While Christian Bob O’Dell is asking orthodox Jew Gidon Ariel about Yom Kippur and atonement the conversation quickly turns to “The Great Christian Question” that Gidon is often asked about how can anyone ever receive atonement without a sacrifice.

Part 5 of 5.

11 thoughts on “Interview: Teshuvah 5 – The Great Christian Question”

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    Great series. The Hebrew language is beautiful, and I enjoyed your mini lessons. It was interesting to hear about the three levels of teshuvah. How blessed is Israel to be in the direction of National Teshuvah!

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    Interesting discourse of “atonement” from he Jewish point of view… In the King James Bible, Atonement is mentioned 80 times in the Old Testament, and only 1 time in the New Testament– in Romans 5:11.
    That’s because in the O.T., atonement is part of the on-going shadows of things to come within the daily/weekly/ monthly/yearly, rituals that needed to be performed until the time of the promised Messiah… which is what the book of Romans explains, saying, (5:11) “And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have NOW received the atonement” (the final atonement is once and for all given by Christ the Jewish Messiah who gave his life as the ultimate sacrifice). Romans 5:12 continues on to explain that sin came through Adam but Salvation through Jesus Christ. And one needs to read the verses previous to 5:11 and following… because the whole of the book of Romans answers that “Great Christian Question that Gidon is often asked about”.

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    Gidon, I love this series of teachings. You have such an incredible way of explaining such deep and important principles as you illuminate its relationship to Judaism in a daily life walk with God. Thank you so much.

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    I WANT to know if there is something I am doing or saying that annoys other people. My thinking is that I can grow into deeper maturity that way, by asking God to heal that part of me and watching out for that particular behaviour in myself. When I have asked that question in the past, people seem to get tongue-tied. I guess they don’t wish to offend, or I have caught them off-guard and they don’t know what to say. I am certainly open to their opinion as long as it is done in love, and then I pray about it. It has also given me insight into where THEY are coming from and how they think (and what their prejudices are). Gidon, you expressed yourself very well. I have a better insight into where you are coming from, and what practicing Jews strive for. Thank you so much for opening up and making yourself vulnerable. I appreciate your honesty and forthrightness. It can be really tough trying to figure out where our own blind spots are. An honest relationship equals growth–on both sides. That is what keeps me attached to this website–the building of trust.

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      Lynda, I “suffer” from the same problem that you do, and I think any sensitive person does. We do not want to offend. But I have to tell you, nowadays the “politically correct” require that we pursue this end at the cost of not saying anything! This is wrong. We should temper our words, and frequently ask permission to share an opinion that might be difficult to hear, but adults should be able to hear things they disagree with. We will never grow, as individuals nor as the entire human race(!), if we do not dare to “push the envelope!”

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    Liliane Snelgrove

    shalom! such humility you have in expressing yourself dear Gidon! coming from a Redeemed Christian standpoint, you know the accepted sacrifice of forgiveness would be through Jesus Christ that I would declare! but one thing that I must add to say for my experience that in order to continually live a victorious life is that I went through the waters of baptism to receive the newness of my life, that was the ultimate outward expression of dying to myself and being renewed with his strength in overcoming the sin that could have continually anguished me! so down with the old life and up with the continuous of a new life found in Christ Jesus! this was never taught to me while growing up in the roman catholic church! I appreciate the jewish standpoint of your faith, it does definitely atone for much in the eyes of our dear Lord! Blessings! 🙂

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