Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.


Among us, disciples of Christ, the word "Judaizing" is not to wrong the Jewish people in any way, but is the word used to name those who are among us wanting to take us back to the practices of the OT, for example :

1. Galatians 1.8: When Paul returns to Syria after the Galatia campaign, he finds that representatives of Judaism had come to Syria to preach "another gospel."

2. Galatians 2: When Paul goes to Jerusalem (see Acts 15) those still in Judaism (5) But some of the sect of the Pharisees, who had believed, rose up saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep The law of Moses, Acts 15: 5) wanted to compel Titus to be circumcised. The argument would be: "To be Christians, you must first be Jewish (in the religious sense)"

At the time of Acts 15, it was Peter who defended the position of not imposing the Law of Moses (A.T.) on the new believers among the Gentiles of Acts. 15: 7-11, recognizing that all (Jews and non-Jews) are saved by Grace (verse 11).

There is another reference to this same in Galatians 2, when a group of brothers of the Church of Jerusalem, (disciples of James, also called Santiago, Principal of the Church of Jerusalem and half brother of the Lord) visited the Church of Syria, leading dissension With their practices, to such an extent that they even influenced Pedro. On that occasion Paul says:
15 We, being Jews by birth, and not sinners among the Gentiles, 16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, we also have believed in Jesus Christ, to be justified by faith Of Christ and not of the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.

Later, in Galatians 5 Paul explains very clearly the theme of "linking" to any point in the Law:

1 Be ye therefore firm in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not again subject to the yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ profiteth you nothing.
3 And again I testify to every man who is circumcised, who is bound to keep all the law.
4 You have been cut off from Christ, who justify you by the law; You have fallen from grace.
5 For by the Spirit we look for the hope of righteousness by faith;
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision is worth anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith that works by love.

The key is in verse 3: Clinging to any point in the Law is binding on it.

Any point: Prohibitions on food, the Sabbath, ritual fastings, ritual washings, circumcision, tithes, etc ... Then for us Judaizers are those who want to bring the Church back to the slavery of the Law, as Galatians says 5.1.

Week 70 is about to start, do not stay outside.

Judaizers - Freedom in Christ - Galatians 5.3


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