Bible Study

Hebrews

14 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the most overlooked texts in the entire Bible, and is greatly unappreciated by many in today’s Christianity, as well as the Messianic movement. A profoundly spiritual and intellectual masterpiece, the theme of this treatise is undeniably Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), and His supremacy over all. The author engages his audience by describing Yeshua as the Creator, being superior to angels, Moses, Joshua, and as mediator of the New Covenant. The author comes to these conclusions using some very unique ways, employing First Century rhetoric and literary devices that often evade your […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 10:9

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Hebrews 10:9: God takes away the first covenant to establish the second. “[T]hen He said, ‘BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL.’ He takes away the first in order to establish the second.” Our pastor makes light of Hebrews 10:9 and concludes, “God takes away the first covenant to establish the second.” As examined previously in our cross-examination of Hebrews 8:13 and the New Covenant (Hebrews 8:7-13; cf. Jeremiah 31:31-34), the New Covenant involves not only a permanent cleansing from sin but also a supernatural transcription of God’s Torah onto the […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 10:1

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Hebrews 10:1: The Law was only a shadow of good things to come. “For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.” What does our pastor intend to communicate by saying, “The Law was only a shadow of good things to come”? Is he trying to tell today’s Christians that God’s Torah was only a foreshadowing of Messianic expectation and […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 8:13

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Hebrews 8:13: The New Covenant makes the Old Covenant obsolete. “When He said, ‘A new covenant,’ He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.” Many of today’s Christians will encounter the pastor’s statement, “The New Covenant makes the Old Covenant obsolete,” and then conclude that committing any time to really read or study the Torah and Tanach is perhaps not too relevant for people of faith. Is it appropriate that born again Believers not concern themselves with the Instruction of God in […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 7:12 & 18-19

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Hebrews 7:12: A change of law has taken place. “For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also.” The Epistle to the Hebrews is a text of the Apostolic Scriptures, whose author most definitely believes Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) to be superior to all things. The author is a second generation Believer who is reckoned among those who heard the good news from those of the first generation who encountered the Lord in person (Hebrews 2:3).[1] He is definitely concerned about the possibility of […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 13:9-10

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.” Hebrews 13:9-10 is a frequently referenced passage, alongside of Mark 7, Acts chs. 10 and 11, Romans 14, Colossians 2:16-17, or 1 Timothy 4:1-5, to claim that the kosher dietary laws of the Torah are a thing of the previous, pre-resurrection era.[1] Most […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 9:8-10

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the outer tabernacle is still standing, which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience, since they relate only to food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.” Hebrews 9:8-10, and its mentioning of “foods” (brōmasin), is a frequently referenced passage in various Christian theological works as a support to assert that the […]

Hebrews

Epistle to the Hebrews

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 64-70 C.E. Time period: immediately prior to, or during, the Jewish revolt in the Land of Israel Author: unknown, but often favored to be Barnabas or Apollos (and/or Priscilla) Location of author: the Jewish Diaspora, probably Corinth or Italy Target audience and their location: primarily the Jewish Diaspora, probably Rome, Alexandria, Eastern Mediterranean Theological Summary: The overwhelming theme of the Epistle to the Hebrews is the superiority of Yeshua’s sacrifice and blood atonement, when compared to the previous order of animal sacrifices of the Levitical priesthood. […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 9:1-5

13 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 18 MARCH, 2014 I heard a teaching that said that the author of Hebrews got it all “wrong” when it came to the ordering of the Tabernacle furniture as seen in the Torah. Can you at all help me with this? I have to believe that the Book of Hebrews is inspired Scripture! This entry has been reproduced from the commentary Hebrews for the Practical Messianic   1 Now even the first covenant had regulations of divine worship and the earthly sanctuary. 2 For there was a tabernacle prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the […]

FAQ

God and Lord, Pagan Titles

9 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 26 JUNE, 2008 Why does your ministry use the terms “God” and “Lord” for YHWH, when these are well documented terms used in ancient paganism? It is notable that many people who use the Divine Name in sectors of the Messianic movement tend to forget that our Father has many titles that are used complimentary and independently of the name YHWH. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the most notable titles that are used are Elohim and Adonai. In the Greek Scriptures, their counterparts are Theos and Kurios. These titles in English correspond to “God” and “Lord.” Sacred Name Only advocates […]

1 Corinthians

What Does “Under the Law” Really Mean?–A Further Study

2 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 1

originally posted 13 June, 2011 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah In the discussion over the validity and relevance of the Torah for today’s Believers in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), there is one particular issue that is a cause of significant confusion and consternation: Is it not true that we are not under the Law?[1] No responsible Bible reader can ignore or deny what passages like Romans 6:14 communicate: “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” If we want to be honest with what the Bible tells us, […]

Books & Studies

Hebrews for the Practical Messianic

20 September, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the most overlooked texts in the entire Bible, and is greatly unappreciated by many in today’s Christianity, as well as the Messianic movement. A profoundly spiritual and intellectual masterpiece, the theme of this treatise is undeniably Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), and His supremacy over all. The author engages his audience by describing Yeshua as the Creator, being superior to angels, Moses, Joshua, and as mediator of the New Covenant. The author comes to these conclusions using some very unique ways, employing First Century rhetoric and literary devices that often evade your […]

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