Christians believe Jesus was/is the Messiah. The Jews believe he was just a nice Jewish boy who went into his fathers business. Not all that much difference really.
I am a Christian. I too have the 600+ commandments that Jews have. When Jesus came he died for all sin and became the only way to salvation. How many ppl u know Jewish or not that can, will and have followed all 600+ commandments?! If you had to in order to make it to heaven no one would make it. Before Adam sinned in the garden of Eden it was absolutely possible for us to keep all 600+ commandments. After sin came no one was able to. So, to put us in a position to make it to heaven and to put us back in relationship with God like Adam had before sin Jesus came. He died for our sins by becoming sin. By being in Jesus we are presented faultless before God and is the only way to make it to heaven. God can not look upon sin so if you have committed sin he can not look upon you and thus u will not make it to heaven. Since God fixed the problem that man created Jesus came to inform us that the requirements that God established were no longer required because we messed up and God loves us and wants to be in relationship with us so he made it so that once again all ppl can have a relationship with him and make it to heaven. It would be unfair for us to be held accountable for something that we can not do.
Christianity and Judaism, all trace their roots to Abraham. Even if Judaism is seen as a direct continuation of the Abrahamic faith, Christianity which traces its founding to Jesus and the apostles, still have an appendage to Abraham as the origin of the christian faith.
why does the sky turn purple??
If you read this I think all will understand why we as Jews do not believe that was The Moshiach.
Oh By the way I am Jewish. :)
We both believe in the same God....and we both are waiting for the Messiah...It is just that the Christians are waiting for him to come again....and the Jews are waiting for him to come....We have part Two of the Bible...and they have just Part one...What we call the Old testament....
And the Jews have many more Laws than we do....But they do have the ten that we do...It is just that they have more...Like do not eat Pork.....
and I so love my ham and eggs
Jews and Christians do not believe in the same God, Judaism believes that God is a Unity, as does Islam. Christianity believes that God is a Trinity or a Triune deity. To Judaism there is only one God, and no other, and that means what Christians refer to as the father, what they reduce to one co-equal third of a Godhead. We are both waiting for someone, but the difference is that Christians believe that that someone is Jesus and regard him as God the son, part of the trinity, God in human form. Jews are not waiting for God the Son, this is not the definition of the Messiah in the Bible. Messiah means anointed one, anointed with oil being poured over ones head. In the Bible there are many Messiahs, every King of Israel and every High Priest was a Messiah. What we refer to as the coming of "The Messiah" in the Messianic age is never mentioned in the Hebrew bible. It is a term we have used to refer to future human King of the Jewish people, a descendent of King David through the line of Solomon who will bring in the Messianic age at the end of days, in gather the Jews to the land of Israel, rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, bring about a Universal knowledge of God, and an era of complete world peace. The Messiah is not a God or a Demigod, no more divine than any other human being, he will not only not be God, but he will also fear God himself. He will not be killed, and he does not die as a sacrifice to atone for the sins of humanity. The laws given to the Jewish people at Sinai and the covenant God made with them at Sinai is eternal, the laws will be observed even more so when the Messiah comes and sacrifices in the Temple will be restored. There will be no part two of the Bible. We are commanded not to add or subtract one Iota from the law that God gave at Sinai, anyone who were to do so, God tells us is a false prophet. Jeremiah speaks of a new covenant, this does not mean God will give a new book. If he were to do so, it would only be accepted through another mass revelation as with Sinai to the whole Jewish nation, not by a few individuals claiming to have seen miracles or by Paul claiming to have heard Jesus tell him things by himself on the way to Damascus, with no one else present to verify that he is telling the truth. The idea of a second coming is not supported by the Hebrew bible, only to be found in the Christian bible. The Messiah comes once and fulfils all the Messianic prophesies, and that is how we know he is the messiah. The second coming is an admission that these prophesies were not fulfilled by Jesus when he lived. There is no more reason to believe Jesus was the Messiah than anyone else who failed as a Messiah. There are many others, Shabbatai Tzvi, Chanina Ben Dosa, Simeon Bar Kochvah, or some Jews in Chabad who believe the late Lubavitcher Rebbe was the Messiah. There is a story about how a Christian said to a Rabbi that Jews were stupid for listening to the Rabbis, and that Rabbi Akiva believed that Bar Kochvah was the Messiah. So the Rabbi asked him what the point was. He responded, "If Rabbi Akiva was wrong about Bar Kochvah being the Messiah, then perhaps he and the other Rabbis were wrong about Jesus." The Rabbi responded, "But you are assuming that Rabbi Akiva was wrong. How do you know that Bar Kochvah wasn't the Messiah?" The Christian responded. "Bar Kochvah! The Messiah? Impossible, he got killed by the Romans and he didn't bring peace to the world." With naivety, and ignorance people believe that the only thing that differs between Jews and Christians is whether or not the Messiah has come or not. Above are but just a few examples. Jews don't believe in Original sin, we believe that man is born a blank slate neither good nor bad, equally capable of either. We do not believe in the devil, as Christians do, Satan is not a power unto himself able to win your soul, our souls are not ours to sell, the belong to God, the Satan only operates with Gods permission, as can be seen quite clearly in the Book of Job. The Torah to the Jews is not limited to what Christians call the Old Testament, we believe that at Sinai God revealed more than just what appears in the Written text, God revealed an oral Torah as well, explaining how to read the text and how to practice the laws it contains, without such an explanation, the text itself is unintelligible. Try to keep the laws yourself and you will find much of it to be unclear, but God would not have given us something that didnt come with a manual. The oral tradition was Oral and was not to be committed to writing. It was only when the second Temple was destroyed and the Romans destroyed Judah that the sages of that generation began the process of committing the oral Torah to writing. It is now found in the Misnah and the Gemara, along with later commentaries around it, together these large volumes are called the Talmud. To suggest that the differences between the 2 religions is just a matter of whether or not the Messiah has come or not, and that Jews only believe in the Old Testament whilst Christians believe in the old and the New is based on a complete lack of knowledge of Judaism and what it believes on its own terms. To assume that when the Messiah comes, whoever he will be, that Jews will become like Christians, not keeping Kosher, not keeping the Jewish festivals, moving the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and worship the Messiah as God incarnate is for Judaism a serious crime against God, it is by biblical definition, idolatry. Most Christians, and many Jews for that matter know very little about Judaism and make their statements of similarities and differences based on assumptions of what Judaism believes. I have yet to actually find an example of a major teaching or of theology or ethics or anything that both Jews and Christians do completely agree on and don't diverge on their approach to or interpretation.
Jewish belief stops at the old testiment. They are awaiting the arrivial of the Messiah who will bring Isreal back to its glory and will rule over men forever. Christians believe that Jesus was that Messiah and has fullfilled the tenets of the law for us and He will restore Isreal in the future and will come again and establish his kingdom over us.
We are the childern of God.
Similarities; they both believe there is a Messiah, whether he has came yet or not, they both believe in our Heavenly Father and Creator, and they both believe in the commandments.
Differences; Most Christians believe the Messiah has came to where Jews do not. Most Christians believe there are only 10 commandments and they no longer have to follow them and Jews know there are more than 10 and they still follow them the way they are suppose to.
We have 613 commandments.
Idk what Christians u know that don't at least keep the 10 commandments.
Yes there r over 600 commandments in the bible.
1 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
If they put Jesus in between them and God, isn't that putting one before Him?
Some might think that money has become their god also.
2 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
What is a fish symbol? What is a cross?
3 Remember the Sabbath.
Whether on Saturday or Sunday, who doesn't labor on those days any more?
4 Honor thy father and thy mother.
Why the need for nursing homes?
5 Thou shalt not kill.
Well there is one.
6 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
I bet you know someone that has.
7 Thou shalt not steal.
Maybe you know someone.
8 Thou shalt not covet.
Ever had a dream home, car, etc?
Need I go on?
Because Jews don't believe that Jesus was the Messiah they tend to stick to the rules that were written in the old testament of the Bible eg. They don't eat pork, they keep the sabbaths, I'm pretty sure the males cover their heads all the time etc.
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I read it and it is all interpretation of the scripture.
They both belive in the same God