Who are the “true believers”?

Sarahbeth Caplin

dariusz-sankowski-46479-unsplashI try not to employ the “No True Scotsman” fallacy very often – it’s not up to me to see into people’s hearts and determine who is a legitimate Christian, and who is not.

At the same time, a person born in a Jewish family who later believes in Jesus is, by definition, no longer Jewish – at least not in any spiritual sense. I accepted this some time ago. Judaism doesn’t really have a strict set of non-negotiable doctrines except one: there is one God, and he cannot be both man and divine (okay, so maybe that’s technically two).

Words mean things, don’t they? At what point do your beliefs – or lack thereof – remove you from one box, and place you in another?

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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