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Christians and the Best Expressions for Judaism

Reader comment on item: How Church Attendance Affects American Attitudes toward Israel
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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 18, 2014 at 19:15

Greetings Michael S.;

To elaborate further on how the effects of Christianity from the time of Yeshua down until now has taken its course in my life, we have already posited some of the initial points of religious reference, though to clarify by jumping to the fourth paragraph question of my ethnic status: goyim is the answer, as noted elsewhere in this forum.

The name is traceable in limited fashion to sometime during the battle of Hastings, though some have tried to make some crossover assumptions otherwise – I am not convinced: thus I am at best, Euro-mutt with heavy leanings on both sides of the Channel, since distilled by being third to sixth-seventh generation American. I am told my relations are signers of both original foundational American documents. Be that as it may, my better claim to citizenship is by reference to Ephesians 2:19.

That being said, my associations have not leaned towards the charismatic or Pentecostal movements, others suggesting my approach as more Calvinist rather than Arminian. In that vein, I am not adverse to being called Christian, as long as I am able to make the distinction that my approach is more towards the saints that keep their first estate and do not lose the influences of the first love, that of being truly obedient to Yeshua and seeking His will by the Person of the Holy Spirit.

As far as the created personalities of the spirit realm, they are created beings of a diverse sort, the angels, the seraphim, cherubim, the creatures at the throne in Isaiah and elsewhere. As for the spirit of man, the Father says He will not strive with the spirit of man forever, which actually points to this: He IS Spirit, as the Creator Father, of the WORD in the person of the Son; and of the Comforter as promised by Yeshua in the upper room. In the creation, original man was made in the image of the Creator, a Spirit in three parts, and has a personality that is expressed in both exactions of love and judgments to those who give Him His honor.

Next, the nexus of Judaism and Christianity is historical, objections of observant orthodox Jewish scholarship notwithstanding. That being said, we agree on this [When my Jewish brothers and sisters are in danger (Yes, that is how I think of them), I want to help them], not by mere Biblical exhortation, but by the power of His love of the 'apple of His eye.'

And the two witnesses; I have had differing expressions of who they are; but it came down to this. Let it be sufficient to make scriptural notice on there being only two individuals who have yet to fall under the imperative of all dying once for the eternal record and being brought before the Eternal Father for their rewards. (Gen 5:24, II Kings 2:11). Baruch HaShem Adonai


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