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Want To Be A Messianic Jew

I'm thinking about becoming a messianic jew, not that I would live to observe the law, I would still be a Christian, but rather choose the messianic jewish way of being my "denomination." Is there anything wrong with that?

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I am a Messianic Jew. Synagogue of satan? Please, stop being ignorant. We do what the bible tells us. Yeshua said to obey the commandments of the Torah in Mattithyahu 5:17-19. It is proper Christianity without any pagan nonsense. And whoever said this is wrong-You have to be jewish first. No. Rather, you accept the lifestyle of a Messianic and, being that you are Christian, your major religious beliefs don't change.
---Dillon on 6/1/09

These "conversions" cause nothing but strife
between Jews and gentiles, and bring nothing
but pain to those who undergo them and then
find out they are not Jewish, nor accepted
by Jews.
---Chava on 1/4/09
Well said. Their are 11 other nations of Israel that it would be more interesting to find a place in. Laws in your heart? Heb8:10...Jer31:33 31:33
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie, behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Revelation 3:8-10
...and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 2:8-10
---Trav on 5/1/09

Would be your choice...You say "you are a Christian". I am assuming that you meant "born-again" Christian! I took the liberty and looked up the word, "Messianic". It means pertaining to the or characteristic of a messiah...Which in your case would have to be, the only one, who's already come, and shed His blood for His people on a cross...This person, Jesus Christ.++ Good day
---catherine on 4/30/09

In order to become a Messiaic Jew, first you have to be Jewish. Are you Jewish?
---Pericles_Gabriele on 4/28/09

I personally see nothing wrong with this as long as you don't get so involved with the traditions of Judaism that you forget the One (God) on whom those traditions focus and don't forget Christ who saved you.
---Laurie on 1/27/09

In the kingdom of God, there is neither Jew nor Gentile, but only the sons and daughters of God. Do you not realize what is written concerning the Gentile believers in these last days? Jesus is going to use us to provoke the rest of unbelieving Israel to jealousy so that all of Israel shall be saved! Romans 11:25-27...I'm pretty sure. We are the fulfillment of the mystery of God just before the trumpet sounds! It has nothing to do with denomination anymore! Denomination is a division of the body of Christ! We're called to become the one new man in Christ Jesus! You can't pour new wine into old wineskins (old man), especially not a double portion! These are the days of the latter rain, and it shall be much greater than the day of pentecost!
---Bryan on 1/27/09

Sorry. Forgot to complete my point...

I meant to say "I've often wondered how the Jewish community (from the every day man or woman to the scholarly Rabbinic perspective) views this "movement" or interest.

Are you aware of any comments that have appeared in print that shed some light on that point of view?
---scott on 1/8/09


I found your comments both interesting and enlightening.
I have no interest in becoming a "Messianic Jew" but I've often wondered how the Jewish community (from the every day man or woman's point of view to a scholarly Rabbinic perspective).

Are you aware of any comments that have appeared in print that shed some light on that point of view?
---scott on 1/7/09

Huh? Why? The real Jews are descendents of the Jews from Christ time. Becoming one now--doesn't make you a true Jew from generations past--so again I am curious why you would want to become one and yet still live as Christian?
---cindy on 1/7/09

The question would be, "why"? We are children of Abraham by our acceptance of Christ. Denomination and tradition should never override scripture and command.
---elain3998 on 1/4/09

This is not meant to be offensive, but PLEASE
do not go through this sham of a conversion.
Speaking as a Jew, you are only converting
from one form of Christianity to another.
It will not make you a Jew, nor will you
be accepted into the Jewish community.

If you love your Messianic lifestyle, follow
it as a gentile. You do not need to be a Jew,
and going through this "conversion" will not
make you one.

These "conversions" cause nothing but strife
between Jews and gentiles, and bring nothing
but pain to those who undergo them and then
find out they are not Jewish, nor accepted
by Jews.
---Chava on 1/4/09

Please don't unless you are serious about living a Messianic lifestyle! Many times Gentile believers join a Messianic congregations to play Jewish & end up trying to bring the incorporation of the typical Gentile Christian religious customs & traditions into the Messianic congregation. It doesn't work & often causes tension & division. Pray about it alone & with others and make sure you have spiritual confirmation before you do. If it's of G_d, you can't stop it. If it's not, stay away from it.
Shalom my friend in Yeshua Hamashiach.
---jeffery on 12/12/08

I think it is a lovely idea. I enjoy the Jewish traditions, but, my heart, is free to serve the Living God, thru Jesus Christ the Messiah.
---gayla on 8/17/08

****Where in scripture is the Torah nailed to the cross? I can't find that verse anywhere, but it gets stated as if it is a verse by many.****

Gee, I hope the first five books didn't get nailed to the cross. How silly is that!

All the promises to Abraham done away with...hardly!!!!

Romans 4 state the promises to Abraham were not annuled by the Law, as the law came 400 years after the promise to Abraham.
---kathr4453 on 8/15/08


Could you please clarify the difference between "The Torah" and "the handwritings and Mosiac ordanances"?

Since the Torah is "The 5 books of Moses", I'm a bit confused as to what you are referring to.
---StrongAxe on 8/14/08

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.

5For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

6But now we are delivered from the law,that being dead wherein we were held,that we should serve in newness of spirit,and not in the oldness of the letter.

The Law ended at Calvary.

Jesus Christ is not a set of rules living in you...He is GOD and we live the Very LIFE of Christ is us! We by faith become partakers of HIS HOLINESS..
---kathr4453 on 8/14/08

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Ken,the Torah was NOT nailed to the cross,but 'the handwritings and Mosiac ordanances,which were against us" were. They were taken out of the way. The Ten Commandments are to be obeyed throughout ETERNITY. Even when the Kingdom of God is established on earth! Shalom!
---Danelle on 8/13/08

The problem I have when reading many of these posts, even the reply to mine, is a lack of continuity. Where does the Law end? Paul spends the first three chapters of Romans telling us the law didn't go away, writes later it did. Either he contradicts himself or there is more than one maybe the law of sin and the law of death? Where in scripture is the Torah nailed to the cross? I can't find that verse anywhere, but it gets stated as if it is a verse by many.

YHWH is the same yesterday, today and forever. Am I really to believe that when he gave a command and said it should be followed throughout ALL our generations, that he didn't mean it? Makes no sense.

---Ken on 8/13/08


Oh right, I hadn't thought of that.

"yehudah" is pu'al 3rd person singular imperfect, meaning "he will be thanked".
---StrongAxe on 8/12/08

A Messianic congregation--and they call themselves the CONGREGATION,is my choice,and I attend every chance I get.Unfortunately, there are no CONGREGATIONS in my neck of the woods,so I don't get to go often.I observe thier festivals,the Sabbath,Passover,Pentecost,Yomkiper,ect. Remember,Yeshua was our Passover Lamb.The word:Easter,found in the NT, is a mistranslation.It should say Passover.Shalom!
---Danelle on 8/12/08

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Yehuda (Judah) comes from the Hebrew word lehodot, meaning "to thank".

Leah said at Judah/Yehuda's birth "hapaam odeh et Hashem," this time I thank God.

In OT, a person's name is given by his parents in a moment of Divinely inspired insight, and a name describes something about the person who bears it.

Yehuda/Judah was/is a unique tribe.

In Jacob's final blessings to the sons he knew would give rise to the entire Jewish nation, proclaimed that the monarchy within the Jewish people should remain in the tribe of Yehuda/Judah. The entire Davidic line of Jewish kings descends directly from Yehuda/Judah and Messiah/KING, Jesus Christ IS from the Tribe of Judah/Yehuda.
---kathr4453 on 8/12/08

Jesus was a Jew.
The best Jew that ever lived.
Was brought up in the Jewish faith as a child.
Loved His mother and Father in Heaven.
Loved his surrogate father Joseph.

He taught us the way everyone and Jews should live.
Thank you Jesus my King!
---paul on 8/12/08

.kathrn, I corrected a poster here whom was misjudging the Jews, as not being the people God made a covenant with in the first book of the o.t. The name "Jew" meaning "Praise", and originating from the 4th born son of Abraham, as I have already cited the scripture, is Not an idea, but on the contrary it is the Truth. And I will continue to correct you, because you refuse to accept my words of truth by misjudging them as an "idea", rather than "truth". Perhaps kathrn is an idea.
---Eloy on 8/11/08


I am curious where you got the idea that "Jew" = "Praise"?****

Strongaxe, please go back and read .....Eloy was the one who stated this....and I challenged him.

It's based ion some idea that only the tribe of Judah and Benjamin are Jews.

I also stated not according to Jeremiah 40!!!
---kathr4453 on 8/11/08

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******.kathrn, can you not understand my words? People become lands in the definition of a land where the person settles is named after the person settling their. This is recorded throughout the Bible, from the Beginning chapter 4:17. So yes, people become lands.*****

So Eloy, are you saying there are no Jews in America? Or what about the Jews all over Europe who were gathered and thrown into camps.

Eloy God gave to Abraham the Land we are discussing....and Judah was not even born yet, not any of the 12 tribes were.
---kathr4453 on 8/9/08


I am curious where you got the idea that "Jew" = "Praise"?

The word "Jew" is short for the Hebrew "yehudi" or the Greek equivalent "ioudaios" - which means "Judah-ite", a descendant of Judah, or member of his tribe, or inhabitant of his land.

The Hebrew word for "praise" is "hallel" (from which we get "hallelujah"), which is unrelated.
---StrongAxe on 8/9/08

I would surely hate to become a piece of property in today's recession. :=)
---Steveng on 8/8/08

.kathrn, can you not understand my words? People become lands in the definition of a land where the person settles is named after the person settling their. This is recorded throughout the Bible, from the Beginning chapter 4:17. So yes, people become lands.
---Eloy on 8/8/08

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***You seem so bitter against Messianic Jews in your writings. Why?***

I guess as a Jew by birth, I will have to agree with Mima in his statement, that not all Born Again Jewish people wish to identify with the Messianic Jewish community.

For one, it is a political movement, #2, they do not understand the separation of the Church with the restoration of Israel at the end of the Great Tribulation, #3, they flirt their way back to the Jewish customs, seducing Gentiles who now call themselves Messianic Jews, ((more of a spirit of WILL worship)), and do not pass the test of Colossians 2....

Many do not believe in the Deity of Christ.

Groups and Movements want a piece of you that they may glory in your flesh.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/08

my question is, are you Jew from birth? if so then you are allready a messianic jew, if not you should not try to become one.
the bible says that everybody should be content with the state in which he was called. I for instance have been pondering upon this question for years, still i decided not to do so upon the advice of a messianic Jew, he sayd, yopu can not change the colour of the ethiopian skin, so be happy God blessed you as a pagan believer.
---Andy on 8/8/08

*****Then when Judah multiplied, the tribe of Judah became the land of Judea, in Israel, where today the name "Jew" can mean all the descendants and children of Israel and not just those of Judea. Please Read- Galatians 3:27-29. *********

Eloy, I wasn't knocking who Jesus is....but just to say that Jeremiah 40 seems to say JEW as referring not only to Judah, but those scattered as well.

People don't become land...The Land belongs to God, always has and always will.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/08

And the Law Yeshua came to fulfill was the law of sacrifice for sins. He shed his blood on the cross - gave his life - so that we no longer had to give blood sacrifices of anamils for atonement of our sins.

Kathr4453 -
"Messianic Jews think by converting Gentiles to Messianic Jews, they are fulfilling the verse..*salvation is of the Jews*" - - Where ever in the world did you get this from. I have been a Messianic Jew for many years and NEVER heard this. You seem so bitter against Messianic Jews in your writings. Why?
---gophylann on 8/7/08

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In a Nazarite vow, (Numbers 6:1-21), a person chose to separate himself from normal life to assume a high priestly type life. ((Remember Paul was already Called and separated unto God at his conversion))

The person under the vow had to avoid ceremonial defilement from a dead body, to avoid wine or strong drink, and stop cutting the hair. Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist are the only Bible characters who were True Nazarites for Life under the Law.

Pauls wrote, Unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews, to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law (1 Corinthians 9:20.) Must be kept in perspective.
---kathr4453 on 8/7/08

My own observation is that "messianic Judaism" is 20th century American evangelicalism blended with post-Christian Reform Judaism, plus a big dollop of imaginary pre-Christian practice based on movies like THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.

Not very authentic spirituality.
---katavasia on 8/7/08

ken, the Toraic law is Not the New Law. Matthew 5 is the opposite of what you said. Jesus says,
"I came not to undo the law, but to fulfill.
New paragraph: Who if so breaks one of these least commandments, and teaches persons so, is called the least in the realm of heaven, who then if does and teaches this is called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, except your righteousness be more plenteous then of teachers and ministers, you all will not enter into the kingdom of heaven." Mt.5:17-20. Then the Lord Jesus spells out his New Commandments in the rest of Matthew chapter 5 which he is talking about to keep, instead of the old commandments from the Mosaic ministers Not to keep.
---Eloy on 8/7/08

.kathrn, are you not able to read what I have posted? Jesus was a Jew from the tribe of Judah, and Yes, he is to be praised and worshipped with all your heart and all your life and all your conscience and all your might.
---Eloy on 8/7/08

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The early "Christians" could only be told apart from non believing Jews in this way, Jews believed Messiah was yet to come, believers knew he already came. Early believers kept Torah, knowing it didn't save, but that it kept them in line with God's authority and will. They kept the 7th day Sabbath, assembled for Feasts, even Paul took the vow of a Naztirite. Restrictions on eating were kept in place (Acts 15) and even Messiah himself said he didn't come to destroy the law. He also said that if you keep it and teach it you will be called great in the kingdom, and if you don't keep it and teach against it, you will be called the least in the kingdom. Following our Hebrew Roots is likely the fullfillment of Acts 3:20-21.

---Ken on 8/7/08

Jew" means "Praise"

Eloy, so are you saying when a crown of thorns on Jesus head read King of the Jews, it was really saying "King of the Praise".

Eloy, there are many sites on line that give different understandings re: Jew. I've seen your before...but is it correct?

*King of the Praise* may suggest we need to dig deeper.

Paul states " We are Jews by Nature.....would not suggest geographical lines or even Tribal lines within all of Israel. A redeemer was promised to ALL twelve tribes ....not to just a select few of sinners ...for ALL have sinned.

James writes to ALL Twelve Tribes ....scattered.
---kathr4453 on 8/7/08

Jacob's heavenly name was changed to Israel, and Israel was the father of 12 sons, each son being the leader of a tribe. He was blessed by God, and his descendants became the land of Israel, where God set his name. "Jew" means "Praise" and the name comes from the 4th born son of Israel, named, "Judah", recorded in Beginning chapter 29 and verse 35. And out of Judah comes God's covenanted promise of the Everlasting King, the Messiah Jesus Christ, found in Beginning 49:8-12. Then when Judah multiplied, the tribe of Judah became the land of Judea, in Israel, where today the name "Jew" can mean all the descendants and children of Israel and not just those of Judea. Please Read- Galatians 3:27-29.
---Eloy on 8/7/08

What's in a name? A Christian by any other name is still a Christian. God knows the Christian's heart and will be favored among all people to be resurrected at the first resurrection.

A Christian is a person who loves God with all his (or her) mind, body, soul and spirit. And loves his neighbor above himself. If you are serious about becoming a faithful servant of God, then research the benefits of joining or starting your own home church (you'll need this to meet is secret). All denominational churches create superficial Christians, being only hearers of the word. Denominational churches is the greatest deception among Christians.
---Steveng on 8/6/08

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Galatians 2:18
"For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

Paul was persecuted for preaching the CROSS + nothing.

Messianic Jews think by converting Gentiles to Messianic Jews, they are fulfilling the verse..*salvation is of the Jews*. A gross mis-representation of this verse. Salvation is in Christ alone, the promised redeemer brought forth through Israel. Please know the difference.

The JEWS did not die on a cross for your sin, Jesus Christ did.

Paul says if he starts to teach Judaism again co-mingling with Grace, he is building up again what he's torn down and becomes a 'transgressor' of the law which was fulfilled in Christ. He's actually sinning against Christ.
---kathr4453 on 8/6/08

Here is a little-known fact about the Jewish people around the world. There are many "secret believers" among the Jewish people, who for many different reasons do not want to identify themselves in their Jewish communities as being messianic Jews.
---Mima on 8/6/08

Who was the first Jew? Adam, Seth, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,Moses, Saul, David or Solomon NEVER called themselves Jew. You will not find the word Jew in the first eleven books of the Bible, yet those who call themselves Jew today claim the first five books of the bible and call it their Torah. Isn't it strange that those who claim to have written the first five books of the Bible call themselves Jew, but can't find the word Jew written anywhere in these books?

God changed Abram to Abraham, Jacob to Israel. But no where did God change Israel's name to JEW!

Messiah in Hebrew and Christ in Greek mean Anointed One. Not Jew!!!
---kathr4453 on 8/6/08

******A Jews who accepts Yeshua Messiah is still a Jew.******

Yes, and I too am Jewish. However, if I were Chinese, I would remain Chinese.

Paul States in Philippians 3 very clearly he counts his heritage in the Law DUNG!!!!!!compared to the Righteousness he has in Christ.!

You may want to read Paul's testimony concerning his thoughts....and may want to check out Galatians too.

Messianic Jews have been around for 2000 years...and the very ones Paul was having fits over in Galatians who were seducing his established Church of Gentiles to become....I suppose Messianic Jews????

Even Jews for Jesus founder asks when they witness not to make a big deal over the Deity of Christ...... WRONG ANSWER
---kathr4453 on 8/6/08

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Acts 11:26
26And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
1 Peter 4:16
Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Christian=Disciple=Suffering = Identification in Death and Resurrection life!
Many Messianic Jews wear Yammakahs (that little beany that proves your submission to the law)..and to the customs Judaism..

They simply do not pass the Colossians 2 TEST!!!

What did Paul say..a little leaven( beware of the leaven of the Pharisees) ruins the WHOLE LUMP!!!!
---kathr4453 on 8/5/08

Israel, Paul here is saying the OPPOSITE of what you are saying....listen:

2 Corinthians 5:15-17

15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.

The RISEN Christ lives in longer Jew or Gentile. A Gentile does not become a Jew just because Christ lives in them. WRONG ANSWER!!!

You bring Jesus down to the level of man...!!!
---kathr4453 on 8/5/08

Messianic Jews who say they are completed:

We believe that Yeshua is the fulfillment or completion of Biblical Judaism. As Jews, we have completed or fulfilled what God wants for us as Jewish people to do (i.e. accept the Messiah Yeshua as our atonement for sins and come into a personal relationship with God).

Yeshua never intended to start a new religion. He came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets. Therefore, how could we as Jewish people, by accepting the Jewish Messiah, become non-Jews? On the contrary, we believe that Yeshua has fulfilled our Jewish heritage and faith. We have not converted to another faith, but rather we have been completed because we have found true Biblical Judaism through the Messiah Yeshua (Mt. 5:17).
---Ruth on 8/4/08

A Jews who accepts Yeshua Messiah is still a Jew. In a Messianic congregation, we read Torah in English as well as in Hebrew. We are still quit different from the 7th Day Adventist. We also have wonderful Davidic praise and worship complete with Davidic dancing. The Torah is G-d's instruction for us to live by. We continue to worship on the Sabbath as G-d commanded because G-d never changed it to Sunday - man did. Yeshua was/is a Jew - he kept the Sabbath, the feasts and read from Torah. The Brit Hadasha (New Testament) often quotes from Torah and the entire OT. The law Jesus fulfilled was the law of animal sacrifice as he became that sacrifice for us once and for all.
---Gophylann on 8/4/08

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If Christ is in you, then you have a very Jewish, very Torah-observant Messiah living in and through you. It should not come as a shock to you when those who have Christ living in them, be led to imitate Him. Jesus is still Jewish.

The gospel is clear: repent (to the Torah), believe the good news (that Yeshua is the Messiah, and he is coming as the King soon), and be immersed (in the fullness of Messiah).

Converting to Judaism for purpose of being saved through Jewish identity alone or in addition to your salvation, is wrong.

Converting to Judaism because you are already saved by Messiah, is good, and is natural for any disciple of the Master.
---israel on 8/3/08

I think a Jew who accepts the Messiah should logically become a Seventh Day Adventist since they would need to part with the temporary ceremonies that were foreshadows of the Messiah and still keep the Laws that God gave for eternity.
---Todd1 on 8/3/08

*****A messianic Jew is a completed Jew.****

However a Messianic Jew who is a Gentile is NOT a completed Jew.

A completed Jew? What? Where in the world do people get these crazy idea's and then pass them off to everyone else

Gal 3:28-29
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christs, then you are Abrahams seed, and heirs according to the promise.

And a Gentile is an unbeliever in God ...lest you foolishly claim you are a gentile Christian
---Rhonda on 8/2/08

What a question! The answer: Not a thing wrong with it. Just as long as you still worship your Saviour.
---catherine on 8/2/08

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And what would be the point of joining this denomination if you will not participate in their beliefs ...which are Gods Laws as a professing "christian" you observe none of Gods laws anyways is that what you are implying?

...bit of a mixed up world when one wants association with something they don't believe in then asking if there is anything wrong with it ...nothing wrong with a self professed hypocrite in this world
---Rhonda on 8/2/08

invite you to do a google search for Messianic Jewish Giyur (Conversion) - you will find clear instruction on what it means to convert to (or identify with) Messianic Judaism, and how to do so.
---Israel on 8/1/08

The ONLY thing we IDENTIFY with is Calvary.....I am Crucified with longer I but Christ in me....

I do not make void the Grace of God, for if righteousness comes by converting back to Judaism, then Christ died in Vain.

Galatians is full of the Lawyers wanting these Gentiles under Judaism/Christianity.

Paul said he hoped they mutilated themselves. Why, because it negates the Cross that He preached.

God forbid that I should preach anything but Christ and Him Crucified!

---kathr4453 on 8/1/08

Alan of UK- You wanted to have someone explain to you what a Messianic Jew is - if you read my post, just prior to yours, I gave an explanation. And yes, we do believe in the Diety of Yeshua Messiah. The Assemblies of G-d have been great about helping start Messianic congregations and there are some Baptists that are supporting the Messianic Jewish Movement. Often times, Messianic Jewish Congregations share buildings with other churches such as Assemblies, Baptist and non-denominationals. You do not have to be Jewish to be part of a Messianic Jewish congregation.
---Gophylann on 8/1/08

*****A messianic Jew is a completed Jew.****

However a Messianic Jew who is a Gentile is NOT a completed Jew.

And a True Completed Jew will tell you that Complete means Complete IN HIM....not in Judaism. So to say one is completed is misleading. I say that of myself....but put the emphasis on Complete IN CHRIST, just as anyone born Again is Complete in Christ.

Jesus sees us no more after the FLESH, therefore the Church, HIS BODY is not Jewish, but is no longer Jew of Gentile, but ONE NEW MAN...a NEW CREATION.
---kathr4453 on 8/1/08

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I invite you to do a google search for Messianic Jewish Giyur (Conversion) - you will find clear instruction on what it means to convert to (or identify with) Messianic Judaism, and how to do so.
---Israel on 8/1/08

Sid Roth is my favorite!
Have you been to his website!
He is an awesome Christian Jew!
Love it!
---Paul on 8/1/08

I found this on the web... "Messianic Judaism is a religious movement whose adherents believe that Jesus of Nazareth, whom they call Yeshua, is both the resurrected Jewish Messiah and their Divine Savior"

That does not seem to tie in with what Kathr saya "Messianic Jews for the most part do not believe in the Deith of Christ"

Can someone explain just what a messianic Jew is? Please!!
---alan_of_UK on 8/1/08

Our friends who are Messianic Jews attend an Assembly of God Church. Although there are congregations of Messianic Jews who meet on the Sabbath, there are many Messianic Jews who attend other denominations.
---SusieB on 7/31/08

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tom2, you have it ALL wrong. A Messianic Jew belives the Bible from Genesis through Revelation and loves Yeshua (Jesus) and accepts them as his personal L-rd and Saviour. We beleive that salvation is through the blood of Jesus who IS the one and only Messiah. We believe that we are saved by grace through faith which is a wonderful gift from G-d.

Yes, we do worship on the Sabbath and a majority of us keep the Kosher food laws and we do celebrate the Biblical Feasts and some gentiles continue to celebrate Christmas and Easter. Gentiles are always welcome to come and be a part of a Messianic Congregation. There are no "rules" - and you don't have to keep Kosher to be a part of this community.
---gophylann on 7/31/08

What a wonderful idea. You will be warmly welcomed and appreciated, and perhaps learn to do a little dancing. While I have associated myself with the messianic Jews. I have never regularly attended their services, but I have friends who have and they really enjoy. They of course will meet on Saturday(the Jewish Sabbath). And most of them will not eat pork but just smile and eat the bacon. A messianic Jew is a completed Jew. Jesus was Jewish and Jewish people or still and forever the Apple of his eye!!!
---Mima on 7/30/08

AMEN Mima!
---Becky on 7/31/08

no i was wrong a messanic jew believes jesus was the messiah.but adheres to jewish tradition,holidays and the like.
---tom2 on 7/31/08

I believe I got rabinic and messanic mixed up.
---tom2 on 7/31/08

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Messianic Jews for the most part do not believe in the Deith of Christ. Do some research on this group b/4. The Majority of Messianic Jews are actually Gentiles, going backwards and living under OT.

This is the warning in Hebrews 10, who wanted to go back.....and the warning was/is

You will be trampling underfoot the Son of God.

You will be insulting the Spirit of Grace

You will be counting the Blood of the Covenant with which you are sanctified an unholy thing.

You see Jesus paid it all, and there is no more sacrifice for sin. you are complete IN HIM...not law keeping.

In otherwords, those who go back under Law have fallen from Grace....or were never saved by it to begin with.

---kathr4453 on 7/31/08

If this statement in Colossians 2:14, be true,"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross," then the law was both against us and contrary to us, so why then would a person want to keep that which is against them and contrary to them?
---Mima on 7/31/08

As a Seventh day Adventist I have a lot in common with Messanic Jews. As far as I know there is no one denomination. So pick carefully the group you join.

Always remeber it is Grace that saves alone.
---Samuel on 7/31/08

When you become a Christian, you become a Messianic Jew. Jesus was a Jew, and when we accept Him into our hearts, we take on ALL that He is (including His Jewishness). We become grafted into the Jewish bloodline. The word "Christian" is only mentioned 3 times in the Bible. When it is mentioned, it is not to call it a "new" religion, but rather to discribe the word "Messianic" (meaning follower of Christ, and Christ-like).
---Leslie on 7/31/08

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That's great! But, what's wrong with obeying the Law? If you run a stop sign, you could kill someone, and/or yourself. Laws are GOOD, as long as you obey them.
---Gordon on 7/31/08

If you are Jewish and have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, then you are already a "Messianic Jew". I don't know personally what the difference would be between a "Messianic Jew" and any other denomination, as long as you acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Son of God and receive His free gift of eternal life.
---tommy3007 on 7/31/08

Do you mean...

you were born an Israelite jew? (Israel ethnicity).

Raised a religious jew? (observing Judaism).

Rather be a God LOVER than live a lifestyle of 'commandment keeper'?

What are you referring to when you say YOUR "denomination"?

Do you love God or do you love the bible, "denomination", ethicity, etc.? (where is your heart?).
---more_excellent_way on 7/30/08

There is nothing wrong with being a Messianic Jew. I think that any Believer would be blessed if they would celebrate all the wonderful feasts that given to us in the Bible. These are not only for Jews, but for all Believers and Yeshua is in the center of each and every one of them. Are there any Messianic Congregations close to where you are? Each congregation is a little different. Have you visited any Messianic congregations? What caused you to come to this decision?

I love the Torah studies, the Messianic Jewish music, the cantoring of the Torah and the wonderful liturgy that comes straight from the Word of G-d. I love the fellowship that we have in our congregation.
---gophylann on 7/30/08

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You cannot just become a Messianic Jew as you were not born Jewish. Messianic Jews are Jewish people who become Christians. They attend numerous denominations.
---SusieB on 7/30/08

there is a website & people with "Jews for Jesus" they have & believe like Jewish people, but accept Jesus as their saviour, unlike Jewish people in tradition only accepting him as a prophet or just a kind can start there, but if they do not accept the NT of the bible as well, then i wouldn't join them. my personal thought.
---candice on 7/30/08


All that activity of Jewish Law keeping and learning what each item means symbolically . . . can give you insight into Christianity. But making a constant project of it could compete with you keeping your attention to God and becoming led of the Holy Spirit, all the time.

What is attractive about the Messianic Jews? Is it something *outward*? Is there *charm* of outward zeal and music and decorative things? "rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4)

You may not feel so zazzy, like certain very active people, but God is quiet in love.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/30/08

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