answers: Jews aren't hard on people believing in Jesus. Just don't claim to be "Jews" while you do it and don't claim Jews are in error for believing in G-d and G-d alone for thousands of years.
No, Cindy's link isn't off base. The worship of Jesus is CHRISTIANITY, those beliefs are held by 'messianics' - whole or in part doesn't matter. What matters is those beliefs are incompatible with Judaism in total. What matters is those calling themselves 'messianics' are NOT Jews and by calling themselves Jews they dishonor Christianity and Judaism. They were once honest about their labels until they realized that the label "Hebrew Christians" weren't tricking Jews into converting.
"Tricking Jews" might seem a bit extreme but the accusation has been proven many times by the 'messianics' themselves.
Judaism is the only religion where the true followers have to fight with non-members for the basic rights to declare who is a Jew and who isn't. Why do Christians get to decide who is a Jew and who isn't? That's the ultimate arrogance of these 'messianics'. They do wish to eliminate Judaism by converting all Jews to their Christian sect.
Christianity is a fine, wonderful religion and it's an honorable label but being dishonest about who you are and what your intentions are is dishonorable and discredits Christianity. All Christians and Jews should stand against that.
If a Christian became a devil worshiper and declared that he could mix his new beliefs with Christianity and that he was a "perfected Christian" would Christians allow that or stand against that blasphemy from entering Christianity?
It is the EXACT same thing. Christian beliefs are incompatible with Judaism. Taking and twisting Jesus/Yeshua into Jewish rituals and holidays doesn't make someone Jewish. It makes them dishonest.
Very few 'messianics' were EVER Jewish. A Christian that becomes a devil worshiper, a Muslim, a pagan or an atheist doesn't get to continue to call themselves "Christians" - same thing.
Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League objected to the [Southern
Baptist] Executive Committee recommendation of turning a mission to Jews over to the SBC's mission boards.
"The idea of the Southern Baptist Convention using a so-called Jewish messianic group--which misrepresents two faiths--to target Jews for conversion is disgraceful, insulting and dangerous," Foxman said in 2005.
Foxman decried "continuing efforts by the Southern Baptist Convention to target Jews for conversion." He termed the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship "part of a deceptive movement that falsely claims they are interested in Jewish practices when the real goal is to convert Jews to Christianity."
For Southern Baptists, however, it is simply a strategy for evangelism. Ed Stetzer, who now works for LifeWay Christian Resources, has said Messianic congregations are an example of a "missional" church, in that they are "indigenous to Jewish culture."
The SBC passed a resolution in 1996 pledging to “direct our energies and resources toward the proclamation of the gospel to the Jewish people.”
Very few "Messianics" were Jewish to begin with.
A Jew that becomes a Christian is an apostate Jew, no longer considered part of the Jewish community or religion. They cannot be called up to read from the Torah in synagogue. They cannot be buried in a Jewish cemetery. They cannot marry an Orthodox Jew and they cannot immigrate to Israel as a Jew.
In the document ‘What Evangelical Christians should know about Messianic “jews” , Martin Meyer, founder of 'jews' FOR JESUS: reveals:
‘We are an arm of the local **Church**. We are Evangelists. We are accountable to the Church. As we win and ***convert*** Jewish people, we urge them to take their place in a local Evangelical **Church**, or establish a congregation. Our duty is to aid the **Church** at large and to gather in the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.’
Jews that become Christians = Apostates = Christians
A Jewish child raised as a Christian, Father Daniel, aware of his parents' heritage, came to Israel and applied to become a citizen of Israel under the Law of Return. The Israeli Supreme Court denied his application, stating that since he converted, he was no longer a Jew
Israel made the same decision concerning a so-called Messianic "Jewish" couple. The Beresfords from South Africa tried to become citizens of Israel under the Law of Return. They were denied on the same basis as Father Daniel.
if one becomes a citizen of another country, especially another country who is hostile to America, they lose their U.S. citizenship. Similarly, if a person converts TO Judaism they become a Jew, and if one converts out of Judaism one is no longer a Jew.
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