One of the major errors of religious people, is to blame the death of Jesus on the Jewish people. Still the Bible confirms that many Jews believed in Him.
Often you can hear claimed to be Christians,say they don’t support the state of Israel, because the Jews don’t believe in Jesus.
And some people will even say that the Jews “rejected Jesus”, and therefore “god” abandoned them.
The Bible clearly confirms that many of his fellow Jews believed that He was the Messiah. His supporters among the Jews were so many, that the High priest and religious authorities were worried.
Here are some examples, from the gospel according to John.
Still, many in the crowd believed in him. They said, ‘When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man?
Even as he spoke, many believed in him.
Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;
There are many people, who use the Bible for whatever purpose. Among them, people who use the name of Jesus to promote some kind of religious ideology. Like the replacement theology, the idea that all the promises to the Jewish people got transferred to the Church, because of the unbelief of “the Jews”. This is a major error, that leads to death and destruction. The very prof that these false teachers are wrong, is the existence of Messianic Jews. People from the house of Israel who believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah. They follow the Biblical Jewish calendar, the same the Messiah followed. They celebrate the sabbath from Friday evening onwards, and joint non-believing Israelis in taking a day off during the Biblical feats.
Judaism can never be a false religion. Following a false “Christ” can. A “Jesus” who is not upholding his eternal promises to the people of Israel, is a typical antichrist. A false Messiah, who leads people astray and towards the abyss. Judaism without acknowledging the true Messiah, is an incomplete faith system. The moment any Jew, acknowledge that Yeshua is the Messiah, Messianic Judaism has become complete. The person is still of Jewish origin, and most likely a citizen of the state of Israel. But he has become Messianim, a follower of the Son of God.
Be sure you have not been deceived to follow a false Messiah.
If you need anyone to blame for the death of Jesus, blame me. My sins drove Him to the cross. He died in my place.
Written by Ivar