The Jerusalem Road
When sharing our faith with Jewish people, we must remember that our
traditional "Evangelism Explosion" type techniques might leave us floundering.
"Four Spiritual Laws" and "The Romans Road" are not terribly effective ways
to show Jewish people G-d's plan of salvation for their lives.
The following Jerusalem Road shows the plan of salvation from the Tenach, the
Hebrew Scriptures. I hope it will give you confidence and a place to start.
Man was created to have perfect fellowship with HaShem.
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalms 16:11)
HaShem cannot fellowship with man because of man’s sin.
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20 )
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? (Habakkuk 1:13)
Surely the arm of the L-rd is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your G-d; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
HaShem will not recognize man’s efforts to remove sin.
No man can redeem the life of another or give to G-d a ransom for him--the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--that he should live on forever and not see decay. (Psalms 49:7-9)
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. (Isaiah 64:6)
HaShem requires a blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin.
For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life. (Leviticus 17:11)
HaShem provides this atonement for sin through the Moshiach of Israel.
"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. (Zechariah 12:10)
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the L-rd has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:5-6)
All that is required is faith and a willing heart.
And everyone who calls on the name of the L-rd will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the L-rd has said, among the survivors whom the L-rd calls. (Joel 2:32)
They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The L-rd is our G-d.'" (Zechariah 13:9 b)