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Messianic Jews can lead the Church back to its Jewish roots, if only Christians will allow them

By David Lazarus | | Topics: CHRISTIANS, MESSIANIC JEWS
Messianic Jews can lead the Church back to its Jewish roots
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In the latter half of the 20th century and the early part of the 21st, a Jewish remnant of followers of the Messiah Yeshua has once again appeared. Hundreds and even thousands of Jews have turned to the Messiah, in Israel and around the world.

 

Whatever happened to that first Jewish remnant of the Messiah’s disciples?

Why did Jewish followers of Yeshua disappear for almost 19 centuries and what is the significance of their restoration in our days?

The First Century Church of the Circumcision disappeared from history because it was rejected as an acceptable form of Christianity by the Church. As the gospel spread during the first and second centuries throughout the non-Jewish world, establishing centers in Antioch, Rome and Constantinople, the bishops and leaders of the now predominantly-Gentile Church insisted that all Jewish practice among Christians be banned. Hard to believe? Here are just a few of the earlier examples.

In 168 AD Pope Victor of Rome, in a debate with Polycrates, Bishop of Antioch, declared that the Jewish lunar calendar must be forbidden in...

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