Is Christmas Pagan?

Question: Is Christmas a pagan holiday? Is it wrong for Christians to celebrate it? Answer: No, Christmas is not a pagan holiday. The early Christian leaders understood the decision of the First Jerusalem Council (see Acts 15), that the Christians from the nations were not required to observe all the laws of the Sinai Covenant and that, apart from faith

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What Is Messianic Judaism?

Messianic Judaism: Questions and Answers is adapted from a booklet written by Rabbi David Chernoff with the same title. It answers some of the questions frequently asked about Messianic Judaism. DEFINITIONS What Is Messianic Judaism? Messianic Judaism is a movement of Jewish people who believe that Yeshua (Jesus' original name in Hebrew) is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior

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A Response To Seventh Day Adventism

Question: I would like to express my displeasure about the accusation that Seventh-day Adventist are a cult. It is sad that people fail to properly research different religious denominations before pronouncing them of being a cult. !6 million Adventists have made a tremendous contribution in the area of medicine, education and social progress are judged. We are main streamed Protestants

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Setting the Record Straight: Clearing up Myths and Misperceptions about Jewish People and Evangelism

Let’s face it - many of us are guilty at times of stereotyping - having over-generalized ideas about groups of people. Among those of good will it’s harmless enough and, if we’re willing to have a good laugh at ourselves, can even make for good comedy (good humor is based in part on truth). But there are times when misconception

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FAQs About The Sabbath

Question: I have been taught that the 10 Commandments are very special and Christians are required to keep all of them; but we keep them by changing the Jewish Saturday Sabbath to Sunday - the new Christian Sabbath. Is this right? The 10 Commandments are very special. The Creator of the universe manifested His presence on Mount Sinai with an

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FAQs About Jewish People & Jewish Evangelism

Preface To A Question: My Orthodox Jewish friend recently died. This woman loved God but never knew who Jesus was... Answer: I have to challenge your statement about your friend loving God. Your friend may have had a zeal for God not according to knowledge, but she did not have genuine love for God. The Word of God is clear

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FAQs About Prayer

Question: Isn’t it OK to pray to the saints who have already died? After all, you can find an example of the “Communion of Saints” in the book of Revelation. The angels and saints are seen offering incense to God, which are the prayers of God's faithful. Those in Heaven pray for those on Earth. It is the ministry of

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Are the Jews Responsible for the Death of the Messiah?

I am a Messianic Rabbi. Like the Apostles, I am Jewish and convinced that Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world. I love my Jewish people, and I love Yeshua and the New Testament. In the past, especially in Europe, teachings on the suffering and death of the Messiah have fanned the flames of

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Is the New Testament Anti-Semitic?

Sometimes you will encounter the assertion that the New Testament is anti-Semitic, and therefore invalid. Of course, this assertion is not true. The authors of the New Testament, who wrote under the inspiration of the Spirit of the God of Israel, were faithful and loyal Jews who loved their own people. These great Jewish men were no more anti-Semitic than

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FAQs About Finances and Giving

Question: I've heard lots of messages about the need for Christians to tithe to their church, especially quoting Malachi 3:7-12. Since we are not under the Law, do Christians need to tithe? I'd like to begin with some historical background. In the time before the giving of the commandments at Mount Sinai, the Torah records that Abraham and Jacob both

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FAQs About Popular Culture

Question: Is it right to have body piercing? The New Testament seems to be silent on the subject. Answer: I view body piercing, tattoos, odd-colored hair, bizarre haircuts, cremation, the general lack of good morals, the emergence of old gods and the rise of the occult, child sacrifice (abortion), euthanasia, misuse of drugs and alcohol, as all part of an

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FAQs About Doctrinal Issues

Question: What are your views on the Rapture? Answer: It is clear that there will be a Seven Year Period Of Trouble that precedes the return of the Messiah. It is also clear that those saints who are still alive when Yeshua descends from Heaven will be caught up with those saints who have died, and all of us will

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FAQs About Jewish Culture

Question: Did you know many Orthodox Jews believe in Reincarnation? Answer: Would it surprise you to discover that over the centuries, certain segments within “Orthodox Judaism” have adopted some non-Biblical concepts? In August, Israeli papers reported that a leading orthodox rabbi created an uproar by claiming that Holocaust victims were reincarnated sinners! Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, leader of the Shas party,

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FAQs About Outreach and Evangelism

Question: What would a Gentile church have to look like in order to provoke the Jewish community to jealousy? Answer: There are a number of things that a church can do to fulfill the calling of Gentile Believers to "make the Jewish people jealous." Here are some suggestions: Emphasize the ongoing importance of Israel in the plans of God. Emphasize

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Why Don’t More Jewish People Accept Yeshua as the Messiah?

Question: It seems so obvious to me from the Messianic prophecies and their fulfillment in the New Testament, from the evidence for His resurrection, from 2,000 years of history, and from my own personal experience, that Yeshua is the Messiah. Why don't more of His own people, especially the rabbis, believe in Him? Answer: The answer is not simple. There

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Why Support A Good Messianic Synagogue?

There is a biblically-based priority to Jewish evangelism. Paul, the great Apostle to the Gentiles, declared to the Christians in the heart of the Roman Empire: I am not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first (Romans 1:16). Messiah Yeshua commanded His disciples to go

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Is Roman Catholicism True Christianity?

Are Catholics true Christians? Answer: --> The more I have found out about Roman Catholicism, the more convinced I’ve become that it is a false religious system that can not save its followers. I am even more disturbed because an increasing number of Evangelical leaders, and even some Messianic Jewish leaders, are accepting Roman Catholicism as a valid system that

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