Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What is Messianic Apologetics?

Messianic apologetics is a form of apologetic methodology that focuses on apologetic issues in relationship to Jewish/Messianic relations. Many Christians are surprised to hear how many objections Jewish people have to the Messiahship of Jesus. Read more here: http://www.isca-apologetics.org/Jewish%20Apologetics.pdf In the Bible, the Apostle Paul showed he had a tremendous burden for the Jewish people (Romans 9:1-5), (Romans 10:1), and calls upon the Church to provoke Israel to jealousy (Romans 11:11). Paul understood that since the Gentiles have received the blessing of knowing the Jewish Messiah, they now have the responsibility to take the message of salvation back to Israel. Therefore, Christians of all denominational backgrounds should show interest in sharing the good news of the Messiah with the Jewish people.

The most well-known Messianic apologist at the present time is Dr.Michael Brown. Dr. Brown has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He has debated many rabbis on shows such as Phil Donahue, and Faith Under Fire. Dr. Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus and is visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Fuller Theological Seminary. His website is at http://www.icnministries.org/. You can watch Dr. Brown on the streets of New York talking with Jewish people about the Messiahship of Jesus here:

To see a more simplified version to some of the objections in each section of Dr. Brown's books, click here: http://www.realmessiah.com/answers.htm

General Objections/Historical Objections
Theological Objections
Messianic Prophecy Objections
New Testament Objections
Traditional Jewish Objections

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