Messianic Judaism ( Hebrew: יַהֲדוּת מְשִׁיחִית or יהדות משיחית, Yahadút Mešiḥít) is a modernist and syncretic  movement of Protestant Christianity   that incorporates some elements of Judaism and other Jewish traditions     into evangelicalism .
Messianic Judaism is an expression of faith in Yeshua that combines the lifestyle and heritage of Judaism with the New Covenant teachings of Jesus as the only provision for salvation from sin and God’s New Covenant prophesied in Jeremiah 31. In the early days of the Jesus Movement of the 1960’s and 70’s, young people came to faith in Yeshua by the thousands.
Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people from all walks of life, who believe that Yeshua ( Jesus -in Hebrew) is the promised Jewish Messiah and Savior for Israel and the world. Messianic Jews have not stopped being Jewish.
Messianic Judaism in its current form is a relatively recent development. The modern movement traces its roots to Great Britain in the mid-19th century. The Hebrew Christian Alliance and Prayer Union of Great Britain was founded in 1866 for Jews who wanted to keep their Jewish customs but take on Christian theology.
- A Brief History of Messianic Judaism
- Pillars of Messianic Judaism
- Why Should I Know About Messianic Judaism?
Of course, one could point to the New Testament and say, “The Messianic Jewish movement started here.” After all, Jesus had Jewish followers. And his disciples were indwelled by the Holy Spirit during Pentecost, Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what see...
First and foremost, we need to draw a distinction between Judaism and Messianic Judaism. The former does believe that a savior will come to redeem the Jewish people, but they do not believe that Jesus fulfilled that role. Messianic Jews, on the other hand, do believe that Jesus came to the earth as the Messiah. Secondly, most Messianic Jews will ob...
The church has a difficult history of anti-Semitism, especially in the early centuries. This conflict has occurred since even the New Testament times (Acts 6:1; Romans 2). Many Jews and Gentilesin the church would discriminate amongst one another, believing the other was not holy enough or did not deserve a spot in being called a child of God. Many...
Messianic Judaism, (a branch of which is “Jews for Jesus”) is a religious group that has tried to straddle the line between Judaism and Christianity. According to this group, Jesus, or Yeshua in Aramaic, was the Messiah, and he died on behalf of the world’s sins.
During the messianic era, the Messiah will reign victorious and rebuild the Temple. He will restore the priesthood to the Temple, and the traditional sacrifices will be reinstated. The return to the golden age of the Jewish people will be complete.