The Replacement Theology Challenge Today

A dear friend works in a church connected to an apostolic leader who has published a book that argues for replacement theology. As most teachers who hold to this very wrong theology, he does not like to call his theology “replacement” but “fulfillment.” According to this view, the church is the ongoing meaning of Israel…. Read more »

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Who Can We Trust To Teach Us?

Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly (James 3:1). Who is Trustworthy? Who can we trust as our teachers in the Body of the Messiah? This question becomes quite pressing when we consider the conflicting doctrinal positions of those… Read more »

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Enforcing Standards

The Inability to Enforce Standards in Western Society Certainly one of the primary characteristics of Western society is an inability to enforce standards. We see this across the board in every institution and every sector of society.  The only exception seems to be those businesses that excel because they are subject to the stiff competition… Read more »

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Building a Fence Around the Torah

The famous rabbinical maxim to “build a fence around the law” was originally published in the Talmudic tract, Pirque Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). The basic thinking is as follows: We do not want to violate the Torah. If we create extra laws to protect the Torah, and we obey those extra laws, then we… Read more »

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The Afterlife

Biblical Belief in the Afterlife: a Foundation for our Society How important is biblical belief for the good of our society? In the 18th century, one of the greatest philosophers of all time, though not a Christian, put forth arguments that still have great force. Immanual Kant argued that three beliefs were important to a… Read more »

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Re-Interpreting Scripture

Some years ago, I was asked to review two books that have a very negative slant on the modern State of Israel. I wrote a lengthy letter to one of the authors and have had extensive dialogue with the brother who recommended one of the books. Both books emphasize in detail Israel’s sins against the… Read more »

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Mina Fenton’s Worst Nightmare

Mina Fenton’s worst fear is that Messianic Jews would be successful and that great numbers of Jews in Israel would become disciples of Yeshua. She thinks this would destroy the Jewish people. Who is Mina Fenton? She was an Orthodox Jew who served on the Jerusalem City Council. Had she gone on a campaign against… Read more »

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Judeo-Christian Values

A Surprising Controversy Some years ago, a surprising controversy was covered by the Israeli press. The debate concerned plans of Israelis and Christian Zionists organizing joint events to support the State of Israel. One of the most important sponsoring organizations is the Christian Allies Caucus of the Israeli Knesset.  Amazingly, a woman on the Jerusalem… Read more »

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Loyalty And Lasting Relationships

Loyalty begins with the importance of friendship. For 35 years I shared my faith with a Jewish friend from my school days; finally, twenty years ago, this friend embraced faith in Yeshua. For many years it had looked hopeless.  There had been little response, and our conversations were often repeated.  His life was full of… Read more »

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The World View Question

We are presently living in an age with opponents to our Biblical faith.  I would like to focus on one of these opponents in this article: Secular Relativism. I do not include other opponents like Hinduism or Communism in China because these other “isms” are not nearly as consistent in their opposition nor as effective…. Read more »

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