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With all due respect, sir, not by me . . missed, that is. As a Christian, I simply won't tolerate, with my subscription dollars, articles like "No Friend In Jesus." While there is assuredly a place in the public square for the Jewish voice, it is not on the pages of First Things.
Could you perhaps steer me to a Jewish magazine or Web site?
Richard Greene wrote:Last I checked, Jesus was a Jew, born of Jewish parents, who preached to fellow Jews, whose first 10,000 followers were all Jews, whose disciples were Jews, whose apostles, chief of which was Shaul of Tarsus, were all Jews, and whose biography is contained in scriptures written by Jews. And, oh, BTW, 95%+ of Jesus' ethical teachings were Jewish. Judaism doesn't involve Christianity in its narrative; Christianity is a narrative of Jewish origin. You can't escape those facts, Marcus.
"Gentle Reader,—I have for some length of time looked upon it as a duty incumbent, especially on the immediate successors of those that have had so large experience of those many memorable and signal demonstrations of God's goodness, viz., the first beginners of this Plantation in New England, to commit to writing his gracious dispensations on that behalf; having so many inducements thereunto, not onely otherwise but so plentifully in the Sacred Scriptures: that so, what we have seen, and what our fathers have told us (Psalm lxxviii. 3, 4), we may not hide from our children, showing to the generations to come the praises of the Lord; that especially the seed of Abraham his servant, and the children of Jacob his chosen (Psalm cv. 5, 6), may remember his marvellous works in the beginning and progress of the planting of New England, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth; how that God brought a vine into this wilderness; that he cast out the heathen, and planted it; that he made room for it and caused it to take deep root; and it filled the land (Psalm lxxx. 8, 9). And not onely so, but also that he hath guided his people by his strength to his holy habitation and planted them in the mountain of his inheritance in respect of precious Gospel enjoyments: and that as especially God may have the glory of all unto whom it is most due; so also some rays of glory may reach the names of those blessed Saints that were the main instruments and the beginning of this happy enterprise."
—quoted from Democracy In America
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