There are some jews (that is, some destined to become Jews, and note the latter capitalization) who currently do not believe that Messiah (an English instead of Syriac/"aramaic" nor especially Hebrew-worded name . . . and my most-desperate pseudo-apology relating to that diabolically-hideous pseudo-blasphemous foreign-language substitute term!) has already come, but only is to come for the first time someday . . . and do not believe that they can fulfill the entire moral Law of God in their entire OT/Jewish-vs-mere-OT/NT-Christian Bible unless "The Temple" (i.e. their salvational idol?) is built for them to diddle around in doing pathetically-unimportant choreographic-and-other ritualism.
John 5:39 You search the Scripture, because you presume that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me;
40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
41 I do not receive glory from humans.
42 But I know that you have not the love of God within you.
43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.
44 How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope.
46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote of me.
47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"
Oh, they do (to their credit, but not salvational credit) also believe that Israel as an actually-existing-and-should-be-existing State and nation needs protection and to survive and be left alone (as they themselves . . . albeit innovatively and creatively . . . quasi-impose themselves on the remainder of the admittedly-somewhat-benefitted-by-them world) as that tiny-area Middle-Eastern democracy is surrounded by a vast and homicidally-demented hateful horde of terroristically-murderous anti-Zionist/so-called-"palestinians" clamoring for Israel to be annihilated off the face of the Earth.
First Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Hey, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to positively respond than the fat of rams.
Obey WHAT? Isn't cutting up livestock for judaic religious ritual the only obedience required? Or that in addition to WHATEVER else?
Psalm 40:6 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire; but you have given me an "open ear." Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
So how about the bloody sheep, goats, turtledoves, more being cut-throated to supposedly atone for "sins" (whatever is - versus is not - considered "sin?")
Psalm 50:14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.
Simply offer "thanksgiving" only as sacrifice? "Pay" vows? In paper bills or coins? By check or credit card?
Psalm 50:23 He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me; to him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God!"
Thanksgiving ONLY? How about legalistic ritual temple rituals? Is "ordering his way aright" completely or even partly accomplished by merely cutting up lifeforms for presumptive religious-"Temple" sacrifice?
C'mon, all you American and European synagogues. Let's get with the bloody animal sacrifices if the police and sheriff let you get away with it. Invite a few muslims to join in the livestock slaughter to behead the infidel animals, and have a pig roast to celebrate.
Psalm 51:16 You have no delight in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, God, you will not despise.
David speaks for God? Kinky. Be warned, though: lightning can strike!
A "broken and contrite heart?" Simply 24-hour-timed sorrow for screwups in ritualistically re-lamenting their lawless shortcomings on their annual day of sorrow?
So how about dorking around with ritualistic bloody or word-game practices in some Temple? No mention of THAT here!
Psalm 141:2 Let MY prayer be considered incense before you, and the lifting up of MY hands as an evening sacrifice.
PRAYER only? How about the bloody animals killed and wallowing around the mess that that causes? Merely "lifting up of hands" certainly is a lot cleaner, neater, and tidier.
FYI, it was overwhelming the number of pigs, bats, rabbits, goats, wolves, lions, mice, sheep, lambs, rams, and turtledoves that Jesus Himself cut up for sacrifice, according to the four New-Testament gospels and book of Acts. Heck, the Chief Butcher could have run his own Galilean stockyard, and certainly was no friend of PETA!
And the Sun rises in the west each morning, and sets in the east.
Proverbs 21:3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Oh oh. NOW we're getting somewhere!
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, because they do not know that they are doing evil.
Ecclesiastes 9:2 . . . one fate comes to all, to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As is the good man, so is the sinner; and he who swears is as he who shuns an oath.
Hosea 6:6 I desire continual love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings.
"Continual love" and "knowledge of God" assuredly neither involves clearly-non-mentioned cutting up of sheep, goats, lambs, and pigeons . . . nor involves physical bodily presence within any Temple to cut them up inside or nearby.
Matthew 12:7 And if you had known what this means: "I desire mercy, and not sacrifice," you would not have condemned the guiltless.
OK . . . Ok: Go and slice up a couple of birdies now and then, as long as the A.S.P.C.A. does not find out about it and report you to the cops, who might turn you over to social-worker interns legally obligated, under court order, to incarcerate you in some mental institution (unless you are a duck hunter with a shotgun and permit):
Luke 2:24 . . . offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."
Hebrews 13:15 Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is: the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
NO bloody animals to kill. No mention of any Temple to do it in or nearby. Only "praising God" with the "fruit" of lips which "acknowledge His name."
Speaking of remuneration for sins committed instead of performed, Eve (and Adam) did NOT have an innate "sin nature" internally before they ate the Forbidden Fruit off the Forbidden Tree in not merely the Garden of Eden but also Eden (same thing), imperfect with the Tempter infesting it.
As to whether or not they both were "born into sin," the created-from-dust-and-rib beings were never even born at all and so obviously were never born into sin - although they were in a sinful environment inside that Garden because of the Tempter being therein:
First John 3:8 He who commits sin is of the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from "the beginning". The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the Devil.
They, unlike newborn infants who are automatically born into sin (and even gestate in the sinful wombs of their mothers who do all sorts of sinning while conceiving then being pregnant with them but which mother did not sin by doing genitals-connected marital intercourse), only got a sin nature the moment they not simply thought about going toward, viewing, inspecting, and touching the Forbidden Fruit, but rather actually nibbling (that is: eating) it. And from there on, all their offspring and their offspring and their offspring and so on were indeed: "born into sin."
That is not to say that silent womb babes are intrinsically sinful, nor even newborn infants sin by crying for milk or when diapers need changing or they are too tightly bundled up or not being held enough or whatever reasonable painful or distressing cause they have for bawling, but do consciously sin when they deliberately choose to disobey what they plainly detect and discern what should be obeyed:
Romans 9:11 . . . though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad, in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of His call.
Proverbs 20:11 Even a child makes himself known by his/her acts, whether what he/she does is pure and right.
Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him/her.
Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself/herself brings shame to his-or-her mother.
Exodus 21:20 When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished.
Psalm 2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Proverbs 23:13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he-or-she will not die.
And, here we go against those don't-spank-the-little-darling-or-you'll-be-arrested-for-child-abuse goofs who ignore:
Isaiah 3:12 My people: children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. Oh my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
If you severely and mercilessly beat the kid unconscious with an iron rod, break all his/her bones and bash his/her head in, he/she will die and you will not have to waste your precious time disciplining him or her anymore. They instead will lie there motionless in a copious pool of blood and thus finally and obediently be absolutely quiet like you had shouted at them to be.
(I'll keep it up, just for gits and shiggles):
You shall violently throw the wretched-brat baby out with the bathwater, OR:
Psalm 137:9 Blessed is he who seizes and dashes your little ones against the rocks.
Hebrews 11:19 He considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead; hence, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
And while we're at it, speaking of blood sacrifice . . .
John 6:54 he who eats my [roasted?] flesh and drinks my [land-of-Goshen] blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:55 because my [lamb-of-God] flesh is [kosher] food indeed, and my [Lamb-of-God] blood is [rabbi-inspected] drink indeed.
John 6:56 He who eats my [neither raw nor non-boiled but well-done and not medium-rare] flesh and drinks my [anti-Death-Angel doorpost] blood resides in me, and I in him (or her).
Yuck! Or: "Yum?"
Virtual or literal cannibalism? Brutal Canaanite paganism?
Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit.
Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her I marveled greatly.
Leviticus 7:27 Whoever eats any blood, that person shall be cut off from his (or her) people. Sorry, Dracula, and all you vampire werewolves.
Matthew 26:28 . . . this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
John 16:29 His disciples said: "Ah, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure!" Wine for blood and bread for body. Weird, but having done the miracles you've done, you can mouth anything you want.
Mark 14:24 And He said to them: "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many."
Whatever You say.
Leviticus 17:14 The life of every creature is the blood of it; therefore I have said to the people of Israel: "You shall not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.
Exodus 12:8 They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened [rye, whole wheat, pumpernickel, sour dough, 12-grain?] bread and bitter herbs [horseradish?] they shall eat it.
Exodus 12:9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled with water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts (i.e. guts).
Exodus 12:11 In this manner you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's passover.
Ready for yearly (and not necessarily monthly, weekly, hourly) communion during Holy Week? Get those sandals on those feet, and staff in your hand, and eat it in a hurry . . . as specifically commanded . . . perhaps near the totally-immersed-robed-community-polluted-water church baptismal font. [Where's a clean river or lake when we really need it?]
Hebrews 10:22 . . . draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hubbies, do it privately to your own wives (or concubines) in shower or bath:
Ephesians 5:26 . . . that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word . . .
Deuteronomy 25:11 When men fight against (but not necessarily "with") one another, and the wife of the one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts,
Deuteronomy 25:12 then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall have no pity.
". . . "seizes" him by the genitalia . . .?" Hmmmm . . .
Those Jews sure have come up with some "groovy" ideas!
Song of Solomon 2:3 As an apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his [erecting or erected?] "fruit" was sweet to my taste.
Leviticus 15:18 If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the evening.
Eve would have never sinned in the first place if she had not been tempted to sin by the Tempter. But she was under non-solicited non-asked-for duress. And God knew that she would have never sinned - even "to try something new or different instead of doing the same old boring things" - had she not been tempted.
If there was no reason to jump out of a really-tall exhaustively-climbed Garden-of-Eden tree to bust some ribs or break a leg, why even defiantly think up the deviant possibility? They likely saw fruit fall out of tall trees previously, and it would not be rocket science to figure out what might happen to them if they similarly fell out of tall Garden trees -- especially if God warned them to not fall out of trees they climbed, followed by Satan deceptively convincing them that they - instead of falling and being crushed - would float like a butterfly and land like a bee.
Not only that, but God knew that Eve had no precedent nor imaginary concept of what "death" was nor how horrible it would be. They never saw any dead fruit or dead animal or insect or bird or whatever. They really had no idea what "death" was, although they might have discussed it with the Lord, who probably provided no photographic or other imagery to vividly describe "death" to the completely-naked sweeties.
How does one describe "death" without ever having seen it? Prolonged deep sleep without dreaming? No problem: simply wake up with the sunrise but get to bed early enough. How does one describe invisible lethal radioactive emission without knowing anything about nuclear structure or having a Geiger Counter? How does one measure lightspeed without a ruler? How does one verbally describe the color "blue" without Google or Bing?
The substantially-benevolent Creator God had a Contingency Plan for their innocent but retrospectively-woeful lack of knowledge as to what "death" was and the far-reaching horrifically-devastating and diabolical consequences of it. His name is Jesus Christ, and His method of phenomenally-complete reconciliation involved sacrificial death and resurrection, and faith that such was and yet is redemptively restorative.
Finally, some jews do not acknowledge eternal punishment or reward because "that's a New-Testament Christian thing" and they're too [damned?] proud to lower themselves in penitent humility to at least be open-minded about the possibility of such.
But they nevertheless yearn for peace - TRUE and LASTING peace - forever removed away from Hamas and Hezbollah, an antisemitic United Nations, nazi and islamic and both european and american antisemites. Simultanously, they long for sufficient justice for hideously-cruel atrocities done to them.
No human-performed temporal punishment is adequate to make up for or to requite the injustice prejudicially done against them!
After tormenting Jews all their lives in all sorts of ways, then comes a quick retributional firing-squad bullet to the head - and that's it? A fatal snap of the neck in a retaliatory hanging? And that is it - that is ALL there is? Simon Wiesenthal was correct in bringing Nazi war criminals to justice, but neither he nor anyone else has the human potential to sufficiently torture and perpetually execute perpetrators of crimes against humanity to the extent such criminals deserve to be punished.
That is where Hell comes in - the eternal solitary-confinement suspension in Outer Dark in the invisible tormenting flames of the Lake of Fire "to the ages of the ages" mentioned in that self-sufficient-jews-too-fkg-ashamed-to-read-it New Testament.
Second Thessalonians 1:9 They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might
Revelation 20:10 . . . who had deceived them was thrown into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone where the Beast and the False Prophet were, and they will be tormented [continuously] for ever.
Now THAT is adequate justice!
And, as far as the never-ending perfect peace they desire, again - that despised-and/or-ignored-by-them New Testament prophesied and promises perfect everlasting security and safety of being in that Heaven where there will NEVER AGAIN be any Tempter nor tempters in any spiritual nor human form and thus never any more duress relating to temptation. All tempters will have forever been exiled to and permanently confined in Hell.
Luke 16:26 "And besides all this, between us and you a great Chasm has been fixed, so that that those who would pass from here [Paradise] to you may not be able, and none may cross from there [Hades] to us."
So much for the non-existence of never-never-land "purgatory" in which temporary payback patience in painful suffering within Sheol is alleged to make up for non-confessed or grievous sins committed previously while temporally alive.
But instead, once dead, decisions are finalized. The righteous Christ did not descend to Hades even momentarily for temporary non-deserved torment, but instead immediately ascended from that abyss of both righteous and wicked dead (i.e. Sheol, or: "depths of the earth") to Paradise, as do all real Christians. NO "purgatory."
Admittedly, for the redeemed (but not the damned):
First Corinthians 3:11 No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw --
13 each person's work will become manifest; for the [Judgment] Day (see Second Peter 3:8-15) will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
14 If the work which any person has built on the foundation survives, he/she will receive a reward.
15 If any person's work is burned up, he/she will suffer loss, though he/she himself/herself will be saved, but only as through fire.
[ NOTE: It the work that will be tested with fire - NOT the person themselves in some sort of make-up-for-it-later purported "purgatory" ]
Second Corinthians 6:17 "Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them," says the Lord, "and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you".
Hebrews 13:10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat.
"How SPECial" - revilers might mock. But actually: QUITE thankfully SPECial indeed!
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices falsehood.
Revelation 21:27 But nothing unclean shall enter [the New Jerusalem], nor any one who practices [immodest and biased-heretical] abomination or [ISIS-type koranic and other cultic] falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
As Batman's Robin might exclaim: "Holy Discrimination!"
Indeed: Non-Compromisible and Eternal-Segregation Righteous Exclusion.
And THAT is TRUE peace!