MembersShould Christians Evangelize Jews?

That’s what is at the center of the Shelanu TV controversy. We asked two of our native-born Israelis to weigh in

By David Lazarus | | Topics: CHRISTIANS, MESSIANIC JEWS
The Shelanu TV controversy really boils down to whether or not Christians should evangelize Jews.
Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90

That is the question that once again stirs debate and conflict as a US and UK-based Evangelical television station signed a contract enabling Messianic Jews to broadcast programs on Israel’s biggest cable network. Jews, Christians and those in between have plenty to say, but here at Israel Today we want you to hear voices from local Israelis you won’t find on mainstream media.

Most of the Evangelical Christians we hear from support efforts to lead Jews to faith in Yeshua (Jesus), as evangelism is foundational to their “evangelical” faith. God TV, owners of the new channel in question, stated openly in promotions for the Messianic Hebrew-language Shelanu channel that “God has supernaturally opened the door for us to take the Gospel of Jesus into the homes and lives and hearts of his Jewish people.” That according to Ward Simpson, CEO of God TV, in an online video clip that has since been deleted.

We are also hearing from Christian Zionist groups who do not support organized or deliberate evangelism among the Jews,...

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One response to “Should Christians Evangelize Jews?”

  1. hdfuerst says:

    google translation: The Christians made so many mistakes in their “New Testament” that they should actually be called “Paulans”. So it would be completely wrong to want to make a Christian out of a Jew. If anyone is interested, they should check everything that Jesus (allegedly) said with the TANACH; anything that doesn’t agree with that is wrong. Then he has what Jesus said, and after that he can go.

    Die Christen haben in ihrem “Neuen Testament” so viele Fehler eingebaut, dass sie eigentlich “Paulaner” heißen müssten. Es wäre also ganz verkehrt, aus einem Juden einen Christen machen zu wollen. Wenn jemand Interesse hat, sollte er alles, was Jesus (angeblich) gesagt hat, mit dem TANACH prüfen; alles, was damit nicht übereinstimmt, ist falsch. Dann hat er das, was Jesus gesagt hat, und danach kann er gehen.

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