If you or someone you know is a Christian who celebrated “Pentecost Sunday” on May 20, then you (or they) celebrated an event rooted in ancient Jewish life – and that’s a good thing!
Unfortunately, one of the most common phrases a Jewish person can hear is this: “The Jews killed Jesus.” Such condemnations have plagued the Jewish people for the last two thousand years, acting as the fuel behind countless anti-Semitic atrocities throughout history. They have emerged from the mouths of self-proclaimed Christians, from atheists—from both those who consider themselves religious and those who do not. And it has to stop.
An accusation we sometimes hear is that we deceptively try to attract Jewish people and “white wash” them into losing their identity and faith. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Sometimes sharing our faith begins with giving people a comfortable way to approach us, and responding graciously to what may seem like a negative statement. For example . . .
Reprinted from Havurah (Jews for Jesus publication for Jewish believers in Jesus) It was my joy to share Yeshua with Jewish people in New York City as far back as 1946! As a missionary with the American Board of Missions to the Jews, I recall that some of our greatest times of outreach were through…
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For us, the story of the 101-year-old Jewish woman who received Jesus in March has come to an end. For her, the best part has only just begun!
Whether it is the threat of nuclear attack or terrorist bombs, it is no wonder that many Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora question if there is any hope for peace in the Middle East or survival at all.
Hans handed Rich the Bible. “In that millisecond,” Rich recalls, “my life was shattered. The name that I saw at the top of the page was Isaiah! Hans had been reading to me from MY Bible, from my Hebrew Scriptures, and I felt as though someone had taken a sword and cut me to pieces.”
Hearing the truth can hurt. We admit it jestingly, but the old axiom has more meaning than most people want to know. When the truth hurts, one must choose either to endure pain or avoid truth—a distressing choice. What does this mean when we apply it to a spiritual reality?
On several occasions I have heard mention of the Ten Lost Tribes.” I was told that this referred to the ten northern tribes of Israel. Were they really lost? And if so, how can certain prophetic scriptures regarding Israel still be fulfilled?
The subject of God and the Jewish people has spanned the history of the Jewish race for thousands of years, with a spectrum ranging from belief to no belief at all.
For a professing Christian to side with the anti-Semite is to side not only against the Jewish Apostles who penned the Christian New Testament, but against the Jewish Messiah.
People often describe the Holocaust as the climax of 2,000 years of Christian mistreatment of Jews. Some invoke the Shoah as the ultimate reason for Jews not to believe in Jesus.
The Bible is not only interesting, helpful and relevant: it is true. Keep reading to see the proof – historical, geological, and more!