My name will be great among the (1)nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every (2)place incense and pure(3) offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.
Acts 21 27-28
They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him,(Apostle Paul) shouting, “Fellow Israelite s, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our (1)people and our (3)law and this (2)place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.”
The Place This leads to persecuting innocent unarmed people.
Paul was the lone voice standing up to the false church of His time. It eventually cost him his life.
“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison
Who are God's people now?
It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the children by physical descent (Jews)who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.
“I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people, I will call her ‘my loved one’ who is not my loved one, (referring to Gentiles)
“In the very place where it was said to them(Gentiles), "You are not my people,’there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’
What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone(Jesus).
Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”
Living by one aspect of the law,(tithe) requires full adherence to the law (People,Place,Law).
For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.
Is there any difference between Jew and Gentile?
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
It is clear from New Testament scripture that Israel has relinquished it’s so called, favored nation status, by rejecting the savior sent through and to them.
Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you. So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
So then WHY are Christians treating the Jewish Nation with favor when God no longer does? At least for now, God is not favoring any Nation over any other. You are not special because you are American, Israeli or Japanese. You are Abraham's seed and heirs of the promise because you accept the gift of righteousness by faith.
The Jewish Nation killed the savior and persecuted Christians for proselytizing. It currently is the law in Israel and punishable by up to five years in prison for trying to share your faith. That law was passed April 1, 1978, prohibiting the offering of “material inducement” for a person to change his religion. A material inducement could be something as minor as the giving of a Bible.
Nothing has changed except Christians are taught they are obligated by God to support Israel. We are taught that the blessing we currently have as Americans is directly attributed to our support for Israel. That is unscriptural nonsenses. The end time prophecies are not positive for the Jewish people either. In fact it could save your life by not being associated with the Nation of Israel.
Both men are saying the Jews are the people of God, Jerusalem is the center of God's true religion and the law is for today.
Minus the beard, their message was the same. To our knowledge, the New Testament says nothing about Israel being God's Nation. It does not say the Jews are God's chosen people and it does not say Jerusalem is God's favored City.
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Find a New Testament scripture justifying any of this. The bible is true and Jesus warned us that in the last days, false prophets and false teachers would be coming. In fact, the prayer John Hagie prayed, promoted hatred and violence towards another people group. Shame on any Christian for doing that. Jesus confronted the Pharisees for ignoring the weightier part of the law which was love and mercy. They were promoting the people and the place and the tithe at the expense of caring for people. ALL people.
If YOU are a believer, that is enough for you to have God's favor. You have become a Jew by faith. You do not have to follow the law (religious rituals) and you do not have to worship God in Jerusalem or a certain Church. You are the temple of God now. You are free form this bondage. Do not trade your freedom for slavery like many of the early Christians did. Jews of that time infiltrated the early church. They deceived the leadership and required adherence to the law. They were requiring curcumsition of the gentiles entering into the faith.
Many of the new believers fell for this type of thinking and it shipwrecked their faith. Remember, God dealt with the Apostle Peter concerning this specific issue. Acts 11.1-18 The entire church was resisting anyone who was not of Jewish descent. God rebuked Peter for calling unclean what God now calls clean. You and I are clean because of Jesus Christ. No one is above or below that. Whoever accepts the gift of right standing from God through Jesus. There is NO temple, there is NO exclusive People, there is no requirement to follow the law. The next time you see the Temple set up in Jerusalem, You will see the Abomination that causes desolation, set up in there. So exactly WHY should you be supporting this? Eventually your faith will become challenged if you do not deal with these issues yourself.