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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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Slade Czaja
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Hi Erin,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree that we should not assume that our beliefs as Christians generally align with Jews, except for Jesus. I also find it interesting the salvation emphasis of Christianity as opposed to the blessing orientation of Judaism.
We often don’t realize the framework of our own thought. It is easy to impose our way of thought on other people. This can be very destructive for a true understanding of what other people believe. It can put up barriers against healthy dialogue between Jews and Christians. We need to take the time to actually understand what others believe by asking good questions. then we will be better equipped to share what we believe in a way that will be understood.