Would you say that Jews have to Convert to Christianity in order to gain Salvation : Yes or No?
.. Or is there " another" Salvation for them apart from Christianity?
- HatikvahLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
We are talking about two entirely different concepts here. The Christian concept of salvation is "personal redemption," while the Jewish concept is to bring God's Kingdom here on earth, i.e. universal peace and brotherhood.
Universal -- all of mankind, even those whom Jesus excludes from his "salvation."
Some Christian commentators explain, "he [Jesus] went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison" (1 Peter 3:19) as meaning that Jesus, between his death and supposed resurrection, descended into Hell and offered to those who lived before Noah (verse 20) a second chance for salvation. But, this is a doctrine that is without even New Testament support. The eternal damnation of billions of men, women, and children who whether living before or after Jesus never heard of the claim that there is no forgiveness of sin outside of belief in Jesus is the summation of the Christian doctrines of original sin. Is this the Christian understanding of a just and righteous God who is also compassionate?
Jews do not believe in the doctrine of original sin. This is a Christian belief based on Paul's statement, "Therefore just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned" (Romans 5:12). The doctrine was fully developed by the church father, Augustine of Hippo (354-430).
According to this doctrine, hereditary sinfulness is inescapably transmitted to human beings by their parents, starting with Adam and Eve. It is alleged that only acceptance of Jesus as savior from sin can redeem a person from sin. All those who do not accept Jesus as their savior from sin are condemned to eternal suffering in hell.
Whether man is a sinner by nature or not is immaterial. Judaism teaches the biblical way to repentance and reconciliation with God. Sincere repentance in which the sinner pledges to rectify his sinful ways and lead a righteous life is one means that is open at all times to all of humanity (Jonah 3:5-10, Daniel 4:27). God counsels Cain, "Why are you annoyed, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do good [that is, change your ways], will it not be lifted up [that is, you will be forgiven]. But if you do not do good, sin rests at the door; and it desires you, but you may rule over it" (Genesis 4:6-7). God informs Cain that repentance and subsequent forgiveness are always open to him. The remedy for sin is clear. Biblically, God's loving-kindness depends on right conduct and extends to all humanity.
Unlike many other religions Judaism is not out to convert the world. We believe strongly in our path as the best way to be in communion with God and to bring about a perfect world. For Judaism, salvation is really a goal that is ultimately to be realized in this world rather than in a heavenly realm. Our prayers and teachings do speak of the aspiration that all peoples will come to recognize Judaism and our God as the one true God and religion. To some degree that's been achieved through the success of Christianity and Islam, religions built on the basic foundations of Judaism. Nevertheless, it is our hope and belief that one person at a time, all will come to realize that Judaism is the best and most direct path to relationship with God and the establishment of heaven on earth. Rabbi Ari Vernon http://www.jewishinstlouis.org/page.html?ArticleID...
- Anonymous9 years ago
The Jews came 2000 years before Christianity. They both believe in the same God. If any converting is to be done it should be Christians to Judaism.
- VictorBaalLv 49 years ago
I believe God's Covenant with the Jews still stands.
- kool dudeLv 69 years ago
Just Because Christianity is Vast Today Doesn't make it True.. The Concept of Trinity and God begetting a SON is not Part of Religion of ABRAHAM.. so there are things.. Missing..
Regarding Someone Entering. Hell or Heaven.. Its GOD's Judgement.. But.. According to Islam..
Jews and Christians.. Of earlier Generations who were righteous will enter Paradise.. or as God wills..
It is religion of Abraham
Allah says in Quran:-
And they say, "NONE SHALL ENTER PARADISE unless he be a Jew or a Christian." These are their own desires. Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), "PRODUCE your PROOF if you are TRUTHFUL."
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #111)Source(s): AL QURAN
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- SongLv 69 years ago
Yes, for their eternal salvation, everybody must accept Jesus. Jews too. These are the terms of the New Covenant in Jesus's blood. Under the terms of the Old Covenant, which God gave to Moses, the Jews can live and prosper in this life if they keep the commands, but for eternal life, Jesus is the way.
“This is what the LORD says—
Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
apart from me there is no God."
Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you."
- gwb56Lv 49 years ago
Hi. No. There is not any other way to enter into the Family of God, except through Jesus Christ. This is in no way saying those not in Christ, such as the people of Judaism and all the others will not have their first chance at salvation but at the second resurrection which is after the thousand year reign of Christ.
- Anonymous9 years ago
answer: No. The eternal covenant with G-d is that - eternal. There's nothing to be saved from - no hell, no original sin, no divine savior in Judaism. Those concepts don't come from Judaism.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Christianity is superstitious pagan nonsense that was tacked onto preexisting superstitious pagan nonsense. The only thing that pagans can be saved from is their ignorance
- SUPERSTARLv 69 years ago
the salvation concept is christian
- onefaithLv 59 years ago
The only thing that Jews need to do is except Jesus as their Messiah who came in the form of a man and was the only begotten son of God. By believing in him they will obtain salvation. But it will be up to them if they decide to be called a "Christian".