Not only for the Jews who have come to accept Jesus is the Way to God there is the problem by which nominator they can be known to others. Non-trinitarians or those who keep to the teachings of the Nazarene Jeshua, be them Jews or Christians can still let others know that they are partakers of the Body of Christ by calling themselves Jeshuaists, so that there is no confusion possible with trinitarian Messianics or Trinitarian Christians.
Messianic Jew = Jew who follows a Messiah who has already come.
Jews believing in the Messiah (whether he has come or not) =/= Messianic Jews
Messianic Judaism = Rodney Dangerfield of all religions => We don’t get no respect!
> we do not exclusively call ourselves Jews nor Christians => unsettling effect on those two groups and many others.
To proclaim yourself as a Messianic Jew = trying to put a square peg in a round hole.
If you read the description of this blog, you saw that I described myself as a Messianic Jew. Whenever I tell someone this, in my mind I see quizzical facial expressions, or a large question mark blinking on and off on the forehead of the befuddled person. Ninety percent of the time, that’s what happens.
To elucidate, a Messianic Jew is a Jew who follows a Messiah who has already come. You could
say that all Jews that believe in the Messiah (whether he has come or not) are Messianic Jews, but most Jews do not identify themselves in this way because there is a spectrum of beliefs as to: 1) Is there a Messiah? 2) Is the Messiah a physical person? 3) Is it a Messianic era that we are waiting for rather than a man? Messianic Jews today believe that Yeshua (aka Jesus) is the Messiah as prophesied…
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