What about Faith is Our Choice?
A Personal choice each of us has to make
What we want to believe is going to be building up our Faith
People can choose to keep their eyes closed if there is something they do not wish to see. But once people choose to open their eyes, what they see is not a matter of choice. It is the same with faith. Once we choose to open our minds and hearts, we may find ourselves "seeing" with eyes of faith something other than our own preference or choice.
The Will to know and act on the Truth
Belief formed by the knowledge gathered from the Holy Scriptures
For the person who chooses to know and act on the truth, there are not many roads to God.
Truth is singular by nature. It is either perceived or misperceived because there are no personal versions of truth. At the same time, the choice to know and act on truth opens the door to a way people cannot otherwise see. And when that way presents itself, and one sees where it leads, there is such joy and wonder that to turn away from that way is unthinkable.
For us, the choice was not whether to be
Only a gentile can make that choice.
For the rest of us, the Almighty decided.
The choice is not to believe or not believe in Jesus or accepting Jeshua as the Messiah. People believe what they see, whether through eyes of flesh or eyes of faith. The choice is whether or not to open the eyes of faith, regardless of what one might see.
The Will to see and understand
Being a Jew or a Non-Jew and a Jeshuaist
Being a follower of Jeshua the Christ
The mountains might be very high reaching into the skies. Many we shall never be able to climb.
For having the right faith or right believes, one has to be willing to read all the books the Most High Elohim has provided.
The Torah or The Law is the foundation-stone of our faith. The Nevi'im or the Prophets is our eye-opener.
The Kethuvim Aleph and Kethuvim Bet bring us the Psalms, Proverbs, Songs and the stories of several man and women of God, whilst we have the additional writings of the talmidim with the letters they wrote to build up faith groups and ecclesiae or "churches".
As a Jew for Christ we use all those books for inspiration, guidance, education and training.(Numbers 12:8; Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Ezekiel 1:3; Habakkuk 2:2; Daniel 7:1-2,7; Romans 15:4; John 17:3; 20:31; 2 Timothy 3:15)
As more and more Jewish people embrace Jeshua and then continue to live Jewish lives and raise Jewish families, the claim that one cannot be both Jewish and Christian or Jeshuaist is further dispelled. Although it may seem counterintuitive, many Jews who have come to faith in Jeshua say their Jewish identity has been strengthened.