We often get questions and a few are asked so often, we thought we'd add address them on Points to Ponder. Here's one we see a lot, in various forms:
Why all the "Jewish stuff"? I'm not Jewish! I believe we are to support Israel, but not become them.
Here's our answer:
Galatians 3 says: "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus....And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise... There is neither Jew nor Greek..."
In light of this Scripture, how can we biblically justify that belief in Messiah somehow gives us a different lifestyle from the Hebrews (today called the Jews), who were first called Abraham's seed?
We think many believers have somehow forgotten that Y'shua (Jesus) was a Jew! And that He lived like one.
1 John 2:6 tells us: "the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
Therefore, here's the TRUTH of what the statement that was sent to us is really saying:
"I'm a believer in a JEWISH Savior and am grateful to escape hell, but I don't like His life-style and practices, SO I REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE ANYTHING LIKE HIM."
Whether one realizes it or not, this type of outlook is actually veiled "Christian anti-semitism" (a real oxymoron), and we feel sure, breaks our JEWISH Saviour's heart.