Ad Gloriam Dei

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corintians 10:31

"Let us pursue the things which make for peace and those by which one may edify another"- Romans 14:19

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

Saturday, July 05, 2008

TV Programme on Judaism

Very interesting programme on Rabbinical Judaism that I watched at breakfast today. This is mainly based around the former owner of the Faith shoe shop chain (Mr Faith). Again, it emphasises how many additions to God's Word that the Pharisees added. (Modern Jews are the descendants of the Jews who rejected the Messiah for the teaching of the Pharisees. ) Just shows how far things get out of hand, when you turn your back on the Regulative Principle/ Sola Scriptura.

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Anonymous paddyanglican said...

Ignorance is one thing but anti-semitism is quite another - just remember Jesus was a Jew and we who call ourselves Christian have a Jewish heritage!
In the light of the holocaust I think a little less careless theology might not go amiss. Ironically you fall into the trap here that Jesus points to in the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican - 'Thank God that I am not like....' ..but we are just like those who we condemn and perhaps worse!

Monday, July 14, 2008 12:16:00 am  
Blogger Timothy Davis said...

I am not ignorant of modern Judaism. The programme empahasised again what I already know.

You accuse me of careless theology, but calling me anti-semetic and using the word 'holocaust' in this way is beyond careless, it is slanderous and inexcusable.

How have I been anti-semetic? These are strong accusations.

Monday, July 14, 2008 9:29:00 am  
Blogger Stephen Neill said...

'Modern Jews are the descendants of the Jews who rejected the Messiah for the teaching of the Pharisees' is the phrase that provoked my response - It is the kind of language that allowed Christians to stand by or even condone the evil of the Holocaust. We cannot use language without regard to its effect. You may not have intended to be anti-semitic and I am not saying that you are but I continue to insist that your statement was.

Monday, July 14, 2008 10:00:00 am  
Blogger Timothy Davis said...

Stephen,

This is a statement of fact and there is nothing anti-semetic about it. It's not even a theological judgement, it is a historical fact.

Q. Are modern Jews the descendants of the Jews who rejected the Messiah?

A. Yes.

Q. Is modern Judaism the religion of the Pharisees?

A. Yes. Anyone who has studied both knows this to be the case.

You assert, "It is the kind of language that allowed Christians to stand by or even condone the evil of the Holocaust." Again, you make a bare assertion that begs the question. As Christ said, "Judge justly!"

Ironically, Jesus, Paul and John the Baptist said far worse. It seems that Jews are anti-semetic!

It is worth noting that it was the Puritans, not the Anglicans, who gave the Jews a sanctuary in Britain. It was the semi-reformation of the Lutherans that caused the (real) anti-semetism of Romanism to persist in Germany amongst the Protestants as well as the Romanists. This is why the Holocaust happened.

Monday, July 14, 2008 11:33:00 am  

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