Who helped us? It was the Christians in our community. Food and money. No missionizing. I hear what you say, but I am not influenced by their help. I would rather die than become a Christian. I was motivated by the need to provide for my wife.
and when a fellow Jew tried to warn him he said the following in defense of the xtian
I have known the ***** family for a long time, and I can say that they have no intention of converting anybody. ***** is literally a sponge for yedda v'emet. Obviously, the same cannot be said about other xtians...in fact, most. ****** is a friend to Israel and Jews, and shouldn't be seen as a threat or the enemy.
....a friend, (who happened to be a Christian), gave us money with no strings attached, from one friend to another! I will say this....in that terrible time of need, there were 6 people who helped us. Two were Jews. Four were Christians who we had never met. Not one person has ever suggested that I 'consider' Jesus..or come to a church. No mention of anything religious of any kind. A simple, "We would like to help."
It is possible to be friends with a non-Jew and still retain your Jewish identity. They don't have leperosy, and..at least ***** ***** and the others who helped us, have proven that they are loyal friends without an agenda.
This Jew posted the following on his blog last week
This is a very exciting post for me! I am proudly declaring myself a Messianic Jew. Through much study and prayer, it is an undeniable fact that Yeshua is the long-awaited Mashiach of the Jewish people. If he is not, then no one is and we are left without hope.
Some of my Jewish brothers will now consider me a christian. Let me be clear: I am not a christian, nor will I ever attend a christian church. I don’t mean to offend any of my Christian friends, however, I am a Jew. As a Jew, I observe Shabbat, remain kosher, and I now see that recognition of Yeshua as the Mashiach and Torah-observance are perfectly compatible.
As I write this, I fully recognize that I am choosing the unpopular position and am now considered a mumar. It is something that grieves me, however, I would rather be ‘right’ about Hashem and unpopular with man than miss all that G-d has in store for me and hold the popular position among men.
I wrote him and asked
Just to clarify, you now believe that G-d came to earth in the form of a man and died to atone for all sin?
August 21, 2008 3:49 PM
He wrote back
Geula girl, yes. That is exactly what I believe