This is Part 2 in our series on “Athens or Jerusalem? Establishing the Spiritual Heritage of Jesus’ Followers”
How do Jews differ in their worldview from most Christians, and how we can learn and implement a more biblical and Hebraic way of thinking? We will begin by looking at some biblical terms that are often misunderstood because we have neglected the Jewish world in which they were written, and cause confusion in our understanding of God, faith and how to live our lives as followers of Jesus.
Holiness: It’s like a Jewish wedding
As many of you may have heard in Messianic Jewish worship songs, the Hebrew word for holy is ”kadosh.” What you may not know is that kadosh means that something, or someone, is separated unto and belongs to God, as opposed to things that belong to man.
While holy stands for this distinction between God and man, it is only in a positive way. What I...