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CHRISTIANITY: New Religion or Sect of Biblical JUDAISM?

CHRISTIANITY: New Religion or Sect of Biblical JUDAISM?

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by Robert Koch, Remy Koch

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This book is for all iconoclasts, Jewish and Christian, who are willing to challenge "the traditions of men" that have superseded the Word of God. It combines history, theology and polemics into one comprehensive volume.

On one level or another, most Jews and Christians believe that Yeshua ha Yehudi (Jesus the Jew) came to start a new religion. Christians are


This book is for all iconoclasts, Jewish and Christian, who are willing to challenge "the traditions of men" that have superseded the Word of God. It combines history, theology and polemics into one comprehensive volume.

On one level or another, most Jews and Christians believe that Yeshua ha Yehudi (Jesus the Jew) came to start a new religion. Christians are taught that the Torah (Law) of Moses is obsolete, and Christianity is a completely new and better covenant. Some Jews believe that Yeshua was in the Jewish tradition, but his message was completely changed by Sha'ul ha Tarsi (apostle Paul) and later Gentile adherents who "denied the Torah" and set up a new Hellenized Gnostic replacement religion. Who is correct?

Living in a time that is 2,000 years removed from the culture of first century Judea has resulted in a distorted concept of the faith and teachings of Yeshua and his disciples. How did both modern Judaism and Christianity, two very different religions, emerge from the same Hebrew Scriptures and first century Jewish environment? How can one be Jewish and know nothing of the most famous Jew that ever lived? On the other hand, how can one possibly claim a Bible-based Christian heritage and yet deny its relevant doctrinal and historical foundations? Many of the Jewish viewpoints discussed in the book may be new to both the Christian and Jewish reader and will challenge long held doctrinal beliefs and religious dogma. By approaching this age-old conflict from both the "Hebrew roots" and historical "Church" viewpoints, the authors hope to help tear down the "middle wall of partition" that has been erected over the past 2,000 years.

The authors have a deep background in the Jewish Roots of Christianity. Their book discusses questions such as: "Who is Israel?" "Did the "New" covenant replace the "Old" covenant?" "Who is the Household of God?" "Did Yeshua fulfill messianic prophecy?" "How and why did the Christian Sabbath get changed to Sunday?" Other subjects include, prophecy revealed in the Feasts of the LORD and the Sabbath, the Jewishness of Yeshua and the meaning of his words within the context in which the Jews of his day would have understood him, and the historical and doctrinal roots of modern Rabbinical Judaism. They discuss the original Jewish Sect of the Nazarenes, what they believed and why. They trace its beginning, growth, and eventual disappearance. Early Gentile church history and the development of Christianity via the Roman Church, the origin of her doctrines and dogma are also examined. They also delve into the doctrines of Yeshua and Sha'ul (Paul) as they relate to the Torah (Law) of Moses.

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Bob and Remy Koch are both college graduates and successful entrepreneurs. They have studied the Hebrew Scriptures and the B'rit Chadasha for over 30 years. In the 1990s, they were heavily involved in the Messianic Jewish movement.

This book was originally self-published in 1999 and sold out the first printing of about 5,000 paperback copies in less than a year. Sales were only by word-of-mouth and before the major development of the Internet and eBooks.

Bob and Remy were approached about publishing the book several times since its original publication. However, they believed the book needed some revision and re-editing first. Finally, a close friend motivated them to do these revisions and the result is the publishing of this 2014 edition. Bob and Remy hope you enjoy it.

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Christianity: New Religion or Sect of Biblical Judaism? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have studied the Bible, Bible history and countless commentaries and I can only say that this book is a "must have" for any serious student of the Scriptures - believer or not. The writing is clear and easy to read. The information is timelessly gripping. The theology and history are both spot-on and put the Scriptures in context both historically and theologically. The book has copious references to credible third-party experts. All-in-all, it's easily one of the best books I've read in years. Highly recommended. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are wondering about the roots of your faith as a 'Christian' and especially the history of the very early group of Jews who believed Yeshua was and is the Mashiach (Messiah), this is it! This book is truly eye-opening (rather, eye-popping) as an account of the historicity of just another sect of the Judaism of Yeshua, his Way of faith-and-practice known as 'the Way'. That He certainly didn't disavow. He did not propose the start of a new religion apart from Judaism. So, when the movement and followers of Yeshua began to share their good news to the gentiles, eventually one can realize how anti-semitic the world already was, but even moreso, when messianic gentiles soon outnumbered messianic Jews, they syncretized their pagan myths into a more palatable belief system in their own eyes by supplanting their pagan gods with Jesus. The result, the schism between the Pharisees and the early church fathers. Now it's clear that Oral Tradition was supplanted by the Holy Roman Empire and it's code of canon law over a period of time. What a revelation. This is a must read for both Jew and Christian. If dialogue could be the sole criteria over the centrality of Torah as the revelation of the character of the One True God of Abraham, (forsaking the traditions of men) the hearts and minds of Jews and Christians, could be more unified and responsive to the Will of God. 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Must reading for every christian especially teachers and pastor. Should also be a healing balm for the Rabbi an Hebrew Schools as well. Jewish History speaks of the last Jewish Revolt of AD132 to 135 called the failed Bar Koch ba Revolt. I don't think it's co-incidence the Authors have the same name. The BIG difference is this revolution (turning back to our roots)is being lead by the HOLY SPIRIT of God and the TRUTH of HIS WORD. It's packed full of TRUTH. His TRUTH concerning anti-Judiasm in the Early Church after AD 100 is the stone that will bring the GIANT of Anti-Semitism down. All the church needs to do is pick up this book and cut off his head, Arise and Live 2002 To 2005.