Biggest Apostasies Of "Christianity".
Please note the quotation marks around "Christianity" above.
MAKING "CHRISTIANITY" A SEPERATE RELIGION FROM JUDAISM
Perhaps some of this was unintentional, but surely much of it was intentional. The doing-away with The Biblical Holy Times,
adding their own, (The Jewish leadership have also added and subtracted in their teachings), thinking of it as a seperate
Religion, which created a seperation that cannot be Biblically justified in any way! Of course, this says that The Torah is
Just a few Scriptures that easily refute this apostasy:
Matthew 5:17-19, Acts 2:36, 21:20-26,39, 22:3,Romans 11, Galatians 3:28, 29, Ephesians 2:11-19. This was and should still
be considered A SECT of Judaism. The Gentiles who believe in Yehowshu`a are the "converts". They are grafted-in
by faith SPIRITUALLY to the Jewish people.
Another evil, along the same lines of the above apostasy. This falsely teaches that "The Church REPLACES Isra'el"
as the chosen people. This is really saying that G-d ended His Covenant with Isra'el, and is totally unBiblical and thus apostate!
There is a popular "Christian" radio evangelical on the west coast of the United States, (he shall remain unnamed
on this website), who teaches both of these apostasies, among others. He self-defines "the Church" by totally excluding
any Churches, and only considers Christians not attending Churches as legitimate Christians. He says,"The Church-age
is over", despite the fact that nowhere in The Bible does it tell us this. Personally, I would generally not attend
Churches as a whole because of their man-made seperation from Judaism. However, for him to imply that it is a sin for anyone
to attend a Church is apostasy, and it appears to be his view that "the Church" is only comprised of those "Christians"
who both have seperated themselves of anything Jewish in mindset, and who don't attend services anywhere.
This is so ludicrous that there is no need to even quote Scripture to refute this, since THE ENTIRE BIBLE refutes this
nonsense! Especially concerning "replacement Theology".
It is here that I will give a comment about the "Jews For Jesus" organization. They are a well-intentioned
missionary group, but I believe they are in error in encouraging Jewish people who believe in Messiah to be part of Churches,where
they will be wrongly taught to deny their Judaism in-favor of "a new Religion".I certainly hope that "Jews
For Jesus" will come to have a change on this, may The Spirit move them. Certainly Jews who believe in Yehowshu`a,The
Jewish Messiah should be encouraged to live out their faith as complete Jews, in Jewish lifestyles as defined by Scripture.
WHY SHOULD THIS BE IMPORTANT TO THE GENTILE BELIEVERS?
Very simple, the Gentile believers are Told by Paul to be humble-minded toward the "natural branches" lest they
be grafted-out themselves. Note that the notes in parenthasis are part of The Israeli Authorised Version under these verses:
Rom 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
(NOTE: As in verse 20, 21, this is a stern warning to the Gentile believers not to be high-minded against the Jews. They
ought to love the Jewish people, pray for them, and witness the Good News to them in love).
Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
(NOTE: The NOTES at verses 18 and 21 also apply here).
Rom 11:21 For if Elohim spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
(NOTE: As in verse 18, this is a stern warning to the Gentile believers not to be high-minded against the Jews. They ought
to love the Jewish people, pray for them, and witness the Good News to them in love).
And note Paul here:
Rom 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? Elohim forbid: but rather through their fall salvation
is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
The Gentiles do not "provoke the Jews to jealousy" by promoting to them that they should leave their Religion,
and that any good they might show them is not fruit of Judaism! It should be just the opposite: The love that the Gentile
believers ought to be showing to the Jewish people ought to be clearly conveyed that that love is the fruit of Judaism that
these Gentiles are displaying back to them! That fruit of Judaism is The Messiah, the fullness of what Biblical Judaism is.
Yehowshua Himself kept and Promoted Torah: Matthew 5:17-19.
Paul kept the Torah, (Acts 21:24-26), and ONLY conveyed that the Jewish believers keep Torah, (Acts 21:24-26), as did
The first Messianic Congregations. Note that Acts 21:25 was only addressing The Gentile believers about keeping the Noachide
Laws. These believers were dwelling in Jerusalem. Yet Paul taught the GENTILES DWELLING OUTSIDE of The Holy Land that they
could regard keeping The Laws even less. This is in The Epistles. But there were "thousands of Jews in Jerusalem who
believed in Yehowshua and also kept The Torah (Acts 21:20).So the bottom-line is that either Scripture is your Authority,