Not many -- perhaps not any -- of those former Jews pushing Jesus pamphlets on street corners experienced spontaneous conversion. Christian missionizing achieves most Jewish conversions. One of the most energetic evangelizers of Jews is the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. JewsOnFirst.org recently posted a feature package on the SBC's efforts to convert Jews. The package, which includes a report and recorded conversations with rabbis and experts on Christian Zionism, examines how the Southern Baptist Convention works through a Messianic Fellowship which uses faux rabbis and Jewish rituals to proselytize Jews.
Southern Baptists Rely on Deception in Effort to Convert Jews
Messianic Congregations Offer Reassuring Jewish Symbols
by JewsOnFirst.org, June 25, 2007
Six million Jews and only 15 Southern Baptist Messianic Churches! A Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) official's recent juxtaposition of the US Jewish population (and, by inevitable association, the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust) with the SBC's main vehicle for converting Jews raised this question: is the SBC's objective to empty Judaism of American Jews and make them all Messianic Southern Baptists?
At its 1996 annual meeting, the Southern Baptist Convention resolved to focus on converting Jews -- specifically to "direct our energies and resources toward the proclamation of the Gospel to the Jews." This year's meeting afforded a look at how the SBC goes about evangelizing the Jews through the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship.
The "messianic" -- Jesus worshipping -- congregations endeavor to appear "Jewish" in order to provide a reassuring display of Jewish symbols to potential converts. Rabbis contacted for this report deemed the Jewish facade deceptive. Continue readingour complete report at JewsOnFirst.org.