The Third Temple  The Center for
Messianic Learning 

Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
ב״ה
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
If you don’t believe Genesis 1-11, how can you possibly believe John 3:16?
“Indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted.” (2Tim 3:12)
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith, “but avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile.” (Titus 3:9)

Please Note: Absolutely nothing on this website should be taken as anti-Church or anti-Rabbinic. I am not anti-anything or anti-anyone. I am only pro-Torah and pro-Truth (see “Philosophy”), but sometimes the Truth upsets our long-held beliefs. I know it certainly upset mine! For example, see “Why Isn’t My Theology Consistent Throughout the Website?”

Developing a
Systematic Messianic Theology

“The purpose of careful theological formulations is not to put barriers in the way of people who are seeking salvation, but to define clearly the truths upon which genuine [Biblical] faith rests, so that people will not be misled by false doctrines.” [Bowman]

“It must be clearly and unequivocally stated that theology cannot save you. Only faith in Messiah Yeshua can save you. Theology can only give you sound doctrine.” [RLS]

Unless otherwise specified, throughout the Theology section of my website I use the term “Torah” in the wider sense of including the entire body of inspired Scripture: both the Tanakh and the Apostolic Writings. I personally do not consder any other so-called “sacred writings” either inspired by God or authoritative for the Believer’s walk of faith. Thus, I do not consider the Mishnah (the “Oral Torah”) as part of Torah. You should make up your own mind.

[Explanations of rabbinic citations are HERE]


What Torah Says About
Human Sexuality

God has defined marriage as the union between one man and one woman. No other form of civil union should be called “marriage.” God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. Therefore, any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, pornography, or other form of illicit sexual activity defined in Liviticus 18 are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex.

God uniquely created Adam (man) and Hava/Eve (woman): two, and only two, genders. Any form of “gender confusion,” “gender preference,” “gender identification,” or “sexual preference” is a mental disorder.

A mental disorder — a.k.a. “psychological disorder,”  “mental disorder,” “psychiatric disorder,” or “mental illness” — is a condition that involves abnormal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that cause distress, impairment, or dysfunction in an individual. The “official” term is “mental disorder,” as defined in the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).[1]

 


  1. Source: “What is a Psychological Disorder” at verywellmind.com [BACK]

Originally posted on Thursday, 02 December 2021
Revised on Sunday, 30 July 2023

Page last updated on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 01:32 PM
(Updates are generally minor formatting or editorial changes.
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Anxiously awaiting Mashiach’s return
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SPEEDILY AND IN OUR DAY. MARANA, TA!

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