Christology

Yeshua, Divinity of

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UPDATED 05 MAY, 2006 Does your ministry believe that Yeshua the Messiah is Divine, meaning God in the flesh? Yes, we absolutely believe that Yeshua the Messiah is Divine, and are aware of the fact that this foundational truth is being denied by some in the Messianic community. We seldom employ the word “heresy” in regard to somebody’s beliefs or teachings, but are of the firm position that those who deny the Messiah’s Divinity are such heretics. There are those who believe that Yeshua was just a human man, and He had some kind of special relationship with God and […]

FAQ

Trinity

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UPDATED 17 OCTOBER, 2011 Do you believe in the Trinity? The following entry has been adapted from the editor’s article, “What Does the Shema Really Mean?” We believe that God, Elohim in Hebrew (a plural word), has revealed Himself to humanity in the co-existent manifestations of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is clear by any cursory reading of the Holy Scriptures. What is commonly called the Trinity was determined by the emerging Christian Church to be the easiest attainable understanding of God that allowed for a plurality of manifestations to exist without succumbing to the heresies of Arianism, which […]

Books & Studies

Confronting Yeshua’s Divinity and Messiahship

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There is no more pressing issue for Believers in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), than understanding who their Lord actually is. There are many statements appearing in the Apostolic Scriptures or New Testament, which give witness to who He is. Yeshua is the Word made flesh (John 1:1, 14), He is the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36), He is One who had the audacity to say “before Abraham was born, I am” (John 8:58), and He is One “existing in the form of God” (Philippians 2:6). Yeshua is the Savior of the world, whose sacrifice for human transgressions provides […]

Christology

The State of Christology in the Contemporary Messianic Movement

12 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 07 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from Salvation on the Line: The Nature of Yeshua and His Divinity Evaluating the nature of the Messiah—and how people in today’s Messianic movement can have some fair, readable, thorough, and reasonable answers to their questions—has been a personal burden which I have carried since 2003. As I entered into full-time Messianic ministry, I encountered my first people who denied Yeshua as God. I was horrified, flabbergasted, but above all presented with a challenge. What was to be done? At the time, the Jewish Objections to Jesus series by Michael L. Brown had just started being […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Is the Story of Yeshua Pagan?

12 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 1

originally posted 26 September, 2005 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues Yeshua the Messiah issues a very strong warning to His followers in Matthew 12:35-37. He says, “The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” How many of us take these words seriously, and realize that […]

Mark Huey

Shelakh-Lekha

11 June, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Shelakh-Lekha Send on your behalf Numbers 13:1-15:41 Joshua 2:1-24 “Nevertheless” by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week, the Torah continues to discuss some of the challenges that Ancient Israel had with various leadership issues, as the journey from Egypt to the Promised Land proceeded. Having just witnessed a threat to his leadership from his sister Miriam and his brother Aaron,[1] Moses is now placed in a position to continue encouraging the Israelites to move forward on the journey, toward the ultimate goal of securing the land promised to them. This humble servant of the Most High had just survived accusations from […]

Books & Studies

Messianic Torah Helper

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There are many aspects regarding the subject matter of “the Torah” for today’s broad Messianic movement to consider. These range from: the validity of the Torah or Law of Moses, the historicity and reliability of the Torah, the degree of applicability of the Torah to Jewish and non-Jewish people, the role of tradition in following the Torah, and changes affected to the role of the Torah in the post-resurrection era via the sacrifice of Yeshua (Jesus). Some of these aspects surrounding Messianics’ study and appreciation of the Torah are handled quite well by the current generation, and some of them […]

Deuteronomy

Torah, Command not to “Add to”

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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 some claim are “commanded,” or at least authorized by God. I am confused. Why do many non-Jewish Believers in the Messianic community, think that they can widely reject a majority of Jewish interpretations of the Torah, and associated tradition? Much of what one encounters in the views of various independent Messianics, is a great deal of significance given to a passage of […]

FAQ

Rabbi, Title

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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 of emotional responses, from people all across the Messianic spectrum, as it pertains to the issue of authority and respect to be afforded to the ancient Pharisees—and by extension various Jewish authorities today. Within the wider cotext of Matthew 22:23-23:36, it is fair for readers to recognize a wide level of theological agreement that Yeshua had with the Pharisees, particularly in terms […]

Messianic Issues

Considering Messianic Jewish Fears of Replacement and Irrelevance

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originally posted 06 August, 2013 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper At this still relatively young point in my experience as a Messianic writer and teacher, I have lost count of how many times I have begun an article, or included a statement, along the lines of: The Messianic movement has seen a generation of Jewish people come to faith in Messiah Yeshua, as well as many evangelical Christians embrace their Hebraic Roots in a tangible way… To some of you, these remarks seem rather obvious, and perhaps even a bit mundane. To others, though, these remarks are not only […]

Messianic Issues

A Messianic Spiritual Inventory

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originally posted 01 May, 2013 reproduced from the Messianic Torah Helper My family has been formally involved in the Messianic movement since 1995. As has been described in numerous places throughout our publications, we would not have entered into it, if it had not been for some unique circumstances. When my parents, Kimball and Margaret McKee, came to saving faith in 1984, not only did they return to going to church again—but they also started, albeit nominally, investigating their Hebraic Roots. My father, employing some insights which were being taught by the late Zola Levitt, integrated various Hebraic Roots components […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

The Role of History in Messianic Biblical Interpretation

8 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 01 August, 2006 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues In the Messianic community today, we often hear a high emphasis placed on the need for us to follow the Hebraic lifestyle practices of our Messiah Yeshua. However, for many generations of Believers which have preceded us, this has not always been the case. Many who have gone before us in the faith have not seen the same things that we have. This has been the case for a variety of reasons, but most notably it has been because we have access to information today that the Reformers and some of […]

Messianic Issues

An Identity Crisis

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POSTED 01 APRIL, 2007 In today’s Messianic world, if you ask anyone who he or she is you will undoubtedly get a wide variety of answers. Some will say that they are completed Jews who know Yeshua as their Messiah. Others will say that they are Torah observant followers of the God of Israel. Still, some you may encounter may say that they are “Israelites”—whatever that means to them. There are those who want a strong connection to Orthodox Judaism. There are those who want no connection to any kind of Judaism. There are likewise those who want no connection […]

Apostasy

The Strong Delusion

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by Margaret Huey 01 MARCH, 2004 edited for spelling/grammar; minor theological fine tuning 19 December, 2006 As we approach the End of the Age, many people are being restored back to the Hebraic Roots of the faith. It is exciting to watch as the scales fall off of the eyes of our brethren as they embrace a return to the First Century ways of the early Believers! People are returning to the ancient paths! People are starting to walk the way Yeshua walked! They are honoring the seventh-day Shabbat again: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days […]

Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Can We Trust the Greek Scriptures?

8 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

revised edition originally posted 14 August, 2005 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues It is indeed phenomenal that in our day many Jewish people have come to faith in Israel’s Messiah, Yeshua. It is also indeed quite phenomenal that many non-Jewish Believers are coming to a revelation of the Hebraic Roots of the faith, are adopting a Torah obedient lifestyle, and are seeing themselves as a part of the community of Israel, in solidarity with the Jewish people. But as with any move of God, there are concerns that exist—concerns that sometimes wrench at the heart and soul of what we should […]

John

John 13:34

7 June, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 07 JUNE, 2017 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah MAXIMUM EDITION Pastor: John 13:34: Jesus Christ gave us a new law of love to replace the laws of the Old Testament. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Many people can be caught completely off guard, or not quite know how to react, when various Christian teachers or pastors communicate that the Messiah came to give a new law, a law that is only of “love.” The challenge is not with […]

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