In Christianity it is believed that Jesus Christ was the savior to all humanity and was sent to Earth by his father (God) to pay for the sins of all mankind. In Judaism on the other hand, Jesus was merely a prophet. Both Christianity and Judaism were established in Israel. Christianity was founded around 30 AD in contrast to Judaism which started around 1000 BC. Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different.
In the book of “The Lucifer’s Diary”, written by Lewis R. Walton, the Israel separated into Judah and North Israel, after the reign of Solomon. In hundred years, Israel and Judah against the God again and again. God had raised many prophets to save these sinful people, but they didn’t want to return from their evil path. Finally, the North Israel was captured first, then the Judah was also destructed in 586 BC during the reign of Zedekiah. Though the God seems to leave Judah, but the story of Daniel and his three friends proves that God never leaves His faithful servant alone, He is always being with them and support them.
Yes, of the Gentiles also:” (Romans 3:29). Christianity is for the whole world, not just a particular class, creed or race of people. For the human identity, Paul wanted everyone to know about their salvation through Jesus Christ. The universal uniqueness, of the Jews remained and stands that they are the selected people of God, therefore, as such that they are bound to a greater standard under the law. ” By works of the law no human being will be justified in His sight” (Piper,
Because of the faithfulness and obedience he has shown, God delegated him with this incredible mission. In Genesis 12: 1 – 3, Abraham was told to leave his family, his country and to go to the place where God would show him and made of him nations. In chapter 15, Abraham has had an encouraging vision and was told,' do not be afraid'. Again in chapter 17, God told Abraham to walk before him faithfully since he would make his covenant with him. God promised that Abraham will be the father of great nations and an everlasting covenant will establish with his descendant and Kings will come from him.
Judaism is one of the oldest organized religions based on monotheism. The Jews believe in one God and this belief is traditionally practiced by the Jewish Community. Their faith is based upon the stories from the Torah (Old Testament), which is believed to have been revealed to Israel, to use as a doctrine and guide for conducting their lives. The Jewish people believe they have a special covenant with God and they are His chosen people. Devout Jews are taught to obey the laws of God who is loving and caring and grants exceptional favors to them.
Isaiah’s book communicates that God will bring forth Judgment and eternally save a small portion of those who have remained faithful to him. Isaiah was a messianic prophet forecasting the coming of the messiah. God illustrates this where a “shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse” and “he will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears” (Isaiah 11), generating a new messianic age of peace and safety. Isaiah prophesied the message of the messiah with versatility, demonstrating that he would come with peace and fulfil the covenant God made with
He told them that even if angels came from heaven and preached another gospel, let them be accursed and doomed to eternal punishment. Paul wanted to show them that Jews and Gentiles were just alike in Christendom, the come to a right relationship with God by faith in Christ and not by keeping the law which none could do anyway. He uses Abraham as an example how he was made righteous by trusting God. He also tells them that the guide is “love” which includes loving your neighbor as yourself. Mainly, he explained how being led by the Spirit and developing the fruit of the Spirit within them would aid in their walk with Christ.
The Jews’ God-appointed mission is to serve the course of historical progress and bring mankind into a new era . The Jews are the sacrificial lamb, much like Jesus was in Christianity. Maybaum even makes this similarity: “The cross, the Roman gallows, was replaced by the gas chamber.” Maybaum’s response to the Shoah is very similar to the theodicy theology that suffering has its place in God’s plan. Many thinkers have argued that pain and suffering exist in the world because it is all part of some divine plan that God has made. This idea of a plan does help to reassure us that we are not the playthings of chance .
Finally, the people of Israel wanted to put an end to the uncertainty and wanted to unite the country. The people of Israel wanted a king “like all the other nations” (Hindson pp 164). The transition from judges to a king effectively begins with Samuel as Hindson tells us that God “chooses to confirm Samuel as his divine spokesperson”. Hindson continues on page 162 with “God used Samuel to anoint Israel’s first two kings
In the end, there is only one true God. The one who died for all our sins. The one who forgives us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. The one who will ultimately save us at the end of this time here on earth. In 1 Corinthians 10:14 Paul was using the historic teaching to the Israelite people when he said “to flee from Idolatry.” Man must never take the focus away from God and place it on himself or anything else.