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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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Hi Clay, this was also something that surprised me. While I knew that there were different sects within Judaism, I didn’t realize how different their views were on key concepts like the Messiah. I wonder how each sect came to their conclusions on this and how much of it is based on the Torah. On your last point, I do believe that we have lost our Jewish roots. I feel like as Christians, we sometimes tend to emphasize only the New Testament and disregard the Old Testament entirely. We forget that the Old Testament is the beginning of our story, that the gospel was prophesied here, that it literally lay the foundation for our faith. I think the questions you raised are very important ones and they can help us get back to our roots.