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Calvinist-Arminian Controversy

30 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 19 AUGUST, 2012 Does your ministry have a position on Calvinism or Arminianism? Hebrews 6:4-6, perhaps more than any other set of verses in this epistle, may be said to have had the most overall impact on theological discussions and debates outside this text. What does it mean concerning “those who have once been enlightened” who “have tasted the good word of God”? As many of you are probably aware, this is a strongly debated Scripture passage among Calvinists and Arminians in Protestant Christian theology pertaining to concepts such as predestination, the free will of human beings, and God’s […]

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

The Work of the Holy Spirit: Perfection of the Mind

19 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 01 September, 2006 reproduced from the Messianic Spring Holiday Helper delivered live at Shavuot 2006, Orlando In my first teaching, which dealt with the perfection of the heart (Chapter 17), I began to speak about our need to have the center of our beings transformed into the character of our Messiah Yeshua. A transformed heart brings forth love, compassion, and mercy toward others, and is concerned about the salvation of the world. When we as individuals experience salvation we are to have a heart that orients itself toward God, and then every other aspect of our being begins to […]

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

The Work of the Holy Spirit: Perfection of the Heart

18 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 01 August, 2006 reproduced from the Messianic Spring Holiday Helper delivered live at Shavuot 2006, Orlando In the past year-and-a-half (2004-2006), more or less, the emerging Messianic movement has experienced some major upheavals. This is to be expected in any reforming movement, as the history of our faith has demonstrated that when lost theological ideas or forgotten concepts of how we are to relate to God are restored, certain people will “run with it” to promote themselves or a particular agenda. Consider all of the various groups that arose out of the Radical Reformation in the late Sixteenth Century […]

Nature of God, Salvation, and Human Destiny

What Is Salvation?

16 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 01 MARCH, 2004 Of all the doctrines and teachings of our faith, one remains the most critical: the doctrine of salvation. If a person does not get this right, then he or she has no chance of being in God’s Kingdom. The written Word of God is clear that a person who does not come to faith in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), repent of his or her sins, and is spiritually regenerated will suffer the reality of eternal punishment. We will examine the critical areas of the salvation message, some of which are avoided, knowingly or unknowingly, by […]