We are certainly taught in Scripture to love and respect other people. However, there is ONLY ONE Judaism according to Scripture.
One MUST believe in Yehowshua to have eternal life. We can see this PRINCIPLE in Devarim 18:15,18,19. Here, these Scriptures
directly applied to Yohowshua the son of Nun. However, this passage should be taken as a general principle that ANY true prophet
or leader whom G-d would raise up must be heeded for all-time. Therefore, one must believe in Yehowshua HaMoshiach to have
eternal life. Also, on the homepage, note my comments about what Judaism is and is not. In addition, I have already proven
that the messianic prophecies in The Tanakh match Him. Yet one more of these qualifications is that He must be a Master of
Torah. Yehowshua Promoted and Taught Torah to Yisra'el:
Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one yud or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the
Torah, till all be fulfilled.
Mat 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Mitzvot, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least
in the Kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.
These definately do not sound like the words of a man who wants to "destroy Judaism" On the contrary! Concerning
the desputes He had with the Jewish leadership, those were pertaining to three key issues: 1) The leadership were behaving
hypocritically. 2) These leaders added their own traditions to the Torah, which violated Torah itself, (Devarim 4:2). 3) Disagreements
on interpreting the specific Mitzvot and how to apply them.
Concering Paul: Paul remained a Torah-Observant Jew his entire life,(Acts 21:24-16),as did the first Messianic Jewish
Congregations,(Acts 21:20). Paul taught that the Gentiles outside of 'Aretz Yisra'el did not have to enslave themselves in
legalism. They did not have to legally get circumcised and become Jewish physically to become part of the Jewish people SPIRITUALLY,
(Romans 11, Galatians 3:28, 29, Ephesians 2).
The New Testament is totally Jewish, and the fact that it has been terribly abused and twisted by anti-Semites with anti-Jewish
bias for centuries by-no-means means that The New Testamenet should be evaluated by what these people have done. Rather, it
must be evaluated by what it Says, along with the prophecies in The Tanakh. In-fact, a large amount of The New Testament cannot
be fully understood without realizing its Jewish contexts and settings. This is especially true of the 4 Gospels, Acts, and
probably Revelation. Concerning Bible versions, I have found that there is no such thing as a perfect Bible translation. However,
some are better than others. Here are my reccommendations:
The Complete Jewish Bible (An Excellent Paraphrase of The Entire Bible). See the link "Other Recommended Resources"
on the homepage to get it.
The Jewish New Testament (Just The NT Part of the above Bible).
The NKJV--New King James Version This is probably the best translation out in print that is on the literal side.
I would stay away from the KJV. It distorts the Judaism of The New Testament.