I made a new friend this week and a conversation I had with her brought this topic to my mind. I’m thinking about explaining the rationale behind Messianic Judaism from several points of view. If you are Jewish and you attend a church, then maybe you’d like to know why Messianic Judaism should be an option for you. If you are a Christian leader and you sometimes have Jewish people in your church, maybe you would wonder why these Jewish people might go out from your church to join a Messianic synagogue. There are other points of view to consider as well, such as why should a Jewish person consider faith in Yeshua at all. That would be a topic for another post . . .
Why Messianic Judaism? Isn’t it a bad idea for Yeshua’s followers to be separating into groups? Shouldn’t we just all be together in one place that has a sort of neutral culture? Can’t Anglos, Hispanics, African-Americans, Jews, and so forth and so on, just all be in one place together?
Already, without even introducing Jewish issues, you can see from a cultural point of view that one-size-fits-all is a bad idea. I was reminded of this by a new friend who got some negative reactions by bringing some Hanukkah food (latkes with sour cream) to a Sunday School party at a Baptist church. One person said to the whole group,