Christianity was birthed in Judaism. Yeshua (Jesus) was born and raised Jewish. There is no sign that He ever became “unJewish”. So, how do we reconcile Christianity with Judaism? Or should we even try?
History shows a lot more co-operation in the early church between the Gentiles and Jews who lived as disciples of Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah. It is interesting to read how the separation we see today came about.
This separation set the stage for a lot of what we now do coming from the traditions of men and not from the bible. We have also lost much of the richness and understanding that comes from understanding the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective. There is much we can learn from the Jews.
For example, did you know the feasts that YHWH gave His chosen ones not only celebrated something in the present, but were also prophetic? Did you know that Yeshua’s coming was tied into the feasts? Did you know that His next coming is also reflected in the feasts? Most Christians do not know that!
We are so thankful to see the Messianic Jews and Gentiles starting to come together in unity. Christians are learning more about their Jewish roots and many Jews are coming to know Yeshua as their Messiah.
Below are links to sites that can help teach us non-Jew followers of Yeshua about our Jewish roots. They are physical Jews, while we are spiritual Jews/Gentile believers.
There are many thoughts about how Messianic Jews should live as well as how Messianic Gentiles (Christians) should live. We trust that you will pray about what you read and let the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit guide you in how YOU should live. We believe that each one should be convinced for him or herself.
Theological Reasons Not to Keep Kosher by Aaron Eby
The Cantor Comment: Salvation Is His Name-Literally by Ron Cantor of Maoz