Reflecting On Judaism As A Christian

975 WordsJan 31, 20164 Pages
Reflecting on Judaism as a Christian As I have learned about my Christian faith, I have always wondered why Christianity does not fall more in line with the Judaism, their traditions, and their celebration of their festivals. The Bible calls the Israelites God’s chosen people, and throughout the Old Testament He shows 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 Bible 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 in Hebrews 8:10 “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people”. These verses answered some of the questions on why Christianity didn’t follow the same traditions as in Judaism religion. While comparing the Old Testament to the New testament it becomes clear why Christians are different. One of the major problems is that we assume to understand Judaism, is we believe and read the Old Testament, in our journey to become stronger in our own relationship with Jesus Christ. Another misunderstanding is that as a Christian, we think that they need to have a savior.
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