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There is a book that has gained popularity among Jewish people written by Asher Norman called 'Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don't Believe In Jesus.' It supposedly 'provides Jews with the information necessary to refute Christian missionaries.'
Dr. Michael Barrett, president of Geneva Reformed Seminary, and Hebrew and Old Testament scholar, has taken the time to refute the 'reasons' found in this book by way of brief, easy-to-understand video answers designed for the average layman.
We would encourage you to forward these videos to Christians who are seeking to share Christ with Jewish people.
Great arguments. Biblical argumentation. Fallen man cannot obey perfectly the Law of God. The comment by James Wood is no response: he didn't say on what basis can God forgive sins. JW's view of sin and God's holiness is wrong.
Great Sermon! struggle with some of the theology, he contends that the Judaism certain people want to continue is one separate from the O.T,(the one mentioned to which Peter responds), yet this before oral tradition was properly written down as was mentioned in a previous sermon, therefore it seems the Judaism those people speak of is the Judaism they and the disciples and Jesus, incidentally, grew up with, the heart of the Old Testament! Maybe Asher NOrman is not reading the right Bible and oral tradition is not rooted in the Old testament but I am sure it is likely that he has spent time in Exodus where a lot of oral tradition is based on. If Judaism is so removed from the Old Testament, why and what are all these laws about that God gave the Jewish , yes Jewish people in Exodus and similar books? because they are certainly not Christianity. Several books are devoted to these laws, and I contend they are what is referred to when people allude to them in the New Testament. I contend that while Jesus may have disagreed with points of oral law, it did not mean he disagreed and did not keep it, as evidenced by his knowledge and keeping of it in other parts of Bible. I post this with total respect to the preacher and Christianity, sincere and well intentioned,bt pls understand judaism better...:(
James Wood (9/12/2010)
Faith is not required... Your response to this subject is flawed... Of course it is impossible to obey perfectly. Every parent knows this. But when a sin is committed God provided forgiveness. When your child sins the first time do you immediately condemn him or her?
Also "Kiss the son" is not a valid translation of the Hebrew "Bar Nesqu". It actually means "Embrace purity". Bar is Aramaic not Hebrew for son (Hebrew is "ben".) There is no Aramaic in the Psalms only Hebrew. I am sorry but your arguments are in error.
Dr. Michael Barrett has been a professor of Old Testament and Ancient Languages at Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, for more than 25 years. For 12 years he served as President of Geneva Reformed Seminary in Greenville SC. Currently, he is the Academic Dean and Professor...