Why don't Jewish people believe in Jesus?
Well, first of all…. Not all Jewish people reject Jesus as the Messiah. A minority of us DO accept Him as Messiah.
True, a majority of the Jewish people do not accept Him, but the majority of Jewish people do not read their own scriptures as well. So with very little evidence to go on, they reject the Messiah because this is the only side they have ever heard.
The main two reasons why the Jewish people reject Jesus as Messiah are:
- He did not bring world peace.
- The “Christians” in history have treated us so badly – why would we want to believe in their leader?
While there are many more reasons – these are usually at the top of the list.
And yes – there are answers to all of these.
We hope to have a separate website up soon with more detailed answers. In the mean time, Dr. Michael brown has an excellent five volume series out called “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus.” We highly recommend it.