When born again into the Kingdom of God, each of us became ‘new creations’ in Messiah (2 Corinthians 5:17). We remained in a mortal state, a flesh body that had to die because of sin. At the first resurrection, everyone who put their faith in Yeshua received their promised immortal bodies. As ‘new creations,’ Jews and gentiles receive their inheritance in the ‘new heaven and new earth’ (Galatians 6:15). They become ‘one new man’ in its fullness. Just as the former heaven and earth required mortal beings; the new heavens and earth require ‘new creations’ in Messiah.
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.