The Bitter Taste of Missionary Love
Here's a sampler:
Every major Christian evangelical denomination is now preaching the same message: we love the Jews, and therefore want them to become Christians! And they are putting their money where their mouth is: Over 300 million dollars annually to bankroll the "Messianic Jewish" conversionary campaign.
Here's a sampler:
"As evangelical Christians, we want to express our genuine friendship and love for the Jewish people… It is out of our profound respect for Jewish people that we seek to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them, and encourage others to do the same, for we believe that salvation is only found in Jesus , the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the World."
-- World Evangelical Alliance
Source: New York Times ad, March 28, 2008
Whereas our evangelistic efforts have largely neglected the Jewish people, both at home and abroad, and there is evidence of a growing responsiveness among the Jewish people in some areas of our nation and our world; now, therefore…be it finally resolve, that we direct our energies and resources toward the proclamation of the gospel to the Jewish people.
-- Southern Baptist Convention
Source: "Resolution o Jewish Evangelism" (June 1996)
We are committed to the God-given Mandate of communicating the essential Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah to the Jewish people…We owe it to Jesus, the King of Israel, and to every living Jewish person to present the Gospel to him or her.
--Assemblies of God Jewish Ministries
However difficult it may be for some Jews to understand, Christian love constrains the church to share the Gospel of salvation with them. Martin Luther, in his last sermon, said concerning the attitude of Christians toward the Jewish people, 'We want to treat them with Christian love and to pray for them, so that they might become converted and would receive the Lord.'…Therefore, the church should continue to share the Gospel with them for it is the only means by which they may be saved.
--Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod
"Excursis Regarding the Jews"
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