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Our tradition reflects the view that humans are created in the image of God. Israel's Relationship with God. It wasn't always this easy to be a Jew in a Christian country. In the 21st century, the Church's age-old desire for the soul of the Jew. Christianity has received from Judaism its basic understanding of God, his covenant relationship with His people, and assembling together for worship. There is.
Concepts of God[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Judaism and major sects of Christianity reject the view that God is entirely immanent although some[ who? Both religions reject the view that God is entirely transcendentand thus separate from the world, as the pre-Christian Greek Unknown God. Both religions reject atheism on one hand and polytheism on the other.
Both religions agree that God shares both transcendent and immanent qualities. How these religions resolve this issue is where the religions differ.
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Christianity posits that God exists as a Trinity ; in this view God exists as three distinct persons who share a single divine essenceor substance. In those three there is one, and in that one there are three; the one God is indivisible, while the three persons are distinct and unconfused, God the FatherGod the Sonand God the Holy Spirit.
It teaches that God became especially immanent in physical form through the Incarnation of God the Son who was born as Jesus of Nazarethwho is believed to be at once fully God and fully human. There are denominations self-describing as Christian who question one or more of these doctrines, however, see Nontrinitarianism.
By contrast, Judaism sees God as a single entityand views trinitarianism as both incomprehensible and a violation of the Bible's teaching that God is one. It rejects the notion that Jesus or any other object or living being could be 'God', that God could have a literal 'son' in physical form or is divisible in any way, or that God could be made to be joined to the material world in such fashion.
Although Judaism provides Jews with a word to label God's transcendence Ein Sofwithout end and immanence Shekhinahin-dwellingthese are merely human words to describe two ways of experiencing God; God is one and indivisible. Shituf A minority Jewish view, which appears in some[ which? This theology is referred to in Hebrew as Shituf literally "partnership" or "association".
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Although worship of a trinity is considered to be not different from any other form of idolatry for Jews, it may be an acceptable belief for non-Jews according to the ruling of some Rabbinic authorities[ who? Right action[ edit ] Faith versus good deeds[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources. November See also: Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification and Biblical law in Christianity Judaism teaches that the purpose of the Torah is to teach us how to act correctly.
God's existence is a given in Judaism, and not something that most authorities see as a matter of required belief.
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Although some authorities[ who? The quintessential verbal expression of Judaism is the Shema Yisraelthe statement that the God of the Bible is their God, and that this God is unique and one. The quintessential physical expression of Judaism is behaving in accordance with the Mitzvot the commandments specified in the Torahand thus live one's life in God's ways. Thus fundamentally in Judaism, one is enjoined to bring holiness into life with the guidance of God's lawsrather than removing oneself from life to be holy.
Much of Christianity also teaches that God wants people to perform good worksbut all branches hold that good works alone will not lead to salvation, which is called Legalismthe exception being dual-covenant theology. Some Christian denominations[ which? The first group generally uses the term "faith" to mean "intellectual and heartfelt assent and submission".
From there it is possible to understand one thing from another. However, concerning Ein Sof, there is no aspect anywhere to search or probe; nothing can be known of it, for it is hidden and concealed in the mystery of absolute nothingness. Maimonides describes God in this fashion: All the beings of the heavens, the earth, and what is between them came into existence only from the truth of His being. Gersonidesfor example, argued that God knows the choices open to each individual, but that God does not know the choices that an individual will make.
Some modern Jewish thinkers take care to articulate God outside of the gender binary a concept seen as not applicable to God. Kabbalistic tradition holds that emanations from the divine consist of ten aspectscalled sefirot. Conceptions of God[ edit ] Personal[ edit ] The mass revelation at Mount Horeb in an illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company, Most of classical Judaism views God as a personal godmeaning that humans can have a relationship with God and vice versa.
He is not only cosmic but also personal Jewish monotheism thinks of God in terms of definite character or personality, while pantheism is content with a view of God as impersonal. Who hears and answers.
Jews believe that "God can be experienced" but also that "God cannot be understood," because "God is utterly unlike humankind" as shown in God's response to Moses when Moses asked for God's name: Anthropomorphic statements about God "are understood as linguistic metaphors, otherwise it would be impossible to talk about God at all". If you sinned, how do you harm God, and if your transgressions are many, what do you do to God? If you are righteous, what do you give God? Or what does God take from your hand?5 FAST FACTS Why the JEWS Rejected JESUS CHRIST as the MESSIAH !!!
Your wickedness [affects] a person like yourself, and your righteousness a child of humanity. A notion that God is in need of human beings has been propounded by Abraham Joshua Heschel.