A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Believers in Messiah Yeshua
Bridges to Maturity
It is an unfortunate result of protestant-Messianic Judaism to continue protesting everything, that shock-and-awe tactics sometimes are the defacto standard of apologetics when discussing what we believe. The question is raised, is this appropriate with just anyone? Or is there a limit to our approach – a level of tact and mercy that we are to be aware of when engaging people concerning with what little we ourselves may claim to know of Torah, or how obedient we are, or what we think someone else should be doing, before we even open our mouths? If we were aware that some things we say at the wrong time and in the wrong way could cause someone to lose their faith entirely, would we repent, and if so, do we want to take responsibility before HaShem for it?
It’s a great time to learn again the true bridge to maturity: the simplicity of salvation, the simple gospel that led us to Torah, is still the simple gospel that unifies those that may find themselves still divided at this time. Perhaps for us “Happy Hanukkah” types, deciding to respond to a “Merry Christmas” isn’t all that complicated after all.