Bob Ryan

Judaeo-Christian; the Jewish Root

When looking at the Judaeo-Christian and understanding what it means, the placement of the hyphen is important. The first takes precedence over the latter. In essence, more power is given to the opening word, than the closing.

Judaism is the root of Christianity. When that root is removed; the message becomes lost.

That root gives Jews and Christian the same values, not opposing ones. It is the same loving and forgiving God who commands both to treat others with respect and love for all.

Jews and Christians may disagree on who Rabbi Yeshua was. But no Christian with any understanding of our own religion would ever deny he was Jewish.

Those who claim to be Christian and deny the Jewishness of Yeshua deny the prophecies we believe he fulfilled. To be the Messiah, one must be Jewish. Jews come from the tribe of Judah, which is the lineage of David.

Only when the root of Christianity is removed can there be false teachings. There is no replacement theology, since God made clear there would be no replacement for His chosen. God’s chosen was and remains the tribes, which includes Judah.

The Christian violence against Jews and other Christians happens only when the root is severed. Judaeo-Christian is a reminder that all Christians share the same origin of a Jewish rabbi.

Right now, Ethiopian non-Orthodox Christians are every bit in fear for their lives as however many Jews remain. There is no message of love and treating others with respect. It is a message of hatred for both. That is what happens when the Jewish root is removed.

Judaeo-Christian should not be unique among Christians. Anyone who has read the Tanakh, what Christians refer to as the Old Testament, knows the truth. Too few read the words. And many who do, tend to miss the obvious.

Jews and Christians do share the same values. A Jewish Rabbi 2000 years ago became the connector between Jews and Gentiles. Regardless of what people believe happened at that time, it remains a pivotal moment in human history.

About the Author
Bob Ryan is a novelist of the future via science-fiction, dystopian or a combination of the two, and blogger of the past with some present added in on occasion. He believes the key to understanding the future is to understand the past, since human nature is an unchanging force. As any writer can attest, he spends a great deal of time researching numerous subjects. He is someone who seeks to strip away emotion in search of reason, since emotion clouds judgement. Bob is an American with an MBA in Business Administration. He is a gentile who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. He is a Christian Zionist who knows God is calling His chosen home as foretold in prophecy.