A Jewish Israeli psychologist found Jesus during his search for spiritual reality. He was introduced to Jesus by a group of believers who presented the Messiah in his own Hebrew Scriptures.
Jewish Israeli Psychologist
Dr. Erez Soref grew up in a traditional Jewish family. His mom’s family was Babylonian Jews, while his father’s side was Sephardic Jews. And although he was taught about God and the Torah from a young age, he really didn’t know God.
After serving his years in the military, he decided to travel around the world. He was then exposed to Buddhism and Hinduism. And from there, he knew the reality of spirituality. But the spiritual reality the Buddism and Hinduism offered were “dark and scary.”
Then, he met a group of enthusiastic believers of Jesus in Holland. Dr. Soref was drawn to their “personal relationship with God” and “their familiarity with the Hebrew passages in the Bible.” He was more than surprised to see non-Jewish people talk about the Hebrew scriptures. And they even showed him Messianic passages found in the Bible.
Dr. Soref’s curiosity towards Jesus only grew. It led him to have his own Hebrew Bible with New Testament in it. He discovered the truth in Jesus and encountered His joy and peace.
“I had no idea that Jesus or his disciples ever existed,” he said. “We refer to this phenomenon as Jesus being the best-kept secret among the Jewish people.”
As he studied the New Testament and compared it with the Hebrew Texts, they matched. “I became convinced, first in my head, then in my heart, that Yeshua is indeed the promised Messiah of our people.”
Now, Dr. Soref, together with his family, dedicate their lives to educate and proclaim the truth of Jesus to his people, the Israelites. He finished advanced training in Bible and theology studies from Wheaton College and then opened a Bible school for Israel. He is now the president of One for Israel Ministry.
“I felt very strongly that I need to go and provide this opportunity for Israeli believers,” he said. “Both Jewish and Arab, to study the Word of God in Hebrew, right where it happened.”