Thursday, December 4, 2014

UNINVITED: Our Former Congregation Has a New Slogan

Tikvat Israel, as of today, has a new website (HERE)...and a new slogan (see below):


  1. I really am not sure how to take that. On the one hand, the 'About' page does a nice job of defining Messianic Judaism and makes no apologies, thus being a very positive light for Jews coming to the Messiah, but on the other it is so 'uninviting' for a non-Jew to learn the truth.

    Very conflicting.

  2. I'm a non-Jew reading this slogan and my mental flowchart goes something like this:

    "Where Jewish People..."

    That's not me. So let's see if there's some sort of exception that would allow me to fellowship at Tikvat...

    "and Their Family and Friends..."

    Obviously the family of Jewish people are ALSO Jewish and so they are welcome.


    I don't have any Jewish friends...thus, this congregation so-called Believers in Yeshua has deliberately UNinvited me.

    CONCLUSION: I'm not welcome at Tikvat Israel.

    This is PURE EVIL. That's not the message of Yeshua's Gospel. Evil. Evil. Evil.

    Please pray for their hearts! Pray aloud in Yeshua's Name. I'm asking all of my brothers and sisters to do this.

  3. I'm a guy and so not very good describing my feelings. All I can say about my reaction to seeing this slogan that's now plastered front and center on their website is this:

    it makes my heart hurt.