WHO WE ARE
Toward Jerusalem Council II is an initiative of repentance and reconciliation between the Jewish and Gentile segments of the Church. The vision is that one day there will be a second Council of Jerusalem that will be, in an important respect, the inverse of the first Council described in Acts 15. Whereas the first Council was made up of Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus), who decided not to impose on the Gentiles the requirements of the Jewish law, so the second Council would be made up of Gentile church leaders, who would recognize and welcome the Jewish believers in Yeshua without requiring them to abandon their Jewish identity and practice.
The initiative is led by an International Leadership Council (ILC) of fourteen leaders, seven Jewish and seven Gentile, who are broadly representative of the different international movements and churches, historic and modern that confess Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord and Savior. The ILC members offer themselves as servants of this vision:
To make known to church leaders and Christian scholars the restoration of the Jewish segments of the church.
To foster repentance for the sins of Gentile Christians and the Christian Church against the Jewish people, especially for the suppression of the corporate Jewish witness to Yeshua, the Messiah.
To foster intercession for all the churches of the nations to abandon all forms of replacement teaching concerning the calling and election of Israel and to recognize the place of the Jew in the body of Messiah.
To encourage the Messianic Jewish community in and out of Israel to enter into this vision of reconciliation and restoration and thereby fostering unity among the different streams and organizations within the Messianic Jewish Movement.
The TJCII International Leadership Council recognizes that a second Jerusalem Council can only happen under the special leading of the Holy Spirit. We are doing this so that G-d may be honored in the reconciling work of His Son through the healing of the original schism in the Body of Christ, that between the Jewish and the Gentile believers.
The ultimate purpose in unifying the Body and restoring the Jewish believers to their rightful place is the hastening of the coming of the Lord Yeshua in glory and the full accomplishment of His work of redemption in the Kingdom of God.
THE VISION OF TJCII
Uniting Jews and Gentiles for the Return of Yeshua: John 17
TJCII is working for worldwide reconciliation between leaders of both Christian and Messianic Jewish communities. Healing this first major split is necessary for unity within the Body of Messiah.
Working toward the Second Jerusalem Council: Acts 15
The Jewish apostles of Yeshua welcomed Gentiles without requiring that they become Jews. TJCII is making inroads toward a second Jerusalem Council where the Gentile church will welcome Jewish believers in Yeshua complete with their Jewish identity and practice.
Encouraging Unity That Leads to Restoration: Romans 11
The work of TJCII is foundational for both Christian and Messianic Jewish ministries. When Jewish believers are grafted back into the tree, it will be “life from the dead” for all believers.
Preparing the Way for Yeshua’s Return: Zech 8
Restoring Jewish believers to their rightful place in the Body of Messiah prepares the way for Yeshua’s return and the fulfillment of His work of Redemption.
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