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Did Jesus invent a new religion? The simple answer is that Jesus was a rabbi – a teacher of Judaism.
Hearing the truth can hurt. We admit it jestingly, but the old axiom has more meaning than most people want to know. When the truth hurts, one must choose either to endure pain or avoid truth—a distressing choice. What does this mean when we apply it to a spiritual reality?
For a professing Christian to side with the anti-Semite is to side not only against the Jewish Apostles who penned the Christian New Testament, but against the Jewish Messiah.
A look at the Jewishness of the authors, focus, language, and content of the New Testament.
The Bible is not only interesting, helpful and relevant: it is true. Keep reading to see the proof – historical, geological, and more!
Some claim that Jesus taught his followers to hate their mothers and fathesr. If true, that would obviously make Jesus an immoral and unethical teacher, since one of the Ten Commandments is to honor one’s parents. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” the Torah says in Exodus 20:12 NKJV.
Explore the passage of Jewish Scripture that the rabbis deemed too dangerous to keep in the regular synagogue calendar readings. Get the whole scoop on Isaiah 53.
Jewish scholars have paid more attention to the person of Yeshua (Jesus) in the last hundred years than they have in the previous nineteen hundred.
The genealogies in Matthew and Luke present a portrait of the Messiah through four titles: Son of David, Son of Abraham, Son of Adam and Son of God.
More than any other book of the Hebrew Scriptures, the writings of the prophet Daniel confront us with evidence of the time of Messiah’s coming.
The doctor had already come in that morning to tell me about the cancer. I got emotional and cried. But I was already prepared by the time Jeff came in. Then Jeff told me that he had received Jesus as his Messiah, and that God told him I was going to be okay. And I felt pretty confident that I would be.
When God in the Hebrew Scriptures refers to the Jewish people as chosen, he’s saying that he selected them to serve a specific purpose and to carry out a particular task. So what is it we were set apart to do?
What did Yeshua (Jesus) claim to be—Messiah, as powerful as God, God himself, atonement? What didn’t he claim to be, and what decision do we all need to make?
For 2000 years, Jewish community leaders have continued this tradition of excluding Messianic Jews. Despite the celebrated pluralism of today’s Jewish community, there remain tens of thousands of men and women, born of Jewish parents, who are being excluded from the rest.
When the crowd asked Jesus one day, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” he answered, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent” (John 6:28–29). And who is the one God has sent? Yeshua.
A point by point look at Jesus’ claims, attitudes, actions and how he has affected the world.
Did Hitler and his followers carry out a theology that is Christian at its roots?
Is resurrection only a Christian concept? Can it be traced to biblical and traditional Judaism–both the Hebrew Scriptures and the rabbis? Where does Jesus fit in? Read here.
Can Jewish people read the New Testament? Discover why the New Testament draws from Hebrew Scripture, the Jewish Bible. Read about why a rabbi who considered the New Testament to be anti-Semitic changed his mind.
Can I be a Jewish Christian? What makes someone Jewish? What’s the difference between a Christian and a Gentile and a Jew for Jesus? All these answers and more, right here!
I grabbed the New Testament from where I had hid it in the cupboard and opened it. It happened to open to the Gospel of Matthew, chapter one. I was completely overwhelmed when I read the very first sentence: “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham.”
While the existence of God is accepted by faith, this faith is based on dependable information. It’s not a leap into an abyss.
God is never mentioned in Esther, yet His fingerprints are all over the pages of this beloved book. In the same way, did we fail to recognize God among us when Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth some 2,000 years ago? Did he, like Esther, come “for such a time as this?”
The missionary asked my great-great-grandfather, Hakim, “Did you know that the Messiah you are expecting has already arrived?” and told him that Jesus was the Messiah. Hakim was so upset that he slapped the missionary in the face and threw him out of the synagogue. But that wasn’t the end of the story…
I take comfort in Jesus’ words: “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life” (Luke 18:29–30).