Comment: You are correct...

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You are correct...

Of course Christ did not want his people to follow the teachings of the Pharisees and neither did Paul when he said "a Jew is one inwardly." And obviously Paul was not referring to all the "other religions and races in Judea" when he said “a Jew is one inwardly.”

Now for the purpose of simplicity (some are confused enough as it is) I chose not to delve into the subject matter regarding origins and original meaning but I thank you for bringing this up as it supports the noble purpose of this discussion: to dissuade "Christians" from supporting war in the Middle East.

"There is not a person in the whole English-speaking world today who regards a "Jew" as a "Judean" in the literal sense of the Word. That was the correct and only meaning of the word in the 18th century . . ." (Facts Are Facts, by Benjamin H. Freedman, p. 15-21).

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jew.htm

Also the term "Christian" was not recognized as a label by the original followers of Christ and was a term invented by the heathen and used as a reproach.

Of course "in reality" it matters little what people call themselves since every individual will stand before God and give account for what they do.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odcGSi286a4&feature=plcp&cont...