Composition of the Book of Obadiah

14 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 853-841 B.C.E. (some Right); 586-553 B.C.E. (some Right, some conservative-moderate); 400s B.C.E. (some conservative-moderate, Left) Time period: fall of Edom following the fall of Judah Author: Obadiah and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); Obadiah […]

Hell, Metaphorical View

13 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

What does your ministry think about the metaphorical view of eternal punishment? Could you explain this view to me more fully? Click here for the complete version of “Hell, Metaphorical View”

Creationism

12 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

What is the Messianic position on Creationism, or the basic orientation found to Genesis chs. 1-11? Click here for the complete version of “Creationism”

New Wine, Old Wineskins

12 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

I really do not get the “Messianic movement.” Jesus said that He came to bring us all new wine, and told us that you can’t put new wine in old wineskins. The old way of Judaism has been replaced by […]

The Hastening of Righteousness

9 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 06 JULY, 2008 It seems like every year our family has been a part of the Messianic community, we have witnessed that we are confronted with yet another teaching or prognostication about why we are nearing the End […]

A Restoration of Israel–Without the Jews?

9 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 19 DECEMBER, 2016 This month of December 2016, the Jewish and Messianic Jewish communities will be commemorating Chanukah or the Festival of Dedication. Chanukah is a very warm time for Jewish and Messianic Jewish families, mainly as they reflect […]

Answering: The Purpose of the Law

8 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 2

Pastor: First, the Law was given to point out our sins. “Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions…” (Galatians 3:19). It is the standard that is used to show how sinful we are. Many people think that […]

Christian Misunderstanding or an Antinomian Assault?

8 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00842_Christian_Misunderstanding_or_an_Antinomian_Assault.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00845_Christian_Misunderstanding_or_an_Antinomian_Assault.mp3 POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2017 In the quest for Biblical continuity, we must accept the whole canon of Scripture as being the inspired, inerrant Word of God for the Believer: “All […]

Adopting a Messianic Lifestyle

7 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 14 OCTOBER, 2016 Up to this point in our study introducing the Messianic movement, we have examined some of the aspects of Messianic theology and lifestyle practice. Some of the most obvious differences, between your standard Christian and Messianic […]

You Want to Be a Pharisee

7 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 22 MARCH, 2005 How many of you, in your quest to become Torah observant, have been accused by Christian friends or family of being a “Pharisee”? How many of you have been told that you are being a […]

What Does “Under the Law” Really Mean?

6 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 01 AUGUST, 2003 Those of you who have been in the Messianic community for any elongated period of time know that we can be a controversial group of people. Those of us who were raised in mainstream Christianity […]

Is Messiah the Termination of the Torah?

6 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

REVISED EDITION ORIGINALLY POSTED 20 JANUARY, 2004 A foundational principle of Christianity is supposed to be “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God […]

When Did “the Church” Begin?

5 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

REVISED EDITION ORIGINALLY POSTED 04 JANUARY, 2004 In the annals of Christian teaching, Protestant or Catholic, one common thread often runs throughout: the institution known as “the Church” sees itself as being separate from Israel. As some would dogmatically declare, […]

Introduction to Things Messianic

5 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

REVISED EDITION ORIGINALLY POSTED 30 DECEMBER, 2003 In studying the Bible, many Christians unfortunately find themselves only reading the New Testament or the Apostolic Scriptures. Although these important Scriptures speak of the gospel message, testify to the works of our […]

1 Timothy 4:1-5 – Is Adhering to Kosher Actually a Sign of End-Time Apostasy?

1 November, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/01189_Is_Adhering_to_Kosher_Actually_a_Sign_of_End-Time_Apostasy.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/01198_Is_Adhering_to_Kosher_Actually_a_Sign_of_End-Time_Apostasy.mp3 POSTED 01 NOVEMBER, 2017 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by […]

Torah, Before Mount Sinai (Abraham)

31 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

I have heard many Messianic Believers claim that the Torah existed before Mount Sinai, and that Abraham kept it. To what degree is this actually true? Click here for the complete version of “Torah, Before Mount Sinai (Abraham)”

Composition of the Book of Joel

31 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 800s-600s B.C.E. (Right, some conservative-moderate); 600s-400s B.C.E. (some conservative moderate; Left) Time period: impending invasion of the Land of Israel by foreign enemies Author(s): Joel and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); Joel, writers and […]

How Did We Lose the Sabbath?

30 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 31 JULY, 2015 When many of us think about some of the most significant theological debates of the past three or five decades, we are probably immediately drawn into thinking about conservatives and liberals sparring over the reliability […]

A Messianic Perspective on Halloween

29 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 01 OCTOBER, 2003 In all likelihood, while purchasing decorative items for Sukkot you saw Halloween objects on an adjacent shelf. By mid-to-late Summer, you can now go to your local store while grocery shopping and see it advertised. […]

English Bible Versions and Today’s Messianic Movement

28 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00824_English_Bible_Versions_and_Todays_Messianic_Movement_Part_1.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00825_English_Bible_Versions_and_Todays_Messianic_Movement_Part_II.mp3 ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 MAY, 2013 What English Bible version should you use as a contemporary Believer? This is a topic that can not only be rather confusing, but is something […]

Getting Beyond Strong’s Concordance

28 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 01 NOVEMBER, 2004 I have been the editor of TNN Online since 1997 (now Messianic Apologetics). Certainly, in this period of time, my understanding of the Bible has changed, and my ability to better understand it from a […]

Men and Women in the Body of Messiah: Answering Messianic Questions

25 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00947_Men_and_Women_in_the_Body_of_Messiah_Answering_Messianic_Questions_1.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00949_Men_and_Women_in_the_Body_of_Messiah_Answering_Messianic_Questions_2.mp3 PODCAST – PART 3 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00950_Men_and_Women_in_the_Body_of_Messiah_Answering_Messianic_Questions_3.mp3 POSTED 18 MARCH, 2018 Many people in today’s broad Messianic community are willing to question just about everything. There are ongoing debates as to whether […]

Smoking, Tobacco

25 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

Would it be actually unkosher, and not just unhealthy, to smoke tobacco? Click here for the complete version of “Smoking, Tobacco”

Alcohol

25 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

What is the appropriate way for me to approach the issue of drinking alcohol, not only in terms of Biblical ethics, but also in terms of the whole issue of “kosher”? Click here for the complete version of “Alcohol”

Sacred Name Concerns

24 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

REVISED EDITION ORIGINALLY POSTED 03 FEBRUARY, 2004 How many of you have been in a Messianic religious setting as of late where you have heard someone use the words God, or Lord, or even Jesus Christ—and then someone gets up […]

Composition of the Book of Amos

24 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 760-750 B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 587-539 B.C.E. (Left) Time period: judgment upon Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom during a time of intense prosperity and opulence Author: Amos and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); Amos and […]

Answering the “Frequently Avoided Questions” About the Divinity of Yeshua

23 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00563_Answering_the_Frequently_Avoided_Questions_About_the_Divinity_of_Yeshua_Part_I.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00564_Answering_the_Frequently_Avoided_Questions_About_the_Divinity_of_Yeshua_Part_2.mp3 ORIGINALLY POSTED 01 AUGUST, 2004 Anyone who has surveyed the Messianic movement—whether it be Messianic Judaism, the One Law/One Torah sub-movement, or Two-House sub-movement—knows that it is very broad and […]

Being Realistic About Kosher

23 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 19 OCTOBER, 2017 The subject matter of the kosher dietary laws is one which, I have to admit, tends to bring about a wide degree of personal consternation within me when I see it discussed. I do not think […]

1 Corinthians 10:14-33: responding to “Paul says to eat whatever is set before you.”

23 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/01175_Paul_says_eat_what_is_set_before_you.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/01185_Paul_says_eat_what_is_set_before_you.mp3 POSTED 27 OCTOBER, 2017 Pastor: 1 Corinthians 10:14-33: Paul says to eat whatever is set before you. ““Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men; you […]

What is the Mark of the Beast?

22 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 01 SEPTEMBER, 2000 “And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and […]

Approaching One Law Controversies: Sorting Through the Legalism

22 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00672_Approaching_One_Law_Controversies_Sorting_Through_the_Legalism_Part_1.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00673_Approaching_One_Law_Controversies_Sorting_Through_the_Legalism_Part_2.mp3 PODCAST – PART 3 http://messianicapologetics.net/audio/00674_Approaching_One_Law_Controversies_Sorting_Through_the_Legalism_Part_3.mp3 ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 AUGUST, 2010 Today’s broad Messianic movement has many admirable qualities for which it should feel most spiritually gratified. The Messianic movement has […]

The Hebrew New Testament Misunderstanding

21 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 1

PDF PODCAST – PART 1 PODCAST – PART 2 PODCAST – PART 3 ORIGINALLY POSTED 07 FEBRUARY, 2008 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues In our post-modern society, the veracity and authority of the Holy Scriptures have come under substantial attack and […]

Torah As Constitution

21 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

REVISED EDITION POSTED 07 AUGUST, 2005 In our generation, we have witnessed a profound growth and expansion of the Messianic movement. Not only have many Jewish people come to a saving knowledge of Yeshua the Messiah, but many non-Jewish Believers […]

How Are We to Live as Modern Messianics?

21 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 02 DECEMBER, 2008 A shift has started to take place in today’s Messianic community. Many attribute the year 1967 and the recapturing of Jerusalem by Israel as also being the year that the Messianic movement really got started. […]

The Top Reasons People Believe in the Pre-Trib Rapture

20 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00519_The_Top_Reasons_Why_People_Believe_in_the_Pre-Trib_Rapture_Part_1.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00524_The_Top_Reasons_Why_People_Believe_in_the_Pre-Trib_Rapture_Part_2.mp3 POSTED 31 MARCH, 2017 The following is a list of twelve common reasons why many people believe in the pre-tribulation rapture. These reasons are those which have been most commonly […]

1 Thessalonians 2:14-16

20 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

What am I to do with what is communicated in 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16? Does Paul really say that the Jewish people are responsible for the Messiah’s death? Click here for the complete version of “1 Thessalonians 2:14-16”

Is Sunday “the Lord’s Day”?

19 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 28 JULY, 2002 It appears on countless church bulletins, newsletters, and is frequently referred to by many Christians, both Protestants and Catholics. It is “the Lord’s Day,” believed to be Sunday when most Christians believe that Yeshua the […]

The Faithfulness of Yeshua the Messiah

18 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 07 JULY, 2009 New things are being proposed in today’s contemporary Bible scholarship, and they are opening some unique doors to the developing theology and spirituality of our maturing Messianic movement. One such phenomenon is the proposal that […]

Composition of the Book of Hosea

17 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 755-715 B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 700s-600s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: impending calamity on the Northern Kingdom via Assyria Author(s): Hosea and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); followers of Hosea, writers and editors (Left) Location of […]

Approaching Two-House Controversies

17 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 29 AUGUST, 2016 In our day, a wide number of non-Jewish Believers, in significant numbers, have chosen to address what many throughout religious history have called, “the Ten Lost Tribes” of Israel issue. This has often taken place because […]

Kabbalah

16 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

What is your opinion of the Jewish Kabbalah? Click here for the complete version of “Kabbalah”

The End-Times: What Should We Expect?

14 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

REVISED EDITION ORIGINALLY POSTED 12 MAY, 2004 When a person becomes a new Believer in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) and embarks into his or her own study of the Scriptures, the individual has questions and is searching for answers, […]

The Great Apostasy

14 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 1

ORIGINALLY POSTED 07 AUGUST, 2008 Thinking about or contemplating the topic of apostasy is not necessarily the most positive thing that someone could be doing. The Biblical and historical record both indicate that apostasy against God—a denial of Him and […]

Basic Messianic Apologetics

13 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

ORIGINALLY POSTED 01 DECEMBER, 2003 College is supposed to be a time of great anticipation, growth, and change for a young adult. Many people enter college and believe that the four years they spend at a university will be the […]

A Low Hamartology

13 October, 2018 J.K. McKee 1

POSTED 13 SEPTEMBER, 2009 What is the problem with holding to a low theology of sin (hamartology), and how do we see this problem fixed? Click here to read the complete version of “A Low Hamartology” reproduced from the Messianic Torah […]