Wednesday, 5 September 2018
1.Christian belief of “Who is God”?
We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit and these three are one.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1 John 5:7 (KJV)
Judaism belief of “Who is God”?
Orthodox Jews believe there is only one God. He is a Spirit who is all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present, and eternal.
Reform Jews, however, can interpret the “God concept” however they like, and that’s still within the boundaries of their Judaism. They can be atheist, naturalists, religious humanists, but they all agree on one concept” The truth is that we do not know the truth” So if you want to know what reform Jews believe about God today, it really depends on which Jewish person you ask.
2. Christians belief of “Who is Jesus”?
Jesus is our Lord and Saviour.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Judaism belief of “Who is Jesus”?
One thing most Jewish people do agree on today is that Jesus is not that Messiah.
3.Christians belief of Heaven and Hell.
Christians have an assurance that we shall be welcomed to the Almighty Father’s home which is heaven. It is His house who is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, dwells in light and eternity.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:2-3 (KJV)
The Bible speaks about hell and each of us shall give an account on the day of judgement. The Bible talks about second death where there will be a final separation of sinners from God.
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:14-15 (KJV)
Judaism belief of Heaven and Hell.
Orthodox Jews do believe there is life after death. They believe the righteous of all nations will live forever with God. Some believe nothing happens when you die. Others believe you go to She’ol or Gehenna, a place of purification (kind of like a Jewish purgatory). Then you either go directly to Paradise, or you are destroyed and cease to exist, or you continue to live in a state of unending remorse. Again, today’s Judaism leaves it open to personal opinion.
In the Reform and Conservative branches, most have no concept of personal life after death. What is most important is the here and now—being a good person, and making the world a better place.
4.Christian belief of Sin and Salvation.
If we deny we have not sinned the truth is not in us.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8 (KJV)
The denial of our sin only deceives ourselves, but reflects dishonour to God.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us
1 John 1:10 (KJV)
The confession and act of faith that Jesus is Lord and Saviour and that He was raised from the dead, shows that a Bible believing Christian is saved by the righteousness of Christ imputed through faith.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Judaism belief of Sin and Salvation
None of the branches of Judaism believe in original sin. They teach that man is created in the image of God and is born morally pure. They either think of humanity as neutral—with the potential for both good and bad—or as basically good. Although men do sin, they believe that God’s justice is tempered with mercy.
Many Jewish people never ask the question, “What do I have to do to get into Heaven?” since Judaism teaches that all good people from all nations will go to Heaven. And because most Jews don’t believe in Hell, they don’t think of needing to be “saved” from anything. Remember, they believe they already have a favoured standing with God as His “chosen people.”
Many Jews do believe that studying the Torah, praying and doing good deeds will earn them a better place in Heaven, but they get a “Free Pass” as descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Scripture has something to say about that kind of thinking:
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Matthew 3:9 (KJV)