by Marshall D. Isaacson
Children of the Covenant is a unique book that explains many cultural and doctrinal differences all the Christian world should recognize and understand. Christianity has Jewish roots. Christ descended from the Kings of Judah and was first sent to the House of Israel. Though the Romans forced the Jews from their native land and compelled them to integrate with foreign cultures, Judaism survived. Now, after almost 2000 years, the Jews have returned to their ancestral homeland with their language, culture and religion largely intact. Though Jews comprise less than half of one percent of the world’s population, they have won 22% of the Nobel prizes and made disproportionately high contributions in the fields of medicine, law, mathematics and numerous other academic pursuits.
Children of the Covenant, written by a Jewish Christian, gives a unique overview of Jewish culture today. After posing the difficult question, how does one define a “Jew,” it explains the various factions of their religious heritage and evaluates their spiritual vitality today. It reflects on the results of world-wide anti-Semitism and explains why Jews don’t accept Jesus as the Son of God nor as their Messiah. It looks at unique differences between Christians and Jews regarding the Law of Moses, the nature of sin, the doctrine of resurrection and other teachings such as views of death and the purpose of life. The destruction of the first temple, which resulted in the Babylonian captivity, and the destruction of the second temple, which resulted in the Roman scattering of the nation, are treated as two events that change Judaism forever. The book concludes by citing the need to carry the doctrines of Christ to the Jewish nation in these last days.
- The Jew: Both an Enigma and an Anomaly
- How Does One Define a “Jew?”
- A Diminished Spiritual Vitality?
- The Divisions of Judaism
- Christianity and Anti-Semitism
- Why Jews Don’t Accept Jesus as the Son of God
- Why Jews Rejected Jesus as Their Messiah
- A Jewish Paradox
- Jewish Attitudes Toward Sin
- Two Dates that Changed Judaism Forever
- Bias in Jewish Bible Translations
- Putting Words in Jesus’ Mouth
- Like Lambs to the Slaughter
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