9 March 2020: why we are not judeochristians.

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There are two faiths that came out of Biblical Judaism. The first is Christainity. because the Messiah did come, and died for the transgressions of the world, and then rose again.

The second is Talmudic Judaism: precept on precept, the teaching of the Pharisees and their disciples. And the two are not the same.

Indeed, modern Judaism – not Biblical Judaism, but Talmudic Judaism – is a younger faith than Christianity is, by a good 400 years at least. The two are violently opposed to each other and all anyone has to do to figure this out is to look up a decent translation of the Babylonian compilation of the Talmud.

The passages in there about how Gentiles are beasts in the shape of men who can be subjugated at will to serve Jewish interests are bloodcurdling and outrageous, and once the context is given, it is absolutely unsurprising that learned pastors and ministers of the Church – such as a certain Martin Luther – were enraged by what they found and recommended in the strongest possible terms to secular rulers that Jewish rabbis needed to be stopped from spreading such poison.

There is an argument on the Nicene Creed over at Vox Popoli. Worth a read. It is an internal fight among Christians trying to describe what is hard for humans to comprehend. For we are not God.

Christ is.

Hebrews 3:1-6

3 Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

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We are of Christ, and not of any other faith. The old Talmudic scholars knew that. They hated us, for Christ is indeed greater than Moses.

And in Christ alone we stand.