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The Catholic Church as Eternal Israel

“Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come” Heb 13:14.

Welcome to Second Exodus!

Hi, I'm Marty Barrack. Welcome to Second Exodus, a Catholic apostolate, faithful to the Magisterium.

God would never come to his people through two separate religions that disagree on the most crucial point of all. There is only one continuing revelation § 839, called Jewish when it was the religion of the Judean people, and Catholic when it was opened to all the world. God changed the names of Abram Gen 17:5, Sarai Gen 17:15, Jacob Gen 32:28 and Simon Mt 16:18 when their relationship to him changed. As he promised Is 62:2, he has changed the name of his community of faith. Rabbi Yeshua came to fulfill, to complete the Old Covenant, which remains an everlasting part of salvation history. More about continuity.

Rabbi Yeshua “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” Mt 15:24, men who knew their Tanakh by heart, not only every word but the day-to-day lives of the people. We who passionately love Rabbi Yeshua know that he often taught using language familiar to his flock such as, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force” Mt 11:12. It’s still true today. Do you know what he means? The answer is here on this site. “Seek, and you will find” Mt 7:7. :-)

Jews these days often ask questions about the Catholic Church. They know the Church depends very much on its Jewish heritage, and are eager to know more about us. At the same time, Catholics are more and more interested in the Church’s rich Jewish heritage. Many Jews are eager to know more about their “younger brother,” and many Catholics want to know more about their “older brother.” Second Exodus helps us understand the Catholic Church’s Jewish heritage so we can see the totality of God’s revelation to man all across salvation history as a mighty panorama of our own journey to Rabbi Yeshua’s Cross and Resurrection.

Second Exodus seeks also to help all Israel discover God’s Mashiakh. It is directed to Catholics who may someday encounter an inquiring Jew. If an inquiring Jew approaches a Catholic and asks about the Church, and the Catholic knows how to explain the it as the synagogue transformed by God's Mashiakh, both may have a small role in a vast event § 674. More about the mission.

Most Second Exodus visitors are already Catholic. Some are cradle Catholic, and some are converts from Judaism or the sola Scriptura denominations. They come for the Catholic teaching. Some of them read Hear O Israel to focus most vividly on the Church’s Jewish origins. Others on their Catholic journey come to find The Way forward. Wherever you are in your journey, you and all are welcome!

Pope Francis with White Dove