Messiah Matters Season 2 Archive
The guys look at education. Does it really matter if someone has a degree? Should those seeking to be leaders get training? And if so, does school really matter? How important is it to learn the Biblical languages? What tools can the average person use to study the Bible? The guys look at all this and more on this weeks show.
Rob is out of town, so Tim Hegg fills in. Caleb picks his dad’s brain on replacement theology. Is One Torah theology blurring the lines between Jew and Gentile? Would it matter if it was? What about a dispensational theology? Doesn’t that work from a Biblical stand point? Find out on this weeks Rob & Caleb Show.
The guys quickly discuss the source document known as Q, then they introduce some new intro music that has been used several times since known as “The Hoff Goes Off.” Also discussed, someone has put Rob Vanhoff on a “Wall of Shame” for speaking against lunar Sabbath belief. Finally the discussion shifts to when the question, when is it right to leave a community? What issues should we fight over?
A bit of follow up on the Copper Scroll Project is given. A clip on heiroglyphs is presented comically by Rob which highlights how some people view paleo Hebrew. The half time show at the Super Bowl brought a lot of blog posts about the end of the world, but perhaps the most interesting were those that reference the illuminate and the Nephilim, and how many believe secret societies are running things behind the scenes.
Some follow up on our last show about generational curses is touch on, then the conversation moves to Bible codes. A popular craze in the late 90’s, many believe there are secret messages within the original Hebrew Bible that give coded prophecy about current events. These messages (according to those who believe) can be found by counting a specific distance between letters, for instance start at point A, count fifty letters and take the fiftieth letter, count fifty more, etc. etc. until you have a word. Are Bible codes real?
We begin by looking at video from Michael Stepakoff where he challenges One Torah theology. Then the conversation moves to Tovia Singer, and outspoken anti-missionary that has made a business of training Jewish people to theologically fight Christians and Messianics. He has also been instrumental in bringing numerous Jewish Christians out of the church and leading them to denying the Messiah.
We begin by looking something from K.A. Schneider, who asks for money. Then we look at another video lecture from Michael Stepakoff where he asserts that those who hold to One Torah theology are anti-Semitic. Also looked at, Jonathan Cahn and the 7 cows, tithing, is Messianic a “Sect” of Judaism?, Sacred name issues.
The debate over predestination has been raging for over 1600 years. Most commonly referred to as Arminian VS Calvinism, this debate is still a hot topic in the Messianic and Christian world. The guys look at some of the history of the argument, and also discuss what they believe the Bible teaches on this subject.
How should Torah pursuant believers look at dating, courting and betrothal? Then, are the Church Fathers greater than the Talmudic Rabbis? Is some of the Charismatic movement and the practice that goes along with some churches the same as Kabbalistic practice? Then Baptism and circumcision are discussed.
The guys discuss Mark 7:19, Acts 10 and the talk about keeping a kosher diet today.
Rob has the week off, so Caleb invites his father to sit in and answer questions. Questions cover a number of topics including, Is the Masoretic text reliable? Is the Holy Spirit ever given to unbelievers? God saying he would have given David Saul’s wives, Steve Berkson claims that the Jesus that the church believes in is the Antichrist. What is the difference between being under Law and under Grace?
We discuss our time at the SBL. We respond to a comment on YouTube regarding our show on Hebrew Roots. Our main focus is an article by International Christian Zionist Center titled “As Gentile Believers, How Should We Then Live?” In the article the author touches on many of the standard Scriptures and poses the standard arguments against One Torah theology, while taking what seems to be Divine Invitation Theology approach.