What do we mean By “Messianic”?
It’s amazing how the
use of a word can change over time. For example the word “gay” used to
mean happy and care free. Even a whole decade has been classified as the
Gay 90’s. However, in modern times gay has come to be associated with the
Homosexual community. As a result saying someone is gay in our present
time has a completely different intent, than saying someone was gay during
Unfortunately, the word “Messianic” has
also changed from its historical meaning. Historically this word was
synonymous with Judaism in that Judaism was and is forever linked
with the belief in messiah. Unfortunately the Christian community has
wrestled this word away from the Jewish people and has redefined it to
mean a number of things that stray far from the historical definition.
We, the members of the Observant
Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Association, define the word “Messianic”
in its historical & traditional sense. We are not Christians
we are Jews. We are not just Jews; we are Torah-observant Jews who cling
to the ancient promise of a Jewish messiah. OMJRA members do not
subscribe to Christian doctrines or beliefs. Our members do not
seek to make converts to Christianity of our fellow Jews. Rather our
members seek to promote Torah observance amongst our people and to promote
an understanding of Torah amongst the nations.