Worldview Analysis (Judaism) Essay

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Judaic Worldview Analysis

APOL 500, Week 6

Student Name
Professor Robinson
03/05/2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………...3
BASIC SUMMARY…….………………………………………………………………………...3
FLAWS OF THE BELIEF SYSTEM……….…………………………………………………….4
PROPOSED EVANGELISTIC PLAN……………………………………………………………6
CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………………………7
BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………………………8

INTRODUCTION
Judaism is the religion and culture of the Jewish people. The word “Judaism” derives from the Greek Ioudaismos, a term first used in the Intertestamental Period by Greek-speaking Jews to distinguish their religion from Hellenism. The unifying principles of Judaism are an identity by covenant with God as His “chosen
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Paul argued that Jews who had accepted Jesus were worshiping the God of their forefathers – the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I would highlight the shared orthodox understanding that God is the Creator and Sustainer and that He is holy and personal. I would also use Maimonides’ “13 Articles of Faith” as a launching point to bring up Christ. At least 12 of the Articles of Faith can be applied to Christianity, as well as Judaism.
After identifying commonalities between the two worldviews, I would then focus on the specifics of Christianity. I would explain to my Jewish brothers and sisters about the core essentials of Christianity, such as Jesus’ virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, bodily resurrection, provision of salvation by grace, and imminent return.
I would then walk my Jewish brothers and sisters through Genesis and remind them God formed man in His image and likeness (1:27) because He desired to have a lasting relationship with man. I would show them that relationship was severed by Adam’s fall in Genesis 3. Next, I would ask my Jewish brothers and sisters to read Romans 3:23 so that they could see all mankind has sinned and are sinners. I would then share with them how in the Gospels Jesus came to restore the broken relationship between God and man by His virgin birth, incarnation, crucifixion,