Colossians

Colossians 2:14

17 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 JANUARY, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Colossians 2:14: Christ took the decrees out of the way on the cross. “[H]aving canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14 is the common verse that is quoted by many Christians to assert that “the Law of Moses was nailed to the cross of Jesus Christ.” But is this truly what is being said in Colossians 2:14? Did the Torah truly get […]

Books & Studies

Colossians and Philemon for the Practical Messianic

28 April, 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 […]

Bible Messages

The Message of Colossians and Philemon

28 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 20 MARCH, 2017 reproduced from Colossians and Philemon for the Practical Messianic a summary for Messianic teaching and preaching The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, and most especially his letter to Philemon, are two of the most elusive texts of the Apostolic Scriptures for today’s Messianic community.[1] Our current level of engagement with Colossians is often with having to respond to Christian colleagues who quote Colossians 2:16-17 at us for being Torah observant, and we have to scramble to try to understand what is really being said. Beyond this, we really do not read Colossians. I actually find […]

Colossians

Epistle of Paul to the Colossians

28 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 60-62 C.E. Time period: season of extreme error in parts of the Body of Messiah, during the first imprisonment of Paul Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Rome Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Colossae Theological Summary: The letter to the Colossians is commonly classified among the Prison Epistles (also including Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon). The author of Colossians is stated to not only be Paul (1:23), but we see the closing attestation, “I, Paul, write this […]

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 […]

Colossians

Colossians 2:16-23

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Messiah. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and […]

Colossians

Colossians 2:16-23

18 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Messiah. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and […]

Colossians

Elements of the World (Galatians 4:3, 9; Colossians 2:8, 20)

31 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 18 MARCH, 2009 I have heard that the Torah actually composes the “elemental things of the world”? Is there any truth to this claim? The specific clause ta stoicheia tou kosmou—“the elemental things/spirits of the world”—appears in full in Galatians 4:3 and Colossians 2:8, followed by the shorter stoicheia in Galatians 4:9, and tōn stoicheiōn in Colossians 2:20. There is no single interpretation as to what this encompasses, agreed upon by all interpreters, as such “principles” could involve: (1) the ABCs of one’s religious observance, (2) what many of the ancients believed were the basic elements of the universe […]

Colossians

Colossians 2:14

23 September, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 MAY, 2011 How can you say that the Law of Moses is still to be followed by Christians today, when it is quite clear that the Law was nailed to the cross of Christ? This entry has been reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Colossians 2:14: Christ took the decrees out of the way on the cross. “[H]aving canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14 is the common verse that […]