I forgot to mention something about the name of G-D (I use your usage out of respect).
I happen to have a Hebrew Bible. One thing I note is that IT doesn’t omit letters. Nor do I see any commandments to omit letters for the name/s of God in any of the actual Books we both regard as the Bible.
I just wanted to challenge you with that. Are you really not a real Jew if you don’t do something that Moses and the prophets very likely themselves also didn’t do?
I don’t mean to offend, but I think that’s a valid point.
Another thing I’ve always wondered about. We don’t just have the title “G-D.” G-D gave us His personal covenant name (also known as the Tetragrammaton).
Anyway, I’ve always wondered: if G-D didn’t want us to call on His name, why did He give it to us in the first place?
What does it even mean to “call upon the name of the Lord” (Genesis 4:26) if we make it so we CAN’T call upon the name of the Lord?
I hope you understand my confusion on that point. When I don’t want children calling me by my first name, I introduce myself as “Mr. Eden.” Why would G-D give us His name, and then demand we don’t call upon Him by name?
Why did G-D tell Moses to tell the Jews in Egypt that name? Why was it okay for the prophets to record G-D’s name/s, but not us when we write down those very same verses?
On this subject, and the fact that Messianic Jews don’t always follow “Jewish custom,” the same thing applied to the twelve apostles. They were all Jews, and in many ways they continued to live and worship as Jews. But in some ways they changed: they worshiped on Sunday, rather than on the Sabbath, for example.
To sum up in a few words, I would argue that the Messianic Jews are following in the tradition and pattern established by the first Jewish Christians in adhering to some traditions, but not to others.
Anyway, Ive always wondered: if G-D didnt want us to call on His name, why did He give it to us in the first place?
I think someone wrote about this in this thread already, but Jews don't burn the name of God but instead bury any texts containing the sacred names of God. The G-d thing is an affectation that says that even the word God is a sacred name and thus must be avoided, lest it need to be disposed of at some point. But where do electronic words go? mmmm.. anyway. Its a respect thing. And there isn't as much respect in this world as their might be. So, those who use G-d are welcome to it.. as long as they don't wet their pants if I don't.