Almost two thousand years ago Christianity emerged as a small sect of Jews. As time progressed the new belief found greater acceptance among non-Jews than among Jews, but to this day there are some Jews who become attracted to the new religion. In recent decades segments of Christianity (Hebrew Christianity, Messianic “Judaism”) have adopted styles and language which is aimed at making Christianity more inviting to people of Jewish ancestry. Ironically, while these movements have had a moderate degree of success in “evangelizing” Jews, they have perhaps been more successful in generating interest in Jewish practices and observance of Mosaic Law among non-Jewish Christians.
Teshuvas HaMinim is intended to answer the claim that Christianity, in all of its various manifestations, is a continuation and fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures (“Old Testament”). If you are in search of a response to Christianity but
Would like straight talk, but not the acrimony
Would like responses that don’t presume a materialistic or demand an atheistic worldview
Would like an approach mindful of the views and approaches of “Messianic” groups
Would like the insight of someone who’s been there and understands that most involved in “evangelism” are sincere people who simply wish to serve their Creator and help their fellow man
Then this site may be for you! We will demonstrate that repeatedly those who advocate adopting Christianity, including and especially the authors of the Christian Bible (“New Testament”) cite verses as predicting the Nazarene which have a different (and often obvious) meaning in their original context. An examination of the evidence with a dedication to intellectual honesty and systematic and comprehensive investigation will reveal that there is underwhelming support for the claim the Nazarene is predicted in the Hebrew Bible.
Conversely (להבדיל) we have identified the Nazarene as, well, the Nazarene. It was our feeling that this is a designation that Evangelicals, Messianics of all stripes, and Jews could live with. When quoting other sources, however, we have quoted them directly. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or advise. Critical input is welcomed and encouraged, although we cannot promise to respond to every email.
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