Sodaiho: The Judaism of today, as Leuki says, has evolved. With the destruction of the Temple, rabbinic Judaism arose, converting sacrifice to prayer. The same Torah is studied daily, recited weekly in synagugue in a yearly cycle.
The religion of the Jewish people evolved. But it is much closer to the Judaism of 2000 years ago than your version of "Christianity",
Really?...How is evolving Rabbinic Judaism much closer to Hebraic Judaism of 2000 years ago when you consider this?....
The problem is Rabbinic Judaism is of man, not of God. That alone should tell you something.
Rabbinic Judaism biggest problem is it's without a priesthood like that found in the Book of Moses Lev. 28. It was a priesthood "according to the carnal commandment", said St. Paul to the Hebrews 7:17 destined to give way to the "priesthood" according to the order of Melchisedec. Psalm 109, Hebrews 7, a priesthood without genealogy restored in Christ.
The Jews were the only specially selected people in the world with whom God made a covenant, in the days before the coming of the Christ. This covenant was a bilateral contract in the sense that the reward God promised would go to the "elect" IF they were faithful to His commands and prophecies. God told Moses to tell the Jews that,
"If you will hear My voice and keep My covenant, you shall be My peculiar possession above all people...and you shall be to Me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation". Exodus 19:5-6.
Aside from the fact that the Jews are no longer a "priestly kingdom", there stands the command of Moses which they fail to obey that bars present day Jews from calling themselves God's "chosen people" and would seem to conflict bigtime with your assertion, Leauki. Moses' command was that they listen to the "prophet" God would send, whom "thou shalt hear". Deut.18:15.
What of this "PROPHET" that Moses was saying the Jews should listen to? He was to be not like Joshua whom Moses invensted with the leadership of Israel. Not like the other prophets who funcitioned in Israel before the beginning of the Christian era, but like Moses. He was to be a Mediator between man and God, but Infinitely more excellent than Moses. Moses was a servant of the Lord, whereas the Prophet was to be the Lord Himself. David told of Him, as did Isaias and a host of others among God's elect.
Psalm 89:3, "I (the Lord) have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to David My servant: Thy seed will I establish FOREVER, and build up thy throne TO ALL GENERATIONS."
While this throne of David would be occupied by Solomon, an earthly king, then, in the fullness of time, was to begin the reign of the "Begotten" Son of David, a spiritual KIng whose reign would continue "FOREVER".
Where can that throne of David be that was to last forever save in the spiritual throne occupied by the Messias, the Son of David? The King of the Jews came, the priesthood, the sacrifices, and temple of the Jews ceased to exist. There is no house of David in existence today in which a future Son of David can be born, being no longer needed, as the Abrahamic-Mosaic contract was fulfilled 21 centuries ago.
It's the Christians who have harkened to what the prophet Moses told future generations "to hear". It's the Christians who are "all the children of God through fiath in Jesus Christ (the Prophet of Prophets. For all you who are baptized have put on Christ..you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are offspring of Abraham, heirs to the promise." Gal. 3.
Note: everything comes back to Christ; He, without question, is the dividing line.
To not accept Jesus as God is hardly a sin in the view of people from other faiths. Its time you come to terms with this.
This is what I have come to terms with....
The mission that was once given to the Jews exclusively, that through them the world would be brought to belief in the ONe, True God, was given by the Messianic King of the Jews to His Church, the body commissioned to "Go teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost."
The Jews today like most of their forefathers in Jerusalem have become God's wayward children, by their rejection of the Son of David, Jesus Christ. The "children of the promise" those who accept Christ as Moses said should be heard are the chosen people, and not the present day Jews who deny HIm. I'm not saying that God has abandoned all Jews. The very existence of Jews, despite the persecutions they have suffered, proves God has not cast off His people. God awaits on the Cross with outstretched arms, their coming inot His gentle embrace. Then will the remnant of Israel, regenerated through the holy water of Baptism be numbered among the chosen people.
I think it was Pope Gregory back in the 6th century who wrote in his Sicut Judeis non
, "no one has the right to harm Jews or disrupt their worship services, but the Jews have likewise, no right to corrupt the faith or morals of Christians or subvert Christian societies."
This. as well as Christ's commandment to love one another as He loves us, is in stark contrast to what is written in the Talmud about the Jews care and concern for us Christians.
Lula, I really don't believe you are a stupid person or an anti-semite, but your unwillingness to explore original source materials, reliance on clearly distorted and extremely slanted source material, would suggest otherwise.
Calling me stupid or labeling me anti-Semitic doesn't hold water. It's getting so it's impossible for anyone who uses the word Jew as a category, says something negative about Judaism or the Talmud is charged with anti-Semitism. It's perfectly permissible to use the term when Jews are victims of some attack, but any reference to Jews as attackers (in this case of Christ and Christianity) is ipso facto evidence of anti-Semitism and now evidently also a sign of stupidity....well, of this Sodaiho, I'll say back to you, stick and stones will break my bones, but being called "anti-Semitic" isn't true and therefore doesn't apply or hurt me.
I have no fear of being stigmatized by the label of anti-Semitism...save it for when it really counts.
I write strictly to uphold my faith and devotion to God and to defend Catholicism.