Difference Between Judiaism And Messianic Judaism

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Messianic Judaism Messianic Judaism is a religious faith movement that dates back to the early Christian movement. Most followers of Messianic Judaism regard themselves to be committed Jews, others are Gentiles; they believe that Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) is the Jewish messiah spoken in the Old Testament. Messianic Jews believe in an Evangelical Christian theology, though they follow many of the Jewish laws. Most followers would call themselves Jews, but because they recognize the divinity of Yeshua and the Holy Trinity, they are followers of Christianity. The Ontario Consultants (2008) Web site, Messianic Jews believe in the Messiah, the trinity, salvation and sin; which differs greatly from traditional Jews that believe the Messiah has yet to come. Messianic Judaism followers believe in the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, the virgin birth of Yeshua, his sinless life, his resurrection, his future Second Coming, and his salvation, which makes them Christians not Jews. The History of Messianic Judaism goes back as far as the First Century CE (Ontario Consultants, 2008). In the First Century, there were numerous sects of Judaism; Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots, Boethusians, Essenes, and the list could go on and on. The First Christians were called Nazarenes, which were Jews that listened to the message that Yeshua of Nazareth was teaching and began to follow his word. As the Gentiles began to hear of Yeshua, they started following him as well. In time the Gentile Church lost touch with its Jewish roots, while the Nazarenes stayed with their Jewish identity, living in the remnant of Israel and amidst the Jewish community. By the Seventh Century, Jewish Christianity disappeared (B'rit Hadasha Synagogue, n.d.). In modern days these Jewish believers in Yeshua as the Messiah, were called Hebrew Christians. The Hebrew Christians no longer wanted to continue

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