Ezekiel 37:15-28: Have the Two Sticks Been Reunited?

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST – PART A http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00345_Ezekiel_37_15-28_Have_the_Two_Sticks_Been_Reunited_Part_A.mp3 PODCAST – PART B http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00346_Ezekiel_37_15-28_Have_the_Two_Sticks_Been_Reunited_Part_B.mp3 PODCAST – PART C http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00347_Ezekiel_37_15-28_Have_the_Two_Sticks_Been_Reunited_Part_C.mp3 POSTED 05 SEPTEMBER, 2016 reproduced from Israel in Future Prophecy What is commonly called the two-stick prophecy, appearing in Ezekiel 37:15-28, has generated a great […]

Sabbath, Jewish tradition

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 16 FEBRUARY, 2006 To what extent, if any, do you believe that we should follow Jewish tradition in our Sabbath observance? Biblically, we are told that the Sabbath day is to be a time of rest for […]

Sabbath Dismissal, Mark of the Beast

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 05 MARCH, 2015 Is not keeping the Sabbath the mark of the beast? It is true that various Sabbatarian groups of the Twentieth Century, or at least people in such groups, have advocated that the mark of […]

Rosh HaShanah

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 2

PDF PODCAST POSTED 22 SEPTEMBER, 2008 Why does the Jewish community call Yom Teruah “Rosh HaShanah”? I thought the Biblical New Year began in the Spring. For many people in the independent Messianic movement, Exodus 12:2 settles the matter: “This […]

Romans 10:4

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 17 MAY, 2011 How can you say that the Law of Moses is still to be followed by Christians today, when it is quite clear that Jesus terminated the Law, being its end? This entry has been […]

Romans 1:26-27

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 10 JANUARY, 2008 I have heard liberal Bible scholars teach that Romans 1:26-27 allows for homosexuality. Is this at all true? Paul’s epistle to the Romans is often considered to be his theological magnum opus, and for […]

Public Restaurants, Kosher

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Do Messianic people who keep kosher eat out at public restaurants? Among kosher-friendly Messianic people, there is obviously a wide array of interpretation, application, and implementation of the dietary laws present. There are some […]

Psychopannychy, term

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 What does the term “psychopannychy” mean? The most common term that one hears to describe the concept of deceased persons experiencing complete unconsciousness before the resurrection is soul sleep. A far more technical term […]

Psychopannychy, motivation for belief

31 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 What does your ministry think is the main reason(s) why some people are motivated to believe or advocate a doctrine of psychopannychy/soul sleep? It is undeniable that a main influence guiding the adoption of […]

Psychopannychy, Growing in Adherence

30 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 Why does it seem that a concept like psychopannychy is growing in adherence in today’s Christian and Messianic world? In today’s evangelical Christianity, belief in psychopannychy is growing because of a steady influence of […]

Philippians 1:23

30 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 What do those who believe in psychopannychy/soul sleep do about Philippians 1:23, and with Paul desiring to depart and be with the Messiah? Philippians 1:23 is the second most commonly quoted passage about the […]

Passover, Traditional Seder Meal

30 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 23 FEBRUARY, 2010 Where did the traditions from the seder meal employed during Passover come from? Obviously, the Torah itself issues some specific commands concerning the observance of the Passover. There were some specific commandments relating to […]

Passover, Objections to the Last Supper

30 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 24 FEBRUARY, 2010 Is it true that there are some substantial objections to the Last Supper being a Passover meal? If there are any, how do you respond to these arguments? There are some objections that are […]

Passover, Egg on Seder Plate

30 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 17 APRIL, 2006 Why do Jews have an egg on their seder plates? Does this not come from Easter? The egg on the seder plate at Passover is a post-Second Temple Rabbinical addition. The roasted egg or […]

Passover, Eating Lamb

30 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 16 APRIL, 2006 Should we eat lamb as Messianics during Passover? Is it true that the Jews do not eat lamb during Passover? It is notable that there are divergent practices among the Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jewish […]

Pagan, Christmas and Easter

30 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 I have heard it said that you do not believe that Christmas and Easter are pagan holidays. Could you please explain? Messianic Apologetics is a solution-driven ministry. In dealing with controversial subject matters, we try […]

Omer Count

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 25 FEBRUARY, 2010 Do you follow the method of the Pharisees or Sadducees for the counting of the omer to determine Shavuot? It seems that most in the independent Messianic movement follow the counting method of the […]

Noahide Laws

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 13 SEPTEMBER, 2011 I have been told by some Messianics that the only commandments that Gentiles are supposed to follow are the seven Noahide laws. I have then been told by other Messianics that the seven Noahide […]

New Moon

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 14 NOVEMBER, 2006 Do you believe that Messianic Believers should keep the New Moon? The New Moon or Rosh Chodesh is not listed as one of the Lord’s appointed times of Leviticus 23. However, because the Hebrew […]

Mushrooms

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Are mushrooms “kosher”? On occasion, more often than not in the independent sectors of the Messianic community and/or Hebrew/Hebraic Roots world, one will hear a claim made from time to time that mushrooms, and […]

Matthew 10:28

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 AUGUST, 2007 How can your ministry adhere to an ongoing punishment for the condemned in the Lake of Fire, when Yeshua Himself clearly says that the condemned will be destroyed? In Matthew 10:28 Yeshua says, “Do […]

Male Headship

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 14 JUNE, 2011 How can your ministry be egalitarian, meaning that both men and women share leadership roles equally, when Scripture says that the man is to be the head of the woman (Ephesians 5:23)? This entry […]

Lunar Sabbath

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 05 MARCH, 2015 What do you think of the Lunar Sabbath theory? A lunar Sabbath is not practiced by anyone in today’s Messianic Judaism or the One Law/One Torah sub-movement, but it may be favored by people […]

Luke 16:19-31

29 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 What do those who believe in psychopannychy/soul sleep do about the parable of Lazarus and the rich man? Luke 16:19-31 is probably the third most consulted Bible passage as it concerns the discussion surrounding […]

What About “the Gentiles”?

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST – PART A http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00336_What_About_the_Gentiles_Part_A.mp3 PODCAST – PART B http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00337_What_About_the_Gentiles_Part_B.mp3 POSTED 26 AUGUST, 2016 reproduced from Israel in Future Prophecy One of my all-time favorite films, going back to my experiences as a young child watching the Disney Channel, is […]

Leavening Agents

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 14 APRIL, 2006 How can I determine what is, and what is not, kosher for the Passover season? One of the major Biblical injunctions concerning Passover is to eat unleavened bread for seven days, remembering the bread […]

Law of Moses, Binding on Christians

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 3

PDF UPDATED 07 JULY, 2011 Do you believe that the Torah or Law of Moses is binding on Christians? Any Messianic ministry is likely to have a more positive view of the Torah or Law of Moses, than is commonly […]

Isaiah 24:5

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 30 MAY, 2013 What am I to make of Isaiah 24:5? Are Gentiles responsible for violating the Mosaic covenant every bit as much as the Jews? Or, does Isaiah 24:5 only speak of the Noahdic covenant? “Behold, […]

Image of God, Rulership

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 Is it not true that the image of God placed upon humans is just the capacity to rule Planet Earth? No Bible reader can deny that the human race, different from all other creatures […]

Illegal Drugs (Kosher)

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 What is the correct approach, either informed from the Torah or kosher traditions, regarding drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin? I realize that these drugs are dangerous and illegal, but how should Messianic people […]

Hunting

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Is it at all acceptable to hunt for game, given the Torah’s regulations about animal blood? It is obvious that throughout human history, ancient peoples, including many in Ancient Israel, had to hunt wild […]

Hell, Metaphorical View

28 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 26 JULY, 2011 What does your ministry think about the metaphorical view of eternal punishment? Could you explain this view to me more fully? The metaphorical view of eternal punishment has a longstanding acceptance within much of […]

Halal Meat (Islam)

25 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 What do you think about Messianic people eating Islamic halal meat? Is this something acceptable, or is it tantamount to eating meat sacrificed to idols? The issue of halal products, those deemed fit for […]

Good Fish, Bad Fish (Kosher)

25 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 17 NOVEMBER, 2014 I have been reading through your Messianic Kosher Helper, and was surprised that among all of the Bible passages addressed, I did not see Yeshua’s parable about the good fish and bad fish mentioned. […]

God-Fearers

25 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 05 NOVEMBER, 2012 I am a non-Jewish Believer, and I have encountered some Messianic Jews who consider me as some sort of “God-fearer” in their midst. What is this supposed to mean? Even with our natural differences […]

Glatt Kosher

25 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 What is “glatt kosher”? There are many well-known Jewish interpretations, applications, and traditions associated with the Torah’s dietary laws—ranging from the traditional method of animal slaughter or shechitah, to the separation of meat and […]

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Kosher

25 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 How am I to approach the whole issue of genetically modified foods? Are they kosher? Many people in my Messianic congregation only eat foods that are certified “organic.” The specific issue, of Genetically Modified […]

Gelatin, Kosher

25 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Is gelatin considered to be kosher? I have seen some people say that it is, and others that gelatin has to be kosher-certified. There is divergence between Orthodox and Conservative Jewish authorities regarding whether […]

Galatians 5:2-3

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST 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 […]

Galatians 3:24, 25

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 11 MAY, 2011 How can you say that the Law of Moses is still to be followed by Christians today, when it is quite clear that we are no longer under a tutor? This entry has been […]

Fruits and Vegetables, Kosher

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 What are some important guidelines regarding what fruits and vegetables may be considered kosher? Notwithstanding instructions such as Deuteronomy 22:9, “You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, or all the […]

Fasting

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 What would be an appropriate framework for me to understand fasting? Fasting (Heb. tzom; Grk. nēsteia) is something which is practiced in many religions the world over, as deprivation of food and/or water is […]

Eternal life, physically alive forever

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 Is it not true that possessing eternal life means being physically alive forever? When we see “life” (Heb. chayim; Grk. zōē) or “death” (Heb. mavet; Grk. thanatos) referred to in the Holy Scriptures, are […]

Ephesians 6:11-17

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 30 MAY, 2011 I heard a Messianic teacher say that the armor of God is not the armor of a Roman soldier, but really the garments of a Levitical priest serving in the Temple. Do you have […]

Ephesians 2:14-15

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 20 FEBRUARY, 2011 How can you say that the Law of Moses is still to be followed by Christians today, when it is quite clear that the Law of commandments has been abolished? This entry has been […]

Easter

24 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 23 OCTOBER, 2006 Do you celebrate Easter? Easter is a non-Biblical holiday that is not listed among the appointed times that God gave to His people in Leviticus 23. Because Easter is not listed as a holiday […]

Torah In the Balance, Volume II

24 August, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The views expressed and practices witnessed, regarding the place of God’s Torah in the life of contemporary Messianic Believers, are more likely to cause tension for far too many people—than facilitate any sense of spiritual fulfillment, much less relief. There […]

Two-House Teaching

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST COMPOSED 01 SEPTEMBER, 2012 Where does your ministry currently stand in regard to the Two-House teaching? Outreach Israel and Messianic Apologetics should not at all be considered a “Two-House” ministry, given the wide and diverse array of Biblical […]

Dualism

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 Is it not true that the idea of an intermediate afterlife in Heaven or Hell is predicated on dualism? Is it not true that dualism was a philosophical view that originated with the Greeks, […]

Dreams and Visions

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 16 NOVEMBER, 2006 What is your position on dreams and visions? Joel 2:28 clearly tells us that in the Last Days the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon “all flesh/mankind,” but yet we also know that […]

Doctors, and Modern Medicine

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 16 NOVEMBER, 2006 I have encountered some teachings from Messianics which condemn the usage of modern medicine. What is your opinion on this? Do you have a problem with Believers consulting modern medical doctors? Those who do […]

Dietary Laws, Kosher

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF UPDATED 16 NOVEMBER, 2006 Do you believe that the dietary commandments of Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 are still applicable to Believers? Messianic Believers think that in obedience to God we should follow the Biblical dietary commandments that He […]

Dictionaries/Lexicons

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 16 NOVEMBER, 2006 Can you recommend any specific Hebrew and Greek dictionaries or lexicons I can use in my Bible studies? There are many varied Hebrew and Greek lexicons available, some of them are excellent, others are […]

Deuteronomy 6:25

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 13 AUGUST, 2008 I heard a Messianic teacher say that if I keep the Torah perfectly not only will I be able to be saved, I will also be able to never get sick or die of […]

Denying Messiah

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 31 AUGUST, 2011 Why do you think there are people in the Messianic movement today, who are denying Yeshua as the Messiah? It needs to be remembered that denial of the Lord Yeshua (Jesus) has been occurring […]