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The Early Church Fathers, Anti-Semitism & Anti-Judaism, the Messianic Jewish Movement, and the Recovery of Truth

jsperling's picture

Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Jimmy Sperling. I am a Messianic Jew residing in Sacramento, CA and attend a Messianic synagogue (Beth Yeshua Messianic Congregation). That means that I am a inheritor of two faith traditions. It also means that I hope to bring some rediscovered and recovered truth and light to speak truth about the intertwined history of Israel and the Ekklesia.

Only when we can tell the truth as both persecuted and persecutors will we find common ground.

Let me face one of the issues head-on. Do you want Jews in the Kingdom of God, or are your more interested in becoming a gentile Borg? (YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.) Are you refusing to take the admonitions of Scripture to heart? It seems to me that the reason that the Brit Hadasha does not mention "Gentilizers" is that it would never occur to Rabbi Shaul even in his worst nightmares that gentiles who named the name of Yeshua would ever insist on turning his teachings on their head and requiring Jews who believe in Yeshua to renounce their culture and identity in order to believe.

undercoverdave's picture


I'm sorry, jsperling, I'm confused by your first statement. Who is conflating, and what are they conflating? Your point is somewhat unclear, and seems to be laced with bitterness. Also, please try to be civil and be careful in your use of capitals and exclamations.

I love much of the Messianic movement, and it is a good correction for much of the gentile Church who have no clear understanding of Israel, as well as an invitation for Jewish people to keep their role as Jews while embracing Jesus. Yet both Jew and Gentile believers need to have love, gentleness and compassion when dealing with each other.