Dear Mr. Weinstein,
We attended the debate at Colorado Christian University. We have many questions which were not answered that night, but here is our main question:
As a Jew, who or what convinced you that Jesus Christ is not the Messiah, the Son of God?
Response from MRFF Founder and President,Mikey Weinstein
(name withheld), ummm, excuse me but I was raised in a traditional Jewish household… I was bar mitzvahed and confirmed… I have been a practicing Jew for the majority of my life… Not so religious anymore… Having said all of that, why in the world would you think that I would accept Christ as my personal Lord and Savior since our faith does not recognize him as either of those things?… Seriously, I find the question a bit insulting and offensive… However thank you for at least reaching out… Best, Mikey
Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Joan Slish
Dear ( names withheld),
As a retired ordained Christian Pastor and MRFF Advisory Board member, Mikey asked me to respond to you.
Thank you for the kind way in which you worded your question to Mikey. Usually he gets hate mail and death threats from Christians regarding his Jewishness.
I find comfort in the scriptures regarding Mikey:
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election (chosen ones), they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” Romans 11:25-29
Revelations 11 speaks of two witnesses. Speculation is that they are Moses and Elijah (both Jews) because they appeared with Jesus, Peter, James and John on the mount of Transfiguration.
Elijah never died and was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (2 Kings 2:11–12) and God buried Moses in a secret place (Deut. 34:5–6; Jude 9).
Thank you for being concerned about Mikey’s salvation but God already has plans for the salvation of all of Israel – His “chosen ones,” “beloved” and the “apple of His eye.”
MRFF Advisory Board Member