This is part 2 of a 3 part series by Angela Dekort about why she converted to Judaism. You can read Part 1 and Part 3 as well.
Christians insist that blood sacrifice is a necessary prerequisite for the atonement of sin. These Christians believe that this is an open teaching of the Jewish Scriptures. Although there is no verse which explicitly says: “without blood there is no atonement” Christians still believe that the overall testimony of the Jewish Scriptures would lead one to this conclusion.
The Real Messiah Part #2: Can 2 Billion Christians Be Wrong?
This one is tricky, because of the divergence of opinion amongst Jewish Christians on this subject. Many Jewish Christians consider themselves “free” from the Law of Moses, they believe that it no longer applies on a practical level. Others accept the binding nature of the Law of Moses, but accept only those laws explicitly written in the Five Books. Others yet accept the full body of the Law of Moses as defined by the living legacy of the Jewish nation.
It wasn’t always this easy to be a Jew in a Christian country. In the 21st century, the Church’s age-old desire for the soul of the Jew can only find expression in the realm of the discussion. One of the few weapons that remain in the arsenal of the missionary is the scriptural argument. This same weapon is readily turned against the missionary by the Jew who has studied the scriptures.
In an attempt to prove the Divinity of the Messiah, Christians misquote Psalm 110:1 as, “The LORD said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies thy footstool,” and verse 4 stating, “You are a priest forever after the manner of Melchizedek.” Let us find out the Jewish perspective of Psalm 110 which is often misquoted by Christians to be in their favour. Read on to find out.
During Europe’s “Black Plague” (1348-1349), Jews were offered the choice of either conversion to Christianity or death. Thousands of Jews who refused to convert were brutally murdered.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has issued a ruling welcoming the Christians arriving for the annual Feast of Tabernacles conference – and banning Jews from participating.
Evangelical Christians have been pondering their abysmal lack of success in converting Jews, what is it about? Let’s find out.
In this excerpt from the Eric Hoffer’s book, The True Believer, we are given insights into some of the sources of missionary zeal.