What is Messianic Judaism?
At present, the Messianic "Jewish" movement is well-funded and supported by many Christian denominations. The following Christian denominations count Messianic congregations among their membership: Southern Baptist Convention, Assemblies of God, Lutheran Church-Missiouri Synod, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Church of the Nazarene, Seventh-Day Adventist, Presbyterian Church of America, Calvary Chapel, Conservative Baptist Association, Presbyterian Church USA, and the Anglican Church (arguably the Anglican Church is the start point of the Messianic Jewish movement). Often, the leaders of the Messianic Jewish congregations and organizations are ordained Christian ministers. For instance, the current president of Jews for Jesus, David Brickner, is an ordained Baptist minister. Many of the leaders of the Messianic Jewish movement have never actually been Jewish. As an example, Dan Juster of Tikkun Ministries has never been Jewish; he is a Presbyterian. It is no accident that these denominations have found their way into Messianic "Judaism"; their goal is to evangelize the Jews to Christianity, and Messianic "Judaism" allows them to do so in a manner that allows the individual to believe they are practicing authentic Judaism, when in truth they are not.
To those Jews that have joined the world of Messianic "Judaism", it is important to recognize that you are practicing a form of evangelical Christianity. Ask yourself this, Can Christianity create a form of Judaism? Would all of the aformentioned Christian denominations really spend their money and give their support for a true Jewish movement? As reasonable people, we know the answer is "no." And with equal importance, you should recognize that the door is always open to come back to real Judaism. Your Jewish home is waiting for you. The table is set, your seat is still here...the only thing missing is you.