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Mezuzahs? - Would it be disrespectful for a Non Jewish Christian to use?
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Sheitl Queen Wrote:There are no reasons for non-Jews to copy what Jews do.
Perhaps then you can explain Isaiah 56:5,6. Shalom
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hoping that my lebanese ancestry might give me some ties to a Jewish bloodline somewhere in history... as a gentile I do believe that whatever commandments God made for His people Israel, He also intended for any grafted in/adopted son and daughter through the blood of Jesus.
However may I quote Isaiah 56:1-8 ..spoken by Isaiah, a prophet of God to his people Israel..yes in the KJV bible version..which likely says pretty much what a Jewish Bible says.
what are the thoughts/interpretations on this by the Jews for Jesus ..as well as the non-messianic Jew?
Isaiah 56:1-8 (KJV)
Thus saith the Lord , Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. [2] Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. [3] Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord , speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. [4] For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; [5] Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. [6] Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord , to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord , to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; [7] Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. [8] The Lord God which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
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#12
Also, because I am a believer (My Saviour is a Jew and my High priest, still making intercession in my behalf). Lately, my Jewish studies of what Jeshua came to fulfill, not destroy, enriches my faith and deepens my understanding of scriptures in both covenants. Thanks in advance, for your help and input from JFJ perspectives.


http://www.jesusboat.com/judaica/mezuzah
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(05-19-2011, 12:01 AM)Sheitl Queen Wrote:
Torah of HaShem Wrote:
Sheitl Queen Wrote:Personally, I would find it
offensive.
And why would you find it offensive?

Couple of reasons....first it is using Jewish symbols in an inappropriate way. There are no reasons for non-Jews to copy what Jews do.

Second, again it misleads people into thinking that Jews live in the home.
People find out the occupants believe in Jesus and basically hold Christian beliefs, they figure it must be okay for Jews to believe that.

Christian gentiles are converted Jews, you can't believe in Jesus unless you believe in the God of Israel. You're bias, because there is a Jewish sect that believes Schnerson is Messiah, you don't speak out against them like you would a Christian do you?
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(12-30-2013, 03:36 PM)MessianicJew Wrote:
(05-19-2011, 12:01 AM)Sheitl Queen Wrote:
Torah of HaShem Wrote:[quote=Sheitl Queen]
Personally, I would find it
offensive.
And why would you find it offensive?

Couple of reasons....first it is using Jewish symbols in an inappropriate way. There are no reasons for non-Jews to copy what Jews do.

Second, again it misleads people into thinking that Jews live in the home.
People find out the occupants believe in Jesus and basically hold Christian beliefs, they figure it must be okay for Jews to believe that.

Some graciousness is in order here. I know a number of gentile believers in Jesus who have a variety of Jewish symbols in and around their homes, and perhaps an Israeli flag bumper sticker on their cars (or a sticker that says "My boss is a Jewish carpenter"). They do so in order to show their solidarity with the Jewish people, to show an interest in Jewish heritage and culture, and/or to show that they support Israel's divine right to exist.

Sometimes they mistakenly think that wearing a prayer shawl or saying blessings in Hebrew (or other activities) makes them holier or pleases God more than if they prayed in English (or whatever). Such errors should be pointed out to them, gently. But their intentions are good.

I can't look this up right now, but didn't the king and people of Denmark wear yellow stars during World War II to express their "oneness" with Jews whom Hitler was persecuting?

Who would say that such gentile use of Jewish symbols was offensive -- except Hitler, of course.

By the way, anyone who understands the New Testament knows that believing in Jesus is the most Jewish thing a Jewish person can do. It is indeed "okay for Jews to believe that."

Jews who put their personal faith in Jesus as their Messiah, Lord and Savior have included Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli, composer Felix Mendelssohn, actor David Suchet ("Poirot"), and Bergen-Belsen death camp survivor Dr. Vera Schlamm.
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