Oldest U.S. Outreach to Jews Loves "Love the Jews"
Tue., May. 24. 2005 11:07pm EDT
This past week, we received an encouraging email from the oldest Christian outreach to the Jewish people in America (since 1878), Good News for Israel:
"We recently heard your rendition of the Beatles tune 'Love Me Do' ('Love the Jews') and we loved it too! In short we went ape over it! We have a radio program here in the Twin Cities called 'Faith Roots' and would LOVE to be able to air it and perhaps use it for our ministry - but of course we'd need your permission to do so ... I played your song for
our Director Chris Heeb and he went bananas over it - and is excited to get in touch with you.
"Our main mission is to bring the Good News of Jesus back to His own people, since Paul wrote that the reason salvation was given to the Gentiles was 'to make Israel envious' (Rom. 11:11). Unfortunately, the Church in general rarely provokes them to jealousy for Jesus - but to tears. We'd greatly appreciate featuring your song through our ministry.
"Our second mission is to educate and encourage Christians to recognize that Christianity is Jewish. Jesus didn't come to start a new religion, He came to fulfill His own and we are called to love the Jewish people back to Jesus, not arrogantly think we've replaced them in God's promises.
"We just bought 50 copies of "Grace Period" (the CD that features 'Love the Jews') from your website and look forward to sharing it with every one we can!"
Good News for Israel
St. Louis Park, MN