Judaism And Judaism: The Differences Between Judaism And Christianity

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When Jesus walked on this earth over 2000 years ago, there was a division among the Jews on wither or not He was the true Messiah that He claimed He was. The Jews believed that He was not the true Messiah because of many substantial and vital distinctions between Judaism and Christianity. It must be remembered that Christianity emerged from Judaism, but not on a straight line. To say that the two religions are completely different would be a complete misstatement. There are similarities that will be discussed as we learn together, along with many differences that separate these two great religions of the world. It is my intention not to judge one over the other, but to explain that everyone has their own beliefs and that belief should be respected…show more content…
As for the Christian belief, there are no other forms of salvation other than through Jesus. In contrast, the Jewish belief is that humans are not born good or bad, but they are born with both. As the human progress through life, they have the free moral will to choose the good and this free moral is more powerful than the evil inclination. The Jewish ethics is that humans have the ability to think for themselves on how to act. Temptation allows people to choose their course in life and to be held responsible for their action. In other words, the Jewish thinkers have focused their lives to have a good life here on earth and to try and improve the world, leaving concerns about death and beyond until that time arrives. The Christian belief propels them to seek forgiveness before they cross the…show more content…
While Christianity places emphasis on focusing on the New Covenant as told through Jesus Christ, Judaism places its emphasis on right conduct that is recorded in the Torah and Talmud. Christians believe in individual salvation from sin through repentance and receiving Jesus Christ as their God and Savior through faith. Jews believe in individual and collective participation with God through tradition, rituals, prayers and ethical actions. Christianity believes in a triune God, one person of whom became human, whereas Judaism emphasizes the oneness of God and rejects the Christian concept of God in human form. Judaism and Christianity share the belief that there is One, True God, who is the only one worthy to be worshipped. Both Judaism and Christianity believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, for Jews the God of the Tanaka and for Christians the God of the Old Testament, the creator of the universe. In both religions, offenses against the will of God are called sin. These sins can be thoughts, words, or

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