Leo Hohmann – August 31, 2017
The state of Israel’s religious establishment is taking its persecution of Messianic Jewish believers in Jesus to a new level.
A rabbinic court, or Sanhedrin, has ruled that a Jew who believes in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah is no longer considered a Jew for purposes of marriage in Israel. This makes it impossible for two Messianic Jews to get married inside the country.
“An Israeli couple who are Messianic Jews cannot marry in a traditional Jewish religious ceremony in Israel because they are considered converts to Christianity, a rabbinical court ruled on Tuesday,” according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
It was the first time a rabbinical court has ruled on the issue of the status of Jews who believe in Jesus as Son of God, after a Messianic couple requested they be married in Israel according to Jewish law or “halacha.”
Comment: John Durrad http://setapartbytruth.org
A member of the True Church of God has been baptised and had hands laid on them to receive the Holy Spirit of God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God was born into human flesh as a Jew. All converts into God’s Church, no matter what their nationality, became spiritual Jews.
“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” Rom 2:28-29
What a shame then that many born of Judah who do not recognise Jesus as the Son of God and Saviour of mankind also do recognise this fact that True Christians are deemed to be Jew, spiritually!
This Jewish couple must be very upset and confused. Unfortunately, this whole world is confused, not just on marriage but on the whole issue of right and wrong! We pray – not for much longer.