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There are many substantial and vital distinctions between Judaism and Christianity Of course there are many similarities primarily because Christianity emerged from Judaism However the emergence was not a direct line Christianity broke from Judaism forming a new religion so it is misleading however comfortable the thought might be to believe that the two religions are essentially the same or to see Christianity as the natural continuation of Judaism Judaisms central belief is that the people of all religions are children of God and therefore equal before God All people have Gods love mercy and help In particular Judaism does not require that a person convert to Judaism in order to achieve salvation The only requirement for that as understood by Jewish people is to be ethical While Judaism accepts the worth of all people regardless of religion it also allows people who are not Jewish but who voluntarily wish to join the Jewish people to do so Judaism insists on a notion of monotheism the idea that there is one God As Judaism understands this idea God cannot be made up of parts even if those parts are mysteriously united The Christian notion of trinitarianism is that God is made up of God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit Such a view even if called monotheistic because the three parts are by divine mystery only one God is incompatible with the Jewish view that such a division is not possible The Jewish revolutionary idea is that God is one This idea allows for Gods unity and uniqueness as a creative force Thus for Jewish people God is the creator of all that we like and all that we dont There is no evil force with an ability to create equal to Gods Judaism sees Christianitys trinitarianism as a weakening of the idea of Gods oneness Jewish people dont have a set group
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