Advancing the knowledge of the Messiah Jesus
Good News for Israel is a 130-year-old ministry of dialog, proclamation, education, and reconciliation between the Jewish and Christian communities that takes a strong and active stand against anti-Semitism. From its headquarters in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Good News encourages all in the respect for and acceptance of the Jewish people as God's chosen people among the nations.
Paul Was a Practicing Jew To The End of His Life
The Apostle Paul didn't convert to the type of Christianity we have today. He was a Jew, a practicing Jew until the end of His life.Thom Berkowitz interviews a former Rabbi, who found Yeshua Jesus as his messiah. Now, the question is, did this Rabbi convert to Christianity? No, he became aware as a Jew that the Messiah, who the scriptures teach would come, has come, and His name is Jesus. This has been the problem with Christianity as a whole. We have to convert people to a set of standards the Church endorses as right theology. Now Jesus or Yeshua, (His real name in Hebrew) was Jewish, didn't convert or come to start a new religion, He came to fulfill the law and the prophets, both of which were given to Israel. It was in this fulfillment that He establishes a New Covenant, found in Jeremiah 31:31-34. It is this covenant, (still given to Israel), becomes the foundation of the everything fulfilled by Jesus and allowed for the record of the New Testament to be written as a testament of His story. So if there was any converstion being done, it is Gentiles, or the Church, converting to Biblical Judaism. The Church over the centuries has invented theology, and practices that do not represent His story accurately. This is the first discovery that a fully devoted follower of Christ uncovers. You may aske, "what is the accurate rendering of His story?" Well, that is not easily answered, but you start with an understanding that Jesus was Jewish, He came as the Jewish Messiah, and fulfilled all the promises given to Israel by God found in the Old Testament.
It is from this Biblical worldview that we approach the scriptures, and not from a Western or Greek worldview in which most of the Church has adopted. That is why Good News for Israel is hosting it's first annual "Hebraic Root Conference" this fall, called, "Reconnecting the Branches to the Root." This conference will be free to the public, but registration is required because of limitedspace. Please go to gnfi.org for more information on the conference and to register.
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