The opinions and views expressed are solely those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those of Kehila News Israel. The Body of Messiah in this country has a unique and vitally important part to play in the plans of God for the future of this world and at the moment, we’re not fulfilling our unique calling.
A lot of things need to change in order for that to start happening, and the platform of Kehila is a great way for these issues to be aired out and possible solutions discussed.
For example: Their missionary campaigns are well-funded and relentless.
The Jews for Jesus organization has spent millions of dollars in print and radio advertising, and has run a campaign of banner ads in New York City subways and on major web sites.
I was a card-carrying member of it for a long time and I got to experience and share the gut-wrenching anguish and unhappiness it causes (present tense continuous) in so many people. The idea seemed to be that if one just carries on doing all that, one will inevitably meet the person God has for one to marry, sooner or later.
They come to their congregation faithfully every week. But “later” is a broad, open-ended term that for many of us went on and on and on.
Given this problem, some missionaries got the idea to try a backdoor tactic.
They invented "Jews for Jesus," which uses a whole lexicon of Jewish-sounding buzz words in order to make Jesus more palatable to Jews.
This post is written by a member of the Messianic community in Israel or guest contributor.
I went with hope in my heart, but when I arrived, several things were immediately and glaringly obvious.
One, there were at least 2.5 females for every male in the room.
Many of them serve in their congregations in some capacity. In my discussions with other Believer singles, I found this to be a common experience.
These people need practical advice and ideas, not Biblical exegesis on the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “be content in whatever state I find myself in.” People know what they’re NOT supposed to do. They don’t know how to “date” someone without falling into sin.