I have been in the Messianic movement almost thirteen years since 1995, and I have witnessed a great deal firsthand. I have been able to truly taste of what the Messianic movement can be if we place Yeshua the Messiah at the center of what we do, and we all strive to make a positive difference in the world. I have seen Jewish people come to enlivened faith in their Messiah, and I have seen Christians come to a deeper understanding of who He is. I have seen true unity among all the saints when the Lord and His work are emphasized as being the most important things.
I have also been able to witness a great deal of sensationalism and opportunism. There have been various individuals and so-called teachers who have taken a very holy and important message—the restoration of our Hebraic Roots—and have made it into a mockery. It has become very en vogue now for words like “Christian” and “pagan” to appear in the same sentence, deeply offending our Christian brethren and those who faithfully serve the Lord. It is now becoming more and more appropriate to castigate the Synagogue as not having anything beneficial, as a-traditional interpretations of the Torah are keeping more and more Jews away. And, I have actually encountered people telling me that they are receiving new “revelations” every day, about things that are not only not from God, but actually rob us of who we are as human beings made in His image.
I know I am not the only one who feels this way, either.