April 23, 2019 read, explore

What God Do Jews Worship?

What God do Jews worship? It’s a good question, and many Christians may wonder what the answer is. But before we talk about what God jews believe in, let’s define what God Christians worship.

Most Christians believe in one God, but in three distinct persons. The Father is Yahweh, Jesus is the Son, and the Holy Spirit is the comforter / gift that Christians have freely received. One God, three parts.

Jews, however, believe plainly that there is one God and only one. The God they believe in is Yahweh and is for all intents and purposes, the same “Father” God that Christians believe in today. Jews do not believe that Jesus was the son of God, and certainly don’t believe that he is a part of God. They did not and do not believe that Jesus was the messiah. And even if he were the messiah, Jews would not believe he was a part of God like Christians believe.

So are Jews waiting for someone like Jesus to come? Yes. We asked an expert at Jews For Jesus  whether or not Rabbinic Jews are waiting for a messiah or not and this was her answer.

“Orthodox are still waiting for a Messiah. Some say there is a Messiah for every century. Some are waiting for Shneerson to raise from the dead. The Reform Jews have kind of given up and some will say it is a messianic age that the Jewish people themselves will usher in.”

There you have it. Most jews are either still waiting for their messiah or have given up hope. But is a messiah part of the Jewish idea of God? No. The messiah is a ruler and heir to King David, but is not a god or son of God like Christians believe.

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