Passover Or Christmas
What is the most effective way to witness to someone who says they celebrate both Passover because their husband is Jewish and Christmas because they are Catholic? What do they say to their kids? He's here, oh wait, he's not. He's come, oh no, he's not.
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---Donna9759 on 12/6/06
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Why are you called upon to say anything, Donna?
THEY are the ones that have to deal with the issues caused by disparate faiths, not you.
Witnessing for Christ is NOT the same thing as meddling in people's family lives.
---Jack on 12/3/07|
They've probably confused Passover with Chanukah/Feast Of Dedication that sometimes fall on the same day as Christmas.
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 12/14/06|
Easy they are celebrated two different times of year. Passover is in the Spring near the Christian Easter. Christmas is in winter, apples and oranges.
---Levi on 12/11/06|
**I have understood from both sides that the Catholics don't condone the marriage of a non Catholic, nor the Jews condone the marriage of a non Jew. So are they really practicing their own religion?**
Your understanding is a little out of date. I don't know what the rule is among Jews (any of the 4 major affiliations), but under certain circumstances a RC may be given a dispensation to marry a non-Roman Catholic, or even a Jew. Whether this couple waited for such is unknown here.
---Jack on 12/11/06|
Donna- I can understand you frustration with people and their beliefs, however it can cause much heart ache enable us from being a witness (I am speaking from experience not accusing you) I feel that in many cases being a living example is the best action. Peter said we should be ready to give and account of the hope within us to those who ask. I sometimes have to ask myself, How am I living that would make them ask. That puts the ball in your court
---Buttons on 12/10/06|
You know what the funny thing is? I have understood from both sides that the Catholics don't condone the marriage of a non Catholic, nor the Jews condone the marriage of a non Jew. So are they really practicing their own religion?
---Buttons on 12/10/06|
Donna, your concern is admirable. Last year I attended a Seder with a group of Messianic Jews. I wanted to share in the experience with a loved one who is Jewish (not Messianic) and I wanted help in showing my loved one that Jews can (and do) accept Christ as Savior while still enjoying traditions they hold dear. I enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. My suggestion is to contact a Messianic Jewish group in your area and ask for information to help you learn how to bring the two together in Christ.
---AlwaysOn on 12/8/06|
Jack, I can't just stand there and let someone believe a lie if I know what the truth is, isn't it my responsibility to speak the truth in love to unbelievers? If I don't, that means I'm in agreement with them, amen? When I know someone is believing wrong things about my Lord and Savior, I like to tell them what the truth is. THEN it's up to them whether they believe it or not.
---Donna9759 on 12/8/06|
Study the Passover Seder and learn the symbolism that is there that describes clearly Christ is the Messiah. It is there. Then share that with the couple to show them that Jesus is the Messiah.
---Madison1101 on 12/6/06|
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