[Homestead] Recieved this, thought to pass it along
crazygardens at nationi.net
Wed Oct 20 23:53:39 EDT 2004
Wendy, even when the Law was handed down at Mt. Sinai, there were people in
the crowd who were not descendants of Abraham. No Jewish tradition or law
says only Abram's descendants can be Jewish. In fact, Torah has many
stipulations about how to treat the non-Jew and conversions happen all the
time. The Jews teach that only the Jews, and converted people, are required
to adhere to the 613 laws of Torah.
This is true. Anyone can be a convert. I am not Jewish, but it was explained to me that although anyone may convert and practice the Jewish faith, many feel that it is only the descendants of Abraham that can claim the "chosen" status. Converts carry some kind of "second class" status. There was even some disagreement among the apostils concerning who must follow the laws of the Old Testament. Peter taught that all, Jews and Christians alike, were to follow the old laws. Paul taught that only the Jews were required to adhere. He even disagreed on the need to circumcise those who were not born Jewish.
After much study, I've come to believe that the reason the man called by
Christians "Jesus" was killed was probably because of Temple politics and
his pronunciation of the Sacred Name.
Jesus was killed to keep the peace. He had committed no secular crimes, which is why he was bounced around to the various jurisdictions. He had only offended the Jewish Church.
Please explain "pronunciation of the Sacred Name".
But Judaism, especially as practiced in the US of A, and Christianity are
nowhere near the same religion.
Religious practices are very different even among the many Christian sects. Expression of doctrine usually deviates from written scripture. It seems that people must add their own do's and don'ts. But they all pray to the same God.
>Many Christians do see themselves as separate from the Jews, although it
>is the same religion. Many of the founding Christians were Jews, but many
>were Gentiles, Peter comes to mind. He was a Gentile. The Jews certainly
>see themselves as separate from the Christians. Most still believe that
>only the descendents of Abraham are allowed to worship "their" God, and
>that the word of God is meant only for them. That is what the "stink" was
>all about over Jesus back when he was alive and why he was killed. He
>taught the word of God to the Gentiles. It gets sticker. Mohammad was a
>Christian and the teachings in the Qur'an are Christ's. Now they (Jews,
>Christians and Moslems) are like three sibling brothers all fighting over
>their Father's inheritance.
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