7 Affirmations

Why 7 Affirmations?

The 7 Affirmations are leading TJCII in the quest to fulfill our call for a second Jerusalem Council.

In the hope of healing the most ancient wound among followers of Jesus, TJCII continues to address the schism between Jewish and Gentile believers in the early Body of Messiah that has rooted itself and endured to the current day. It is time for the Church to affirm the Messianic Jewish community.

As Christian denominations, networks and Christian leaders endorse the 7 Affirmations, TJCII will be fulfilling a major part of the vision entrusted to us by the Almighty and our Messiah Jesus.

What are the 7 Affirmations?

We affirm the election of Israel...
We affirm the election of Israel, its irrevocable nature and God’s unfinished work with the Jewish people regarding salvation and the role of Israel as a blessing to the nations.
We affirm that Jews who come to faith in the Messiah, Jesus, are called to retain their Jewish identity...
We affirm that Jews who come to faith in the Messiah, Jesus, are called to retain their Jewish identity and live as part of their people in ways consistent with the New Covenant.
We affirm the formation of Messianic Jewish congregations as a significant and effective way to express Jewish collective identity (in Jesus)...
We affirm the formation of Messianic Jewish congregations as a significant and effective way to express Jewish collective identity (in Jesus) and as a means of witnessing to Jesus before the Jewish community. We also affirm Jewish individuals and groups that are part of churches and encourage them in their commitment to Jewish life and identity.
We affirm our willingness as an ecclesiastical body to build bridges...
We affirm our willingness as an ecclesiastical body to build bridges to the Messianic Jewish community; to extend the hand of friendship and to pray for their growth and vitality.
We affirm our willingness to share our resources...
We affirm our willingness to share our resources with Messianic Jewish congregations, mission organizations and theological training institutes so as to empower them to fulfill their God-given purpose.
We affirm our willingness to be a voice within our own ecclesiastical structures...

We affirm our willingness to be a voice within our own ecclesiastical structures and spheres of influence against all forms of anti-Semitism, replacement theology (supersessionism) and teaching that precludes the expression of Jewish identity in Jesus.

Finally, we affirm that as Jewish and Gentile expressions of life in Jesus grow organically side by side with distinct identities that God will be glorified...
Finally, we affirm that as Jewish and Gentile expressions of life in Jesus grow organically side by side with distinct identities that God will be glorified; that the Kingdom of Heaven will be advanced and that the vision of “the one new man” in Ephesians 2 will unfold as part of the original Abrahamic blessing to the nations.

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A public acknowledgment of a person’s agreement and alignment with the 7 Affirmations is an important step in the healing process. When you are ready, please sign the 7 Affirmations.