Israel persecute Messianic Jews

The Knesset Finance Committee voted Wednesday not to extend tax benefits to a Christian nonprofit organization, saying it breaks the law by baptizing Jews.

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni persecute Jews who believe Yeshua is the Messiah.
Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni persecute Jews who believe Yeshua is the Messiah.

The committee gave authorization to 54 organizations dealing in education, welfare, religion, sports, culture, and other fields for inclusion under Clause 46 of the Income Tax Ordinance, which allows donors to receive tax breaks for their contributions to such organizations, but took Yachad Ramat Hasharon off the list.

“The state does not need to fund groups that break the law. An organization that baptizes Jews is breaking the law and we certainly do not need to strengthen its activities,” Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) said. “Any organization that we find breaking the law will not get the benefit.”

“It’s against the law to baptize Jews as Christians and if we would have authorized the benefit for this organization, it would mean that the government is allowing and even encouraging fund-raising for missionary activities that undermine the Jewishness of the state,” Gafni warned.

Yachad Ramat Hasharon is a messianic Jewish congregation of Israelis based in Ramat Hasharon.

Despite Gafni’s comments, missionary work and converting to Christianity is not illegal in Israel.

There are two laws relating to missionary activity in the Israeli Penal Code 1977. Clause 174a prohibits offering material inducement to entice someone to convert, and clause 368a which prohibits missionary or proselytizing activity directed at minors.

Before NGOs can apply for Clause 46 approval, they must be audited by the Israel Tax Authority for good governance, which then recommends the request for this status to the Knesset Finance Committee. Clause 46 approval can be denied if the organization is found to be acting illegally or if it is not approved by the Tax Authority.

In the past, messianic Jewish groups and others have had their request for tax break status referred back to the Tax Authority by the Knesset Finance Committee, but were subsequently approved.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

My comment:

Some Christian Zionists have made the state of Israel their idol. Their claimed “love’ for Israel do not include their willingness to share the gospel with Jews.  A Messianic Jew who survived the Holocaust, categorized such kind of “love” as the worst form of antisemitism.

To love a Jew, is first and foremost the work of sharing the gospel. To explain that Israel has received in full for her sins, and that the Messiah has bright the Jewish people back to Zion. Not because the Jewish people are righteous, or deserve to be called home. But because the Messiah is the author and fulfiller of all prophecies.

The same Messiah who restored Israel in 1948, died for the sins of the world at Calvary Hill in Jerusalem, about 2.000 years ago. By shedding His own blood, he obtained eternal redemption from sins, for all who believe in Him.  All who reject Him, included the Orthodox Jewish leader on the The Knesset Finance Committee will perish. They have no blood to offer as atonement for their sin, as the Torah demands.

The Bible explains that all who wants to live a godly life for the Messiah, will be persecuted. That includes all Messianic Jews in Israel.  It is the religious leaders who persecute Jews who believe Yeshua is the Messiah. Likewise the religious authorities persecuted the Messiah and His followers 2000 years ago.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2 Timothy 3:12

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Most of the secular Jews, who count for 70 per cent of the population of Israel, have no issues with Messianic Jews. If you pray for the power of the Holy Spirt to come up on you, and share the gospel with them, you are probably in for two surprises:

First: You basically got the power to obey the Messiah:
Second: The secular Israeli responded by saying” You are probably right. I can not deny that Yeshua might be the Messiah”.

To stand united with the Jewish people, do not make anyone a Christian. Even pagans in India voice strong support for Israel in her battle for survival, and seems to have a better ability to discern right from wrong, than many religious Europeans.  Educated claimed  “Christian” who do not stand up for Zionism and the right for Jews to live in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem, have no clue about who their “Christ” is, not being the Messiah of the Bible.

The Bible says that the gospel is for the Jew first, and than for the gentiles. If you have never experienced this to be true, in relationships with the Jewish people, you are not a follower of  the Messiah you claim to know in your heart.

Written by Ivar

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7 thoughts on “Israel persecute Messianic Jews

    1. Dear Rommgirl.

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      You asked:

      Money,religion,!!!No unity in the jewish community,will they ever except the covenant of the lamb?

      My reply:

      Romans 11:11
      [ Israel’s Rejection Not Final ] I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles.

  1. “messianic Jews” – Judaism is the Messianic religion… all Jews are messianic.

    1) This movement was started by Christians, not Jews, for the purposes of converting them to Christianity.

    2) Jews are already in the covenant by birth whether he likes that or not. Jews do not need to ask Jesus to be their conduit. If you do not have Jewish blood, you are outside the covenant, which is why Jesus offered his blood and his name to those outside the covenant to use to get in. A Christian is basically volunteering to be a Jew, they are hiding behind the name and the blood of Jesus to gain entry into an agreement with GOD.

    3) a Jew can love Jesus as I do- but any Jew that thinks he needs Jesus to enter the covenant is very confused. Jesus is the messiah for gentiles. For Jews he is a cousin. When he comes back he will be messiah for all.

    1. Dear babbazee

      Shalom, and love in Jesus.

      You wrote:

      This movement was started by Christians, not Jews, for the purposes of converting them to Christianity.

      My comment:

      This movement was started by God of Israel. Salvation is not exclusivly for the Jewish people. Since the Torah demands offering of blood for the forgivness of sins. Please tell: Where is your temple? And what blood are your going to appear with, to obtain forgivness for your sins?

      In my faith, God of Israel Him self have provided the lamb. The Messiah offered Him self as an atoning sacrefice for sins of the whole world. This salvation includes the sins of every Jew and eveny gentile.

      I am a sinner who deserve to be crucified and be sent for Hell. But I will not. Because the Messiah took my place on the cross in Jerusalem. He paid in full for my sins with His own blood. Your God have saved me. And He can save you too…

      I belive in the Torah. Without the sheding of blood, there is no forgiveness for sins. Do you belive in the Torah?

  2. Babbazee
    For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God. Rom2.28,29

  3. there’s a darkness in Moshe,it is very apparent look into his face his anger at the messianic boils in his belly.the funding and grants should include all

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