A Jewish Christian is an Oxymoron!
by Steven Shamrak
A Jew who follows the 'Messiah’, Jesus or Yeshua - whatever sugar-coating Messianic Christian, Jewish soul-catchers, are using to justify the validity of Christianity - is an oxymoron!
A Jew becoming Christian is not a new phenomenon. This 'adaptation' to a hostile environment is a result of prolonged exposure, for about 1700 years, to Anti-Semitic discrimination and violence against Jews! From the beginning, the policy of "stick or carrot" was used by Christianity to convert anybody, especially but not only Jews, showing complete disrespect to their way of life, in complete disregard of main teachings of their savoir, Jesus – “LOVE"!
As for ‘recruiting’ and changing the rule and laws of Torah, isn’t it written in Christian Bible: "I did not come here to change the LAW", meaning Torah? Christians need to read their own Bible before targeting Jews for conversion. I suggest Matthew 5:17 - 19:17 - Luke 16:17 - John 7:19 and Romans 3. Whatever Paul, Peter and Roman Emperor Constantine concocted is not what Roman-hating Jesus had in mind!
There are hundreds of Christian missionary groups. They spend hundreds of millions dollars annually, targeting Jews worldwide for conversion, often by camouflaging themselves to appear as Jewish organisations or congregations!
Many Messianic Christians, ‘soul-catchers’, are assuming Hebrew names and conducting faking Jewish rituals in bogus synagogues to lure and deceiving ‘lost’ Jews, who in modern ‘Politically Correct’ society, do not care about their Jewishness, because they have not experienced anti-Semitism, lost self-respect and have lost connection with it as religion and/or nationality. As a rule, those lost Jews have never learned Judaism properly, including the Jewish version of the Messiah, which is completely different than the Christian dogma!
Messianic Christians have a pathological need to prove that Christianity is the true replacement theology of Judaism! Many Christian organisations and churches are still living in the 'Dark Ages'. Their parishioners have not even read and studied their own Bible, forget about the Old Testament or Torah!
Some Christians are still blaming Jews, not Romans, for killing their “Savior”. Quite a few Christians are still deeply anti-Semitic - anti-Semitism is rising again in Europe and the US, just 70 years after Holocaust! Among those who pretend being friends of Jews, there are many who have been doing it in order to manipulate as many Jews they can into accepting Christianity.
Why should Jews believe them? This is not love – it has always been about the physical and spiritual genocide of Jews! Your Messianic 'LOVE' is killing Jews! Have Jews ever done it to Christians?
There are so many different shades of Christianity, and many of them quite often only care how to 'recruit' more Jewish souls, to prove that roots of Christianity are in Judaism. Mormons even do it to Jews who died and perished during the Holocaust - PATHETIC!
Christian support for Israel, most of the time, is conditional! Jews must remember that most problems Israel is experiencing now are result of help and support international anti-Semites have been providing to Arab/Muslim states before and during the Independence War and fake Palestinians since. Just look at the anti-Israel voting pattern in the UN!
Those who have self-respect do respect others! Hunting for Jewish souls, in order to convert them to Christianity, as many Christian Messianic sects do, is the lowest form of disrespect! Self-respecting religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism are not trying to destroy Jews or Judaism by conversion of Jews, because they have no need to prove anything to others or themselves!
Christian missionary groups and individual proselytizers do not care about logic, facts or even what is written in their own Bible! I suggest reading Matthew 5:17 - 19:17 - Luke 16:17 - John 7:19 and Romans 3. "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them,” Matthew 5:17. They do not care about it and will find any fable explanations and excuse to change the subject!
Rebbe Akiva was smiling, while being tortured by Romans. he was reciting the Shema with a smile on his face, while he was being tortured by Romans. When Roman judge Tineius Rufus asked him why he smiled, Akiva replied that all his life he had read the verse, “And you shall love your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your possessions.” Unlike Jesus, who by last words blamed God for his own delusional failure by saying “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34). Jewish leaders, like Moses or King David, were 'punished for lesser offences, and did not become a Jewish Messiah!
Apostle Paul wrote: “We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin” (Romans 7:14). This is completely opposite to Jewish views about human spirituality and concept of sin! He continued: "For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do - this I keep on doing." (Romans 7:19) “So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me” (Romans 7:21). Yes, Paul deliberately broke many Jewish laws to promote his version of ‘spirituality’! From the beginning of Christianity its founder laid the ground for the future ‘sins’ that were committed by Christians again Jews and others!
Christian Messiah did not bring all Jews to Israel, did not build the Jewish Temple, and he did not establish world peace, as it required by Jewish teachings! Contrarily, Jews were dispersed, the Second Temple was destroyed by Romans, and wars are still ravaging the Earth! Therefore, he did not full-feel any pre-requisites Jewish Messiah should do!
Christians can believe in whatever they want, but please, leave Jews alone!
Living your life in your own faith and culture is the best for anyone! Trying to ‘save’ someone’s soul according to your belief, just because they don't share it and do not worship a god of your choice, is cruel, condescending and disrespectful!