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    Joyfully Growing In Grace engages in an examination of beliefs found in the Hebrew Roots Movement, Messianic Judaism, and Netzarim streams of thought and related sects.

    The term “Messianic” is generally understood to describe Jews who have come to believe in Yeshua/Jesus as their Messiah. Jews who are believers in Jesus/Yeshua typically call themselves Jewish/Hebrew Christians or simply, Christians.

    Many Christians meet folks who say they are ‘Messianic’ and assume that those folks are Jewish Christians. Most aren’t Jewish at all, but are Gentile Christians who have chosen to pursue Torah observance and have adopted the Messianic term, calling themselves Messianic Christians, adherents to Messianic Judaism, or simply, Messianics. Some will even try to avoid that label and say that they are followers of "The Way".

    These Gentiles (and to be fair, some Messianic Jews) preach Torah observance/pursuance for Christians, persuading many believers that the Christianity of the Bible is a false religion and that we must return to the faith of the first century sect of Judaism that they say Yeshua (Jesus Christ) embraced. According to them, once you become aware that you should be 'keeping' the edicts and regulations of Mosaic Covenant Law, if you do not, you are then in willful disobedience to God.

    It has been my observation that Christians who adopt the label of Messianic identify more with the tenets of Judaism than they do with the tenets of Christianity. Many reject the label of Christian altogether and some eventually even convert to Judaism.

    1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 says, "But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil."

    Joyfully Growing in Grace examines the methods, claims, and fruits of the Hebrew Roots Movement, Messianic Judaism, and Netzarim streams of thought and related, law-keeping sects.

    To borrow from a Forrest Gump quote, “Law ‘keepers’ are like a box of chocolates - ya never know what you’re gonna get!” The goal of JGIG is to be a resource to help those affected by the Torah pursuant movements to try and sort out what they’re dealing with. Make use of the tabs with drop-down menus found at the top of this site – there’s tons of info there, and it’s very navigable.

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Obama Vs. McCain (just an observation)



Two thousand words ought to do it . . .



4 Responses

  1. Don’t be deceived — they are both a part of the NWO (antichrist beast system). The god of this world is setting up his kingdom —

    Jesus is the only way! Jeremiah 29:13

  2. Hey there, truthseeker,

    While that may be true, we as the Church are still called to submit to the authorities that God has allowed to be put in place over us.

    Romans 13:1-7 – 1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

    Believe me, I am not happy about the results of the election, but I look at the above passage and see what is says – with no caveat about “unless that governing authority is part of the NWO”, KWIM?

    I’m with you, truthseeker, I’m concerned about the results of the election on the basis of the conservative ideals I think serve this country and its citizens best. However I recognize that we live in a fallen, decaying world and God’s plans are being worked out in ways we can’t see.

    I do know this: Regardless of this election here in the US or any other election anywhere else, things are going to go steadily downhill worldwide. We should not be surprised . . . just continue to love God and love others and trust that God ultimately knows what HE is doing, even if no one else does =o)!

  3. So, JGIG, I have one question from your statement below:
    Hey there, truthseeker,

    While that may be true, we as the Church are still called to submit to the authorities that God has allowed to be put in place over us.

    Please let me know what you would do if your “authorities” above you are ungodly, sinners, and immoral, idolators, homosexual, pedophiles, theives, liars.

    I know My God would want me to stand up for what is right, and resist anything that even looks evil. I would drive to install a person that is God fearing, and one who represented and is accountable to the “people”.

    What if they come to you with a gun, would you bend over and submit? What would you do if they came to your door, and took your children? Mark my words, these are on the verge of happening. They ARE part of the NWO. Look a little deeper than the surface of the headlines!

    With your statement, I fear that the majority of the Christian people go along with your interpretation of Romans 13.

    An excellent book to read, is one by Dr. Erwin Lutzer entitled “Hitler’s Cross – The revealing story of how the Cross of Christ was used as a symbol of the Nazi agenda.”
    You can find the book at Amazon:
    I hope this link comes in accurately!
    [Link removed.]
    I have read the book, and about 90% of what happened in Germany, has already happened in America. The rest is yet to come!

    • Hi Genteel,

      I hear where you’re coming from, really I do, but isn’t where you’re coming from a place of fear?

      I’ll stand by my comment above.


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