I am a Gentile and Proud of it!
I think it’s best that people be who they are. The problem with my gentile experience is that I found that there was something desperately missing.
God wants us to be seekers. We should never stop growing into a better version of ourselves. I am sure of that and sure that is the very point of our existence.
I also always believed that the simple message at the time of Jesus was love. His message proved that love is simply an action. It is desiring to live by the commandments of God, whatever they are, as we try to understand Torah or Old Testament.
Unity Removes Ignorance
What I don’t understand about the Jews, as of yet, is this idea that they have to do, while the rest of the world, being gentile, should only abide by the laws of Noah since all humanity evolved from there anyway.
These are the laws of Noah that Jews believe non-Jews only have to worry about doing:
- Do Not Deny God
- Do Not Blaspheme God
- Do Not Murder
- Do Not Commit Immoral Sexual Acts
- Do Not Steal
- Respect all Creatures
- Establish Courts/Legal System to Ensure Law Obedience
The problem with this idea is that we non-Jews are here and the Jews are over there, as it has always been, and I just don’t see the Oneness in that concept at all.
I believe that we are like brothers and we need each other both equally, but we both have our own unique purpose.
For sure, God’s commandments are for all as don’t we all need love? Weren’t the commandments given first to the Jew because God needed someone to teach the nations the example of God in this world?
The Jews hold the torch and light the way for the rest of the nations, and the nations are suppose to follow by their example. Right?
Where does Jesus come into this whole picture. Wait, isn’t he also Jewish?
I do believe we are in a special time in history because we have history, and we still have the Jew who holds dear to traditions. We can learn from them and each other. We all have our pasts, so I believe we are much closer to truth than ever before.
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