1. I was banned from one congregation for helping others start another congregation. That's a typical move made by cult leaders.
2. Without even knowing me, one person tried to stop my wedding to my wife.
3. Some congregations deny the concept of the Trinity.
4. Some congregations believe in using the tetragrammaton, the sacred name God told Moses. It was considered so sacred in ancient Judaism that only the high priest knew how to correctly pronounce it because he alone was allowed to utter it, in a whisper, on the Day of Atonement.
5. Everyone thinks they have the gift of prophecy and discernment. They have never been right.
6. Like the Galatians, the more I tried to follow the law, the further away from grace and Jesus I became.
7. It confuses outsiders by referring to God as Adonai and Jesus as Yeshua, among other things.
8. I felt God owed me a better life by trying to follow the law. Most of the godliest people in the Bible suffered persecution and even death.
9. There is absolutely no effort to reach the lost, in contradiction to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). Not just one or two congregations, but all I have attended exhibit this problem. They tend to want people who already saved.
In short, I think its time Messianic Judaism and I parted ways. I have felt in the past year that perhaps God wants me involved in a Southern Baptist church similar to the one in which I was raised-- a church in which justification is by faith alone, God exists in three persons, there is no salvation apart from Jesus and him crucified, blessings are the result of unmerited favor, and the Great Commission is carried out by individuals with the full support of the local church.