I see a rising tide of people today who want to use the Jewishness of Jesus to defend their own legalistic requirements of observing the Jewish law. The logic goes like this:
- Jesus was Jewish.
- If we are followers of Jesus, we should act like Jews too.
- Jews (and Jesus) obeyed the law, and so should we.
But no Jewish person would ever tell you this, including Jesus and Paul. Neither one said anything of the sort in Scripture.
Even today, Jews do not teach that in order to please God, a Gentile must convert to Judaism and follow the Jewish Law.
read more… Should You Become Jewish? – Till He Comes.