Within the camp, there are Jews who came to believe in Messiah, then there are Christians who came to believe in Judaism. And then there is the more startling fact that most of the Jewish members came from Christian Churches too. It’s only a REAL small minority of Messianic Jews who actually understand the truth about the Torah observant ideals going on now within the camp. And most of them are ‘old’ people. Those who were truly born into Judaism and found freedom in Messiah from the works of the Law. They have no need, nor are they able to fall for the ‘you must observe Torah now that you are saved’ routine. That’s just not how we came to Messiah, in fact it’s quite the opposite.
In my opinion, it’s the ones who were never really in touch with their Jewishness that find the whole Torah observance thing so romantic. They have lost their identity in Judaism, found Christ, then try to re-establish their identity within modern Judaism. Which only goes to show they are not understanding their identity in Messiah.
2 Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
Jewish adventures in the diaspora.
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