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    September 6, 2012 | 5 Comments

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    Dr. Brown explains the past, present, and future significance of Jerusalem, responds to a question about effective approaches to Jewish outreach, and takes your Jewish-related calls.  Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at  (866) 348 7884  with your questions and comments.

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    Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: When Paul said he was not ashamed of the Gospel, he said it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes—first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. That remains everlastingly true.

     

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    5 Responses to “The Significance of Jerusalem, and Effective Ways to Reach Jewish People with the Gospel”

    1. Bijoy Thomas
      September 6th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

      Dear Dr. Brown,

      Are gentile believers supposed to wear tassels in light of of NT scriptures? Will a gentile believer wearing tassels serve as a means to provoke Jewish non-believers towards putting their trust in Yeshua?

      Also, what is your position concerning Jewish believers wearing tassels?

      By God’s abundant mercy your ministry and encouraging words continue to bless my family and myself.

      God bless you richly.
      In Yeshua’s Holy Name.

      Bijoy.

    2. Dr Michael L Brown
      September 6th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

      Bijoy,

      Gentile believers? Definitely not, especially since they are not obligated to keep all the Torah commandments (which is what the tassles were about). As for how this seems to Jews — they would think the person was weird and would be less likely to listen to their witness about Jesus.

      As for Jewish believers, that would be a matter of conscience and conviction, but unless they were living a lifestyle consistent Torah and unless they were not doing it out of legalism, I would recommend against it, especially with the NT truth that God’s laws have been written on our hearts. Also, since the command was not to do things the rabbinic way but rather to have blue fringes on the corners of the standard garment that was worn, I would ask a Jewish believer why they were following the rabbinic custom of wearing white tassles hanging out of their shirts.

    3. Bijoy Thomas
      September 6th, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

      Dear Dr. Brown,

      Thanks a lot for the fast response concerning this issue and you confirm my beliefs on this.

      This is an issue that has been laid upon my heart as a person in our local congregation has been pressing on gentile believers to wear tassels.

      To this effect, by God’s grace, I was able to finish a paper on this issue, which resonates with your views. I wish there was a way where you could briefly review this paper and point out any errors. If you cannot, I totally understand owing to your extremely busy schedule.

      God bless you richly
      In Yeshua’s Holy Name.

      Bijoy.

    4. Dr Michael L Brown
      September 6th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

      Bijoy, please send it to Ryan Lambert at ryan@realmessiah.com. He is my very able assistant in Jewish ministry.

    5. Bijoy Thomas
      September 6th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

      Dear Dr. Brown,

      Thanks a lot for this information.

      God bless you and the ministry.
      In Yeshua’s Divine Name.

      Bijoy.

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