Sunday, 17 February 2019
Do Jewish People Need Yeshua?
Here are some quotes from an article that was recently posted:
The question has challenged both the Jewish and the Christian communities since the first century. Our answer determines much in the way we approach relationships and priorities. The fact that we ask this question, means that there are some who may answer this question with a 'no', or at least a partial 'no'. Since our lives are passionately invested in the primary question of the Jewish need for Yeshua, it is important to answer it clearly and biblically.
This is the position of the vast majority of Messianic Jews, and many Christian Zionists. They believe that Jews need Yeshua desperately, and for several reasons. I count myself in this number. We agree with the third view that our destiny is tied to a large minority of Jews believing before the return of Yeshua. A significant minority of Jews need to believe in Yeshua for Israel to fulfill its last days' destiny. This is a strong motivation. Yet there is more. How do most Messianic Jews deal with the assumption that normative Judaism is the sole faith of the Jewish people? To Judaism we say both yes and no.
es, we are preserved as a chosen nation for God’s purposes, but individually and communally we need Yeshua. Most Jewish people have no sense of real fellowship with their Creator, the One who called them His inheritance. So the eternal destiny of the nation and the Jewish individual makes it a necessity for us to proclaim the Good News. Indeed, it is “the power of God unto salvation to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). Of course salvation is much more than personal eternal life. It is the wholeness of our lives now, including joyful and redemptive participation in community. This is why the first priority of Tikkun is seeing Jewish people come to faith in Yeshua, and as part of this to be discipled to walk in His ways. To be involved in this historic awakening is the privilege of a lifetime.
You can read the entire article here.