Christology

Psalm 110

22 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

This entry has been reproduced from the forthcoming book Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, ‘Rule in the midst of Your enemies.’ Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; in holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew. The LORD has sworn and will not change His […]

Christology

Exodus 3:1-16

21 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

This entry has been reproduced from the forthcoming book Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, ‘I must turn aside now and see this […]

Christology

John 8:48-59

17 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

This entry has been reproduced from the forthcoming book Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “The Jews answered and said to Him, ‘Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?’ Yeshua answered, ‘I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.’ The Jews said to Him, ‘Now we know that You have a […]

Christology

John 10:22-39

9 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

This entry has been reproduced from the forthcoming book Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Yeshua was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, ‘How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’ Yeshua answered them, ‘I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. But you […]

Christology

Psalm 82:1-8

9 February, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

This entry has been reproduced from the forthcoming book Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity “A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers. How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. They do not know nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. […]

Christology

Messiahship of Yeshua

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Answering the “Frequently Avoided Questions” About the Messiahship of Yeshua J.K. McKee originally posted 16 October, 2007 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues

Christology

Nature of Messiah (Christology)

27 January, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Answering the “Frequently Avoided Questions” About the Divinity of Yeshua J.K. McKee originally posted 01 August, 2004 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues What Does the Shema Really Mean? J.K. McKee originally posted 12 April, 2004 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues The State of Christology in the Contemporary Messianic Movement APPROACHING THE NATURE OF YESHUA FROM THE TANACH Genesis 1:26-28; 3:22-23; 11:7-8 Genesis 16:7-13 Genesis 18:1-33 Genesis 21:17-21 Genesis 22:6-18 Genesis 24:7, 40 Genesis 31:10-13 Genesis 32:24-30 Genesis 48:15-16 Exodus 3:1-16 Exodus 4:14-17; 7:1-5 Exodus 13:21; 14:19 Exodus 20:1-4; Deuteronomy 5:6-9 Exodus 23:20-24 Exodus 24:9-11 Exodus 32:34-33:6 Exodus 33:7-23 Numbers 22:22-38 […]

Christology

Yeshua, Divinity of

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 05 MAY, 2006 Does your ministry believe that Yeshua the Messiah is Divine, meaning God in the flesh? Yes, we absolutely believe that Yeshua the Messiah is Divine, and are aware of the fact that this foundational truth is being denied by some in the Messianic community. We seldom employ the word “heresy” in regard to somebody’s beliefs or teachings, but are of the firm position that those who deny the Messiah’s Divinity are such heretics. There are those who believe that Yeshua was just a human man, and He had some kind of special relationship with God and […]

Christology

Nazarene, Yeshua Called

26 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 18 MAY, 2006 What specific verse in the Tanach says that Yeshua will be called a “Nazarene”? I could not find any. Matthew 2:23 records that Yeshua the Messiah “came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: ‘He shall be called a Nazarene.’” The challenge for some interpreters is the fact that no specific text is being quoted. This is not unusual to see in the Apostolic Scriptures by any means. Yeshua Himself says in Matthew 26:54, “How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must […]

Christology

The Significance of the Messiah Event

13 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Margaret McKee Huey and J.K. McKee originally posted 01 July, 2013 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper “[B]ut now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26). If you were to ask a great number of contemporary Messianic people—especially various individuals within the (rather legalistic) One Torah/One Law sub-movement—what the most important event in human history has been, you are probably going to be told that it was the giving of the Torah to Ancient Israel on Mount Sinai. There is no doubting to be sure, […]

Christology

Daniel 3:25

14 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 26 JUNE, 2009 I have heard it said that Yeshua was present with the three men in the fiery furnace. To what degree might this be true? The three Jews: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were thrown into the fiery furnace for not worshipping the golden statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had erected. So serious was the fire, and so obstinate were they to his demand, that the crematory was heated seven times more than normal (Daniel 3:19). The three faithful Jews were bound so that they could not escape (Daniel 3:21), and as they were thrown in, some of the […]

Books & Studies

Confronting Yeshua’s Divinity and Messiahship

22 September, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

There is no more pressing issue for Believers in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), than understanding who their Lord actually is. There are many statements appearing in the Apostolic Scriptures or New Testament, which give witness to who He is. Yeshua is the Word made flesh (John 1:1, 14), He is the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36), He is One who had the audacity to say “before Abraham was born, I am” (John 8:58), and He is One “existing in the form of God” (Philippians 2:6). Yeshua is the Savior of the world, whose sacrifice for human transgressions provides […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Is the Story of Yeshua Pagan?

8 September, 2016 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 […]

Christology

Birth of Yeshua

24 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 When should Messianic Believers remember Yeshua’s birth? Almost all authorities are agreed that Yeshua the Messiah was not born on December 25, and that the choice of December 25 for Christmas was an arbitrary date in ancient history, giving former pagans an opportunity to remember something different than what they had previously observed. Today’s Messianics, recognizing the questionable origins and traditions associated with Christmas on December 25, will still often recognize that the birth of Yeshua, as principally recorded in Luke 2, is still an event worthy of remembering. But when should it be done? What […]

Christology

What Does the Shema Really Mean?

12 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 2

originally posted 12 April, 2004 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues Shema Yisrael, ADONAI Eloheinu, ADONAI echad The Shema of Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!” represents for all Bible readers the most ancient creedal statement of belief. The Shema is repeated in the daily, traditional prayers of Judaism as found in the siddur, and it is certainly a major feature of synagogue worship on the Sabbath. Even in much of Christianity, the words of the Shema are repeated in prayer, song, and worship, as the primacy of the Supreme God over Creation is […]

Christology

Alef-Tav, Yeshua as the

2 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 20 SEPTEMBER, 2011 In what way is Yeshua the Messiah the Alef and the Tav? Some interesting teachings circulate around the Messianic movement about the first and last Hebrew letters, and their association with Yeshua. For a great number of Messianic people, Yeshua the Messiah being associated as the Alef and the Tav, is no different than how Christians see Jesus Christ as the Alpha and the Omega. The first and last Hebrew letters are alef and tav, just as the first and last Greek letters are alpha and ōmĕga. In a publication like the Hebrew Names Version of […]

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 […]

Christology

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

27 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 16 October, 2007 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues answering the claims of the anti-missionary movement The Messianic community of faith presently finds itself at a very serious crossroads, not just a crossroads in determining its long term purpose and where it is going to be in the next few decades, but most seriously in its theology and how we are to approach the Bible. The enemy desperately wants us to get off course and away from the mission of seeing the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel accomplished (Acts 1:6). He wants us to not be a movement […]

Christology

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

26 July, 2016 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 […]