In Acts 15, some Jews, likely Pharisees they did not like the implications of Gentile free, by grace, salvation that Apostle Paul was preaching as they want everyone falsely to keep their abandoned, obsolete Judaic religion still just like many falsely do today. These persons had lied that Gentiles had to become Jewish proselytes first, and only then they could come to Christ. Such as the Messianic Jews do lie today too.
These Judiazers falsely went into Christian churches established by Paul and taught that circumcision was required for converts to Christianity. Jews that falsely desire to impose the Mosaic law on Gentile converts – Judiazers. A wrong, carnal desire “to live as a Jew in accordance with Jewish customs. ”sought to supplement Pauls gospel by requiring that the basics of the Law be followed: circumcision and food laws., and who prefer to use the name of Yeshua, the Jewish name for Christ, not his real Greek name Jesus.
In the statement made by Paul in Galatians 6:12-13 that gives us an insight into who the false teachers may have been. They are people that think that by compelling Gentiles to be circumcised they might avoid persecution for the cross of Christ. As some Jewish Christians falsely thought that by making Gentile Christians conform to the basics of the Law they might avoid persecution by the growing radical elements of Judaism. Galatians 6:12-13 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised—only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh.
Could a person be faithful to God and not keep the key elements of the Old Judaic covenant? Yes but can a Gentile be a member of the people of God and allow himself to be circumcised? Can a Gentile be “free in Christ” and keep the Jewish laws concerning food, festivals, etc.? The answer in Galatians is a resounding no.
There have always been those liars who balk at the idea of God’s salvation being offered freely to those who believe in Jesus . They reason that a holy God must require some kind of payment from u so we can earn this salivation as well or something that we can do to pay off the debt we owe to God Judaize comes from a Greek verb meaning “to live according to Jewish customs.” The word appears in Galatians 2:14 where Paul describes how he confronted Peter for forcing Gentile Christians to “Judaize.” 14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”
Paul made the case that, in Christ, there was no longer any distinction between Jew and Gentile, for God had purified the hearts of the Gentiles by faith (Acts 15:8–9). He said it plainly in Galatians 2:16: “A man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.”
To add anything to the work that Christ did for salvation is to negate God’s love and grace. We are firstly saved by grace alone, through faith alone, not by returning to the Law. “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing” (Galatians 2:21).
Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to another nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” Matthew 21:43
There are many groups today with beliefs/practices very similar to the Judiazers of the New Testament. The same type of persons who demanded that the romans murder, kill Jesu Christ. A modern list of Jesus “haters” of which the most prominent ones would be the Hebrew Roots Movement , Mormon, Seventh Day Adventists, the Watchtower slaves included.
.And the Hebrew Roots Movement is not just about observing the Jewish holidays., not observing Christmas and Easter. The ultimate goal of many in the Hebrew Roots Movement is to put Christians under the bondage of the Old Testament Law, with strict adherence to all of the obsolete Mosaic commands. The premise of the Hebrew Roots movement is the belief that the Christian Church following Jesus has rightfully veered far from the Jewish teachings and Hebrew concepts of the Bible. There now is no requirement for Christians (New Covenant believers) to live in bondage to Old Covenant regulations. Jesus fulfilled the Law, all of it, not just some of it. What Jesus’ death means for the sacrificial system, it also means for the rest of the Law. Jesus died to free us from sin and its penalty. Jesus did not die to transform us into Jews and place us in bondage to the covenant that God made exclusively with the nation of Israel.
The Hebrew Roots Movement and the others are a perfect illustration of Solomon’s statement that “there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Essentially, the Hebrew Roots Movement are the Judaizers that the Apostle Paul thoroughly refuted in the Epistle to the Galatians:
Galatians 2:16, “Know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.”
Galatians 3:11, “Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, ‘The righteous will live by faith.'”
Galatians 5:12, “As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!”
The mistake of the Hebrew Roots Movement is the same mistake of the Judaizers. They fail to understand that Jesus fulfilled the Law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15).
In place of the Old Testament law, we are under the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2), which is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…and to love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39). If we obey those two commands, we will be fulfilling all that Christ requires of us: “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:40).
First Timothy 4:3 says that, in later times, false teachers will “forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.”
If by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace” (Romans 11:6). Praise the Lord, “Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1).
And also take Acts 7:48-49, which says: “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND EARTH IS MY FOOTSTOOL: WHAT HOUSE WILL YE BUILD ME? SAITH THE LORD: OR WHAT IS THE PLACE OF MY REST?”
The fanatical goal today also of both Zionist Jews and Judaizer Christian evangelicals is to build up a Jewish Kingdom here on earth, with Jerusalem, the Great City, as its capital. This carnal, worldly objective drives the Zionists and Judaizers ever onward. Their aim of course, is to physically establish the throne of God in earthly Jerusalem and watch as a Jewish Messiah appears to reign over what they expect will be a 1000 year-long Jewish empire and dominion. Many are funding efforts to rebuild the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, which they expect will be a house and a place of rest for the Lord. God has other plans. God, you see, is Lord of the entire universe. His Glorious Kingdom is not limited to Jews only..
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