MJMI’s mission is to facilitate the restoration of all Jewish people everywhere—both those who have already found Yeshua, and those who have not—to their singular identity, calling and purpose as Israel, in the Messiah Yeshua, according to the Scriptures.
When MJMI was founded in 1963, it led the way in shaping and defining Messianic Jewish ministry. Today, MJMI’s vision is to continue to build on that legacy by refocusing and redefining the Messianic Jewish movement for a new generation. Using both the most recent technologies as well as traditional communication methods, MJMI therefore seeks to:
- Persuade Jewish believers in Messianic congregations, churches and elsewhere to value Scripture over religion through the creation of resources and teachings that promote a biblical understanding — especially of Torah-keeping, Messianic Jewish identity and other Jewish topics;
- Educate Christians about replacement theology, teaching them to replace it with a sense of urgency—both to share the Messiah with unbelieving Jews, and to provoke Jewish believers to actively walk in a biblically Jewish lifestyle (as opposed to being assimilated into Christianity); and
- Engage with Jewish seekers who are curious and serious about finding the true Yeshua, the One whose character and message relies neither on the traditions of Christianity, nor on the perspectives of Judaism, but rather only on the authentic Word of God—the Scriptures.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the whole of Scripture (the Tanakh, “Old Testament,” and the New Covenant Scriptures, “New Testament,” together) is the true, Perfect Word of God—that, from Genesis to Revelation, it is sufficient, supreme, complete, objective, without error, solely authoritative and fully trustworthy.
Matthew 5:17-18; Matthew 22:29; Luke 24:32; John 10:35; Acts 18:28; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 3:16
We believe in the One (אחד) True God, יהוה, Adonai—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel—perfect and holy; Maker of all; revealed in Creation; who was, and is, and is to come. We believe that the Father is known only through the Son—Yeshua the Messiah, the Word of God who became flesh—and that we are enlightened to His truth by the Ruach HaQodesh (Holy Spirit) of God.
Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Kings 18:36; Matthew 11:27; John 1:1, 14; John 16:13; Romans 1:20; Revelation 4:8
We believe that God made man in His own image for His glory, but that man is separated from God by his sin, and, apart from God’s unmerited favor, is incapable of turning to Him and being saved. Because of this, God chose and set apart Israel—the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: the Jewish people—to be a blessing and a kingdom of ko’haniym (priests) to all the families of the earth for the sake of their reconciliation to the Creator.
Genesis 1:27; Genesis 12:3; Exodus 19:6; Isaiah 42:6, 49:6; Isaiah 59:2; John 6:44; Ephesians 2:8
We believe that the Jewish people—including Jews who follow Yeshua as Messiah—remain God’s uniquely treasured people Israel, and that He continues to keep His covenants with them today. It is from Israel, as promised in those covenants, that the Father brought forth the one Mediator between God and man, the Master Yeshua the Messiah—being sinless, fully human, yet also fully God—who saves man from sin and death, redeeming him from a literal hell of eternal punishment and everlasting destruction, by way of His own death and resurrection. Through faith in Yeshua, all may be brought near to God—man or woman, Jew or Gentile—and the narrow gate to salvation (ישועה, yeshuah) is opened for anyone who believes in His Name.
Genesis 17:7; Deuteronomy 7:6; Matthew 7:13-14; Matthew 25:46; Romans 4:11; Romans 5:17; Romans 6:3; Romans 9:4-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:17; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:13; Colossians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 1:3-4; 1 Peter 2:9; Hebrews 9:8
We believe that by the power of the Ruach HaQodesh, through the proclamation of the Good News of Yeshua, that man’s heart is renewed, causing him to reform, to confess Yeshua as his Master, and to believe that God raised Him from the dead. By the same Ruach, man is led to trust in God’s loving-kindness, whereby he is born again from above, forgiven for all his sins, made right before God by faith alone, given the free gift of eternal life, and convicted and empowered to lead a life today of holy behavior and godly acts. This includes collectively building up one another within the Body of Messiah, and proclaiming Yeshua to those without.
Ezekiel 36:26; John 3:3; John 3:16; Romans 1:17; Romans 2:4; Romans 5:5; Romans 5:19; Romans 6:22; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:14; Colossians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Titus 2:14; 2 Peter 3:11-12, Hebrews 10:24-25
We believe in the coming salvation of all Israel which will usher in the physical return of Yeshua, the resurrection of the dead, the judgment of all mankind, the new heaven and new earth, and the end of the age, when the righteous in Yeshua will praise and glorify God in His very presence forever.
Psalm 140:13; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 13:49-50; Matthew 23:39; Romans 11:15; Romans 11:26; 2 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 7:12; Revelation 21:1; Revelation 22:5