Is there such a thing as a Judeo-Christian tradition today? In other words, is there something recognizably Jewish in the Christian faith that includes the supposed founder of a new religion called Christianity –– the Jewish Jesus? I have actually had Christians say that if they knew Jesus had been Jewish, they wouldn’t have become Christian or that Jesus is in no way Jewish because he is the Son of God. That’s a chasm, a huge dividing wall in the description of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
What is it about Judaizing, legalism and the so-called ‘Galatian error’ that incites people to react so defensively toward a non-Jewish believer who desires to obey God’s commands out of a heart of love, commitment and devotion?