Dismissing Judaism

28 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

Messianic Apologetics editor J.K. McKee discusses how frequent it has become for people in the independent Hebrew/Hebraic Roots movement to just dismiss or disregard Judaism, Pharisees, the Rabbis, and literature like the Mishnah or Talmud–without ever giving it a hearing. […]

6,000 Year Teaching

28 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 05 MARCH, 2015 How close do you believe we are to the Biblical year 6,000? Throughout the broad Messianic community, composing Messianic Judaism, the One Law/One Torah sub-movement, the Two-House sub-movement, and various Hebrew/Hebraic Roots associations—is a […]

Gentile, Term

28 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 3

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 NOVEMBER, 2012 I am a non-Jewish Believer in the Messianic movement, and I am a bit disturbed at how I have encountered various Jewish Believers in my midst use the term “Gentile.” I am not at […]

Matthew 16:18-19

28 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 21 JANUARY, 2015 I understand that your ministry denies the existence of the Church, as a second body of elect. How do you approach Jesus’ explicit words to Peter that He would build His Church? This entry […]

Headcovering Garments

28 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 13 JUNE, 2013 Do you believe it is acceptable for Messianic men to wear a kippah or yarmulke, when Paul says that it is a dishonor for men to have their heads covered? How do you interpret […]

YHWH/YHVH

27 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 18 DECEMBER, 2006 Are you against using the proper name of God? Are you for using it? The strong aversion to using the name of God in Judasim today is that there is no complete way for […]

YHWH, Above the Cross

27 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 24 FEBRUARY, 2010 I heard a Messianic teacher say that the Divine Name YHWH was spelled out on the writing above Yeshua’s cross. Is this true? The Scriptures that are often made light of concerning this belief […]

Wrath, spared from

27 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 16 JANUARY, 2006 How do you, as a post-tribulational ministry, respond to the fact that we are spared from God’s wrath? Does this not mean that we are spared from the horrors of the Tribulation period? No […]

Works of the Law

27 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 28 SEPTEMBER, 2012 I have heard a teaching which stated that the term “works of the Law” actually refers to Rabbinical extra-Biblical commandments? Is there any substantiation for this? This entry has been reproduced from the paperback […]

Women in Ministry

27 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 28 OCTOBER, 2012 What is your position on women in ministry? Should Messianic women be allowed to be teachers, pastors/rabbis, or occupy positions of leadership? The issue of women in ministry is something, which as of today, […]

Violent Seize Kingdom of God

26 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 04 JULY, 2014 I am having difficulty approaching the word that “the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.” Does this mean that the Kingdom of Heaven is supposed to be a […]

Valentine’s Day

26 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 2

PDF PODCAST POSTED 14 DECEMBER, 2005 Do you think that Messianic Believers should participate in Valentine’s Day? The following comes from the book Holidays & Holy Days by Susan E. Richardson about the origins of Valentine’s Day: “Why a day […]

Under the Law

26 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 13 JULY, 2011 How can today’s Messianic movement widely advocate that the Law of Moses is still valid, when the Bible is clear that Christians are not “under the Law”? Any person who believes in the final […]

Tzitzits

26 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 2

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 05 DECEMBER, 2014 Do you believe that Messianics should wear tzitzits/fringes/tassels? This entry has been adapted from Torah In the Balance, Volume II. Anyone who has been to a Jewish synagogue on Shabbat, and many Messianic congregations […]

Tradition, Role that it plays

26 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 26 DECEMBER, 2005 What role, if any, do you believe tradition should play in our examination and application of Scripture, particularly the Torah? There is a wide variance of opinion in the emerging Messianic movement relating to […]

Torah, Yeshua

26 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST 29 DECEMBER, 2005 I heard a Messianic Bible teacher say that Yeshua was the Torah made flesh. I do not understand this concept. Can you please explain? According to John 1:1, Yeshua the Messiah is the Word, who […]

Torah, only focused on

25 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 22 JANUARY, 2007 I have spent some time around “Messianic Believers,” and all they seem to be focused on is the Law of Moses—yet they tell me that they are trying to live “fully Biblical” lives. Is […]

Torah, moral and ceremonial law

25 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 07 JUNE, 2006 How do you respond to the claim that Christ has done away with the ceremonial law, but that the moral law of God remains? The divisions of the Torah of Moses among sets of […]

Torah, division of commandments

25 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 17 DECEMBER, 2008 How am I to appropriately understand the division of the Torah’s commandments? Yeshua the Messiah did teach us that there were “weightier provisions of the law,” such as “justice and mercy and faithfulness” (Matthew […]

Torah, Command not to “Add to”

25 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 2

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 20 JULY, 2011 In Deuteronomy 4:2 we are told not to add commandments to those of the Torah, yet in Judaism, and in the Messianic movement today, we have many people who follow traditions of men that […]

Torah, Before Mount Sinai (Abraham)

25 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 02 SEPTEMBER, 2011 I have heard many Messianic Believers claim that the Torah existed before Mount Sinai, and that Abraham kept it. To what degree is this actually true? This entry has been adapted from the paperback […]

Tongues

22 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 1

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 26 FEBRUARY, 2006 What do you believe about speaking in tongues? What occurred on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out? The issue about speaking in “tongues” is as much a debate in […]

Textual Criticism

22 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 23 NOVEMBER, 2006 I have heard you use the term “textual criticism” before. What is this? Textual criticism, also known as “lower criticism,” as noted by F.F. Bruce, “is the restoration of the wording of a document […]

Tefillin

22 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 05 DECEMBER, 2014 Do you believe that Messianics should wrap tefillin (phylacteries)? This entry has been adapted from Torah In the Balance, Volume II. One of the most misunderstood religious symbols, although certainly derived from Biblical commandments, […]

Talmud

22 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 21 AUGUST, 2006 What is your position concerning the Talmud? The two Talmuds, the Babylonian Talmud and the smaller Jerusalem Talmud, both compose several centuries of Rabbinic gemara or commentary on the Mishnah. The Mishnah was composed […]

Septuagint (LXX)

22 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 06 JUNE, 2007 Why do you consult the Septuagint frequently? The Septuagint (LXX) is the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, dating at least two centuries before the First Coming of Yeshua. It was originally compiled […]

Sensationalism, Messianic

22 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 30 DECEMBER, 2006 It seems to me as though many Messianic Bible teachers rely on sensationalism. Can you explain why this might be the case? In all candor, we cannot be responsible for other Messianic Bible teachers. […]

Scripture Interpretation

20 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 30 DECEMBER, 2006 Can you give me some basic guidelines for interpreting Scripture? (1) Always let Scripture interpret Scripture. Many things in the Bible can often be understood by looking at a variety of verses. If we […]

Sacrifices, in the Millennium

20 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 1

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 30 DECEMBER, 2006 Do you believe that there will be animal sacrifices during the Millennial Kingdom? If so, would these sacrifices be an affront to the final sacrifice of the Messiah? Ezekiel chapters 40-44, speaking of the […]

Resurrection, Sunday

20 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 05 MARCH, 2015 Is it really true that Yeshua was resurrected on Sunday? Does a Sunday morning resurrection of the Messiah at all validate the common Christian observance of Sunday as “the Lord’s Day”? This information has […]

Revelation 22:14

20 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 30 JANUARY, 2006 Which is the correct reading of Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are they who keep His commandments,” or “Blessed are they who wash their robes”? Revelation 22:14 reads differently in the Greek Textus Receptus of the […]

Reformation

20 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 13 JULY, 2006 What is your opinion on the Protestant Reformation? We believe that the Protestant Reformation was absolutely imperative in order for our faith to be where it is today. Prior to the Reformation, the Roman […]

Rapture

20 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 3

PDF PODCAST POSTED 10 OCTOBER, 2006 What is your rapture position? Pre-, mid-, or post? Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics promote the idea of a post-tribulational, pre-wrath return of Yeshua for the saints, which we believe will occur near […]

Rabbi, Title

19 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 26 JULY, 2013 Why are there so many leaders in the Messianic movement who call themselves “rabbi”? Yeshua explicitly forbade this in Matthew 23:8. Yeshua’s overall words, in Matthew ch. 23, have certainly provoked a wide number […]

Purim

19 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 17 FEBRUARY, 2010 Do you think that all Messianic Believers should celebrate Purim? There are some in the independent Messianic community (as opposed to Messianic Judaism), who do not believe it is necessary to observe Purim. Purim […]

Preterist Theology

19 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 1

PDF PODCAST POSTED 09 JANUARY, 2006 What is your opinion of preterist eschatology? Preterist eschatology, more than anything else, is the belief that the events of the “end-times” occurred in 66-70 C.E. during the period of the Jewish revolt against […]

Polygamy

19 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 19 JANUARY, 2009 Have you ever studied Scripture concerning a Torah observant plural marriage covenant? Per some current events, some discussion regarding polygamy has arisen in the Messianic community, with some possibly considering that it has validity […]

Paul, Tentmaker

19 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 26 SEPTEMBER, 2006 I heard a Messianic teacher say that Paul was not a “tentmaker,” but instead fashioned tallits or prayer shawls. Is there any proof of this? It was not uncommon at all for religious Jews […]

Paul, Name of

19 September, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 07 AUGUST, 2010 Why do you call Rav Shaul the Apostle Paul? Paul, or Paulos, as it appears in the Greek, is the name that the Apostle most frequently calls himself in his letters. Shaul or “Saul” […]