So What's the Difference - Judaism
While not intended to be inclusive, the following chart provides a basic summary for comparison and discussion.
Authority The Bible, the Word of God Scriptures, primarily the Torah, &
The only infallible source of truth the Prophets in the Old Testament
Mishnah, Talmud & Tradition
View on Bible Only source of truth Old Testament only is accepted as
2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16 the Word of God, although much of
Romans 1:16 it is not well known or understood.
Core Beliefs 1 Corinthians 15:1-3 Jesus One God
was crucified, died, buried Looking for the coming of the
& rose from the dead. Messiah, and the promised Kingdom
Ephesians 4:4-6 - one Body
(church composed of all
believers), one Spirit, one
hope of your calling (heaven),
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God & Father of us all.
Salvation by Faith in Jesus Alone Good moral living
John 3:16, 14:6 Good deeds / works
Romans chapter 3, 10:9,17
Life of faith Loving God & Others (Luke 9:27) Decent moral behavior
characterized by Living for Jesus (the walk) &
imitators of His life
Ephesians chapters 4 thru 6
Telling others of Jesus 2 Corinthians 5
Afterlife belief Millennial kingdom - Jesus will Kingdom & heaven for those who
return & reign for 1,000 year as did the best they could.
promised. Revelation 20:4
Heaven, paradise, the New
Jerusalem - eternal
Philippians 3:20-21, Revelation
chapter 21 & 22.
Hell - place of eternal suffering Hell - for those who did not.
for those who rejected God &
Jesus. Revelation 20:10-15