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    Messianic Jews in Israel

    An video from Israel Channel 2 News - 23 on Messianic Jews in Israel

    Posted by John on April 25, 2007 03:56 PM

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    One of the things i don't like regarding Messianic Jews is that they want to keep separate from "Christians." They do not want to be considered the same as Gentile Christians so they disdain the term Christian. (Rom 10:12)

    i am sorry, but i just dont agree that messianics dont want to associate with "christians". i know quite a few fellow believers who are jewish, including "messianic jews" who are very accepting and participate with the rest of the Body.

    as far as the term "christian", notice it was a label given the church in antioch. it wasnt something that early "christians" like paul, peter, james, john, etc, etc, called themselves. instead, they called themselves "followers of the way". or "the sect called the way".

    i think the literal meaning of the greek word for christian is fine. it means follower of christ. however, this term has come to mean something far different. personally, though i am a gentile believer, i am pretty ashamed of many "christians". i dont want to have other people associate Christ with them.

    will i hang out with such "christians", of course. but it doesnt mean that "christian" is a good label we should be using in this current age where it holds no meaning any longer. you see, words are important. and labels can be very detrimental. maybe we shouldnt worry about what we call ourselves and worry more about how we live our lives.

    may we let our light so shine before men that they see our good works and praise our father in heaven.

    peter

    I cannot help but be reminded of the Judaisers (spelling?) that Paul warned about.

    I don't know.

    Interesting, though.

    -Nick

    I am Jewish by birth and born-again by faith. I was ordained as a Christian church pastor many years before I was ordained as a Messianic rabbi.

    While I have heard from other Messianic rabbis who try to inhibit Christians from joining their congregations, we do not do such at the Living Temple Synagogue (a.k.a. LITES Ministries). However, we do teach the Jewishness of the faith, that the Church is actually 3500 years old, having been birthed as a part of the mixed multitude of the children of Israel (Exod. 12:38), and that the Covenant Promises of the ALMIGHTY are eternal. We teach that all people need to repent of our transgressions of the Law (1 Jn. 3:4) and observe the Law by faith (Rom. 2:13; 6:1-8,14-16; Eph. 2:8-10; Jam. 2:12-26; 1 Jn. 2:3-6; 3:4-10; 5:2-3), because there is one TORAH for both the Jew and the Gentile (Num. 15:15-16, 29-31); and HIS Name is Yeshua (John 1:1, 14): the TORAH became Flesh.

    Shalom in the name of our savior YESHUA Ha MESSIACH.

    TO, Messianic Jews in Israel.

    I am messianic Gospel worker in india, I am doing this messianic work
    in my place from 8th years, this is my faith whatever I proclaiming
    below.

    1. Sabbath
    2.Rosh Kodesh
    3.Moidem (lev23)
    4.Kosher(lev11)
    5.Torah
    6.Tenakh
    7.Tevillah(Baptism in yeshua Ha messiah).

    I would like to learn more about this truth and faith, please help me
    to know more.
    May I know about the counting of omer of shavout.

    we have some problems in this faith way,. we are getting very much
    troubles in this gospel work we need your spiritual support and
    scriptural support and our ABBA inspire you to do financial support
    this only my humble request in his graceful name.

    I have two sons kindly pray for them both are kids one is YESHURUN BEN
    SHEKHINAH and YEHUDAH BEN SHEKHINAH,

    I want to do some thing for my messianic poor believers in my area,
    they are troubling for their daily needs, my heart is moving like any
    thing for them to do good them, but I am also poor man.
    I am managing with $100 per a month with my wife and two children. we
    have no won house to serve our spiritual brothers.
    kindly pray for our messianic gospel in india.

    this is my address
    ====================
    NAME: Bro; CHANDRA SEKHAR.CH
    AD1: 2-7,MALIKIPURAM,
    AD2: M.D.O off RD.
    CITY: E.G.Dt.
    STATE: A.P.
    ZIP: 533 253
    COUNTRY: INDIA.

    cell: 9989970579.

    Deu.6 v 4. I Thank God & Pray for the Peace in Jerusalem - Israel & their soul salvation. The One God Jesus name Church of The Living God was born on the day of Pentecost according to Acts 2 v's 37 - 42 delivered to the Jewish people First by Apostle Peter, Apostle Paul brought This Very Same salvation message to us gentiles. One God, One salvation plan, One Church with just One sheep fold, The Same as The Early Church.

    The Man - made relig - org's churches begining with the trinity roman cath church & her offspring daughters trin churches, the light for such came from here, 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15, their worship is here Matt.15 v 9 & Is here in Bible prophesy Rev.17 v's 4 - 6. There is NO spiritual connection with these Man - made relig - org's churches & the Jewish people. The people in the apostate churches Are such Good people, but so spiritually darkened. It Will take God to open their eyes, only if they will let God do so.

    I am a Jew, or it is my greatest hope that I am and have not simply deceived myself. I refuse to accept anyone as part of the "body of Christ" simply because they subscribe to some segment of christiandom. I will not willfully allow myself to be included as a "brother" or "sister" in Christ although I will embrace ANY person as a brother in Adam, and theoretically I am unopposed for theology sake to being good friends with anyone. But to truly call someone brother or sister in Christ means that as near as I can tell from both their words and actions they are of the same mind as myself by which I mean that they subscribe to the points I consider to be essential in being a true believer in Christ. Note that I judge NO ONE to be God's elect or not! From our stand point God can save any person He chooses to at any point in their life and by the same token because I can't actually see a person's heart I don't REALLY know they are saved, I can only assume in hope based on the evidence of their deeds and words. BUT I do know if a person says certain things or does certain things that they can NOT possibly be born again as of yet therefore I would NOT do the hateful thing of calling such a one "brother" or "sister" in Christ! I would be in effect stating that a child of God COULD do or say such things when I know that could absolutely NOT be the case! Anyone that will not confess that the Bible ALONE and in it's entirety is God's revelation to mankind today is quite unsaved no matter how much he or she says they "love the lord" or how nice they are or how charitable etc etc etc. And this point can be rather subtle. Many "think" they are ok here yet they dont believe every single word in the original texts is God's infallible word...often a person thinks only that certain writer of one "book" or another in the Bible had much truth but also did not have perfect understanding sort of thing ...NO! THAT is just as bad as someone adding a whole other book to the Bible or taking away a whole section! This is absolutely KEY! Other additions are things like supposed miracles, "tongues",dreams, visions or ANYTHING supposedly a message or illustration of God today other than Salvation ONLY are NOT from God and believing such is the same as adding the book of Mormon or whatever else. It all violates Revelation 22 18&19 indicating a person unsaved as of yet ...and NOT my brother in Christ.

    Shalom,
    This is Isaac E. Kusuma.
    I have already wrote you before for some financial support for my Minister A.O.T.L.E.
    please do some financial support, we need very much here for my people they are troubling some private bank loans.
    please do help for them, I need $5000 us dollars for their loans.
    this is my address
    Bro. Isaac E. Kusuma.
    A.O.T.L.E.-INDIA
    MALIKIPURAM
    E.G.Dt- A.P
    INDIA-533 253.

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