“Former U.S. presidential candidate Michele Bachmann delivered an emotional mea culpa on Sunday (13/5/18) for previous statements that caused great offense to the Jewish community.” Haaretz
In 2015 Bachmann said in an interview..
Bachmann called Israel “a miracle of the hand of God,” but also noted that its Jewish citizens should convert as soon as possible because the Rapture is drawing near.
“We recognize the shortness of the hour,” Bachmann says in audio captured by the website Right Wing Watch. “And that’s why we as a remnant want to be faithful in these days and do what it is that the Holy Spirit is speaking to each one of us, to be faithful in the Kingdom and to help bring in as many as we can — even among the Jews — share Jesus Christ with everyone that we possibly can because, again, he’s coming soon.” nymag.com
When are Christians going to realise that for a Jew to convert to Jesus he or she must die to everything he is as a Jew? Just ask Paul the Jewish Apostle.
There is no hanging on to one’s previous life as a Jew. In Christ Jesus THERE IS NO JEW OR GENTILE…but only a NEW CREATION.
There is NO MERIT whatsoever in being a Jew when it comes to one’s standing with God.
The ONLY merit we have, whether we be religious Jews or a “good-person” Gentile is the right standing gained through faith in Jesus Christ–Yeshua ha Meschiac.
Today we have Christians afraid of offending Jews to the point where they let go of the Gospel and become confused.
It won’t be long before Jews begin converting Christians en mass. Christians are ripe for this backward step.
If you are trusting in any way at all in your own abilities to please God then you will be easily seduced and persuaded to convert to Judaism.
I remember Christians talking about a Jew becoming a believer in Yeshua as a fulfilled Jew. But now I suspect that many many Christians want to go the other way. They want to become Jewish so that they can be part of God’s chosen people.
The sad thing is though…the New Testament tells us plainly that we are God’s chosen people through FAITH IN HIS SON JESUS.
1Pe 2:4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
1Pe 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1Pe 2:6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHIEF CORNERSTONE, ELECT, PRECIOUS, AND HE WHO BELIEVES ON HIM WILL BY NO MEANS BE PUT TO SHAME.”
1Pe 2:7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE,”
1Pe 2:8 and “A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE.” They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
1Pe 2:10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Once a person comes to faith in Jesus he or she becomes a member of the chosen generation or people of God. You and I become a part of a holy nation in Jesus the Messiah. This is not speaking about Jews by natural birth but those who become Jews inwardly, by the Spirit, not by man’s work, but by God’s!
Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh;
Rom 2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
Notice that Peter quotes Isaiah 8:14 about Messiah being a stumbling stone and an offense to Israel.
Yes..Jesus is offensive to Israel–to Jews. His preaching offended them 2000 years ago..and it still will today if any dare to preach it to Jews as He did.
Why is the message of Yeshua offensive?
Peter also quoted Isaiah saying “BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHIEF CORNERSTONE, ELECT, PRECIOUS, AND HE WHO BELIEVES ON HIM WILL BY NO MEANS BE PUT TO SHAME.“
The Jews seek to establish their own righteousness based upon their religious efforts at law keeping.
They reject God’s free gift of righteousness choosing their own filthy efforts instead.
They refuse to give up their own righteousness.
They refuse to see that their own righteousness is a sham–filthy rags Isaiah called it.
Also…they do not want a Messiah who teaches and models loving one’s enemies….they want a Messiah who will kill their enemies.
They do not want a gentle man, a friend of sinners and tax collectors….they want a harsh Pharisaical Messiah who will enforce the strictness of the Rabbinical law upon those deemed sinners.
The Apostle’s of the Lord Yeshua were hated in the first century only by those people who offended by the free gift of grace through Jesus Christ. Nothing has changed.
Again they need to hear the word of the Lord Yesua–either fall upon this Rock of offense or it will fall upon you and crush you to powder.
Either way God is gonna get you because he loves you too much to let you go on missing out.
If you think you can have all without having Jesus—you are deluded and have nothing.
John said Whoever denies the Son(Yeshua) does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son(Yeshua) has the Father also. 1Jn 2:23
That is offensive to a religious Jew….they say they have God…but John the Beloved disciple tells the truth in saying if they do not acknowledge Jesus God’s SOn…then they DO NOT HAVE THE FATHER EITHER!!
So do not be deceived my brethren and stop fearing those who would want you to convert to their backward step–old covenant works which none of them keep anyway.
Heb 10:35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
Heb 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
Heb 10:37 “FOR YET A LITTLE WHILE, AND HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME AND WILL NOT TARRY.
Heb 10:38 NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; BUT IF ANYONE DRAWS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.”
Heb 10:39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
Do not draw back or be drawn back to outward trust in law keeping. No one shall be justified by the works of the Law–NO ONE!! The only way to be justified before God is through faith in Jesus Christ…matters not your genealogy.