Many people across the Messianic and Hebrew Roots spectrum believe that the spiritual armor of Ephesians 6 describes the clothing of a Levitical high priest, and not battle armor.
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth’” (Genesis 1:26-28, NASU).
“Then the LORD God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever’—therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken” (Genesis 3:22-23, NASU).
“‘Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.’ So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city” (Genesis 11:7-8, NASU).
There are places and regions, where the contrast between good and evil, light and darkness, are very strong.
In the scope and intentions of the Jerusalem Council of Acts 15, while Acts 15:21 is the most debated across the Messianic world—Acts 15:15 is the most important as far as evaluating the intentions of salvation history.
Hopefully in a fair-minded and constructive way, Messianic Apologetics editor John McKee can explain at least one theological example of where we differ with many who forcefully identify as being part of the “Torah movement.”