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Only Two Branches of Christianity Are Mentioned in the New Testament

In the writings of the apostle Paul there are only two basic distinctions mentioned in the body of Christ, the Gentile and the Jewish. In his famous statement “to the Jew first, and then to the Gentile” (Romans 2:9-10). Few realize his whole letter to the Romans was written to a congregation characterized by the two main divisions within it (there were about six divisions altogether, but only two main ones--Jewish and Gentile). Those two main divisions were the Jewish believers in Yeshua and the Gentile believers. I’m sure there were other congregations in those early times of Christianity that had the same mixture, while others were entirely composed of Jewish believers or Gentile believers No other distinction exists to describe believers in the Christian church in New Testament writings, and the main point Paul was always trying to make was that these two groups were united in Jesus Christ, they both had the atoning blood of Christ over them—which superseded their differences in ethnic forms of worship. Obviously, to Paul and the other inspired writers of the New Testament, no other distinctions were important. As we go a little further in time in church history, the waters get a bit muddier. Obviously the Jerusalem Church was a Messianic Jewish congregation (the 12 apostles were all Jewish and the members were almost 100 percent Jewish), and it is estimated by some that this congregation, the Headquarters church, was huge in numbers of members, upwards of 50,000 (we do know that 3,000 were called in one day, and several thousand more added a few days later, making the church almost 5000 within a few days of that fateful Pentecost). Others existed in Asia Minor, spreading northward during the persecutions brought on by Saul at first, and then after the Roman/Jewish war of 70AD, the apostle John, the last remaining Jewish apostle established his church in Ephesus, so the congregations in Asia Minor would have been Messianic following the precedent established by John, which is reflected in his disciple Polycarp. Polycarp’s letter to the bishop of Rome reflects John’s Messianic practices in the continued observance of the Quartodeciman Passover service which he boldly stated the Asia Minor churches would continue to observe on the 13th/14th Nisan at sundown, as he had been taught by John, who had been taught by Jesus. This letter is preserved in the Catholic “Post & Anti-Nicene Fathers”, an early Catholic historic work (reprints can still be purchased, amazingly enough). This book also preserved an almost identical letter of Policrates, Polycarp’s disciple and the last major leader of the Asia Minor churches before the edict of Constantine, which basically shut down Messianic/Quartodeciman style of worship (i.e. Sabbath/Holy Day observance, Jewish cultural customs of worship, etc.). So we find these letters to the bishop of Rome by Polycarp and later Policrates, show the Churches of God in Asia Minor still keeping the Christian Passover they had learned to keep from the apostle John, observed on the evening between the 13th and 14th Nisan (at sundown), which by extrapolation would indicate a Messianic form of worship using the Sabbath and Holy Day observance (most believe these early Messianic Christians were non-Torah observant by then, after the legislation of Acts 15 and Romans 14). But as the 300’s AD drew near, the Gentile branch of Christianity, growing stronger under Roman approval and laws forbidding persecution of Christians, started exerting a very strong influence on the churches in the eastern half of the Empire to cast off any practices that were considered “Jewish”. We see Polycarp’s and finally Policrates (in the 200’s AD) as direct resistance to this influence. But as time goes on the Greco-Roman church gained the full support of the Roman government, including the financial support of its pulpits. Edicts were passed banning the “Jewish” practices of the Quartodeciman or Messianic congregations in Asia Minor. Thus effectively ended the Jewish branch of Christianity, around 325AD. Scant records exist, but a few seem to indicate Sabbatarian believers went underground to survive. The Sabbatarian denominations of today may actually trace their roots to those few, but important records have been destroyed by the dominant Greco-Roman church of the time. From then on, if a Jewish person wanted to become a Christian he or she had to renounce all belief and practice of Jewish Sabbath and Holy Day observance, which interestingly enough the early Jerusalem church observed wholeheartedly under the leadership of the 12 apostles and Jesus’ brother James, the head of the Jerusalem church, and they observed these Old Testament Holy Days with a new spirit and understanding of their meaning. In the late 1800s, for the first time in 1500 years, Jewish believers who came to Christ were allowed to identify themselves as being of Jewish blood, but little more. That was only a tiny, miniscule step in the right direction toward the biblically allowable freedom of belief and practices of worship in the secondary areas, such as holidays and Sunday vs. Sabbath observance. Jews were still forbidden to become Christians and observe the Sabbath or Holy Days of the Old Testament (as the early Jerusalem church had clearly done under the guidance and leadership of the 12 apostles). Then in the late 1950s Martin and Debbie Chernoff started a small Bible study in their home for Jewish believers. As the 1960s came it soon grew into a congregation, observing Saturday Sabbath and Jewish Holy Days of the Old Testament. Going on into the 1970s there were thirty of these congregations across the United States. Now over thirty years later over 150 of them are in the United States alone, along with congregations springing up around the world. 90 Messianic Jewish-Christian congregations are in the nation of Israel as I write this. What is this information telling us? Was there really a Jewish branch of Christianity? The records have effectively been destroyed by the Greco-Roman church (minus two letters preserved in the “Post & Anti-Nicene Fathers”, written by Polycarp and Policrates). We need to ask ourselves another question: If a Jewish branch of Christianity never really existed (in any great numbers), then why would God the Father bother recreating a Jewish branch of the Christian Church? These are all very good questions we should keep in mind. Because what we see occurring right before our very eyes is the wholesale creation of a Jewish branch of Christianity. Who is creating it? Hold that question in your mind.


Now let’s establish a very important spiritual truth here before we get into all kinds of arguments about how legitimate this new Messianic movement really is. This next spiritual point will establish the legitimacy of the Messianic movement. Spiritual ground rule # 1. It is God the Father, and him alone who decides who is to be called to Jesus Christ and a saving belief in him. John 6:44 states emphatically (by Jesus himself), “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” Jesus even went on in verse 65 to restate what he had said earlier, giving further emphasis to what he had said. He said, verse 65, “Therefore I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.” .” So all you pastors who are getting into this new fad of pursuing church grow, building your own church empire, you might as well forget it, you’re building on sand. As this site points out, if you’re really spiritually feeding the sheep the Lord has given you, your congregation will grow, both spiritually and in number of members. But it is God the Father who ultimately decides whom he will draw to Jesus. Now that we’ve established this very important piece of information, let’s see where it takes us. Jews are being drawn into the body of Christ in record numbers, as they never were before in recent church history. Now who in the world is “calling” them? The Gentile Christian church doesn’t exert any energy at all toward Jewish evangelism. And any evangelism at all completely depends on God’s own calling of the individuals being “evangelized.” The Messianic believers have it right, they call this the Messianic movement of the Holy Spirit. This is a work of God, not man. But is it easy for Jews to answer a call to accept Jesus, Yeshua into their lives? As new covenant legislation allows (Romans 14:5-6, 22-23; Acts 15), they can still worship Jesus using their Jewish customs they were brought up with. But that doesn’t make it much easier for them. Almost every Jewish person “called” by God to Yeshua is still powerfully ostracized by his or her own people and families, and Jews are brought up in and live in a very “tight” society. As if that weren’t enough, they are discriminated against by Gentile Christians, who’ve comprised the Christian church for the past 1700 years. No, it’s not easy for a Jewish person to answer a call from God to become a believer in Jesus or Yeshua as they call him, even now when they can maintain their own ethnic customs of worshipping Jesus. So those who do answer this call must be motivated and empowered by God himself to answer this call. What does this tell us? Doesn’t this tell us that it is God himself who is building--or should we call it rebuilding--the Jewish branch of Christianity which the Gentile Greco-Roman church destroyed over 1700 years ago? A major branch of Christianity, missing for 1700 years, is being restored before our very eyes (and some don’t like it, or don’t want to admit it). And this is being done not by man, any man’s efforts, but by God, for it is God the Father who draws people to Jesus. We can evangelize all we want to, but if God doesn’t bless our efforts, they’re in vain. (And again, by extrapolation, if God isn’t pleased with something about us—meaning the church or denomination we belong to--he may chose not to draw people into a particular church or part of his body.) People laugh at us and what we’re trying to tell them about Jesus if God doesn’t back up our words with the calling power of his Holy Spirit. Most of you know that’s true. That’s why it’s so hard to evangelize. Admit it, that’s why we all hate to go out “witnessing” to others.


Now don’t get me wrong. Most people who are reading this will be thinking “So are we all supposed to drop what we’re doing to reach the lost in this mostly Gentile world and concentrate and Jewish evangelism?” No. Far from it (the Jewish believers in Yeshua are doing a good enough job of it all on their own, coupled to God’s blessing). God is no respecter of persons, as Jesus brother James stated in his letter. 99 percent of the world’s population is Gentile, while a very small one percent or less is made up of the Jewish race. So God still wants us to pursue international evangelism with a zeal befitting the times we live in (end times, anyone?--don’t think so?--take a look around you). This site lists three very good international evangelistic organizations which need all the support they can get.


But God the Father is trying to show the Gentile Christian church something vital by calling so many Jewish believers into the body--and not requiring them to drop their ethnic customs, as the nastier parts of the body of Christ required them to do for 1700 years in order to become Christians. This is the central lesson I think God the Father has for the whole Gentile Christian church--“I’m restoring the Jewish branch of the body of Christ, so make room for them.” Historically in the early church there have only been two branches to the body of Christ, Jewish and Gentile—and let me tell you, the Messianic believers can plainly see in the first half of the book of Acts and the four gospels the Jerusalem church’s total Messianic practices of worship—Sabbath, Holy Days, the whole nine yards. The Gentile Greco-Roman church squashed the Jewish branch of Christianity out of existence in the 200s-330s AD. Now the Jewish branch of the body of Christ is being brought back into existence by God’s calling. If the Gentile Christian branch of the body of Christ is guilty of anything at this point, they are guilty of ignoring or downplaying the return of the Jewish branch of Christianity on the scene. Maybe God through his massive calling of Jews and restoration of the Jewish branch of Christianity is telling the Gentile branch of Christianity to do something—maybe he’s telling them to drop their anti-Jewish sentiments, and maybe even some of their doctrines which are highly offensive to Jewish believers in Yeshua (amillennialism and replacement theology for example) at the door before entering His sanctuary. Stop saying to each other that the return of the Jewish branch is no big deal. This is exactly the reaction I have often received when I tell someone about this new and astounding emergence of Jewish believers in Yeshua (the more accurate Hebrew name for Jesus). Now I am not what you would call “a religious seeker”, bouncing from church to church. The church I had been a longstanding member of for 27 years, a Sabbatarian Christian church, has just recently come into a good understanding of the new covenant. I came through all the proper doctrinal changes they made and still remained a staunch Christian and loyal member of that church. But when this church started drifting into amillennialism and replacement theology, which doctrines are repugnant to me (and Messianic Jewish believers), I had to find another Christian church to attend. A close friend of mine who now is a member of a Calvary Chapel suggested I check out a tiny Messianic Jewish-Christian congregation not far from where I live. I did so, and in getting to know them I discovered for myself that these were indeed genuine believers in Yeshua, genuine Jewish-Christian believers, meeting together to worship within the context of their Jewish background yet believing fully in the New Testament Word of God as well as the Old Testament Word of God as the inspired whole Word of God. Little did I realize at the time, but I had just stumbled onto one of the greatest events to ever happen in recent church history! Yet when I try to tell my other Gentile Christian friends about it, I find more often than not that I get responses filled with the attitude that it’s not big deal. Or even worse, that “there was never a Jewish branch of Christianity anyway.” One of the major things we all just recently learned in the church I used to belong to, was that the gospel of salvation is adaptive to the ethnic backgrounds and societies it is going into. The apostle Paul brought out this incredible knowledge in his letter to the Romans, where two distinctly different societies and ethnic groups were clashing within one congregation. The very essence of this legislation making the gospel of salvation adaptive to the societies it would reach out to is found in Acts 15 and Romans 14:5-6, 22-23. Now what I had stumbled onto was a clear indication that the gospel of salvation had just recently re-adapted back into the very Jewish culture it had originated in and come out of 1900 years ago! Now that’s quite a discovery. Over half the book of Acts is the historic account of the first Christian church, the Jerusalem headquarters church, and that church was a Messianic Jewish congregation, the model for many that would spread throughout Asia Minor in the next 200 years, before these Jewish congregations would be squashed out of existence, no longer allowed to worship in the context of their Jewish culture and upbringing. The Gentile Greco-Roman church ignored the very legislation that allowed for the Messianic Jewish branch of Christianity to flourish, and it even made it illegal to worship in such a Jewish cultural context.
So how could this branch come back in the face of such opposition? First, it could only flourish in a country which practiced and allowed for real religious freedom. It wasn’t until very recently, in a country founded on the principles of religious freedom, founded on a spiritual foundation laid by British Separatists fleeing to a new land so they could worship in peace and safety as they saw fit—that we have been witness to such a form of real religious freedom in a powerful and wealthy nation of the world. [to read of this awesome event click on [http://www.UNITYINCHRIST.COM/history/saga.htm.] A little while later, after these Separatists had established themselves in their Plymouth Plantation, Rhode Island was founded by a religious seeker, Roger Williams, who wrote into the Rhode Island Charter which was later copied into the Rhode Island Constitution one of the strongest laws of religious freedom ever seen, a copy of a law first penned by William the Silent, king of Holland some years before. This law of religious freedom found its way into the United States Constitution (probably through Ben Franklin). But it still took the Gentile Christian church, through the many evangelical denominations that sprang up over in the United States, almost two centuries before they would “allow” Jews to worship Jesus, Yeshua, in the context of their own cultural upbringing, as Yeshua had first been worshipped almost 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem from 31AD to around 70AD, and then in Asia Minor under John, Polycarp and Policrates--and that allowance was by default and not through any gracious act of kindness and tolerance on the part of Gentile Christians. Now in the 20th century we have had two major historic events occur which have a powerful spiritual significance, the first of which has had prophecy fans going nuts for years now. The first event was the re-establishment of the nation of Israel in the Holy Land, which occurred in 1948. The second major event, which many Gentile Christian churches are still coming to grips with in disbelief, is the re-establishment of the Jewish branch of the Christian church. There are over 150 Messianic congregations in the United States alone, with the total worldwide (US included) being well over 300, with 90 congregations in the nation of Israel itself. According to figures from the Jews for Jesus organization there are upwards of 65 thousand Jewish believers in the United States. The Israeli nation has an estimated 4,000 believers in Yeshua. Together, in Israel and the US, that makes close to 70 thousand Jewish believers. Add another 30 thousand for the rest of the world, and that makes about 100,000 Jewish believers in Yeshua. Now Gentile believers are a part of these Messianic congregations as well. So add another 50 thousand believers in Messianic congregations. The total could be as high as 150,000 believers in Messianic congregations worldwide, all within the past 34 years! Now lets apply the God factor. Some would say I’m inflating the figures. When Ezekiel was crying to God that he was the only believer left in Israel, God corrected him with the words, “I have 7,000 in Israel who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” If you search the MJAA/IMACS websites for congregations in the state I live in, Massachusetts, it lists only two, the one I attend and another. In actuality, there are four other Messianic congregations which are not even listed. They are all filled with Jewish believers in Yeshua. Most of these congregations are small, but the fact remains, they aren’t even listed in the count.
In the context of total Gentile congregations for the Gentile branch of Christianity, this is still very small. But in the context of God not being a respecter of persons, the percentage is just right. The world is over 99 percent Gentile in population figures. The other thing, this group of believers in Yeshua is very alive spiritually. And prophecies of Jesus found in the New Testament indicate it is they--these Messianic believers in Yeshua--who will be evangelizing in the nation of Israel right up to the period spoken of as the Great Tribulation--in preparation for the return of Jesus Christ. [Few realize it, but it is illegal for Gentile Christians to evangelize in Israel. It is not illegal for Messianic Jewish believers to evangelize in Israel at this point (that could change).] Gentile evangelism worldwide isn’t being snubbed by the arrival of these wonderful Jewish believers in Yeshua. It goes on with tremendous force, and that is amazing considering how few Christians actually give to international evangelistic organizations in this wealthy nation of ours. These organizations do a whole lot with the very little that they’re given.

So what have I stumbled onto here? Taken in the context that the New Testament only mentions two branches in the Christian Church, Jewish and Gentile, and that the Jewish branch was squashed out of existence by the Greco-Roman church and has not existed for 1700 years--this is one of the most significant and historic happenings in the Christian church since its very founding--to have one whole branch of Christianity restored before our very eyes. And don’t forget, it is God who has really done the restoring. This restoration has been underway for a little over 30 years now, but the way God views time, and the way historians view time, this event has occurred in an eye-blink historically speaking.


Now how have I been able to witness so great an event that so many religious history professors have not yet seen? Maybe it’s because of my being somewhat pre-disposed in Sabbatarian doctrinal understanding as a former Sabbatarian for 25 years, coupled to being somewhat of a history buff (all types, not merely religious history). My Sabbatarian background helped me understand what many Christians still fail to understand, the original practices of the first Christian church in Jerusalem, that the early Jerusalem church was actually regarded by the religious honcho’s (the Sanhedron) in Jerusalem as being a sect of Judaism itself (called in Acts, the sect of the Nazarenes). They observed the Sabbath, Holy Days, just as the Jews did (yet with a new understanding of what these days symbolized, all of them pointing in one way or another to the works of Jesus Christ, what he has done or will yet do for us and mankind). From a Sabbatarian background, recognizing these distinctives about the early NT church is obvious, taken for granted. But ordinary Gentile Christian historians have a hard time with it. They’re viewing this history as recorded in the first half of the book of Acts from the wrong paradigm, that of a Gentile Greco-Roman paradigm, and not a Sabbatarian or Jewish one. Jewish believers clearly see the Jewishness of the early Churches in Jerusalem and Asia Minor, as recorded in the first half of the book of Acts. So do genuine Sabbatarian Christians. Recently Coach Bill McCartney of Promise Keepers has been trying to get Christian pastors from all denominations to recognize this historic event in Christian history that is being played out under our very noses. Most still refuse to recognize, too taken aback and dumbfounded by what they’re being told. Yet while Gentile Christianity struggles to understand what has just occurred here, their Jewish brothers in Christ, Yeshua, struggle in tiny congregations, struggle for their very survival, shunned and persecuted by their own people, and ignored by the Christian church as a whole. No right hand of fellowship has been extended to this wonderful group of believers from any one denomination in the sense of not just extending the right hand of fellowship, but along with that, alliances of cooperation and yes, even some resources wherever needed. Coach McCartney has brought out some very interesting points about the only real way the body of Christ can achieve any sort of unity in these end times before the arrival of Jesus Christ, his 2nd coming. Suffice it to say, that it behooves us in the Christian church who are most doctrinally similar to our Jewish brothers in Christ to extend that right hand of fellowship and cooperation to our Messianic brothers. The Messianic believers will never seek to do this on their own--they’re not about to extend any right hand of fellowship the other way. Why? Do they think they’re superior because of their being Jewish? Far from it, they do not feel that way at all. They are very balanced in their understanding of the New Testament and their place in the church as a whole. No, the reason is far from anything like that. This is the reason: They’ve been too hurt by Christians in the past, both as Jews, and as believers. They fully understand what occurred in the blurry past of the 200s to 300s AD under the name and guise of Christian unity (Greco-Roman style that is). 2,000 years of pogroms and the Holocaust, while Christians either participated or stood silently by, is also part of the reason. And anti-Semitism isn’t a thing of the past, either, it’s starting to take off again in Europe. So they’re not about to reach out to any of you guys--too much bad baggage there. So who is most like these Messianic believers in Yeshua doctrinally--aside from their Sabbath and Holy Day observances? Who could actually reach out to Jewish believers in Christian brotherly love, extending the right hand of Christian fellowship and cooperation? A quick look at the doctrinal statement of the MJAA in the article in this section about the Messianic Movement (http://www.UNITYINCHRIST.COM/messianicmovement/messianicmovement.htm) should make that pretty clear. But I’ll spell it out for you anyway. The Messianic movement which was re-born, re-birthed by a miraculous calling from God the Father, drawing an estimated 100,000 Jews to Jesus—started to really get going in the late 60s to early 70s. God through a man named Chuck Smith started a new denomination (they hate being called a denomination!, sorry folks) around the same time, early 1970s. A quick check of doctrinal distinctives will prove that these two groups of believers in Christ are most similar. Adding this to the equation, Calvary Chapel’s also have a deep love for the Messianic believers in Yeshua. How am I so sure these two groups are alike? Checking doctrinal distinctives is one way, and that’s important. For example, Calvary Chapel’s do not believe in “replacement theology” or the “amillennial” interpretation of prophecy (which originally came from the Catholic [Greco-Roman] church). But on top of that, I happened to attend a tiny but growing Calvary Chapel in the town where I live for two and a half years, so I am very familiar with Calvary Chapels. The rest is up to you guys. Something really powerful could come out of such a Jewish-Gentile believer team. The apostle Paul sought desperately to heal a breach that was forming in the Roman congregation of the Church of God in the 60s AD--a breach that must have been forming and widening throughout the churches in the Roman empire. The whole underlying theme of Romans, especially chapters 13 & 14 is about that (and we see Paul mentioning the two groups and pointing out they are one in Christ in Romans 2). Both groups in the early parts of the 21st century have powerful strengths which if shared could yield a Christian witness to the world that might shake it to its very foundations. Isn’t that what Jesus wanted in the end times (be sure to read Matthew 24:14)? But remember, these wonderful Jewish believers in Yeshua aren’t going to seek you out. All your love for the Messianic believers is for naught if it isn’t followed by actions. Promise Keepers took a real nose-dive in members when Coach McCartney tried to get the Gentile part of the body of Christ to accept and welcome their Jewish brothers in Yeshua. It’s still taking hits on that score. It’s spiritual warfare here folks. Satan hates this restoration of the Jewish branch of Christianity. Why? That’s a no-brainer for anyone well versed in prophecy. The easiest ground that lies between the breach between Jewish and Gentile Christian believers, the two branches of Christianity, may actually lie between Calvary Chapel and the Messianic believers. Who occupies the ground between these two branches of Christianity? Satan. So if you want to take this ground, turn to Ephesians 6 and gird on the whole armour of God. It’ll be a fight for sure.


So I’m giving you people in Calvary Chapel some incredible information and an incredible opportunity. It’s now up to you people to act on it. As a member of a tiny Messianic congregation, I know clearly how true everything I’ve said is in this article. About the Sabbatarian Christian church I attended for 27 years, all I can say is that they appear to be doctrinally moving in a direction away from the direction the Holy Spirit is moving in. And very sadly, their numbers seem to be continuing in a downward spiral. It is God who calls, and it is God who can chose not to call, that is the bottom line we should look at. What is a revival anyway? It is where God calls a group of people, often many people, to Jesus. That is how God most often moves with the Holy Spirit, in the minds of carnal individuals, drawing them to a spiritual knowledge and belief in Jesus as the Messiah. His calling of so many Jewish people can be seen as nothing other than a divine miracle—the restoration of the Jewish branch of Christianity.

The remaining pages list the MJAA/IAMCS congregations by name and state for the United States, just to give you an idea of the size and scope of this revival, the Messianic movement of the Holy Spirit. And realize, as I pointed out, not every legitimate Messianic congregation is in this listing.


MJAA/IAMCS LISTING OF CONGREGATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

Alabama:
Tree of Life
Beit Yeshua

Arizona:
Jewish Voice Ministries Int’l
Beth Simcha HaMashiach
Beth Yachad

California:
Beth Emunah
Ohav Shalom
Beth David
Adat HaMashiach
B’rit Ahvah
Beth Sason
Tree of Life
B’nai Brit HaMasiach
Beth Messiah
Beth Shalom
Beth Yeshua
Lev L Yisrael
Shuvah Yisrael

Colorado:
Tikvat Yisrael
Kehilat Sha’arit Yisrael
Adat Elohim Chaim

Florida:
Shalom Yisrael
Ohr Shiloh
Mt. Sinai Messianic Synagogue
Beth Shiloh
Kehilat Kol Simcha
Beth Jacob
Temple Aron Kodesh
Mishkan David
Kol Mashiach
Beth Shomrim
Mishkan Messianic Congregation
Beth Judah
Melech Yisrael
Brit Simcha
Shoresh David
Temple Aron HaKodesh
Beth Hesed

Georgia:
Beth Shalom
Beth Hallel
Beit Shalom
Beth Yeshua

Hawaii:
Kehilat HaMelech

Illinois:
Temple Shalom Yisrael

Indiana:
Ahavat Yeshua

Kansas:
Or HaOlam
Remnant of Israel

Kentucky:
Baruch Haba

Louisiana:
Beit Moshiach

Massachusetts:
Beit Techiya
K’vod Israel (I attend this one)
Not listed but are real Messianic congregations in MA:
Sar Shalom
Another one in Stoughton, MA
Another one in Needham, MA (may be Torah observant, but sound doctrinally [deity of Jesus, etc]
Melech Yisrael

Michigan:
Shem Yisrael

Minnesota:
Seed of Abraham

Mississippi:
Beit Telfilah

New Hampshire:
Concord Messianic Fellowship
Bet Midrash Yeshua

New Jersey:
Beth Zion
Beth Israel

New Mexico:
Baruch HaShem

New York:
Seed of Abraham
Shuva Yisrael
Brit HaDoshah
Beth El/Apple of His Eye
Adat Chaim
Melech Yisrael
Shema Yisrael
Petah Tikvah
Beit Shalom

North Carolina:
Beit Hallel

Ohio:
The Star in the East
Sh’ma Israel
Beit Immanuel
Beth Messiah
Adat Adonai

Oklahoma
Kehilat Rosh Pinah’
Yad El

Oregon:
Beth Simcha
Illinois Valley Ministry
Kehilat Ari Yehudah
Beit Echad
Not listed, a Torah observant congregation (I know the pastor, believes in deity of Yeshua, Triunity of God, sound doctrinally: Beth Adonai Messianic Fellowship.

Pennsylvania:
Beit Simcha
Beit HaShem
Beth Messiah
Beth Emmanuel
Congregation Beth Yeshua (David Chernoff, pastor/rabbi)
Beth Shiloh
Kehilat Ari Yehudah

South Carolina:
Beth Shofar
Adon Olam Messianic Congregation

Texas:
Zion Messianic Congregation
Baruch HaShem

Virginia:
Zion’s Sake

Washington:
Kehilat HaMashiach
Beit Tikvah

[And like I pointed out, there are four unlisted congregations in Massachusetts in the IAMCS listing, and I know three of them are MJAA authorized, and maybe the fourth one is as well, haven’t had time to investigate.]

 

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Pete Benson
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