Marty grew up in a predominately Jewish neighborhood. As a kid he was told that many Christians were antisemitic. He was always inundated with his friend’s passion for Jesus. Marty struggled how to reconcile what he “knew” about Jesus with what he was seeing and hearing in his Christian friends.
Marty just wanted to make his way in the world, but was constantly confronted with the personality of Jesus. He decided to “decode” the Bible to find out what the hoopla was all about. When he finally read the New Testament, he realized that Jesus was more Jewish than he was.
He soon realized that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah and the answer to Jewish expectations. He was overpowered by the teachings and sacrifice of Jesus. He was the Savior that Marty was looking for.