Should You Convert to Judaism?
By Shlomo Phillips © 09.26.2013
Only you can decide that.
My investigations have convinced me:
If I can be of assistance in your process let me know.
- That a first century Jewish teacher (be that Y'shua, his disciples or theirs) would not possibly have accepted the majority of essential Christian dogmas, especially the Nicene Creed.
- That Y'shua clearly said "salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22), that the rabbis maintain the authority of Moshe (Matthew 23:1-3) and that not so much as a yud would ever be removed from the requirements of Torah observance (Matthew 5:18).
- That the New Testament itself warns that the original sect was being taken over by heretics and non-Jews (Revelation 2:9, 3:9 etc).
- That by the Second Century most of the movement had been seriously paganized.
- That by the third and fourth centuries the Way sect no longer existed, having been replaced by the Nicolaitan heresies (essentially the universal -- Latin: "catholic": inclusive of the Roman, Constantinople and Eastern versions) -- Church.
- That the Anglican and Protestant reformations merely reformed the Universal Church. They had no intention (nor in most cases the knowledge) to restore the original Jewish sect of Y'shua and his talmidim (students).
- That God is merciful and looks at the heart, hence:
A: It is better to sincerely 'believe' as an uninformed Christian who stands with Israel than to come into accurate knowledge and yet remain within the Church (Joshua 24:15).
B: That one does not have to convert to Judaism to properly worship HaShem. One can embrace the Noahide path. Formal conversion to Judaism is a fine thing but is only one of two proper responses for one who wishes to obey biblical counsel.
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