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Why We Do It

Jesus, speaking to a crowd in Jerusalem at one time, said of himself,

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)”

Some time later, after Jesus was killed on a cross, buried and then resurrected to life, one of his disciples – a man named Peter – said of him that,

“there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)”

In both these instances the people being addressed were Jewish.  It is clear that Jesus and his disciples believed that the message of Yeshua as Messiah and Lord was vital to the Jewish people.  In fact the 1st Century church was predominantly Jewish.

Therefore, as believers in Jesus as our God and Saviour, we at New Covenant Forum also believe (as Jesus and Peter and all those 1st century Jews did) that faith in him is for Jews and Gentiles alike.  So it is important that the Jewish people hear the true message of the Good News of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ).

There are many believers, Jews and Gentiles alike, who share a love of the nation of Israel, and long for them to come to faith in the Messiah promised by Moses and the Prophets – that Messiah being Jesus.

We believe that the Christian faith – namely faith in Yeshua as Messiah, God and King – is the biblical Jewish faith that has its foundations in the Hebrew Scriptures and find their fulfillment in the New Testament.

We also believe that much of what the majority of Jewish people understand about the Christian faith and about the Messiah Jesus is erroneous and misunderstood.

For all these reasons, our goal is to communicate the Gospel message, with love and sensitivity, and to express the Jewishness of the Christian faith.  We believe that this message must be proclaimed to all who will hear so that people will have the opportunity to come to faith.

It is not our purpose to convert people (only God can do that) or to force anyone to hear our message who does not want to hear it.  But it is our prayerful hope that all people – Jewish and Gentile alike – will take the opportunity to learn who Christ is, what his message is really about, and with sincerity of purpose, seek God to know His truth in this regard.

“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3)”

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)”

We don’t require people to agree with us, but hope they will make their decision from an informed perspective.

Feel free to contact us and find out more!

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