While we enjoy
fellowship and a solidarity with
everyone who truly knows and loves Messiah, we are a Jewish
congregation, and one with our Jewish People. We do not celebrate
Christian holidays, but observe the Jewish ones from a traditional and Messianic
perspective. Even the word 'Christian,' though a very endearing title to
many, has been used in so many different ways, that it simply does not
effectively define who we are as Jewish followers of Messiah. Within the
'Church world,' the ambiguity of this term is underscored by how often
add a prefix (true, real, born again, Spirit-filled, Bible believing) to the
word 'Christian,' in an attempt to more accurately clarify what they mean.
In true communication, it is important to use terms that clearly express what you
honestly mean to say, rather than rely on popular catch-phrases and labels that
seem easier to use, but that listeners may define differently than what you
think you are conveying.
Terms like Christ, Christian, unsaved Jew, convert, baptize, trinity, and cross conjure up in most Jewish minds images of pogroms, inquisitions, crusades, holocaust, assimilation, or spiritual genocide. It often leaves our people with a distorted view of who Yeshua really is, and presents Him as some sort of alien, pagan mythological deity. These terms are not a part of our vocabulary. We are an authentic Jewish community that sets the record straight concerning the Jewish Messiah. We do not use terminology as 'witnessing tools,' but as an honest expression of our walk with God within the framework of a genuine Jewish life-style. It helps define exactly who we are, and clearly articulate what we believe about Messiah. We present the message and person of Yeshua within a Torah-based model established by God and confirmed in all Yeshua taught and did.
Read about Him in the
B'rit Hadashah (New Covenant) and be amazed!