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Q.  Why do Jews and Christians seem to think so differently?

Answer by Robert Brow    (www.brow.on.ca)

Many Jews hope the Messiah might come one day and put things right, and some Christians think the same. In this website we view the eternal Son of God as reigning among people of all nations from the first creation of humans on earth.

The Sadducee stream of Jewish thinking has no idea of resurrection. For us our personal resurrection is the heart of our faith.

The Pharisee stream of Jewish thinking (as among the strict orthodox Jews) views faith as obeying the kosher and other rules. We don’t live rules, but by the Spirit.

Jews often forget the third strand of the promise to Abraham (Genesis 12:3). We have taken the Jewish Old Testament and the mission statement of the Messiah (Matthew 5 - 7) to all nations.

For Jews the survival of their own nation is of supreme importance. We know that God "has made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence, and the boundaries of their existence where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him" (Acts 17:26).


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