5. Should I (as a Gentile believer) be afraid to witness to my Jewish friends because they know the Bible so well?
This is something for the most part you don’t have to worry about. The average Jewish person does not know their Bible all that well. Most know very little. It is true however, that the Orthodox Jewish people know some about the Old Testament, but this is nothing to fear. When you talk to them about the tabernacle and the sacrifices and the necessity for the atoning blood, they are familiar with them. What is said of the Jewish people in Hosea, Isaiah and Amos is for the most part still true.
Hosea 4:6 – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
Isaiah 5:13 – “Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge; and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude is parched with thirst.”
Amos 8:11 – “Behold, days are coming, declares the LORD GOD, when I will send a famine on the land, not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the LORD.”
There’s no need to be afraid of witnessing to your Jewish friend. If you don’t know where to begin, then write us and we’ll send you some material that will help you in your endeavor to faithfully minister to them.