The leadership of Messianic Jewish congregations across Israel are in turmoil over recent revelations published in the snazzy new anti-Messianic magazine “The Seekers” put out by the anti-missionary group Yad L’achim.
With so many young Jewish Israelis coming to faith in Yeshua in recent years, Yad L’achim was compelled to reveal an arsenal of evidence detailing the scandalous activities plaguing Israel’s Messianic movement in a mass mailing of the magazine.
Exposed! Messianic Jews in Cahoots with Christians
Yad L'achim has now proven beyond doubt that there is, in their words, “a strong connection between Messianic Jews and Christian Churches!” After years of intensive undercover investigative work, with some help from Google, Yad L’achim has published a website page revealing that “some Messianic leaders receive financial support from oversees Christian organizations!”
Such collusion with Christians surely spells doom for the Messianic Jewish movement as we know it. No self-respecting Jewish organization would dare receive support from Christians. Messianic Jews receiving money from churches clearly excludes them from the Tribe. For Heaven’s Sake, Orthodox Jewish charities would never be caught cavorting with Christian money!
Revealed: Messianics Enjoying Sin!
In yet another devastating blow, Yad L’achim reports that young Jewish boys and girls are lining up to join Messianic congregations because “the New Testament gives you the freedom to do whatever sin you want,” says Ronen Shalom, a Yad L’achim convert.
Shalom, who recently converted back to Orthodox Judaism after becoming a devout Buddhist, then a Yoga instructor and Tai Chi expert before living for a number of years as a freedom-loving follower of Jesus, admits that even he eventually got tired of the “freedom that allows any sin” in the Messianic movement. Thank G-d, the poor seeking soul is now back on track and “enjoying every minute” adhering to the 613 commandments as well as the thousands of rabbinic laws added to the Torah, he says.
Shalom and his friends also report being “much happier now that they are back home in the Orthodox religious camp” without all the sin and corruption.
Spotlight: Messianic Leaders Poke Fun
Yad L’achim’s new Hebrew magazine also reveals that that Messianic Jews are anti-Semites. As proof, a student of Yad L’achim’s reprogramming program divulged that he heard a Messianic leader tell a joke about how some Orthodox Jews spend hours inspecting the Sukkot Etrog with a magnifying glass to insure it is kosher. Overcome with horror that anyone would poke fun at the Orthodox being too strict in keeping the rabbinic traditions, the distressed student had to abandon his Messianic faith. And that is NO joke!
Messianic Jews in Turmoil
In their scathing report, Yad L’achim also provides irrefutable evidence that some Messianics do not always agree with each other. In fact, they have in their hands actual Messianic newsletters taken from the world wide web showing that certain Messianic Jews in Jerusalem are in disagreement with other Messianics over theological issues! It appears that Messianics are arguing with one another!
One can certainly appreciate how such arguments make it impossible for a real Jew to join the Messianic movement. Although, don’t they say that when two Jews get together to talk about anything you get three different opinions? Could it be that Jews who believe in Yeshua are still Jews (by virtue of their argumentativeness)? That is a question still being argued. At least ex-Messianics are now resting in peace back in Orthodox Judaism without all the conflicts, divisions, mean-spiritedness and arguments.
Note: Yad L’achim’s strategy to put off young Jewish seekers from the “temptation to follow Jesus” by exposing the dirty laundry of his disciples should not be considered Chutzpah (rude). Religious authorities way back in the New Testament times also liked to spread stories about the Messianic Jews (see Acts 6:10-15, if you dare).