ARE YOU JEWISH?

 

“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:2).

“Are you Jewish?” The young man asked me. “No, I’m not,” I answered. “Well, you look a little Jewish,” and he muttered something about my nose as he walked away. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a Jewish nose, did you? God’s word tells us that we can’t know if someone is Jewish from their appearance. It says, “A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly; nor is circumcision only outward and physical. A man is a Jew if he is one inwardly and circumcision is circumcision of the heart by the spirit, not by written code.” (Romans 8:28). God’s word goes on to say, “But now a righteousness from God, apart from the law, has been made known. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe” (Roman’s 3:21-22). “The law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).

We owe a great debt to the Jewish people. Through them, we received the Law and the Law was, and is, good, but the Law cannot save. Also, never let us forget as Christians, the disciples were Jews and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was a Jew.

To hate or discriminate against Jews or any other group of people, is a clear indication that you do not have the mind or the heart of Jesus. I hope you do not do it, or even listen to anyone who does.

 

Robert Wilkerson is a minister, Christian author, and co-founder of People For the Christian Way. drbobwilkerson@bellsouth.net

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