R. Yehudah ben Shomeyr
My journey and that of many others have come to feel complete and at home in Natsari/Messianic Judaism, sadly, others when arrive, stay only a short time and walk on by and succumb to the sweet poison of the anti-missionaries and convert to Orthodox Judaism, just as a dog laps up a dish of sweet anti-freeze and dies. They unwittingly forfeit Messiah Yeshua, apostasies, only to replace it with (as far as over all history is concerned) the “Johnny-come-lately” Rabbinic Judaism with its reconstructionists and re-and-misinterpretations of Messianic prophecy that was adopted after the 1st century. The magnitude of this cover up is beyond the scale of UFO cover ups and governmental and New World Order conspiracies. Not just a nation, but a world of eternal souls hangs in the balance.
I have run into Messianic/Natsari Jews who wanted to go deep and know all there is to know and there is nothing wrong with that. But because of Christians have been so lax in keeping Torah, yes, even reject it, they foolishly think Mainstream Judaism knows more about the Messiah and they swallow hook line and sinker post-Yeshua reactionary doctrine that was devised to hide the fact that Yeshua is the Divine Messiah.
I have heard of many who went from Christian to Messianic/Natsarim to Orthodox Judaism. From Yeshua believing Torah deniers to Torah Observant Yeshua Believers to Yeshua denying Torah Observers. And I have personally witnessed this once first hand and am dealing with a few teetering on the edge. We need more knowledgeable believers who will stand against the anti-missionaries and the Tovia Singers of today and clearly and boldly with documented, undeniable proof that Yeshua is indeed the promised Divine Messiah. Like Michael Brown, who will “Answer Jewish Objections to Jesus” and does so very well, and Carmen Welker who heads up the apologetic site called “The Refiners Fire.” We need Torah Obedient Believers to boldly, unashamedly and yet tactfully proclaim and prove that Yeshua is the Divine Messiah.
One of the issues dealing with Messianic Prophecy is the lies in the post Yeshua reactionary, reconstructionistic doctrine after the time Yeshua Messiah walked the earth, which purposefully reinterprets, denies or “dresses down” messianic prophecy so as to attempt to:
1. Deny Yeshua of Messiahship by failing to fulfill messianic prophecy in reference to their new interpretation of messianic prophecy.
2. Deny Judaism ever believed in the coming of a Divine Messiah.
3. By picking and choosing and only adhering to the Pashat level of interpretation to passages traditionally used by Christians to substantiate the claim that Yeshua is Israel’s Divine Messiah and suppression and denying the legitimate Sod level of interpretation of these passages in question. Attempting to make Nazarene Jews and Christians to perform Scriptural acrobatics to force a passage to fit Yeshua like a square peg to a round hole. To make them appear foolish in reading something that is not really there. They only use Jewish rules of interpretation (PaRDeS) when it fits their needs but denies the use of it to substantiate claims that Yeshua is Messiah or Divine.
This is an acronym for how we Jews interpret Scripture: PaRDeS, meaning “Paradise” in Hebrew.
P- Pashat= The simple, literal, plain meaning.
R- Remez= The homiletical meaning. Something hinted at.
D- Drash= The allegorical meaning and or the teaching and application of a given passage.
S- Sod= The deep, hidden, secret, spiritual meaning of a given text. The main Rule is the other interpretations NEVER take away from the Pashat level of interpretation.
4. To keep their adherents from accepting Yeshua as Messiah and joining the Natsari sect or converting to Christianity. Because at this time in history is reaching epidemic proportions in mainstream Judaism of Jews converting to Christianity.
5. To gain converts and win over Natsari Jews and Messianics to Orthodox Judaism which in Natsari circles is becoming an epidemic as well. Like two set of people on either side of a boat and both rushing across the deck to switch places.
6. Muttle and blur the plain truth of texts.
7. Jump from topic to topic, subject to subject to confuse their victim. If they allowed logic to dictate and stay on subject the poor soul may find the Achilles Heel of their argument.
8. They use poor Christian Translations of the Scriptures to back and prove their point without giving the truth that lies in the Hebrew of the text. In other words they lie and hedge their bets on their victims ignorance of Judaism and the Hebrew language.
They are the Jewish counterpart to the Catholic Jesuits. So desperate are their augments they have to stoop to this level of argumentation and debate.
The crux of this particular issue is: You don’t like the answer? Change the equation!
The same thing is happening today in America with the reinterpretation of the Constitution and we see America slowly turning into “Amerika” a socialistic regime. In both cases the key is that the change didn’t happen overnight but over a period of time so the transition goes virtually unnoticed.
When Anti-Missionaries give their evidence and reasons why Yeshua is not the Messiah, sure they back up their claims by Scripture and by the words of noted Rabbi’s and the Talmud, but what they do not do is give you the whole Scripture, Talmudic or Rabbinical passage in context. And when they quote Christian or Messianic Jewish arguments and then debunk it, they don’t show their entire reasoning or argument either. There evidence comes by lying by omission and taking bits and pieces out of their context. Sometimes they even use New Testament Scripture to substantiate their claims, but their so called evidence is based on a faulty or poor translation of the text.
This is like accusing Billy of being a drunk because someone wrote a statement stating, “I saw Billy drinking,” yet leaving out the rest of the written statement that said, “Orange Juice.”
Or saying Billy is a drunk because Billy left a note on the fridge saying that he was going to the bar; when if the matter was thoroughly examined one would discover Billy was in law school and was going to the bar exam.
“The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue.”
Sadly, it also boils down to a matter of ones free will. If someone believes with their whole heart that the sky is green and the grass is blue it doesn’t matter what undeniable proofs presented to them, they cannot be convinced otherwise.
Moles Among Us!!!
What Yeshua said is true:
Matt. 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Who says Orthodox Jews do not evangelize or have missionaries!? Evidence, as we speak is being mounted and uncovered regarding these anti-missionaries activities. It would be premature to divulge such evidence at this time; however, what I can say is that it is being discovered how they are infiltrating Torah Obedient Messianic and Natsari group and are creating online ministries and profiles under the guise of these labels; most of them for some reason are heavily infiltrating the Sacred Name branches of the movement and emphasizing the prefix “YAH” in their online ministries and profiles. Many are probably our “friends” on our online social networks and we don’t even know it. I have been able to ferret out a few and “un-friend” them from my online social networks, but I suspect many more still remain.
The following are but one way they are infiltrating. They come across and pawn themselves off as Orthodox Torah Observant Messianic/Natsari believers, sometimes claiming to coming out of Orthodox Judaism and once they befriend a individuals or a group they slowly begin to express concern and doubt in regards to the Messiahship and Divinity of Yeshua. The young Torah believers who come out of Christianity thinks, “They come from Orthodox Judaism, so they must know more than I do, they must know something I don’t.” and thus seeds of doubt regarding the Messiahship and Divinity of Yeshua is planted and take deep root.
They are deceitfully breaking Torah, for this is one thing HaSHem HATES!
Prov. 6:19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
And Yeshua Messiah Himself said regarding these deceitful Anti-Missionaries:
Matt. 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
There is no secret knowledge, only a cover up! All we need to know regarding Yeshua and His Messiah Ship and Divinity are contained in the Torah, Tanak and Brit Chadasha:
John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
So beware and be forewarned!
I John 4:2-3 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
The following are some apologetical sites challenging the falsehood of the anti-missionaries: