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Doctrinal Creep of The Modern Judaizers

Is Jesus Jewish? That is an interesting question. To what extent is Jesus Jewish? Do those who follow Him need to understand Hebrew and/or do they need to become Jewish?  I believe, from the written Word of God, we can answer these questions.

Jesus Christ is God and therefore is self-existent. He said of Himself “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).  Jesus is the Great I AM (Exodus 3:14).

And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.

Exodus 3:14

Here God is simply saying “I AM”. He means He has always existed; He is uncreated. The Hebrew word הָיָה (meaning ‘to exist’) used in the verse is transliterated as hayah (pronounced haw-yaw). God is saying He has always existed.

Jesus repeats this many times in the New Testament. (See list here)

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Against the Modern Judaizers

[JGH] I did not write this article, nor do I agree with the idea of Halloween but the author makes some valid points that Halloween and other Christian celebrations, as bad as they have become, had an underlying Christian message. If you celebrate Christmas and Easter for what they are biblically then I have no issue with that, but I reject any and all pagan or modern commercialism associated with this these days.


by Shane Schaetzel, a Christian of Jewish hertitage

Is the celebration of Christmas pagan? What about the celebration of Easter, is it pagan too? Certainly, the celebration of Halloween must be pagan, right? How about worshiping God on Sundays? Surely that is pagan, no? Is it all some big conspiracy? Are the historical churches of Christendom secretly trying to simulate ancient Pagan worship, while fooling us all into believing this honors Jesus Christ? These are the sorts of questions that permeate our modern culture, and what they amount to, collectively, is an outright and direct assault on Christianity. 

The objective behind these attacks is to undermine our Christian culture, fracture it, balkanize it, and then replace it with something more distinctively “Jewish” in appearance. While I could go into the errors behind every specific attack on each individual subject, as I have in the past, I think there is a much bigger or, overarching, problem in play here. What all of these individual attacks really amount to is Judaizing. I submit to you that the modern Church, much like the early Church, has a significant problem with Judaizing. And we are seeing it play out here with each and every attack that is made against traditional Christianity and traditional Christian culture.