1979 Messianic Jewish Alliance of America

I. Profile Report

  1. Name: Messianic Jewish Alliance of America

  2. Founder : The group is literally an alliance of Hebrew Christians who believe in Jesus but retain their Jewish identity. When MJAA was founded in the summer of 1979 there were initially thirty-three congregations. Daniel Juster was the first president.

  3. Date of Birth: 

  4. Year Founded: The MJAA was founded in 1979. However, many Messianic Jews believe that Messianic Judaism was founded upon the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. During the first century A.D., literally hundreds of thousands of Messianic Jews flourished. In addition, many Messianic Synagogues were scattered throughout the Roman Empire and beyond.

  5. Sacred or Revered Text: The MJAA believes that the Bible, consisting of the Tanach, or the Old Covenant Scriptures, and the B'rit Chadasha, or the New Covenant Scriptures, is the inspired and authoritative Word of God.

  6. Size of the Group The number of Messianic Jews in the United States numbers in the tens of thousands. Some people suggest the number to be as high as 100,000. Synagogues are springing up in almost every major city across the country, representative of the tremendous growth of this movement.

 

II. History

The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, or the MJAA, was founded upon a threefold principle. First, to promote a clear and visible testimony to the fact that there resides a substantial and growing movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua, or Jesus of Nazareth, is the Jewish Messiah and Savior of the World. Second, to bring together, into one coherent organization, Jewish and non-Jewish people of like faith and mind with the shared vision for the Jewish revival. Third, and most significantly, to introduce the Jewish people to Yeshua, the Messiah.

 

III. Beliefs

Beliefs: The MJAA believe in one God as declared in the Sh'ma (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is Echad, or a compound unity and eternally existent in three forms: God, the Father, God, the Son, and God, the Holy Spirit. They believe in Yeshua, or Jesus, as the Messiah, in coordination with His deity, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His future return in power and glory. The MJAA believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, as described in the section of Sacred or Revered Texts. Finally, they believe in God's eternal covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Therefore, the MJAA stand in support of the Jewish people as well as the State of Israel, and hold fast to the Biblical heritage of their Jewish forefathers.

 

SOURCE: Religious Movements
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