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Religions of the World. Judaism. God gave special blessings to the Jews until Christ Came. 1. What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2. Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. Romans 3:1-2.

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God gave special blessings to the Jews until Christ Came

1. What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

2. Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. Romans 3:1-2

Old Testament scriptures

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Judaism

  • Closest to Christianity
  • Forerunner of Christianity
  • Old Testament Religion - people of Abraham
  • The Oldest World Religion
  • Smallest in number
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Judaism

Judaism is the "religion, philosophy, and way of life" of the Jewish people.

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” John 1:11

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Symbols of Judaism

Menorah

Star of David

Flag of Israel

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Judaism

Roots of

  • Abraham - Gen. 12:1-3
  • Abram to Abraham
  • Isaac
  • Jacob and Esau
    • Jacob to Israel - 12 sons
    • Israelites - the nation
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Judaism

Roots of

  • Israelites - Received a law and a land
  • Land of Egypt - slaves
  • Moses deliverer
  • Law at Mt. Sinai
  • 40 years of wandering
  • Entered the promised land
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Promised Land

Mt. Sinai

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Judaism

Roots of

  • Israelites - In the land of promise
  • Judges to rule
  • Kings - 120 years - Saul, David, Solomon
  • Divided Kingdom - Israel & Judah
  • Judah - Babylonian captivity - 70 years
  • Returned to homeland - rebuilt the Temple
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Between the

Testaments

Judaism

  • Ancient Historical events
    • Alexander the Great
    • Antiochus Epiphanes IV
    • Independent until Pompey
    • Jews rebelled against Rome A.D. 66
    • Many fled to other countries
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Judaism

  • Modern Historical events
    • Many returned in 1917 at Balfour Declaration
    • After WW II - Jews sought a homeland
    • War between Jews and Arabs
    • 1947 - UN allowed partition of Palestine
    • 1948 - Modern Israel established as a nation
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Judaism Today

Their Beliefs

No official creed

“this world”

Three Major Divisions

1.Orthodox Jews

2. Reform Jews

3. Conservative

Two Goals

Stamp out Christianity

Jews chosen people

Discredit the Bible

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Sacred Writings

Judaism

Torah

First 5 books - Pentateuch

Talmud

Mishnah

Gemara

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World Views

Judaism

  • Cosmos
  • Deity
  • Man
  • Man’s Plight
  • Salvation
  • Conduct
  • Destiny
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World Views

Judaism

  • Cosmos
    • World Created by God - Gen. 1 & 2
  • Deity
    • One God - Yahweh
  • Man
    • Created by Yahweh
    • One life to obey or disobey
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World Views

Judaism

  • Man’s Plight - sin is cause of trouble
  • Salvation
    • Linked to obedience
  • Conduct
    • Ethical conduct - to please Yahweh
  • Destiny
    • God will restore their nation
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Some Errors

Judaism

1. Deny Jesus was the Messiah

Still looking for the Messiah

Ignore the Prophecies

Christ was the Messiah

Acts 3:21-24 - quote from Deut. 18:15-19

Rom.10:4 “Christ is the end of the law…”

Col. 2:14 Law taken away when Christ died

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Some Errors

Judaism

2. Deny Mediator between God / Man

Do not pray through Jesus

Pray directly to God

Jesus is our Mediator

1 Tim.2:5 “for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

Col. 3:17 - giving thanks to God by him

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Some Errors

Judaism

3. Reject New Testament As a Fake

Deny inspiration of the N.T.

O.T. Scriptures fulfilled

Joel 2:28 - Acts 2:16-17

Zech. 12:10 - Acts 2:36-38

Isa. 2:2-3 - Acts 2 on Pentecost

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Some Errors

Judaism

4. Will receive the Land Promise

God promised Abraham and his family

God Fulfilled this Promise

Joshua 21:43 “So the LORD gave to Israel all the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it and dwelt in it.”

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Judaism

A religion and foundation of nation of Israel

America supports Modern nation of Israel

Premillennialism - the idea that Christ will some day return to Jerusalem and rule the world from David’s throne

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Judaism

  • And Christianity are mutually exclusive !!!
  • If Judaism is true:
    • The Messiah has not come
    • The New Testament is a lie
    • Jesus was an imposter
    • Christianity is a fraud
    • Jesus blood was shed for nothing
    • Our sins are unforgiven
    • We are without Hope and without God
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Judaism

  • And Christianity are mutually exclusive !!!
  • If Christianity is true:
    • The Bible makes perfect sense
    • Prophecy has been fulfilled
    • Old Covenant replaced by New
    • Non-Jewish people do have hope
    • Our sins can be forgiven
    • We have hope of a home in heaven
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Christianity

Is the way of Salvation !

All other religions are false.

Confucianism

Hinduism

Judaism

Buddhism

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Christianity

Is the way of Salvation !

All other religions are false.

“Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

evanscoc@bellsouth.net

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Evening May 15, 2011