The biggest question that I have received in my life is what denomination or religion are you? I always answer that I am simply Christian. Then they will follow up with, why do you celebrate Jewish holidays then, are you Jewish? Or on the flip side I have had Jewish people ridicule me for associating “their traditions and symbols” with Jesus. Jews do not like me associating their culture with Jesus, (who was a Jew might I add), and Christians cannot seem to understand why I would celebrate a Jewish holiday if I am Christian, after all many Christians blame Jews for the death of Jesus. Then when Christians realize that I do not celebrate Christmas or easter they immediately tell me that does not seem Christian. So what am I then? Again, I am simply a believer in Jesus. I believe that the bible from Genesis to Revelations is the true, undivided word of God. There is one page that I would suggest to everyone to rip out of their bible, it’s the page that divides the Old Testament with the New Testament. I love the way I have heard it from other pastors, the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament Revealed. There are about 33,000 denominations of Christianity today, and not one of them has everything right. I consider myself a Berean, (Acts 17:11), someone that challenges everything that I hear and I read scripture daily to see if what I have heard is true. We must test everything, we cannot rely on the pastor, the pope, the reverend or the rabbi or whoever is presenting a message to be the true Word of God. We must let the scripture define what the Word of God is. As for the Christians that do believe that the Old Testament and the Law is done away with then I have some questions: In Act’s 17:11 and II Timothy 3:16, when the writers refer to scripture what scripture are they talking about? Just for your information the New Testament had not been written yet.. In Matthew 5:18, it says, “18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” If the law is done away with then why is heaven and earth still present? But just to give you a glimpse of the future it does pass away, Revelation 21:1, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” What does Jesus mean in the verse, Matthew 5:17 when he says he came not abolish the law or the prophets? Why are we commanded to keep the Feast of Tabernacles in the future? Zechariah 14:16, “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.” Now as for the Jew’s today I have different reasons on why I believe they have not accepted Jesus as their Messiah. First off, Jew’s today view Christianity as nothing but pagan, because they celebrate Christmas, Easter and Sunday Church, something that God has warned his people time and time again not to do. The Jews are waiting for a conquering King, not a suffering servant. We must point them to the scriptures that lead them to understanding the pattern of prophecy that Jesus comes in two parts. For instance the story of Joseph is a powerful message in that his brothers rejected him, and Joseph suffered on the part of his family and after years and years Joseph becomes the one that is able to heal their land from famine. This story of Joseph also reveals so much of the House of Judah staying in covenant with God versus the House of Israel does not and God eventually divorces them from his covenant. Matthew 15:24, “ But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Jesus came for the House of Israel the first time so that they could be grafted back into the covenant with God and the House of Judah. I pray that I am right in my theory that when Jesus returns every Jew will know that he is King and Lord of all! Romans 14:11, “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Until then pray for one another, study intently every morning and evening, seeking truth in the scripture. I pray that anything I have written that is not the will of God that it falls dead at your sight and does not bear bad fruit. Amen.