chapter  4
The break from Judaism
Pages 16

Jewish Christian believers did not easily accept Paul’s claim that the blessing of God had been opened up to non-Jews with the coming of Christ. Even those Jewish Christians who acknowledged that God intended to save Gentiles through Christ struggled to know how to interact with Gentiles in ways that weren’t offensive. Ultimately Christianity would go its own way and cease to be a sect of Judaism. But before that would happen there was a transition period when the first generation of Christians wrestled with the Jewishness of their allegiance to the Lordship of Christ.