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 […]

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 3:14

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: 2 Corinthians 3:14: The veil of the old covenant has been removed. “But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Messiah.” The pastor asserts that “The veil of the old covenant has been removed,” and does so with the intention to claim that the Torah or Law of Moses, and its commandments, have been abolished and are no longer necessary to follow. These words, of course, are delivered by Paul within a much […]

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

11 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 again in […]

2 Corinthians

Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: Winter 56 or 57 C.E. Time period: season of extreme growing pains for the Corinthian congregation, in the midst of many challenging Paul’s apostolic authority Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Macedonia or Ephesus Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Corinth Theological Summary: The text that is often called 2 Corinthians is unanimously agreed by today’s conservatives and liberals to have been written by the Apostle Paul (1:1; 10:1), even though Timothy is listed as a co-sender (1:1). Perhaps unlike any […]

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What is the New Covenant?

3 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 26 November, 2009 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Everyone who expresses trust in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) believes that we are a part of what is commonly called “New Covenant faith.” But what is New Covenant faith? We all recognize that at the Last Supper, our Lord said, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood” (Luke 22:20). The sacrificial work of Yeshua has surely inaugurated the reality of the New Covenant, which includes complete forgiveness and permanent redemption from the power of sin, as well as people […]

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 5:8

7 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 08 MARCH, 2011 What do those who believe in psychopannychy/soul sleep do about 2 Corinthians 5:8, and in being absent from the body and present with the Lord after death? 2 Corinthians 5:8 is the first most commonly quoted passage about the afterlife that one will probably encounter. Addressing the subject of the Heavenly dwelling that born again Believers will one day possess (2 Corinthians 5:2), the Apostle Paul discusses the more probable likelihood of how rather than living long enough to be further clothed by it over our mortal bodies, we are more likely to die. Death, aside […]