Sabbath

Sabbath (Shabbat)

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

A Summarization of Jewish Shabbat Traditions Margaret McKee Huey and J.K. McKee reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper Being Realistic About Shabbat J.K. McKee reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper How Did We Lose the Sabbath? J.K. McKee originally posted 31 July, 2015 reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper How Do We Properly Keep Shabbat? J.K. McKee originally posted 24 November, 2005 reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper Is Sunday “the Lord’s Day”? J.K. McKee originally posted 28 July, 2002 reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper Our Weekly Shabbat Margaret McKee Huey and J.K. McKee reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper […]

Torah

Validity of Torah

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Matthew 5:17 – Fulfill or Abolish the Torah? Matthew 11:13 – The Law and the Prophets Until John John 1:17 – Grace is Not Present With Moses? John 13:34 – A New Commandment? Romans 3:20 – No One Justified By “Works of Law” Romans 3:28 – Justified by Faith Apart From “Works of Law” Romans 4:5 – Justification Without Works? Romans 6:14 – Who is “Under the Law”? Who is “Under Grace”? Romans 6:23 – Salvation is a Free Gift Romans 7:4 – “Made Dead” to the Principles of God’s Torah? Romans 8:2 & 3 – The Righteous Requirement of […]

Greek

Composition of the Apostolic Scriptures (NT)

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

GOSPELS AND ACTS Gospel of Mark posted 26 November, 2016 Gospel of Matthew posted 27 November, 2016 Gospel of Luke posted 27 November, 2016 Book of Acts posted 27 November, 2016 Gospel of John posted 27 November, 2016 GENERAL EPISTLES Epistle of James posted 27 November, 2016 First Epistle of Peter posted 27 November, 2016 Second Epistle of Peter posted 27 November, 2016 Epistle of Jude posted 27 November, 2016 First Epistle of John posted 27 November, 2016 Second Epistle of John posted 27 November, 2016 Third Epistle of John posted 27 November, 2016 PAULINE EPISTLES Epistle of Paul to the […]

Hebrew

Composition of the Tanach (OT)

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

TORAH Genesis posted 10 October, 2016 Exodus posted 11 October, 2016 Leviticus posted 13 October, 2016 Numbers posted 14 October, 2016 Deuteronomy posted 17 October, 2016 NEVI’IM (PROPHETS) Joshua posted 18 October, 2016 Judges posted 20 October, 2016 Samuel posted 21 October, 2016 Kings posted 24 October, 2016 Isaiah posted 25 October, 2016 Jeremiah posted 26 October, 2016 Ezekiel posted 26 October, 2016 Hosea posted 31 October, 2016 Joel posted 01 November, 2016 Amos posted 02 November, 2016 Obadiah posted 03 November, 2016 Jonah posted 04 November, 2016 Micah posted 06 November, 2016 Nahum posted 07 November, 2016 Habakkuk posted […]

Eschatology & End-Time Prophecy

Eschatology & End-Time Prophecy

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Are We Really Ready for the End-Times? J.K. McKee originally posted 07 May, 2007 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? Fifty Evidences for What? J.K. McKee posted 30 May, 2017 reproduced from The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism The Babylons of Revelation 17 & 18 J.K. McKee posted 01 January, 2005 The Changing Face of the European Union J.K. McKee posted 01 July, 2003 The End-Times: What Should We Expect? J.K. McKee revised edition originally posted 12 May, 2004 reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic The Great Apostasy J.K. McKee originally posted 07 August, 2008 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? The Hastening of […]

Messianic Issues

Messianic Issues

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

An Identity Crisis J.K. McKee posted 01 April, 2007 Adopting a Messianic Lifestyle J.K. McKee posted 14 October, 2016 reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic Anti-Semitism in the Two-House Movement J.K. McKee posted 17 May, 2015 reproduced from Israel in Future Prophecy Approaching Two-House Controversies J.K. McKee posted 17 May, 2015 reproduced from Israel in Future Prophecy A Messianic Spiritual Inventory J.K. McKee originally posted 01 May, 2013 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper  Are Non-Jewish Believers Really a Part of Israel? J.K. McKee originally posted 05 March, 2013 reproduced from Are Non-Jewish Believers Really a Part of Israel? A Restoration of […]

Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

A Light to the Nations J.K. McKee posted 11 September, 2006 A Low Hamartology J.K. McKee originally posted 13 September, 2009 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper A Messianic Perspective on Halloween J.K. McKee originally posted 01 October, 2003 reproduced from the Messianic Fall Holiday Helper Approaching One Law Controversies: Sorting Through the Legalism J.K. McKee posted 26 October, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper The Christmas Challenge J.K. McKee originally posted 12 December, 2001 reproduced from the Messianic Winter Holiday Helper Dispensationalism: Root Cause of Modern Antinomianism J.K. McKee revised 02 May, 2005 Galatians 3:24-25: Are Messianic Youth Properly Trained […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Addressing the Frequently Avoided Issues Messianics Encounter in the Torah J.K. McKee originally posted 04 September, 2008 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper The Biblical, Rebellious Legacy of the Northern Kingdom of Ephraim J.K. McKee posted 02 September, 2016 reproduced from Israel in Future Prophecy Can We Trust the Greek Scriptures? J.K. McKee revised edition originally posted 14 August, 2005 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues Encountering Mythology: A Case Study from the Flood Narratives J.K. McKee originally posted 13 July, 2008 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues English Bible Versions and Today’s Messianic Movement J.K. McKee originally posted 12 May, 2013 […]

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Another One Bites the Dust J.K. McKee posted 19 May, 2008 Answering the “Frequently Avoided Questions” About the Divinity of Yeshua J.K. McKee originally posted 01 August, 2004 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues Answering the “Frequently Avoided Questions” About the Messiahship of Yeshua J.K. McKee originally posted 16 October, 2007 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues The Assurance of Our Salvation J.K. McKee originally posted 01 March, 2004 reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic The Breath of Life J.K. McKee posted 02 June, 2009 The Certainty of the Resurrection planned The Christ Who Makes Men Whole Bishop Marvin A. Franklin radio […]

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians for the Practical Messianic

25 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

After a Bible reader has waded through some of the significant issues and controversies of 1 Corinthians, it is easy to treat a letter like 2 Corinthians as a kind of “appendix.” The letter follows no formal outline, and shifts in its tone, so much that there are examiners who think that 2 Corinthians could actually be a compilation of multiple pieces of correspondence. What is the point of 2 Corinthians? That a figure like the Apostle Paul has heard about the much-improved behavior of the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 7:6-16), and that he is preparing this audience to see him […]

Bible Study

Israel in Future Prophecy

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

In too many Messianic settings, when questions are asked about Biblical passages like Isaiah 11:12-16; Jeremiah 31:6-10; Ezekiel 37:15-28; and Zechariah 10:6-10, among others, polarized extremes are likely to be witnessed. One side makes these kinds of verses a central part of its spiritual identity—even more important than faith in the Messiah. Another side, when encountering past abuses, tends to totally dismiss legitimate questions and expectations that such passages pose. How can Bible readers have a mature approach to a larger restoration of Israel, prophesied in the Holy Writ, which is able to navigate through much of the immaturity detectable? […]

Bible Study

When Will the Messiah Return?

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

For almost two millennia, multiplied millions of Believers in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) have eagerly anticipated His return. Many theories, doctrines, and creeds have been produced concerning the Second Coming, as well as an entire score of books. In today’s world, many Christians think that the Messiah can return at any moment in an event called the “pre-tribulation rapture.” Even among those who do not believe in this imminent rapture, are those who still think that the final days of humanity are upon us. Are they? Is absolutely everything in place for the Messiah to return quite soon? Or, […]

Bible Study

The New Testament Validates Torah

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The New Testament Validates Torah is a study that all Messianic Believers need, especially in the current season of considerable growth and expansion in which our broad faith community finds itself. On the whole, today’s Messianic movement holds that the Torah or the Law of Moses remains valid instruction for God’s people, and that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) did not come to abolish or do away with it (Matthew 5:17-19). Yet throughout much of Christian history, many theologians have argued that the Law has been rendered inoperative, and/or that it was only to be followed by those in the pre-resurrection […]

1&2 Thessalonians

1&2 Thessalonians

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

It is very easy for today’s Messianic Believers to overlook the content of the Pauline Epistles, due to their complexities about issues pertaining to the Torah, First Century Judaism, and the inclusion of the nations in God’s plan of salvation. Among all of the Pauline letters, though, 1&2 Thessalonians get almost totally ignored by contemporary Messianic readers. Yet, 1&2 Thessalonians were some of the earliest of Paul’s letters written, depicting some of the early conflicts that the Body of Messiah experienced, as the good news was being proclaimed in the Mediterranean world. 1&2 Thessalonians are quoted in bits and pieces […]

Bible Study

Colossians and Philemon

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon are two of the most overlooked letters in the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament) by today’s Messianic community. Too frequently, our engagement level with Colossians is limited to words that Paul issues about Torah practices like Sabbath-keeping or kosher eating or about something being nailed to the cross. Because Christian friends and family often use partial quotes from Colossians to refute Messianic Believers who are Torah observant, we often try to avoid Paul’s letter. And like many of today’s evangelical Christians, Paul’s letter to Philemon is totally avoided, simply because we do not know what […]

Bible Study

Philippians

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The letter of Paul to the Philippians is a frequently overlooked and disregarded text in the Bible by today’s Messianic community—yet it speaks so profoundly to many of the spiritual issues we are facing, or will undoubtedly be dealing with in the near future. Perhaps with the most Roman character of any other book of the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament), save Paul’s letter to the Romans, Philippians invites us into a community of First Century Believers on their own in the Roman colony of Philippi. These people are surrounded by neighbors who are hostile to both Judaism and the gospel message […]

Bible Study

Ephesians

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistle of Ephesians is a letter that contains a very important message for the people of God, who are to be encouraged in accomplishing His mission for the world. Yeshua the Messiah is portrayed as exalted above the cosmos, with His resurrection power being accessible to all Believers. God’s people have been selected by Him to be holy, corporately composing a Temple in which His presence can dwell. By the sacrificial work of the cross, Jewish and non-Jewish followers of the Messiah are to be united together as a “one new humanity”—the mystery of the gospel! All are to […]

Bible Study

Galatians

11 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians is easily the most difficult to understand text for people within today’s broad Messianic movement. Galatians has been historically interpreted by Christianity as delivering Believers a stark choice between God’s Law and God’s grace. Those who choose any obedience to the Law, according to this view of Paul, are unfaithful to the Messiah and the saving power of the gospel. Supposedly, Paul was desperately concerned for anyone who was trying to keep the Torah of Moses. Consequently, Galatians is a frequently-quoted text to today’s Messianic Believers, many of whom are simply trying to live a […]

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