These are the differences between the beliefs of the Jewish scriptures vs. the beliefs of the New Testament, to show to that Christianity DID NOT spring up out of Judaism.
1) The "messiah" of Judaism is like every other messiah that comes before him (for there were
many genuine Jewish messiahs), he actually has to be anointed with oil by a prophet or a
high priest, yet Jesus was never anointed.
All the genuine messiahs of Judaism are all of the kings and high priests. Thus, Aaron was
the firsr messiah among the Priests and King Saul was the first messiah regarding
2) The messiah of Judaism is only a man, yet the New Testament says that he is a heavenly
being in the flesh.
3) The messiah of Judaism does not pre-exist before being actually conceived in the womb.
Yet, one of the fundamental beliefs in the NT is that Jesus pre-existed.
4) The messiah of Judaism must be conceived naturally through sex. Yet, two gospels
(Matthew and Luke) go into great lengths to tell their readers that Jesus was conceived
without Joseph's seed and that Joseph had nothing to do with Jesus' conception.
5) As mentioned, the messiah of Judaism does not pre-exist before actually being conceived.
Yet, not only does Jesus "pre-exist," but he also created the heavens and the earth (John 1:2,
Col 1:16 and Heb 1:2).
6) The messiah of Judaism does not usher in a "new" covenant, rather he enforces the existing
covenant, the law of Moses.
7) The messiah of Judaism does not die in order to take away sins. Yet, this is the whole theme
of the entire NT, of every single book.
8) The messiah of Judaism must only promote Jewish theology. Yet, in the New Testament
Jesus is found promoting Greek or Hellenistic beliefs.
9) The messiah of Judaism will not only reign, but the Temple will exist at the time. Yet, in the
New Testament Jesus died, was never anointed, let alone ever becoming a king and then the
Temple was actually destroyed.
10) The messiah of Israel is not divine, eternal, nor have anything to do with HaShem's qualities,
nor is the Jewish messiah HaShem's "words." Yet, in the New Testament Jesus is said to be
God in the flesh, divine, the maker of heaven and earth and obviously a pre-existent being.
11) The God of Israel is only a single Person that is a heavenly spirit. Yet, the New Testament
promotes the trinity. That the Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God.
12) In Judaism, the God of Israel does not have a son, yet all through the NT, practically in every
book, Jesus is not only the Son of God, but also the ONLY begotten Son.
13) The messiah of Judaism must teach and promote the Torah, yet Jesus sins against the
Torah several times and promotes things that are diametrically opposed to it and takes
scripture out of context.
14) A new wave of Christians are growing that call themselves "messianic" or to be a part of
some new "Hebrew Roots" movement. They are anti-Torah, yet they claim to love the Torah.
Instead of calling the New Testament, "The New Testament," they prefer to call it the
"Renewed Covenant," even though Jesus and the authors of the epistles call it a "new"
covenant. To prove that it was a "New" covenant and not a "Renewed" covenant, let me say
this... In the Tanach when real holy men thereof renewed their vows to keep the Torah, they
NEVER offered up human blood. Yet, Jesus claims that this "new" covenant was in his own
blood. This would most definitely make it a "New Type" of covenant, something our fathers
would have not known. Christianity and the New Testament is utter paganism.
15) When a sin offering is given in the Jewish scriptures, it only applies to sins of the past or for
sins that "were" committed. A sin offering that "was" offered can never be used for a sin that
"will" take place or that might take place in the future. Sin offerings were always of animals.
Humans sacrifices were never allowed, for that is an abomination in the Tanach.
Yet, according to the New Testament, the New Testament promotes a New Type of sin
offering, for this sin offering (Jesus) is not only a human sacrifice, but also for any and every
sin that might be committed after his death.
This is totally against the Torah and its teachings on many levels.
16) The subject of a "immediate" spiritual life after one dies...
The Torah and the Tanach teach that there is "no" immediate spiritual life after one dies.
You can click here to read this long paper I wrote up concerning "What goes on after
The New Testament, however, constantly promotes a doctrine that goes against the Tanach
in that there is a immediate spiritual life after one dies.
This is found in, at least, five places...
a) Luke 16:19-31
b) Luke 23:43
c) 2 Cor 5:6-8
d) 1 Peter 3:18-19
e) Rev 6:9-11
17) Subject: Pre-destination...
The Tanach does not teach an outright belief in pre-destination. What it teaches is that
mankind has a free-will to be whatever they want to be, whether that be good or bad.
However, HaShem might, at times, interject Himself in the affairs of mankind and so cut
off the wicked or their plans. The righteous, however, He blesses. If He wants to do
something in the affairs of mankind, He sometimes will let a prophet know His plans or
what He is about to carry out; Or, what He plans to do in the far future for the sake of
righteousness. In other words, He does not pre-destine that people turn out good or
turn-out evil. At the overall end of things, however, He has planned that righteousness and
holiness shall prevail, but not those who will be there.
The New Testament, however, promotes a belief in a complete "pre-destination" plan of all
things. Where people only "seem" to have a free-will, yet do not. This is seen in 'Romans'
"... For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7. Neither, because they are the seed of
Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8. That is, They
which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of
the promise are counted for the seed. 9. For this is the word of promise, At this time will I
come, and Sara shall have a son. 10. And not only this; but when Rebecca also had
conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; 11. (For the children being not yet born,
neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might
stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 12. It was said unto her, The elder shall serve
the younger. 13. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. 14. What shall
we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. 15. For he saith to Moses, I
will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have
compassion. 16. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God
that sheweth mercy. 17. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose
have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be
declared throughout all the earth. 18. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have
mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet
find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20. Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest
against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me
thus? 21. Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel
unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22. What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and
to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to
destruction: 23. And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of
mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24. Even us, whom he hath called, not of
the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"
Paul totally takes out of context the words of the Tanach in order to promote this doctrine.
He also contradicts himself, when he later on says, "O man, who art thou that repliest
against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me
thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel
unto honour, and another unto dishonour?" Yet, earlier says, "What shall
we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid."
If HaShem made people for wrath, even before they were born, then He would be a
promoter of evil, sin and transgression. However, He does not carve out people lives for
sin, nor for evil. The whole point of giving the commandments would also be rendered
meaningless. For they are strictly based on free-will and one is punished based on if he
or she freely chooses to sin.
18. According to the New Testament a woman cannot be "saved" unless she bears children. For
here is the passage, "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the
transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith
and charity and holiness with sobriety...," 1 Timothy 2:14-15.
This is totally against the teachings of the Torah. "Life in the age to come" for a woman is not
dependant on whether or not she has children, but whether or not she keep the righteous
commandments of the Torah.
19. According to the New Testament, a "non-believer" can be saved through the merits of their
"If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him
not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be
pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by
the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children
unclean; but now are they holy...," 1 Cor 7:12-14.
This is totally against the teachings of the Tanach. For according to the Tanach, every
person is judged by their own merits, not the merits of others.
"The end of the matter, all having been heard: fear God, and keep His commandments; for
this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into the judgment concerning
every hidden thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil (Ecc 12)."
All of these teachings, as you can see go against the Torah. Thus, it is IMPOSSIBLE for a Christian, a messianic, or a Hebrew roots practitioner to be really “Torah Observant,” or have “life in the age to come.”
Come to Judaism, HaShem is calling.
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