Messiah Matters Season 4 Archive

Show #150 – ETS/SBL Recap

The guys discuss their time at the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society annual meetings. Also discussed, a Facebook comment accusing Caleb of being “Harsh” on Messianics but weak towards Christians. A short rant about believers and Public Schools, and a questions is answered about the role of “Outdated” commands in the Torah.

Show #151 – Love and Hate

The guys look at Love and Hate in the Bible to better understand what these terms may mean. Also looked at is the “Lapid” Messianic movement, along with a question about John 6.

Show #152 – Jasher, Enoch and Berkson

The guys look at the book of Enoch and the book of Jasher to ask why they aren’t in our Bibles. Also, a closer look at teacher Steve Berkson and some of the teachings he has put forward.

Show #153 – Christmas Special

Its the annual Christmas special in which the guys discuss Christmas to investigate the claims that its pagan. In this special, a debate with Zach Bauer and a Christian apologist is looked at. Also 119 Ministries video “Sun Burned” is discussed, and a debate over the choosing of Dec. 25th as Christ’s Birthday.

Show #154 – The Didache

Some emails are discussed, including a question about Salvation VS Eternal Life, and a challenge on our primary sources. Then a discussion on the Didache. What is it? What do we know about it? Should it be a focus of Messianics?

Show #155 – Loose Ends

In this show the guys discuss various topics. Included is a discussion of Hebrew Word Pictures and the false information that is plaguing the Hebrew Roots Movement. Then a look at John 6 and the idea of hard sayings and the disciples of Yeshua being “all in.” Then a look at food offered to idols and 1 Corinthians 8

Show #156 – Oldest Written Alphabet?

The guys address several questions sent in by listeners including, who is the final authority in dietary issues? Can we actually keep the Torah? Arrogance VS Frustration with the Hebrew Roots movement. The main topic focuses on a new book out by Douglas Petrovich in which he argues certain Egyptian inscriptions actually hold signs of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Show #157 – How We Get There

A short discussion on One Torah Theology, and what we’ve been “freed” from through the Messiah, then a look at the method in which we get to Biblical truth. Does the method matter, or is it only the final theology that matters?

Show #158 – Straw Man

The guys look at various subjects including the idea of addressing theology instead of personal attack, Strong’s Numbers, and a brief look at hyper preterism.

Show #159 – Jews and Jesus

The guys look at an article by a rabbi that was posted on titled “Why Jews don’t Believe in Jesus.” The show looks at the arguments put forth within this article and tests them against the Bible.

Show #160 – Isaiah 9:7

This week Rob takes us through the historical conversation of Isaiah 9:7 and the closed mem. This conversation looks at various manuscripts and texts throughout history. Rob created a PDF for people to follow along, which can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Show #161 – Yeshua on Trial… Again

A look at a proposal by an orthodox Jew to retry Yeshua. Also a rap up of last weeks topic on the closed mem in Isaiah 9:7, and a quick look at several passage that speak to the chronology of the Last Supper.

Show #162 – Orthodox View of Messianic

A look at “Lesser” “Greater” in the Kingdom of Matthew 5, a short look at the “Rabbinic” view of the Norther Kingdom, and a breakdown of a session given by Tovia Singer in Manila Philippines on the Messianic and Hebrew Roots movement.

Show #163 – Isaiah 53

A look at the anti-missionary teaching on Isaiah 53. Although many might speak with confidence the evidence from rabbinic sources along with the language used tells a different story.

Show #164 – What’s the Goal?

The RC mail bag is opened and emails are discussed. Included, is there power in the name Yeshua? What is the goal of the RCShow? And some loose ends from last weeks show on Isaiah 53.

Show #165 – Are You Listening?

The guys discuss a podcast put out by BDK and Justen Faull, two evangelicals that are addressing the Hebrew Roots movement. Also, a response to a message we received about Matthew Nolan. Were we out of line in our treatment of his teaching? Also, should we never say the name of a false God?

Show #166 – Naaman

We look at a clip on sacrifice by N.T. Wright, and a clip on enjoying God by John Piper. We also discuss an article by a scholar that is refuting One Torah theology by using Naaman’s story in 2 Kings 5.

Show #167 – Easter + Ishtar = Pagan?

A video by Zach Bauer is discussed, in which Bauer claims the pagan roots of Easter go back to Babylon. Discussed is the way in which to cite a source, what is a good source, and of course, do we have evidence of Pagan roots for Easter?

Show #168 – Mixed Bag

A look at several emails, included: Does modern day paganism inform us about ancient cult practices? What is it that Bede (an 8th century writer) actually says about the name “Easter”? And should the Messianic and Hebrew Roots movement hold to Rabbinic tradition so that we are not all doing our own thing? Finally, should Christians celebrate Passover?

Show #169: Passover Special with Dr. Brant Pitre

On this years Passover Special we invite Dr. Brant Pitre onto the show to discuss his book “Jesus and the Last Supper” and more specifically, his views on the chronology of the Passion. Dr. Pitre has written extensively on what has been termed the “Passover Hypothesis” and reconciles all four Gospel accounts together.

Show #170 – Mark 14:27-28

A discuss the beginnings of the split between the standard Church view of the resurrection and the “Quartodecimans”. Also, if we keep some tradition, should we keep it all? and finally a look at Mark 14:27-28 and the claim that Yeshua is associating Himself with a false prophet.

Show #171 – Hillel and Shammai

A look at the Greek word for “Christ” and the claim that it is a pagan word. Also, a discussion about Luther and the suggestion that he added to the Bible. The main topic looks at the idea that Hillel and Shammai were the prominent schools of religious thought in the first century.

Show #172 – Tikkun Olam

We begin by looking at one of our videos from last week, also a new product from FFOZ has been released, and we discuss the theology of Tikkun Olam.

Show #173 – Mail Time

The guys open the mail bag and discuss topics such as, the Torah prohibiting certain people into the “assembly”, the reach of the Dead Sea community in first century Judaism, and the Solar Calendar.

Show #174 – Shavuot Special

This year on the Shavuot Special, the guys discuss the reason we count the omer, various ways people count the omer and what is different about the Holy Spirit before and after the event at Pentecost?

Show #175 – Interview with André-Philippe Therrien

This week we bring our friend and TorahResource Institute student André-Philippe Therrien onto the show to discuss the work he is doing on Alexander Hislop’s Two Babylons.

Show #176 – The Paul Implication

This show focuses on Paul and the implications it would bring if Paul actually spoke against the Mosaic law.

Show #177 – Repentance

In this show, the guys continue looking at Paul and how to prepare for discussions with those who believe Paul spoke against Torah. Also, what is repentance?

Show #178 – Rebbe

The guys look at some great questions that have come in through email, and look at the Hasidic theology of the Rebbe.

Show #179 – Biblical Industrial Complex

The guys look at some emails that have come in and then turn to the biblical publishing industry and explore the benefits as well as the downsides

Show #180 – Who is Israel?

The guys look at comments and emails that have come in and various questions posed by listeners. Our main topic looks at who is Israel? Are believing Gentiles part of Israel?

Show #181 – Ears or Body?

The guys look at Hebrews 10:5 quote of Psalm 40 and the claim by some that this is a misquote. Some have suggested this means the book of Hebrews should not be in our Bibles.

Show #182 – Amen

Scandal with manuscripts and Hobby Lobby, national election verses personal election, and is the word “Amen” pagan? All this and more is discussed.

Show #183 – Live From Jerusalem

Rob is in Jerusalem. We discuss his paper that was given at a conference that looked at the Masorah of the Hebrew Bible. Also Rob’s travels in the land and some of the great things he has seen.

Show #184 – The End of the World… Again

A quick look at the claims by many that the solar eclipse on Aug. 21st 2017 will enter in the tribulation. The Main topic looks at two videos on human sacrifice, one from Zach Bauer from New2Torah and a response video from SpiritualBabies.

Show #185 – Why Did Yeshua Die on the Cross?

A look at another video about the recent solar eclipse that happened on August 21st, 2017. Also, why did Yeshua have to be crucified? An interesting position is discussed.

Show #186 – Trouble in Nashville

The guys recap the 2017 TorahResource Institute Family Camp. Then a look at imputed righteousness, and finally a brief look at the Nashville Statement.

Show #187 – Abortion and the Bible

We look at the Messianic Seal of Jerusalem. We then turn to Exodus 21:22-25 and discuss the Hebrew to understand if this passage really speaks about unborn children.

Show #188 – Is Rosh HaShanah Pagan?

The guys look at claims that Rosh HaShanah comes from the Pagan New Year.

Show #189 – Contemporary Christian Music

The guys look at Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) to see if we should really be using these songs for worship. Also, what is Azazel in Lev.16:8?

Show #190 – Written in What?

A look at an article that attempts to prove Aramaic primacy. But there is much more in this article than just a debate on language.

Show #191 – Isn’t it "Aaronic"?

The Aaronic benediction is discussed, also a look at what a Sukkah has to be made of and a discussion about theology.

Show #192 – At What Point…?

At what point do we decide to stop engaging in discussions about things like Flat Earth, or Paleo Hebrew Word Pictures? Should we continue to discuss these things? Or are they worthless conversations?

Show #193 – Reformation Special: Indulgences

It’s the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Luther’s act of nailing the 95 theses to the door at Wittenberg is often seen as a push against Papal authority or salvation by works, but these issues would stem out of Luther’s fight against the doctrine of indulgences.

Show #194 – Justification, Does it Matter?

A discussion about the Protestant view of the sacraments and the idea that the Bible should be added to the list. Also, a conversation on an article written that suggests the reformation failed, and that Protestants and Catholics should reunite. What are the implications of this teaching?

Show #195 – Movie Review: Calvinist

This week we look at the new movie by Les Lanphere titled “Calvinist”. We will discuss some the good and also where we think this film may have fallen short. Also, a comment on our last show will be discussed.

Show #196 – Boston Recap

This week we discuss our time in Boston at the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Show #197 – The Sacred Name: Is There New Evidence?

Nehemia Gordon has made some fantastic claims recently about the sacred name and what he claims is new evidence of the pronunciation. Are these claims true?