Christianity vs. Judaism: The major differences

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Christianity vs. Judaism: The major differences

Here, in great brevity, is a summary of some of the major differences between Judaism and Christianity.

Principle Christianity


Nature of God Trinity Unity
Nature of Messiah Divine,

Sin Sacrifice

Only human,

Righteous King

Atonement Blood Required Prayer and Repentance
Sin Everyone stained by Adam and Eve (“original sin”) All begin with clean slate
Righteousness No one Within our power to choose
Satan Fallen angel Agent of God
Torah Written only Written and Oral
Commandments Not eternal or valuable Eternal and of ultimate value
Exclusivity Only Christians go to heaven All righteous have a place in the world to come.
Land of Israel Irrelevant Crucial
Jews Replaced by the church; or irrelevant God’s chosen people
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