PASSOVER HIJACKING AND HIJINKS – by R’ Michael Skobac Each year, numerous missionary churches and Messianic congregations co-opt the holiday of Passover, claiming that it proclaims a Christian message. The Christian bible compares Jesus to the Paschal lamb (John 1:29) and insists that he died as a sacrifice to atone for the sins of the world (I Cor. 15:3, I John 2:2).
Rabbi Joseph Reinman has been kind enough to allow us to post selections from his forthcoming book – The Bible Trial.
Rabbi Joseph Reinman has been kind enough to allow us to post selections from his forthcoming book – The Bible Trial. The following is the second in a series of excerpts that we will be posting.
Heart of a Relationship Christians contend that Jesus was a manifestation of God. They compare Jesus to the fire of the burning bush that Moses saw at Horeb (Exodus 3:4), to the pillar of cloud that led the Israelites in the wilderness (Exodus 13:21), and to the Angel of the Lord that appears throughout the Jewish Scriptures (Exodus 23:20; Judges 6:12; Isaiah 63:9).
Annelise on Chanukah Orthodox Judaism lets us know that God has shown us His face. It is true that we don’t look at any of the humans of history, or any other thing or experience in heaven and earth, as if it were personally Him. But we believe He has revealed His face to us, and that He seeks for us to turn our faces to Him in return.
Blood Atonement Christians insist that blood sacrifice is a necessary prerequisite for the atonement of sin.
The Canaanite Gospels