Our Christian Roots Are in Israel

“…and from them, by physical descent, came the Christ, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen.” – Romans 9:5  

It’s essential to remember our Christian roots are deeply intertwined with the rich history of Israel. Jesus, our Savior, wasn’t a Christian as we commonly think of today; He was a Jew. The Apostle Paul emphasizes this truth, affirming that Christ, the Messiah, descended from the Jewish people. 

Despite the misconceptions that may cloud our understanding, Jesus’s Jewish identity remains undeniable. He didn’t merely have a Jewish mother; His entire life was steeped in Jewish culture, tradition, and heritage. From His birth in Bethlehem to His ministry in Galilee and Jerusalem, Jesus embraced His Jewish identity fully. 

Some may argue that Jesus shed His Jewishness upon His resurrection, becoming a universal figure for all humanity. Yet, the Scriptures paint a different picture. Even in His glorified state, Jesus is referred to as “the Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David,” reaffirming His Jewish lineage and identity. 

In the closing words of the Bible, Jesus Himself underscores His Jewish heritage, declaring, “I am the Root and descendant of David.” In these final moments, He reminds us of His connection to the Jewish lineage, tracing back to the royal line of David in Jerusalem. 

As Christians, it’s crucial to recognize and honor our spiritual heritage rooted in Israel. Our faith isn’t detached from its Jewish origins; rather, it’s deeply intertwined with them. Just as Jesus embraced His Jewish identity, let us embrace our spiritual connection to Israel, the land of our Savior’s birth and ministry. 

Our faith is intricately connected to the land of Israel and the Jewish heritage of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Let’s embrace and honor our Christian roots, recognizing the profound significance of Israel in our spiritual journey. 

So let’s remember our Christian roots, grounded in the faith of our Jewish ancestors, and honor the legacy of Jesus, the Jewish Messiah who came to bring salvation to all. 

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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