Why did the Jews believe they were the chosen people of God?
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Asked in Judaism, New Testament
What did the Jews believe that God selected them to be?
The Jews believe proudly that they are gods on chosen people, according to the bible, and Abraham is the father of the nation. _____________ Most non-Jews misunderstand the meaning of 'chosen' in reference to Jews. Chosen simply means that we Jews were chosen to keep Torah. It does not mean that we're better than other people.
Why did the Puritans believe they were the chosen people?
Asked in Christianity
Do Christians believe that Jews were the chosen ones?
Asked in Judaism, Old Testament
Why Jews are chosen people and yet being unfaithful to God?
Was the State of Israel created for God's Chosen People?
Answer 1 The Jewish answer is Yes; though I imagine there are others who would answer differently. Answer 2 The assumption implicit in the question is that the term "God's Chosen People" is a clearly defined term. Israel is definitely a state created by and for the Jewish People; this is not in dispute. Whether the Jews are "God's Chosen People" is debatable. As Answer 1 notes, it is the Jewish perspective, as well as the perspective of the majority of Christians, that Jews are God's Chosen People. Other Christians hold that the rejection of Jesus made God relinquish his "chosen-ness" from the Jews and placed it on the Christians. Most Muslims believe that due to Jews' and Christians' failure to believe in Mohammed's prophecy, that the God relinquished his "chosen-ness" from them and gave it to the Muslims. Of course, in many other religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shenism, African Folk Religions, etc. there is no concept of a "God's Chosen People". Atheism argues that there is no reason to believe that any god/God would chose people. ============================ Alternative Proposed Answer, for Discussion: No. It was created BY them.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
What does it mean to say Jews are Gods Chosen People?
Asked in Judaism
Do the Jews believe that they are the Children of God?
Asked in Judaism
Do Jews believe that they are God's people?
Semantic point: Jews believe themselves to be God's Chosen People. They do not believe that they are the only people with divine-spark (i.e. God's people vs. a people not of God). The Jewish understanding of the term "Chosen People" is that the Jews were given an ethical and spiritual mission which is unique because God chose them. It is not an ethnocentric or racist view as it is often portrayed, but much closer to the Fellowship of the Ring in the Lord of the Rings series. The Fellowship has a special and unique mission, but that does not make the members of the Fellowship any more special than individuals outside of the Fellowship.