BaruchThere are perhaps 100,000 NT Messianic Jews ....Tue Apr 17, 2012 06:0722.214.171.124and other Jews count us as Christian, but the Christians count us as Jews. This has developed mostly in the last 45 years. Messianism was prompted by the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and the reconquest of Jerusalem. Some Jewish Messianics are the crazy settlers on the West Bank, but those settlers are counted by both Jews and Gentiles as Jews, because they don't consider the NT to be prophetic. Confusing terminology I am afraid. There are maybe 50,000 of those.
The problem for both Jew and Gentile is that both Messianic groups are trouble for Rabbinic Judaism (religious Jews), for Secular Judaism (the majority) and for Gentile Christians. In particular, once there are 140,000 Jewish martyrs (if one believes Revelations) the end of the world comes. The fundies don't realize that the conversion of Jews to G-d (Christianity has nothing to do with it) isn't good news for them.
- One last thing Tony Jiang, Tue Apr 17 02:10I have heard stories of lots of Jews converting to Chrisantiy from the fundamentalists any verification on what they say?
- There are perhaps 100,000 NT Messianic Jews .... Baruch, Tue Apr 17 06:07