About J.K. McKee
J.K. McKee (B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary) is the editor of Messianic Apologetics (www.messianicapologetics.net), a division of Outreach Israel Ministries (www.outreachisrael.net). He is a 2009 recipient of the Zondervan Biblical Languages Award for Greek. He is author of numerous books and commentaries, dealing with a wide range of topics that are important for today’s Messianic Believers.
1-3 John

Third Epistle of John

23 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 70-90 C.E. Time period: period of transition in the ekklēsia from Apostolic to post-Apostolic Author: the Apostle John Location of author: Ephesus or Asia Minor (conservative), Syria (liberal) Target audience and location: Gaius, a Believer in Asia Minor Theological Summary: The authorship and date issues surrounding the letter of 3 John are generally tied to that of 1 John (authorship issues of the Epistles of John are summarized at the beginning of the entry for 1 John). Conservative examiners widely believe in […]

1-3 John

Second Epistle of John

23 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 70-90 C.E. Time period: period of transition in the ekklēsia from Apostolic to post-Apostolic Author: the Apostle John Location of author: Ephesus or Asia Minor (conservative), Syria (liberal) Target audience and their location: a congregation of Believers (a “lady”) Theological Summary: The authorship and date issues surrounding the letter of 2 John are generally tied to that of 1 John (authorship issues of the Epistles of John are summarized at the beginning of the entry for 1 John). Many conservative theologians accept […]

1-3 John

First Epistle of John

23 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: anywhere from 70-90 C.E. Time period: period of transition in the ekklēsia from Apostolic to post-Apostolic, with Believers facing threats from (proto-)Gnostic errors Author: the Apostle John Location of author: Ephesus or Asia Minor Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Asia Minor Theological Summary: One can usually find that conservative examiners are in general agreement that the Apostle John, the son of Zebedee, is the author of the Epistles of 1, 2, and 3 John. The author communicates […]

1&2 Thessalonians

The Message of 1&2 Thessalonians

21 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 20 MARCH, 2017 reproduced from 1&2 Thessalonians for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, Matthew 24, Zechariah: these are all the parts of Scripture that people commonly consider to be related to the phenomenon known as “Bible prophecy.”[1] Most of the attention that is given to those who examine the end-time themes of Scripture are often focused around these texts. But how many of you are aware that there are other books of the Bible that likewise have a prophetic message? How many of you consciously think about how the blessed hope […]

1&2 Thessalonians

Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonicans

21 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 51-52 C.E. (maximum of six months after 1 Thessalonians) Time period: season of severe misunderstanding about the end-times Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Corinth Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Thessalonica Theological Summary: The Apostle Paul claims to be the author of 2 Thessalonians, along with Silvanus and Timothy as co-senders (1:1). Genuine Pauline authorship of 2 Thessalonians tends to not be questioned by conservative examiners, but is often questioned by many liberals. The text of […]

1&2 Thessalonians

First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonicans

21 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 50-52 C.E. Time period: season of severe difficulty for a young assembly of Believers, with misunderstandings about the end-times Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Corinth Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Thessalonica Theological Summary: The authorship of 1 Thessalonians is most certainly Pauline, indicated by the personal characteristics we see interspersed throughout the letter,[1] and comparison with other passages (3:1-2, 8-11; cf. Acts 15:36; 2 Corinthians 11:28). Pauline authorship of 1 Thessalonians is not severely challenged, […]

Eschatology

The Great Apostasy

21 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

originally posed 07 August, 2008 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? 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 His ways—has been present with us since the very beginning (which should hopefully relieve at least some of the anxiety we may have about this). Yet, sometimes we need to have our consciences pricked regarding what the apostasy is, especially as we survey some of the things going on in the religious world […]

Song of Songs

Song of Songs

20 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 17 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 900s B.C.E. (Right, some conservative-moderate); 700s-600s B.C.E. (some conservative-moderate); 500s-300s B.C.E. (Left) Purpose: to speak of the love of a bridegroom and bride Author: Solomon or a patron directed by him (Right, some conservative-moderate); anonymous (some conservative-moderate, Left) Location of author: Land of Israel or Jerusalem (Right, conservative-moderate); Land of Israel, Jerusalem, and/or Babylon or Persia (Left) Target audience and their location: people of Israel, later people of Judah (Right, conservative-moderate); Southern Kingdom returning or returned from Babylon (Left) Theological Summary: The correct […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Is the Story of Yeshua Pagan?

20 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 26 September, 2005 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues Yeshua the Messiah issues a very strong warning to His followers in Matthew 12:35-37. He says, “The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” How many of us take these words seriously, and realize that […]

FAQ

Mushrooms, Kosher

20 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Are mushrooms “kosher”? On occasion, more often than not in the independent sectors of the Messianic community and/or Hebrew/Hebraic Roots world, one will hear a claim made from time to time that mushrooms, and by association various other fungi, are non-kosher. Much of this relates to how mushrooms reproduce. Yet, one need not go too far to realize that mushrooms are a feature of traditional Jewish cooking. This means that at one point in history, Jewish religious authorities decided that mushrooms, even if they do not bear seed (cf. Genesis 1:29) in the more customary sense, […]

Christology

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

20 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 01 August, 2004 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues answering the claims of the anti-Divinity Messianics 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 diverse. There is a broad array of theologies and opinions evident in the Messianic movement, just as in Christianity or Judaism. There are those who are theologically conservative, and those who are theologically liberal. There are those who believe that God has the ultimate control over their lives, and those who believe that they can determine their own […]

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