Originally Posted by psychoslice
Jews can't believe in Jesus, he goes against their belief system, he also talks of a god of love, not a warmongering god.
LOL...psycho...btw Jesus was an observant Jew, if perhaps what we would call today a bit of a hardliner and a rabble raiser with some beliefs that were not mainstream. Actually he is a lot like many of the tribe I know even today
I have always felt very close to all members of the tribe, living or dead, including the house of David...from the tribe of Yehudah. At the time of the census in Bamidbar (Numbers), the majority of Jews were reported as from the "conglomerate" tribes of Yehudah (the most populous single tribe), and Yosef/Efraim.
As it says in Yechezkel (Ezekiel)....
As the navi Yechezkel later invisions in regard to the
"Behold, I will take the stick of Yoseph, which is in the
hand of Efraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and
I will put them unto him together with the stick of Yehudah,
and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand...
thus I will take the children of Israel from among the
nations ... and will gather them on every side, and bring
them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in
the land... and one king shall be king to them all; and they
shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided
into two kingdoms any more at all"
(see Yechezkel 37:15-22)
You can't take the Jew out of Jesus
though history has certainly tried.
There is the bit about having a religion which worships him as God.
Since we hold God is All and we view Jesus as a man, of course worship of Jesus or anyone/thing else will not go over w/ Jews. LOL....
Leaving that aside, along with some stuff that Jesus may or may not have really said (?)...
I would say his call to spiritual integrity and contemplative meditation and kavanah...or bringing intent to action...is very much in line with the "usual" exhortations from the prophets (Neviim), who were also hardliners and rabble raisers
Your comment abt the warmongering God would require a lot of deprogramming
so I will leave that to the more energetic...but suffice it so say mate that we all believe in a God of compassion and lovingkindness and peace.