It is written: “My purpose is that they may be encouraged, that they may be joined together in love, and that they may have all the riches derived from being assured of understanding and fully knowing God’s secret truth, which is-the Messiah! It is in him that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.” -Colossians 2:2-3 Jewish New Testament
“In past generations it was not made known to mankind as the Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) is now revealing it to his emissaries and prophets, that in union with the Messiah and through the Good News the Gentiles were to be joint heirs, a joint body and joint sharers with the Jews in what God has promised. -Ephesians 3:5, 6 Jewish New Testament
Finally, centuries of Jewish rejection of Yeshua and Christian rejection of Jews has produced a situation today in which it is commonly supposed that Christianity is Christianity, and Judaism is Judaism, and never the twain shall meet. Moreover, many Jews and Christians are satisfied with this arrangement. But it was not God’s will that there be two separate peoples of God. Gentile Christians who recognize that they have joined Israel, not replaced it, and Messianic Jews who identify fully with both the Jewish people and the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, must work together to heal the greatest schism in the history of the world, the split between the Church and the Jewish people. The Jewish New Testament has a part to play in this great task of bringing the two together in a way that preserves the identity of the Jewish people within the Messianic Community, as both Jews and Gentiles honor God and his Messiah according to the Tanakh and the New Testament. -Jewish New Testament, David H. Stern
Muslims can by all means be a part of the healing so desperately needed in our world today!
Tom’s Jewish/Christian friend Laurie Capen: “You do not have to give up being Jewish to believe in Jesus/Yeshua! Her book Forever Yours now available in Paperback or eBook at: Forever Yours