Prophecy in the NT – 3rd Principle: The King and His People Are One

  Prophecies which apply to Israel apply equally to Israel's King, and vice-versa. Yeshua redeems Israel's history. Some years ago, I had dinner with an Israeli friend of the family. He wasn't Messianic. Heck, some days he wasn't even sure if he believed in the God of Jacob. Nevertheless, he had a vast collection of rabbinic …

Yom Kippur: Ritual and Moral Purity

First, before starting this this new article I'd like to present my previous articles on the subject, since they give some background: Yom Kippur, Part 1: Traditions and Blood Yom Kippur, Part 2: The Exodus and the Future Did God Reject the Sacrifice Because of Yeshua?  A Response to Rabbi Singer Yom Kippur! There is no holier day …

“But everyone will be very, very surprised that he is of all people the Mashiach.”

First, thanks to John Kelly Sartwell for bringing this story to my attention. It's a very remarkable one, to say the least. As 15-year-old secular Israeli boy named Natan had a near death experience on Monday, September 28, 2015 and returned to life describing Biblical prophecies about the End of Days. In a video posted …

For the Apologetics File: 5 Possible Theories That Explain the Resurrection of Jesus

I came across this in another forum, and decided to post it here for both my readers and for my own future reference. Rarely have I seen such a succinct yet thorough defense of Yeshua's resurrection: 5 Possible Theories that Explain the Resurrection of Jesus Part 1 - 5 Possible Theories that Explain the Resurrection …

Common Mistranslations – The Book of Hebrews

The book of Hebrews has long been interpreted to be a kind of Galatians to the Jews, warning Jewish Christians not to go “back” to the religion of Judaism. For example, Albert Barnes writes in the introduction to his commentary, The general purpose of this Epistle is, to preserve those to whom it was sent …

Judenrein Christianity – Part 4: The Soft Touch

Today, of course, we style ourselves to be “enlightened” and “tolerant.” We are horrified, and rightly so, at the persecution, torture, and murder of Jews through the centuries in the name of Jesus Christ. We would like to think that “true Christians” would never visit such harm on the Jews, but the Homilies of John …