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blue bullet  Can I believe in Yeshua (Jesus) and still be Jewish?


by: Shalach Ministries

We are delighted to have the opportunity to discuss our faith in Yeshua (Jesus) with you.  With regard to your response that your Rabbi has instructed you that you “Cannot Be Jewish and Believe In Jesus” we both humbly and respectfully submit the following position: 

WHY?  We believe in Jesus and are still considered to be Americans.  If we narrowly look at your concern in physical terms only, how can one’s belief(s) change their biological and genetic heritage?  If you did not believe in any God at all, an atheist, would you then still be a Jew?  The answer is an obvious, Yes.   

Please understand, that believing in Jesus is the next logical progressive step from the Mosaic Law in God’s Plan for the salvation of both the Jew and the Gentile.  Jesus was and is a Jew who fulfilled the Mosaic Law through love and His sacrificial death on the cross. This is how He took the Law of Moses out of our way. He simply through love nailed it to the cross and annulled it's penalty so we could have a new start in life before God again. Figuratively, He killed the killer. He crucified the thing that brought guilt and death to all men.   

Romans 3:19-20
    “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. [20] Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”  

Romans 6:23
    “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  

Romans 8:2-3
    “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. [3] For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”  

2 Corinthians 3:6-7
    “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. [7] But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:”  

Ephesians 2:14-16
    “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; [15] Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; [16] And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:”

When mankind disobeyed God and fell from His grace, Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:1-7), they became separated from God.  Thus, having been removed from God’s favor and acceptance and coming under the direct control of Satan, there had to be a way for mankind to become reconciled to God again.  Although, there could not be any remission of sin without the shedding of blood (Hebrews 9:22).  To that end, God instituted animal sacrifices as an instrument for paying the interest on a debt to Satan.  However, these blood sacrifices could never fully cancel mankind’s Satanic debt and had to be repeated time and again.  There had to be some method of payment that would be equivalent to the value of what Adam and Eve had so freely given to Satan, their eternal souls.  In God’s infinite wisdom and mercy He provided the blood of a perfect sacrifice, Yeshua (Jesus) (St. John 3:16).  

God the Father is in absolute control of all His creation and has a designated plan for all things.  His Word will never fail and His timetable of events will become reality.  The Jewish people are God’s chosen people through the faith of Abraham and will never be forsaken by Him.  Thus, it was unto the Jews that were committed the oracles of God from which came Christianity.

However, it is sad to say that most of the Jews today have become like most of the Americans, unbelieving, materialistic, and unwise to the will of their Creator and God.  Today there is less than one percent of all Jewish people in the state of Israel who believe in Yeshua and only a small minority who even believe in the Mosaic Law, with the vast remainder being secular or pertaining to this present world, to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly.    

It is extremely important that you do not rely on this ministry, your Rabbi, or anyone else with regard to your eternal soul.  Please search the Scriptures for yourself to ensure that what you hear and believe is correct.  In the final analysis it is you and only you who will stand before God to give an account of your faith and the deeds for which you have done in the body while here on this earth. 

Please pray for the peace of Israel.