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In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk openly about the sometimes messy and perhaps confusing realm of Messianic Judaism. What is it? Who’s part of it? And why should Gentile Christians care about it? Ezra asks Carly, a Gentile Believer, what Messianic Judaism is. From there, the conversation delves into:
- If “Messianic Jew” is a term believing Jews use to describe themselves
- Whether Messianic Judaism is a denomination
- If Messianic Judaism came out of the Jesus Movement
- Who the first Messianic Jew was
- The context in which faith in Jesus spread in the first century
- Why there seems to be so much variance in Messianic Jewish practice
Along the Way
Along the way, they discuss these key matters and more:
- Differentiating the term Messianic Jewish from its essence
- The vital component of Messianic Judaism that sees Jewish people embracing their Jewish identity and believing Jesus is the Messiah and that these two things are not in conflict with one another
- What Jewish sources say about Messianic Judaism
- A challenge to Jewish listeners to consider how believing in fulfilled Messianic prophecies of the Hebrew Scriptures wouldn’t mean converting to another religion
- What unites us should be stronger than what differences we have
- Something first-century Jewish Believers in Jesus did not say
- What Jewish/Gentile scenario has been kind of flipped on its head
- The most important question a Jewish person will ever answer in their life, and how no one can answer it for them
Words You Might Learn in This Episode
Ecclesia, Mashiach, diaspora, kippah, Shabbat
Scriptures Referenced in This Episode
Romans 10:13, Joel 2:32, John 3:16, Deuteronomy 18:15, Psalm 16:8–11, Acts 2:22–36, John 14:3, Isaiah 7:14, Jeremiah 31:15, Jeremiah 31:31, Zechariah 9:9, Zechariah 11:12–13, Zechariah 12:10, Daniel 7:13–14, Daniel 9:24–27, Galatians 3:28, Romans 3:21–23, Matthew 16:13–17, 1 Corinthians 15:1–8, Romans 11:11–26, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Corinthians 12:12–27, Revelation 21:9
Previous Episodes Mentioned
S1 E3 – Difference Between Messianic Judaism and Christianity
S1 E15 – Israel: Promised Land and Political State
And with that, Season Two comes to a close. Be sure and watch for updates on Season Three, coming this Fall! And, you can always relisten to any conversation on our website A Jew and A Gentile Discuss or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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