I know a Jewish man who was a Kabbalist for decades ....
and then he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, which
was very shocking to me.

Is there anything anywhere in Kabbalah that is aligned
with Christian theology of salvation?

Is there anything in Kabbalah that teaches that eternal life soul is dependent upon one's belief system or in one's belief
in a Messiah?

I am trying to understand what would cause a Kabbalist to
take this direction, and would appreciate any insight.

Thank you very much.

Hi Jennifer

Without knowing the individual involved, I can assure you that Kabbalah teaches nothing of the sort. While Kabbalah does emphasize the importance of the Messiah, he certainly will not be an individual who will "save" others from sin any more than a rabbi or guide would save a person from making poor spiritual choices.

Sadly, this person may not have been a true kabbalist or may have had a break with the kabbalistic tradition, which is very upsetting either way.

Kind regards,

Rabbi Shishler


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Rabbi Ari Shishler


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Rabbi, lecturer on Talmud and Jewish spirituality at Chabad House, Johannesburg, South Africa 1997-present. Talmud teacher at local Jewish high school 1996- present.

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