BARUCH HABAH BASHEM ADONAI
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD
It is written: “In past generations it was not made known to mankind as the Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) is now revealing it to his emissaries and prophets, that in union with the Messiah and through the Good News the Gentiles were to be joint heirs, a joint body and joint sharers with the Jews in what God has promised. -Ephesians 3:5, 6 Jewish New Testament
Finally, centuries of Jewish rejection of Yeshua and Christian rejection of Jews has produced a situation today in which it is commonly supposed that Christianity is Christianity, and Judaism is Judaism, and never the twain shall meet. Moreover, many Jews and Christians are satisfied with this arrangement. But it was not God’s will that there be two separate peoples of God. Gentile Christians who recognize that they have joined Israel, not replaced it, and Messianic Jews who identify fully with both the Jewish people and the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, must work together to heal the greatest schism in the history of the world, the split between the Church and the Jewish people. The Jewish New Testament has a part to play in this great task of bringing the two together in a way that preserves the identity of the Jewish people within the Messianic Community, as both Jews and Gentiles honor God and his Messiah according to the Tanakh and the New Testament. -Jewish New Testament, David H. Stern I found Shalom!
” At some point in Western Christianity, we left the bandwagon of our Judeo-Christian heritage and began embracing Western, Greek, and Catholic tenants of faith.” -Facing Jerusalem, Zac Waller & Luke Hilton; page 10. To purchase book: Israel Guys
“My purpose is that they may be encouraged, that they may be joined together in love, and that they may have all the riches derived from being assured of understanding and fully knowing God’s secret truth, which is-the Messiah! It is in him that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.” –Colossians 2:2-3 Jewish New Testament
“But that alliance was a poisoned chalice. It meant that from the very beginning the power of Western Christendom was based on hierarchical power in Roman style, with the pope substituting for Caesar, rather than on the covenantal style of biblical and Jewish politics.” ” … Catholicism has never done justice to the biblical and Jewish understanding of covenant…” -Taken from Impossible People by Os Guinness. Copyright (c) 2016 by Os Guinness. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426. www.ivpress.com ; page 159 Understand history: Pontifex maximus and Papal supremacy.
Jesus was Jewish. His disciples were Jewish. In the prevailing Christian view, the Bible was written by forty authors. Of these, thirty-nine were Jewish. The fortieth, Luke, was likely a convert to Judaism. None of the earliest Christians believed that they were starting a new religion. [i.e. “replacement theology” causing anti-Semitism]. They merely sought to spread the news that Jewish prophecy had been fulfilled by the arrival of the Jewish Messiah. STANDING With ISRAEL, David Brog