“For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in his flesh the enmity, which is the Law of Commandments contained in ordinances that in himself He might make the two into “One New Man,” thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by having put to death the enmity.”
Messianic Judaism is a biblically-based, God-inspired, movement of people who, as committed Jews and Gentiles, believe in Yeshua (Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah of Israel, and hold to the teachings of Torah, of whom the Torah and prophets spoke.
In the first century of the Common Era (A.D.), tens of thousands of Jewish people followed Yeshua (Jesus), (Acts 21:20), believing Him to be the promised Messiah of Israel. They didn’t renounce their heritage, their customs, or their people. They remained Jewish in every way.
As Gentiles came to faith in Messiah Yeshua, they grafted into the Messianic Jewish faith, the customs, and the people of Israel. (Ruth 1:16,17) (Rom. 11)
Two thousand years later, thousands of Jewish people still follow Yeshua, also believing that He is the Messiah. They, too, have not renounced their heritage, customs or their people. Today, Biblical Messianic Judaism is the modern movement that is bringing it all together – Jews and Gentiles worshipping Yeshua together in the Spirit of the Truth!
The foundation of Biblical Messianic Judaism, therefore, is each individual’s personal relationship with the God of Avraham (Abraham), Yitz’shak (Isaac) and Ya’akov (Jacob) through Messiah Yeshua. Every Messianic Jew and Gentile alike, recognizes his or her own sinfulness and has accepted that Yeshua Himself paid the price, through his blood, for our sin. The adherence to Torah therefore, has nothing to do with sin, but rather, obedience to the will of God.
We at Shiloh Messianic Congregation have, as a cornerstone of vision, a passion for Yeshua (Jesus), and compassion for people. Our God-given mandate can be stated in three basic commitments.
First, and foremost, we bring praise, thanksgiving and glory to His Name. (Rev. 4:11)
Second, we are advancing His kingdom both in quality and quantity, by seeking and saving the lost. (Matt. 28:19-20)
Third, we are training, disciplining and bringing believers to maturity fruitfulness in the lives of believers by restoring them back to Torah! (Col 1: 9 – 10)
1. We were created for Adonai’s pleasure. (Rev. 4:11) Therefore, the bringing of praise, thanksgiving and glory becomes the foundation of everything we do. Individual and corporate prayer and devotion on a regular basis is the only way to maintain true intimacy, fellowship and connectedness with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Because we believe that lives are changed in the presence of God, we always seek to allow for the Spirit and power of God to be seen, felt and experienced in our midst.
2. In advancing His kingdom, we look for every opportunity to bring salvation to the lost through Messiah Yeshua (Jesus the Messiah). We believe we are called to be a bridge to both Jew and Gentile, by bringing them together as One New Man, following the instructions of God, the Torah – not the teachings and traditions of man. (Matt. 15:9)
3. Quality of life can only come as we are trained, discipled and brought into maturity with Yeshua. (John 15:4-5) We are training, equipping, and encouraging all believers to serve Messiah through the restoration of Torah.
At Shiloh Messianic Congregation we see ourselves as a holy people; set apart and committed to the Lord through a deep and meaningful relationship. We are a people wholly committed to seeking and saving the lost and helping others to grow, mature, and live a lifestyle of obedience and holiness to the Lord.