Jews frequently use the term "G-d"
and "L-rd" to refer to their deity.
They regard his full name as so sacred that it must not be written in full or
Messianic Judaism is a religious movement, composed of faith groups that:
Regard themselves to be committed Jews.
Believe that Yeshua of Nazareth (a.k.a. Yahshua. Jesus Christ) is the Messiah spoken
of in the Hebrew Scriptures (a.k.a. Old Testament), specifically in Deuteronomy 6:4.
Believe that they are following the teachings of Yahshua which differ from those of the
early Christian movement, and differ greatly from Roman Catholicism which evolved from the early Christian movement.
Follow the Bible, which they refer to as the Tanach -- the Old Covenant Scriptures -- and the B'rit Chadasha (New Covenant Scriptures)
Almost all follow an evangelical Christian theology.
They differ from Reform, Conservative,
Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jews over their beliefs about the
Messiah, the Trinity, salvation,
sin, and a multitude of other factors. Jews
generally believe that the Messiah has yet to come; they do not accept Jesus as the Messia, nor do they accept
Messianic Jews as real Jews.
If one defines a religion according to the deity that they worship, then
most Messianic Jews are actually Christians because they recognize the existence of
the Christian Trinity and the divinity of Yeshua. However, if one goes by how
the membership define their own religion, then Messianic Jews are a part of
Topics covered in this section on Messianic Judaism:
The International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues
has a directory of synagogues in various countries, from Australia to
http://www.iamcs.org/. Included in the listings are E-mail addresses and
the URL of the congregations' website (if any).