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 G-d (the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob aka Hashem) 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. They are Jews and Gentiles coming together. Not all believe Yeshua is Messiah, but all have a better understanding of the Tanakh/Jewish Bible/OT than the average Christian and even some Jews have a better understanding of the Apostolic Writings/NT than many Christian. Yep, it’s true.
Some of the teachers on these sites I have had the privilege to meet either in person or online. They do not all agree with each other, especially when it comes to how to live. But then, Christian teachers don’t agree with each other, either. It is not about knowing every detail. It is about having a foundation upon which to build as we listen to the Spirit of God teaching us. There are many sites out there now and many of them are good. Some are not so good and some are downright awful. Be wise and pray as you study, asking the Spirit of God to lead you and guide you to the Truth.
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.