Ok so dont judge and be all why does it matter people are all the same. If it was all the same thing they wouldnt have diffrent names. So anyway can some please explain these three to me. Like what do they believe and what makes them diffrent from each other. But in lamens terms please, make it simple and easy so i…
Jews do not believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah. They accept the Tanakh (“Old Testament”) as the Bible.
Christians believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah. They accept both the Tanakh (“Old Testament”) and the New Testament as the Bible.
Catholics believe that Jesus and Mary are co-redeemers. They accept “sacred tradition” and the words of the pope as the Bible.
Jews believe that EVERYONE has a place in the world to come, whatever that may or may not be.
Jesus is completely irrelevant to Judaism. Catholics are taught that we think he was a prophet, but that’s not remotely true. Judaism says nothing about Jesus.
Judaism is not about sitting around ‘waiting for the Messiah’. It’s about living our lives as mindfully and ethically as possible.
We understand that sincere repentance, making amends, good deeds and prayer are the cornerstones of atonement. Sacrifice is a small part and there are always alternatives. Blood is NOT required for atonement. Christianity gets that silliness by misreading a DIETARY law. Atonement is not something that another person can do for you, it is necessarily a personal matter.
G-d is incorporeal and cannot incarnate (become flesh) or begat children. G-d is also completely whole and undivided.
And a lot of other things. The theologies are completely different, regardless of what Christians like to think.
First of all came the Jews. They are an old religion. The religion of Moses and Abraham. Basically the first five books of the Old Testament will give you a clue. They have been waiting for a Messiah for a long time.
Catholicism started when Jesus Christ came along as a Messiah to Jews. Those that did not believe Jesus was the true Messiah stayed Jews. The rest became Catholics.
The term Catholic did not come along for about two hundred or so years after Jesus walked the earth, but the Roman Catholic Church is made of the original people who followed Jesus.
Christians in general refer to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ. Catholics are the original, true Church of Jesus Christ. All other religions who claim to be Christian were set up some time later in a variety of ways.
Some are religions that broke away from the Catholic Church for a variety of reasons. Some because they wanted an easier way to live. Less rules. Some were offended by reforms needed in the Catholic Church. Some are downright silly and are off their rocker.
There were all set up by men. The only one set up by God was the Catholic Church.
Hope this straightens things out for you.
Catholics ARE Christians. There are different denominations of Christians, such as Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Catholics, etc.
Jesus himself was a Jew, as were most of his early followers. Both Jews and Christians worship the same God (referred to by Christians as “the Father”), whom both see as the good creator of the universe. The major difference between modern Jews and Christians is their opinion of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus was the messiah and most worship him as God, while Jews do not. Jews continue to practice the religion they were practicing before Jesus arrived on the scene. Outside of this difference, however, their general beliefs and values tend to be similar. Both Jews and Christians believe in the Ten Commandments, in loving one’s neighbor, in treating other people as you would like to be treated, etc.
– says that no human can ever die for the sins of others
– says that Jesus died for the sins of mankind
– says that all humans are born pure, and innocent
– some say that all humans are born with ‘original sin’.
– says that G-d would never allow/enable a ‘virgin birth’
– says that Mary gave birth, though a virgin
– says that no man gets a ‘second coming’
– says that Jesus will have a ‘second coming’
– says that every human should speak directly to G-d
– Jesus claims in the ‘new testament’ that the ‘only way’ to G-d is via him
– says G-d is one, indivisible, cannot be separated into three aspects/incarnations
– some sects speaks of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
– says that we are ALL equally G-d’s children
– says that Jesus was ‘god’s son’ above all others
– prophets are perfect and have never sinned
– has no concept of ‘hell’
– *some* Christians believe non-believers go to ‘hell’
– most Jews and Christians and all non-Jews/non-Christians go to hell
– has no ‘devil’, the Jewish ‘Satan’ is just an ordinary angel, under G-d’s control
– describes ‘Satan’ as a devil and ‘fallen’ angel
– the ‘messiah’ will be a normal, mortal man who must fulfill all the Jewish messianic prophecies in one normal, mortal lifetime
– Jesus was the ‘messiah’ and will fulfill the prophecies when he ‘returns’
– believes Jesus was special but not a son of G-d and less a prophet than Mohammad
– says that the righteous of ALL faiths will reach ‘gan eden’ or ‘garden of eden’.
– some Christians insist that only those who ‘know Christ’ can reach heaven
– some Jews and Christians will reach Paradise, Muslims reach paradise and have it better than Jews and Christians
– forbids Jews from trying to convert anyone to Judaism
– believes in actively ‘witnessing’ and encouraging people to convert to Christianity
– all must convert to Islam or pay a fine to remain Christian or Jewish and live as 2nd class citizens (all others must convert or die)
– The Torah remains unchanged
– differences from the original Torah
– claims the Torah and Christian bible were corrupted (with no proof)
– no concept of original sin
– some sects of Christianity believe in “original sin” to justify the need for a savior. Others believe that humankind cannot keep from sinning and requires a savior to cleanse them.
Thanks Paperback for the majority of this with some tweaking by Qua Patet Orbis and Myself.
The short answer is that Christians believe that Jesus was the Son of God. They follow the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible. Jews believe the same as Christians, up until the Jesus part. They follow only the Old Testament of the Bible.
Catholics are technically Christians, because they believe in Jesus. However, when people talk about Christians, they are usually referring to Protestants, Christians who broke away from the Catholic Church. There are many types of Protestant religions, including Baptists, Methodists, and Lutherans.
Catholics believe in books of the Bible that didn’t make the canon (the canon is taking books from certain time periods basically)
Jews believe in the first few books of the Bible which the New Testament refers to as The Law. and they believe that the messiah hasn’t come yet.
Christians believe that the whole Bible is the Word of God (and certain books in the Catholic Bible are called the apocrypha, meaning theyr hidden or false) And they believe that Jesus the son of Mary (and she has no special powers) Jesus is the messiah, the only Way Truth and Life
Catholics are a form of Christianity. Probably the most idiotic form. They make all other religions look bad, which is probably why there are so many Athiests.
Jews believe that Jesus was just a prophet, not the son of God.
Christians are any people that believe Jesus is the true son of God. Catholics are Christians. So are Lutherans ans Methodists and i think Menonites are too. Not sure exactally what they believe in, but they’re nice people. (you can tell i live in Pennsylvainia)
They all follow the bible, except the Jewish don’t believe in the new testimate.
Christians are Catholics and Protestants.
Catholics are more ritualistic and believe in praying to saints. They believe Mary is the disperser of grace. Catholics believe more in real-time continuous atoning, necessitating bedside last rites.
Protestants, however, believe that we must go to Jesus directly and that praying to saints is useless at best. The Bible says to go boldly to the throne of grace. Protestants are those that claim to be born again, renewed by the Holy Spirit, and are saved by grace through faith.
Jews are the family of Abraham that God chose because of the faith that Abraham had in God and that his righteousness was in God. Through the Jews God laid out His plan, illustrating the work He would do through Jesus, especially in the Passover. Jesus is the Passover Lamb. However, even though many Jews believed Jesus was the Messiah, the core structure of Judaism didn’t change, mainly because those in power were confronted with their own sin and did not deal with it, so they came against Jesus. Those Jews who believe in Jesus are not a part of mainstream Judaism. They are often called Messianic Jews.
In the most basic of terms, Jews do not believe Christ was the savior or the son of God hence they do not believe the new testament is the word of God.
Christians believe Christ was the son of God who fulfilled the requirement of sacrifice and that salvation is through faith alone.
Catholicism is based on ancient Christianity and the church as established by the Roman state and that salvation is through works of faith among other requirements.