30 June, 2013

The Jewish Feasts and the Rapture

(from GotQuestions.org)
Question: "How did Jesus fulfill the meanings of the Jewish feasts?"

The way in which Jesus fulfilled the Jewish feasts is a fascinating study. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the Jewish prophet Amos records that God declared He would do nothing without first revealing it to His servants, the prophets (Amos 3:7). From the Old Covenant to the New, Genesis to Revelation, God provides picture after picture of His entire plan for mankind and one of the most startling prophetic pictures is outlined for us in the Jewish feasts of Leviticus 23.

The Hebrew word for “feasts” (moadim) literally means "appointed times." God has carefully planned and orchestrated the timing and sequence of each of these seven feasts to reveal to us a special story. The seven annual feasts of Israel were spread over seven months of the Jewish calendar, at set times appointed by God. They are still celebrated by observant Jews today. But for both Jews and non-Jews who have placed their faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, these special days demonstrate the work of redemption through God’s Son.

15 June, 2013

Is Jesus God In Human Form?

(Written by Jack Kelley)
Recently my belief that Jesus is God in human form was challenged again.  This has happened to me several times in the past and while I've laid out the Biblical basis for my belief in several articles I've never specifically addressed the common objections others have put forth. In this study I'll do just that.

But first I want to lay a brief theological foundation that in my opinion proves that Jesus has to be God in human form. In fact I think it will demonstrate that if Jesus isn't God then none of us is saved.  It's based on three points.
1.      All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
2.      Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin  (Hebrews 9:22)
3.      A righteous man for an unrighteous mankind (1 Peter 3:18)