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.
Eternal Punishment

Annihilationism (eternal punishment)

3 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 23 FEBRUARY, 2010 Do you believe that the condemned suffer eternal torment in the Lake of Fire or are destroyed? We believe that the condemned who do not receive Yeshua the Messiah as their Personal Savior will spend a conscious eternity separated from God. This period will be never-ending and is described all throughout Scripture by a number of descriptions such as separation, outer darkness, torment, banishment, etc. It is possible that Biblical language describing fire and smoke in the Lake of Fire may be figurative, or would only be part of the scenery of the dimension that those […]

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

Humanity as Our Business

3 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 30 JULY, 2008 reproduced from the McHuey Blog Very late on Sunday night I returned from a 10 day holiday to the United Kingdom. Ever since I was a small child, London has been a city I have always wanted to see, and so for the past year I had been planning an excursion to not only see this wonderful place, but to celebrate my (almost) completed master’s degree (one more class!). Our group of four travelers was able to see many of the great tourist destinations, and much more. I come back home to America rested and refreshed, […]

Kosher

Today’s Believers and Kosher

2 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

In a short video podcast entitled “Should Christians Keep the Dietary Laws?” renowned apologist Michael L. Brown demonstrates a broad pessimism to the Bible’s instructions of clean and unclean, even though he is not against people considering them for reasons such as their diet or health. While the issue of the kosher dietary laws is not one where our faith in Israel’s Messiah rises and falls, there are many Messianic Believers today who affirm their continued validity and relevance for the post-resurrection era. Using Brown’s video podcast as a springboard, Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee considers a number of Bible […]

Christology

The Johannine Prologue: John 1:1-18

2 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

This entry has been reproduced from the forthcoming book Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. […]

Christology

The Faithfulness of Yeshua the Messiah

1 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 07 July, 2009 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah 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 when “works of law” (Grk. ergōn nomou) is referred to in the Pauline Epistles (Galatians 2:16; 3:2, 5, 10; Romans 3:20, 28), it is not speaking about “observing the law” (NIV) as such, but more specifically about the halachah of an ancient sect of Judaism (cf. 4QMMT). This has enabled us to see that […]

Marvin Franklin

The Christ Who Makes Men Whole

31 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

by Bishop Marvin A. Franklin radio address delivered 30 May, 1948 “Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?” John 5:6 The increasing need in our nation for the services of the psychiatrist is an alarming fact facing us today. It reveals a lack of wholeness in personality and the presence of a sense of failure and frustration. Vast confusion abounds in human lives. Eyes are blinded, emotions are seared, and men grope in their darkened world like lost children “crying for the light, with no language but a cry.” We recall that in our college days an erudite guest-speaker would tell us […]

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

The Breath of Life

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POSTED 02 JUNE, 2009 reproduced from the McHuey Blog By now, many of you have heard of the vicious murder of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion specialist from Wichita, Kansas. He was a specialist in late-term abortions, and was shot by an extremist Christian who belonged to a fringe group that thinks it is Biblically acceptable to target abortion doctors for assassination. Quite tragically, Tiller was functioning as an usher at his church when he was shot to death. Thankfully, there has been a great deal of outrage expressed by the conservative Christian community here in America against this kind […]

YouTube

Unnecessary Avoidance

28 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee reacts to a teaching he heard at Messiah 2016, “The Rise of False Messianic Congregations” by Raleigh Washington. While the teaching made the most excellent and proper point of how Messianic people are to focus on the centrality of Yeshua, when encountering various problematic teachings and phenomena–the teaching did not succeed in addressing what some of the problems actually are. In today’s world of instant communication and social media, it is insufficient for one to simply emphasize the centrality of Yeshua, as a means to combat false teachings. Rather than avoid false teachings–which will seemingly be […]

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

The Assurance of Our Salvation

28 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 01 March, 2004 reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic People investigate the Messianic movement and their Hebraic Roots for an entire host of reasons. People who enter into the Messianic movement do so because they are seeking God’s truth, and they are seeking to be in greater compliance with His Word. They enter into the Messianic movement because they have discovered that they are not entirely satisfied with what mainstream Christianity today has taught them, and they instinctively know that there is more to their faith and in living like Yeshua (Jesus). Most importantly, they know that Christian […]

Acts

Acts 15:19-21

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POSTED 24 SEPTEMBER, 2014 This entry has been reproduced from the entry appearing in the Messianic Kosher Helper   How are today’s Messianic people to approach the Apostolic decree of Acts 15:19-21? Specifically, I really need help in applying v. 21, “For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”   “Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from […]

New Covenant

Are We Really in the New Covenant?

26 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee recently encountered a number of posts from a ministry called Torah Babies on his Facebook feed, which claimed that the prophesied New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Ezekiel 36:25-27 is not yet operative for the people of God (see articles: “Are We Under a New Covenant?” and “Y’shua and the Renewed Covenant.”) Are we really in the New Covenant, or not? This video podcast considers the wider scope of expectations in Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36 as they involve the restoration of Israel’s Kingdom, and the return of Israel proper to the Holy Land. Given […]

Apostasy

Another One Bites the Dust

25 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 19 MAY, 2008 reproduced from the McHuey Blog I have been in the Messianic movement almost thirteen years since 1995, and I have witnessed a great deal firsthand. I have been able to truly taste of what the Messianic movement can be if we place Yeshua the Messiah at the center of what we do, and we all strive to make a positive difference in the world. I have seen Jewish people come to enlivened faith in their Messiah, and I have seen Christians come to a deeper understanding of who He is. I have seen true unity among […]

Updates

July 2016 Editor’s Update

24 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Dear Friends: The past month has been unbelievably busy, tiring, and exhausting—and on top of it all I got a nasty sinus infection. But, this past month, with a noticeable change in our routine, was very important for both myself and our ministry. Those of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are likely to have been aware of the many things that I was involved with from mid-June to mid-July. The biggest thing that occurred in July is that our ministry, Outreach Israel and Messianic Apologetics, exhibited our books and resources at Messiah 2016 in Grantham, PA. We […]

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