Messiah Matters Season 3 Archive
Was December 25th originally a pagan holiday? Did the Christians choose this day because it was originally the celebration of Sol Invictus? Or was the pagan cult of Sol celebrating on a different day, and the Christians were the first to choose this day? The guys look at the evidence and disagree on the conclusion.
The guys discuss defining various religions. Then a clip from Dan Juster is played and discussed. But the main topic is centered around a blog post by James Pyles in which he response to an article written by Tim Hegg on Paul and Oral Tora. Tim’s article is called “What Version of the Mishnah did Paul Read?”
An online conversation over a video takes center stage. Do orthodox, non believing Jews, believe in the same Messiah we do? Does it really matter if a person believes Yeshua was already here once? Doe does it simply matter if they believe He will come? Wouldn’t this discount the work of Yeshua on the cross?
The guys discuss an article put out by Ken Rank from United2Restore, in which he claims that Jews who keep Torah but don’t believe in Messiah, are still saved because they believe in a Messiah, and even though they don’t realize it, they really believe in Yeshua.
The guys discuss a lecture series by Dr. Daniel Boyarin, presented at the 2016 Shaffer Lectures in Theology at Yale Divinity School. In this three-part lecture series titled, “Enoch or Jesus? The Quest of the Historical Metatron,” Boyarin looks at the formation of the “Lesser YHVH” within Jewish literature throughout history. The guys look at various clips of this lecture series and discuss their point of view.
Four different papers/article on four topics are discussed. The Israel Bible and the websites guidelines for “open discussion” between Jews and Christians is looked at. A paper in the March 2016 JETS on Romans 2:12-15 is looked at. A new documentary by a “Messianic” and his stance on evangelism is looked at. And a recent article by Dr. Eli on Torah for gentiles is looked at.
Several stories from the past week in the Christian world are looked at, one of which brings up the question, “Should pastors be giving spontaneous prophetic words during service?” Then a look at a video featuring an orthodox rabbi that discusses Yeshua and his “second” coming. Then a look at John 6. What does Yeshua mean when He talks about eating His flesh and drinking His blood?
A video by D. Thomas Lancaster (FFOZ) is looked at in which Lancaster suggests that Mark Kinzer’s book “Post-Missionary Messianic Judaism” is one of the greatest books within the Messianic realm, but then states its conclusion will not work in the Kingdom. He then goes on to propose a new model, which he is calling “Radial Ecclesiology”.
The guys invite Tim Hegg on the show to answer some questions that were asked of him. A response video to TorahResource’s teaching on the Hebrew word “Ger” is discussed. A recap of the TorahResource Institute 2016 family camp is given. Izzy Avraham from Holy Language Institute, and his new series on “What did Yeshua Think of the Mishnah?” is looked at.
Rob takes the week off so Tim Hegg (Caleb’s Father) sits in. Listener questions are discussed and answered. Included, a short look at Trinitarian doctrine in the Tanach, training for leaders, who or what is the Babylon talked about in Revelation 12? And is it wrong to call someone “Father” (Matt23).