1&2 Peter

1 Peter 1:14-16

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY’ [Leviticus 11:44, 45; 19:2; 20:7].” Initially, within the themes encountered in the opening verses of the Epistle of 1 Peter, it would quantitatively seem that issues pertaining to the dietary instructions of the Torah are completely missing. Indeed, in writing to his audience mainly spread across Asia Minor (1:1), […]

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 […]

Kosher

Titus 1:14-16

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “[N]ot paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.” 1:14[1] What the troublemakers in Crete are said to have been pushing were “Jewish myths or…merely human commands” (TNIV). This would not be referring to the Torah itself, nor […]

1&2 Timothy

1 Timothy 4:1-5

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of […]

Colossians

Colossians 2:16-23

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Messiah. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and […]

Kosher

Philippians 3:17-19

22 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Messiah, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.” Paul’s letter to the Philippians[1] is widely agreed to principally be a letter of thanksgiving, to a group of Believers who have supported the Apostle financially, and who […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 8

21 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him. Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one. For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are […]

Kosher

Romans 14

21 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will […]

Acts

Acts 15:19-21

21 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood. For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.” The broad Messianic movement tends to be quite familiar with the Apostolic decree of Acts 15:19-21, the issues of the Jerusalem Council, and the controversies surrounding the […]

Acts

Acts 11:1-18

21 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him, saying, ‘You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.’ But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came […]

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