In response to "The Inheritance of Abraham," a report issued by the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland, leaders of major Messianic Jewish organizations--the British Messianic Jewish Alliance (BMJA), the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS), the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA), the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations (UMJC)--have issued an open letter criticizing the report for faulty interpretation of Scripture, mischaracterization of Zionism and Israel's history, invalidation of Scriptural prophecy, and disregard for principles of justice. Click here to read the statement on the UMJC website.
On July 19, delegates to the annual UMJC business meeting unanimously approved a new statement of faith. A sub-committee of the UMJC Theology Committee, chaired by former UMJC President Dan Juster, worked on the new statement for two years. Click here to read the full statement.
David Rudolph (PhD, Cambridge University) is the Director of Messianic Jewish Studies and Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at The King's University in Southlake, Texas.