«Catholics and Jews are brothers and sisters deeply bound by their fervent belief in the one creator of heaven and earth».
This are viewpoints of Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn and Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin. They have published a letter in Jerusalem Post. This is their conclusion and advice, in regards to Catholic-Jewish relations:
The reconciliation of the Church with the Jewish people is one of God’s great blessings, one that inspires all people around the world. If the Church and the Jewish people can make peace with each other after nearly 2,000 of enmity, then peace is possible between any two peoples anywhere.
Recognizing that Catholics and Jews are brothers and sisters deeply bound by their fervent belief in the one creator of heaven and earth who revealed Himself to the people Israel is one of the miracles of the last century – and it is too important for Jews, for Catholics and for the world to allow to lapse.
Jews and Catholics share a common spiritual patrimony and all people of good will should pray that both the Church and the Jewish people continue to work for this historic reconciliation grounded in mutual understanding, respect and equality.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn is the North American Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is the Chancellor.
It sounds loving and sweet that Catholics and Jews serve the same God, called the creator. But if that is the truth about «god», than also the Muslims should be included.
But the this kind of «unity» is not based on the truth. Because the creator is a tribune God, of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In fact all the three major faith`s on Earth rejects the tribune God, and in particular that the Son is the only way to our Father in Heaven. In Judaism «Jesus» is not found to be the Messiah. In the Catholic faith His saving blood is denied, and His glory not to be found in obedience to His words, but rather in worship of statues of wood and stone.
A unity outside of the faith in the Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, is falsehood. It will only lead to the final false universal religion of all faiith`s lead to the one and only God the creator. Omitting the need to repent from sins, and accept the only valid redemption that is found in the blood of Jesus.
First published: January 20th, 2010.
Written by Ivar