Aguiar has come a long way toward these understandings. Despite having been born Jewish, Aguiar was raised as an Evangelical Christian, encouraged to participate in Christian youth groups and church events throughout his young life. At the age of 26, Aguiar moved to Houston, Texas with the determination to find oil beneath the soil. Seeking out a Christian congregation to join, he encountered Rabbi Tovia Singer who has devoted his life to helping Jews in the church return back to the truth and beauty of the Jewish faith. Rabbi Singer is the founder of Outreach Judaism and popular talk show host on Israel National Radio.
“Initially, when I first heard about Rabbi Singer’s efforts I thought that he must be some sort of anti-Christ, and I was really upset about his mission. So I decided to call him and argue with him. As a devout Christian, I couldn’t fathom why he was doing this work! I asked him “What are you doing? You’re trying to pull Jews out of the church? That’s the worst thing you could possibly do,” I argued. “Within 5 minutes of talking to Tovia, he entirely disassembled my entire belief system, and all the pieces of the puzzle came together within that first conversation. I repented during that first conversation, and I returned immediately to my true heritage, the Jewish faith.”
His revelation came at a price, however. Soon, his relationship with his family and friends began to crumble. “It was a disaster. My whole life went up in flames,” Aguiar said. Yet after some time and discussion, things miraculously began to turn around. “Little by little, I was able to talk to them, and we started to build up a relationship,” Aguiar said. “After asking certain questions