I am grateful for the support of your site

Question: I have used lessons from the site the past few years to help in the creation of my own. I am writing to you after looking over the lesson on Judaizing teachers. It is helpful because you give the background that keeps things in their context, which is important. I am extremely grateful for…

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A Conversation with a Rabbi

by Jefferson David Tant As the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah approached, the Atlanta Journal ran a story, focusing on its observance by a Chabad-Lubavitch sect of the Hasidic movement. This is an ultra-conservative denomination in Judaism. I wrote a letter to the young rabbi mentioned in the article, and from that was able to set…

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Jesus was nothing more than a good Jewish man

Question: Note: I basically left this note as it was received. Incidentally, before I delete your nonsense comments of alleged religious significance. I don’t understand why you call the Jewish Essene Rabbi Yehoshua, (who lived over 2000 years ago) Jesus and/or Christ. Also, Yehoshua ate Kosher and you eat pork. Yehoshua did not eat meat…

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I can’t believe you waste time discussing imagination

Question: I cannot believe that you would waste so much time discussing total bonker imaginings. The fact that none of the persons who wrote about Jesus personally knew him seems to escape your grey cells. They lived three hundred years after he died!! You know nothing of what the leaders of the Sanhedrin said! How could you? You…

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My friend has turned to Judaism and I’m upset

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…

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What are endless myths and genealogies?

Question: Regarding I Timothy 1:4-6: In verse 4 what are the myths and endless genealogies being talked about? And in verse 6 and verse 3 who are the “some men” or the “certain men” who are teaching false doctrine? Thanks. Answer: “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia — remain in Ephesus that…

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Why do the Jews teach different doctrines from the New Testament?

Question: I was wondering why the Jews think Satan isn’t evil and of God to test people. They think that hell isn’t eternal. And that the Messiah will be a normal man, not the Son of God, who will rebuild the church in Israel and bring people back to Judaism. If the New Testament doesn’t…

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Isn’t Hinduism older than Judaism? And other questions about early history.

Question: Isn’t Hinduism older than Judaism? Why does my textbook always talk about dates as far as 10,000 years back? For example, “farming methods were discovered almost 10 thousand years ago in Mesopotamia” is in a 9th-grade geography book. In one post you said animals were herbivores before the flood. How, if some animals’ teeth…

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Can a Jew go to heaven?

Question: Can a Jew go to heaven? Answer: We use the word “Jew” in two different senses. A person can be a Jew because of his ancestry; that is, he descends from Jewish people. A person can also be a Jew because that is the religion he practices. As an ethnic group, Jews can be…

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Could “Mighty God” in Isaiah 9:6 refer to a man?

Question: Can you look at these two web sites for me and tell me your thoughts? Hopefully, you can refute them. http://muslim-responses.com/Isaiah_Prophecy/Isaiah_Prophecy_ http://www.jews-for-allah.org/Jews-and-Muslims-Agree/no-trinity.htm Answer: I generally don’t do reviews of other people’s writings. However, I will address a common point the two you selected brought up and show you how they are playing games. In…

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