(- did Jesus really say that?) The writer of Matthew states in chapter 10:35,36 that Jesus did not come to bring peace, eluding to a passage very similar to Micah 7:6, yet the gospel promotes Jesus as the prophesied messiah, that according to Jewish Scripture will bring peace to the world. Was this passage in … Continue reading Matthew vs Micah
Category: Questions to Ponder
Who is the servant in Isaiah 53?
Is the servant in Isaiah 53 a person or something else? Judaism and Christianity have completely different answers. Taking the time to study the Scripture preceding chapter 53, Isaiah gives us the answer. So lets approach this without a preconceived conclusion. The subject of Isaiah 53 actually begins in chapter 52, verse 13. Keep in … Continue reading Who is the servant in Isaiah 53?
Is the “Original Sin” Inherent? – A review of Genesis 3:13
Was Adam and Eves sin in the Garden of Eden passed on to their decedents?
Abortion – A Jewish perspective
Judaism, like any other religious belief has a wide variety of different thoughts, opinions, and expressions on this topic. However, with that being said, I believe it is safe to say that Judaism is all about life. As we say after the Friday night blessing over the wine, La’heim, “to life”! As I write this … Continue reading Abortion – A Jewish perspective
Is Isaiah 7:14 referring to a “virgin” or a “young woman”?
Some believe that she was a combination of both, she may have been a young woman and a virgin as well. So why does this matter? It wouldn't matter, but the verse is used by the writer of Mathew to present his “virgin birth” story of the messiah. The book of Matthew is the only … Continue reading Is Isaiah 7:14 referring to a “virgin” or a “young woman”?
Does the Bible say that blood is required to be forgiven?
Does blood have to be shed for Gods forgiveness? Does God require a blood sacrifice before He will forgive? The Christian religion teaches that blood is required, while Judaism teaches that blood is not required. So which is it? What does the Torah teach us? The first few chapters of Leviticus is dedicated to explaining … Continue reading Does the Bible say that blood is required to be forgiven?
Is Hellenism Alive and Well Today?
The Sea of Galilee (The Kinnereit) What is Hellenism? When Alexander the Great was concurring the then known world, the typical practice was to take slaves from the concurred land or move a portion of the people to another location under your control. However Alexander the Great is not known for this practice. His objective … Continue reading Is Hellenism Alive and Well Today?
What does it mean to atone for sin?
Growing up in a Christian environment I would hear teachers mention atonement many times in there presentations. However, very seldom did they give a comprehensive explanation on just what it meant. Usually it was coupled with Jesus atoning for everybody's sin, only how he atoned was confusing. Over time I learned what they were referring … Continue reading What does it mean to atone for sin?
When we die, do some go to heaven and others go to hell?
Christianity and Judaism have quite different views on this topic. Christianity says that all are judged upon death, and are either granted access to heaven, or doomed to hell and damnation. Judaism on the other hand teaches that the soul separates from the body at death and returns to its Creator in Gan Eden. Which … Continue reading When we die, do some go to heaven and others go to hell?
Do I Need To Tithe?
What does the Tanach (Bible) say? There are several different types of tithes spoken about in The Torah. What are the tithes, how were they administered, and how do they apply to us today? Lets look at the tithing commandments. The Tithes can be divided into two major groups. I. Group A consists of: A. … Continue reading Do I Need To Tithe?