In today’s Messianic world, if you ask anyone who he or she is you will undoubtedly get a wide variety of answers. Some will say that they are completed Jews who know Yeshua as their Messiah. Others will say that they are Torah observant followers of the God of Israel. Still, some you may encounter may say that they are “Israelites”—whatever that means to them. There are those who want a strong connection to Orthodox Judaism. There are those who want no connection to any kind of Judaism. There are likewise those who want no connection to any kind of Christianity.
Just who are we? The modern Messianic movement has reached a point in its development where this question needs to be answered. Do we have any connection to Judaism? Do we have any connection to Christianity? Who are we as individuals? Who are we corporately? What are we to become? What is our mission?An_Identity_Crisis