Jews for Jesus: Just how despicable is the most deceitful group on earth
No matter how disconnected a Jew may be from Judaism, he is still likely to be appalled by the idea of worshipping Jesus. And that poses a great dilemma for Christian missionaries seeking to convert Jews.
Given this problem, some missionaries got the idea to try a backdoor tactic. They invented “Jews for Jesus,” which uses a whole lexicon of Jewish-sounding buzz words in order to make Jesus more palatable to Jews. For example:
- Members of Jews for Jesus don’t go to church, they go to a “Messianic Synagogue.”
- Prayer is not held on Sunday, but on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.
- They say that by accepting Jesus as Messiah, you’re not converting to Christianity, you’re instead becoming “a fulfilled Jew.”
- The New Testament is called Brit Chadasha (Hebrew for “New Covenant”).
- It’s not the cross, it’s “the tree.”
- It’s not baptism, but immersing in a mikveh.
- It’s not a communion wafer, but matzah.
- Congregants wear a tallit and kipa, and bring a Torah scroll out of the Holy Ark – just like every other synagogue. After all, they proudly proclaim, Jesus himself was a Jew!
Their missionary campaigns are well-funded and relentless. The Jews for Jesus organization has spent millions of dollars in print and radio advertising, and has run a campaign of banner ads in New York City subways and on major web sites. If you see one of these ads, you should write a letter of protest to the host organization.
It is the responsibility of all Jews to take a stand.
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