Thursday, January 28, 2016

Who Do You Say That I Am?

I'll be back on the 1st with a BoTB, Soundtrack, and a Love post (Lost and Found) on Feb. 1. Yeah, I'm managing to combine three hops into one. Of course, my Soundtrack posts aren't a traditional hop, but still.

In the meantime, I found this cool video that I wanted to share with you. I think all of my Jewish friends will appreciate it (yeah, I'm looking at you Robyn) and also my Jewish-Christian friends (hey Melissa). What about the rest of you? Yeah, I think you'll like it too:)

I've struggled for quite a while with reconciling Judaism and Christianity (in terms of how you can be both). I think for many people it's the idea of losing one aspect to the other. I love how this man lays it all out there, showing that Jesus is the fulfillment of  a promise that God made to the Jewish people in the OT. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, socks and shoes, cheese and anything. I think you get the idea.


  1. My brother-in-law is a Christian. His wife is Jewish. They are both wonderful, amazing people. But they share different beliefs. It was fine until they had two children. Now it's not fine. They fight and bicker a LOT over the religion. They don't want the kids to grow up with the others' beliefs. Beautiful amazing children and family. I so so so hope they find a way to work it out.

  2. I don't usually think about such things BUT if others do, it's fine with me.

  3. That was amazing. And to see his father admit he believes in Jesus - wow.
    My cousin is also Christian and his wife Jewish. She teaches the kids the traditions, but they are being raised Christian. So, it can work.
    If you read about the Passover in Exodus, it's about Jesus. He was the Passover lamb whose blood saved us.

    That was Gr-r-reat!

    It made me literally laugh out loud when he related how his grandparents told him that the New Testament was about how to persecute Jewish people. Ha! I'm laughing again just typing that.

    One of the two best friends I've ever had was Marty, the actor, killed by a car thief in 1989. Marty was Jewish but he'd always bring my family a tin of popcorn for Christmas. That's a tradition I've kept up all these decades later. I always put a container of popcorn under our Christmas tree to represent Marty.

    He also loved to come over and decorate Christmas cookies. He'd get really into that, with all the colored icing and little candies for the tops.

    I'm pretty sure no one in Marty's family thought the New Testament was a manual on how to persecute the Jewish people. Ha!-Ha! Of course, I myself didn't know what the N.T. was either, because I didn't discover Yeshua until 5 years after Marty was killed.

    There's a Messianic Christian named Zola Levitt. I'm sure he must have a website. The guy writes some fascinating stuffs. I used to subscribe to a monthly magazine he produced, and I've read his booklets 'JESUS - THE JEW'S JEW', 'THE MIRACLE OF PASSOVER', and (my favorite) 'THE SEVEN FEASTS OF ISRAEL'. That last one, I read twice. The first time, I didn't know enough about The Bible to really "get" what he was saying. But the second time, that thing blew my mind!

    There are also some Jewish-Christian singers I really dig, such as Marty Goetz, Barry and Batya Segal, and especially Joel Chernoff who has an excellent voice and knows how to use it.


    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

  5. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. My favorite part was when he said he saw changes in himself that could not be from himself- perfectly said.

  6. I've never had a problem with reconciling Judaism and Christianity as my father was a Christian who was always a huge supporter of Israel and the Jews as "God's Chosen People". To me Christianity is Judaism that accepts Jesus as the Messiah. To think otherwise indicates that a person has not truly read and understood the Bible. Old and New Testament--one follows the other and one predicts the other. From Genesis to Revelation it's all one story, the story of our need for salvation that comes only from God through Jesus Christ.

    The message you present here is a good one that can only be rejected because of stubborn refusal to listen to reason and clinging to the old ways because one has not understood the entire story.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  7. The sad thing is that there have been- and still are- a lot of Christians down through the ages that TAUGHT the Jews to see the NT that way, through pogroms and persecutions. And a lot of Christians ignore what Paul said and still blame all Jews for Christ's death- never pausing to think that if He hadn't died, THEY wouldn't be reaching heaven. One of the reasons that really convinces me of the total story of the Bible is the fact that there is so much hatred for Jews for such stupid reasons.

  8. Hi Robin,

    Look forward to your return on the first. Personally, I struggle with the concept of any religion. I think the world would be a better place without it.

    Take care, my friend.


  9. For someone, who has been tossing about for a few months, I am very grateful you shared this video. I might be ready to stand again.
    Thank you, Robin.


You can now add YouTube videos in your comments by copy/pasting the link. AND/OR you can insert an image by surrounding the code with this: [im]code[/im]. In the case of images, make sure that your code is short and simple ending with something like .jpg. If you want to use a pic from someplace like Google Images, click on the image, then click on View Image. That is the code you want!

Dazzle Me!