Here is the beginning of an excellent post over at Kineti L’Tziyon.
“I am a non-Jewish Messianic Believer, and have been told that my calling as a ‘Messianic Gentile’ is to go back to a church and not become Torah observant.”
In the broad Messianic world, there has been a large movement of Torah-seeking gentiles.
This was unexpected. The Jesus Movement of the 1970s, when God’s spirit was poured out on millions of Jews and gentiles, spurring the birth of the modern Messianic movement, did not anticipate all these non-Jews seeking Torah. It’s been my experience that Messianic Jews don’t really know what to do with all the Torah-seeking gentiles, except be ashamed of them.
Some Messianic believers, particularly those in the Messianic Judaism sub-movement, have reacted negatively. “You’re Torah observant? Pfft! You’re just playing Torah, not following it in the proper manner. Go back to the Church!”
Such people will cite 1 Corinthians 7, Paul’s recommendation to “remain as you were called.”
You know, where Paul says, paraphrasing,…. Continue Reading…