Eschatology

Final Generation

4 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 05 SEPTEMBER, 2007 Do you believe we are the final generation? It is commonly asserted among many Messianic Believers, and for that matter many evangelical Christians also, that our generation living today is the “final generation.” This is often based on the following statement by Yeshua delivered during His Olivet Discourse on the end-times: “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place” (Matthew 24:34; cf. Mark 13:30; Luke 21:32). A common claim that is made—especially in some distinct Messianic circles—is that the “final generation” started in 1967 with the recapturing […]

Eschatology

False Prophecy Predictions

4 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 16 OCTOBER, 2006 I have encountered some teachers who have made false predictions on the end-times and have not been held accountable. What should I do about this? Yeshua the Messiah prophesies in His Olivet Discourse, “Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many” (Matthew 24:11). This has obviously been going on for a very, very long time and will certainly not stop anytime soon. Church history is full of figures over several millennia who have made predictions on the end-times and the return of the Lord that have not come to pass. What we may experience today […]

Eschatology

Church, missing after Revelation 4:1

16 September, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 DECEMBER, 2006 As post-tribulationists, how do you respond to the fact that the word “church” does not appear after Revelation 4:1? This means that the Church is missing and has been raptured to Heaven. In the opening chapters of Revelation (chs. 1-3), the Apostle John is given specific instruction by Yeshua the Messiah that he is to deliver to the seven assemblies of Asia Minor (Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea). After John relays Yeshua’s messages to these congregations, John is told by the Lord, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place […]

Ecclesiology

Israel in Future Prophecy: Afterward

6 September, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Most likely, if you have been diligently reading Israel in Future Prophecy, it is fair to say that you are a non-Jewish Messianic Believer who has been curious as to what my perspective is regarding the whole “Two-House” controversy—or you might be a Messianic Jewish Believer who knows that our broad faith community needs some resolution to this issue, as time proceeds forward, and as theological and spiritual challenges of much more major substance and importance present themselves (i.e., debates over the Divinity of Yeshua and His Messiahship). There have been a number of sensational and hype-laden books circulate throughout […]

Books & Studies

The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism

31 August, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

The pre-tribulation rapture is an extremely popular doctrine, which advocates that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) can unexpectedly come at any moment for the saints, gathering them into Heaven before the Tribulation period or Seventieth Week of Israel. Pre-tribulationism has sold many books, spawned numerous fiction series and movies, and has created a large financial market for prophecy materials. But in spite of its popularity in much of today’s evangelical Christianity, few question it. When presented with alternative points of view such as post-tribulationism, adherents of the popular pre-tribulational position can sometimes take strong offense, and they can be found […]

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