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Infidel your statements are correct, However.....

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Submitted by KID BERTHA (United States), Mar 19, 2008 at 09:22

You leave out one extremely imperative and underlying truth. Jesus was a JEW! Christianity is rooted in Judaism. Jews are a nationality in addition to a religious system. This is so important to understand. Christians are NOT a nationality. It is vitally important that Jews practice these Holy Celebrations and that Christians do not. In other words, a Christian can NEVER become a Jew. Neither can a Jew become a Christian. However, the number of Messianic Jews in the world is growing today. In fact, I hear of Jews accepting Christ as Messiah all the time. This is a sign of the end times Jesus spoke of to his disciples. How long until Christ returns to save mankind, I have no idea. Jesus himself said, "no one knows the time of the end except for the FATHER."

Your observations are very good ones indeed. But you need to realize that Christian faith is rooted in Jewish doctrine. But Christians take it one huge step further by faith in Jesus Christ as the one and only savior of the believer. Christ's death on the cross at Calvary is the only way to be reconciled to GOD the FATHER. Keep in mind that Jesus was a Jew! Judas the disciple betrayed Jesus on the night of the final passover and led the religious elders and high priests of Judah to capture Jesus in exchange for 30 gold coins. Jumping forward three days, when Peter and the Disciple whom Jesus love most (name unknown) witnessed the empty tomb, they were taken over by the Holy Spirit. They accepted Christ as Messiah.

So, although your observations are accurate, one must interpret them in context. Christians will never practice all of those ancient Jewish celebrations and rituals because we are NOT Jewish. Nor will Jews ever celebrate Christmas on 12/25 or Easter because they are Jewish. I know Jesus was not born on 12/25, but I still celebrate his birth on that day of the year. The meaning is still the same. However, when Christ returns, we will all, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and aetheists, we will all be reconciled to the FATHER as long as we accept Christ as Messiah.

God bless you infidel and I hope you come to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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