Matthew

Matthew 5:17

12 January, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Matthew 5:17: Jesus fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Law. “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” According to Yeshua the Messiah’s words here in Matthew 5:17, delivered within His Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chs. 5-7, the Savior clearly states what His views are regarding the Torah of Moses. Along with Psalm 23 and the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17), Matthew 5-7 includes the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2-12) and the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), the four […]

Kosher

Matthew 5:17-19

20 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:17-19 obviously […]

Luke

Mark 16:1; Matthew 28:1; Luke 24:1

16 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him” (Mark 16:1). One of the major claims present, throughout Christian history, is that the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah taking place on the first day of the week, somehow validates a transfer of the seventh-day Sabbath to Sunday, or invalidates the institution of the seventh-day Sabbath. All three of the Synoptic Gospels have something to say about what happened regarding the timing of Yeshua’s resurrection (Mark 16:1; Matthew 28:1; […]

Matthew

Matthew 24:20

16 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.” Within the scope of examining Bible prophecy, there is a diversity of approaches to Yeshua’s Olivet Discourse, principally found in Matthew 24,[1] not just in terms of pre-millennialism (the view that the Messiah returns before His thousand-year Millennial reign), but some of other perspectives, notably including the preterist view that the “end-times” largely took place in the First Century C.E. via the fall of Jerusalem to the Romans. Pre-millennialists will largely recognize how the Olivet Discourse includes statements rooted […]

Luke

Mark 3:1-6; Matthew 12:9-14; Luke 6:6-11

16 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “He entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered. They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. He said to the man with the withered hand, ‘Get up and come forward!’ And He said to them, ‘Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?’ But they kept silent. After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to […]

Luke

Mark 2:23-28; Matthew 12:1-8; Luke 6:1-5

16 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “And it happened that He was passing through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples began to make their way along while picking the heads of grain. The Pharisees were saying to Him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?’ And He said to them, ‘Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions became hungry; how he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the consecrated bread, which is not lawful […]

Matthew

Matthew 5:17-19

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:17-19 obviously […]

Matthew

Gospel of Matthew

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: early-to-mid 70s C.E., possibly into the 80s C.E. Time period: the conception/birth of Yeshua to the ascension of Yeshua Author: Matthew the disciple Location of author: Phoenicia, Transjordan, Alexandria, Syrian Antioch (all debated) Target audience and their location: the Jewish Diaspora, possibly Antioch Theological Summary: While Matthew is canonically listed as the first of the Gospels in the Apostolic Scriptures, there are a significantly large number of scholars and theologians who do not think that it was the first Gospel compiled. Yet, while Markan priority is […]

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 […]

Ecclesiology

Matthew 16:18-19

26 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 21 JANUARY, 2015 I understand that your ministry denies the existence of the Church, as a second body of elect. How do you approach Jesus’ explicit words to Peter that He would build His Church? This entry has been reproduced from Are Non-Jewish Believers Really a Part of Israel? Matthew 16:18-19 “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound […]

Eternal Punishment

Matthew 10:28

26 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 29 AUGUST, 2007 How can your ministry adhere to an ongoing punishment for the condemned in the Lake of Fire, when Yeshua Himself clearly says that the condemned will be destroyed? In Matthew 10:28 Yeshua says, “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The emphasis of His remark is clearly that we are to fear God, versus fearing human beings. While human beings might have the power to kill a person, God has the power to […]

FAQ

Matthew 5:17-19

26 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 08 MARCH, 2011 How can you say that the Law of Moses is still to be followed by Christians today, when it is quite clear that “Jesus fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Law.” This entry has been reproduced from the paperback edition of The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Matthew 5:17: Jesus fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Law. “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” According to Yeshua the Messiah’s words here in Matthew 5:17, delivered within His Sermon on […]

Eschatology

Is Being “Taken” Always a Good Thing?

24 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 1

revised edition originally posed 05 October, 2005 reproduced from When Will the Messiah Return? What is truly meant in the Scriptures by “one will be taken, and one will be left” in what many consider to be “rapture” passages? Is this being “taken” a good thing, or a bad thing? Is it a being “taken” into the clouds to meet the Lord, or is it a being “taken” to judgment? The Verses to Discuss The primary verses to discuss in relation to “one will be taken, one will be left,” are Matthew 24:37-42 and Luke 17:34-37. These verses are translated […]

Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

Matthew 23:2-3: Who Sits in the Seat of Moses?

24 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 18 July, 2013 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper There is no doubting, that when one surveys much of the broad Messianic movement, that there are some significant issues which not only divide us, but which spur on some strong emotions. One passage in the Gospel of Matthew frequently stirs vehement emotions, from all sides of the theological and ideological spectrum: Matthew 23:2-3. These verses appear within a much larger section of Matthew’s Gospel, Matthew 23:1-36, which is hardly an easy passage for Bible readers to encounter and evaluate. For much of Christian history, even extending into the […]

Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

Matthew 5:17-19: Has the Law Been Fulfilled?

20 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 12 January, 2010 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah MATTHEW 5:17-19 – ENGLISH Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Is the Hebrew Matthew an Authentic Document?

7 September, 2016 J.K. McKee 6

originally posted 10 May, 2013 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper Among all of the texts of the Apostolic Scriptures or New Testament, today’s broad Messianic movement has some significant struggles when it comes to the composition of the Gospel of Matthew. There are various reasons for this, perhaps including Matthew’s length, the obvious connections and comparisons to be made between Matthew’s message and Second Temple Judaism, but above all this surrounds the original language in which Matthew was written. There is an attestation from ancient Christian history, that there was likely some kind of Hebrew material involved in the […]