OWR> Paths of the One World Religion
Jews, Evangelicals, Charismatics
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Origins of Hebrew Movement in Pentecostalism
Origins of MJAA in Jesus Movement
In 1997, Dean
Cozzens of Open
Church Ministries 1
published a prophecy titled The
Hebrew Movement, which revealed that God foreordained
four major moves for this century. These were:
2.The Faith-Healing Movement
3.The Charismatic Movement
4.The Hebrew Movement.
to Cozzens, in
this prophecy, the Hebrew
or Messianic Movement is the final stage of empowerment
before the Church is "thrust into His glory." Sadly,
many Christians who have been sufficiently processed by the
first three movements are being moved along the same conveyor
belt of "new revelations" which is now carrying them
through a full curriculum of "Hebrew Roots"
teachings concocted by unconverted Jews and those feigning
support to the Jewish people themselves.
J. Stanford’s excellent article on “Messianic
is a reasoned response to Arnold
Fruchtenbaum’s book, Hebrew Christianity, which
identifies as well the errors of the Charismatic and
the doctrinal divisions of the Word of truth are taken for
granted, as with most dispensationalists today, a
theological vacuum occurs. Another, more serious, cause of
this vacuum is a result of efforts to blur, if not
obliterate, the doctrinal distinction between Israel and the
Church, Law and Grace.
vacuum is naturally filled on the left by the
non-dispensational Charismatic element, and on the right by
the anti-dispensational Covenant movement.
to its lack of dispensational protection, the Messianic Jew
movement in the States has fallen prey to both of these
detrimental factors--tongues, and law. The entire movement
is based upon the latter--the legal aspect of the Word. The
charismatic integration is mainly due to the Jews for Jesus
of this common denominator of nondispensational error, it is
no surprise that the Messianic Movement is deeply involved
with the World Ecumenical Movement and many other deceptions.
Recalling our previous articles, Joint
Prophecies of Rick Joyner & Rabbi Cohen at Messiah'99,
and Stephen Strang
at Messiah'99, we are reminded that they were invited
speakers for conference sponsored by the The
Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA).
that event, in July of 1999, the MJAA sponsored Messiah'99,
a conference held in conjunction with the Young Messianic
Jewish Alliance and the International Alliance of Messianic
Congregations and Synagogues. The Messiah
'99 Brochure announced that conference speakers would
include Rick Joyner of MorningStar Ministries, Stephen Strang,
editor of ‘Charisma’ Magazine and Stephen Katz, a
recruiter for Jews for Jesus. These speakers were
presented as being among "Over sixty of Messianic
Judaism's most respected teachers conducting Workshops,
Panels, Teaching, Preaching. . ." One of the themes
of Messiah '99 was "Messianic Unity in Diversity."
Reflections on the fruit of this conference revealed the
ecumenical agenda of the MJAA
is not the first time Rabbi Cohen, Rick Joyner and Stephen
Strang have been on the same speaking
For example, at
Jubilee Celebration 3
held in 1998, sponsored by the
Christian Alliance for Israel, they shared the same platform
with the following "guest speakers, "special
guests" or " worship leaders," including
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
The Christian Embassy is a "...ministry of Campus
Crusade for Christ ... ministering to a crucial group of
people-- ambassadors and diplomats to the United Nations.
These representatives to the U.N. are on a mission from their
country to the world, to tend the fragile "City of
Man." Their diplomatic call is a profound responsibility:
often, it is a call to address atrocity; always, one to
establish justice...The Christian Embassy has been presenting
the gospel to the U.N. community since 1980 providing a
biblical world view and a Christian perspective on issues
facing the diplomats. In short, the radical mission of the
Christian Embassy is no less than influencing the world for
the Kingdom of God. "
declared, in a bid to show the need of a Biblical
worldview and kingdom of God on earth mentality, that,
"...The diplomats to the United Nations, as the appointed
voice of their government, are in a position to change the
course of history. The Christian Embassy is in a position to
change the lives of the diplomats. One life radically changed
by Jesus Christ could result in tens of thousands of others
coming to know the Savior. Please join with us in helping to
fulfill the Great Commission through our work at the United
Christian Embassy New York.4
January 8, 2001 a "Jerusalem March" was to take
place. The march was slated to end at the Temple Mount in
Jerusalem, and those involved were to form a
"human-chain" around the Mount. Those involved were
Israelis not supporting the peace talks of Bill Clinton, Barak
and Arafat. Endorsing and engaging themselves also in the
March were those affiliated with the Christian Embassy in
Jerusalem. Their misguided purpose comes from the thought that
Christianity has "it's roots" in Israel. They wish
to show solidarity to Israel, since they have the goal of
demonstrating " worldwide Christian support for a united
Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty and open to all
For Further update in the Temple Mount see: The
Legend of Hannukah
'root of Christianity' is Jesus Christ. We have no enduring on
earth city or country.
22:16: " I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify
unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the
offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
12: 22,28 " But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the
city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels, 28. Wherefore we
receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace,
whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly
13:14 "For here have we no continuing city, but we seek
one to come."
3:1-2 "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things
which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of
God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the
problem is, we are not going to change what God Himself has
declared will happen. That is, there will be apostasy and a
great falling away--and those who love the Lord Jesus will be
hated by all nations--not approved of nor embraced. As for the
U.N.'s "always" there to "establish
justice", their bid is to control and direct all nations
with a common and agreed unity and with the same parameters.
In other words, one-world laws for every nation. That will not
include benevolence to true Christians.
Greene, PhD 5 in
the Miami Christian University Papers writes an informative
article on the history of the Messianic movement and the
formation of the Alliance.
Greene's "The Ascendance of 'Messianic
Judaism' in the Context of 'Hebrew Christianity' in the
twentieth century identifies over 90% of Messianic
congregations as Charismatic.
ninety percent of the Messianic congregations in the
United States are
in their theological orientation (believing in the gifts [charisms]
of the Holy Spirit: tongues, healing, etc.), with
one-third having been created by the charismatic
Assemblies of God denomination. The meeting halls … look
similar to other synagogues, with the Israeli flag and the
American flag at the front on either side, a Star
of David, a menorah,
and (in some cases) a Torah scroll behind a curtain…
these congregations are not
They see their purpose as being for fellowship and worship
a fashion more conducive to the Jewish heritage
than would be the case in a traditional Gentile Christian
to Professor Greene, all Messianic congregations fall under
one of four possible umbrella organizations, with each
connected to the MJAA. One organization which exercises the
oversight of Messianic congregations is the Assemblies of
are four umbrella organizations available for these
congregations: the International
Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS,
a charismatic outgrowth of the MJAA), the Union
of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC, 7
an independent charismatic group formed while the MJAA was
hesitant in forming the IAMCS), the (non-charismatic) Fellowship
of Messianic Congregations, and a smaller grouping
within the Assemblies of God denomination. The UMJC,
currently based in Denver, was formed in June of 1979 by
thirty-three congregational leaders from the U.S. and
Canada. It was not designed to be a hierarchical control
mechanism, but instead
a loose confederation to aid in fellowship and education.
Beginning with only nine charter members, the number had
risen to twenty-five by 1982. In 1986, the IAMCS was formed
by the MJAA, and is much more structured than the UMJC,
granting only associate membership until a minimum number of
congregants is reached and other standards are adhered
and sponsors of the Messiah’99
Conference were the 'Messianic Jewish Alliance of
America' (MJAA), 'Young
Messianic Jewish Alliance' (YMJA) and the 'International Alliance of Messianic Congregations
and Synagogues' (IAMCS).
notes that the, “… Chicago-based American Messianic
Fellowship (AMF), established by the Christian Zionist W.E.
Blackstone in 1887, called the movement
stating its belief that
still a Jew by birth, in spiritual condition the believing
Jew is now a Christian and totally removed from the religion
with Rick Joyner, Rabbi Cohen stated that the Messianic
Movement did not start until the “Jesus Movement.” Dr.
Greene records there is a slightly longer history. According
to Dr. Greene, the original Hebrew Christian Alliance of
America [HCAA] was established in 1903 and became the MJAA
in June of 1975. It was in that year also that a small
splinter group, the Jesus Movement, removed the Hebrew
Christians from their original identification with
Christianity to the Jewish Identity position which Messianic
Jews hold today.
early Hebrew Christians were mainly
held a pro-Jewish and pro-Zionist position…. planned…[a]
conference to organize a Hebrew Christian Alliance of
America (HCAA), which took place [in] July…1903…. The
of the early HCAA was deemed to be evangelism, which was
seen to fall
on the shoulders of Hebrew Christians.
In 1923, the HCAA had established a
of Jewish Studies
at the Moody Bible Institute, …a position held today by
Dr. Louis Goldberg…. In 1934, the First Hebrew Christian
Church was established under Presbyterians in Chicago.
It had a Christian worship service with a Jewish
"flavor," and was headed by David Bronstein
(later, under the leadership of Daniel Juster in the 1970s,
the name was changed to Adat Ha Tikveh and made more
"messianic")." … This did not mean,
however, that Hebrew Christians were moving in the direction
of modern Messianic Judaism (the establishment of a totally
separate identity for Jewish believers); in fact, back in
1917, the HCAA had taken a strong stand against such a
movement, and had promised
the Alliance stand on this issue would never change... 'to
be absolutely free from it, now and forever' .'
The HCAA was to remain a fellowship of Jewish
believers, who nevertheless maintained their ties to
1966, under the auspices of the HCAA, the Young Hebrew
Christian Youth Organization (YHCYO) was begun; in 1967, it
became the Young Hebrew Christian Alliance (YHCA…in 1975,
the YHCA was renamed the Young Messianic Jewish Alliance of
America [YMJA] …Many of today's leaders of the Messianic
Jewish movement have come from the YHCA, energized by the
of the late 1960s and early 1970s. An obvious
grew between the older
Hebrew Christians and these younger
The upcoming generation wanted to change the styles of
worship and evangelism to a more Jewish context. It was also
at this time that
…began. …” 10
Daniel Juster is Governing Council - Apostolic of TIKKUN
Tikkun Int. believes that the Jews will be
restored when the Church is restored.
12: 8-10 and 14:1-4 states the Jews will believe and be
restored when they see Jesus.
is perhaps noteworthy that one organization promoted on the
MJAA web site is the "Institute
for Christian Leadership 12--
TO GOD 13: Hebraic Roots." ICL links to
Emmaus, a Messianic Congregation 14, which is associated with
the Messianic Jewish Alliance and Foursquare International,
which has much influenced the American Assemblies of God. The
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was founded by
twice-divorced Aimee Semple Mcpherson as the American
extension of British-Israelite Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance
of Great Britain.
LCJE & Lausanne
Ascendance of "Messianic Judaism" in the context
of "Hebrew Christianity"; A History of the 20th
Century Movement in America of "Jewish
Believers" or "Yeshua Ha Mashiach" (Jesus
Christ) by William Greene, Ph.D.; http://mcu.edu/papers/mess_jud.htm
Ascendance of "Messianic Judaism"
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