a jew and christian-what is the difference?

@hiveenu (521)
India
March 22, 2007 1:29pm CST
Hi, this doubt is there in my mind for quite some time and somehow I failed to check it out myself all these years. Will somebody enlighten me? And any additional information regarding them is welcome. Thanks.
3 responses
@chappy81 (13)
• Israel
23 Mar 07
The Jewish Faith is monotheistic (One God) Started by Abraham and the patriarchs, and encourages a one on one relationship with God. Many religions were stared from Judaism and Christianity is one of them, they proceed to place a go-between between god and man, in this case Jesus (Mohammed in the case of Islam) and unfortunately this can take away from god's glory and mix it up with that of Jesus. There is much conjecture as to the validity of Christs claims, and really only the fisrt four books of the new testament (Matthew Mark Luke and John) Outline his life, and these are all the same accounts, on the part of four different people. A final thought for you is : Jesus was a Jew! He went to the synagogue to read the torah, and pray to God!!
@urbandekay (18308)
24 Mar 07
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• Israel
27 Mar 07
It is my pleasure to help, sometimes it is good to scrape back all the trappings of modern religion and look at God's original promises, why would god chage his mind? He made a pact with the Jews, and God does not change to suit us, we must change to suit him. Peace.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Chappy81, it was this realization that I must change my religion to suit Yahweh, not try to force Him to adapt to my religion, that was one of the reasons why I changed from Christianity to Messianic Judaism. I am here to worship Yahweh, not for Him to bow down to whatever I consider to be worship.
• United States
22 Mar 07
Hi. Well, the main difference is that a Jews believe that a Messiah is coming, but has not come yet. Christians believe that Christ is the Messiah as promised in the old testament of the bible. When Christianity started, most of the believers were Jewish. Even now, there are still people who consider themselves Jewish, but also believe the Christ is the Messiah (they call themselves messiahnistic Jews). A Messiah is supposed to be the one who comes to save everyone and bring them close to God. But, a lot of Jewish people, past and present, think the Messiah is also political and will conquer their enemies. I could go into more detail about this, but it would take pages and pages of writing.
• United States
22 Mar 07
I should probably say "Jesus" rather than Christ because Christ also means "messiah".
@hiveenu (521)
• India
22 Mar 07
Hi, that's very nice. You know, even in Hinduism, people believe that God (specifically lord krishna) takes various forms time and again to save mankind and punish the evil. We call it "avadharam" (genesis). Thanks for your explanation.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I did not know that. So, I learned something as well.
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
17 Dec 07
The three religions Jewish, Christian, and Islam are called Abrahamic religions, Because they emerged from the descendants of Abrabam. Jews believe in One God (YHWH), their Prophet Moses(Musa) and previous prophets. Following their Sacred book called 'TaNaKh' words of God { Torah(penta teach)+ Nevim(prophets) + Ketuvem(Writings)}. Follows the traditions from 'Talmud' They are waiting for the coming of prophet Messiah. Jesus is not considered as the Messiah by Jews. Christians Believe in One God with Trinity Concept. Jesus the Messiah who came after Moses, but consider as a son of God, and God; Father and Son and Holy Ghosts are the same God. Christians says they accept prophets Moses and teachings, Jesus gave them the teachings of Moses and his own teachings (Gospel) but the Torah of Jews and the same in Christian Bible differs; And Modern Christians do not believe in the Old testament Laws. Christians expect a second coming of Jesus close to the day of Judgment. Muslims Believe in One and Only one God, believe in Messenger/Prophet Mohammad, and in previous prophets without any distinction between them. Their Holy Scripture is Quran -The words of God- and traditions from 'Hadiths'. We believe in Moses, Jesus and Mohammad as Prophets of God. We consider Jesus as the Promised Messiah by Moses, believe Jesus didn't die yet and not crucified. We expect second coming of Messiah Jesus closer the the day of Judgement.