Top Ten Things I Wish Every Jew Knew

Top Ten Things I Wish Every Jew Knew About Christians (Summary Version)

Every year at this time, I confront the question “Did the Jews kill Jesus?” and I’m  reminded of the Jewish roots of Christianity.  I’m saddened at the ongoing misunderstanding between many Jewish people and Christians.

 If I could speak to the hearts of the Jewish people, here are the top 10 things I wish you knew about me:

  1. I don’t blame you for the crucifixion of Jesus.
  2. I didn’t cause the Holocaust—I’m as outraged as you are that it happened.
  3. I love the Jewish people.
  4. I won’t force my beliefs on you.
  5. I don’t refer to the Tanakh as the Old Testament because the New Testament supplanted it.
  6. I am not like every other Christian just as I respect that not all Jews are exactly alike.
  7. I don’t view myself as superior or you as inferior.
  8. I don’t view your faith as wrong–Jesus practiced it.
  9. Discrimination on the basis of our faith is wrong—whether Jew or Christian.
  10. I am Christian because I follow Jesus, who was Jewish.

Would you like to read the explanations of each of these?  Please join me on the next page as we go deeper in our understanding each other.

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Categories Articles, Articles and Devotionals, Chapel Worship/News | Tags: | Posted on April 24, 2011

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