I GREW UP AS A JEW. I attended synagogue from my youth up until college in an upper middle class Jewish environment. I attended Sabbath services regularly every Friday night and Saturday morning from childhood until the age of 18.
When I was 21 years old, I became a Christian, having read the New Testament for the first time and was captivated by the Person of Jesus Christ and His claims of being the Messiah. I am now 57 years old and have no regrets of becoming a Christian but rather I thank Christ everyday for this great privilege.
It is important to understand the nature of Judaism and its basic premise. I think a clue to understanding the essential nature of Judaism is to take a sampling of the names of various Jewish organizations:
1. The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists; 2. B’nai Brith (”Sons of the Covenant”); 3. Jewish People Policy Planning Institute.
In the case of The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, what does It mean to be a “Jewish” lawyer? In the case of B’nai Brith is one a “Jew,” a “Son of the Covenant,” just by belonging to B’nai Brith - though that “Jew” does not even believe in God? And in the case of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute which is dedicated to strategic plans to insure the perpetuation of the State of Israel, if a “Jew” belongs to this organization though never steps foot in a synagogue, is that person “Jewish?”
To be a “Jewish” lawyer means nothing more than that lawyer identifies himself with the social grouping known as “Jews.” Most Jewish lawyers are secularists. Yet they tacitly subscribe to the religion known as “Judaism.” What then does “Judaism” mean for the secular Jewish lawyer? It could only mean belonging to a racial club. Even your ultra Orthodox Jew, who indeed practices Judaism, is against proselytism of Gentiles, thus demonstrating the racial nature of Judaism.
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