If Jesus was a Jew and we are all suppose to follow in his footsteps, then why aren't we all Jews?
To Jews Jesus was not a messiah but a profit. He was Jewish but was not excepted by the stricter sect. He followed the Jewish religion to a certain extent but he associated with people that he should not have, and was accepting of more "sin" than he should have been. So the Jewish followers who kept with the old testament followings remained Jewish while those who did believe Jesus was the messiah not just a profit moved on to become Christians. A new religion was born. Some of the Jewish faith spills over into Christianity but Jews stop at the old testament and focus mostly on the Torah (first 5 books of the bible Old Testament) where as Christians focus more on the new testament the works of Christ and how he lead his life. We are not all Jewish but we all have a basis in the Jewish religion which Jesus followed. The same type of explination can be given when explaining the various splits of Christianity.
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Nov. 28, 2008
Jesus didn't call us to be Jews, but to be followers of Him. Since Jesus is the Messiah, He fulfilled the Jewish Law and He calls us to follow Him, not the Jewish religion. In fact the apostles criticised the Judaizers (Jewish Christians who preached that Gentiles must first be circumcised and become a Jew before they could become a Christian) for that very thing.
ps. the men who "wrote" the Bible were Jews.
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