The Hebraic Roots Movement

Q.  I am wondering what the Biblical responsibility towards Jerusalem and the Jewish people is for those who have received Christ as their Savior and live under grace. I see pastors wearing prayer shawls and holding firm to the Old Testament laws, holidays and feasts and have noticed a major influx of church leaders preaching and teaching about the Jewish people still being God’s chosen people and about how much we owe them.

I pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem, but I don’t feel led by the Lord to buy a prayer shawl or observe feasts and holidays as laid out in the Old Testament. I can’t find the requirement for any of that in the post resurrection scriptures, but, if these are things I should be addressing, I will. My outlook on this is simply stated: Either Jesus changed everything, or He didn’t. I believe He did.  Can you please clarify this for me?

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Why Don’t More Pastors Teach Prophecy?

Q. Why do so many people shy away from teaching or even talking about the end of the age?  I have a pastor that I truly love and have great respect for. He has brought me up in the Word and has changed my life. I have been in his congregation for 25 years and my wife even longer and we don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. He is a wonderful full gospel teacher yet he really shies away from anything that pertains to end time prophecy. I have tried to speak to him about it, but he avoids my questions.

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Can You Be A Christian And Hate Israel?

Q.  I was on a site recently that called itself Christian but was basically devoted to bashing Jews and Israel.  Their posts were just a lot of what I perceived as anti-Israel propaganda. They claimed that if people were made aware of the evil of Zionism and what it stands for then they would see “the truth.”  When I identified myself as a Christian and a supporter of Israel, because of what the Bible says, I was mocked and called a “Zionist”.  They told me I needed to have the courage to pray and ask the Lord to show me the truth about Israel and the Jews.  Where do you think people like this stand as far as the Lord is concerned?

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The Great Pause. One More Time

Q.  I understand your view on replacement theology and how we have not displaced Israel as God’s people. Through your post on “The Great Pause” I’ve seen how God has only paused His time line for Israel. In accordance with Romans 11:17, my church teaches that we are grafted into Israel. What exactly does that mean? To what extent? Are God’s promises for Israel for us too? Should we be observing Jewish feast days or is the church totally separate from Israel?

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Come Out Of Her My People

Q.  Many are using the scripture “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4 NKJV) as a reason to not go to church. What is the actual meaning of this verse, and is this an appropriate use of it?

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Malachi Speaks Again. Part 4, Conclusion

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Malachi Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the Christian Bible the concluding chapter in the Book of Malachi contains the final words of the Old Testament. It would be 400 years before God spoke to Israel again and then His purpose would be to announce the birth of the Messiah. But in Malachi 4 He left Israel with the most important choice in their national history.

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What About The Emerging Church?

Q. I’m interested in your perspective on the “emerging church”, and “new Christianity”, etc, that has come out of  the ‘seeker friendly’ church movement. I believe that what is ‘new’ is not true and what is true is not new.  My question is, do you see this movement tied to the end times?  Is it one of the seven churches of Rev. 2-3?  Or is it just a distraction that will soon fade away?

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Malachi Speaks Again. Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Malachi Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We continue our study of the Book of Malachi with chapter 3. As we’ll see the Lord isn’t finished with His criticism of Israel’s behavior, and as was the case with the previous chapters some of His complaints about them could just as easily be made about us.

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Should I Find Another Place Of Worship?

Q.  I joined a new church with great enthusiasm and joy. Beautiful people and a great pastor. However, I am watching the ministry slide into a Calvinistic & Reformed view, which I can not grasp – I am confused and in constant prayer asking God to to guide me.  My question is this – do I stay in this church when I just do not believe their views?

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More On Who Lives Where?

Q.  If I recall correctly, the OT Jews who died believing in a Savior to come will be living in Israel during the Millennium along with those who survived the Tribulation.  Jesus will rule from Jerusalem.   The Church will live in the New Jerusalem.  So do God and the angels stay in Heaven or will they be in New Jerusalem?  Or is Heaven now the New Jerusalem?

And concerning those who choose to worship Jesus during the Millennium (descendants of those who accept Jesus during the Tribulation) – Because they aren’t Jews, do they go to the New Jerusalem when they die or are their bodies simply transformed and they continue to live on earth?

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