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To: Kolokotronis
Interesting obrservation, T. Don’t forget that The Church is the New Israel, not Israel. Our covenant is different from theirs.

I understand that. However, that raises the question if Jews are saved through observance of the Old Covenant, apart from Christ. Prickly prickly!

I’ve practiced law for many, many years with a good Jew who knows the history of his people and his religion. He always says how comfortable he is at an Orthodox liturgy, remarking that “take away all the Jesus stuff and it feels like what I imagine a temple ceremony was like.” But he’s no Christian...and I am no Jew. Different covenants, T.

Different perceptions of a phenomenon whose underlying Reality is the same, K.

That said, Greeks and Jews together make the perfect combo since we are both Chosen People of God and His favorite naughty children! We, as they say, understand each other.

Absolutely! 100% Agreed!

-Theo

14 posted on 12/27/2009 7:18:22 AM PST by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: Te├│filo; kosta50; MarkBsnr
"However, that raises the question if Jews are saved through observance of the Old Covenant, apart from Christ."

Oh, you know, T, I worked long and hard to stop setting the rules for God and at my advanced age I have pretty much succeeded so I have no definite idea about that. My gut says yes, they are saved by observance of the Old Covenant which cannot be "apart from Christ" since "Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος" but I don't know; way, way above my pay grade, my friend.

"Different perceptions of a phenomenon whose underlying Reality is the same, K."

So the priests and the rabbis around here in my youth always said.

50 posted on 12/27/2009 10:46:16 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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