Messianic Judaism is Not Christianity: A Loving Call to Unity
Chosen Books, 1. sep. 2004 - 176 sider
The apostle Paul wrote that all believers--Jewish and Gentile--are to serve the Lord together as "one new man." But a growing movement today seeks to keep that from happening.
As Stan Telchin explains, proponents of Messianic Judaism are confusing both Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus and dividing the church. Their insistence on following rabbinic form and their statements that Jewish believers need to be in Messianic synagogues in order to maintain their identities are unbiblical. Telchin discusses the growth of this movement, its unscriptural doctrines, and its ineffectiveness in Jewish evangelism.
Those who have been swept up by the nostalgia and beauty of "Jewishness" or who have been hurt by division in the Body or who love Israel will find their hearts and minds freed by this firm but loving message.
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A thoughtful critique on a hot topicBrukerevaluering - Christianbook.com
Stan Telchin is a Jewish believer, former pastor, and long time supporter of Jews for Jesus who is well informed and well qualified to speak on the topic of Messianic Judaism. This work provides a poignant, first-hand account of what it means to be a Jew in America and a brief overview of the origin and development of Messianic Judaism. Theologically, Telchin writes from a main-stream, dispensational perspective, however Torah-observant individuals who follow Covenant Theology will still find his observations very informative and his questions worthy of consideration. Telchin’s main thesis is that Messianic Judaism is an ineffective method for evangelizing Jews and that it is a divisive and spiritually unhealthy influence within the larger Christian community. He claims that the leaders of Messianic Judaism want to be accepted by a Jewish community that has largely rejected God and His Word. He points out that most Jews do not regularly attend a synagogue (62), but those who do are strongly opposed to Christianity (104) and abhor Messianic Judaism (70). Only 4 percent of Jews were evangelized by a Messianic congregation, while most Jewish believers are converted by a Gentile friend, and they attend churches (66). Telchin also observes that the leaders of Messianic Judaism are more focused on maintaining Jewishness than they are on maintaining the integrity of Scripture. As a result, they are separating themselves from the rest of the body of Christ (98). While a church should reflect the culture of its people, most American Jews are assimilated and outwardly indistinguishable from American Gentiles (116). Yet, Messianic Judaism has created a liturgy that never before existed and is forcing it upon Jews and Gentiles alike (68). Rather than creating a comfortable place for Jewish believers to worship, most of the people attending Messianic congregations are Gentiles, who are being encouraged to wear head coverings, prayer shawls and fringes. Often, Jewish believers ...
Excellent BookBrukerevaluering - Christianbook.com
I was curious about the Messianic movement and this was a good book to explain it to me and why it is not Biblical. My brother has sadly gotten into this and I see him doing exactly what the author tells about in this book. He is trying to find Jewsih blood in our family line and thinks he is superior to all of us. It is sad and this book has really helped me to understand.
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A Note from the Author
The Issue before Us
What Gave Birth to This Movement?
Identitythe Real Issue
How the Movement Grew
Is Messianic Judaism Jewish?
Gentiles in Synagogues
One New Man
How Jewish People Are Being Reached
What About Congregations in Israel?
Is Messianic Judaism Gods Way?
What Does the Church Need to Do?