Catholic U-turn on conversion of Jews divides America's Christians
American Christians are divided over a statement by US leaders of the Roman Catholic Church declaring that Jews should not be targeted for conversion.
The statement, jointly issued by representatives of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Jewish leaders, states that the "saving covenant" God made with Israel is still valid, and was not superseded by the teachings of Jesus Christ.
America's largest denominations, notably evangelical Protestant groups, insist that conversion of Jews is a religious obligation and raise millions of pounds annually for missionary projects aimed at American Jews.
America has the world's largest Jewish community. The declaration follows decades of improving relations between the Jewish faith and the Catholic Church, which advocated forced conversion of Jews until the 19th century.
MSC, I'm told that this isn't actually recent, and that the apparent universalism of the RCC has its roots in Vatican 2--1964. Witness Mother Theresa's desire to make the Hindu in Calcutta a better Hindu. That's not the desire of someone who believes that to lack Christ is to go to Hell!
To understand why the Papacy would not want to preach "the" gospel to the Jews, first think about this: The worship of the Queen of heaven, Tammuz, Janus and Cybel, Baal, Astarte, Astaroth...etc etc Let us remember who holds the keys of Janus now, and who it is who it is who revived the worship of the queen of heaven and her son, Tammuz, check it out folks.
I say that if the RC "church" wants to stop converting the Jews to the worship of Baal, praise God, after all He did promise to save a remnant, so keep praying for workers in that white field, and also pray for true believers to come out of the RC church...
What cruelty to our Jewish friends, to not speak the way, the truth, and the life to them.
Also interesting was the "evangelical" interpretation of what I'd have to guess is Revelation 14:1-5. I'd have to guess that yes, they are physical descendants of Jacob, but it doesn't say which ones they were. I'd been under the impression that (Romans 11:26) all Israel will be saved in the last days.
If anyone finds this fascinating, please reply and/or email me. I need to learn more on end times!
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me. Acts 4:12 Niether is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name given among men, whereby we must be saved. John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. These verses make me wonder why in the world the catholics would NOT deem it necessary to try to win jews over to Christ. I guess you'd have to dig into a little history, especially concerning the Catholic church and world war two Germany