Christianity vs. Judaism – Major Differences

Here, in great brevity, is a summary of some of the major differences between Judaism and Christianity.

There are major fundamental differences in the belief systems of Christianity and Judaism.  The following chart outlines these difference within Christianity and . Judaism





Nature of God Trinity Unity
Nature of Messiah Divine Sin Sacrifice Just Human Righteous King
Atonement Blood required Prayer and Repentance
Sin Everyone stained by Adam and Eve All begin with a clean slate
Satan Fallen Angel Agent of God
Torah Written only Written and Oral
Commandments Not eternal or valuable Eternal and of ultimate value
Exclusivity Only Christians go to heaven All righteous have a place
Land of Israel Irrelevant Crucial
Jews Now, the church or irrelevant God’s Chosen people


For a more in-depth analysis watch the following video:

Nature of God: Unity vs. Trinity

The foundation of Christian theology includes belief that G-d exists as a Trinity, and that Jesus is the bodily incarnation of G-d and acts as a mediator between G-d and man. Hebrew Christian missionaries claim that this theology is totally compatible with Judaism.

Judaism maintains that although certain beliefs may be permissible for non-Jews, they are not acceptable for Jews. The Christian theology concerning G-d is one example of a belief that is absolutely forbidden to Jews according to the Hebrew Bible, as the following biblical sources demonstrate: “Hear O Israel, The Lord our G-d, the Lord is One.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) Read More

The Messiah

Every King is a Messiah, by convention, we refer to this future anointed one as The Messiah.  The above is the only description in the Bible of a Davidic descendant who is to come in the future.  We will recognize the Messiah by seeing who the King of Israel is at the time of complete universal perfection. Read More


Check out the following video Sin and Atonement.

Non-Believers are Doomed to Eternal Damnation:

MARK 16:16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned.

JOHN 3:36 He that believes in the son will have everlasting life, and he that doesn’t believe the son shall not see life, but the wrath of god abides in him.

LUKE 19:27 And those enemies of mine who didn’t want me to be king over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.

II THES. 1:8-9 8 Bringing judgement on those who don’t know god and on those who refuse to obey the good news of our lord Jesus, 9 they will be punished with everlasting destruction, forever separated from the lord…

REVELATION 21:8 But those who turn away from me, and unbelievers…their doom is in the lake of fire.

The Jews - God's Chosen People

The Jewish belief in being the Chosen People vastly differs from that of Christianity. Judaism believes that being God’s Chosen People has nothing to do with racial superiority or egocentrism, or even of attaining a place in Heaven, but rather, has everything to do with a sense of unique responsibility and the idea of Divine duty and obligation.

The “Chosen People” refers to Jews as “chosen,” to remind the world of Abraham’s monotheistic message and to remind the world of a moral code, and a system of ethics that has already shaped the world around us, thereby elevating humanity (Jews and non-Jews alike). Read More

The Jewish People are G-d’s Chosen:

GENESIS 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you (Abraham and his descendants), and those who curse you, I will curse.

EXODUS 19:5 …you will be a special treasure unto Me above all peoples.

DEUTERONOMY 7:6 For you are a holy people to the L-rd your G-d; the L-rd your G-d has chosen you to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

PSALMS 135:4 For the L-rd has chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His special treasure.

ZECHARIAH 2:8 …he who touches you (Israel) touches the apple of His eye. See also Deuteronomy 32:10

From the Christian Scriptures:

ROMANS 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes, but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sake.

ROMANS 3:1-2 1 What advantage then, has the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much every way- chiefly, because unto them were committed the oracles of god.

ROMANS 9:4 …the Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the temple service and the promises…

Commandments are Eternal:

The Jew recognizes that the commandments of God as expressed in the Torah are eternal (Psalm 119:144). The Jew sees in each of the commandments a God-given opportunity to express faith in God, to express faith in God’s word, and to acknowledge God’s total sovereignty over every aspect of life (Psalm 119:91). Every commandment is a gift of holiness from the divine source of all holiness (Leviticus 20:26). Studying the intricacies of the commandments brings one into contact with God’s own wisdom (Psalm 19:8). Through the study of God’s Law, the Jew attempts to bring the deepest facets of his nature in line with God’s holy will (Psalm 119:9). The Jew sees the Law as the path that God created to enable the Jewish nation to partake of His goodness (Psalm 119:93). Reach more