Jesus was not Jewish.
This doesn’t mean he hated Jews. He was like you and me. That’s what the Bible says.
Being like you and me, he was one-half jungle and one-half Garden. So he was Jewish on his mother’s side and Holy Spirit on his Father’s side.
It’s an important point.
Jesus did not come to Earth to confirm Judaism, nor was he a forerunner for Mohammed.
Yes, we must understand that Jesus did not establish his message in order to create a third generation for Abraham. He said quite clearly that “before Abraham was, he existed.”
He pre-dated the Patriarch of Judaism and the Muslim faith.
Why is that important?
Because Christianity is here to bring peace to the Earth, not pick a side in the fight.
Until we purify the Christian message, we will miss the essence of the struggle in the early church, when Paul told the leadership that they needed to stop acting so damned Jewish. The message needed to survive Jerusalem so that it would be well-understood in Hoboken and Siberia.
So if we’re going to be like Jesus, we must purify the mission in the following seven ways:
1. I am not political.
Whoever is the next President will be my President and I will honor him or her with my prayers.
2. I am not religious.
The simple truth is, God loves me and there’s no act of contrition or worship that will make that any better.
3. I am not a skin color.
God has vision for only one thing: He sees my passion because He looks on my heart.
4. I am not a culture.
The whole Earth is the Lord’s–therefore I am part of His greater vision, not His local flavor.
5. I am not confined to my nuclear family.
Even though I love my offspring, my real family is anyone who is interested in pursuing the Kingdom of God.
6. I am not afraid.
Fear weakens my love, so I choose good cheer as my refuge.
7. I am not better than anyone else.
There are no chosen people, just people who choose well.
Until the message of Jesus is purified as the “repairer of the breach” for mankind’s misunderstanding, we will be tempted to pick sides and will wage a political conflict…instead of welcoming a human unity.