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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.

De Maria's picture

May we search the Scriptures together?

It would seem that the Church is already the renewal of Judaism, since the time of Christ. The Scriptures are very clear on that point:

Romans 7 4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

First he says we are dead to the law IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. In other words, since Christ was crucified by the Jews, they abrogated the contract with Moses, not knowing that this is the Christ of whom Moses spoke. Therefore, we who are in His Body are dead to the law.

But this Body was resurected. Raised from the dead. Therefore he says, Ye should be married to Him who is raised from the dead.

Therefore, we are one Body, married, a one flesh union with the Christ if we are baptized into His death.

Romans 6:3
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Ephesians 5:30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Therefore, the Church is already Messianic since we are united to the Messiah body and soul.

But the Church is also semitic because we inherited the promises of Abraham:
Romans 9:6
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

Galatians 3:7
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

Therefore, it would seem that the Church is filled with Spiritual Semites.

What say you?




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