Since my professor, Rabbi Dr. Stuart Dauermann, is reading this blog, I do hope I don’t get into trouble for posting a school assigment on the blog. I wrote this paper as one-fifth of my final exam for Messianic Jewish Spirituality, a course in preparation for ordination in the UMJC (umjc.net) through the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (mjti.org). This paper is longer than one of my usual posts, but I do hope you will read it anyway and interact.
Cornelius, Nicolaus, and Peter
Jewish and Gentile Roles in Messianic Judaism
Messianic Jewish congregations who are serious about being a Judaism need to find models to distinguish the roles of Jews and Gentiles in the Congregations. This is a matter of integrity as well as theology.
For those who have already made a commitment to a binary ecclesiology, a term coined by Mark Kinzer in Messianic Judaism: Genus and Species as well as in Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism, we are already comfortable seeing Messianic Judaism as the Jewish wing of the body of Messiah. It would be easy to simply say,