Jews - Why do you believe worshipping Jesus is idol worship?

I've seen that statement here many times, with no explanation as to why.

So, Jews - Exactly why do you believe worshipping Jesus is idol worship?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Judaism distinguishes between obligations of the Jewish covenant at Sinai and obligations under the Noahide covenant (for the other nations).

    Under the covenant of Sinai it is stated explicitly that worshiping any created being as a manifestation or incarnation of God is idolatrous.

    However - in the case of the other nations, any religion that believes that there is a single supernal supreme being, whether or not they believe it incarnated or manifested as a created being is not considered idolatrous.

    Thus, under the Jewish definitions, Hinduism and Christianity are not idolatrous for non-Jews but are idolatries if Jews hold similar beliefs.

    Source(s): cf. Deuteronomy 4:15 - 19 laws of Avodah Zarah
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Its not so much that its idol worship (we don't worship idols because its associated with paganism). We don't worship Jesus because he didn't for fill the Messianic prophecies of the Torah. Also, worshiping anything besides a man, claiming to be divine, etc. is all considered blasphemy in Judaism.

    Good question.

    Source(s): Jewish
  • 7 years ago

    According to the Torah, worshipping anything physical whether it be a statue, animal, person, etc. is a form of idolatry. This is because Judaism is strictly monotheistic combined with the strict view that HaShem cannot be limited in any way.

    Also, claiming a person is HaShem violates his own word that He will never be a man or son of man, unless you wish to claim that He lies.

    Source(s): Jewish
  • Jews don't believe in that , i think you mean why don't Jews believe in Jesus right?

    there's no proof that Jesus existed , even if he existed , he claimed he was the Jewish messiah But.. Jesus did not fulfill the messianic prophecies , Jesus did not embody the personal qualifications of the Messiah.

    Biblical verses "referring" to Jesus are mistranslations.

    that's why we don't believe he was the messiah

    Source(s): Religious Jew
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  • 7 years ago

    Dude I don't believe that at all .

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