In my post on “Biblical Equality” I mentioned a scathing treatise put forth by some leaders in Messianic Judaism. I have since linked to their paper in that post for clarity. This blog post is offered by some of those that were slandered in the MJ paper.
I urge you to consider their response and defend their position. Thanks, Jane, for posting this. The body needs to hear “both sides of the story”; we must hold the IAMCS accountable for their actions!
A Critical Look at the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations
and Synagogues (IAMCS) Steering Committee Report
of False Accusations Against the Hebrew Roots Movement
We, as Messianic leaders and teachers, have become increasingly concerned that there are a small number of individuals and groups today promoting the idea that the Torah is not valid in the lives of Believers in Messiah Yeshua [Jesus Christ]. These people, headed by the Steering Committee of the IAMCS, state that all Believers – Jewish and Gentile alike – ought not to walk as Messiah, by honoring the Torah, particularly the Shabbat, the Feasts of the LORD, and eating a Biblically kosher diet. This erroneous understanding of Scripture, which has been around since the fourth century, and the days of the Roman Emperor Constantine, is the subject of this paper. This doctrine promoted by the IAMCS leaders causes them to conclude that the…
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Thanks for posting this.
I was not aware of the most recent struggle.
I am reminded that Hosea declared “no mercy” on Joseph’s clans of Northern Israel but that God would have “compassion on Judah”. Thus in time Judah became all that there is of Israel. Having therefore the right to the name and all that goes with it.
Once before upon examining the evidence Israel declared “A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!”
Having misread the evidence life goes on with wrong assumptions.
Joseph is dead to Israel. The sons of Israel will not know him, if they see him with their own eyes.
Yet here he is, alive among the nations.
And as the Torah, the living and the written, begin to restore him, he has a role to play. The sets of seven time periods of the Creation story, Noah’s story, and Jacob’s pursuit of Rachel as a wife are the keys to Joseph’s return to the story of Israel.
Joseph needs to learn how to be a blessing to the nations before he can be recognized by his brothers. He can only be that blessing by wisely applying Torah to the world’s circumstances. He will only get that chance when he puts his own house in order and becomes the servant leader to which he is called.
We need to learn our role….
Let them go…We have a role.
The reunion will happen, it’s not yet.
Thanks again for the update