The Third Temple  The Center for
Messianic Learning 

Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
“… 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]

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What Torah Says About
“… In The Image of God”

Man was originally created in the image of HaShem, by HaShem’s own hand and not by any process of evolution or natural selection, and was given the authority and ability to exercise dominion over the created world.

The False Concept of Race

The very idea of “race” is, in my thinking, is one of the foulest lies ever introduced by Satan to humankind. “Race” does not exist! It is an artificial construct created to divide humanity. That’s what Satan does best. He divides. Just look at “the Church.”

There are more than 45,000 denominations globally. Followers of Jesus span the globe. But the global body of more than 2 billion Christians is separated into thousands of denominations. Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Apostolic, Methodist — the list goes on. Estimations show there are more than 200 Christian denominations in the U.S. and a staggering 45,000 globally, according to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity. So why does Christianity have so many branches?[1]

Only Satan could have so thoroughly divided the Body of Messiah!

The Torah is very clear that God created one man and one woman, and the entire human species descended from that couple. About 1,600 years later, the Flood destroyed all of humankind except Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives — eight people. Everyone living today is a descendant of Noah and his wife through their three sons! Every human being on the planet is related to every other human being on the planet. We are all members of one extended family!

“Evidence continues to collect that the term race is meaningless, used to point out differences in people that are not definitive.” Susan Chaves Cameron and Susan Macias Wycoff, “The Destructive Nature of the Term Race: Growing Beyond a False Paradigmn,” Journal of Counseling and Development 76, no.3 (1988): 279.

The Human Genome Project, headed by an atheist, “… unanimously declared, there is only one race — the human race.” Natalie Angier, “Do Races Differ, Not Really, DNA Shows,” New York Times, Aug. 22, 2000,, accessed 18 April 2023.

“Here is the biological problem with race. The genetic variation with each of the various ethnic groups of Homo sapiens is greater than that between the various ethnic groups.” William Leonard,, “Check YourRace in the Box Below,” The American Bioogy Teacher 73, no 7 (2011): 379.

“‘The criteria that people use for race are based entirely on external features that we are programmed to recognize,’ he said.” Dr. Douglas C. Wallace (professor of molecular genetics at Emory  University School of Medicine in Atlanta, quoted by Natalie Angier, op. cit.

“What the facts show is that there are differences among us, but they stem from culture, not race.” “We're All The Same,” American Broadcasting Company News, September 10, 1998, DyeHard/dye72.html.

“Adonai doesn’t see the way humans see — humans look at the outward appearance, but Adonai looks at the heart.” 1Samuel 16:7

The Sooner Christians Learn This, the Better
Ken Ham — Answers in Genesis

Genesis, Foundations, and Races: Part 1
Answers in Genesis: Ken Ham

Genesis, Foundations, and Races: Part 2
Answers in Genesis — Ken Ham

See also “Creation & History

  1. Donavyn Coffey, “Why does Christianity have so many denominations?” christianity-denominations.html accessed 18 April 2023. [BACK]

Originally posted on Tuesday, 18 April 2023
Added two videos on Fridy, 19 May 2023

Page last updated on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 01:32 PM
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