Reflection On Judaism

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Reflecting on Judaism as Christian As a Christian learning about Judaism, there have always been thoughts of why Christianity doesn’t fall in line with more of the Jewish traditions and celebrations of their festivals. The Bible calls the Israelites God’s chosen people and throughout the Old Testament He show His love for them, by the way He led them by a pillar of smoke by day and by a pillar of fire at night. Comparing the old covenant to the new covenant, the bile says “not like the covenant that I made with their ancestors on the day I took them by their hands to lead them out of the land of Egypt. I disregarded them, says the Lord, because they did not continue in My covenant” (Hebrews 8:9, Holman Christian Standard Bible), then states …show more content…
While comparing the Old Testament to the New testament it became clear Christians are so different. One of the major problems is that we assume to understand Judaism because we believe and read the Old Testament, in our journey to become stronger in our own relationship with Jesus Christ. Misunderstanding that they need to have a savoir, as the Christian faith needs to over the sin of man, in order to enter heaven. In Judaism there is not a need or a plan of salvation. The ideal of Judaism is more of what are you doing with your life and what difference did you make in the world through a righteous life. Where as with Christianity the goal is to become more Christ like and humble yourself as a bond servant of Christ. While building your relationship with Jesus as He is the meditator to God on our behalf, and it is through His righteousness that we are save and not through any work of our own. In Christianity, we know confess to be sinners and know we all fall short of the glory of God. It has been though that Christianity is some the same as Western Gentiles, from the view of Judaism, but as Winfried Corduan explains it “there is so symmetry in …show more content…
63, 2012). Showing not only that Christians some times misunderstand Judaism but they also misunderstand Christianity some times. Using this chance to learn about Judaism and getting a deep understanding of the faith and why they have certain practices and celebrations of all kinds festivals, can gives us the contrivance ability to start a conversation and understand where to start at with a Jewish follower’s. This also is an opportunity to discuss with other Christian’s on how Christianity is different and where we share some relation to Judaism. As Christians go to the city Jerusalem, we need to understand that culture difference are major, and in order not to offend the Judaism culture. One understanding would be the dairy separation and the time periods that should be allowed to elapse, or not mixing dairy products with meat products in the same setting, for in the Judaism culture they have separate dishes and time to eat these products. As Christians perceive that Jerusalem is the Holy land, and that Jesus will return there to collect God’s chosen people, it serves as a pilgrimage, to visit the places where Jesus once walked. To visit the places towns where Jesus visited during His

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