Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



What is Messianic Judaism?

Messianic Judaism is a movement of people, from all walks of life, who believe that Yeshua ("Jesus") is the promised Messiah and the Savior of Israel and the world. Messianic Jews have not stopped being Jewish; on the contrary we remain strongly Jewish in our identity, lifestyle, and belief that Yeshua is the Jewish Messiah: the fulfillment of true Biblical Judaism.

Are Messianic Jews the same as Christians?

No. Messianic Jews have not converted to Christianity, but have accepted the blood atonement of their Jewish Messiah as prophesied in the Scriptures.

Although it is correct that both Christianity and Messianic Judaism focus on the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, there are very distinct differences between Messianic Jews and Christians, primarily in the ways we express our faith. We, as Messianic Jews continue to practice Jewish traditions, feasts, and other festivals as instructed in the Torah. Christianity, on the other hand, celebrates more modern interpretations of the traditional festivals, such as the Jewish Passover and the Christian Easter.

The important thing to note, however, are the similarities between Christians and Messianic Jews. According to 1 Corinthians 12:12, all the parts together form one body under the Messiah.

Does your Synagogue accept Christians?

Of course! In fact, our Synagogue draws Jews and Christians alike. Although our primary focus is to reach out to the Jewish community, we embrace our Christian brothers and sisters as family.

Are you thinking about coming? If so, we encourage you to do so. We are very welcoming and friendly people; we won't bite!

Aren't Messianic Jews trapped under the Mosaic Law?

No. We, as Messianic Jews, follow the Law to express our love for God whilst knowing that we can never be saved by works alone, rather we are only made clean through Yeshua the Messiah.

What's the difference between "Jesus Christ" and "Yeshua the Messiah"?

Well, first off, "Christ" as well as "Messiah" are titles (such as "President" or "King"), not names.

"Yeshua" is the Messiah's Hebrew name (related to the name "Joshua"; "Yehoshua"), and "Messiah" is the English form of the Hebrew word "Mashiach", translated as "Annointed One" in English.

"Jesus" is English form of the Latin form ("Iesus") of the Greek form ("Ἰησοῦς") of the Hebrew form ("ישוע") of "Yeshua", and "Christ" is the English form of the Latin form ("Christus") of the Greek form ("Χριστός") of the Hebrew form ("המשיח") of "Mashiach"; that's right, 3 language barriers!


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