Messianic Apologetics editor John McKee discusses a very complicated subject matter: ranging from various bodies of extra-Biblical materials commonly employed for interpreting Scripture, to what many might consider questioning the “sufficiency of Scripture.”
Does extra-Biblical literature—ranging from Ancient Near Eastern mythology, classical Greco-Roman works, Second Temple and post-Second Temple Jewish works, and early Christians writings—have any role to play in our theology?
There are some teachers you will encounter, who can seemingly only focus their attention on one particular issue or subject matter. How problematic can this be not only for theology, but also for body ministry?
Many people in examining Hebrew or Greek matters, never get beyond Strong’s Concordance.
Far too many people we know and love, who are sincere Believers, have theological views made up of sound bytes and half verses.
Paul Was Written to an Ancient Audience First, but Somehow Torah is Timeless? – Today’s McKee Moment
Many people within today’s Messianic sphere of influence recognize the need to interpret the letters of the Apostle Paul from the vantage point of their First Century recipients in the Mediterranean. Yet, many of the same are unwilling to read the Torah from the vantage point of its original Ancient Israelite recipients in the Ancient Near East.
Many think that a liberal theology will result from people interpreting passages of the Bible from the perspective of their “original audience” first.