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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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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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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…

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