AMSTERDAM (Jul. 4)
A branch of Jews for Jesus has been established in Amsterdam.
Calling itself Beth Yeshua, the group of so-called messianic Jews meets weekly for Sabbath services.
The group’s leader is a Dutch-born Jew who believes that the opposition of many Jews to Jews converted to Christianity is a remnant of “ghetto mentality.”
The establishment of the group is notable because attendance at mainstream Christian churches in Holland is on a downward turn and has become the bastion mostly of the elderly.
Most Christians in Holland attend a church service only for Christmas and Easter.