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

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Joseph Danaher
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Thanks for your post, Harvest. I too wonder what Christianity as an institution has thrown away of true Christlikeness with its historical degradation of Judaism. I wonder if the notions of caring for the poor, the widow, the orphan, and the migrant are so neglected by many in Christianity today, if not outrightly disregarded (in the case of say advocacy for banning Syrian refugees for instance), precisely because of this. I don’t think Christ meant in any way to dismiss any of those listed prioritized groups of people. Additionally, I also did not know that some progressive strands of Judaism believe the Messiah to be an age to come.