“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)