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Originally posted by DISRAELI
You would need to ask the Jews for their own definition of themselves (I'm not one).
However, there are "secular Jews", aren't there, who regard themselves as Jewish without adhering to the religious aspect?
So if the "ethnic" definition is primary, I would have thought the answer was "yes".
Originally posted by littled16
I don't see why not, after all Christ and all of his followers were in fact Jews. The only difference I see between Jews and Christian Jews is that the former believes the Messiah hasn't come yet and the latter believes that He has already come in the form of Jesus Christ.
Originally posted by Joecroft
reply to post by littled16
I agree with your sentiment…
What I got to thinking was…Why was there ever a need to separate the 2, into 2 different classifications…to begin with…In other words, why is standard Judaism/Jewishness, claiming the right to decide what is Jewish/ Judaic beleif, and what isn’t etc…
In the discussion, it is the Christians who seem to be suggesting that the “Jews for Jesus”, should remain separate from Judaism…just because they (Jews for Jesus) believe Jesus is the Messiah…which in my view is completely ridiculous, seeing as both Judaism and Christianity are inextricably linked.
It seems to me, like the real question here should be… why don’t Christians embrace more aspects of Judaism…
Originally posted by guitarplayer
reply to post by EnochWasRight
When will this day of rest come? According to Paul Christ is our Sabbath rest we are to rest in Him and cease from our fleshly labors. If you are using the analogue of a day as a 1000 years and it has been 2 days since Christ laid down and took up His life then when does the third day begin?