Worldview Analysis (Judaism) Essay example

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Judaic Worldview Analysis APOL 500, Week 6 Student Name Professor Robinson 03/05/2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………...3 BASIC SUMMARY…….………………………………………………………………………...3 FLAWS OF THE BELIEF SYSTEM……….…………………………………………………….4 PROPOSED EVANGELISTIC PLAN……………………………………………………………6 CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………………………7 BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………………………8 INTRODUCTION Judaism is the religion and culture of the Jewish people. The word “Judaism” derives from the Greek Ioudaismos, a term first used in the Intertestamental Period by Greek-speaking Jews to distinguish their religion from Hellenism. The unifying principles of Judaism are an identity by covenant with God as His “chosen…show more content…
Christians affirm belief in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This is important because the New Testament presents Jesus as the incarnate Son of God which died and was resurrected for the sins of the world. Christians who examine the Jewish views of Scripture must [also] question the equal authority assigned to God’s written law and the interpretations and commentaries later added by rabbis. This has resulted in a constantly shifting body of teachings that are based on human traditions. 2 Peter 1:20-21 debunks this Jewish reasoning when it declares: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” The most fatal flaw of Judaism is that it universally rejects the New Testament’s declaration that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel, much less the Son of God. As a matter of fact, Judaism denounces the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). The Jewish people are still awaiting the Messiah. The Jewish people believe the Messiah will be God’s anointed human representative. They do not believe that Messiah will be a God-man. This Jewish teaching is in direct opposition to John 3:16-17 (KJV): “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to
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