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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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Then You Will Know That I Am The Lord

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Some form of the phrase “then you will know that I am the Lord” appears in the Book of Ezekiel 50 times. Prior to the Babylonian captivity (605-535 BC) the Lord used it most often in the context of judgment, whether against Israel’s leaders (Ezekiel 11:10), the nation as a whole (Ezekiel 12:20) or its enemies (Ezek 25-35).

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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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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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Building Israel’s Temple

Q.   I truly believe we are in the last days.  There is so much evidence of it in society’s ways and just how everything is playing out.  I have a question, however.  I realize that Israel is getting closer and closer to being ready to rebuild the Temple.  Could it be rebuilt, in your estimation, within a few years? 

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Anointing The Temple

Q. In your article, “The 70 Weeks of Daniel” you say, “He will anoint the most Holy Place and receive all the honor, glory and blessing the Scriptures promised Him.”

Can you explain how Jesus is going to anoint the Most Holy Place in a future Jewish temple? I am just wondering because I thought He already did that nearly 2000 years ago.

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Was Paul The 13th Apostle?

Q. We had a discussion in Bible class this morning concerning the Apostle Matthias.  Most of the students (as well as the teacher) think that the decision to chose Matthias to replace Judas was incorrect.  The basis for their opinion is that so little is known about him and he is never mentioned again in Scripture.  Also, the fact that Paul came after Matthias, which would make Paul the 13th Apostle. What do you think? Continue reading…

Nero As The Anti-Christ

Q. On TV I was watching a show about the book of Revelation.  The show said that some people think that 666 was in reference to King Nero because a combination of Nero’s name and title adds up to 666 in a certain Hebrew alphabet.  And also that during that time that Nero was referred to as “the beast.”  Could you explain why this is incorrect and just coincidence?

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Deceived By The Apostate Church?

Q. My question has to do with the “falling away” of 2 Thes. 2:3.  I understand that many will be deceived by/into the apostate church of the End Times through various avenues. If someone starts out as a true Christian but in the process of living becomes deceived and does not realize nor repent of this but continues to sincerely believe they are following Jesus even though they have fallen away from the Gospel they were saved with and their relationship with Jesus, have they lost their salvation?

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Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

Q.  I love Psalm 139  but there is one word that has always confused me. …. That we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).  Why fearfully and what does this mean in the context of this Psalm?

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More On Taking “The Mark”

Q.   I receive emails that say that in America the religious and non-religious will be micro chipped within the next three years.  This could include information for fitness, medical, banking, no cash payments, etc.  Is this something that involves “the Mark of the beast”?  Or does the “Mark”, as quoted in the Bible, have to include rejecting Christ and the Bible?   With all the new technology out there, what is your view on being micro-chipped for anything?

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Elijah, Jew Or Gentile?

Q. Each time that I visit your site, I am blessed! Recently, I heard a minister on TV say that the prophet Elijah, mentioned in the books of 1st & 2nd Kings, was not Jewish. I had assumed that all of the old testament prophets were Israelites. Your thoughts on this.

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The Kingdom Of God. Follow Up

Q. I was reading your answer to the question about the Kingdom of God saying the kingdom would never be destroyed or given to another etc.  I thought that after one thousand years the earthly kingdom would be delivered up to God by Christ and the earth would be burnt up and everything made new for eternity etc ?

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