When your Students meet a Christian missionary, how will they respond?
WILL THEY –
• Be moved by the missionaries’ friendly approach?
• Attend a gathering of fundamentalist Christians?
• Agree with the missionaries’ view on the Tanach?
• CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY?
Outreach Judaism’s Role Play Program
Will give your students an extraordinary experience and provide them with the tools to respond to the Christian missionaries that will target them.
This year 5,000 young Jews walked across the line that their grandparents would never consider – they bought the Christian message. 5,000 added last year to the more than 150,000 Jews already in Christian churches around the country. Jewish continuity is in a crisis of monumental proportions.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
We’ve discovered common themes in these conversions.
“I was taken by his warmth and showing of real concern for me. And once I got to the meeting, everyone welcomed me as a member of the family.”
The young person, away from home, probably for the first time, is vulnerable to approaches of friendship and support from a community that can and often does take the role of the family.
“What my roommate was telling me made sense. I mean it was in the Bible and she showed me what the Jewish prophets said. It’s the Jewish Bible and it said things that I could see was clearly telling me about Jesus. It’s the Jewish Bible, it couldn’t be wrong.”
Many do not have enough knowledge of the Jewish texts, so they fall prey to the manipulative verses shown to them.
“I was convinced that accepting Yeshua as the moshiach made me a completed Jew. It was the most Jewish thing I ever did, accepting Yeshua as my personal savior.”
Once the bonds of friendship have taken hold, being manipulated into the next step by contrived ideas and error laden texts is very easy. Conversion. Another Jewish soul is lost, probably forever.