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

Esther Ellis

Hi Erik,
I like how you brought in the fact that Jews deny things about what their own Torah says the Messiah ought to be. This is also very surprising to me and sad. This is why Jesus talked about the ears of many being closed and that unless people choose to listen and believe, they will not be able to turn to God and be healed. I really appreciated reading the Scriptures you brought in for the proof that the Old Testament says that Jesus would be the Son of God.
I also appreciated how you put stress on the fact that Jesus is the only way and that no matter how much Jews are loved by God, they cannot come to Him unless they believe in Christ and that we, as Christians, still have a considerable distinction and separation from them based upon the fact that they don’t believe. All we can do is pray and speak Jesus into the lives of the Jews.
Thank you for your very thoughtful post!
– Esther