Monday, May 22, 2023

Does Judaism Believe In A Messiah? Not So Much In 2023!

One of the most important themes running throughout the Hebrew Bible is that the God of Israel promises to send the Messiah to earth one day to redeem the Jewish people and rule Israel and the entire world. Obviously, the world’s 2.6 billion Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah and that He is coming back to earth in the “last days” of history.  Also obvious is that the vast majority of Jews worldwide – and here in Israel – do not believe that Jesus is the Messiah. Yet here is a fact that is not obvious at all. Nearly half of all Israeli Jews have given up believing that the Messiah is real and coming any time in the future. When asked by researchers, “Do you believe the Messiah is coming?,” a shocking new survey finds that a mere 54.9% of Israeli Jews say “yes.” Fully 45.1% say “no.” No one said, “I don’t know.”

The survey of 1,200 Israeli Jews was designed by two Jewish professors in the United States. For the record, neither believe that Jesus is the Messiah. The survey was conducted last month in Hebrew by one of the top research and polling firms in Israel. It was partially funded by ALL ISRAEL NEWS and the results are being published here for the first time. More results will be published over the next few days and will also be released at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Orlando, Florida, this week. WHY HAVE SO MANY ISRAELIS ABANDONED BELIEF IN THE MESSIAH? Why have upwards of three million Israeli Jews given up believing that the Messiah is ever coming to earth? It’s an important question and one that will require serious analysis. Unfortunately, the survey didn’t ask. I look forward to interviewing a range of Israeli scholars, religious leaders, and others in search of the answer and reporting my findings here on ALL ISRAEL NEWS and on my weekly, prime time TV show, THE ROSENBERG REPORT, that airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). That said, I suspect that the simplest answer is likely the most accurate. Large numbers of Israelis have stopped reading the Jewish scriptures. They might have grown up hearing the Bible read in the synagogue. But they are not reading the Torah or the prophets for themselves. So, they’re not focusing on the specific prophecies that describe who the coming Messiah will be, much less taking those prophecies to heart. What’s more, given that religious Jews believe that God still hasn’t sent the Messiah for more than 3,000 years since the first prophecies were given in the Bible, is it likely that traditional, secular, and non-religious Jews would hold to a belief that the Messiah will still come one day?

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Comment:  Not only do many Jews not believe in a literal Messiah or a literal return of the Messiah but they outright reject the notion that Jesus is the Messiah. This has not caught God off-guard or by surprise. In Luke 18:8 Jesus said this about His return, "Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh, will He find faith on the earth?". Jesus indicated that instead of a revival in the church and among the Jews there will be steep declines in faith.

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