The Jews were originally God’s chosen people, but they were rejected when they refused to accept His son, Jesus, as their savior.
It is impossible to imagine that God would ever reject the Jewish people. In many places, the Bible clearly states that His covenant with them will be forever. (Genesis 17:7; Genesis 26:44; Psalm 105:8)
Torah Law is too difficult to follow. Only faith is needed.
It is absurd to think that God would give a Torah that was impossible or too difficult to follow. In no place does Judaism teach that one can be saved from damnation by mere belief. (Deuteronomy 30:11-14; Exodus 19:8)
Jesus was the Messiah predicted by the Prophets of the Bible. He is also the Son of God and God Himself.
Jesus could not have been the Messiah. The Prophets predicted a world of peace and love after the Messiah’s coming, and this certainly does not exist today. Furthermore, any talk of the Messiah as being the “son of God” is totally unacceptable. In no place do the Prophets say that he will be anything more than a remarkable leader and teacher.
*The Moshiach must be descended from David through Judah (Genesis 49:10) and through Solomon (Jeremiah 23:5; Jeremiah 30:7-10; Jeremiah 33:14-16; Ezekiel 34:23-24; Isaiah 11:1-9; Hosea 3:4-5; I Chronicles 22:9-10).
*The Moshiach will be well-versed in halakhah, will observe the mitzvot (Isaiah 11:1-2).
*The Moshiach will be the perfect judge able to see beyond words and appearances (Isaiah 11:2-3).
*The Moshiach will be able to vanquish evil at a word (Isaiah 11:4).
*The Moshiach will be the king of an independent and recognized Israel (Isaiah 11:10).
*Elijah will proceeded the Moshiach and announce his arrival (Malachi 3:23-24).
*With the coming of the Moshiach will be the physical ingathering of Judah from the four corners of the earth (Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 27:12-13; Isaiah 43:5-6; Jeremiah 16:15; Ezekiel 37:21-22; Zechariah 10:6).
*There will be the reestablishment of the Beit HaMikdash (Isaiah 33:20; Ezekiel 37:26-28; Micah 4:1).
*There will be world-wide peace (Isaiah 2:4; Ezekiel 39:9: Micah 4:3).
*The entire world will believe in God (Isaiah 2:3; Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 40:5; Jeremiah 31:33; Zephaniah 3:9; Zechariah 8:3; Zechariah: 14:9, 16).
*The Jews will be sought for spiritual guidance (Zechariah 8:23).
*Death will cease (Isaiah 25:8).
*The dead will be resurrected (Isaiah 26:19; Ezekiel 37:12-13; Daniel 12:2).
*The enemy dead will be buried (Ezekiel 39:12).
*The Nations will help the Jews materially (Isaiah 60:5, 10-12; Isaiah 61:6).
*Each Tribe of Israel will receive its inheritance (Ezekiel 47:13-14).
*Eternal joy and gladness will characterize the Jewish Nation (Isaiah 51:11).
*The Egyptian River will run dry (Isaiah 11:15).
*Trees will yield new fruit monthly in Israel (Ezekiel 47:12).
*The nations will recognize the wrongs they did to Israel (Isaiah 52:13-53:12).
*Israel will be perfect in the practice of Torah (Deuteronomy 30:6; Jeremiah 31:31-33).
*All of Israel will be prophets (Joel 3:1-2).
*The Moshiach will be universally recognized (Isaiah 11:10).
We can see from Matthew 24:34 that Jesus expected the Messianic age and the kingdom of heaven to begin during – or shortly after – his own lifetime. There is not mention of a “second coming”.
The only thing that can prevent man’s utter damnation in “hell” is the belief in Jesus.
In no place does Judaism teach that one can be saved from damnation by mere belief. Sacrifices are not required to attain forgiveness. In fact, sacrifices are considered the lowest form of teshuvah (repentance). Any true belief in God must lead a person to follow His mitzvot (I Samuel 15:22; II Samuel 12:13; Hosea 6:6; Proverbs 21:3).
Since Jesus is the Jewish messiah a person can believe that Jesus is the messiah and remain Jewish.
A Jewish person does not believe that Jesus is the messiah/God. If a person is born of a Jewish father or converts to Judaism then that person is forever a Jew. If that same person follows another religion then he/she is an apostate Jew (Jeremiah 10:2).
Joseph passed on his descent from David via adoption of Jesus.
There is no biblical basis of passing on a tribal affiliation through adoption. If the line of Joseph in the Book of Matthew (1:12) is correct, Joseph is ineligible for the throne of David because he comes from the cursed line of Yekhonya (Jeremiah 22:30). [Comparative Genealogy]
Jesus occupies the ceremonial privileges and status as first born and Jesus is always referred to as the only son of God.
Israel is God’s first-born son (Exodus 4:22).
God shared his glory with Jesus (John 1:1).
God stated that His honor would not be given to another so the enemies shall not say that their deities are powerful (Isaiah 48:11).
Jesus was created and therefore not eternal (Colossians 1:15).
Jesus never rebuked others for worshipping him – thus proving that he is God in the flesh (Matthew 8:2).
Jesus did in fact rebuke others for worshiping him (Mark 10:18).