A New Religion

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There are those who say that Yeshua/Jesus did not come to change the religion of the Jewish people.  There are those who accuse the Apostle Paul of changing the religion.  Both of these claims are false.  The Holy Spirit, through the Apostles and their epistles, “will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I (Yeshua) said to you”. (Jn 14:25-26; 17:14-21; Acts 2:40-42)  Religion is the way of life (halacha) that we live based upon our faith, what we believe – whichever religion or philosophy that may be.  Through the Savior’s redeeming sacrifice on the cross, He has demonstrated the righteousness and the love of the holy God our Father, and enables us to fulfill the first and greatest commandment, the second one, which is like it, and the new commandment. (Mk 12:24-34; Jn 13:34-35)  Juda-ism has long become a religion focused on Jewish-ness and culture; Christian-ity has followed suit, and focuses on the Christian person or denomination and the culture where they live.  Messianic Judaism syncretizes the two. We have replaced the Word of God with our own traditions and doctrines.  Of course Yeshua came to start a new religioncentered in Him, to the glory of the Father! (Jn 5:39-47; Gal 3:23-28; Hebrews 1 – 13)

This applies to every one in every culture and nation and people group:  to the Jew first, and also to the Gentiles.  The Kingdom of God is not of this world; He is outside the camp of this world!  We must each and all learn the new way of life of God’s Kingdom that we have born-again into.  It is YHVH God who gave to Israel their religious culture under the first covenant; it is the same YHVH who has made (cut) the second and everlasting new covenant with the House of Israel (who, as a collective people and nation have not yet accepted it), and taking it to all the other peoples to bring them into “His new religion” for all mankind and creation, to be full-filled when the Lord returns to restore the Father’s kingdom to Israel, and to all the nations. (Acts 24:14-16; Jer 31:31-37; Heb 8:1-13; 7:11-22; 10:15-25; Rom 1:16; Gal 2:11-21; 2Pt 3:14-18; Mt 28:18-20; 6:9-10; Acts 1:4-11; Is 11:6-9; Rom 8:18-25; 1Pt 1:10-25)  Even during the 1000-year reign of Messiah in Israel and over the nations will be a modification of the Law of Moses, suited to the New Covenant reality of the restoration of the Kingdom of YHVH God to Israel. (Acts 1:8; Ezek 40 – 48)

When we are born-again by the Holy Spirit from Above, who then indwells us, our whole world-view changes, and we begin a conversion, a transformation, into the likeness of the Son of God.  Our sins are forgiven, and we need not strive anymore for mere survival in this life, or to attain enough “merit” to deserve to be rewarded in the “after-life, or world to come”, but we are given eternal life in the righteousness of God granted us by our believing in the truth of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.  We have peace with God, with ourselves, with others, even while those who do not believe in HIM continue in ignorance, in spiritual adultery, or in willful rebellion, full of wars and rumors of war.  Faith in Yeshua/Jesus brings a whole other way of life – a new religion:  to the Jew first, and also to the Gentiles. (Acts 3:17-26; 15:6-11; 17:1-7, 16-31)  All have given themselves over to idolatry, and need to be saved and set free by believing the truth of the gospel, and then renewing our minds to agree with God about what He says on any subject. (Rom 12:1-2; 1Thes 1:6-10)

“But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua the Messiah, by whom the world (which includes my previous religious or national culture) has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  For in Messiah Yeshua neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.  And as many as walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.” (Gal 6:14-16; Eph 2:11-18)

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  1. I’m interested in hearing how a Jewish person switches from D’Varim 6:4-8, to the belief that one can be divided by three and still equal one. Also if Jesus the Messiah was not fully human, but a pre existent God how do you make that work?
    I know that whenever the Israeli people resorted to the worship of other gods, things went haywire. Look at your body of believers and compare them to the orthodox Jewish Apostles of the book of Acts. Honestly are you even in the same ballpark let alone playing the same game. Ask of the Holy Spirit and he will guide you into ALL truth . When being led by a guide you just follow the guides lead
    I pray that for the sake of non believers that you honestly search the scripture, which was the Hebrew Bible the early church searched. Seeing how the cliff notes hadn’t been written yet.
    B’MIDBAR 6:24-26

    55 years being deceived, freedom in the one true God.

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