Catholicism VS Judaism

ROOTS (Keep your roots deep in him [Jesus] ) Colossians 2:7

FRUITS (A tree is known by the kind of fruit it bears) Matthew 12:33

A comparative study of the 5 major world religions based on the Holy Bible; Living Religion (1993) Mudge, Taylor, Morrissey et al, Longman, Melbourne; and A Concise Dictionary of Theology, (1991) O'Collins, Farrugia, Paulist Press, New York.

CATHOLICISM JUDAISM

Belief in the God of Abraham.

Mk 12:26

R

F

Belief in the God of Abraham. The roots of Christianity are in Judaism.

The Messiah has come. Lk 4:20

O

A

The Messiah has still to come. P. 424

Jesus is God. Mk 14:62.

O

I

Denial of Jesus' divinity and resurrection. Mat 27:63 and Mat 28:13

Jesus brings the Old Jewish Law to perfection in Himself. Jn 14:6

T

T

The Old Jewish Law is unalterable.

P. 424

Belief in the Holy Trinity. Mat 28:19

S

H

God is one and Moses is his greatest prophet. P. 424

Abortion prohibited. Is 49:15

F

M

The Talmud does not consider the baby in the womb a person until birth. P. 443

Contraception always wrong.

Gen 38:9

R

O

Female contraceptive devices allowed. P. 443

Sex appropriate only in marriage.

Mat 15:19

U

R

Sex appropriate only in marriage.

P. 442

Divorce prohibited, Mk 10:2-12.

Jesus supported monogamy by appealing to God's original plan (Gen 2:24) and rejected divorce and re-marriage which amounts to subsequent polygamy.

I

A

Divorce allowed. P. 438

God permitted polygamy in the Old Law Deut 21: 15-17.

One pope to lead all.

Mat 16:18

T

L

No particular spiritual leader of all.

"Go forth and baptise ALL people."

Mat 28:19

S

S

"The Chosen People."

'The time when the people of the Old Covenant will be able to see themselves as part of the New is, naturally, a question to be left to the Holy Spirit.'

(Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 99)

THESE BELIEF SYSTEMS ARE CONTRADICTORY.

BOTH CANNOT BE TRUE.



* Please note that this text should be read in the context of the whole work and in recognition of the appropriate paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church highlighted in the index.