Jews Who Reject Jesus

Posted on January 4, 2015

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There are many people who are looking to the Jews today for answers to God’s Truth. Seekers mistakenly look to the Jews who reject Jesus. The nowadays Jews are Jews who listen to the teaching of Rabbis, Rabbis who speak against Jesus; Rabbis who teach many things not from God. We cannot mix the teachings from God in the Holy Bible and the teachings from Jews who reject Jesus. In the New Testament times, it was the Pharisees and teachers of the law who rejected Jesus, and in our time now, it is any Jewish teaching which separates itself from Jesus. Jesus says a little yeast worked through the whole batch of dough. See Galatians 5:9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” See also Matthew 13:33, and 1 Corinthians 5:6. Hebrews 12:15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

The Jews who rejected Jesus in the Bible times, and the Jews who reject Jesus to this day, they will not accept that what once made the Jews clean no longer make them clean. Only faith in Jesus’ blood makes us clean now. The Jews used to have many works just to make themselves clean. Observing the Sabbath kept them clean; being circumcised in the flesh kept them clean. Adhering to a dietary law kept the Jews clean. Doing various external washings after a woman’s period, and after a man ejaculated is what kept the Jews clean. If anyone even touched a person while they were unclean…or even sat where an unclean person sat…they had an external washing to do, animal sacrifices to give. There were also other external washings for other things. The Gentiles did not do these things; they were dead in their sins. They were enemies of God because they would not do what God commanded Moses to tell the people. The Gentiles would not clean themselves to worship God, as the Jews did. The Jews had to make themselves clean so that they could go to worship God in the tent, and later the temple, where God’s Spirit was.  God gave the blood of animals to the Jews for atonement of their souls. They made themselves externally clean.

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.

Hebrews 9:22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. Hebrews 9:10 They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings–external regulations applying until the time of the new order.

Ephesians 2:12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

Leviticus 15:32 These are the regulations for a man with a discharge, for anyone made unclean by an emission of semen, for a woman in her monthly period, for a man or a woman with a discharge, and for a man who has sexual relations with a woman who is ceremonially unclean.

No Jews obey God by making themselves ceremonially clean anymore. Some Jews speak of rebuilding the temple so that they could give animal sacrifices again. Some Jews even believe and teach that God never commanded the sacrifice of animals! That might make them feel less guilty for not obeying God anymore for not being made clean through the shedding of blood and other regulations, except that it is not true. They have to be made clean by blood, we all do. However, no one has to sacrifice animals for their blood anymore; for Jesus is the Lamb of God and his blood cleans us and takes away our sins.

Faith in Jesus’ blood makes us clean. What a Great Rest we have in the Lord.

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