Someone emailed me today asking about the question of Gentile roles in Messianic Judaism. If you are new to this issue, here is a woefully short summary: Messianic Judaism started as a Jewish movement (in numbers and purpose), became a predominantly Gentile movement (in numbers), and is trying to become a Jewish movement (in purpose) again without losing the many friends who have come alongside who are not Jewish.
Okay, don’t get angry when you read below and please, no ranting. I would like to hear your opinion about the way I present the issue below. It does not answer all questions, but what do you think of the general approach? NOTE: I edited this post a bit with suggestions from a friend.
Here is the POV of many Jews in MJ: Messianic Judaism is about the renewal and restoration of the people of Israel according to the scriptures.
Here is the POV of many Gentiles in MJ: We like Torah and Jewish customs, so you Jews had better accept us. MJ is about Torah, not restoration for the people of Israel and this movement belongs to us.
Some other Gentiles: We know MJ is about the renewal and restoration of the people of Israel and we want to be a part of that.
Here is my POV: Messianic Judaism is about the renewal and restoration of the people of Israel according to the scriptures and we should expect that Gentiles will come along for the ride and insist that MJ needs to regain the mission of Jewish renewal with the cooperation of all, Jew and Gentile. We need to work out the solutions and expect them to take a generation.