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I think the theory is based on a faulty understanding of the Scriptures. Jesus, when asked about the greatest commandment in the law, answered: "...'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment." [Matthew 22:37, 38, MEV]. And Jesus went further: "...


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It's not accurate to classify all Jews as if they held the same belief. There were significant differences in Jesus' day. For example, the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection. (Mt 22:23) We must also not assume that Jewish beliefs did not change over time. The Encyclopaedia Judaica states: "It was probably under Greek influence that the ...


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On the basis of the patristic sources in our possession, I would say that a big difference between Ebionites and Nazarenes was their respective opinion towards Paul of Tarsus: while in fact all the ancient writers affirm that the Ebionites despised him, calling him "apostate of the Law", according to what Jerome reports in his commentary on Isaiah, the ...


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With all due respect, your question is inherently laden with false assumptions, which make its answering impossible (without granting false assumptions). As such this won't be an answer proper. For instance, Unitarianism (the beleif that God is one person) is not synonymous with Monotheism (the belief in one God), because Unitarianism refers to the ...


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While the Jewish Law from the Old Testament may focus on sins that result in actions that can be observed, investigated, and prosecuted by the state, i.e., crimes, it has also always said that there are thoughts that are sinful too. One of the most prominent examples of these is the last of the Ten Commandments: do not covet your neighbour's wife or property....


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Sin is viewed somewhat differently in Judaism than in Christianity. Judaism regards the violation of any of the 613 commandments as a sin, anything not in these commandments is not. Judaism teaches that to sin is a part of life, since there is no perfect man and everyone has an inclination to do evil "from his youth". Unlike Christianity, sins committed ...


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