|Vol. VII, No. 6
Elul 5609, Sept. 1849
Reasons For Becoming a Jew
|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
the prophets; and yet Christians say, in the next breath, that the law is
"abrogated," "fulfilled," and "finished."
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.