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True Christians are called to Faith - Just as Jewish Believers

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 16, 2014 at 16:44

In continuing your thoughts, we do share many concepts about what our Christianity might appear to others, if we truly thought that the Holy Spirit was the same guide to our faith as it appears in contrast to what the mainstream religions try to make it out to be. We, you and I, coming from Americanized Christianity, distilled, shaken and stirred, emerged from the those Sunday School lessons knowing about Jesus, but not taking away the most important part about being Christian, truly knowing Jesus Christ.

To be sure, a specific definition of being truly Christian is obfuscated by the lies started even as Jesus initially lived as the Son of Man, started by those who did not want to recognize Him for who He said He was, in spite of the implicit references of the Tanach at the time of His visitation to His people Israel. The divisions begun then are still with us today, multiplied exponentially by magnifying the intercessions of pride by those who think they can outthink the Eternal Father of Israel. Jesus said, He does the will of His Father; and so should we. That is the mark of the true believer.

But so many times, in nearly humanist fashion, we are told that the 'spirit' has led someone to do something other than the will of the Father and the spirit of deception is bought into the play. The basis of this is pride, the same issue of our humanity that started in the garden as sin. It is also the same for the sons of Jacob; that scripturally they are called hardhearted by the prophets and the Eternal Sovereign had to justify His judgment against them as He did to all others that defied His WORD. Thus the Son of Man was sent to be the eternal sacrifice for reconciliation to the Eternal Father.

For the record, I define Christianity as a general label for those who claim, at least superficially, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. All others hold the name in vain if that is not the basis of their confession. From there, it is splintered (I have no verifiable way of knowing all the factions that claim to be 'Christian') doctrinally or otherwise, but in this opinion, many were called, but few are chosen. The Adversary uses this divisiveness to a greatly deceptive effect; and that causes much of the reasoning for disturbing the progress of the spreading the Gospel, the main mission of any who truly claim Christ.

Further trying to define 'Christianity' in the splintered scheme of things, while there may be influences of Christianity in Roman Catholicism, in which I was schooled during adolescence and in spite of being raised Episcopal, I found that there were as many schisms within that denomination as there were in others; and truth was not so easily defined as it related to Christianity. One of the main reasons was the issue of replacement theology, which was as succored there as anywhere else. Therein lay the dilemma.

Independent thinking in Christianity was a replacement course many took to distance the thought processes of the mainstream, but even in this, independence created yet another issue; Independent thought created another schism if the Holy Spirit did not guide the thoughts, a very dangerous place the Adversary is so happy to invest in. And further, replacement theology is the seed of dissent that keeps the issues of Christianity in conflict with Judaism. It presupposes that Israel is to be replaced by the 'church,' a patent lie of the Adversary and why so many think they can conquer Jerusalem for the kingdom (vis a vis, Orlando Bloom in the Jerusalem movie).

As for the idea that a Jewish person who believes the LORD in the Brit Hadassah becoming 'Christian,' this is another fabrication; for Paul writes that the belief in HaMashiach by sons of Jacob is treated differently than a gentile coming to faith; and he does so with great warning to the non-Jewish believers-if the Eternal Sovereign spared not the sons of Jacob in unbelief, how much worse would it be for the goyim who would dare to think they can replace Judaism in vain. As for the baptism part, it was a Jewish practice long before it was 'Christian.' As such, I personally would not call a Jewish believer 'Christian', but brother/sister.

Blessing in return: baruch HaShem Adonai

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