Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

Approaching One Law Controversies: Sorting Through the Legalism

31 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 25 OCTOBER, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper Today’s broad Messianic movement has many admirable qualities for which it should feel most spiritually gratified.[1] The Messianic movement has been used mightily by the Lord to see many Jewish people come to saving faith in Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus), and it has also helped many evangelical Christians appreciate their Hebraic and Jewish Roots and the Torah. The Messianic movement definitely stands against the common, yet errant thought in much of modern Christian theology, that the Law of Moses was exclusively for the era prior to the Messiah, and has […]

Ancient Israel

Torah Keeping for the Gerim/Sojourners in Ancient Israel

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 JUNE, 2010 How much of Torah were the gerim/sojourners expected to keep, when compared to the natives of Israel? The sojourner or ger[1] (also commonly rendered as “alien” or “foreigner” in various English Bibles), the plural being gerim, was an outsider who entered into the community of Ancient Israel, and was certainly of a different class than a foreign worker or mere passer-by. The ger was one who acknowledged Israel’s God, repudiated idolatry, but had no inheritance in the Promised Land. Perhaps one of the most well known gerim was Ruth the Moabitess, who is classicly known for […]

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, […]

Exodus

Approaching One Law Controversies: Sorting Through the Legalism

7 October, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

A definite controversy that has been present in the Messianic movement, is whether non-Jewish Believers are at all supposed or anticipated to keep (any of) the Torah or the Law of Moses. Many have committed themselves to a Messianic walk of faith, wanting to live more like Messiah Yeshua, in obedience to the Father’s commandments. They have taken a hold of things like the seventh-day Sabbath/Shabbat, the appointed times of Leviticus 23, and eating kosher, as a means of grace, approaching these practices as being an important part of maturing in faith. There are Messianic Jewish leaders and teachers who […]