Dating for messianic jews
The missionaries publish newsletters and ads with their slogan "Yeshu = Yeshua = salvation." They argue that the rabbis have been hiding the truth about Jesus and hiding the prophecies of the Bible from the masses for thousands of years, in order to deprive Jews of the truths of the Bible.
According to the missionaries, it is sufficient to read the Bible literally to see clear evidence that Jesus is the messiah.
He was also crucified and died at the end of his life at the hands of people ...
one cringes even to hear this, but this is what all Messianic Jews / Jews for Jesus believe.
(I considered whether to place this paragraph at the top of all the following sections, because of the possibility that after reading something so surreal, I'm not sure how many readers will bother continuing to read the 9 following sections on Messianic Jews!
) Needless to say, this strange belief of Yeshu being a god, also contradicts the prophecy that the Messiah will be a direct descendant of King David ("the Messiah, the son of David").
The sect has about 200,000 people in the United States and calls itself Jews for Jesus, despite that many of the group are gentiles.The sect is part of the Evangelical Christian movement which does not differentiate between gentiles and Jews, and is not Jewish despite its misleading name.One who knows exactly what "Jews for Jesus" believe in, keeps their distance from this eccentric sect and will pay no attention to it.Whereas the Christian New Testament explicitly says that the mother of Jesus was a virgin who conceived from the holy spirit "and not due to any kind of relationship with her husband”, Jesus therefore wasn’t a "son of David" even according to the Christian view (the Jews of his time also knew that Jesus was born outside of wedlock and they viewed him as a bastard, as stipulated by Jewish law.They certainly didn’t believe for a moment the bizarre explanation that his married mother conceived by a god who then turned into a fetus in her womb).
They will try to create an picture of menacing and lying rabbis reminiscent of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, while presenting themselves as individuals faithful to the literal meaning of the Bible.