Several have wondered why the religions of the world claim that the Jews are supposedly "God's chosen people", and
that Yashua was a Jew. How can that be, they ask given the total rejection the Jews showed Jesus?
Most of the world does not discern the difference between peoples and belief systems. To reply to those that
do not take into account such differences is difficult, especially when the world at large has always associated some groups
of people with generic stereotypes. Racial and/or other genetic characteristics have been used (and still are used, unfortunately)
to stereotype individuals independently of their moral characteristics.
The hard fact is, of course, there is no Jewish "race", which is separate from the four major categogies of
races we have always heard about.
There is a belief system, called Judaism, which some use to identify with. There are many 'isms'
in the world.
This is the present situation. Many supposed Christian 'religions' look at the Jews as a chosen people.
I submit that indeed they are not any more chosen than you and I or anyone else who would prostrate themselves before Yashua,
in faith. In absolute fact from the Word, since the Jews would trace their linage to Abraham, this in fact makes them to be
'racially' goyim, like we all are.
1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto
him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee,
and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for
me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more
be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee
exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. (KJV)
The word 'nations' is:
1471 gowy (go'-ee);
rarely (shortened) goy (go'-ee); apparently from the same root as 1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign
nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:
KJV-- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
So God made 'goyim' from Abram's loins, or offspring. Why? well there were nothing but 'goyim'
in the world. God did not change Abrams 'race', God changed Abrams NAME
In the politcally correct, very liberal 'Christian' world, most do not discern that there is, as
Paul says, "neither Jew nor Greek". This is both literal and spiritual, for those who would see.
Thus, as for what makes a person 'Jewish', it is obviously not genetics. As easily documented, anyone can
'become a Jew' by converting to their 'religion' and traditions. This should be ample proof that the term is not 'racial',
though many would have this be the case. Thus the term 'Jew' deals ONLY with religion, belief and customs, not genetics.
Thus the term "Jew" rightly refers not to a 'race' but to a religion. How plain can that be, since there are
"Jews" of every 'race'.
A further point is needed. There is no equality in the terms 'Hebrew', 'Israelite' and 'Jew', as the religious
world would have us believe.
Since Abraham had 8 sons, and Isaac 2 sons, all these are rightly Hebrews. One of Isaac's sons Jacob, had
12 sons which formed Israel. Only one of these boys was Judah, from which name 'Jew' is extracted.
As we further examine the Word, we find the first king of Israel, Saul, to be of the tribe of Benjamin,
as well as the second king, Ishboshe. The third king, David, and into which by Law, Christ was born of Mary of the line of
Levi was also not exclusively of the tribe of Judah. He was an Israelite of the tribe of Ephraim, with grandparents of Rahab
and Ruth as well as some of the tribe of Judah.
1 Sam 17:12
12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse;
and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
Now, since Yashua Himself claimed to be (and was) the son of David, how on earth can He be a Jew, especially
since the term "Jew" refers to religion and not 'race'? The obvious answer is that He was not a 'Jew'. Certainly
no one who reads the Gospels can claim that He accepted any part of the traditions which had crept in to the
The blasphemy 'Jesus was a Jew' stems from religions and their 'paperback prophets' and has decieved many,
and continues to do so.
Judaism has never accepted Christ, thus their religious system is doomed, and their flesh certainly
cannot save them.
Yashua fulfilled all the old Testament prophecies concerning Himself, mentioning specifically Noah, Abraham,
Moses who warned Israel, and the Prophets, Isaiah, Daniel and Jeremiah, who derided the latter Kingdom of Judah for degrading
into a harlot religion of traditions. To this end, Yashua Himself, even in keeping the Mosaic methods of worship, warned the
disciples to be careful to not do as they do (in their traditions). It is well known and documented that these traditions
returned with them from Babylon, in the Talmud and other writings, and even today form the background of modern Judaism, which
is, most certainly, anti-Christian.
So the truth is, as Jesus said, Moses did not teach 'Judaism', but Judaism bent the Mosaic law to their own
For example, the Word of God was delivered to Moses for all of Israel. It was to be administered
by the tribe of Levi. Judah, from which the word 'Jew' is derived was NEVER to have dominion in the Word. They
were not the priest line as Levi was, Judah was the king line.
There is nothing new under the sun. Just as the Roman emperors took Christianity for their own use,
making it the RCC church, So Judah took of the Mosaic law, added traditions, for their benefit, called it Judaism, and
used it to rip off the people.
So the end of the matter is that Judaism, like many other 'isms' is of the spirit of antiChrist. Since
Judaism does not accept that Christ came to them as Messiah, we are left with no other choice but to say this.
I Jn 4:2-3
know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every
spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof
ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (KJV)
In the event these facts take you aback, I would be pleased to provide further Scripture.
First, let me say that I believe separation of peoples is a firm Biblical principal. " Come out, and be ye
separate" To see this one must see with spiritual eyes. What I am alluding to is not the 'color' or race division which
the world sees, but of moral, or inherent spiritual division. In the end, we see a picture of the division of sheep and goats.
God Himself divides these not on physical characteristics, but on moral ones.
Meanwhile, the world has the impossible
task of forcing their 'politically correct' morals, or beliefs upon peoples of all persuasion. In the end, it is not skin
color which is the knife of division, but an individual's works or acts. Thus the present contention focuses on those things
visible to flesh eyes-- the physical characteristics associated with a peoples moral belief.
In a nutshell, Christianity is not a religion, it is an individual reality, independent of 'race'.
You questioned a particular weblink. Let me make very plain that I do not personally agree with any
racial connotations of this particular link, or of many weblinks on this subject. As with all links on
any subject, there is both truths and falsehoods. I assume the reader can sanitize for themselves, using only the Word
as a measure.
Finally, If you realize that there is no transcendent equality in the terms Hebrew, Israel and Jew, the
facts speak for themselves. All horses are animals, but all animals are not horses.
To be explicit, for the Salvation of anyone, It is quite plain in the Word that if an individual does not
accept Yashua as Almighty God, and personal Messiah, they indeed have no chance at Salvation. I don't believe any Christian
can accept and prophesy otherwise.
While I most certainly do not believe all who do not accept Yashua are literally descended from demons, I
do concur that that there are many belief systems which will not make the cut. Among these are Judaism, Islam and the animists
such as Shinto, Buddhism, Hindu, etc. In the present, certainly the demons find comfort in the belief systems of the world,
Christians, at least this Christian, does not.
thanks for the question.
8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
I Jn 4:1-3
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many
false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus
Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is
not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in
the world. (KJV)