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The following is a collection of personal encounters demonstrating how Jewish thinking has been removed from the Church, including many Messianic Jewish circles.

By Dov Chaikin |
Illusttration - The sun rises over the hills and reflects in the dead sea at the Ein Bokek beach on July 4, 2017. Gershon Elinson/ Flash90 Photo: Gershon Elinson/Flash90

“If he’s still in the Church, he’s no Christian!”

 

I had been invited to address students at an Evangelical college in Greece, where the chaplain was an American who’d been there 30 years. A few days earlier, at a home meeting in Athens, I encountered an American-born Greek Archimandrite [who had a retreat center in Florida – where we visited him at a later stage] who had been banned from speaking in the Church: he had created havoc in Athens in the 1970s by leading people to the Lord. The moment he walked into the room, you knew you were in the presence of a true man-of-God. After speaking to the students, in chatting with the chaplain I mentioned that encounter, which elicited the above outburst.

 

Very close friends of ours from a small town in Greece, a couple, had come out of the Orthodox Church into a living relationship with the Lord – but He soon sent them back in. In a...

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