Mark Huey

Naso

28 May, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Naso Take Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 “A Prayer of Peace” by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, Naso or “Take,” has a diverse variety of subjects to contemplate. It begins by completing the instructions about the Levites that concluded Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20).[1] This census has been conducted to number the three Levite clans that were responsible for the Tabernacle and its transportation. The Gershonites, the Merarites, and the Kohathites have each been given specific duties and tasks.[2] Interestingly, unlike some of the other Israelites who were qualified for military service and numbered from twenty years and older, the Levites […]

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Ephesians for the Practical Messianic

26 May, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The Epistle of Ephesians is a letter that contains a very important message for the people of God, who are to be encouraged in accomplishing His mission for the world. Yeshua the Messiah is portrayed as exalted above the cosmos, with His resurrection power being accessible to all Believers. God’s people have been selected by Him to be holy, corporately composing a Temple in which His presence can dwell. By the sacrificial work of the cross, Jewish and non-Jewish followers of the Messiah are to be united together as a “one new humanity”—the mystery of the gospel! All are to […]

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Ephesians 2:14-15

26 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 JANUARY, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Ephesians 2:14-15: The Law was abolished in the flesh of Christ. “For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace.” Ephesians 2:14-15 are challenging verses for many within the Messianic movement, with few being able to even respond to the pastor’s remark “The Law […]

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Ephesians 2:8-9

26 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 JANUARY, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Ephesians 2:8-9: We are saved by grace, not as a result of works. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” The pastor is absolutely correct in stating, “We are saved by grace, not as a result of works.” No one should ever question the profound truth of the Apostle Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:8-9: “You have been saved by grace through faith. This […]

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Epistle of Paul Called “Ephesians”

26 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 60-62 C.E. Time period: season of great expansion of the gospel among those needing encouragement Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Rome Target audience and their location: Jewish and non-Jewish Believers in Asia Minor, and eventually Ephesus Theological Summary: The letter that has come to be known as “Ephesians” has been traditionally classified among the Prison Epistles (also including Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon). The Epistle of Ephesians has a significant amount of controversy associated with it, as there are issues surrounding […]

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Thank You for Your Support of Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics!

25 May, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Current Projects Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics will be exhibiting at the Messiah 2017 Conference in Grantham, PA, from 02-08 July. John McKee will be speaking on “Salvation on the Line: Encountering Yeshua’s Divinity, Messiahship, and Bible Difficulties” Friday, 07 July. New audio and video podcasts, going through our extensive FAQ section, are now underway. Salvation on the Line, Volume I: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity–Gospels and Acts is now available for purchase! The book is 452 pages and retails for$27.99. The eBook for Amazon Kindle will be $9.99. Salvation on the Line, Volume II: The Nature […]

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Galatians for the Practical Messianic

25 May, 2017 messianicapologetics 1

Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians is easily the most difficult to understand text for people within today’s broad Messianic movement. Galatians has been historically interpreted by Christianity as delivering Believers a stark choice between God’s Law and God’s grace. Those who choose any obedience to the Law, according to this view of Paul, are unfaithful to the Messiah and the saving power of the gospel. Supposedly, Paul was desperately concerned for anyone who was trying to keep the Torah of Moses. Consequently, Galatians is a frequently-quoted text to today’s Messianic Believers, many of whom are simply trying to live a […]

FAQ

Galatians 5:2-3

25 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 14 JULY, 2013 I have encountered a Messianic Jewish teaching that states that only the Jewish people are obligated to keep Torah, because they are circumcised. Is this what Galatians 5:2-3 really communicates? I am confused. “Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Messiah will be of no benefit to you. And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law” (Galatians 5:2-3). It is true that in various sectors of Messianic Judaism, particularly those which promote a bilateral ecclesiology of the Kingdom of God […]

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Galatians 4:8-11

25 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 18 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.” Paul’s letter to the Galatians is […]

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Galatians 3:24 & 25

25 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Galatians 3:24: The Law is our tutor to lead us to Christ. “Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Messiah, so that we may be justified by faith.” The pastor we are examining is correct when he asserts, “The Law is our tutor to lead us to Christ,” citing Galatians 3:24 as evidence. The challenge with his assertion, though, is not in the need for the Torah’s instruction—and our widespread human inability to keep it—to reveal our sin and point us to the Messiah and the eternal redemption […]

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Galatians 2:16

25 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 JANUARY, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Galatians 2:16: By the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified. “[N]evertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Messiah Yeshua, even we have believed in Messiah Yeshua, so that we may be justified by faith in Messiah and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.” The pastor correctly says, “By works of the Law shall no flesh be justified.” Whether we look at […]

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Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

25 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 27 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 48-49 C.E. or 50-52 C.E. Time period: season of great confusion among many new non-Jewish Believers, and their integration into the community of faith Author: the Apostle Paul Location of author: Macedonia, Ephesus, or Antioch Target audience and their location: mostly non-Jewish Believers in the province/region of Galatia Theological Summary: Genuine Pauline authorship of the Epistle to the Galatians is something that all conservative and liberal examiners today accept. The message of Galatians, the exact audience of the Galatians, and some of […]

Books & Studies

Salvation on the Line Volume I: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity: Gospels and Acts

24 May, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

In the past, the big issue which has faced the Messianic movement has understandably been the Messiahship of Yeshua of Nazareth, widely connected to the purposes of Jewish evangelism. For the present, the big issue which is staring right at the broad Messianic movement—to which no congregation, fellowship, family, or individual is entirely immune—is how to approach the nature of Yeshua (Jesus). Is Yeshua the Messiah God, or is He a created being? While many affirm Yeshua of Nazareth to be the eternal, uncreated Son of God who is indeed God—there are many others who express various levels of doubt […]

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Romans for the Practical Messianic

24 May, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Paul’s letter to the Romans is easily discerned to be the most influential letter ever written in human history. It has had a significant impact on religious authorities, governmental authorities, and philosophies on God, human behavior, and societal order. There is no denying the great theological importance that the Epistle to the Romans has had throughout Christian history, especially since the Protestant Reformation. Romans was written against the backdrop of both the Apostle Paul setting his ministry activity westward toward Spain, and the Roman Jewish Believers returning to Rome after the Edict of Claudius, and finding that things would not […]

Romans

Romans 14

24 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 18 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath 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 […]

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Romans 10:4

24 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 JANUARY, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Romans 10:4: Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. “For Messiah is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Many people read Romans 10:4, as it appears in most English Bible versions, and view it as being definitive evidence that the Torah is no longer relevant to be followed. Our pastor’s claim that “Christ is the end of the law…” is quite frequent in discussion between Christians, Messianics, and Jews relating to the position that the Law of […]

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Romans 7:4

24 May, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Pastor: Romans 7:4: We were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ. “Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Messiah, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” What is really being said by the pastor in the statement, “We were made to die to the Law…”? The implication that is probably asserted, offering Romans 7:4 as substantiation, is that the Apostle Paul […]

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