Those who wish to be active participants in the nation of Israel are required to undergo a simple conversion process. This includes acknowledging the God of Israel (abandoning and renouncing all other gods), circumcision, and following the Torah to the best of one’s ability. It is imperative for a person who is contemplating conversion to Judaism to abandon all creeds that are outside of the Tanakh with the belief that any creed that is not directly from Torah are mere teachings of men. These three steps make a man or woman* an Israelite. As far as circumcision is concerned, only infants undergo an actual circumcision, while older children and adults undergo a symbolic circumcision where an earlobe is slightly pricked to draw a single, tiny drop of blood.
*Only males are circumcised
Those who wish to be active participants within The Religious Community of Orthodox Netzarim additional information will be provided as to how to become members. However, if you are a non-Jew you are encouraged to follow the Seven Noahide Laws rather than converting to Judaism. The goal of The Religious Community of Orthodox Netzarim is not to actively proselytize non-Jews, but to encourage all Israel to worship the One True God and to follow Torah.
“When a stranger shall live as a foreigner with you, and will keep the Passover to YHWH, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one who is born in the land: but no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.” (Exodus 12:48)
“Also the foreigners who join themselves to YHWH, to minister to him, and to love the Name of YHWH, to be his servants, everyone who keeps the Sabbath from profaning it, and holds fast my covenant; even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:6,7)
Can one still remain a member of another religion and convert to the House of Israel? Not at all. There is no such thing as “Messianic Netzarim” or “Christian Netzarim.” There are certain elements in other religions that are diametrically opposed to the faith of Orthodox Netzarim. A real and personal commitment to the Commandments of the Torah and the faith and teachings of Yeshua ha’Mashiach are required.
Please download our five page pamphlet concerning the first steps required for conversion and entry into the Religious Community of Orthodox Netzarim.