Dear Refiner's Fire...

I'm sorry, but Jesus was never a Jew. He never practiced the Jewish religion. He was a Hebrew, as were his ancestors. He was an Israelite. He was a Nazarene. He was never called a Jew.

I am afraid the term, Jew, has been misused for a very long time. If Jesus were here with us today, do you think he would practice Judaism? Do you think he would observe the Talmud?

Please begin, (and I say begin for a reason) to study about Judaism, and what it means today. Once you begin to study, you will find countless hours before you which you will need to continue studying, in order to comprehend this thing called Judaism.

Please read this link to begin.

Our Response...

Thanks for the "advice" but we know what "Judaism" is all about, and we know what Christianity is all about...But we're sorry to say, you apparently don't.

Please check out the following scriptures are straight from the Aramaic English New Testament:

Matthew 2: 2. And they said, "Where is he who has been born the king of the Jews? For we saw his star in the East and have come to worship him."

Matthew 27: 11. Now Y'shua stood before the governor, and the governor asked him and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Y'shua said to him, You have said it.

Matthew 27: 28. And they stripped him and clothed him with a robe of purple. 29. And they wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And they bowed down upon their knees before him and they were mocking at him and saying, "Peace King of the Jews."

Matthew 27: 35. And when they had nailed him to the stake, they divided his clothes by casting lots. 36. And they were sitting watching him there. 37. And they placed over his head the reason for his death in writing, THIS IS Y'SHUA, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

There you have at least four examples that prove wrong your statement, "He was never called a Jew." Our Savior's Name was Y'shua - a Hebrew Name that means "Yahweh is Salvation." What exactly does the name "Jesus" mean?

He wasn't Jewish? How can that be true, since He was a descendant via His mother from the Tribe of Yehuda, where the term "Jew" originated? The original word for Jew is Yehuda which means Praiser of YHWH (Yahweh). YHWH chose Yehuda to carry the Scepter of Messiah's government. The physical and spiritual line of Yehuda brought Mashiyach (Messiah) through Jacob to Isaac to Abraham to Noah to Enoch to Adam; all these men were spiritual Praisers of YHWH.

If Y'shua didn't "practice the Jewish religion" then please explain why He kept the seventh day Sabbath and the Biblical Feasts. Why did He die and was resurrected on two specific Biblical Feasts called Passover and Firstfruits?

YOU SAID: If Jesus were here with us today, do you think he would practice Judaism? Do you think he would observe the Talmud?

OUR RESPONSE: You BET He would! Not only that, but when He returns, you will be, too! He would be observing TORAH (not Talmud - He never suggested anyone follow Talmud because Talmud was just the "oral Torah" which wasn't even written down at the time). And so will you!

For further information we recommend you browse our Challenging Mainstream Christianity page.