We are asked at times if we are Messianic Jews. The answer is no, for we are not from the Tribe of Judah!
Messianic Judaism is a syncretic (blending of two or more religious belief systems) movement that combines some parts of Christianity, for example the Christian belief that the Messiah lived and died 2000 years ago, unlike Jews who do not believe that and are still waiting for the Messiah to arrive the first time. The Messianic Jews also possess elements of Judaism and Jewish tradition.
And people have to realise that Judaism is really not one religion but hundreds of different sects who collective call themselves Judaism. Many Jews would not, some sects do not even recognize Israel as a country because they believe only the Messiah can bring Israel back to being a nation. Judaism is so fractured and split, and many different views.
The current form of Messianic Judaism began in the 1960s and 1970s.
Many who are Messianic Jews are ethnically Jewish and from a Jewish background.
From 2003 to 2007, the Messianic Jews movement grew from 150 Messianic houses of worship in the United States to as many as 438, with over 100 in Israel and more worldwide.
We at Yahweh’s House Ministries do NOT follow the “Messianic Jews Movement” and we are NOT members of any Messianic Judaism.
We follow the original teachings from Bible and Bible alone, we are only a member of our Father’s kingdom, not a member of any man made religious movements.
There are things in Messianic Judaism we do not agree with, for example, many Messianic Jews also believe in and follow the Tanakh ( the canonical collection of Jewish texts) in addition to the 66 books of Holy Scripture, yet we believe we only need the 66 books of Holy Bible as we believe the Bible is already complete, so we follow the 66 books of Holy Scripture alone! We believe the 66 books in Holy Scripture are complete and all that is needed, as inspired by our Father in heaven.
For example, the KJV translation has support, however some people condemn it, but think about it, the KJV was the ONLY English translation people had for over 400 years, so is Father Yahweh a monster who would allow English reading people to be deceived for 400 years and be lost? The answer is NO!
Were these people for over 400 years reading the Tanakh as well? Probably not, as they believed the 66 books of KJV was enough to lead them to truthful understanding about the Creator and His plan for salvation, that’s ALL they had, the 66 books, not any Tanakh or any other text or books.
There’s no “official” Tanakh because there’s no “official” authority in Judaism. And the Tanakh wasn’t all written down at the same time; it was composed over periods of time and then assembled later.
Mosheh (Moses) received the Torah directly from Father Yahweh, under complete INSPIRATION! The other parts of the Tanakh were written by various people who we don’t believe were inspired as Mosheh was. And as mentioned, there is no “official” Tankah. So we do not agree with many Messianic Jews who turn to the “Tanakh” when you already have the Torah as given to Mosheh by Yahweh Himself, and can be read and understood in any good English translation Bible.
Does anyone seriously believe that our beautiful Father and Creator in heaven would allow billions of sincere people be lost and rejected because they only had the KJV to read? Do you really believe our beautiful Father and Creator in heaven would allow the 66 books of Holy Scripture to be INCOMPLETE and have billions of people in history be deceived because they needed the “Tanakh” in addition to the KJV?
As for us at Yahweh’s House Ministries, we use a KJV translation where the false names such as God, Lord and Jesus removed and restored by the true Names of Yahweh and Yahshua. If anyone wants to know where to get this Bible, please message us.
As mentioned, there are many critics of the KJV, and yes KJV do contain some copyist errors etc, but so do all translations, and if it was good enough for 400 years as the ONLY English Bible available to mankind, then it’s good enough for us. If we had the original manuscripts and if all English speaking people also read Hebrew fluently then we could all read the original Hebrew manuscripts, but the truth is we don’t have the original texts and we don’t all read Hebrew fluently, so we need to put faith in an English translation such as the KJV.
Many Messianic Jews also believe in and follow Yeshua, a name we reject, and the reasons for that is explained in this article.
And many Messianic Jews still call upon the false names/titles of God and Jesus, names/titles we reject at Yahweh’s House Ministries. Some Messianic Jews call upon the name of Yehoshua and Adonai, other names we reject and believe are false.
We believe and trust and follow the true Messiah who was born 2000 years ago and lived a perfect righteous life on our behalf, His true name is Yahshua, and we only follow the 66 pure and truthful books of Holy Scripture, and we only follow our Father in heaven, our wonderful Messiah and allow the Father’s Spirit to guide and teach us all truth….so we do not follow any man or woman, we do not follow any world made religious movement, and we are definitely NOT followers or members of the “Messianic Jews Movement”.