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Why Do Jews Reject Jesus Part 2

Why Do Jews Reject Jesus As The Messiah? Part 2

Commentary by Jack Kelley

I was recently asked to respond to seven reasons why Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah. These seven reasons have been featured on a Jewish “anti-missionary” website as part of their effort to discourage Jewish conversions to Christianity. In part one I responded to the first four of these reasons, so we’ll now conclude with my response to the remaining three.

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Why Do Jews Reject Jesus As The Messiah? Part 1

Commentary by Jack Kelley

In the last decade or so, a number of Jewish “anti-missionary” ministries have cropped up to combat the increasing conversion of Jewish people to belief in Jesus as the Messiah of Israel. They have come on the scene because in the words of one of these ministries, “More Jews have converted to Christianity in the last 19 years than in the previous 1900.” Recently someone wrote asking me to respond to the following seven reasons that one of these ministries has published in support of their claim that Jesus cannot be the Jewish Messiah.

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The Man From Eternity

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

NOTE: This study, from 2012, is a fitting addendum to our recently completed series on why the Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah.

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times (Micah 5:2).

Everyone who has ever received a Christmas card is familiar with Micah 5:2. But here’s something you might not know about it.

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Rapture? Which Rapture?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Among Christians who believe there will be a rapture of the Church, the great majority of us are convinced it will precede the end times judgments. This position is commonly called the pre-tribulation rapture.

Those who reject the pre-trib view are either mid-tribulation, post tribulation or pre-wrath rapture advocates. In this study we’ll review these rapture positions.

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The Islamic State, A Sample Of Things To Come?

Commentary by Jack Kelley

Like most students of prophecy I’ve been watching events in Iraq for the last several weeks and wondering what they mean. And like most writers on the subject, I’ve been silent because I haven’t been sure that what’s going on is Biblically relevant. After all, not all current events are foretold in prophecy. Nor do they all fit on a timeline to the 2nd Coming. But after a fair amount of seeking the Lord on this, I think I finally have a glimpse of something worth writing about.

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OSAS And The Church In Sardis (Rev. 3:1-6)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

I keep getting questions from people who wonder if Rev. 3:5 denies OSAS. Usually these questions come from folks who believe in OSAS but have had Rev. 3:5 used against them by those who don’t. They write in hoping I’ll have an answer that will confirm their belief and that they can also use to defend it the next time they are confronted with this verse.

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What Does The Bible Say? Is Jesus God In Human Form?

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Groups who call themselves Christian but don’t believe Jesus is God in human form often come up with questions that are designed to cause Christians who do believe in His deity to doubt themselves.  In this study we’ll answer some of these questions to better prepare ourselves for encounters of this kind.

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The Unbelievably Amazing Destiny Of The Church

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6-7).

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Gentile Tribulation Believers

Q. I have a question concerning Jeremiah 30:11 and Tribulation Believers.  If God completely destroys the nations to which Israel was scattered, and those being the gentiles, where do the gentile tribulation believers come from, since the nations come to give their gifts to God during the millennium?

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Destroying The Pre-Trib Position?

Q. I did a search for pre trib rapture  and came across a site claiming to destroy the pre-trib position with just one verse.  What would be your response to him? I would like to know in case someone ever challenges me with this question.

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Absent From The Body, Present With The Lord

Q. Re: 2 Cor. 5:8. I have always believed that what Paul was saying in this verse is that when we pass from this life in an instant we will be present with God in heaven.

This came up in our men’s Bible study of Psalm 91 and God’s perfect protection afforded to all who dwell in the shelter of the Most High.  When Paul spoke these words, and I believe he spoke of this in another letter as well, he made the comment that he had a choice to stay in this body and serve the Lord or to be present with Christ (Die).  He said he was torn between the two.  So my comment to the other men there was do you think Paul knew the promise of God (Psalm 91) so up close and personal that he realized he had a choice of Life or Death? And of course if he did do we?

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Who Is In Charge Here?

Q.  Please help me to understand the following.  When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, they legally gave the earth over to Satan, right?  So, all throughout the years until the Lord gave Himself on the cross and rose from the dead, was Satan the real owner of planet earth, instead of God?  How could God not own the earth? It seems incredible.  It seems King Jesus bought the earth back somehow, with His blood, but Satan is still ruling it or something.  Is there any more about this you think I should know?

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Ezekiel 38 And The 6 Day War

Q. Why, in your opinion, did the 6 day war and the 1973 conflict not meet the substance of the Ezk 38-39 war? Obviously I expect that Turkey who did not participate is part of the answer, but Russia was very involved in both. Because as I sit, those two wars were pretty dead on. Where am I wrong?

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Tribulation In 2015?

Q.  An online news service recently wrote an article entitled “Will Tribulation Begin a Year From Now?”  In the article, the author uses some kind of calculations to determine that Fall 2015 could possibly be the beginning of the Tribulation.  Do you think this is likely?  Is it possible to predict the beginning of the Tribulation period?

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Die Or Not Die? Which Is It?

Q.   In John 11:26 Jesus said “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die”. But in 1 Thes. 4:16 Paul said at the rapture the dead in Christ will rise first. This seems like a contradiction to me. Do we die or not die?

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The Sound Of Trumpets

Q.  My wife has heard 4 trumpet sounds in 4 years, she feels that another 3 and then something momentous will happen.  I have researched on the Net and many people have heard these but not all at the same time. I thought that the trumpet calls would happen in the tribulation.

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Did Adam Have A Previous Wife?

Q.  I’ve heard various arguments that there were two creations and that Adam had another wife before Eve. I don’t believe that.  I believe that Genesis 2 simply details the creation of Adam and Eve. Would you agree? Or do you have additional feedback?

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