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

Jamila White


Many Jews are actually coming to faith in Jesus as their Messiah. As one Messianic Jewish man put it, “Believing in Jesus as the Messiah was the most Jewish thing I could do. The New Testament is undeniably Jewish.” I have also found that the more I study while in seminary school, the more Jewish roots I see within the New Testament as well. This Messianic Jewish man made note that many Jews have misconceptions of the Christian faith and theology. I got a glimpse of this during a Shabbat dinner in Israel. We had a beautiful dialogue with the Israeli Jewish host. She had an honest question, which brought forth an amazing conversation. I believe that as long as we display the love of Christ, we can have sometimes difficult but amazing dialogue.