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TITLE:        CHRIST WAS JEWISH AND THE RELIGION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS JUDAISM

 

OVERVIEW:

Many groups have emerged recently attempting to "re-write" history about who/what Christ and the "early Christians" were. These "make-overs" range from depicting Christ as purely a "symbol" for the "sun" and the early "Christians" in reality being "Gnostics", to various "Church groups" disconnecting Christ and the "New Testament" from it's historical context to advance their own particular "theologies".  The study below will clearly show, "Christ" was not a "symbol" for the "sun". He was not starting a "new religion". And both him and his followers were "Jewish" (and their religion) was "Judaism". (Precisely as has always been known)
 

Christ's religion was reformed [Heb_9:10] Judaism.[Joh_4:22 ] The central rite of his "new covenant" was re-institution of the domestic Passover.[Luk_22:15,Joh_13:1]. The controversy in Galatians was over the requirement of adult male circumcision (in addition to Mikvah [i.e. Baptism]) before partaking in Passover. [a controversy only relevant to Judaism] None of this matters however as Rome murdered his entire family, all his followers, destroyed their religion, and replaced it with what is now known as "Roman Catholicism". (A syncretisitic religious practice that had been known since New Testament times, as "Nicolaitanism"). Unfortunate developments which were prophesied to inevitably come, by Christ,  John and Paul in the New Testament.

 

CHRIST'S "JEWISH" THEOLOGY

SALVATION IS OF "JUDAISM"

Joh 4:22  Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

TAUGHT THE "SHEMA" IS THE "GREATEST COMMANDMENT"

Mar 12:29  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
Mar 12:30  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mar 12:31  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

THE "TRINITY TEXT" WAS FRAUDULENTLY INSERTED
(BECAUSE ROME RECOGNIZED IT'S ABSENCE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)

1Jo 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1Jo 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

A.T.Robertson's Word Studies -- Translator's Note
1Jo 5:7 -

For there are three who bear witness (hoti treis eisin hoi marturountes). At this point the Latin Vulgate gives the words in the Textus Receptus, found in no Greek MS. save two late cursives (162 in the Vatican Library of the fifteenth century, 34 of the sixteenth century in Trinity College, Dublin). Jerome did not have it. Cyprian applies the language of the Trinity and Priscillian has it. Erasmus did not have it in his first edition, but rashly offered to insert it if a single Greek MS. had it and 34 was produced with the insertion, as if made to order. The spurious addition is: en tōi ouranōi ho patēr, ho logos kai to hagion pneuma kai houtoi hoi treis hen eisin kai treis eisin hoi marturountes en tēi gēi (in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth). The last clause belongs to 1Jo_5:8. ...Some Latin scribe caught up Cyprian's exegesis and wrote it on the margin of his text, and so it got into the Vulgate and finally into the Textus Receptus by the stupidity of Erasmus.
CHRIST'S JEWISH SOTERIOLOGY -

HE TAUGHT CHILDREN WERE INNOCENT PRIOR TO THE JEWISH AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Mat 19:14  But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
HE ASSOCIATED SALVATION WITH KEEPING THE JEWISH MITZVAHS AND THE SHEMA

Mat 19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
HE NEVER AFFIRMED ANY NUMERICAL VALUE TO GOD OTHER THAN ONE

Mat 19:16  And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
Mat 19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God:
 

CHRIST'S "JEWISH" ECCLESIOLOGY

HE COMMANDED THE KEEPING OF THE DOMESTIC JEWISH PASSOVER

(THIS COULD ONLY BE OBSERVED IN A HOME) NOT A TEMPLE, SYNAGOUGE OR CHURCH?

Exo 12:22  And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
Exo 12:46  In one house shall it be eaten;

Luk 22:15  And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you
Luk 22:19  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. -- JESUS
 
HE CALLED THE PASSOVER HIS "NEW TESTAMENT", HIS BLOOD AND HIS BODY

THIS PASSOVER - Luke 22:13,15, Mtt.26:19
THIS DO - Luke 22:19,1 Co.11:24,25
THIS IS my body - Luke 22:19, Mtt.26:26, 1 Co.11:24,25
THIS IS my blood - Luke 22:20, Mtt.26:28, 1 Co.11:24,25

THE PASSOVER SEDER (COMMANDED BY CHRIST) WAS REJECTED BY ROME -
Rabbis did not "institute passover seder" as Roman Catholic and Rabbinic Apologists attempt to claim because...

(1) PASSOVER SEDER was INSTITUTED BY MOSHE 1440 BCE

Exo 12:14 And this day [PASSOVER SEDER] shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance  FOREVER .

(2) RABBINICALS discontinued THE BIBLICAL PRACTICE in Israel, to elevate THE SYNAGOGUE (or whenever possible, pilgrimages to the Jewish Temple)

Eze 33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Eze 2:6 And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though defiers and despisers be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions; be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.

(3) BIBLICAL JEWS CONTINUED THE BIBLICAL PRACTICE IN ISRAEL

Mat 26:18 And he said, Go into the city TO SUCH A MAN, and SAY UNTO HIM, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep THE PASSOVER AT THY HOUSE with my disciples.
Mar 14:13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: FOLLOW HIM.
Mar 14:14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall EAT THE PASSOVER with my disciples?
Mar 14:15 And HE WILL SHOW YOU a large upper room FURNISHED AND PREPARED: there make ready for us.

(4) JEWS WHO "BELIEVED" WERE IDENTIFIED BY "ROME" [AS HERETICS] CONTINUED TO KEEP THE PASSOVER - OVER WHICH THEY WERE CONDEMNED

QUOTE: The sucessors of Jesus the Nazarene and Paul of the party of the Nazarenes were the "Heretical" Nazarenes DENOUNCED BY EPIPHANIUS - THE EARLY CHRISTIAN WORLD, Philip Esler, p. 159

(5) PASSOVER ITSELF WAS KNOWN TO BE SO WELL OBSERVED, ROME WAS FORCED TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL AMONG XTNS.

325 AD COUNCIL OF NICEA-
ROME: It is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforth let us have nothing in common with this ODIOUS PEOPLE...
Further discussion about the two dates of Passover observance recorded in the New Testament often used by Apologists of the Eucharist are discussed below.  As you will see, their own argument in defense of the Eucharist, will actually substantiate that it was a Jewish Passover and Christ was a practicing Karaite (at a time, it is falsely claimed, they did not exist)
 

CHRIST OBSERVED THE "JEWISH" CALENDAR

CHRIST'S FOLLOWED AND TAUGHT THE JEWISH CALENDAR -

HE CALLED HIMSELF THE "LORD OF THE SABBATH" NOT "LORD OF SUNDAY"

Mar 1:21  And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
Mat 12:8  For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.  -- JESUS

THE SABBATH WAS SAID TO BE BECAUSE OF "CREATION" NOT THE "LAW OF MOSES"

Heb 4:4  For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
 
THE SABBATH WAS SAID TO "REMAIN FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD"

Heb 4:9  There remaineth therefore a SABBATH (Translated "rest" in KJV) to the people of God.

 (1) Sabbath Was Made For Man-
Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

 (2) Sabbath Was A Day Of Learning The Scriptures-
Luke 4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

(3)Disciples Observed Torah Concerning Sabbath-
Luk 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment .

HE TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES TO OBSERVE THE SABBATH COMMANDMENT.

Mark 2:28 Therefore THE SON OF MAN IS LORD OF THE SABBATH.

Matthew 24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, NEITHER ON THE SABBATH DAY:
Luk 23:56  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

CHRIST "COMES TO THE TEMPLE" AT HANNUKAH

Joh 10:22,23 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication [HANNUKAH], and it was winter. And Jesus walked into the temple in Solomon's porch.

HANNUKAH WAS THE TIME FOR MARRIAGES
AND IS REFERENCED IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Marriages were held during Hannukah because this festival was a CIVIL/STATE MEMORIAL DAY (Like the modern Holocaust Memorial Day), not a TORAH SACRED HOLY DAY.  And while work and business was casually suspended, no Sabbatical requirements were manditory, meaning Jews had the time off from work, but could plan events like getting married and holding wedding parties.

Rev 2:1  Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Rev 2:5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, (It is Jewish custom that once the Menorah is lit, it is not to be moved from it's place)
Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants
ἀποκαλύπτω,  apokaluptō,  ap-ok-al-oop'-to, From G575 and G2572; to take off the cover, that is, disclose: - reveal. [Word used to describe when a bride removed her veil after getting married]
Rev 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.

CHRIST FOLLOWED THE BIBLICAL CALENDAR FOR JUDAISM

Luk 22:11-15  And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. And when the hour was come, (The hour of Passover) he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
Joh 19:31  The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
 

CHRIST OBSERVED "JEWISH" DIETARY GUIDELINES

HE OBSERVED JEWISH DIETARY GUIDLINES

HIS DISCIPLES STILL OBSERVED KASHRUT DIETARY GUIDLINES FOR MEAT PREPARATIONS
DISCIPLES COMMANDED KASHRUT MEAT PREPARATION TO BE KEPT

Act 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and FROM THINGS STRANGLED, AND FROM BLOOD.
Act 15:29 That ye ABSTAIN FROM MEATS offered to idols, and FROM BLOOD, and from THINGS STRANGLED, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. (Kashrut Kosher)
Act 21:25 As touching the Gentiles WHICH BELIEVE, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and FROM BLOOD, and FROM STRANGLED, and from fornication.

                                                                                           [NOTE- Given the SAME IMPORTANCE AS FORNICATION]

HE NEVER TAUGHT PEOPLE TO "IGNORE THE LAW"
AND WARNED AGAINST DISMISSIVE TEACHING CONCERNING IT

Mat 5:19  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
 

CHRIST'S "JEWISH" BRETHREN

HE REFERRED TO THE PHARISEES AS THE STANDARD OF RIGHTEOUS
WHICH HAD TO BE MET AND EXCEEDED AMONG HIS DISCIPLES

Mat 5:20  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

HE SAID CALLING HIM "LORD" WITHOUT KEEPING MITZVAH WAS INIQUITY

Mat 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. [literally, "lawlessness", Torahlessness]

HE CALLED ABRAHAM HIS FATHER
(ABRAHAM WAS "THE FATHER" OF MONOTHEISTIC JUDAISM)

Mat 1:1  The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Luk 1:72  ... to remember his holy covenant;
Luk 1:73  The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
Luk 16:24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me,
Luk 19:9  And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
Joh 8:39  They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Rom 4:16  Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all THE SEED; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Gal 3:7  Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

HE DISCUSSED CONVERSIONS OF GENTILES TO JUDAISM THROUGH MIKVAH WITH RABBIS

Joh 3:1  There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
Joh 3:2  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that  Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

HE TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES TO ADDRESS GOD IN THE CUSTOM OF JUDAISM AS "HA SHEM"

Mat 6:9  After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name

CHRIST TAUGHT PRAYER WAS TO BE DONE IN THE PRIVACY OF ONE'S HOME
(NOT IN A "CHURCH")

Mat 6:5  And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues [sunagōgē, i.e., assemblies] and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:6  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet (Hebrew: A "Kuppah"), and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
HIS CLOSEST THEOLOGICAL AFFILIATION WAS WITH THE PHARISEES,
NOT HELLENISTS, NOT ROMANS, NOT GENTILES

JESUS FIRST COMES TO JOHN TO BE BAPTIZED
[among the Pharisees & Sadducees some of whom "convert" TO him]

Mat 3:7,13 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John,
HE HOLDS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE PHARISEE AS THE  STANDARD

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
DISCIPLES OF JOHN AND JESUS ARE COMPARED TO DISCIPLES OF PHARISEES

Mat 9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
THE MAJORITY OF HIS TEACHING DONE TO PHARISEES
[NOT SADDUCEES, ZEALOTS, HERODIANS]

Luk 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
Luk 11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
Luk 14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, [In cultural context this was a great honor - The "majority" of teaching & miracles done outside the original disciples were done among the Pharisees {that is why they are mentioned so often}]
HE "SILENCED" THE SADDUCEES IN DEBATE AND PHARISEES FLOCKED TO HEAR HIM

Matthew 22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Matthew 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
HE IDENTIFIED THE PHARISEES AS THE LEGITIMATE "SEAT OF MOSES"
[NOT THE SADDUCEES]

Matthew 23:2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:  
HE IDENTIFIED THE PHARISEES AS "RIGHTEOUS" AND "WHOLE", NOT "SICK"

Luk 5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
Luk 5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
Luk 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
HE USED THE HERMENEUTICAL PRINCIPLES TAUGHT BY PHARISEES

[not Sadducees]
Joh 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Joh 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; [NOTE: "Cannot be broken" means you cannot take one text at the expense of another- a karaite principle of reading scripture]

HE TAUGHT THE VIEW OF SCRIPTURE SHARED BY PHARISEES
[Not Sadducees]

Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. [Every letter had meaning]

PHARISEES INFORMED HIM OF CONSPIRACIES AGAINST HIM
AND HE SENT MESSAGES THROUGH THEM TO THE LEADERSHIP

Luk 13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox,
PHARISEES RECOGNIZED CHRIST WAS FROM GOD
[not Sadducees, Zealots, Herodians]

Joh 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
Joh 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, WE KNOW that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
THE PHARISEES DEFENDED HIS CLAIMS BEFORE THE SANHEDRIN

Joh 7:46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
Joh 7:47 Then answered them, Are ye also deceived?
Joh 7:50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
Joh 7:51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
Joh 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee?
THE PHARISEES RECOGNIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS MOVEMENT

Joh 12:18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
Joh 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
THE PHARISEES WERE AMONG THE EARLIEST BELIEVERS IN JERUSALEM

Act 15:4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
Act 15:5 But there rose up certain OF THE SECT OF THE PHARISEES WHICH BELIEVED, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
Act 15:6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
THE PHARISEES WERE THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTORS TO HIS CONVERSIONS

Act 26:5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I LIVED A PHARISEE.
Phi 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, A PHARISEE;
GAMELIEL, A FOUNDING FATHER OF RABBINICAL PHARISAISM WARNED AGAINST PERSECUTING

Act 5:34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;
Act 5:35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO AS TOUCHING THESE MEN.

THERE WAS IN FACT NO OTHER GROUP IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, AS CLOSELY AFFILIATED WITH THE REAL CHRIST!
A "CONVERTED" PHARISEE RABBI WROTE THE MAJORITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

Joh 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
Act 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
Act 18:7,8 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. (They went through "Mikvah" outside of the synagogue)

PETER WAS SENT TO JEWS

(10) Peter went to Babylonia [center of Talmudic studies] But also home of the 2nd largest karaite community in the world. (He never went to Rome as claimed)
1Pe 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth
 

CHRIST'S "JEWISH" RELIGIOUS TITLE

HE ACCEPTED THE SALUTATION OF "RABBI"

Joh 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, RABBI, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
Joh 1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, RABBI, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
Joh 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, RABBI, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Joh 6:25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, RABBI, when camest thou hither?
Mat 23:8 But be not ye called RABBI: for ONE IS YOUR RABBI, EVEN CHRIST; and all ye are brethren.
CHRIST GAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR JEWISH CONVERSIONS TO RABBIS

Joh 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
Joh 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him,  RABBI ...
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of WATER [MIKVAH]  AND  of THE SPIRIT [The Ruach], he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. [MIKVAH ALONE DOES NOT CONVERT]
Joh 3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Joh 3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
 

PAUL'S RELIGION WAS "JEWISH"

THE PHARISEES DEFENDED PAUL AGAINST THE SADDUCEES

Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, WE FIND NO EVIL IN THIS MAN: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, LET US NOT FIGHT AGAINST GOD.

PAUL WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN MISUNDERSTOOD IN HIS OWN DAY BY HIS OWN STUDENTS

2Pe 3:16  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
PAUL DID NOT TEACH THE TORAH WAS "WRONG" OR "EVIL"

1Ti 1:5  Now the end of the commandment (Mitzvah) is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
1Ti 1:6  From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
1Ti 1:7  Desiring to be teachers of the law (Torah); understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

PAUL DID TEACH THE TORAH WAS TO BE USED IN TEACHING

1Ti 1:8  But we know that the law (Torah) is good, if a man use it lawfully;
PAUL TAUGHT PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED WERE "TRUE JEWS"
(NOT "TRUE CHRISTIANS")

Rom 2:29  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Eph 2:11  Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Eph 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh ("kin") by the blood of Christ.
THE APOSTLES TAUGHT THE NEW COVENANT WAS MADE WITH JEWISH ISRAEL AS PROMISED

Heb 8:10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws (Torah) into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Heb 8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 8:13  In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.(The Levitical Priesthood of Moses & it's Temple which did in fact "vanish")
PAUL'S SERMONS WERE BASED ON JEWISH SCRIPTURE

Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, ...
Acts 7:42 ...as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, ..
Acts 13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, ...
Acts 13:33 ...as it is also written in the second psalm, ...
Acts 15:15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
Acts 23:5 ...that he was the high priest: for it is written, ...
Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:<<<
Romans 1:17 ...as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 2:24 ...as it is written.
Romans 3:4...as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations...
Romans 4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
Romans 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake...
Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, ...
Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion...
Romans 10:15 ...as it is written, How beautiful...
Romans 11:8 (According as it is written, ...
Romans 11:26 ...as it is written, There shall come out of Sion...
Romans 12:19 ... for it is written,...
Romans 14:11 For it is written, ...
Romans 15:3 ...as it is written, The reproaches of them ...
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:9 ...as it is written, For this cause I will confess ...
Romans 15:21 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of...
1Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise...
1Corinthians 1:31 That, according as it is written, ...
1Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, ...
1Corinthians 3:19 ...For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Corinthians 9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, ....
1Corinthians 9:10 ...this is written: that he that ploweth...
1Corinthians 10:7 ...as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, ...
1Corinthians 10:11 ...and they are written for our admonition, ...
1Corinthians 14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues...
1Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, ...
1Corinthians 15:54 ...that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
2Corinthians 4:13 ...according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
2Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, ...
2Corinthians 9:9 (As it is written, ...
Galatians 3:10 ...for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Galatians 3:13 ...for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Galatians 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, ...
Galatians 4:27 For it is written, ....
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

PAUL'S ETHNICITY WAS FROM THE JEWISH TRIBE OF BENJAMIN

The "tribe of Benjamin" had a continuing identity well into the middle ages among the sepherdim and the molonoes of Spain. NOTE:

            Romans 15:24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to
            you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my
            way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your
            company.

            Romans 15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed
            to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
PAUL MADE GENTILE CONVERTS TO JUDAISM, NOT "CHRISTIANITY"

Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit,

Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Act 19:34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

Act 21:39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

Act 22:3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel,
TRUE JUDAISM REQUIRES "FAITH" IN GOD OF ABRAHAM

Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the EUANGELLION of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; TO THE JEW FIRST, and also to the Greek.

Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: AS IT IS WRITTEN, The JUST shall live by FAITH.

Gen 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by THE FAITH OF Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Notice the term is "FAITH >OF< JESUS CHRIST".  The FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST was Jewish.
Gal 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Gal 3:7 Know ye therefore that THEY WHICH ARE OF FAITH, the same are the children of Abraham. [This is what JEWISH really IS]
Gal 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the EUANGELION unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Gal 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Gal 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

PAUL'S RELIGIOUS WORK WAS JEWISH IN PRACTICE

Act 18:3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.
PAUL was a TENT MAKER, by trade. It was required of a Rabbi to also have a trade.

            EASTON'S BIBLE DICTIONARY====================
            According to Jewish custom, however, he learned a trade before
            entering on the more direct preparation for the sacred
            profession. The trade he acquired was the making of tents from
            goats' hair cloth, a trade which was one of the commonest in
            Tarsus.
            ==============================================
CONVERTS OBSERVED THE ORIGINAL JEWISH PRACTICE OF FAITH IN THEIR HOMES
(NOT IN "CHURCHES")
Act 8:3- As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

Rom 16:5- Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

1Co 16:19- The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

Col 4:15- Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

1Ti 3:5- (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

Phm 1:2- And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:
 

THE "JEWISH" RELIGION OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

THEY CALLED THEIR "MOVEMENT" A REFORMATION OF JUDAISM
[NOT A NEW RELIGION]

Heb 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until  THE TIME OF REFORMATION .
"CONVERSION" WAS MAKING "MEMBERS" OF THE JEWISH "COMMONWEALTH"

Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were WITHOUT CHRIST, being ALIENS FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL, and STRANGERS FROM THE COVENANTS of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
CALLED THEMSELVES MEMBERS OF "THE TWELVE TRIBES"
(Rabbinical Jews Rejected 12 Tribe Existence Asserting the Tribe of Judah Only)

Jam 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: ...of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
2Co 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
THE 12 TRIBES (THE BASIS OF CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRATIC THEOCRACY IN ISRAEL)

Luk 2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

Rom 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Php 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
 

LANGUAGE PATTERNS IN NEW TESTAMENT ESTEEM JEWISH CULTURE, ETHNICITY & RELIGIOUS PRACTICES OVER GENTILES

The word GENTILES is mentioned 99 times in 91 Verses in the whole New Testament:
 
HOW MANY ARE POSITIVE? 16%
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Mat 12:21 - Gentiles will trust in him
Act 10:45 - Holy Spirit given to a Gentile
Act 11:1 - Gentiles recieve word of God
Act 13:48  - Some Gentiles believed
Act 28:28 - Gentiles may now be saved
Rom 2:14 - Gentiles keep law of conscience
Rom 3:9  - Gentiles really just like everybody else
Rom 9:30  - Gentiles attain righteousness by faith
Rom 15:10  - Gentiles rejoice with Jews
Rom 15:11 - Gentiles worship Jewish God
1Co 12:13 - All have 1 spirit in Christ
Gal 3:14 - Blessing of Abraham to Gentiles
Eph 3:1 - Paul sacrificed for Gentiles
Eph 3:6 - Gentiles fellow partakers
Col 1:27 - God made known among Gentiles
1Th 2:16 - Some Jews do not want Gentiles
HOW MANY ARE NEUTRAL? 35%
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Mat 4:15 - A prophecy
Joh 7:35 - Jews wonder if
Act 9:15 - Paul chosen to go
Act 13:42 - Gentiles wanted to hear
Act 13:47 - Paul a light to Gentiles
Act 14:27 - Tells Jewish Church
Act 15:3  - Jews happy Gentiles converting
Act 15:7 - Paul sent to Gentiles
Act 15:12  - Paul asked to report
Act 15:14 - Converting them prophesied
Act 15:17 - Converting them prophesied
Act 15:19 - Leave them be
Act 15:23 - Clarifies circumcision
Act 18:6  - Silas gives up on Jews, goes to Gents
Act 21:19 - Paul reports to Jews on progressive
Act 21:25 - Gentile conversion requirements
Act 22:21  - PAul sent to Gentiles
Act 26:23  - Christ will show light to Gentiles
Rom 1:13 - Rome like other Gentiles
Rom 3:29 - YHVH is over gentiles too
Rom 9:24  - Some Gentiles called
Rom 11:11 - Gentiles are used to provoke jealousy
Rom 11:13 - Paul speaks to Gentiles
Rom 15:9  - Gentile conversion prophesied
Rom 16:4  - Paul's personal sacrifice
1Co 10:32 - Don't offend people
Gal 2:2 - Paul called to Gentiles
Gal 2:8  - Paul called to Gentiles
Gal 2:12 - Peter was unsure about Gentiles
Gal 2:14 - Paul corrected Peter
Eph 3:8  - Paul is least, preaches to Gentiles
1Ti 2:7  - Paul teaches Gentiles
1Ti 3:16 - Believed on among Gentiles
2Ti 1:11  - Paul teaches Gentiles
2Ti 4:17 - Gentiles might hear through Paul
HOW MANY ARE NEGATIVE? 48%
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Mat 6:32 - Just seek materialism
Mat 10:5 - Don't even go to them
Mat 10:18 - God will give words against
Mat 12:18 - Christ will show them judgement
Mat 20:19 - Gentiles Mocked,Scourged & Crucified Christ
Mat 20:25 - Gentiles are brut authoritarians
Mar 10:33 - Christ handed over to Gentiles
Mar 10:42 - Gentiles Brut Authoritarians
Luk 2:32  - Gentiles are darkened w/o Israel's glory
Luk 18:32 - Gentiles will mock, spite, and spit on Christ
Luk 21:24 - Gentiles destroy God's city
Luk 22:25 - Gentiles are Brut Authoritarians
Act 4:27 - Gentiles crucified Christ
Act 7:45 - Joshua fought Gentiles
Act 11:18 - Surprised God would give to them
Act 13:46  - Judge yourselves unworthy
Act 14:2 - Gentiles side with unbelieving Jews
Act 14:5 - Rulers incited to stone Paul
Act 21:21 - Paul accused of undermining message
Act 26:17  - Paul is delivered from the Gentiles
Act 26:20  - Gentiles should repent
Rom 2:24 - Gentiles blaspheme name of God
Rom 11:12 - Don't get too proud Gentile
Rom 11:25 - Don't be concieted Gentile, you are temporary
Rom 15:12 - Christ's rule over Gentiles prophesied
Rom 15:16 - Gentiles are like an "offering"
Rom 15:18  - Gentiles are being made to be obedient
Rom 15:27 - Gentiles should send money
1Co 5:1   - Gentiles referenced for perversion
1Co 10:20 - Gentiles sacrifice to devils
1Co 12:2 - Gentiles worship dumb idols
Gal 2:15  - Gentiles by nature are sinners
Eph 2:11  - Gentiles are spiritually dead and walk in flesh
Eph 4:17 - Gentiles walk in vanity of their mind
1Th 4:5 - Gentiles walk in Lust
1Pe 2:12 - Gentiles speak against as evildoers
1Pe 4:3 - Gentiles walk in lust
3Jo 1:7 - Take nothing from the Gentiles
Rev 11:2 - Secrets of Temple Not Given To Them
EIGHTY THREE PERCENT OF THE TIME 83% "GENTILES"
ARE REFERRED TO IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
AS AN EITHER NEUTRAL OR NEGATIVE TERM!  83%!
 

HISTORY CONFIRMS IT WAS "JEWISH"

HISTORY CONFIRMS IT WAS A JEWISH MOVEMENT AND JUDAISM WAS IT'S RELIGION

QUOTE: The expulsion of the Jewish community from Rome caused a set back to the progress of Christianity in that city, for in A.D. 49 it appears to have been only a distinctive movement within Judaism that Christianity was known there. END QUOTE

- p. 21, F.F.Bruce, Jesus & Christian Origins Outside The New Testament,(c)1974, WM.B.Eerdmans Pub. Co.