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

Deneisha Hollis

There are a lot of things that surprise me about the differences and similarities between Christians and Jewish theology. The first thing that surprises me is that the Modern Jews believe the return of the Messiah is an age instead of a person. As a Christian we are taught that Jesus will be coming back to judge all and that we have to remain faithful and live like Jesus would want us too. Jewish people think more of a symbolic statement as the return of God. A similarity that surprised me was the belief in the prophets that were in the old testament. I think that these prophets gave us a better understanding of why we worship God and how to get to heaven. Also both believe in a day of rest and that is something both the Torah and the Bible tell us. I think often we forget that whether we have the same way to practice our religion we ultimately want the same things from God.