posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 10:16 PM
reply to post by Thesickness
Slow down for a second! You're listing to Christian dogma! God has not left non-Jews without means of receiving forgiveness of sins. Minimally,
non-Jews are to live by moral and civil rules and establish the proper institutions necessary to uphold the basic structure of society. For example, a
tone of righteousness and mercy is to be set in relationships of human to human and human to animal life in the command to abstain from eating flesh
from a living animal (Genesis 9:4) and in having responsibility to maintain the sanctity of life, whether one's own or another person's (Genesis
9:5-6). On a deeper spiritual level, non-Jews may also establish a personal relationship with God (2 Kings 5:15-18) and find remission of sin through
sincere repentance (Jonah 3:5-10, Daniel 4:27). there are many views because the afterlife isn't described in Judaism. Most Jews don't focus on the
afterlife, we let G-d worry about that. Jews focus on the here-and-now: keeping G-d's commandments, studying Torah, caring for others and helping to
repair the world.
Some Jews believe that when someone dies and they are righteous, we go to join G-d immediately. If we aren't righteous they spend a short time away
Some Jews believe that we enter a sleep-like state until the Messiah/Messianic age and then join in the new world to come.
Some Jews believe in reincarnation until the Messiah/Messianic age or until one becomes righteous enough to join G-d.
Jews do NOT believe in an eternal torment/hell. That would not be part of the righteous plan of a loving G-d. There is NO discussion or description of
“hell” in the Jewish Tanakh. Christians claim that in the birth of Jesus there occurred the miracle of the incarnation of God in the form of a
human being. To say that God became truly a human being invites a number of Questions. Let us ask the following about the alleged truly man-truly god
Jesus. What happened to his foreskin after his circumcision (Luke 2:21)? Did it ascend to heaven, or did it decompose as with any human piece of
flesh? During his lifetime what happened to his hair, nails, and blood shed from wounds? Did the cells of his body die as in ordinary human beings? If
his body did not function in a truly human way, he could not be truly human as well as truly God. Yet, if his body functioned exactly in a human way,
this would nullify any claim to divinity. It would be impossible for any part of God, even if incarnate, to decompose in any way and still be
considered God. By definition, not mystery, the everlasting, one God, in whole or in part, does not die, disintegrate, or decompose: "For I the Lord
do not change" (Malachi 3:6). Did Jesus' flesh dwell in safety after his death? 1 Peter 3:18 states Jesus was "put to death in the flesh, but made
alive in the spirit." 1 Corinthians 15:44-45 claims Jesus was "raised a spiritual body," that is, he "became a life-giving spirit." No mention of
the survival of the flesh is alluded to. In Acts 2:31, it is claimed Peter stated that following the alleged resurrection Jesus' body did not see
decay. Paul is alleged to have also made this claim (Acts 13:34-37). However, unless Jesus' body never underwent "decay" during his lifetime he
could not be God, but if it did not undergo "decay" then he was not truly human.