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Reply To: Did any of the similarities or differences between Christian and Jewish theology surprise you? If so, which/why?

Tina Joji

Growing up, I had no idea that Jews do not believe in the Messiah or that Christ Jesus is our God. I once wore a Cross necklace to school and my Jewish classmate saw my necklace and had made a somewhat harsh comment on it. I was extremely confused as to why he would feel that way towards the cross but then eventually learned that that is not actually in their belief systems. I do still have a lot of questions and am still in the efforts of learning the differences and similarities between the theologies. My passages Israel trip aided in exposing me to the different nuances between both. I think courses such as these are really useful in displaying elements that may not be commonly be known to man. I am intrigued and look forward to expanding my wisdom so I can be better prepared as a leader.