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)?
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses the question, “What do egalitarians frequently mean by emphasizing ‘mutual submission’?” Ephesians 5:21-33 is reviewed from a mutualist perspective.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews Ephesians 2:11-13, and whether or not it lends support to the idea that the Torah or Law of Moses has been abolished for the post-resurrection era.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews Ephesians 2:8-9, and whether or not it lends support to the idea that the Torah or Law of Moses has been abolished for the post-resurrection era.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics responds to three categories of questions: Tanach (OT), Apostolic Scriptures (NT), and theology/Biblical Studies.
1. God established a Creation order in Genesis 3:16, didn’t He?
2. Paul upholds a Creation order in 1 Corinthians 11:3, doesn’t he?
3. Where do some people get the idea of a “mutual submission” between husbands and wives?
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics provides a lengthy and detailed analysis of Ephesians 2:15: “For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace” (NASU).
In examining some Messianic Jewish teaching materials, they explained to me that the Commonwealth of Israel is made up of both the Jewish people and the Church, sort of like the British Commonwealth. They have actually said that as a non-Jewish Believer, I am really not a part of Israel, only the Commonwealth. Does this viewpoint have any legitimacy?
Ephesians 4:29 may not seem to be that important a verse in the Bible for some of us (at least right now), but considering some of the challenges faced by today’s emerging Messianic movement, it is a very important verse for us to examine.
Literally speaking, the genitive clause (genitive is the Greek case indicating possession) dia pisteōs Iēsou Christou should be rendered as “through faith of Jesus Christ” (YLT). Some modern study Bibles are having to place footnotes for verses like Galatians 2:16, indicating the alternative rendering, “Or by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ.”