Postmen in Israel create trouble for Messianic Jews

New Testaments sparks controversy among Israeli postmen.

Messianic Jews find it more and more difficult to spread the good news inside Israel.

A controversy was brewing this week when a handful of postmen from the Ramat Gan suburb of Tel Aviv refused to deliver packages containing the New Testament.

Initial reports in the Israeli press did not specify which organization had mass-mailed the copies of the New Testament to Israeli households, but it is not uncommon for some Christian and Messianic groups to do so.

Upon discovering what they were delivering, a number of Orthodox Jewish mailmen informed their superiors that they would not fulfill their obligation to deliver those particular packages.

Speaking to Ynet, several mailmen echoed the widely believed falsehood that it is illegal to proselytize in Israel.

 “We always distribute business flyers and we have no problem with that, whether we agree with them or not,” said one postal employee. “But this time it’s different. This is missionary material, and from our understanding there’s a law against that. It’s not a religious issue.”

It is in fact perfectly legal in Israel to share one’s faith with others unsolicited, just as different Orthodox Jewish groups often do at street corners around the country. What is illegal is offering monetary incentives for conversion or proselytizing to minors.

Source: Israel Today

My comment:

It is amazing how the Jewish people accept whatever it is, but not Jews who claim Yeshua is the Messiah.

You might be a robber, a homosexual, or a new ager. No one would object to your Jewishness.  You can even be an anti-Zionist Jew, and support the PLO or Ahmadinejad.

As a Christian Zionist I acknowledge that my Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters are saved. Orthodox Jews are not. That is why it is a duty to preach the gospel to all Jews. Regardless of what kind of “Jew” you might be.

We want to see you all in Heaven.  Since the Torah explains to all Jews, that there is no remission for sins without the sacrifice of blood:

 Hebrews 9:21-23
In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

What kind of blood is your justification in front of the Lawgiver, a Holy and just God?

Give your life to Yeshua, the Lamb of God. He died on the cross in Jerusalem, shed His blood, and was raised from the dead for your justification. Amen.

Written by Ivar

3 thoughts on “Postmen in Israel create trouble for Messianic Jews

  1. Ivar, just a reminder that I am so encouraged by your unwavering stand for the gospel and for speaking boldly for truth. Your blog is at the top of my list of favorites.

  2. Ivar
    Not surprised, because the gospel is foolishness to those who are perishing.
    But you are always faithful to present it. keep it up.
    I also am one of your regular subscribers. While we don’t always agree, I always read your blog. Keep up the good work

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