While I was involved in searching and study last week, I ran across a Messianic blog who proudly hosted the story of a woman who to me proved to be the most typical case of a Messianic. It was her “Why I’m a messianic” story.
It was typical, because she made it abundantly clear that she was in complete rebellion from word 1.
She talked about how spiritual she was, then talked about how she despised her parents. About how they tried to force her to go to church, read her Bible.
She showed she was ignorant of basic Bible doctrine right from the start, because she described her family as “typical fundamentalist Baptists” – and then talked about how their church’s Sunday School class was just an excuse to “Shove Calvinism down her throat.”
Okay, Calvinism is incompatible with being a Baptist. And since Calvinism tends to follow the teachings of John Calvin, it leans strongly towards Allegorical interpretation and infant baptism. Any church that is Baptist that adopts Calvinism will eventually slide its way into Protestantism, and Presbyterianism.
I find it most interesting this woman, who repeatedly emphasized her own spirituality, found herself needing to curse several times, such as dismissing one sunday school teacher as being a “B-“. Sorry, Expletive removed. And it certainly wasn’t the only time this highly spiritual woman found the need to curse in the blog article. And it wasn’t the most offensive curse word she used. She moved to far stronger.
She talked about how she wanted to go to rock concerts, and her parents were determined to ruin her good time growing up. Several times she talked about being a feminist, and how Christianity was patriarchal (you know, so many people use that word – do you really know what it means? In what way is Christianity Patriarchal?).
She talked about how she read a book, and how it felt like her (expletive deleted) parents hid the truth from her deliberately, that Christianity was Jewish.
Um… I don’t know, she could have tried reading her King James Bible. It really jumps off the pages at me about the Jewishness of the New Testament.
She moved into the Messianic Jewish movement, and felt at home there – then began to harass her parents about how they were theologically wrong, and they weren’t saved.
weren’t saved. Her article nowhere included a salvation testimony.
That part is incredibly common among Messianics. She discussed being a feminist, and interpreted the entire world by that viewpoint.
Here’s my analysis of her article. She shows she’s unsaved all throughout it. The constant talk of her rebelliousness as if she’s proud of it. Her constant references to being a feminist. An apparent viewpoint of the Bible as the writings of men, not of God. No salvation testimony. No evidence of a changed life. Very little in the way of Biblical quotes to support her contentions. Obvious and embarrassing errors in doctrine reveals a lack of Biblical knowledge, despite going to Sunday School. Constant references to sin and her apparent viewpoint of Christianity being a barrier to that sin. Foul language with no apologies for it.
She knows god of course, because she is her own god. She worships her viewpoints, her philosophy, her feminism, what she thinks is the truth. And she seized upon the first religious cult that came along that taught the opposite of what her parents believe.
She’s in love with the trappings of Messianic Judaism – none of which she is entitled to wear. Yarmulke and Tallis are for men. To wear a tallis is to present a stumblingblock that will cause any Jew that walks in there to turn and leave – and never accept Jesus Christ. That kind of stumblingblock is forbidden in the New Testament.
Within four years, she’ll leave Messianic Judaism and go into Judaism, guaranteed.
Here’s what she needs. An awareness that the real God exists. An Awareness of the preservation, inerrancy and inspiration of Scripture. An encounter with Jesus Christ through the pages of Scripture. An understanding of Sin, the consequences of sin. An understanding of how sin is dealt with in Scripture. An understanding of the righteousness of God, the unrighteousness of sin, and the necessity of judgment. And the slowly dawning comprehension that there is indeed a very real Hell.
Every human being on the face of this earth will at some point understand there is a real Hell, and that is your well-deserved destination. And the only, only way out of an eternity in suffering is to accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
I pray this understanding happens on THIS side of the grave, and not the other. Because 95% of humanity are learning about Hell the hard way.