Saturday, July 5, 2008

Excerpt from Simchat Yisrael

Is there a difference between Jews for Jesus and Messianic Judaism?

The answer to this question is yes. Jews For Jesus has a singular mission of sharing the good news about Messiah Yeshua with Jewish people. Many people involved with Jews For Jesus see, as their primary focus of identity, the Christian Church. Thus they see themselves as Christians of Jewish decent. Their expression of worship and theology are rooted in the historical Church.

Messianic Judaism sees itself fundamentally as a Judaism. Thus the Jewish people in the Messianic Jewish movement define themselves as Jewish people who believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah. They worship in synagogues on Shabbat, celebrate the Jewish Holidays and participate in a Jewish life cycle.

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