5 December, 2020

Messianic Apologetics

Addressing the Theological and Spiritual Issues of the Broad Messianic Movement

End-Times / Eschatology

The subject of the Messiah’s return is one of the most controversial in the religious world today. If we believe that Yeshua is the Savior, then hopefully we will believe His words and what He told us about how He would return. However, for some, taking the Messiah’s words as our instruction concerning His Second Coming is difficult. Unfortunately, there exists competing factions, views, and creeds across the theological spectrum. Each often has an agenda and something at stake when it comes to the return of the Messiah. While this is certainly true of much of today’s evangelical Christianity, even today’s broad Messianic movement is not immune to competing eschatological views and debates.
Many believe that the Messiah can return at any moment, but ignore other Scripture passages which speak of something else taking place. What does the Bible say about the end-times? How are we to view eschatology from a distinct Messianic perspective? These are the questions which we need to be seriously contemplating, as we collect our thoughts, and are presented with the critical concepts and ideas surrounding the Messiah’s return.

J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics discusses how events within 2020 have changed the ministry approach of Outreach Israel. Lines between theology, ministry, and current events/politics are much more easily crossed—particularly as the Messianic movement needs to begin to see itself as the end-time move of God.

Because of its unique focus on Israel, its significant mission of declaring Yeshua to the Jewish community, and even helping non-Jews coming to an appreciation of Torah—today’s Messianic movement has widely considered itself to be “the” end-time move of God. Because of current events throughout 2020, the need for Messianic people to have a realistic understanding of the end-times is quite apparent!

J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics interviews Sean Steckbeck about some of the most significant aspects facing not only the future Body of Messiah—but most especially the contemporary Messianic movement, as we rapidly approach the return of Yeshua the Messiah.

J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics responds to three categories of questions: Tanach (OT), Apostolic Scriptures (NT), and theology/Biblical Studies.

1. Please tell me what the controversy is surrounding the Genesis 5, 11 genealogies.

2. Yeshua spoke to Mary Magdalene about their God.

3. Yeshua promises that Believers are spared from the hour of testing. This is strong support for a pre-tribulation rapture.

J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics responds to three categories of question: Tanach (OT), Apostolic Scriptures (NT), and theology/Biblical Studies.

1. What can you tell me about the controversy surrounding the numbers of the Exodus?

2. Is the “falling away” of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 the rapture?

3. What do you believe happens when born again Believers die?