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The Same God?

5/3/13, by Clement Pulaski


It is commonly held that both Christians and Jews worship the same God. This is patently false. As Christians, we worship the Holy Trinity—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit—while the Jews do not. In fact, the Jews mock and ridicule the Incarnation, explicitly rejecting the Son. "But," someone might say, "while they may reject Christ, don't the Jews still worship the God of the Old Testament?" Let us look to Scripture for our answer. The Bible says, "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that confesseth the Son hath the Father also" (1 John 2:23). The meaning of this passage is clear. It is impossible to reject Christ and belong to the God of Abraham. Jesus in his own words says, while addressing the Father, "all things that are mine are thine, and thine are mine" (John 17:10). Those who reject the Son do not belong to the Son, and they do not belong to the Father. The Jews may think they worship the God of the Old Testament, but they only worship a false god of their own design, a god which is based upon the ideas of the Pharisees.



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