Re: Who and where are the real Jews?
Who and where are the real Jews?
What does Jesus mean in these two verse?
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
From these verses it looks like during the end times there are two sets of people, one real and one false. These people will deceive people into believing that they are real Jews. This then brings to mind some very serious questions:
1. Are there a group of people in the world who have been parading as Jews, but they are not?
2. If so where are these people?
3. Who have they deceived?
4. Are they part of the great deception which is supposed to come upon the earth?
Can't help you with the Christian thing; Jesus kind of went off the Path and Jews no longer claim responsibility for his... uh... philosophies.
However, the point is not too bad.
Yes, there are people who go around "masquerading" as real Jews... kinda, sorta... Although some of them might take offense at that... Well, maybe they're right... They might be "real" Jews, but they simply don't want to practice Judaism.
It's like this - 80 to 90% of those people who were born Jewish in this world, do not believe in or practice the religion of Judaism.
So, they are, halachically (legally) "real" Jews. But they don't particular like Judaism... Or at least they don't particularly believe in it.
The "real" Jews are those that practice Judaism. They are called Torah observant Jews or Orthodox Jews or Ultra-Orthodox Jews....