Your question is highly offensive to us Jews.
"Messianic Jews" are not Jews! They a bizarre Christian cult who refuse to acknowledge that they are Christians and instead insist they are Jews! Instead of following the tenants of Judaism, they (1) worship Jesus, (2) believe in virgin birth, (3) believe that sins are atoned by human sacrifice, (4) believe in the divinity of Jesus, (5) believe that Jesus was the son of God, (6) read, study, and follow the New Testament, etc., etc., etc--all these things and much more that they do and believe in are Christian and none of these things are Jewish. Therefore, calling themselves "Jews" as they do is nothing but FRAUDULENT, DECEPTIVE, and DESPICABLE.
No Jew on earth accepts them as being any part of our religion in any way. They should be denounced by everyone who stands up for righteousness and honor and truthfulness--not of course because they believe in Jesus but because they make a mockery of Judaism by stealing our name and misrepresenting our religion in their misguided passion to convert Jews into Christians.
What better way, they reason, than to make it seem as if you can accept Jesus and still remain Jewish. This is simply preposterous. Can one deny Jesus, say he never even existed, and still be accepted as a Christian by other Christians? Of course not, and the same reasoning applies to these so-called "messianic Jews"--one can not believe in Jesus and be accepted as Jewish by any other Jew. It is not that most of these "messianic Jews" were former Jews who abandoned their former religion--99% were never Jewish to begin with. Instead they are Christians who felt the need to take up a "Jewish" lifestyle without letting go of their Christian beliefs. They, including their fraudulent "rabbis" along with the very few who really used to be Jews, are living a lie.
· 1 decade ago