I was looking at someone’s Facebook profile and saw what he’d put down under Religious Views:
Messianic JewishJewish people who believe that Y’shua (Jesus) is the promised Messiah of our people. And for the world!
I’m always interested to see what Jewish people who share my faith put down in that section, because it’s something we’re having to be creative with expressing, we have to think what to say – if you’re a non-Jew and you believe in Jesus you can just say “Christian” and be done with it (though yes, of course we could spend all night discussing what people mean by the term “Christian”… but that’s another story) but if you’re Jewish and believe in him and you want to state your faith, the terminology is less clear and obvious. Which is why some choose to add an explanation.