Session #12 of a 12-part lecture series entitled the “Counter-Missionary Survival Seminar”, which responds to the 2,000 year-old claim by Christian missionaries that Jesus is the Jewish messiah. In this session, Rabbi Skobac explains how today’s “Hebrew-Christian” missionary is not a villain, but a victim. He discusses the many issues that are necessary to have a meaningful and sensitive dialogue with a Jews who has fallen into Christian belief. Questions should be directed to RabbiSkobac@JewsForJudaism.ca.
JEWS FOR JUDAISM is an international organization dedicated to countering the growing multi-million dollar efforts of Christian missionary groups that target Jews, the impact of cults and eastern religions, assimilation and other challenges to Jewish continuity. JEWS FOR JUDAISM’s goals are to strengthen Jewish pride and identity and to win back Jews who have been influenced by missionaries and cults. We achieve our goals through FREE educational programs, materials and counseling services that connect Jewish people to the spiritual depth, beauty and wisdom of Judaism and keep Jews Jewish.
Please contact us if we can help you. Questions should be directed to RabbiSkobac@JewsForJudaism.ca
Today 1,000 Christian missionary groups spend over $300 million annually, targeting Jews for conversion worldwide. In recent years, they’ve converted over 500,000 Jews. In an effort to win Jews, many of these organizations camouflage themselves to appear Jewish in order to lessen resistance by Jews to convert to Christianity. They may call their clergy “rabbis” and refer to their churches as “messianic synagogues.”
Adherents in this movement may refer themselves as Jews for Jesus, Hebrew Christians, Messianic Jews, or Messianic Jewish Christians and present Christianity in the guise of Judaism to attract potential Jewish converts. They often celebrate Jewish holidays with a Christian spin, hold Shabbat services on Friday or Saturday and wear Jewish skullcaps and prayer shawls to create the impression that a Jew can become a Christian and still maintain their Jewish identity. The Shabbat candle lighting, Hamotzei and Kiddush make unaffiliated Jews feel very welcome.
These missionaries operate widely over the Internet, through TV and radio programs, run large public events, send their field workers to distribute missionary literature and visit people at their homes and work places.
This video was created in response to Messianic Jewish Christian missionary groups like A Rood Awakening, Ahavat Ammi, Ahavat Yeshua, Art Katz, Asher Intrater, AYZTyler, Barry and Batya Segal, Beth Goyim Messianic Congregation, Beth Israel, Beth Israel Jonathan Cahn, Beth Yeshua, Bridges for Peace, Celebrate Messiah, Chosen People Ministries, ChosenPeopleUSA, City of David Messianic Synagogue, Congregation Melech Yisrael, Dan David, Dan Juster, David Brickner, Discovering the Jewish Jesus, Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Michael L. Brown, El Shaddai Ministries, First Fruits of Zion, Flame Foundation, Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc., HaDavar Ministries, Harbinger, Hebraic Roots Network, Howard Morgan Ministries, ICEJ, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Israel Ministries, IsraelRestoration, It’s Supernatural, Itzhak Shapira, Jacob Bek, Jewish Voice, Jewish Voice Today, JewishTestimonies, jewishvoicetoday, Jews for Jesus, jfjweb, Joel Chernoff, Jonathan Bernis, Jonathan Cahn, Jonathan Settel, Karen Davis, Karen Davis Ministries, Kehilat Melech Yisrael, Lion of Judah, MAOZ, Maoz Israel, Marty Goetz, Messiah of Israel, Messiah of Israel Ministries, Messiah OfIsrael, Messianic Hour, Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, Messianic Mondays, Messianic Vision, Michael Brown, Michael Rood, Michael Rood Ministries, MJAA, MJAA ROI, MJBIUSA, Nehemia Gordon, One for Israel, Passion for Truth Ministries, Paul Wilbur, Phillip Goble, Rabbi Hadassah Ryklin, Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, Rabbi Jeff Forman, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, Rabbi Schneider, Rabbi Scott Sekulow, Ray Gannon, restorationoftorah, Revive Israel Ministries, Rock of Israel, Rose Price, Russ Resnik, Scott Sekulow, Shabbat Night Live, Sid Roth, Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural, Ted Pearce, Tents of Mercy, The Health Watchman, The Sound of the Spirit, Tikkun International, Tikkun Ministries, Tikkun Olam Ministries, Tom Cantor, Torah Life Ministires, UMJC, yahadyishrael, yashuafreak, Yeshua HaMashiach, Yeshuas Harvest, Zola Levitt and Zola Levitt Ministries.