(PRWEB) November 4, 2004
Recently launched web site, http://www.Christian-Jewish.com, directly addresses the questions many ask about Messianic Judaism as well as addressing the concerns and issues over a House of Worship.
Messianic Judaism defines the beliefs and practices of all Jewish people who have learned that Jesus is the promised Messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures. The Law of Moses and celebration of the biblical holidays is important to maintain for cultural identity, however, salvation only comes through God's son, Jesus.
A Messianic Jew is fully able maintain their Jewish identity in any House of Worship that has a sound doctrine, and adherance to the Bible, the word of God. It is crucial that it is purely Bible based, with nothing added to it or taken away from it. Messianic Judaism is based on developing a personal relationship with God, with the wonderful truth of God's love and strength giving the support and affirmation that is needed in life.
Messianic Jews are believers who are Christian and Jewish, called Christian Jews or Jewish Christians. The terms are often the cause of misunderstandings and friction between groups but these terms, Christian, and Jew, can go together. The idea that these groups are mutually exclusive is a misconception resulting from intolerance and prejudice.
Where does a Messianic Jew belong for worship? If it is a true Biblical House of Worship, both Jew and Gentile belong together in the same House of Worship. All are welcome. The culture in each House of Worship will be different, but a sound doctrine-statement of faith, and strict adherance to the Bible, with nothing added to it or taken away from it, is what is of the utmost importance.
Cultural redemption does not require the assimilation and homogenization of culture.
Gentile churches are called to bless the Jewish people. Messianic Jews are part of the Jewish people they are called to bless, as well as part of the body of believers who are called to do the blessing. Along with this special position of Messianic Jews comes a responsibility to uphold and nurture the Jewish identity through observing the Biblical holidays and other Jewish traditions, always keeping in mind that being Jewish is being part of a culture. Salvation only comes through God's Son.
http://www.Christian-Jewish.com addresses all questions and concerns that have been publically discussed and debated on all forums, both online and in print media. Feel free to explore the information on the web site and to e-mail with any questions or concerns not yet addressed on the web site.