In Chapter 2, Wilson says that for the Christian “it is impossible to be anti-Semitic or anti-Judaic and take the Bible seriously; otherwise one engages in a form of self hatred.” His reasoning is that Christianity is not merely a replacement of Judaism, but an extension. Christianity is the flesh of Judaism wrapped in new skin fashioned by Christ. Therefore, an accurate understanding of New Testament thought is only accessible through the Old Testament. Biblical readers must digest the bible “through Hebrew eyes.” Furthermore, the New Testament does not call for current day Christians to abhor Jewish practices-it only warns against viewing those practices as a path to salvation. So a Christian can safely practice circumcision, Jewish feasts and holidays, and other Jewish customs for the purpose of connecting with their spiritual roots. The mere practice of those customs does not imply an acceptance of their ability to save.