When someone attacks the messenger instead of the message it is indeed a sad thing. I was upset and passionate about the presence of Jews for Jesus, Messianic Jews—also known as Hebrew Christians— and other missionaries at the Celebrate Israel Festival.
Many people know that the religion that became Christianity originally began as a movement within Judaism. What is less well understood is how this transformation took place. This presentation examines the critical embryonic departure from Judaism that led to a total unraveling of Christianity from its Jewish roots.The following is a chart of the key differences between Judaism and Christianity.
The Christian Claim for Recognition as Legal Heirs to the Legacy of Israel – Some Christians recognize the vital nature of the legacy of the Jewish nation.
In summation we can state that the underlying theme of all scripture is that God is God and that everyone and everything else are but His creations.
The purpose of this work is to help you understand and appreciate the belief system known as Judaism. Find out in this post.
Jews And “Jewish Christianity” A Jewish Response to the Missionary Challenge by David Berger and Michael Wyschogrod
Let us begin with the fundamental belief that Jesus was – and is – the Messiah. Since the very word Christ means Messiah, this belief lies at the heart of the Christian faith.
“Jewish Christians” invariably emphasize the existence of proofs in the Hebrew Bible for everything they believe about Jesus. It is this claim that justifies the entire enterprise of “Jewish Christianity”, and although it is no longer as fashionable among other Christians as it once was, it really is central to the entire development of Christianity. After all, if the Hebrew Bible is the word of God, it must refer to the most basic religious truths, and we’ve already seen that without the discovery of a correspondence between the career of Jesus and the Biblical description of the Messiah, the new religion could not have gotten started.
The claim that Jesus was the Messiah is one of the beliefs separating Judaism from Christianity. We have explained the Jewish understanding of the Messiah, especially that Judaism never understood the Messiah to be anything more than a human being chosen by God to bring the era of peace and love foretold by the prophets of Israel.
What is the forgiveness of sin in Judaism? What about Jewish christianity? How does atonement work? Is there a set rule that needs to be followed?