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Sender:  Mike


I would like to know as a Jew if believing in Jesus is a requirement for going to Heaven?



Yes it is.  In reading the book of Acts, you will find that the mission to the Jews involved preaching the atoning work of Christ not because it was an option, but a requirement. 


For example, consider these two verses:


" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (Jn 14:6).


"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).


Jesus is the fulfillment of the Torah (Mt 5:17).  Indeed, his is the very embodiment of it (Jn 1:1-3, 14).  Salvation is based on faith in Christ (Gal 2:16).  Only through Christ can one be saved.  This includes Jews.


The discussion in Romans 9-11 demonstrates that Israel was broken off as a result of their unbelief.  The rejected Jesus as the Christ.  But the book is not closed.  According to the discussion there, this was so that mercy would be offered to the Gentiles which would then be offered back to the Jews.  The offer still stands for the Jews, but it is based on faith in Jesus.



John Telgren

P.O. Box 452

Leavenworth, KS 66048


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