John McKee discusses the controversy over whether the Hebrew terminology b’nei Yisrael is best understood to be restrictive as “sons of Israel,” or more inclusive as “children of Israel.”
Eitz Chaim Yeshiva, Plano, TX – 30 October, 2021
Many people in the Torah movement have lost sight of the most significant event in human history: the death, burial, and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. They frequently deny that we live in a post-resurrection era, with some new spiritual realities.
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?
People have a tendency not to recognize that the correct interpretation of Scripture, is their interpretation.
This one verse written by the Apostle Paul speaks of a new status for human beings that has been inaugurated via the sacrificial work of Yeshua, as God’s people are to be united as “one person” (NEB), actively accomplishing His tasks in the Earth. At times, we do find Galatians 3:28 quoted among those in our Messianic faith community, but its ramifications are not often fully considered or probed for their significant spiritual power. Current and severe developments in the Messianic movement in our day—with the future steadily looming—require that we take a fresh look at this verse, what its message of equality means for us, and things that we are certainly missing as we seek to be those who are useful in the Lord’s work. This single verse asks us many difficult questions about both Biblical equality and why the Messianic community seems to have less unity and more rivalry.
John & Judah review an inventory of what has characterized the Messianic movement that has been passed down from the Baby Boomer generation, to the Millennial generation.
Mark and Margaret Huey, and John McKee discuss some of the challenges and debates present in the Messianic community over ecclesiology, and how it is absolutely imperative that one have an Israel-centric reading of the Holy Scriptures.
Judah Himago and John McKee review the “Mission Statement for Messianic Judaism” recently put together as a part of John’s Messianic Teacher certification for the IAMCS.
Mark and Margaret Huey, and John McKee review the “Mission Statement for Messianic Judaism” recently put together as a part of John’s Messianic Teacher certification for the IAMCS.