I think a big impact on the life of Jews would be their belief in God because many of them have tried responding to this problem and have changed the ways in which they think about him, their views on how good or powerful he is, how they express him and why they still believe in him. I will introduce the problem of evil to the Jews that have survived the Holocaust and their problems of belief. I will also say which of the three Jews the most are convincing to me. The holocaust presents a problem for the Jews and changes their belief in God because now some Jews think "God is Dead"  Their reason to thinking this is because God is supposed to be omnipotent and almighty he could not have let something like this to happen. If there was a God, surely this event would not have taken place.
Questioning is fundamental to the idea of faith and belief in God. The Holocaust forced Elie to ask terrible questions about good and evil and about whether God really does exists. But just him asking these questions shows his true belief in God. So Elie questioned whether he really was faithful to God, but as he did this, he soon realized questioning belief makes him know God is really there. The next theme that became apparent throughout the story was Silence.
This parable is compared to pouring salt on a wound. Jesus provides a more accurate picture of what he means, just in case the people didn’t completely comprehend. This parable continues to irritate the priests and bestows the others who were available to hear Jesus fully explain the consequences of the disobedience of the Jewish people during the centuries. At the period the vineyard was biblical Judaism that God planted through his word and rented out to the Jewish sacred leaders to maintain it. The prophets were really the servants God sent who the leaders of Israel killed and disgraced.
Elie Wiesel's book, Night, documents the suffering of the Jewish people and his own personal suffering during the Holocaust. This massive amount of suffering is very hard to justify. How could God let this genocide take place? To answer that question we must further examine the original premises that we based the first conclusion upon: God is all-powerful and God is all-loving. To say that either one of these postulates are true would disrupt the foundation of the Christian beliefs.
Exploring Christians' Beliefs About Their Responsibility for Other People On the subject of prejudice and discrimination, Christians believe in acceptance, tolerance and understanding. In their beliefs, they refer to Jesus' story of The Good Samaritan, Luke 10: 25-37. In this story, Jesus describes who our neighbour is. It tells us about how a man was left half-dead by robbers, and not helped by people of his own race, yet he was helped by a member of a different religion. The crowd listening to Jesus expected the Samaritan to kill the Jew, who was left for dead, but instead was bandaged and taken care of by him.
The Jews Condemned Judgement According to Works Paul also addressed the Jews specifically warning them that if God judged the Gentiles who suppressed the revelation they had received, the Jews should not believe that they would escape the judgement of God simply because they had received the Law of Moses. These Jews were judging others for things that they did themselves, thinking they would escape punishment because they were Jews (2:1-3). Paul warned that they were storing up God’s wrath against themselves because they would not repent for their sins (2:4-5). God rewards or punishes individuals based on their works, not on their ethnic background or on their knowledge of the Law (2:6-13). Paul argued that the Gentile’s conscience would serve as the basis for their judgement (2:14-16) and the Law would serve as the basis for judgement for the Jew.
He wonders how God would even let such an evil take place, he feels that if the world is so sick and cruel, than God must also be sick and cruel or not exist at all. Moshe is asked why he prays and replies, “I pray to the God within me that He will give me strength to ask him the right questions.” Meaning, questioning is a fundamental to the idea of faith in God. The horrible experiences of the Holocaust force Eliezer to ask questions about the nature of good and evil and about weather God exits or not. But the fact he asks these questions reflects his commitment to God. Eliezer not only suffers from experiences Nazi persecution, but also cruelty he sees fellow prisoners inflict on each other, and becomes aware of the cruelty of which he himself is capable.
Pro... ... middle of paper ... ...ople prayed in Auschwitz. Of course, he says that it is not that the Christians are not sympathetic towards the victims, but it is how can a relationship grow if it has been severed for such a long time? He says that only if we have a dialogue between Christians and the Jewish victims can we truly understand each other. However, he states that Christians may need to change their theology entirely to have a full and lasting relationship with the victims and the Jewish people in general. He states that Christians should remember they too were persecuted under Roman authority, and that they are not so "above" the Jews as they tend to believe.
For example, it was against the Jewish law to work on the Sabbath but when people were in need, Jesus bent this rule and healed them. The largest connection Christianity has with Utilitarianism is the death of Jesus. He was crucified and died for the sins of mankind sacrificing himself for the majority. However, Utilitarianism does accept evil where Christianity most certainly does not. Philosophers like Bentham and Mill worked to produce a theory that could aid us make complex decisions with a desirable outcome.
The first covenant, Jeremiah indicated, would become null and void because of the sins of the Jewish people. The new covenant would absolve these sins and reaffirm God's fidelity to his people. "This famous prophecy provides the foundation and the core of the central theological teaching of the New Testament," said The Collegeville Bible Commentary on the Old Testament. "It underlies, but without explicit references, much of the 'new life' theology of St. John and is central to the teaching of Jesus in John's Last Supper discourse." (Collegeville 469).