Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Who Is A Jew ?

                                                                      Who is a Jew ?

After Noah , God raised up the father of the Jews , Abraham . The Bible says Abraham is the father of Christianity , for  “ Abraham  believed God , and it was counted unto him for righteousness , and he was called the Friend of God “ . It is faith that always pleased God  . Abraham and Lot journeyed with Abraham’s father Terah from the land of Ur of the Chaldees to the land of Canaan . Abraham was given the covenant of circumcision as a token of the covenant between God and himself . God said  “ the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised , that soul shall be cut off from his people ; he hath broken my covenant “ . Abraham’s name at the age of 99 had been Abram , but God changed it to Abraham meaning , “ for a father of many nations have I made thee “ .  God blessed Abraham with this blessing ; “ And I bless them that bless thee , and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed “ .
God says  ; “ Knowing therefore that they which are of faith , the same are the children of Abraham . And the scripture foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith preached before the gospel unto Abraham , saying , In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham…That the blessings of  Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith  “.
Abraham was circumcised after he believed God , not before . It was faith that was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness before God . He was not yet circumcised but he afterward became the father of all them that believe though they be not circumcised that righteousness might be imputed unto them also .
The Bible says that 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 .
When baptizing repentant sinners John the Baptist contended with the Sadducees and Pharisees who observed him . Talmudic beliefs kept a veil over their faces prohibiting them from recognizing God’s spiritual truth . John called them a generation of vipers warning them that God could raise up stones to become children of Abraham to whom they incorrectly assumed themselves to be related . Jesus told them ; “ If ye were Abraham’s children , ye would do the works of Abraham . But now ye seek to kill me , a man that hath told you the truth , which I have heard of God : this did not Abraham . Ye do the deeds of your father . They replied ; “ We be not born of fornication ; we have one father , even God “.  Jesus said unto them , if God were your Father , ye would love me ; for I proceeded forth and came from God ; neither came I of myself , but he sent me . Why do ye not understand my speech ? even because ye cannot hear my word . Ye are of your father the devil , and the lusts of your father ye will do . He was a murderer from the beginning , and abode not in the truth , because there is no truth in him . When he speaketh a lie , he speaketh of his own : for he is a liar , and the father of it “.

 Jesus was describing the Talmudists of his time and they are still abundant today . They still trust in their own good works , disregarding Christ to save them from God’s wrath . Christians know better ; “ For we are the circumcision which worship God in the spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh “ .  It is only Christ who can circumcise hearts in repentance ; “ in whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands , in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ “.
The Talmudic Pharisees were jealous of Jesus . They killed him because they envied his goodness and miraculous healing powers which they , the supposed spiritual leaders , did not themselves possess . Though spiritually inept , they held persuasive political power . They were the group that the Jews feared . If you believed in Jesus they saw to it that you were excommunicated from the synagogue . They often  tried to entangle Jesus in his talk , but he always put them to silence . Jesus warned his disciples to beware of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sudducees because they taught the doctrines their Talmudic forefathers had made . Jesus publicly called them hypocrites . They were not really Jews , “ For they are not all Israel , which are of Israel , Neither , because they are the seed of Abraham , are they all children : but , in Isaac shall thy seed be called “.
            Romans 9:1-7 reads ; “ I say the truth in Christ , I lie not , my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost , that I may have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart . For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren , my kinsmen according to the flesh : who are Israelites to whom pertaineth the adoption , and the glory , and the covenants and the giving of the law , and the service of God , and the promises ; whose are the fathers’ , and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came , who is over all , God blessed for ever . Amen . Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect , for they are not all Israel which are of Israel : neither , because they are the seed of Abraham , are they all children : but in Isaac shall thy seed be called . That is , these are not the children of God : but the children of the promise are counted for the seed . “  Verses 27-33 continues the theme of true Christianity being composed of those who believe in Christ whether Jew or Gentile ; “ Esais also crieth concerning Israel , though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea , a remnant shall be saved . But Israel , which followeth after the law of righteousness , hath not attained to the law of righteousness . Wherefore ? Because they sought it not by faith , but as it were by works of the law . For they stumbled at the stumblingstone ; As it is written , Behold , I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offense : and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed . “  Romans chapters 10 and 11 carry the same theme also ; “ Brethren , my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved . For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God , but not according to knowledge . For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness , and going about to establish their own righteousness , have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God . For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth … But to Israel he hath said , All day long have I stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people …What then ? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for ; but the election hath not obtained it , and the rest were blinded .( According as it is written , God hath given them the spirit of slumber , eyes that they should not see , and ears that they should not hear : ) unto this day …. For I would not brethren , that ye should be ignorant of this mystery ,lest ye should be wise in your own conceits : that blindness in part is happened to Israel , until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in . And so all Israel shall be saved : as it is written , There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer , and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob : For this is my covenant unto them , when I shall turn away their sins . As concerning the gospel , they are enemies for your sakes : but as touching the election , they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes . In these verses Paul is saying he wishes that he could be eternally accursed , taking the penalty for his Jewish brothers’ rejection of Christ . That is Christian love . He also says that the Jews remain blind to the truth of the gospel to this day and that they are Christ’s enemies . Only a believing remnant will finally listen to him . All of Israel being saved is not that all Jews would be saved , but that Christ will save his entire family of Jewish and Gentile believers . 
            In the book of Revelation Jesus calls some “ Jews “ members of Satan’s family ; “ I know thy works , and tribulation and poverty , ( but thou art rich ) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews , and are not , but are of the synagogue of Satan “. Jesus commends Christians who “ tried them which say they are apostles , and are not , and hast found them liars … For such are false apostles , deceitful workers , transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ . And no marvel ; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light . Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness ; whose end shall be according to their works …These are false prophets who forsook the right way , who went astray following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor who loved the wages of unrighteousness . They knew Christ who bought them but turned from the holy commandment delivered unto them . “ They speak great swelling words of vanity , they allure through the lusts of the flesh , through much wantonness , those that were clean escaped from those who live in error …For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ , but their own belly ; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple . They are men of corrupt minds destitute of the truth , supposing gain is godliness ; from such withdraw thyself . They subvert whole houses , teaching things they ought not for filthy lucre’s sake “.  Many of today’s Trinity Broadcasting Network’s featured false teachers promote these very things , besides innumerable heresies . From such withdraw thyself .
            TBN also promotes Talmudic teaching by rabbis who do not acknowledge Christ Biblically . They reference him as a good man or teacher , but do not know him . They are glad to receive money from people who will help unbelieving Jews build up Israel . They are glad to receive money residuals from Christian tours . Some day that will end and Christians will not be welcome . For now the money and false spiritual strengthening is a boon to them . Jesus warned of listening to Talmudic Jews wherein he said ;
“ Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies , which minister questions , rather than godly edifying which is in faith : so do …But refuse profane and old wives fables , and exercise thyself rather unto godliness … O Timothy , keep that which is committed to thy trust , avoiding profane and vain babblings , and oppositions of science falsely so called … But shun profane and vain babblings : for they will increase unto more ungodliness … But avoid foolish questions , and genealogies , and contentions , and strivings about the law ; for they are unprofitable and vain “ . Unless today’s so-called completed believing Jews publicly denounce the Talmud and the ungodly life of the Pharisees who long ago devised and promoted it they cannot be trusted . Older Jewish Encyclopedias and those on the net reverence the Pharisees , the Talmud , and unbelieving rabbis . I have yet to find a Messianic Jew who will be courageous enough to publicly oppose Talmudism past and present . Messianic Jews focus often on Second Temple teaching which includes study of the Talmud ; they call it the Torah , but it usually , if not always , includes the Talmud . They do not expose it as demonic , but smile about its teachings they in essence accept . These are the false teachers who opposed Jesus , yet they beguile you into thinking they love Him today . You cannot serve two masters ; from such turn away . 
            There is nothing special about the Jews today regarding salvation . They are as lost as the Gentiles . The Gentiles are no better because God has turned to them because the Jews would not heed to Christ’s warnings and pleadings . Jews , as well as Gentiles will go to hell unless they accept Christ as their Savior;  “ And I say unto you , that many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down with Abraham , Isaac , and Jacob , in the kingdom of heaven . But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer
darkness : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth “. Jesus was speaking to Jews when he said this . They are the children of his kingdom who he would have gathered under his wing , but they would not let him …. He said ; “Therefore say I unto you , the kingdom of God shall be taken from you , and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof  “.  ,The nations that were given Israel’s responsibility of bringing people to faith and repentance long ago turned from him also . The time of the Gentiles has about totally run out . A muddled gospel is now dominant .
            Jesus warned the Jews that he would pour his wrath upon them for rejecting him . “ But when the king heard thereof , he was wroth : and he sent forth his armies , and destroyed those murderers , and burned up their city …There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth when ye shall see Abraham , and Isaac , and Jacob and all the prophets , in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out “ . Jesus was referring to the Pharisees who thought themselves as superior, as governments are viewing Talmudic Jews today ; higher critics , enlightened men , United Nations’ adepts .
            Jesus also said of these liars ; “ As concerning the gospel , they are enemies for your sakes “ .  These men are blind leading the blind as the Bible says ;  “ What then ? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for ; but the election hath obtained it , and the rest were blinded  … But their minds were blinded : for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament ; which vail is done away in Christ . But even unto this day , when Moses is read , the vail is upon their heart . Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord , the vail shall be taken away … But Israel , which followeth after the law of righteousness , hath not obtained to the law of righteousness . Wherefore ? Because they sought it not by faith , but as it were by the works of the law . For they stumbled at the stumbling stone : As it is written , Behold , I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offense : and whosoever believeth on him shall
not be ashamed … For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness , have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God “.  These are just some of the major verses condemning the Talmudic Pharisees who continue in their fathers’ footsteps today , rejecting Christ as God’s only Son , Israel’s Messiah who wants to save them but they will not submit themselves to him . The book of Revelation tells of the 144,000 Jews from all twelve tribes who will turn to
Christ near the end of time . The Talmudists will kill them too . And after Jesus has poured his wrath upon his beloved city Jerusalem only a remnant of Jews will finally recognize him as Lord . Until that time most Jews and Gentiles will not believe him because iniquity abounds because God’s word has been twisted by them and other false teachers amongst believing Gentiles .
            Jesus warned his greatest anger would be directed toward his own chosen people who rejected him ;  “ O , Jerusalem , Jerusalem , thou that killest the prophets , and stonest them which are sent unto thee , how would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings and ye would not . Behold your house is left unto you desolate . For I say unto you , ye shall not see me henceforth , till ye shall say , Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord “ .
            Only those who trust Jesus as their Savior will go to heaven . These are the children of Israel . Children of faith ,obedient to everything Jesus did and said in the Bible . If you do not believe that you are not a Jew . Though not a Jew by genetics , I am a Jew by faith . That will save me . Trying to obey laws as the Talmudists do will never save anyone.

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