J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews Acts 16:6-18, Paul’s visit to Philippi, verse-by-verse. Have your Bible handy, and be prepared to take notes!
The most well-trained, well-researched, theologians and Bible teachers—will indeed spend a great deal of their lifetime, updating and fine-tuning their views and positions on different matters.
“He blessed Joseph, and said, ‘The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and may my name live on in them, and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth’” (NASU).
Messianic Apologetics editor John McKee discusses how thirty years ago, the death of his father was a major step toward his family getting involved in the Messianic movement.
“Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.’ But he said, ‘I will not let you go unless you bless me.’ So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ He said, ‘Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.’ Then Jacob asked him and said, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And he blessed him there. So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, ‘I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved’” (NASU).
Today’s Messianic community widely stresses that God’s people need to have a Torah foundation. Yet, is not Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah to be our foundation?
There is a tendency among many people of faith, to make complicated matters overly-simplistic, and to make simplistic matters overly-complicated.
Thanks to the venue of the Internet and social media, theological and spiritual discussions are made increasingly more complicated by people having to have a “voice.”