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It's Jewish
Uriah Smith (circa mid to late 1800's)
[Some words have been changed without changing the context or meaning.]
When we present G-d's holy law, And arguments from scripture draw, Objectors say, to pick a flaw, 'It's Jewish.'

Though at the first Most High blessed And sanctified His day of rest, The same belief is still expressed, 'It's Jewish.'

Though with the world this rest began, And thence through all Scriptures ran, And Yeshua said "'twas made for man"--
'It's Jewish.'

Though not with Jewish rites,
which passed, But with the moral law 'twas classed, Which must exist while time shall last,
'It's Jewish.'

If from the Bible we present
The Sabbath's meaning and intent, This answers every argument--
'It's Jewish.'

Though the disciples, Luke and Paul, continue still this rest to call the 'Sabbath day', this answers all: 'It's Jewish.'

The good news teacher's plain expression, That "Sin is of the law's transgression," Seems not to make the least impression--
'It's Jewish.'

They love the rest of man's invention, But if the L-RD's day we mention, This puts an end to all contention: 'It's Jewish.'

O ye who thus G-D's day abuse, Simply because 'twas kept by Jews, The Saviour, too, you must refuse, He's Jewish!

The Scriptures, then, we may expect For the same reason you'll reject; For if you will but recollect, They're Jewish!

Thus the apostles, too, must fall;
For Andrew, Peter, James, and Paul, Thomas, Matthew, John, and all were Jewish!

So to your helpless state resign
Yourself in wretchedness to pine; Salvation, surely you'll decline, It's Jewish!

-- Taken from: http://www.geocities.com/lindas_website/Glory.htm--

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The Law:
In Hebrew the word is Torah, which means revealed instruction:

Romans 3:31 "Do we then void the Law through faith? Certainly not! Rather, we establish the Law."

Romans 6:15 "Shall we sin because we are not under law, but under grace? Certainly not!"

1 John [Alef Yochanan] 3:4"Whoever commits sin transgresses also the Law, for sin is transgression of the Law."

Romans 3:20 "For by the Law is the knowledge of what sin is."

Deuteronomy [Devarim] 29:29 "The secret things belong to YHWH our Exceedingly Powerful One [Elohiym], but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this Law."

Isaiah[Yeshayahu]2:2-3 "Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of YHWH's temple shall be established on the chief of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, 'Come, and let us go up to the mountain of YHWH, to the house of the Exceedingly Powerful One [Elohiym] of Yaqov; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.' For out of Tzion shall go forth the Law [Torah], and the word of YHWH from Yerushalaiym."

Exodus[Shemot]12:49-50 "'One Law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.' Thus all the children of Yisrael did; as YHWH commanded Moshe [Moses] and Aharon [Aaron], so they did."

Leviticus[VaYikra]24:22 "You shall have the same Law for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am YHWH your Exceedingly Powerful One."

Numbers [BaMidbar] 15:15-16, 26 "'The community is to have the same rules for you and for the forgieners living among you; this is a statute forever throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be before YHWH. One Law and one ordinance shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you.' 'You shall have one law for him who sins unintentionally, for him who is native-born among the children of Yisrael and for the stranger who dwells among them.'"

Joshua[Yahushua]1:8 "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."

Jeremiah[Yeremiyahu]31:31-33 "Behold, the days come, declares YHWH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisrael, and with the house of Yehuda: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt . . . But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisrael:
I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Exceedingly Powerful One, and they shall be my people"

Acts 21:20 "And when they heard it, they glorified YHWH, and said unto him, 'You see brother, how many tens of thousands of Jews there are who believe, and they are all zealous of the Law.'"



Yeshua the Mashiach [Christ] is Jewish:
[Yeshua is the Hebrew name of the most call Jesus]
[Jewish in Hebrew is Yehudi]

Matthew [Mattityahu] 1:1-24 "The book of the genealogy of Yeshua Mashiach [Jesus Christ], the Son of David, the Son of Avraham [Abraham]: Avraham begot Yitz'chak [Isaac], Yitz'chak begot Ya'akov [Jacob aka Israel], and Ya'akov begot Yehuda [Judah] and his brothers. Yehuda begot Peretz and Zerach....etc..... Matthan begot Ya'akov. And Ya'ako begot Yosef the husband of Miryam [Mary], of whom was born Yeshua [Jesus] who is called Mashiach [Christ]. So all the generations from Avraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Mashiach [Christ] are fourteen generations. Now the birth of Yeshua Mashiach [Jesus Christ] was as follows: After His mother Miryam [Mary] was betrothed to Yosef [Joseph], before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Yosef [Joseph] her husband to be, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of YHWH appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Yosef [Joseph], son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Miryam [Mary] your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Yeshua [Jesus, meaning salvation], for He will save His people from their sins.' So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by YHWH through the prophet, saying: 'Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel [quoted from Isaiah 7:14],' which is translated, 'The Exceeding One with us.' Then Yosef [Joseph], being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of YHWH commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn son. And he called His name YESHUA [Jesus, meaning salvation]."

Luke 3:23-34 "Now Yeshua [Jesus] Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, a son of Yosef, of Eli, of Mattat, of Levi, of Melkii, the son of Yannai, the son of Yosef, of Mattityahu, of Amotz, of Nachum, of Hesli, of Naggai, of Machat, of Mattityahu, of Shim'i, of Yosef, of Yodah, of Yochanan, of Reisha, of Z'rubavel, of Sh'altiel, of Neri, of Malki, of Addi, of Kosam, of Elmadan, of Er, of Yeshua, of Eli'ezer, of Yoram, of Mattat, of Levi, of Shim'on, of Yehuda, of Yosef, o fYonam, of Elyakim, of Mal'ah, of Manah, of Mattatah, of Natan, of David, of Yishai, of Oved, of Bo'az, of Salmon, of Nachshon, of Amminadav, of Admin, of Arni, of Hetzron, of Peretz, of Yehuda [Judah], of Ya'akov [Jacob aka Israel], of Yitz'chak [Isaac], of Avraham [Abraham],.."

Hebrews 7:14-17 "For it is evident that our Lord decended from Yehuda [Judah], of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest who has come, not according to the law of a commandment pertaining to the flesh, but according to the power of an endless life. For He testifies: 'You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek [quoted from Psalm 110:4].'"

Revelation 5:5-6 "But one of the elders said to me, 'Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Yehuda [Judah], the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.' And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of Exceeding One sent out into all the earth."



The Scriptures are Jewish:

Romans 3:1-4 "What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the very oracles of the Exceeding One. For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of the Exceeding One without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let the Exceeding One be true but every man a liar. As it is written: 'That You may be shown righteous in Your words, and may overcome in Your being judged [quoted from Psalm 51:4].'"

Acts 7:38 "This is he who was in the called out assembly in the wilderness with the Messenger who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us..."

Romans 9:4-6 "..Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law [revealed instruction], the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Mashiach [Christ] came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. But it is not as if that the word of the Exceeding One has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel.."

See further: The Law.



Salvation is Jewish:

John[Yochanan] 4:22"You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews."

The fact that Yeshua haMashiach [Jesus the Christ] is our salvation, and His Name means salvation, and that He is Jewish shows that salvation is Jewish, since Yeshua [Jesus], our salvation, is Jewish.  See: Yeshua[Jesus] is Jewish.

Romans 9:4-6 "..Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law [revealed instruction], the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Mashiach [Christ] came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. But it is not as if that the word of the Exceeding One has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel.."



The Apostles [and early followers of Messiah] were Jewish:

Luke 6:12-16 "Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to the Exceeding One. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles: Shim'on [Simon], whom He also named Kefa [Peter], and Andrew his brother; Ya'akov [James] and Yochanan [John]; Philip and Bar-Talmai [Bartholomew]; Mattityahu [Matthew] and T'oma [Thomas]; Ya'akov [James] the son of Halfai [Alphaeus], and Shim'on [Simon] called the Zealot; Yehuda [Judas] the son of Ya'akov [James], and Yehuda [Judas] of K'riot [Iscariot] who also became a traitor."  - It's obvious that the apostles were Jewish, and Andrew,.. who doesn't have a Hebrew name, is still shown to be Jewish because his brother [Kefa-Peter] is Jewish.

2 Corinthians 11:22 "Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Avraham [Abraham]? So am I." - Paul AFTER he was saved.

Acts 16:1 "..behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek." -  A woman who is still called Jewish, after she believes,.. and her son, who is also Jewish because she is.

Acts 16:19-21 "But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, 'These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city; and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.'" - Paul and Silas, AFTER being saved.

Acts 13:43 "Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of the Exceeding One." - Jews and Jewish converts who have recieved the grace of the Most HIGH.

Acts 21:20 "And when they heard it, they glorified YHWH, and said unto him, 'You see brother, how many tens of thousands of Jews there are who believe, and they are all zealous of the Law.'" - Jews who are still called Jews AFTER believing, and they are called 'zealous of the Law.'



The Sabbath was not made only for Jews:

Mark 2:27 "And He [Yeshua-Jesus] said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.'

Yeshua [Jesus] did not say the Sabbath was made only for Jews; Rather He said, the Sabbath was made for man, as in humanity.

Exodus [Shemot] 20:8-11 "Remember the shabbat [sabbath] day, to keep it set apart. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the shabbat [sabbath] of YHWH your Exceedingly Powerful One. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days YHWH made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and ceased from creative work the seventh day. Therefore YHWH blessed the shabbat [sabbath] day and set it apart."

The 7th day was set apart from the beginning, before Moses ever lived:
Genesis [B'reshiyt] 2:1-3 "Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day the  Exceedingly Powerful One ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then the  Exceedingly Powerful One blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because in it He rested from all His work which the  Exceedingly Powerful One had created and made."



Paul continued observing the sabbath AFTER he was saved.  It was a HABIT to him:

Acts 17:2-4 "Then Paul, as was his habit, went to them [in the synagogue], and for three sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Mashiach [Christ] had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, 'This Yeshua [Jesus] whom I preach to you is the Mashiach [Christ].' And some of them were persuaded; and a great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women, joined Paul and Silas."

There are more passages than this, but I need to go to sleep.  It isn't hard to find more examples in the Bible showing the early believers observing Shabbat [the sabbath], just pick the good Book up and read it.  Good bye for now, and good night :-)