Better late than never, this week in the Messianic blogosphere, plus related items:
- There is no excuse to not be serving the Son of David now – Stuart Dauermann on Yeshua and his active, here-and-now kingdom.
- Helen Thomas announces retirement – Famed left-wing reporter Helen Thomas resigns after making a public remark that Jews ought to leave Israel and go back to Europe.
- Separated at birth? – Speaking of Helen Thomas, Aussie Dave wonders…
- When it's impossible to observe a commandment, do you give up? – Dan Benzvi highlights an analogy from Chofetz Chaim:
Imagine a person walking along the seashore, who sees that the sea has washed ashore precious gems. Would such a person-even if he were wealthy- refrain from picking up any gems because he knows it will be impossible to gather them all?
Justified by love? – Darren speaks out on the recent announcement of a popular Christian singer coming out as a lesbian, and how her justification results from a lack of foundation in Torah.
Torah and Gentiles – Is Torah for Jews only? Efrayim asserts that God’s commandments are indeed for gentiles attaching themselves to the God of Israel.
Did Yeshua affirm his messianic identity at his trial? – Derek Leman dissects the account of Yeshua’s trial in the 4 gospels, addresses modern critical interpretations, and shows how the gospels harmonize in the point that Yeshua indeed confirmed his messiahship.
Why Give Tzedaka – Yahnatan asks his Messianic readers their motivations for giving to charity.
Temple, sacrifices, diets fulfilled in Christ – Hank Hanegraaf, the famed Christian Bible Answer Man, just can’t understand why so many people, even Christian Evangelicals, are keeping the Torah.
Jewish Book of the Month club (J-BOM):
- Derek Leman - Elisha Ben Abuya, Part 1
- Messiah's Sabbath work – Yeshua healed on the sabbath. He justified this using humanitarian and theological arguments. Derek Leman dissects this, and shows that even God himself is active on the sabbath.