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

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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.



I read your post, I say, Amen my Jewish brother! Let's put an end to persecution and discrimination against the Jews. The Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 decided what should apply to Gentile converts to Christianity, not Gentiles AND Jews. (Side note: Most Jews, whether Orthodox, Reformed, or Messianic, agree that only the Noahide laws apply to Gentiles, not the entire body of Mosaic laws given in the Pentateuch.)

Salvation for Jews and Gentiles is thru Yeshua / Jesus, not thru the law. Yet, Church, let us recall:
- "Think not that I am come to destroy the law ... whosoever therefore shall break the least of these commandments ... shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven..." Matt 5:17-19
- (Paul) "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and the prophets" Acts 24:14

Let's put an end to the lie that Jews or Romans crucified Jesus. Let's remember:
- "No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again..." John 10:18
- "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man LAY DOWN HIS LIFE for his friends" John 15:13
- "Thinkest thou that I cannot pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled..." Matt 26:53-54
- "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, 'Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit', and having said thus, he gave up the ghost" Luke 23:46
- No one TOOK Jesus's life... because he GAVE it. Gal 1:4, Eph 5:25, 1 Tim 2:6, Titus 2:14. (No one can kill the King of kings!)

Let us therefore love one another (Jews included), as Christ has loved us.

Grace be with you-

"Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God" 1 Cor 10:32