Since the time of Christ, there have been ongoing disagreements between Christians and Jews, typically over the belief by Christians that the Messiah has already come whereas those of the Jewish faith still await theirs. In fact, Christianity stemmed from Judaism and that’s why many cultures are said to be immersed in Judeo-Christian heritage. However, no matter how heated Judeo-Christian disagreements ever were, they all pale in light of current events – namely terrorist activity sponsored by radical groups.
The One Major Disagreement for All Times
From a religious perspective, there is one real disagreement that will be a disagreement for all times and that is the question of Messiah. Christians believe that the Messiah has already come in the person of Jesus of Nazareth while Jews are still looking for the long awaited Messiah. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only disagreement between the religions but this is the only one of religious consequence.
Other disagreements are cultural, political or even personal and even these pale in comparison to very real events that are transpiring in the world today and that’s why relationships between Jews and Christians are not only beginning to improve but also forming bonds that are uniting them politically as well as from a religious perspective. Today most Christians and Jews have formed an allegiance with other religions against terrorists who have claimed to be responsible for attacks in places like France and the United States.
Taking the Media and Government to Task
In the eyes of many Christians and Jews, it seems that in an effort to forestall any uprising that could lead to major world events, the media and government are downplaying the role of Israel in today’s world while focusing on mending relationships with known state sponsors of terrorist activity.
This is putting a strain on a political relationship that has been strong since the end of the Second World War but is working to forge bonds between Christians and Jews in ways never before imagined. Uniting against a common enemy will do that.
Disagreements Are Now Political
What was once a battle between religions has morphed into a political problem that really has little to do with religion other than the fact that Christianity has always been viewed as the main religion of the United States and of course the Jewish religion is the state religion of Israel. That is really where the problem now resides. Many people, among which are some world leaders, see the United States along with many European nations as forsaking Israel in favor of forging bonds with other nations.
So are the current disagreements between Christians and Jews or are they between nations due to political events taking place around the world? While the nations in question were formed on religious beliefs, they are now nations with a political agenda. It would appear that the oftentimes heated disagreements between Christians and Jews have become overshadowed by world events. No one knows exactly how these events will play out but there is one thing that is for certain. Christians and Jews have begun a new chapter in their ongoing relationship and to many religious leaders, this is a very good thing.