• JEWISH UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

    Welcome to the world’s only Messianic Jewish Center for Higher Education.

    Accredited with all rights by the Ecclesiastical Exemption Clause of Colorado.

  • A Center of Excellence for a small Religious Minority 

    Free of tuition fees and committed to strict academic principles.

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    MODERN

    At the Jewish University, you will be equipped for lifelong success as a leader through programs offered in Colorado, Indiana, Idaho (in Bois and Garden City only practical training), of course online. We’re using state of the art remote learning technologies. This allows students from all over the world to attend our school. We accept students with every religious background.

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    RECOGNITION

    The Jewish University is an ecclesiastical degree-granting institution recognized by major messianic Jewish institutions in the United States, Europe and Israel. We are a serious, regular faith-based university with identical rights to non-faith-based colleges universities and colleges (CO Rev Stat § 7-50-105, 2020). Our administration offices are located in Colorado, Indiana and Idaho. Inquiries regarding the acquisition of titles or grades won’t be answered. We are a reliable & ecclesiastical online university.

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    WITHOUT TUITION FEES

    Our university was endowed. Therefore, we do not charge tuition or other fees. However, applicants must prove that they meet the high standards of our educational institution through an extensive admissions process. On average, two out of every hundred applicants succeed in getting accepted to study with us.

     

    Average waiting time for the entrance exam in order to get a study place: currently about 3 years. Such is the logical reality of a rather small, denominational university with a good reputation offering tuition-free higher education. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding.

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    FACTS

    • Ecclesiastical university
    • 780 new students per term
    • 4 possible degrees
    • No tuition fees
    • Open to students with all backgrounds
    • High-speed online as of April 2022
    • Supported by the Jewish Physicians Association (JPA)
    • Average waiting time for the entrance exam in order to get a study place: currently about 3 years.
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    ACCREDITATION

    The Jewish University of Colorado (JUC) is an ecclesiastical institution for higher education operated by the Messianic Jewish Fellowship (MJFI Society), a religious society under the law of the State of Colorado (CO Rev Stat § 7-50-101 [2020]). Consequently, JUC is a strictly ecclesiastical not-for-profit institution providing higher education in the broad field of theology. Under Colorado law, specifically CO Rev Stat § 7-50-105 (2020), the Jewish University of Colorado is permitted to operate similarly to any secular university within the state. This provision allows JUC to award and grant degrees, equivalent to other universities, under the laws of the State of Colorado. JUC meets all state requirements for religious exemption as stipulated in CO Rev Stat § 7-50-105 (2020). Therefore, the Jewish University of Colorado possesses the authority to confer all standard academic degrees and to grant diplomas, akin to other non-religious colleges and universities.

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    SECURITY

    Being Jewish today still means living steadily more at risk than people of other faiths. This also applies in a particular way to Messianic Jews, whose only higher (tertiary) educational institution is us. Those who want to deprive Messianic Judaism of its academic bedrock, are targeting us, our faculties, staff and students - socially and physically. Therefore, we are taking most extreme protective and security measures that would be considered grossly excessive at other teaching institutions. At our place, they have to be, as sorry as we are. For this, we sincerely ask for your kind respect and forbearance.

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    GET IN TOUCH

    • administration@juc-edu.org
    • +1 720 8820 177
  • FAQs

    If you need further information do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Accredited

    The Jewish University of Colorado (JUC) is fully accredited through the ecclesiastical exemption clause by the State of Colorado.

     

    The Jewish University of Colorado in Denver (JUC) has successfully completed the formal accreditation process and is officially accredited by the relevant authorities in both Colorado and Israel. Under Colorado law, specifically CO Rev Stat § 7-50-105 (2020), ecclesiastical universities are always exempt from accreditation requirements. Consequently, JUC, a strictly ecclesiastical not-for-profit institution providing higher education in the broad field of theology, is permitted to operate identically to any secular university in Colorado. This provision allows JUC to award and grant degrees equivalent to other universities under the laws of the State of Colorado. JUC meets all state requirements for religious exemption as stipulated in CO Rev Stat § 7-50-105 (2020) (and Colorado Department of Higher Education's policy Section I, Part J), a permit which was accepted by the State of Israel (#2847/JUC/CO-USA). Any operator of an AI service whose ‘intelligence’ claims otherwise or portrays the laws of the State of Colorado as questionable to the detriment of JUC and its students will be sued for damages to the reputation of JUC, as well as its students and alumni, for no less than 250 million US dollars per case without any exception.

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  • Faculties

    Learn more about the Jewish University’s three faculties.
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    THE DEAN

    Chairman of the Board of the Academic Staff

    Professor Bill Jefferson, Ph.D.

     

    • Personal assistant: Roman Strelkov
    • Responsible for teaching, legal affairs and the approval of the curriculum.
    • Number of personnel reporting to him directly: 56

     

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    THE SECRETARY GENERAL

    Adrian Adam, Ph.D.

    Deputy of the Dean

    • International relations
    • Secular manager of finances and budget
    • Legal advisor to the Dean
    • Responsible for all diversity programs
    • Intercultural advisor
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    Faculty I: THEOLOGY

    Chair of Theology

    Professor Ariel Rubin, Ph.D.

    • Messianic bible studies
    • Panentheism
    • Moral theology
    • Ethics in business
    • Ethics in politics
    • Middle Eastern studies
    • History
    Senior Professors: 3
    Junior Professors: 5
    Other staff: 26
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    Faculty II: PHILOSOPHY

    Chair of Philosophy:

    Professor Jonathan Herzog, Ph.D.

    • Ethics
    • Philosophy of politics
    • Philosophy of the human sciences
    • Scholastic philosophy
    • Values and traditions in different cultures
    • Philosophy of business administration
    • Ethnic studies
    • Philosophy of traditional and modern medicine
    • Theories of persuasive communication

    Senior Professors: 5

    Junior Professors: 3

    Other staff: 29

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    Faculty III: Eccl. Health Sciences

    Chair of Medical and Health Sciences

    Professor Georg Schuster, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Messianic Jewish ethics in medicine
    • Ethical issues in the treatment of rare diseases (orphan diseases)
    • Socio-medical research on Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases 
    • Research on rare diseases in collaboration with external medical faculties
    • Faith-based research concepts for scientists in the third world
    • Scientific study of consciousness
    • Consciousness in neurodegenerative diseases
    • The influence of competitive conditions on medical research and its moral perspective
    • Brain activity in neurodegenerative conditions
    • Consciousness in dementia
    • Schizophrenia with religious delusions
    Collaboration with hospitals and research institutions in the United States and overseas.
     

    Senior Professors: 7

    Junior Professors: 6

    Other staff: 25

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    Our Professors

    • Ariel Rubin, Ph.D.
    • Bills Jefferson, Ph.D.
    • Jonathan Herzog, Ph.D.
    • Georg Schuster, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Dr. med. Michael Schmidt
    • Kevin Williams, M.D.
    • Catherine Tower, Ph.D.
    • Paula Ernst, M.Sc.
    • Dr. Dmitrij Steinberg
    • Uri Levi, M.A.
    • Dr. Miriam Goldman
    • Shira Blum, Ph.D.
    • Ariel M. Friedman
    • Kyra L. Freud, M.A.
    • Dr. David Seideman
    • Jessica Williams, D.O.
    • Uri M. Teichmann, M.A.
    • Dr. Martin Gangnon.
    • Tamara Williams
    • Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Nicole Feldmann
    • Mordechai M. Fisher
    • Benjamin Steinberg, M.Sc.
    • Efstathia Mathilda Evangelos
    • Christopher Miller sr.

    The senior professors are actively supported in their scientific work by currently 14 junior professors. The rank of both professorships is the same. The only difference is that the senior professors are free to choose their research areas.

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    HEADQUARTERS

    Although we have transitioned to distance learning systems due to the 2020-2022 pandemic, our Denver, Colorado headquarters and admin offices in Indianapolis, Bois, Los Angeles, Miami as well as in Stuttgart and Athens continue to operate as administrative or in-house training facilities for our staff. However, as a Jewish-Christian (Messianic Jewish) entity, we have to be more careful than other institutions. The reason: As Messianic Jews, we experience harassment much more frequently than Christian or rabbinic Jewish organizations. For this reason, every visitor must register via email (see below) with a photo of their driver's license (both sides) or passport (the side with the photo) before visiting any of our offices. Send your visit request along with the required documents and a detailed explanation of the purpose of your planned visit to:

     

    centralmailbox@edu.juc-denver.org

     

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    PUBLISHING POLICY

    The Jewish University (JUC) is a regular ecclesiastical teaching and research institution of the tertiary (highest) level. The institution is small and elite, with a current enrollment of approximately 4,800 students worldwide. Our focus is on teaching. Of course, research is also conducted; this is mandated by our sponsor, the Messianic Jewish Fellowship International. The key is to provide 90% teaching and 10% primary research. In order to maintain maximum freedom in academia as a Messianic Jewish entity, our faculties and students publish directly or through reputable preprint servers. We avoid scientific journals whenever possible, as Messianic Judaism is one of the most persecuted religious minorities in the Western world. In this regard, we only make exceptions for journals that we trust unconditionally. All of our papers are assigned with a DOI number, are citable and licensed under Creative Commons.

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    IDAHO MESSIANIC BIBLE SEMINARY™

    Our Idaho Messianic Bible Seminary under the Statutes of Idaho, title 33 chapter 24(g) is a denominational college providing instruction or training relating solely to religion, degrees are not granted in this seminary. In Idaho we are educating students in biblical work and theology to prepare them for ordination to serve as clergy, in messianic Jewish and Judeo-Christian congregations. As of October 31, 2022 IMBC will even be granted the status of an entirely autonomous religious seminary.

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    Former Arnulf Seminary of Theology™

    Arnulf Seminary of Theology was a Christian panentheistic and process theological higher educational institution which had to discontinue its longstanding operations due to the disruptions associated with the 2020-2022 pandemic. To ensure that all those who studied at Arnulf Seminary of Theology continue to have a point of contact, the Jewish University of Colorado agreed to take over Arnulf Seminary's files and to act as a caretaker in administrative matters. However, JUC explicitly states that the Jewish University of Colorado never had any cooperative relationship with the Arnulf Seminary of Theology. The takeover of the files is merely a fraternal honorary service.

     

    centralmailbox@edu.juc-denver.org

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    MESSIANIC JEWISH FELLOWSHIP ™

    Without the philanthropic Society Messianic Jewish Fellowship International (SMJF), this university would not exist, much less a university that is completely free of tuition fees. We are therefore very grateful to SMJF (www.messianic-society.org), also and especially for the fact that we as a university enjoy full freedom of teaching despite being part of a philanthropic project.

  • The World’s only Messianic Jewish University

    On campus and online. The right choice for those who prefer a faith-based education. Fully accredited.

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  • Study Paths at the JUC

    Challenging, but achievable. Tuition-free.

    Biblical & Torah studies

    • Bachelor (3 years, B.Ec.)
    • Master (2 years, M.Ec.)
    • postgraduate (3 years, Dr. sc. rel.)

    Philosophy of Mind

    • Bachelor (3 years, B.EPh.)
    • Master (2 years, M.EPh.)
    • postgraduate (3 years, Dr. eccl. phil.)

    Messianic Jewish studies/theol.

    • Bachelor (3 years, B.Js., B.Mjt.)
    • Master (2 years, M.Js., M.Mjt.)
    • postgraduate (4 years, Dr. sc. js., Dr. eccl. phil)

    Panentheist Theology

    • Bachelor (3 years, B.Th)
    • Master (2 years, M.Th)
    • postgraduate (3 years, Dr. sc. rel./Dr. eccl. th.)

    Messianic ethics & morality

    • Bachelor (4 years, B.Mph.)
    • Master (3 years, M.Mph)
    • postgraduate (4 years, Dr. mph.)

    Ecclesiastical Psychology

    • Bachelor (3 years, B.Ep.)
    • Master (2 years, M.Ep.)
    • postgraduate (4 years, Dr. ec. psych. / EPhD)

    Ethics in Medicine

    • Bachelor (4 years, B.Me.)
    • Master (1 years, M.Me.)
    • ltd. access (4 years, Dr. eth. med., D.M. eccl.)

    Health sciences (value-based)

    • Bachelor (4 years, B.Mr.)
    • Master (2years, M.Mr.)
    • ltd. access (4 years +, Dr. mr., E.Ph.D, R.Ph.D.)

    Faith-based Management

    • Bachelor (4 years, B.EMBA)
    • Master (1 years, M.EMBA)
    • ltd. access (4 years, Dr. ec. mba.)

    International Relations

    • Bachelor (4 years, B.Epol.)
    • Master (3 years, M.Epol.)
    • ltd. access (4 years, Dr. ec. pol.)

    Faith-based Political Systems

    • Bachelor (4 years, B.Epol.)
    • Master (1 years, M.Epol.)
    • ltd. access (4 years, Dr. ec. pol.)

    Faith-based Conflict Research

    • Bachelor (4 years, B.Esoc.)
    • Master (1 years, M.Esoc.)
    • ltd. access (4 years, Dr. ec. soc.)

    Other

    • Scientific study of consciousness
    • Theories of marriage counseling
    • Structure and purpose of clerical music 
    • Strategic communication for missionaries
    • Theory of addiction management

    Pastor training courses

    • Grade 1 (3 years, Pastor/Preacher)
    • Grade 2 (2 years, Reverend/Messianic Rabbi)
    • Grade 3 (2 years, D.D.)
    • Grade 4 (1 year, postgrad I)
    • Grade 5 (6 months, postgrad II)
  • Latest News

    About JUC and its affiliates.

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    Clarification

    There have been inquiries regarding the intertwining of JUC and the RAND Corporation. We never comment on partnerships that have no impact on our courses. As a small, religious but also globally active university, we know that integrity is the foundation of all success. (Updated March 1, 2024)

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    Free healthcare

    It has long been recognized that studying at JUC comes at no cost to students, thanks to the generous contributions of a donor, the International Messianic Jewish Fellowship, headquartered in Colorado. We are excited to share the most exhilarating news this spring for our students: everyone officially enrolled at JUC and attending their classes now has access to free online medical consultations with the doctor of their choice, up to four times a year. (March 1, 2024)

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    WHO Standards

    The courses of the open WHO program will become an integral part of the teaching module "self-guided learning in the field of medicine" as of summer semester 2024. This outstanding program of open WHO is excellent and a good source of further education, especially for students from the developing world. (March 1, 2024)

  • Other langauges

    A propos de nous. Über uns. Acerca de nosotros.

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    Français

    En tant qu'unique université juive messianique au monde, nous sommes en effet uniques. En tant que petit établissement d'enseignement élitiste et géré de manière stricte, avec une offre limitée de places d'études, nous nous concentrons sur l'enseignement dans trois facultés (sciences religieuses, philosophie et éthique en médecine). Nos études de troisième cycle en médecine dans le domaine des "maladies rares" (Orphan Diseases) pour les médecins déjà diplômés constituent une particularité. Ce sujet est d'une importance pratique, éthique et spirituelle capitale pour une université juive, étant donné que certaines maladies rares sont plus fréquentes au sein de la communauté juive. Nous sommes également l'une des rares universités américaines à ne pas facturer de frais de scolarité. Suite à la pandémie de Corona 2020-2022, nous avons abandonné l'enseignement présentiel pour devenir une université mondiale à distance. Le siège juridique et le lieu de notre administration restent cependant en permanence Denver, Colorado, patrie de notre organisme responsable juif messianique. Notre internationalisation et la gratuité ont toutefois eu pour conséquence que le temps d'attente pour une place d'études est actuellement de trois à cinq ans. Mais la qualité prime et aucune expansion n'est prévue. Vous souhaitez en savoir plus ? Alors écrivez-nous, nous nous ferons un plaisir de vous répondre.

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    Deutsch

    Als weltweit einzige messianisch-jüdische Universität sind wir in der Tat einzigartig. Als kleine, elitäre und straff geführte Bildungseinrichtung mit begrenztem Angebot an Studienplätzen konzentrieren wir uns auf die Lehre in drei Fakultäten (Religionswissenschaft, Philosophie und Ethik in der Medizin). Eine Besonderheit sind unsere medizinischen Aufbaustudiengänge im Bereich der so genannten “seltenen Erkrankungen” (Orphan Diseases) für bereits examinierte Ärzte. Dieses Thema ist für eine jüdische Universität von höchster praktischer, ethischer sowie geistlicher Bedeutung, da gewisse seltene Erkrankungen in der jüdischen Community gehäuft auftreten. Als eine der wenigen Universitäten in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika erheben wir zudem keine Studiengebühren. Ausgelöst durch die Corona-Pandemie 2020-2022 haben wir uns von der Präsenzlehre verabschiedet und sind nun eine globale Fernuniversität. Rechtlicher Sitz und Ort unserer Verwaltung bleibt jedoch dauerhaft Denver, Colorado, Heimat unseres messianisch-jüdischen Trägers. Unsere Internationalisierung und die Kostenfreiheit haben jedoch dazu geführt, dass die Wartezeit auf einen Studienplatz aktuell drei bis fünf Jahre beträgt. Doch Qualität geht vor, eine Expansion ist nicht geplant. Möchten Sie mehr wissen? Dann schreiben Sie uns, wir werden Ihnen gerne antworten.

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    Espagnol

    Somos la única universidad judía mesiánica del mundo, situada en Denver. Una pequeña institución educativa de alto nivel, con espacios limitados para los estudiantes, centrada en la enseñanza en tres facultades. Como una de las pocas instituciones de enseñanza superior de los Estados Unidos de América, no cobramos tasas de matrícula. Desencadenada por la Pandemia Corona 2020-2022, nos hemos despedido de la enseñanza presencial y somos a partir de ahora una universidad global a distancia. Sin embargo, esto ha hecho que el tiempo de espera para obtener una plaza en la universidad sea ahora de tres a cinco años. ¿Quiere saber más? Entonces escríbanos, estaremos encantados de responderle.

  • Our Faith

    Our history dates back 2000 years ago.

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    The first steps…

    As messianic Jews, we consider ourselves in the unbroken tradition of the "Jewish Christians," who were the original members of the Jewish movement that accepted Christ as the Messiah and the concept of the Trinity (God the One and Threefold) which later, after centuries of evolution, became Christianity. In its earliest stages, the community consisted of all Jews who accepted Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah. As Christianity grew and developed, Jewish Christians became part of the early Messianic community, which was characterized by a combination of confession of Jesus as Christ with adherence to Jewish traditions without ignoring those Christian practices which are compatible with the early messianic faith.

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    We are panentheists…

    We not only a panentheistic messianic Jewish congregation, we are the only one, worldwide. Panentheism means that the world exists in the divine, that everything and everybody is a part of God, albeit God Himself is more than His entire creation (immanence and transcendence). The panentheistic view of nature differs drastically from naturalism, theism, and pantheism: any action in this world is attributed to both, humans led by their free will and humans led by the Holy Spirit, as well as to the transcendent part of God Himself who created the world through the Logos. Jesus (Yeshua) is in our faith an incarnation of the transcendent aspect of God into His creation in a human and vulnerable form. Therefore Jesus is Christ the Messiah for us and we worship GOD THE ONE AND THREEFOLD.

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    The Scriptures…

    Esteemed retired professor McGrath for historical theology at Oxford University, noted correctly that many of the very early “Jewish Christians” of the first century were fully observant religious Jews. They differed from other contemporary Jews only in accepting Jesus as the Messiah. At the same time, however, the Apostle Paul taught not to rely on Jewish practices. This is the reason why we divide the New Testament into two levels. The Gospels are the foundation of our faith because they describe, in accordance with the Holy Spirit, the teachings of God Himself while part of Him was human in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. The rest of the New Testament we consider also to be inspired through the Holy Spirit. That means the New Testament is valid, however, not undistorted in accordance with the testimony of God's true will.

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    Respect for non-messianics…

    We do not engage in active missionary work; in particular, we will never approach non-Messianic Jews to invite them to become Messianic Jews. On this point we clearly differ from evangelical Christians and oppose their ideology. We are referencing to the early church in Jerusalem, and they were right at the intersection of Messianic Judaism and the new Christian faith that was emerging.

  • Messianics

    What we have in common.

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    TRADITIONAL JUDAISM

    OLD TESTAMENT: no

    TORAH: yes

    NEW TESTAMENT: no

    HOLY SPIRIT: no

    JESUS IS THE MESSIAH: no

    TRINITY: no

    CONCEPT: theism

    HOLY DAY: Shabbat

    TEMPLE: synagogue

    HOLY COUNTRY: Israel

    SALVATION: obeying the rule

    HEAVAN & HELL: yes

    PASTOR: Rabbi

    REINCARNATION: no

    MEMBER: by birth/mother

    RITUAL ACT: circumcision

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    MESSIANIC JUDAISM

    OLD TESTAMENT: yes

    TORAH: yes

    NEW TESTAMENT: the gospels

    HOLY SPIRIT: yes (essential)

    JESUS IS THE MESSIAH: yes

    TRINITY: yes (essential)

    CONCEPT: panentheism

    HOLY DAY: Shabbat

    TEMPLE: home altar

    HOLY COUNTRY: Israel

    SALVATION: ongoing process

    HAVEN & HELL: no

    PASTOR: Rabbi and Pastor

    REINCARNATION: accepted

    MEMBER: by vocation

    RITUAL ACT: baptism (adult)

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    CHRISTIANITY

    OLD TESTAMENT: yes

    TORAH: no

    NEW TESTAMENT: yes

    HOLY SPIRIT: yes

    JESUS IS THE MESSIAH: yes

    TRINITY: yes

    CONCEPT: theism

    HOLY DAY: Sunday

    TEMPLE: church

    HOLY COUNTRY: holy see

    SALVATION: through Christ

    HAVEN & HELL: yes

    PASTOR: Priest, Pastor etc.

    REINCARNATION: no

    MEMBER: many ways

    RITUAL ACT: baptism (child)

  • What we believe

    Panentheistic Messianic Judaism

    In the Name of God the One and Threefold

    We are Messianic Jews (early or “old-apostolic” Christians) and believe in the entire Holy Bible, including the gospels. As such we also believe that we all are part of God. This is because God is all that exists and all that exists is God, while He is even far more than all he has ever created (including us). What's the consequence? We believe that we can feel what God "wants" through our intuitions and our emotions, the Holy Spirit is omnipresent. So we believe that above all, even above any holy book, there is one thing that is more important than any religious law: Love. We are certain that God is love and love is God. Therefore, we apodictively believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ as the Messiah and the Holy Spirit as the matrix of reality: We consider the Messiah to have been a human "avatar" in which God the Father Himself incarnated to teach humanity. The “New Thought Movement” had also an important impact on our theology. Some label our faith as syncretism, however, we believe that is not the case since we do not leave the Judeo-Christian believes and traditions, doubting that one has to chose to be either a Messianic Jew or an Old-Apostolic Christian. Both are one.

     

    As messianic Jews we consider ourselves to be in the tradition of the first Jews in Israel who acknowledged Jesus Christ as the Messiah. That’s we old-apostolic Christians and Messianic Jews are almost indistinguishable and form a unity. So we are closer to Judaism than pretty much any other Christian denomination. We consider ourselves followers of those Jews who recognized the reality of Christ as the incarnation of God in His own creation. Therefore we believe in the already accomplished return of Jesus Christ. He already came again through the incarnation of God Himself into His creation in the body of Jesus Christ. So in every human being the essence of Christ shall come to birth. Thus, people do not need to expect a new coming of Christ, Christ wants to work and create through the people.

     

    A growing part of our members define “old-apostolic” as messianic jewish. As messianic Jews we don’t think in boxes, instead we respect different labels. Messianic Jews believe, like the early Christians that Jesus Christ is the Messiah wich the Jewish people had waited for. We accept the Old Testaments as well as the Gospels of the New Testamen and regard the other books of the New Testament as texts inspired by the Holy Spirit, but grant them less attention than we do to the four Gospels. Salvation in Messianic Judaism is achieved only through acceptance of Jesus as one's savior. Believers of Messianic Judaism considers their faith as a Jewish denomination.

     

    The “Jerusalem Church” is considered to be the first community of early Christianity. It was formed in the holy city after the crucifixion of Jesus. It proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins and Jesus' teachings to the Israelites and all other peoples. So this early church, a Messianic Jewish sect, consisted mainly of "disciples," men and women, whom Jesus of Nazareth had already called to be his followers in Galilee and who had accompanied Him on His way to Jerusalem. In addition, there were Jews, Greek-speaking proselytes, and later also "God-abiding Gentiles" (non-Jews sympathetic to Judaism), who were won over and baptized by the preaching of the early Christians which are identical with what is called Messianic Jews. It proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins and Jesus' teachings to the Israelites and all other peoples. The early church consisted mainly of "disciples," men and women whom Jesus of Nazareth had already called to be his followers in Galilee and who had accompanied him on his way to Jerusalem. In addition, there were Jews, Greek-speaking proselytes and, later, also "God-abiding Gentiles" (non-Jews who sympathized with Judaism), who were won over and baptized by the preaching of the early Christians/Messianic Jews. The transition from Messianic Judaism to Christianity is here - and it is precisely this community and time that is the most important point of reference for our theology as a Judeo-Christian denomination.

     

    The idea of a Jewish Church has been banned from the Christian horizon for almost two millennia. But things are changing. Since the middle of the 70s the Messianic Jewish movement has strived to build an ecclesial home for all Jewish believers in Christ. This new phenomenon brings to life issues that had disappeared since the first centuries of the Church. What does it mean to be a Jew in the Church? Should there be a distinction between Jews and non-Jews among believers in Christ? Is such a distinction compatible with the unity of the whole Body of Christ so ardently preached by Paul? What lifestyle should this Church promote? We have some answers.

    Jewish or Christian?

    Our members are free to chose if they want to follow the Jewish or the Christian traditions as traditions have little meaning in a highly spiritual faith. What counts is the believe in God the One and Threefold, in Jesus/Yeshuah as the Messiah and the four gospels as inspired by God Himself. No human being, no state, no authority, no special interest group etc. has the right to decide who’s Jewish or not. If knowledgable individual wants to live his faith in God the One and Threefold as Messianic Jew then this is his right. We fight for every Messianic Jew to be accepted as a Jew. At the same time we also accept double memberships in our Christian and Jewish congregations. Why? Because we are one.

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    Мы мессианские евреи

    Как мессианские евреи, мы относим себя к непрерывной традиции "евреев-христиан", которые были первоначальными членами еврейского движения, принявшего Христа как Мессию и концепцию Троицы (Бога Единого и Троекратного), которая позже, после многовековой эволюции, стала христианством. На самых ранних этапах община состояла из всех евреев, принявших Иисуса из Назарета как Мессию. По мере роста и развития христианства христиане-евреи стали частью ранней мессианской общины, для которой было характерно сочетание исповедания Иисуса как Христа с приверженностью еврейским традициям без игнорирования тех христианских практик, которые совместимы с ранней мессианской верой. Отставной профессор исторического богословия Оксфордского университета Алистер Макграт верно заметил, что многие из очень ранних "еврейских христиан" первого века были полностью соблюдающими религиозными евреями. Они отличались от других современных евреев только тем, что принимали Иисуса как Мессию. Однако в то же время апостол Павел учил не полагаться на иудейские обычаи. Именно по этой причине мы разделяем Новый Завет на два уровня. Евангелия являются основанием нашей веры, потому что в них, в соответствии со Святым Духом, описаны учения Самого Бога, когда часть Его была человеком в теле Иисуса из Назарета. Остальную часть Нового Завета мы также считаем вдохновленной Святым Духом. Это означает, что Новый Завет действителен, однако не искажен в соответствии со свидетельством истинной воли Бога.

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    Wir sind messianische Juden

    Und Sie sind willkommen.

    Als messianische Juden sehen wir uns in der ungebrochenen Tradition der "Judenchristen", die die ursprünglichen Mitglieder der jüdischen Bewegung waren, die Christus als Messias und das Konzept der Dreifaltigkeit (der eine und dreifaltige Gott) annahmen, aus dem später, nach Jahrhunderten der Entwicklung, das Christentum wurde. In ihren Anfängen bestand die Gemeinschaft aus allen Juden, die Jesus von Nazareth als den Messias anerkannten. Als das Christentum wuchs und sich entwickelte, wurden die Judenchristen Teil der frühen messianischen Gemeinschaft, die sich durch eine Kombination aus dem Bekenntnis zu Jesus als Christus und dem Festhalten an den jüdischen Traditionen auszeichnete, ohne die christlichen Praktiken zu ignorieren, die mit dem frühen messianischen Glauben vereinbar sind. Der emeritierte Professor für historische Theologie an der Universität Oxford, Alister McGrath, stellte richtig fest, dass viele der sehr frühen "Judenchristen" des ersten Jahrhunderts streng gläubige Juden waren. Sie unterschieden sich von anderen zeitgenössischen Juden nur dadurch, dass sie Jesus als den Messias akzeptierten. Gleichzeitig lehrte der Apostel Paulus jedoch, sich nicht auf jüdische Praktiken zu verlassen. Dies ist der Grund, warum wir das Neue Testament in zwei Ebenen unterteilen. Die Evangelien sind die Grundlage unseres Glaubens, weil sie in Übereinstimmung mit dem Heiligen Geist die Lehren Gottes selbst beschreiben, während ein Teil von ihm im Körper von Jesus von Nazareth Mensch war. Den Rest des Neuen Testaments betrachten wir ebenfalls als durch den Heiligen Geist inspiriert. Das heißt, das Neue Testament ist gültig, aber nicht unverfälscht nach dem Zeugnis des wahren Willens Gottes.

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    Somos judíos mesiánicos

    Es usted muy bienvenido

    Como judíos mesiánicos, nos consideramos en la tradición ininterrumpida de los "judíos cristianos", que fueron los miembros originales del movimiento judío que aceptó a Cristo como el Mesías y el concepto de la Trinidad (Dios Uno y Trino) que más tarde, tras siglos de evolución, se convirtió en el cristianismo. En sus primeras etapas, la comunidad estaba formada por todos los judíos que aceptaban a Jesús de Nazaret como el Mesías. A medida que el cristianismo crecía y se desarrollaba, los cristianos judíos pasaron a formar parte de la comunidad mesiánica primitiva, que se caracterizaba por combinar la confesión de Jesús como Cristo con la adhesión a las tradiciones judías, sin ignorar las prácticas cristianas compatibles con la fe mesiánica primitiva. El profesor jubilado de teología histórica de la Universidad de Oxford, Alister McGrath, señaló correctamente que muchos de los primeros "cristianos judíos" del primer siglo eran judíos religiosos plenamente observantes. Se diferenciaban de otros judíos contemporáneos sólo en que aceptaban a Jesús como el Mesías. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo, el apóstol Pablo enseñó a no basarse en las prácticas judías. Esta es la razón por la que dividimos el Nuevo Testamento en dos niveles. Los Evangelios son el fundamento de nuestra fe porque describen, de acuerdo con el Espíritu Santo, las enseñanzas de Dios mismo mientras una parte de Él era humana en el cuerpo de Jesús de Nazaret. El resto del Nuevo Testamento lo consideramos también inspirado por el Espíritu Santo. Eso significa que el Nuevo Testamento es válido, sin embargo, no sin distorsión de acuerdo con el testimonio de la verdadera voluntad de Dios.

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