Messianic Apologetics

Addressing the Theological and Spiritual Issues of the Broad Messianic Movement

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

1. Is it true that references to “the angel of the Lord” in the Tanach (OT) are to YHWH?

2. I have heard that there are references in the Apostolic Scriptures (NT) to “the Jews” that are anti-Semitic?

3. What issues should we legitimately disagree with others about?

In the past ten to twenty years, there has been an evitable explosion in the amount of popular literature present, detailing the importance of the appointed times of the Torah, more colloquially known as the Biblical feasts. Some of this literature has been composed by evangelical Christians interested in the Old Testament, and other books have been written by Messianic Jews, for both their fellow Jewish Believers and Christians wanting to enrich their faith in Yeshua. Much of the talk and writing and commentary, has been to probe each of the appointed times for their likely prophetic significance (cf. Colossians 2:17), particularly as they are thought to paint a theological and spiritual picture of the Messiah’s First and Second Comings. No compilation of discussions would be complete, in our analysis of the Messiah’s return, without considering the Lord’s appointed times.

Issues involving men and women in the Body of Messiah, are not too frequently discussed in today’s Messianic movement, unless they are from a relatively strict complementarion viewpoint. John McKee of Messianic Apologetics approaches the subject of men and women from an egalitarian perspective. In this episode, traditional and customary approaches to men and women in the faith community, and why there have indeed been differences emerge in the past century, are considered.

Messianic Judaism, as a first generation movement, is principally on the scene to see Jewish people presented with the good news of Israel’s Messiah, and not assimilated into Christianity. While many non-Jewish Believers have been led by the Lord into the Messianic movement, the independent Hebrew Roots movement is something that is broadly separate from Messianic Judaism. What are some of the main problems that today’s Messianic Judaism has with Hebrew Roots?