Saturday, April 14, 2018

"Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee" - Judaism and Christianity Belong to One System


Judaism and Christianity Belong to One System

Christ Jesus used various teachings of Judaism in His preaching to Jewish people.  He quoted many words from the Old Testament.

But it did not mean that Christ Jesus was just one of Jewish priests.  Or Jewish people knew there were many teachings in Judaism.  But, it was Christ Jesus that showed what teachings among many in Judaism had important meanings not only for Jewish people but also for all the people in this world.

It was just like everybody knew that there are many works of literature in this world.  But, those who could identify Shakespeare as the most important writer can discuss literature most effectively.

Jewish priests might know all the teachings of Judaism, but they could not see what teachings among them were important and had special meaning.

In this context, Christ Jesus found importance in some specific teachings of Judaism, which Jewish priests missed.  If Jewish priest thought that most of the teachings by Christ Jesus could be found in the Jewish Bible or the Old Testament, it doesn't mean Christ Jesus was just one of Jewish Priests, since He found new important meaning in them.  In other words, Christ Jesus shed new light on the Jewish Bible.  Although other Jewish priests could not find true meaning in some teachings of the Jewish Bible or the Old Testament, Christ Jesus could find true meaning and importance in those teachings.

So, if Jewish people could fined true meaning and significance of those teachings of Judaism, they could reach the level of Christ Jesus.  But Christians or followers of Christ Jesus could easily find important teachings in the Old Testament and understand true meaning of them.  It could be said that by emphasizing specific teachings of Judaism, Christ Jesus launched Christianity.

From the beginning, teachings in Judaism were not worked out by Jewish people.  They were give by God.  If Jewish people did not satisfy God in their interpreting the words of God written in the Old Testament, it is natural that God would send a new teacher to Jewish people.

In this context, Judaism and Christianity belong to one system of teaching of God.  Looking back from the goal of correctly understanding the teachings of God, Judaism and Christianity are the same as the path to Heaven.  Judaism can be defined as a religious way to reach Heaven without guidance of Christ Jesus, but Christianity can be defined a more effective way for reaching Heaven through guidance of Christ Jesus.

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Luk 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
Luk 4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.