MembersMessianic Jewish History: Getting the Facts Straight (Part 2)

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By Gershon Nerel | | Topics: Messianic History
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Historiographical misrepresentations about the corporate emergence of modern Jewish Yeshua-Believers (Messianic Jews) in Eretz-Israel, the Land of Israel, are becoming a popular phenomenon. Certain local Messianic “superstars” that have no historiographical qualifications at all, wrongly assume that they can amateurishly write or lecture on the history of the Messianic movement. Without skilled education they increasingly produce semi-factual and speculative narratives of past events. Thus, the randomly accumulated fractions of the truth are worse than a whole lie. To tell merely a limited percentage of the reality is nothing but a dishonest propaganda technique.

Not only Israeli Messianic pseudo-historians often twist and rewrite history. Also, in other countries Messianic pseudo-historians either lack full and accurate chronological records or deliberately ignore them. Sadly, sometimes this is imitated by Israeli Messianic pseudo-historians.

 

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For more than four decades I have been scientifically researching the history and the theology of the Messianic Jewish movement, mainly since the 19th century until today. By the grace of the Lord Yeshua I was privileged to accomplish my doctoral dissertation on this...

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