
---Leslie on 12/29/06|
Exzucuh,please read Romans 11. You will see that God has not rejected Israel. To those of you who say that Jesus was not a Jew, He is of the household of David a branch of Jesse... The Word says that salvation comes from the Jews. His disciples were of the Jewish faith as well. Read Acts where many tried to get the Gentile believers to keep the Jewish laws.
---betty8468 on 12/29/06|
Jesus was a Jew, but he was not of the Jewish religion. Joseph and Mary both are from the tribe of Judah, making them Jews, and thus the offspring Jesus also is a Jew. But Jesus is the Law alive, and unless the unregenerate accepts Christ Jesus alone as their God, and obeys His Commands then they will have no Salvation and will perish in their sins. For the empty must become born-again, in order to enter into His Kingdom of heaven.
---Eloy on 12/29/06|
The jews were Gods chosen people they are not now and never will there be judaism again the old covenant is gone forever The ark of the covenant is in heaven now Rev11:19 The only chosen people are those who believe Jesus is the Son of God. So tell a Jew he better Get saved.
---Exzucuh on 12/28/06|
Jew is a term meaning Israelite. The term itself is derived from the tribe of Juda or Judaism. The people themselves are Hebrew.
Jesus and his apostles were not Jews, they did not believe in the laws of Moses and Jesus replaced the 10 commandments with 63,
which are the Commandments of the New Testament.
---discipleabct on 12/28/06|
This question is answered in such books as Galations and acts where we read of people who were insisting that the Gentile converts observer Jewish laws and traditions. We see from these books that this is not necessary. 1 Corinthians 12:13, "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."
---Bruce5656 on 12/28/06|
Jesus came for the Jew first then the Gentile.
---Ryan on 12/28/06|
Madison answered your first question well. As to your 2nd question: Because Jesus was a Jew, we whom are born-again are also Jews, namely, Judaic-Christians: "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. And if you all Christ's, then are you all Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:27,29.
---Eloy on 12/28/06|
Yes, Jesus was a Jew and his own rejected Him. Only those who have accepted Him will be saved. Jews can (and do) become Christians. They are known as Messianic Jews, i.e. they are still Jews by birth but are now Christians because they have accepted Him as the awaited Messiah.
---m.p.a. on 12/28/06|
Then why in the light of so much evidence do the Jewish religion and nation not accept it as a historial fact?
---David on 12/28/06|
The Jews are God's chosen people. Yes, Jesus was Jewish. He was the Messiah that the Old Testament prophesied about. It was also prophesied that His own people would reject Him which opened up the way for the whole world to recieve Him. The Jews will accept Him in the last days. The Bible says that when He returns they (the Jews) will look on Him who they had pierced.
---betty8468 on 12/28/06|
We are Jews the only true Jew is one in the Spirit
Romans 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
---Exzucuh on 12/27/06|