It Was Very Good – by Concerned Reader

Gean, you seem to think (because of the Christian Bible’s interpretations) that G-d somehow requires perfection from humans, and that we have to be saved from sin. Here is the problem with that assesment

Gean, you seem to think (because of the Christian Bible’s interpretations) that G-d somehow requires perfection from humans, and that we have to be saved from sin. Here is the problem with that assesment.

G-d created absolutely everything that exists, and he said it was all very good.
Even the Satan was created by G-d himself. If you read the book of Job, you will notice clearly that Satan works for G-d. He is a servant of G-d who has the job of testing the righteous.

He is not an enemy of G-d who is at war with G-d. Nothing can be at war against G-d, the one who created all things.

G-d created the trees of knowledge and of life, he created the serpent that was in the garden, he created the angels, he gave Adam a commandment. He is the one who sets the standard by which everyone is judged.

Since G-d created everything, there is no need for him to come down and die to save us from something. There is nothing external to G-d to be saved from. Do you see the difference?
If you believe in being saved from “sin” in Jewish terms, its like you are saying “I am being saved from G-d.”

G-d told Cain that if he repents and does what is tight and pleasing to G-d, he will master his sin.”

Sin is missing the mark. Anyone who is born struggles with Sin, but G-d says we can master it.

You seem to believe that the Satan is a fallen angel Lucifer who rebelled against G-d with 1/3 of the angels, and that this rebellion caused Adam’s descendants to ultimately be sunken in sin, which is why you believe Jesus had to save us.

You need to be aware that those beliefs (which are essential to Christianity,) are extra biblical in nature. Christians did not get their notions of a fall, or of Satan as a fallen angel from the Torah, but from apocryphal texts that were extra and widely read by Jews during the second temple era.

Only the 5 books of Moses, the prophets, and writings can establish doctrine in Judaism.
If you read only those books as authoritative, you will not come away thinking that man is sunken in sin the way Christians do.

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It Was Very Good – by Concerned Reader

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