I may regret starting this thread. Before you reply and we risk what my daughter coined as a "verbal detonation," hear my preface.
I was raised a secular Jew in New York. Yet I had a yearning all my life for knowing about God. I became a doctor and eventually moved to rural Alabama where there are a handful of Jews here, perhaps three or four. We are rare here. I encountered no antisemitism and was welcome as anyone would be from outside a small rural town (another story).
Anyway, without going into details, I was eventually called by Christ into His Church.
I began attending and joined the only Church I ever attended.
After my profession of faith and joining the Church I was asked, in a very loving way, by my Church brothers and sisters the question that heads this OP: How did you a Jew become a Christian? Meaning, what made you decide to change from Judaism to Christianity? And I am still asked this, in Church, by Christians, in the same curious loving manner.
The question always confused me. I was taken aback. I could not give them the answer they wanted because it was not relevant to my election and effectual calling.
My only reply has been: "Do you not know?" Meaning, I was called to Christ the same way you and every other Christian was and will be. I was called by God.
Thus my answer was a very Jewish one, a question to a question - "Do you not know?"
So many years have gone by and I still ponder this and feel it was the only correct answer I could give.
Sidebar: many of you know that I have not been well and that I cannot always sit at the computer and participate as much as I would like. Please keep this in mind as I engage you or fail to do so. I have not started threads in a while because I could not participate in them properly. I would like to try again. I hope to keep it simple and on point.
God bless everyone: peace and love
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