LESSONS OF JUDAISM

 

Eternal Life

†† This is for those involved in or who have a Jewish friend or relative involved in Messianic Judaism or Jewish Christianity.

 

†† The great conductor of the universe is giving a concert.Everyone is offered a free pass to go backstage when the concert is ended and reside with him.It is free.Nothing can be done to earn it.All one has to do is accept it.Just sit in the audience, enjoy the music and wait for the concert to end.It sounds wonderful.Everyone would want to take advantage of such a gift.

 

†† Everyone except the musicians.Their role is to be on stage making music.They donít need a backstage pass.They get to go backstage anyway.They are part of the orchestra.

 

†† The High Holy Days illustrate the fundamental difference between Judaism and Messianic Judaism/Jewish Christianity.During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur each seeks forgiveness for sins.In Judaism, forgiveness leads to being written in the Book of Life.The Book of Life specifies who will prosper and who will fail, who will die and who will live, etc.It specifies what will happen in the coming year. It is not about eternal life or heaven.It deals with life on this earth.

 

†† In contrast, in Messianic Judaism/Jewish Christianity the goal of forgiveness of sin is gaining a relationship with G-d.

 

†† Every Jew has a relationship with G-d. Like an undiscovered inheritance, a person may not realize they already have that relationship.This inheritance was given to the Jewish people from G-d and is not based on an individualís actions. Through the suffering in Egypt, the Jewish people were permanently redeemed from the evil that Adamís sin introduced into the world.Having been elevated to a pure state the Jews were offered a role in the great concert called creation.1This role is detailed in the covenant given and accepted at Mt. Sinai.The performance of Mitzvoth is an expression of the relationship already in place.

 

Unless he is one of a minority of totally evil people, a Jew has a place in the World to Come (heaven). Eternal life is already given as an inheritance; it is not earned or lost by actions of the individual.The rank in heaven will depend on actions on earth but the entrance is already granted.

 

Jews have a specific role in the great concert called creation.Christians would better serve G-d if they encouraged the Jews to be musicians.Instead of trying to convince Jews to believe in Jesus they should be convincing them to keep kosher.

1. Derech HaShem (The Way of G-d) 4:4:9

 

TOPICS

 

Growth

Equilibrium

Find a Good Teacher

Judaism, A Religion of New Beginnings

Knowledge and Wisdom

Never Give Up

Our Greatest Teacher

Progress

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Truth; Our Most Powerful Tool

Value of Routine

Relationship: To G-d

Dishonoring Torah

Feeling Close to G-d

G-d Wants the Heart

Incomplete Offering

Time Spent

Whole and Willing

 

 

Prayer

Answers to Prayer

G-d Will Answer Your Prayers

Most Effective Prayer Offered

Purpose of Prayer

Why Prayer Services Arenít More Entertaining

Role of The Jewish People

(Purpose of Creation)

Eternal Life

Everything is Connected

G-dís Hidden Presence

Key to Success

My Part

Our Actions Change the World

Revealing the Concealed

Why the Animal Soul Controls the Body

 

 

Relationship: To Another Jew

Harbor No Enmity

Practicing Forgiveness

Spouses

Who Are your Victims?

The Soulís Mission

Just Right

Leaving a Mark on the World

Perfect Family

Perspective

Repair Your Part

 

 

Relationship: To Community

Charity Given With Joy

Love Every Jew

Mitzvah of Giving Up

Single Entity

Special Role of the Baal Teshuvah

Unity From Acceptance

Whole Story

Trust and Faith

Choices

Choosing for a Purpose

Donít Put G-d in a Box

Faith

Stick With G-d

 

 

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