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Reasons For Becoming a Jew
No. 1.

Plain and Positive Contradictions

 
Wherein the New Testament (so called) is contrary to the Bible, or the Old Testament, and the law of God, although it professes to be built upon them as a foundation, founded upon the law and the prophets; and yet Christians say, in the next breath, that the law is "abrogated," "fulfilled," and "finished."
 
New Testament instead of   Old
Gospel "   Law
Trinity "   Unity
Divisible "   Indivisible
Three "   One
Roman Sunday "   The Sabbath
U n-C i r c u m c i s i o n "   C i r c u m c i s i o n
Un-Clean "   Clean
No Feasts "   Feasts
Flesh, "Body and Parts" "   Spirit
Visible "   In-visible
Limited "   Un-limited
Present "   Omni-present
Begotten "   Un-Begotten
Son "   Father
A Co-Equal "   An Almighty
Life, unto death "   Life above all Death.
One God and two beside him "   "One God and none else."

I had the misfortune, without any power or control of my own to prevent it, to be born and educated in the first form and column of error and contradiction. My reason and understanding were then ever at war and opposition with the second form and column of truth, which all enlightened Jews, Turks, and Christians say is true. I have therefore embraced it, and my mind is at rest.

Without reason we could not possibly understand anything more of the Bible than a horse or an ox. We would be like a beast, because by reason we can alone attain understanding. "Man that is in honor and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish." Ps. xlix. 20.

Warder Cresson.