Jewish Evangelism

The Terms We Use

4 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Considering passages such as Philippians 2:3-4; Ephesians 5:21; and 1 Corinthians 9:19-21, Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee asks what it means for people in today’s Messianic movement to consider the place of others, their stories, their experiences, and above all what terms will cause them to stop listening. In Jewish evangelism, terms such as Jesus, Christ, Christian, church, and cross can all cause Jewish people to put up barriers and walls, to listen to the good news of Israel’s Messiah. With an English language of over 150,000 words, how can we learn to be more understanding toward others, so when […]

Kosher

Today’s Believers and Kosher

2 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

In a short video podcast entitled “Should Christians Keep the Dietary Laws?” renowned apologist Michael L. Brown demonstrates a broad pessimism to the Bible’s instructions of clean and unclean, even though he is not against people considering them for reasons such as their diet or health. While the issue of the kosher dietary laws is not one where our faith in Israel’s Messiah rises and falls, there are many Messianic Believers today who affirm their continued validity and relevance for the post-resurrection era. Using Brown’s video podcast as a springboard, Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee considers a number of Bible […]

YouTube

Unnecessary Avoidance

28 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee reacts to a teaching he heard at Messiah 2016, “The Rise of False Messianic Congregations” by Raleigh Washington. While the teaching made the most excellent and proper point of how Messianic people are to focus on the centrality of Yeshua, when encountering various problematic teachings and phenomena–the teaching did not succeed in addressing what some of the problems actually are. In today’s world of instant communication and social media, it is insufficient for one to simply emphasize the centrality of Yeshua, as a means to combat false teachings. Rather than avoid false teachings–which will seemingly be […]

New Covenant

Are We Really in the New Covenant?

26 July, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee recently encountered a number of posts from a ministry called Torah Babies on his Facebook feed, which claimed that the prophesied New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Ezekiel 36:25-27 is not yet operative for the people of God (see articles: “Are We Under a New Covenant?” and “Y’shua and the Renewed Covenant.”) Are we really in the New Covenant, or not? This video podcast considers the wider scope of expectations in Jeremiah 31 and Ezekiel 36 as they involve the restoration of Israel’s Kingdom, and the return of Israel proper to the Holy Land. Given […]

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