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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.

Maria Smith's picture

Thank you!

Dear JSperling-

I have very little knowledge here but want to thank you for this explanation... how enlightening and wonderful to follow Yeshua.

I know that many Jews have suffered at the hands of Christians (or as you say in the name of Jesus) and for that I am truly sorry. We always associate Hitler as the ultimate hater of the Jews when in fact, so were the Zionist before Hitler - but thats another issue.

If I understand what you are saying is... that we all are together in the Jewish line because of our faith in Yeshua... because He was Jewish and we are His children. In this, I believe you are right. We are all one in this faith and love. Maybe this is very elementary.. but I think not because love is what the Lord is. It was one of His commandments giving to us... for all us to be one in Him.

So, let me know if I am way off track here. I appreciate this information you gave because I love it when I learn something new.

Many Blessings to you-


Yours in Christ,
Maria 玛丽亚
CCEL Hostess

Yours in Christ,
Maria 玛丽亚
CCEL Hostess