RealityCheckTV 25: Leaving Yeshua for Traditional Judaism

RealityCheckTV 25: Leaving Yeshua for Traditional Judaism


[intro music] Shalom and welcome to Reality Check! Today,
I want to discuss a troubling trend: People who are leaving Yeshua and the New Testament
and clinging instead to traditional Judaism. There’s nothing wrong with traditional Judaism;
it’s the foundation of our knowledge of YHWH and it’s where we find Torah – God’s Divine
Instruction in Righteousness – without which we would have NO blueprint for moral, holy
living. But suddenly we have many Christians who have
found their way to Torah and are now out there allowing themselves to be pulled away from
the WHOLE Truth – and led into traditional Judaism, which rejects the Messiah Yeshua
and the New Testament! This trend is disturbing, in part, because
it’s a matter of the blind leading the blind. Jews are blind to the fact that there’s a
“rest of the story” which includes our Messiah Yeshua; and Christians have been blinded all
their lives into thinking that Torah (which they erroneously refer to as “the law”) was
only for the Jews. Torah shows us how to be holy and set apart for Him; and God never
said that only the Jews were to be holy, did He? …And He certainly never said that Christians
would have different rules that suggested they have to do nothing but “believe in Jesus.”
There is MORE to the story, but it seems most can’t grasp this fact.
So, it is mind boggling to discover this whole new movement by people who – instead of reading
the Bible for themselves and consulting the Holy Spirit to guide them – have allowed themselves
to be swayed to the “other side of the pendulum” by the likes of big name teachers and very
knowledgeable rabbis – such as the names you see on the screen. Don’t misunderstand me:
There is nothing wrong with teaching Torah and discussing the Tanakh – the “Old Testament”
– and it’s understandable that Jews believe they are obeying God who constantly warned
them to stay away from paganism and not to “follow other gods” ….The problem is, they
refuse to see that Yeshua IS their long-awaited Messiah and that He’s not some “other god”, and they
feel compelled to spend much of their time and energy “debunking” Him and anything that
smacks of New Testament… AND they have successfully managed to cause believers in Messiah Yeshua
to REJECT Him as well. By doing that they are “walkin’ on the fightin’ side of me” as
Merle Haggard put it in one of his country songs. Google these people and see for yourself
how much time they spend on criticizing those of us who believe in the WHOLE of the Bible!
And some are downright MEAN about it – especially the FORMER Christians and Messianics who have
been duped into thinking they have finally found GOD’s Truth! Take a look at some of
these posters we found on the Internet! It’s clear people who dare make posters like
this not only no longer have the Holy Spirit within, but they may have committed the only
unforgivable sin – which is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit – see Matthew 12:30-32 and
Mark 3:22-30! I know from experience that these people will eat you alive with sarcasm
and viciousness whenever you dare challenge them! They will give you an “Old Testament”
concussion using plenty of scorn, mockery, contempt and double-talk, while forbidding
YOU to use NEW Testament scriptures in your correspondence with them – because, to them,
the New Testament is a fairytale. Now, traditional Jews and their converts don’t
mind sending you to the Talmud – the “written Oral Torah” – which is a collection of ancient
discussions and writings ABOUT the Torah passed down by the sages – those who spent a lifetime
studying the Word of God as they sought answers to their myriad questions. Rabbis know the
Talmud, but MOST new converts have never even read it – yet they will attempt to argue its
virtues… Just don’t YOU ever dare mention that nasty “New Testament” stuff that talks
about Jesus – never mind that the entire New Testament refers back to, and ties in with
the Torah! They will also try to use against you their twisted conclusions about the writings
of Paul – which the new converts to Judaism didn’t understand in their Christian church
days and which now, despite all their “new wisdom” they still cannot understand or comprehend
– yet now they’ll sneer and try to browbeat you into thinking that Paul was anti-Torah,
and therefore his writings are null and void – never mind that Paul constantly declared
that YHWH is ONE and that His Torah is to be obeyed by ALL!
It’s a true dilemma – and it’s very sad that most people seem unable to “come to YHWH like
little children” as outlined in Matthew 18:3, putting aside their limited human mindsets
and learning from the Holy Spirit. But it seems, there’s really nothing you can do about
it, except to pray for these people who have allowed themselves to be duped into leaving
the WHOLE Truth, and suddenly they feel compelled to try to drag you down with them. There are
plenty of scriptures that warn us about the wolves and end times false teachers and preachers,
and Matthew 7:13-14 tells us MOST will NOT be taking that narrow gate that leads to life…
So, be careful to examine everything – including what traditional Jews and their converts try
to tell you! Please join me next time as we begin to debunk some of the things THEY espouse! [music and credits]

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