Being educated Christian means knowing the overall aspects of Christianity. There are many aspects of Christianity that roots back to Judaism Both historically and theologically; Christianity shares a tie with Judaism. It is undeniable that historically Christianity roots back to Judaism. And theologically, it shares the same divine god and its early preaching. The customs and traditions that early Christians followed were mostly Jewish traditions. However, over the time, both religions grew up to the animosity towards each other. Observing the animosity, there has been many incidents where Jews and Christians have not tolerated each other. Therefore, understanding Judaism is essential to learn the holistic nature and history of the Christianity.
First of all, historically, the early Christians were the Jewish people who believed in the teaching of the Jesus Christ. They lived with the Jewish people simultaneously. The Jews did not differentiate the Jews and Jewish Christians. In the beginning, Christianity was considered to be one of the sects of the Judaism. The gentiles were the first to initiate the religion as a separate entity from the Jewish nation.
Historically and theologically, it is a known fact that Jesus was born in a Jewish family and until his adulthood he was accustomed to Jewish culture and tradition. The fact, he was the “Messiah/ the anointed one” for years to the Jewish and the Christians, makes the ties between the two religion close to each other. Jesus was proclaimed to be the Savior of the Jews. The Jews and the early Christians called him the Son of God. The preaching of Jesus was not limited to strictly to Christians. Historically, Seduces were the only group who were against the Jesus and him being the anointed one.
Another aspect that Judaism and Christianity worship shares same God. The Jews and Christians believe in the God, who created the humanity. The creation story in Genesis is another fact that Jewish and Christianity have same theological beliefs. Both religions believe that god created life. They also share the same idea that human beings are prone to sin. The Ten Commandments are the holy instruction by the god. God inscribed them on two tablets, which he gave to Moses. The Ten Commandants are the sole duty that Jews and Christians follow even in the present day. Christians follow the Commandments that Jews followed for centuries because of the same divine god, and the religions being derived and concurrently practiced at the same period of time.
In order to understand the early history of Christianity understanding Judaism as a culture is necessary. Without the knowledge of the early history of the Judaism being educated Christian is not possible. The customs that Christians follow in the early days of Christianity is very similar to the customs of Judaism. For example, they baptized newborn, which even in present...