Question:

I have a friend who I’ve tried to convert for about many years who has recently taken up Judaism. I’m very upset for obvious reasons and there’s a part of me that finds it very offensive. I’m trying to keep my “judging” in check especially with all the goofy eating rules, but I’m not sure I even want to anymore.

My question is help!

I’m just not sure if these two religions have anything in common and I feel like if we remain friends, I am supporting the very people who killed our Lord and Savior, or am I being too extreme?

Always appreciate your help in spiritual matters.

Answer:

Judaism, like Catholicism, has its roots in the truth but has branched so much it is no longer recognizable. Traditions overwhelm the commandments of God.

As Paul told Timothy, "I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction" (II Timothy 4:1-2). Some people take longer to convince of the truth than others.

You can be friendly with people without indicating that you support the life they are living. Yes, the Jews have rejected Jesus, but so have Muslims, Hindus, and atheists. They all need to be taught, though most will not listen.

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