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 […]

Death, for Believers

23 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 06 MAY, 2008 What do you believe happens when born again Believers die? We believe that the disembodied consciousnesses of Believers who die in the faith are transported to Heaven to be with the Lord. This is […]

Death, as an unconscious sleep

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 Death is described as a sleep in the Bible. Would this not imply complete unconsciousness until the resurrection? Those who advocate a conscious, disembodied, post-mortem state for the deceased between death and the resurrection, […]

Daniel 3:25

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 26 JUNE, 2009 I have heard it said that Yeshua was present with the three men in the fiery furnace. To what degree might this be true? The three Jews: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were thrown into […]

Cult

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 18 DECEMBER, 2006 I have been told that because I am now pursuing a Messianic walk that I have joined a cult. How do I counter these claims? It is not uncommon for people who enter into […]

Crucifixion

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 05 DECEMBER, 2015 I have heard some Messianic teachers say that Yeshua was not crucified on a cross. Can you clarify this for me? This entry has been adapted from Torah In the Balance, Volume II. On […]

Creationism

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 03 AUGUST, 2015 What is the Messianic position on Creationism, or the basic orientation found to Genesis chs. 1-11? Throughout the broad Messianic community, composing Messianic Judaism, the One Law/One Torah sub-movement, the Two-House sub-movement, and various […]

2 Corinthians 5:8

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 08 MARCH, 2011 What do those who believe in psychopannychy/soul sleep do about 2 Corinthians 5:8, and in being absent from the body and present with the Lord after death? 2 Corinthians 5:8 is the first most […]

1 Corinthians 14:34-35

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 14 FEBRUARY, 2014 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 are very confusing verses for me. They say that women are to stay silent in the assembly, yet women at our Messianic congregation speak freely to the group. Also, where in […]

1 Corinthians 10:23

22 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 10 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 all things are now lawful? This entry has been reproduced from […]

Concubines

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 23 NOVEMBER, 2008 Can you explain to me what a “concubine” is in the Bible? When your average person encounters the subject of concubines in the Tanach or Old Testament, it can be difficult if the reader […]

1 Corinthians 7:17-24

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST – PART 1 http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00204_1_Corinthians_7_17-19.mp3 PODCAST – PART 2 http://messianicapologetics.net/wp-content/uploads/audio_media/00206_1_Corinthians_7_20-24.mp3 POSTED 07 FEBRUARY, 2013 I am a non-Jewish Messianic Believer, and have been told that my calling as a “Messianic Gentile” is to go back to a church, and […]

1 Corinthians 6:12

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 10 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 all things are now lawful? This entry has been reproduced from […]

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 03 AUGUST, 2015 I have heard liberal Bible scholars teach that 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 allows for homosexuality. Is this at all true? This entry has been reproduced from the commentary 1 Corinthians for the Practical Messianic “Or […]

Conspiracy Theories

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 18 DECEMBER, 2006 I have seen some prophetic end-time websites, some of which are Messianic, which advocate various conspiracy theories regarding groups like the Illuminati or Freemasons. What do you think of these theories? Is there any […]

Communion

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 10 JULY, 2006 Do you think that Messianic congregations should practice communion with bread and wine on a regular basis? I have noticed that some do, and some do not. When Paul writes the Corinthians, “For as […]

Colossians 2:14

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 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 the Law was nailed to the cross of Christ? This entry […]

Cock/Rooster Crowing

21 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 01 JULY, 2014 I heard a Messianic teaching which advocated that it was not a “cock” or “rooster” crowing, which was supposed to make a noise after Peter denied Yeshua, but rather a Temple-crier functioning in his […]

Circumcision

18 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 23 FEBRUARY, 2010 Do you believe that males should be circumcised? We are aware that the issue of circumcision is extremely controversial in the Messianic world. Most of Christianity has decided to largely ignore circumcision as an […]

Church, word of pagan origin

18 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 06 JULY, 2006 I have heard that the English word “church” is of pagan origins. Is there any substantiation to support this? There is debate over the origins of the English word church, but before we can […]

Church, missing after Revelation 4:1

18 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 12 DECEMBER, 2006 As post-tribulationists, how do you respond to the fact that the word “church” does not appear after Revelation 4:1? This means that the Church is missing and has been raptured to Heaven. In the […]

Church Fathers

18 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 10 JULY, 2006 What is your opinion of the writings of the “Church Fathers”? The writings of early Christianity from the late First to Fourth Centuries C.E., commonly termed the writings of the “Church Fathers,” is a […]

Christmas, Dinner

18 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 Should I attend Christmas dinner with my extended family? Many of today’s Messianic Believers, who once celebrated Christmas, still have to interact with their Christian family during the Winter holiday season. The Spring holiday […]

Christmas

18 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 2

PDF UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 Do you celebrate it? Christmas is, without question, a very sensitive subject for many Believers—and we would emphasize understanding between those who do not celebrate it, and those who celebrate it in ignorance. We cannot […]

What Does “Under the Law” Really Mean?

17 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST ORIGINALLY POSTED 01 AUGUST, 2003 reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic Those of you who have been in the Messianic community for any elongated period of time know that we can be a controversial group of people. Those of […]

A Summarization of Sukkot Traditions

17 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 07 AUGUST, 2017 reproduced from the Messianic Fall Holiday Helper The festival of Sukkot or Tabernacles (also commonly called Booths) begins on 15 Tishri and is intended to commemorate the time that the Ancient Israelites spent in the […]