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]

What the Torah Says About
(Gentiles or Nations)

The entire collection of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, is all about God’s dealing with one man-- Abraham-- and, through him, His dealing with Abraham’s ancestors and descendants. The Hebrew word goy (plural goyim) is used to refer to the nation of Israel as a political entity or ethnic group, to nations other than Israel, and (most commonly) to individuals and people groups who are not the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The following pages are in this section.

Messianic Goyim
Technically, Messianic Believers who are not Jewish, but who are part of Israel by faith, cannot be “Gentiles,” for one cannot historically be “Gentile” and a part of Israel at the same time.
The Commonwealth of Israel
What I am talking about when I refer to “the Commonwealth of Israel”
Messianic Gerut (Conversion)
A discussion of “conversion” within Messianic Judaism
Arguments In Favor of Messianic Gerut
Reasons Messianic Judaism should provide a path for Gentile conversion to Judaism
Arguments Against Messianic Gerut
Reasons Messianic Judaism should not provide a path for Gentile conversion to Judaism
The Unbelieving Nations
 What the Scriptures teach about those who refuse to believe

Page originally posted on Sunday, 05 December 2021

Page last updated on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 01:32 PM
(Updates are generally minor formatting or editorial changes.
Major content changes are identified as "Revisions”)

Anxiously awaiting Mashiach’s return

Blue Letter Bible Search Tool

Range Options:

e.g. Gen;Psa-Mal;Rom 3-9