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      Posted Mar 8, 2017 9:44 AM

      The expression is a result of the Holocaust, where Christians began to identify with Jews. Theodor Herzl brought Zionism into notoriety in late 19th century and this jelled with certain evangelical circles such as Darby and 19th century utopian dreams. This is the merger of Judaism and Christianity. The evangelical support for the state of Israel is a result of this type of thinking. Zionism, by the way, is rejected by much of Judaism, where many Jews and Christians believe that there was far less Jewish prejudice BEFORE the establishment of that state and the advent of Herzlism than there is now.

      Modern Christian theologians are in communion with Jewish scholars concerning the similarities of Judaism and Christianity. "Judeo-Christian", the expression of the merger of thought, is a common expression in colleges and universities with Bible and Divinity programs.

      Modern thought now blames the crucifixion of Christ, not on the Jewish establishment in Jerusalem, but more on the Roman principalities during that time, particularly Pontius Pilate. The theory is that when Christianity was gaining power in the second and third centuries during the Roman Empire that the Christian writers could not blame the crucifixion on the Romans, because this is where they were getting converts, and so cast the blame on the Jewish leaders in first century Jerusalem. The Gospels however blame the crucifixion of Christ on the INTERPLAY of Roman Power with the corrupt Jewish Establishment in Jerusalem, not just on Pontius Pilate. This figure represents the guilt of the entire world, both Jew and Gentiles, in the crucifixion of the Christ.

      Other than that, there are some ideas common with Judaism and Christianity, i.e. between the Old and New Testaments concerning the nature of God, man, and sin. This is what some are talking about when they say "Judeo-Christian" theology. For example, that God is one (monotheism), that man has fallen into sin and needs a savior (sin and grace), that societies should care for the poor, that the laws of God supersede the dictates of man (Daniel in the Lion's Den). Paul used the writings of the Old Testament figuratively with powerful effect, to turn them on their head, in affirming that Jesus is Lord and Messiah.

      The common ground for Judaism and Christianity lies in first century life, where Jesus was able to divine the difference between sacramental Judaism, including the dietary and oral laws, and Christianity of the heart. This is where the heart, faith, the internal, intention, spirit, and grace all come in. Jesus rejects the external saving nature of the Mosaic Law. and shows that salvation comes not through obedience alone, but through a faith that brings obedience. When Christians are able to end their prayers with "In Jesus name, Amen" then we will know that Christianity is different from Judaism.

      Judaism continued on after the life of Christ to incorporate the "oral tradition" into their holy books beginning the second century AD. So Judaism has a life extending centuries after Christ, with holy books explain Jewish life continuing to be written. The rock and stone of Judaism continues to be the Pentateuch (Law) as well as the Prophets and Writings (Old Testament poetic books), with supplemental material that is written centuries later in the AD era.

      So it is with what is commonly called Christianity, with the development of the tradition of the Catholic Church for 2000 years. This tradition became so powerful, that the leaders of the Reformation who were choking under it, proclaimed it to be presumptive. Many of them broke the structure of the Catholic Church, but they continued many of those traditions.

      It is with the Restoration Movements that life became even more exciting. This is the idea that not only should we endorse "Scriptures Alone" but we should use only the scriptures to detail every aspect of worship of Christian life.
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