Hello and welcome to my web-site! Curious about the Messianic movement? Looking at Messianic congregations in Florida? Beth-El Shalom Messianic of New Port Richey and St. Petersburg, Florida invite Jews to come to their congregations for Jewish music, Torah and learning with their rabbi. However, in truth they are not Jewish organizations led by a real rabbi, but a missionary arm of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church movement, a branch of Christianity! I will demonstrate this using information from their web-site and other Christian sites. Reference links will be provided, so you can see the evidence for your eyes. |
Beth-El Shalom Messianic is an official branch of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church movement. If you look at the Beth-El Shalom Messianic web-site, you will find the two Beth-El Shalom Messianics addresses in New Port Richey and St. Petersburg:
However, you may be shocked that you can also find Beth-El Shalom Messianic in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church directory, a Christian movement. Here is the reference link:
You can even find them in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Yearbook, here is the link to the proof:
Similarly, they are listed in PlusLine, a website of the North American Division of the Seventh-Day Adventist movement:
A real synagogue would never be part of a Christian movement!
As Beth-El Shalom Messianic is part of a Christian movement, it is not suprising that you can find them on numerous Christian web-sites. The following are Christian sites which list Beth-El Shalom; a real Jewish congregation would never be found on any of these sites:
Tampa Bay Area Churches of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (under New Port Richey and St. Petersburg):
Three Angels Global Networking (TAGnet):
Praize (under "Jewish Adventists Network"):
Why Jews Don't Believe in Jesus
There are many reasons why Jews do not accept Jesus, and the links below are some of the better explanations on this topic. Of course, if you have questions that are not covered on the links, you can always e-mail me with your questions.
An Answer from Rabbi Stuart Federow Click Here
An Answer from Rabbi Shraga Simmons Click Here
Ask the Rabbi from Ohr Somayach Click Here
An Answer from Rabbi Tovia Singer Click Here
There are a number of groups that provide Countermissionary Counseling. Here are links to a few of them:
Jews for Judaism
Alternatively, you can call them at 800-477-6631 with general questions about missionary claims.
Torah Life and Living
Great Sites, Priceless Information
Here are a number of great sites that counter missionaries and explain the differences in belief between Judaism and Christianity/Messianic "Judaism", including addressing the Biblical verses that missionaries try to use against the Jews and explaining why the missionaries are incorrect.
Jews for Judaism
Jewish Isaiah 53
The Jewish Home
Isaiah 53 Truth