schlepping trudger posted a comment · May 12, 2018
Thank you for this! It is BECAUSE of the connections between the Tanakh and the Christian scriptures that has me personally interested in the Christian faith.
JWebPA posted a comment · May 12, 2018
Dear Dr. John, the term 'Messianic Jew' is not directed at other believers as much as other Jews, to denote that they are Jews who believe that Jesus - Yeshua - is the Messiah. Messiah is simply the transliteration of the Hebrew word for anointed one which is Christos in Greek, from which we derive the English word Christ. Therefore, Messianic Jew is similar in meaning to Indian Christian or Tamil Christian, the most important part of the phrase being not ethnicity, but belief. "Jews who happen to beleive in Jesus" is another way to say it. However, you can't understand the need for this term without understanding the history of Christians & Jews. 'Messianic Jew' is an attempt to separate Jewish believers from the stain of antisemitism in Christian history. I recommend you look up the massacres of Jews in places like York and Strasbourg, to say nothing of the holocaust, which though perpetrated by an anti-Christian Nazi regime, had many supposedly Christian supporters. Because of this antisemitic history, many Jews believe that conversion to Christianity means one ceases to be a Jew. 'Messianic Jew' says no, we're still Jewish, but we know that the Messiah already came. He died for us and his name is Jesus. I would recommend you read Dr. Brown's excellent book Our Hands Are Stained with Blood for more information on this subject.
truthseeker posted a comment · May 11, 2018
Dear uncle Michael Brown....I am a young Christian...I love your teachings...But the word MESSIANIC JEW is not a right thing to use to elevate the jewish christians above other christians...It is religious racism..thanks..Dr John..India.