15 years ago
kobacker59

What do you think about Jews for Jesus?

Is this group, at its core a Christian sect? Do they proselytize?
Top 6 Answers
15 years ago
supcch063
This group is supported by the millions of dollars that evengelical christians feed into it every year. Almost all of its leadership and lay membership are Christian, and not Jewish (many going so far as to take on Jewish names to appear more Jewish). It was invented by the church a few decades ago as a new approach to converting the Jews when the church realized that the approach that they had taken for the last almost two millenia (of forced conversion, convert or die choices, and forced debate) wasn't very successful in getting Jewish proselytes to Christianity. The idea was to portray Christianity with Jewish themes and rituals so that it will be more appealing to Jews (especially the uneducated or those who have had bad experiences with their Jewishness in the past).
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15 years ago
s1rkull
It's an Evangelical (Baptist) sect. Yes, the proselytize. Their long-term goal is to convert all Jewish people to accept Jesus as the Messiah. It was founded by a Baptist of Jewish ancestry back in the 1970's.
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15 years ago
Michelle
Mainstream Jews don't worship/follow Jesus, so Jews for Jesus aren't Jewish. People who worship/follow Jesus are Christian. Hence the name Christian. So Jews for Jesus, despite what they might say, are Christian.
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15 years ago
Anonymous
its more of a Jewish sect> They are "messianic" jews which try to revive the "original" teachings and beliefs of the early Jewish converts to Jesus before Pauline Christianity became mainstream. Research Pauline and Jewish Christianity. peace.
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15 years ago
I-o-d-tiger
God has sheep in many folds even Jewish ones.
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15 years ago
Anonymous
To be a Christian is to be not-Jewish. To be Jewish is to be not-Christian. It's that simple.
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