Much of the debate about abortion questions whether deliberate infanticide should be banned.
Here is why abortion is wrong. First let's start with a syllogism. It is wrong to take the life of an innocent human being. Abortion takes the life of an innocent human being. Therefore abortion is wrong. Any object that 1) can properly be called a living organism 2) is comprised of cells that contain human DNA, is by simple definition a human being. The zygote is composed of human DNA and other human molecules. So the zygote is not some other species. "Zygote" is the name of the first cell formed, the earliest development stage of an embryo. The human embryo fulfills the 4 criteria to establish biological life. 1) metabolism 2) growth 3) reaction to stimuli 4) reproduction.
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CAMP YELADIM 2019
July 29th-August 3rd
It’s Camp Yeladim’s 25th birthday! Yom Hu'ledet Sameach!
יום הולדת שמח
Join us as we also learn about Celebrations of a Messianic Jewish Life
Who can Attend? Any child age 5-12 years old.
Give your child a week of fun by enrolling them in our annual “CAMP YELADIM” A Messianic Jewish Day Camp. We’ll have a week full of adventure, learning, and making memories!!! Parents will be provided with daily newsletters that will keep you posted of our activities. Please return registration back ASAP, even if you do not plan to pay until the first day of camp, so that we are able to order your T-shirt!!!!!!
Monday: Camp Yeladim Opening Day (9am-3pm) Tuesday: Mayim (Water) Day (9am-3pm) Wednesday: Field Trip Day (9am-3pm) Thursday: Heath Pool Day/Sleepover at Beth Messiah (9am-OVERNIGHT) Friday: Mitzvah Day/Nursing Home (9am-3pm) Saturday: Shabbat (10:30am-1pm)
WHERE: Debolts House
WHEN: July 27th-28th
WHAT: We are having an overnight from 4pm till 10am the next day, everyone is encouraged to help with camp set up (time tba) cost is $5 as usual and friends are welcome. We are asking that everyone will RSVP as soon as they can so we know how much food to buy.
WHERE: Scioto Audubon Metro Park
WHEN: Saturday May 18th, 2019
WHAT: We will be going to the Scioto Audubon Metro Park after service at 3:00pm. We will be doing the obstacle course and having a picnic.
Dr. J. Brian Tucker recently came to our congregation and taught on his new book "Reading Romans After Supersessionism". Supersessionism is the belief the church has replaced Israel. We don't hold to this belief. What do you think? Check out his new book! www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9GFCPZ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
WHAT: Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance and Awareness
WHEN:Sunday May 19th 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This Sunday is our Holocaust Remembrance and Awareness event. We will begin at 12:00 with a introductory video followed by the movie "The Devil's Arithmetic". Afterward, there will be other memorable moments and ending with a candle lighting vigil in the social hall.
If you are unable to come to the movie, you can still come be a part of the rest of the event after the movie. Invite your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to come, this event is open to everyone in the community.
Please eat before you come. Usually all our events have refreshments of some kind, but with the thematic nature of this event, we will not be having refreshments during this event.
We could still use the following items:
*empty picture frames
*easels (table top and floor)
*Holocaust memorabilia you may have, such as books, pictures, etc.
Please mark your items so we can make sure they return to you safely
The fun festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of Adar. It remembers the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to kill all the Jewish people, in a single day,” as recorded in the Megillah which is the book of Esther. Purim means “lots” in ancient Persian. You can find the story of Queen Esther and Haman in the Book of Esther in the Bible.
WHAT: Teen Event
At 4 pm we will be meeting at Beth Messiah then going bowling at Gahanna lanes, as usual friends are invited and ask Julie if you have questions. We also possibly will go glow putt-putting,
WHERE: Gahanna Lanes
WHEN: March 9th
WHEN: February 9th
WHERE: Debolts' House
WHO: Any and all teens
WHAT: Movie/Game night at the Debolts. Friends welcome. 4pm to 8ish. Bring any board games you may want to play or movies you would like to see. Can meet at the Debolts house. Any questions, address, or if a ride is needed please call Julie Lyon.
A lot of people have been asking, “What is the difference between Messianic Judaism and Christianity?” The key to better understanding the differences between Messianic Judaism and Christianity is to first understand the foundations of both religions as they spring from Judaism.
1. Jewish people are descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and acknowledge Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the patriarchs of Israel and the Jewish people. Historically, Jewish people have not acknowledged Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah promised to Israel.
2. Christians are typically non-Jews who have responded to Yeshua in faith to experience spiritual rebirth and reconciliation to God.
3. Messianic Jews are people of Jewish heritage who maintain their Jewish identity and acknowledge Yeshua as the Messiah.
Differences between Messianic Jews and Christians:
Once you understand the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Messianic Judaism, you can begin to dive deeper into the similarities and differences between Messianic Jews and Christians. Here are a few of the major differences between the two.
Messianic Jews and Christians both embrace the entire Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as Spirit-inspired Holy Writ. However, many Messianic Jews continue to live by the first five books of the Bible, called the Torah, something most Christians do not do.
Messianic Jewish people observe the Sabbath, or Shabbat, during the traditional Jewish time starting before sunset on Friday evening until Saturday night. While there are several theories on when the Christian church deviated from the traditional Jewish day of Shabbat, Christians have been observing the Sabbath on Sundays since the second century.
Christians observe holidays that are disconnected from the Bible, like Christmas and Easter Sunday. While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus (Yeshua) and Easter Sunday celebrates His resurrection, the timing of these holidays historically corresponds with pagan holidays. Messianic Jewish people also observe the resurrection of Yeshua from the dead, believing His resurrection is evidence of His finished work in conquering sin and death for us. . Messianic Jews generally celebrate Yeshua’s resurrection on the first day of the Week of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover. Additionally, Messianic Jews observe the traditional Jewish holidays and feasts such as Purim, Chanukah, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), and the Feast of Booths (Sukkot).
Most Christians do not observe the biblical commandments regarding dietary practices. These include the avoidance of scavengers of land or sea, with the exception of mammals that both chew the cud and have hooves, like sheep, goats, and deer. For many Messianic Jewish people, the basic biblical commandments found in the Torah are still observed. This observance enables Messianic Jewish people to maintain their God-given identities as Jews.
The Messiah and the Jewish People
While there are many similarities between Messianic Judaism, Christianity, and Judaism, Messianic Jewish people embrace their Jewish heritage, while believing that Yeshua is the Messiah, the promised Redeemer of Israel and all of mankind.
Credit to Jewish Voice