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THE JUDAISM OF JESUS
The Messiah's Redemption of the Jews
... "We had hoped it was he [the Messiah] who would redeem Israel" ...in this quote from the Bible (Luke 24:21),where the name “Israel” refers to the Jewish people and the word "redeem" essentially means, "to rescue, liberate and restore," these were the words of grieving Jewish disciples of Jesus after his death; unaware that God had already resurrected Jesus from the dead and that he was alive walking next to them ─────────────────────────────────
The book, "THE JUDAISM OF JESUS: The Messiah's Redemption of the Jews" (ISBN # 978-1-4908-2973-9), whose cover image appears above, is now available to purchase at major U.S. and international booksellers. It is also available online at international bookseller sites and at U.S. sites such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the Publisher's website.
About the Author
J. ("Jay") CHRISTOPHER GARRISON is a seminary-trained theological researcher & writer. He is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary (Evangelical Covenant Church), located in Chicago, IL USA.
that the religion Jesus founded was not Gentile or called "Christianity." The name "Christianity" is not biblical; it is not found in the New Testament—a work authored by Jews who followed Jesus. However, the leading Jewish apostle of Jesus, Paul, does mention "Judaism" twice in the New Testament as the name of his religion as a Jew (see Galatians 1:13-14);
that as a form of Judaism, the religion Jesus founded revolved around the Hebrew Bible concept of “B'rit Hadashah,” meaning “New Covenant.” This Hebrew concept first appeared in the writings of Jeremiah, one of the great prophets of Judaism (see, Jeremiah 31:31 and compare with the words of Jesus in Luke 22:20);
that to achieve the full task which Jews have expected of their Messiah—of redeeming Israel and completing Gentile world salvation—there have been three separate stages in the work of Jesus the Messiah: (1) the Atonement & Resurrection stage; (2) the Gentile stage (represented by two thousand years of Gentile Christianity); and (3) the Jewish stage (or “Jewish Redemption Era”) that is now ongoing;
that the Messiah’s prophecy on Jerusalem and on the completion (or “fulfillment”) of his Gentile (or “Christian”) stage was fulfilled on June 7, 1967, the day Gentiles (or non-Jews) lost control of Jerusalem to the Jews—see, Luke 21:24 NIV: “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles [or Gentile stage] are fulfilled.” Hence, the God of the Jews has made the June 7, 1967 event symbolic of the official end of the Messiah’s “Christian” (or Gentile stage), as well as the time he formally placed biblical history in a "post-Christian" era;
that Paul predicted that once the Messiah’s Gentile (or “Christian”) stage had reached its “fullness” of completion, it would be followed by a Jewish era where the salvation and redemption (or restoration to right standing) of the Jewish people would take place—see from Paul in Romans 11:25-26 NASB: “A partial hardening [against the Messiah] has happened to Israel until the fullness [or times] of the Gentiles has come in [which occurred on June 7, 1967]; and so [or, ‘then’] all Israel will be saved.” Hence, as of June 7, 1967, biblical history is now officially in the Messiah's final (Jewish or Jewish Redemption era or stage) just prior to the Messiah's return;
that as one of several remarkable signs confirming that the Messiah’s Jewish Redemption Era is currently ongoing—on April 5, 2012, CNN cable news reported online an emerging Jewish reconciliation with and acceptance of Jesus as follows:
for their part, tended largely to ignore Jesus. That's changing now.
In the past year, a spate of Jewish authors, from the popular to the
rabbinic to the scholarly, have wrestled with what Jews should think
about Jesus. And overwhelmingly, they are coming up with positive
answers, urging their fellow Jews to learn about Jesus, understand him
and claim him as one of their own"
(see, "Jews reclaim Jesus as one of their own").
that with “the times of the Gentiles (or Christianity)” officially over in biblical history, why Gentile followers of the Messiah need now to make the necessary adjustments to re-orient themselves to the new Jewish era and reality that is now on the rise according to God’s will;
other topics of vital relevance to our present transitional era—from
Gentile-Christian to Jewish-centered times—where world history is
quickly reaching a tumultuous
climax... centered on the Jews, Jesus the Messiah and the Messiah’s “New
Covenant Judaism” as the winning side of end-time history.
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