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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.

fi11222's picture

Dave, I do not understand

Dave,

I do not understand what is arrogant about saying I am a Jew because I am a Christian. I was just trying to express my feeling of being a brother to the Jews.

Paul, in Galatians, says : "3:6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? 7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith."

Now, if some modern Jews are offended by Christians calling themselves sons of Abraham (as Paul, a Jew, did) it may be that THEY are arrogantly mistaken about their own relationship to God. If God chose to make Israel his people it is not because of some merit on their part but because it was part of God's plan of salvation to have a people his own, from whom a redeemer would ultimately come for the benefit of all mankind : "salvation is from the Jews".

Those who think that "being a Jew" means being part of God's club to which the Goyim, those uncircumcised half-humans, are not admitted put themselves in the path of God's correcting wrath I believe.




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