Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Joint Statement on "Christ at the Checkpoint"

If you are not already familiar with the upcoming "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference that is scheduled for the beginning of March I would encourage you to go and read about it.

Once you've done that please read the following joint statement from the Messianic Community found here.

2 comments:

6c47bbe8-5d58-11e1-a04c-000bcdcb5194 said...

I've been enjoying your site and must admit that when I saw Mr. Campolo, I was afraid that by some trick of deception, the Messianic Community was promoting him.

As a non-Jew, I am stranded with nowhere to go since I am a strong proponent of Yeshua's people. Then I get in trouble on the other side for reading and believing the Bible. LOL - I just cannot win. I may not agree with everything the State of Israel does, but she absolutely has the right to exist in peace without any nation condemning her for protecting her residents. I am taking the time to write to let you know that there are some of us who are being ostracized and put out because of our love for the Jewish people as a whole, learning hayesod of our Faith, and standing for Israel. I'm here so there must be others - it's always a challenge not to feel like Elijah, :-).

I believe that the greatest challenge for Messianic Church, as part of the Body of Messiah, will be to avoid the biggest mistake of the non-Jewish Church; read the Tanakh in its entirety instead of just Torah portions (i.e. reading only or primarily the Brit Chadasha in non-Jewish congregations). This has been the largest contributor to anti-Semitism and heretical teaching, bar none, IMO. The reading of the entire Bible should be encouraged - in every congregation so that people are not deceived by folks like Mr. Campolo.

~ Liora

Jon said...

Liora-

I am glad you've been enjoying our little spot.

I agree that a full embrace of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is important.

In addition, our friend Derek Leman recommends reading the Bible "forward"; meaning: "Read the Bible from its earliest parts to its latest ones and understand that later parts refer back to earlier ones in a forward-moving conversation."- Messianic Jewish Musings: 'Read it Forwards, Not Backwards'