Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find our responses to the questions we hear most frequently regarding our faith in Jesus as Jewish people. If you have questions about Jews for Jesus, visit our About page to find out more about what we do as an organization.
Can I be a Jewish Christian? What makes someone Jewish? What’s the difference between a Christian and a gentile and a Jew for Jesus? All these answers and more, right here!
The Scriptures tell us specific credentials to help us identify the Messiah. We believe the evidence speaks for itself. Find out for yourself!
While there are Messianic Jews who do follow him, the majority of Jews still do not recognize Jesus as Messiah or as God. Read about the common cultural, historical and religious reasons here.
Though the term Messianic Jew is relatively new, the movement of Jews following Jesus began nearly 2,000 years ago with the first followers of Jesus.
For 2,000 years, Jewish community leaders have continued this tradition of exclusion. Despite the celebrated pluralism of today’s Jewish community, there remain tens of thousands of men and women, born of Jewish parents, who are being excluded from the rest.
What did Yeshua (Jesus) claim to be – Messiah, as powerful as God, God Himself, atonement? What didn’t he claim to be, and what decision do we all need to make?
If Jesus is not the Messiah described in the Jewish Scriptures, then it would be wrong for anyone, including Christians, to accept him as anything more than a first-century moral teacher. If he is the promised Messiah, then he is the promised redeemer for all peoples.
The genealogies in Matthew and Luke present a portrait of the Messiah through four titles: Son of David, Son of Abraham, Son of Adam and Son of God.
More than any other book of the Hebrew Scriptures, the writings of the prophet Daniel confront us with evidence of the time of Messiah’s coming.
Explore the passage of Jewish Scripture that the rabbis deemed too dangerous to keep in the regular synagogue calendar readings. Get the whole scoop on Isaiah 53.
Because Jesus fulfilled the messianic mission of the suffering servant, all who receive him as the Messianic King have peace with God and with each other.
One of the popular myths about Judaism is that there is no place in Jewish thought for the idea that someone can die for the sins of another person, yet both the Bible and Jewish tradition have much to say about dying so that another might have forgiveness.
What does Judaism say about sin? Is sin relevant to Jewish life? Read here.
Jewish scholars have paid more attention to the person of Yeshua (Jesus) in the last hundred years than they have in the previous nineteen hundred.
It’s a very common misrepresentation that while Jews believe in one God, Christians believe in three. The fact is, Christianity is as firmly monotheistic as Judaism is.
There is a continuous body of teaching in both the Old and New Testaments relating to the tri-unity of God.
The Bible is not only interesting, helpful and relevant: it is true. Keep reading to see the proof – historical, geological and more!
A look at the Jewishness of the authors, focus, language and content of the New Testament.
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.
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?