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v. pros·e·ly·tized, pros·e·ly·tiz·ing, pros·e·ly·tiz·es
1. To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith.
2. To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.
To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another.
I remember several years ago listening to a Rabbi share concerning the prophet Moses. Everything that he was sharing mirrored my understanding of Jesus (Yeshua) I was awestruck at how he was literally repeating the Gospel message or Besorah found with in the Holy Scriptures:
I asked him, "Sir, how is it that you cannot see the Son of God in your presentation?" He replied, "How is it that you cannot see your Jesus is really Moshe"? Rabbi, have you ever read the New Testament?" No I have not was his response. He asked, "Are you at all familiar the Talmud?"
I began to share with him what I did know concerning the Mishna and the Gemara...Babylonian writings, and oral traditions found with in Rabbinic Judaism. I expounded on the Babylonian writings and what was born during the captivity of Israel in the absence of the Temple of Yahweh long desecrated by the Hebrews...[for disobedience to both the Torah and their own interpretative laws I might add.] He was surprised however, I only have a surface understanding and from an historical perspective. I am not Jewish, nor do I want to be Jewish, nor do I think Rabbinic Judaism is born of God...Equally, I don't think that Catholicism and Christianity are birthed of our God as well.
Personally, I think and will continue to say, "When Adam first became aware of life he did not see a Vatican Christian or a Rabbinic Jew." No offense to either camp is intended. I think that our Great, Amazing Creator is large enough to accommodate what we have gleaned from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. Furthermore, I think our Creator is capable of maintaining what he is communicating to all of what is now created as the plan of our redemption from wrong choices is overcome.
So......If the Jewish Rabbi cannot convince anyone of our God then he fails. If the Christian Pastor cannot convince anyone of our Savior then he too, fails.....
I have friends who have learned so much about what our Jewish brothers have been teaching that it becomes relatively easy to then convince them that our Messiah was never born of a virgin. Likewise, I know Jewish men and women who have always believed in the death, burial, and Resurrection of Yeshua. Most of the Jewish people that I have met are Jewish because of tradition and heritage...Not because of the Holy Scriptures. Many Christians that I have known over the past 37 years are Christians due to tradition, not because of the Holy Scriptures. And so it goes!
Many Jewish teachers of the Bible have never read the "New Testament" written by the hand of their Jewish brothers. They refer to these verses as the "Christian Bible" Likewise, many Christians have never read the "Old Testament" Many refer to this as the part of the Bible that is now, "Fulfilled!" And so it goes!
The Jews call my Savior, 'The J-Man" and many Christians refer to the Jews as "Blind!"When talking to many Jewish folks they have said to me, "You know more about the Holy Scripture than do most Jews" I always find this odd however, historically, it is true. Many Christians are literally...and I mean literally as dumb as is concrete when it comes to historical anything. I call this not only blind but with no eyes! It is simply the truth....After 8 years of having this discussion...well, you can be offended if you must! It is unbelievably true nonetheless.
This fact is hard for Christians to contend with! I have noticed consistently much of the faith is emotional as opposed to factual concerning the Jewishness of our Savior. With many in Judaism, a lack of trust due to hundreds of years of persecution, murder and antisemitism directed at them from just about every people group in history is very, very real. The hellish history of Catholicism/Christianity against anything Jewish is as intrinsic to Jewish people as is peanut butter to Jelly. The blood of millions of their ancestors cries out of the earth as a direct result of the "J-Man!" And so it goes!
[I don't care for this individual not because of what he shares but because he is a Jerk in my opinion!]
The area of agreement is therefore almost ignored between the two monotheistic religious practices.
But what does the Sovereign command:
Leviticus 19:18 "'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.
Leviticus 19:34 The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.
Matthew 22:37-39 [Aramaic translation] Yeshua said to him, “You shall love THE LORD YEHOVAH your God from all your heart and from all your soul and from all your power and from all your mind. This is the great and the first commandment. And the second which is like it is, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commands depend all The Written Law and The Prophets.”
As long as we call the believing Jews "Blind" and as long as the Jews call those of us who believe in the virgin birth of our Savior "Pagans" The proselytization of religious laws must be promulgated because one has to prove to the other, right or wrong! In my opinion, the knowledge of the tree of Good and Evil provides the kindling needed to cause the flames of chaos to burn bright between both people, thus nullifying the scriptures presented in this post.
It becomes very clear to me why the Mochiach or Messiah of Israel, who themselves have been scattered, who have lost both temples, and who are persecuted throughout the earth will teach Torah from Jerusalem. The Christian world is watching the fall of the nation of America..."One nation, Under God, with Liberty, and Justice for all" is broke, busted and damn near Sodom & Gomorrah revived! This land and people will also need to "come up to Israel so that the Sovereign can teach to us his ways.
And so it goes!
Micah 4:2-3 Many nations will go and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For out of Zion will go forth the law, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem; and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more.
Is it any wonder why He will have to do this?The concept for him has always been Redemption and "fruitful and multiply" This was not exclusive to the nation of Israel but to all of the nation(s) that are created
Israel, You are meant to be a light to the nations....hear and obey!