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What Religion Was Jesus

What religion was Jesus?

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Jesus was a Pharasee/ an Israelite/ our Saviour/. Patsy
---patsy on 10/23/08

Wayne:-I am not a Jew and know nothing maybe in your eyes I am a gentile!This fact I know His People rejected HIM JESUS, He was the corner stone.You cite the Torah as a holy Book which is true But in my ignorance I ask, Who wrote the TORAH, was it Moses, the prophets, Scribes, Pharisees, Saducees.We know the Bible is the inspired word of God by the Holy Spirit.This I ask in earnestnes,I have a mind set of an RCC, beleiving implicissitly in Matt16:13-19
---Mic on 10/23/08

Recent update: Jesus was not a Nazarite (strict Jewish sect) but his followers were called Nazarenes (the twelve and more disciples) and they were regarded as a sect with a different set of philosophies entirely.
---frances008 on 10/23/08

Jesus was NOT any religion, He was God in the flesh. Jesus did NOT come to bring religion, but to bring the KINGDOM of Heaven to Earth. Religion is man's idea, NOT God's idea. Jesus was a Jew, but ONLY in Ethinicity, NOT in religion.
---Leslie on 10/23/08

Mima this is where you do not understand Paul or the Torah ( law ). What the Torah does is show people how sinful they are, literally, for through law is full knowledge of sin.Greek amartia corresponds to the hebrew chet,both are translated sin,but both also convey the sense of missing the mark, like an archer who shoots off target. Thus, what the Torah gives to anyone who lets himself be affected by it is ever fuller awarness of how much he is missing the target of righteousness which the Torah sets before him.
---wayne on 10/22/08

This is of course not the Torahs only task-it also offers positive guidence toward right behavior. In theory a jew with Torah to direct him might possibly be able to aim nearer the target then the gentile without it.
---wayne on 10/22/08

Mima, I have now explained verse 20 from Romans 3. You cannot look at a jewish book with a protestant or catholic mindset. Yeshua and the Apostles where Jewish, as Frances said Yeshua was a Nazerene and it was a very strict sect, I was wrong Frances was very right, thank you Frances. So you cannot understand the scriptures without understanding the jewish way of thinking and understanding of scripture
---wayne on 10/22/08

Here's a verse from the New Testament.
Romans 3:20
"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." Question, if it is impossible to be justified by keeping the law, why are you keeping the law? Could it possibly be for your own self righteousness????
---mima on 10/22/08

Jesus was a Nazarene. This was a strict sect.
---frances008 on 10/21/08

Yeshua was a Hasidic Orthodox. He kept all of the law perfectly. We who say we are christain should be keeping the law also, except for the temple laws. We should worship on Shabbat, keep the diatary laws as well. The law has not been abolished, so we should be as the Apostles who also kept the law.
---wayne on 10/21/08

To Whosoever has an ear to hear?

The purpose & reason for the existence of Christ Jesus was to follow & fulfill the laws & prophets of the Jews.

In order for this to be done He needed to be a Hebrew & needed to keep all His Father's Commandments. He did not need to be concerned with the laws & statues that man had sifted-into His Father's Commands.
---Shawn.M.T on 10/20/08

Mod ::IMHO questions like this deserve the american Filing system "shred'em"
---Emcee on 8/21/08

Jesus was raised as a Jew in the Jewish religion. That is what his Mother and Joesph were...God saw fit to have him there.
---Lisa on 10/20/07

Ryan you are so wrong!

Jesus said "I have kept my Father's commandments," (Jn 15:10).

He said, "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled" (verse 18).

The word fulfill means "to complete," or to completely accomplish the purpose God intended.
---CiNdY92714 on 10/18/07


Heaven and earth have still not passed away.

The commandments Jesus broke were the commandments of men. When the Jews charged Jesus with breaking the Sabbath (Jn 5:18), they were accusing Him of violating their MISGUIDING HUMAN TRADITONS regarding the Sabbath. The Gospel accounts contain many such confrontations during which Jesus' conduct on the Sabbath was condemned by the legalistic scribes and Pharisees (Mark 2:23-28, 3:1-6).

---CiNdY92714 on 10/18/07

Jesus is not religion He is the "Son of God".
---catherine on 10/18/07

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Jesus had no religion. He had a relationship with the Father. To Do His Will. He walked the Earth as "God in the flesh"He accomplished the Will of God and ascended into Heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of God.
Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship with Jesus Christ.
---Robyn on 10/18/07

But Jesus also rebukes and opposed Judaism. He teaches and performs miracle during Sabbath . Jesus remains defined, incorrectly and unfortunately, as "against" the Law, or at least against how it was understood at the time, as "against" the Temple as an institution and as "against" the people Jews and in favour of the gentiles.
---ryan3888 on 10/11/07

Jesus was faithful to the law of Moses, learned in Jewish scriptures and oral law. He regularly worshipped in Jewish synagogues. He preached from Jewish text, from Torah. He celebrated the Jewish festivals. He went on pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

What's striking is not so much that he was a Jew but that the gospels make no pretense that he wasn't. The Bible have no sense yet that Jesus was anything other than a Jew.It doesn't even say that he came to found a new religion, But to FULFILL.
---CiNdY92714 on 10/11/07

His mother Mary was a Jewish woman. Her husband, Joseph, was Jesus' legal father or guardian. According to the genealogy from Mary, on His human side Christ is descended from Judah and King David (Luke 3:31, 33, compare Acts 2:30, 2 Timothy 2:8).

Jesus was born in Bethlehem, raised in Galilee, and killed in Jerusalem. Like other Jews in his day, Jesus spoke and wrote the Aramaic language. His own Aramaic name was Yeshua.
---CiNdY92714 on 10/11/07

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God is a CREATOR not a FOLLOWER we Follow HIM. He Founded His Church In Matthew16:17-19. "He is the cornerstone the builders rejected".He gave us HIS Doctrines We look respect obey & trust & Follow if we have the intelligence of a gnat.
---Emcee on 10/11/07

I don't think God has ever been a member of any religion.
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 10/11/07

Bob - *Jesus gave us 10 Moral Laws 2 go by*

Why do you include the Sabbath commandment as a 'moral law' when it is only an observance, has nothing to do with conscience, is not found within any other culture, and was 'made' for man (Mk. 2:27); is not an attribute of God, was viewed as a sign of the covenant made only with Israel, and is not listed as a sin in the NT, etc.?
---lee1538 on 11/30/06

For clarification purposes, I repeat, all Bob's or bob's are not the same Bob's or bob's! It would help if some 'handles' being used were more identifiable. This is one truth which "is [not] self evident"!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 11/30/06

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Bob ... some of us are not into text-speak. Can you use more standard english so we can understand yuo?
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/30/06

Tony, b4 the x, the people were given the Laws of Moses to go by, n pointing them 2 the coming of Christ. When Christ died on the x, Moses laws which r ceremonial, ordinances and sacrificial systems died n Jesus took over n bcame the Sacrificial Lamb of God that takes away our sins. Jesus gave us 10 Moral Laws 2 go by. Remember He is also the Law n the Gospel spoken of as The Gospel of Jesus Christ. His 10laws r a transcript of His character which we need 2 conform 2.. also known as the 10laws of love.
---bob on 11/30/06

Jesus was God in human form. He had no religion, nor did he ever exalt religion. In fact, some of his harshest rebukes were for the religious people of His day, the Scribes and Pharisees. Anyone who suggests that He was any religion is deceived.
---Crystal on 11/29/06

greetings.If Jesus respected the law of the Jews that Moses gave them through God then he would not broke the holy rest day as much as he did.To clarify,consider how many times Jesus was condemed for his actions on the sabath.Jesus started a new religion ,that being the revelation of his Father to man.Words never before spoken and taught by the Son of God,the only begotten.
---earl on 11/27/06

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does scripture realy say that it was Mary M. that was being stoned? I think we are applying traditions to scriptures that aren't really there.
---Jared on 11/27/06

Andrew, no offense, but your assumption that the woman caught in the act of adultery was Mary Madgelene has no basis in scripture. Also, In agreement with Jeff, Jewish leaders made up many laws and customs for themselves that weren't from God. You are implying that the reason Jesus forgave that woman was not love (which contradicted the Jewish custom). But it was.
---Okebaram on 11/27/06

Jeff, Jesus did not stone Mary Magdelane for a few reasons. One reason is because the scribes and pharasees were tempting him in order to accuse him of something. If he did what they wanted him, he would have fallen into a trap. However, Jesus knew their plan, so he acted as he didn't hear them. Another reason is both the man and the woman that commited adultery had to be stoned, not just the woman. One more reason is becaused the scribes and the pharasees did not condemm her, so Jesus did not either.
---Andrew on 11/27/06

.bruce5656, Jesus has indeed broken all of the law, just as every single born-again child also breaks all of the law, because Jesus has given us his New Law.
---Eloy on 11/27/06

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i am not jewish, but jesus was definitely jewish! so he practiced that religion. nuttin' wrong with that...
jesus also came to put an end to many practices as prophesied by the prophets.
christianity is the new form of judaism that the fathers preached and that we are to practice. fogiveness rather than the strict eye for an eye, spreading love to all not just people of our race and religion...
---dorrett on 11/25/06

When we speak of Jesus, in his humanity, he is man. Mary's boy, raised, lived and died a Jew to set us free from sin and such religions. Juadism was only a shadow of things in heavenly places. God always made it clear that it was not the sacrifices He was interested in but the obedience of His people.
---Bruce5656 on 11/25/06

He did not keep the unnecessary minutia of the law as the religious leadership interpreted it. He kept the law in its purest form. We can be sure that he did not break any part of the law for if he did, he would be guilty of breaking it all. Matt 5:19
---Bruce5656 on 11/25/06

To take John 7:1-9 to say that Jesus did not observe the feast of Tabernacles, is nonsense. It clearly demonstrates he endorsed it, he sent his disciples to it and in this case, he could not attend because they would have tried to kill him prematurely.
To conclude from his inability to attend this one that he attended none is reading something into it that is just not there.
---Bruce5656 on 11/25/06

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Most schollars beleive that the "hem" that people tried to touch was in fact the fringed hem of the traditional garment of the Jew.

Since when did Jews not drink wine?
---Bruce5656 on 11/25/06

A Jew- it shows his heritage all the way back. He taught in the Temple, was called Rabbi/teacher, kept the traditions and the law and he filled every prophesy given about Him thru out the OT. He even said I have come to the House of Israel but thank goodness by God's mercy it was Jesus that opened the door for everyone and now there is neither Jew nor Greek etc. in the spiritual sense- "out of one has come many."
---Jeanne on 11/25/06

Bruce is right Jesus would have dressed as those around him, his times. He did keep Torah but it wasnt about the "law" as God he knew the law shows our sin so in walked grace-Jesus. He knew this "new" movement would set the world on fire. It was bigger then Israel,your tribe- what U kept did not keep. He had many pious Jews follow him they would not have followed any one that was not 1 of them, that is how he reached them he was 1 of them. He reaches us the same he walked as 1 of us.
---Jeanne on 11/25/06

Bruce ... Jesus came physically from the Jewish race, and spiritually based His teaching, and the basis for His Sacrifice for us, form the religion practiced by the Jews, which eloy calls Judaism.
But there are Jews who are not Judaists.
I wonder whether jesus would have said he was a Jew rather than came fromthe Jews?
Being God, he was surely more than a Jew?
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/25/06

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.bruce, you said that Jesus was a Jew in the sense that he followed the Jewish Law, but that simply is not true. He did not keep the sabbath nor the dietary laws, and he also drank wine. You said he kept the feast of tabernacles in John 7:1-9, but on the contrary in this passage it says that he did not go to the feast. You said he wore the Jewish religious garment, but no where does it say Jesus wore this religious garment.
---Eloy on 11/25/06

.bruce, John 4:22, opened: The Jews thought Samaritans were pagans (ref: II Kings 17); the Jews refused to let the Samaritans help rebuild the Temple (ref: Ezra 4). Each thought they were better than the other. The samaritan woman was saying, why are you a Jew asking any favor from me, a Samaritan who's father Jacob worshipped in this mountain. And Jesus, from the tribe of Judah, said, "You all worship whom you all know not; we worship whom we know, for that case salvation stands from the Judean.
---Eloy on 11/25/06

Perhaps you would be so kind as to tell us just what it was that Jesus meant when he said "salvation is of the Jews."
---Bruce5656 on 11/24/06

tony. Yes, Jesus came to give us understanding of the Law. That he fulfilled it all. That it pronouonced death to all but he came to give us life. Then He sent the Holy Spirit for us to follow and live by. We now have a choice to be under the law or under HIs grace.
---john on 11/24/06

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"bruce, Jesus did NOT say, salvation is of the Jewish religion"

I did not say he did. I was quoting Jesus not giving my own ideas.

Read it again. I said:
Finally, from Jesus own mouth: John 4:22, "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews." How could salvation be "of the Jews" if Jesus were not a Jew?
---Bruce5656 on 11/24/06

"Salvation is of the Jews" because it came to us through a Jew. Jesus. I did not say or imply that we are saved by Judaism. But in order to be the Messiah, the Christ, Jesus had to be a Jew who fulfilled every aspect of the law on our behalf. A descendant of David. Rev 5:5 and he is of the Root of David Matt 1:1, "the son of David, the son of Abraham."
---Bruce5656 on 11/24/06

2 Tim 2:8, "Jesus Christ of the seed of David" Rev 22:16, "I Jesus, am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

Of the tribe of Juda
The Lion of Juda(Rev 5:5), Heb 7:14, "For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda"
---Bruce5656 on 11/24/06

He is the promised King of the Jews Gen 49:10, and he could not be a Jewish king if not a Jew. Deut 7:15

He is the consolation of Israel Luke 2:25 and the glory of Israel v 32

He was turned over to the high priest for judgment at his trial. The Romans would not turn over a non-Jew to them.
---Bruce5656 on 11/24/06

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He was buried in a Jewish tomb Luke 23:50-52, Matt 27:59-60 according to the Jewish custom of the time John 19:40

Born and raised in a Jewish family, in a Jewish community, observed Jewish religious days, attended and taught in a Jewish synagogue etc, etc, etc.
---Bruce5656 on 11/24/06

Jesus belongs to the Hindus...the Muslims...the Jews...each of these Three Nations have claimed him...there are books about the "Muslim" Jesus...the Jewish understanding of the gospels...and He is Emulated by followers of Gandhi...Jesus was raised a JEW...but the World wants him...rachel...
---Reiter on 11/24/06

The born-again know exactly whom Jesus Christ is and we rightly say so, but others will dishonor Jesus Christ and profess him to be what he is not because they do not know him, nor him who has sent him.
---Eloy on 11/24/06

.bruce, Jesus did NOT say, salvation is of the Jewish religion, for being a Jew is not the same as being a member of Judaism. The tribes and progeny of Israel are called Jews, but that is not the same as being a follower of Judaism. Jesus told the Jews, You all will die in your sins if you all believe not that I am. Jesus denounced the Old Jewish Laws saying they promote death, and he said but I am come to give you a New Law. Please read Matthew 5:38-48; John 13;34,35.
---Eloy on 11/24/06

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Salvation is of Jesus, and not of Judaism.
---Eloy on 11/24/06

This is incredible! Second only to the blogs about Jesus not realy being human, of all the things I have read on these blogs, this is perhaps the most shocking.

What a profound lack of understanding of the nature of who Jesus was. Jesus the Christ. The Messiah!

Jeff you are right on.
---Bruce5656 on 11/23/06

Jesus was a Jew as far as i know. he told people to follow the law of Moses. he also told people to follow him. we knew what to do but we didn't know how to do it. didn't Jesus come to give understanding of the law?
---tony on 11/23/06

Jesus never followed the laws of Judaism. Please read Matthew 5:20-48, in order to see the very large difference between the contrary Old Testament Laws which are abolished, and Jesus' New Testament Laws which are currently in force.
---Eloy on 11/22/06

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what religion was Jesus in???? Seventh Day Adventists....hooorayyyyy
---billy on 11/23/06

John,thanks for the input,but if you go back and read my post you will see I said He kept them untill He Himself ushered in a new way, even then, He didn't deny His roots although He taught there was a new and better way. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 11/22/06

John, Jesus dont need to keep any laws, He is the law and I totally disagree with your answer. Dont ever forget, we are studying about Jesus, The Word. He is the Sabbath He dont need to be obedient..we are the ones who need to obey God whom we worship. What religion was Jesus? The Bible. The Gospel of Jesus Christ...Our Lord and Savior Amen..That is His religion.
---billy on 11/22/06

I don't think Christ practiced any religion as such, as He came "not to destroy The Law & Prophets, but to fulfill them", making their true intent known to G_d's lost sheep, who had moved far left & right of what He originally intended for them as a 'called out people'. Look around the Christian & Jewish world's today to visualize what He faced during His brief stay on earth! G_d never intended mankind to be religious, but a worshipper of Him [Jn.4:23-24, James 1:26-27]!
---Bob_[Elishama] on 11/22/06

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Being a Jew or having Jews for parents does not mean the same as following the Jewish religion. Most Christians keep the passover, called Communion. Jesus was a Jew, but he never followed Old Testament Judaism, instead he spoke against it. Jesus as the embodiment of Scripture. He himself is the Creator God, and it is blasphemous to say he followed any dead religion. He is the founder of Christianity, but Christianity is not a religion at all but a relationship with God brought about by transformation.
---Eloy on 11/22/06

John- 1."I would disagree with you that Jesus kept all the Jewish laws and ordinances."

First they are not the Laws & Ordinances of the Jewish people they are the Laws & Ordinaces of G-d . If he did not keep the Laws & Ordinances then he walked contrary to G-d and would be a sinner, thus making him incapable of being Messiah.
---Jeff on 11/22/06

John- 2."He picked food on the Sabbath"-
It's a talmudic argument not Lawbreaking. You must understand the laws of threshing, found in Talmud not Torah. Even if he picked food, according to Mishnah, a prophet is the only person allowed to diverge from halacha for the sake of life or if instructed by G-d,(1Kings 18:19-39, Elijah is instructed by G-d to offer a sacrifice outside the temple. It was temporary, but only allowed to Elijah. Afterwards an offering there would've been sin.)
---Jeff on 11/22/06

John- 3.-"told people that many Jewish traditions were wrong"
Yeshua spoke against some minor infractions (lengthening tsitsits & broadening tefillin.) Yet he didn't say the commands were bad just that lengthening & broadening was wrong. He spoke against traditions that went contrary to Torah Law ,ie.handwashing before eating bread(common food), this tradition violated the commandments that only preists must eat everything in a state of ritual purity & to make a distinction b/w common & holy.
---Jeff on 11/22/06

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John- 4.-, "disobeyed the law of Moses by not stoning a lady caught in adultery,"

If he ever disobeyed the Law he invalidated himself as Messiah. This statement shows your lack of understanding and ignorance. I could explain it to you but judging by your statement I doubt you would get it.
---Jeff on 11/22/06

John- 5."and travelled on the Sabbath"

He traveled a sabbaths day journey, totally permissable by the Law. He didn't travel outside of this ruling though, to do so would have been violating Shabbat and thus he would have sinned, again making him incapable of being Messiah. The laws for sabbath journey are explained in the Mishnah, Gemora & Talmud. You christians sure don't know anything about the messiah.
---Jeff on 11/22/06

John- 6.. "Jesus kept the spirit of the law, not the letter of it."

In order to keep the letter of the Law you must do it in the spirit of the Law. The same Spirit of the Law is the same Spirit that wrote the letter. If he broke the letter, he didn't keep the spirit, would've been a sinner & AGAIN wouldn't be Messiah. As a matter of fact he said not one letter of the Torah would pass away unless earth & heaven pass away first.(Matt5:17-20) He upheld both the letter and the spirit.
---Jeff on 11/22/06

John- 7.- "And He was not traditional, He was radical."
I find in numerous places where he was very traditional, (Luke 4:16 for example) If he was a radical, and thus teaching a departure from what was established then he would be operating in a spirit of rebellion which is contrary to G-d. He actually commanded that his followers follow everything that the Pharisees teach, to do and observe it, but not to have their hearts( saying to do certain laws yet not doing them themselves.)
---Jeff on 11/22/06

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John-8.This idea is also understood by Romans 2:13 "its not the hearers of the Law who are justified but the Doers of the Law will be justified." BTW not all pharisees were evil, a majority of pharisees accepted Yeshua as Messiah and continued life as pharisees, one certain pharisee is even quoted saying that he never departed from the traditions of the fathers.(Acts 28:17, 24:14, 24:17&18 , & acts 21:26).
---Jeff on 11/22/06

He didn't partake in any religion. He just wanted people to come together in one mind and one accord. Jesus is the Son of God just as we are children of God. Just because he is a Jew that doesn't mean he was in or under a Religion.
---Rebecca_D on 11/22/06

Darlene. I would disagree with you that Jesus kept all the Jewish laws and ordinances. He picked food on the Sabbath, told people that many Jewish traditions were wrong, disobeyed the law of Moses by not stoning a lady caught in adultery, and travelled on the Sabbath. Jesus kept the spirit of the law, not the letter of it. And He was not traditional, He was radical.
---john on 11/22/06

The Bible leaves no question of Christ's religion his mother and stepfather were Jews and he too was raised in the jewish Faith,adhering to and obeying all their laws and ordinances. Children are born to their own kind and trained up as a child to obey their way,Christ was no different. Christ was all Jew in the obeservance of His religion untill he himself ushered in a new way. He was still Jew he didn't deny His roots.
---Darlene_1 on 11/22/06

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He was a believer! That's why he told everyone to Believe in Him. He believed in the Father and in Himself and in the Holy Spirit, thus He was a believer.
---Donna9759 on 11/22/06

The concept that Jesus did not follow any faith or "religion" is utterly unsupported by scripture.

He was born to a Jewish mother. Circumcised as required by the law. Luke 2:31 and had a Jewish name Yeshua (Jehovah saves) He was dedicated in the temple Luke 2:22-24 at which time a sacrifice was made. All aspects of the Jewish law that pertained to the birth of a son were observed Luke 2:39.
---Bruce5656 on 11/22/06

At 12 he was found in the temple listening to and participating in the discussions about the scriptures Luke 2:46. He word the he wore the tstsith (tasseled garment required by the law Num 15:37-41 The crowds were eager to touch this tasseled hem to be healed Matthew 9:20; 14:36.

He observed Passover, John 14:12-26, The feast of Tabernacles John 7:1-9. "As was his custom" he came reguarly to the synagogue Luke 4:16, Mark 1:.39; Matthew 4:23; 9:35; Luke 4:15,16-27,44
---Bruce5656 on 11/22/06

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