587Re: [SORForum] Jesus is a Jew
- Apr 30, 2004I strongly suggest that Messrs. Dennehy and Sivèro spend some time
studying the work of the Greek Fathers, who were well-acquainted with
the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, etc.
-I didn't reflected before now on these words, dear brother in
Christ. Plato, Aristotle and Plotinus weren't Christians at all, they
were Pagans, but, of course, a Pagan can have a valid thought. St.
Augustine said that the Greeks had been given reason by the Lord,
while the Jews had been given the Torah, the Revelation (which
definitely is more important).
It is the Greeks, not the Hebrews, who are the true spiritual
forebears of Christianity, as St. Clement of Alexandria, for example,
-Yes, it's very clear that most Jews didn't believe in Christ, while
most Greeks do. Of course this doesn't contraddict at all the fact
that there is NO difference before God between one people and another
people, between Jews, Greeks, Syrians or anybody else.
I suspect that our dear friend and brother in Christ Steve unproperly
mixed hate against the Jews, hate against the Americans, hate against
current American politics, hate against Israeli politics, hate
against the death of innocent Arab people etc., but I wanted to share
with him the thought that the Jews, as well as deserving the utmost
respect as every other people created by God, can't be hated by any
Christian who believes that God chose to incarnate as a Jewish man.
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