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What does the Jewish race have to do with the rest of us concerning the bible? Not racist at all I just want to know if you know the answer.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Apr. 9, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • the jews are the "chosen people" of God. they were the children of Israel. really it wasn't just the Jews that were the chosen people of the Lord. It is the whole House of Israel that are His chosen people. This is because, in a time when most people were worshipping idols, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel) chose to follow God. Therefore, God chose them and their descendants to receive the gospel as long as they would accept it. as modern times go Jews do not accept Jesus as the messiah because:1) Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies. 2) Jesus did not embody the personal qualifications of the Messiah. 3) Biblical verses "referring" to Jesus are mistranslations. 4) Jewish belief is based on national revelation.
    KristaRene

    Answer by KristaRene at 11:12 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Well, Jesus was Jewish. I'm a gentile. We are part of a belief that follows a Jewish man who was a member of the chosen by God. I am a Christian who think we are indelibly tied to the Jewish people.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:48 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • The old Testament of the Bible is the Jewish Torah. Also Jesus lived and died as a Jew, Christianity formed after he rose from the dead as he prophesied.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:58 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • What are the "messianic prophesies" exactly? Like... what about them did he NOT fulfill? Why wasn't he qualified? Not bashing or anything, just curious.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 11:26 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Fulfillment of the Messianic Prophecies according to the bible: A. Build the Third Temple (Ezekiel 37:26-28). B. Gather all Jews back to the Land of Israel (Isaiah 43:5-6). C. Usher in an era of world peace, and end all hatred, oppression, suffering and disease. As it says: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall man learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4) D. Spread universal knowledge of the God of Israel, which will unite humanity as one. As it says: "God will be King over all the world ― on that day, God will be One and His Name will be One" (Zechariah 14:9). If an individual fails to fulfill even one of these conditions, then he cannot be "The Messiah."

    KristaRene

    Answer by KristaRene at 12:04 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Because no one has ever fulfilled the Bible's description of this future King, Jews still await the coming of the Messiah. All past Messianic claimants, including Jesus of Nazareth, Bar Cochba and Shabbtai Tzvi have been rejected.

    Christians counter that Jesus will fulfill these in the Second Coming, but Jewish sources show that the Messiah will fulfill the prophecies outright.
    KristaRene

    Answer by KristaRene at 12:06 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • The first five books of the old testament make up the Jewish Torah. The Jews were the chosen people--the gentiles WEREN'T. Jesus came to preach and teach to the "lost children of Israel"--NOT to the gentiles. It is the Jewish god Yahweh that christians worship and the Jewish god-man Jesus that they follow...not realizing that, unless they have Jewish blood, neither Yahweh nor Jesus give a s*ht about them. I'd call that a BIG connection.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 4:59 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • I agree with jesse
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 8:13 PM on Apr. 9, 2010

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