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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]

A Brief Survey of
Systematic Messianic Theology

This section contains the following articles:

Theology 101: An Introduction to the Science of Theology
This brief 6-lesson course provides a brief introduction to all of the major points of Biblical doctrine, which are then expanded upon in the different theology courses. The content of this course is the equivalent to what the student would be exposed to in a one-quarter undergraduate Bible school course in “Survey of Theology” or “Basic Bible Doctrine.”
A Refutation of Dispensational Theology
Classic Dispensationalism is a system of interpreting the scriptures, of which Dr. C. I. Scofield was the major proponent, and in which tradition I received nearly all of my formal theological training. There are, I believe, a number of serious problems with this system. This article discusses some of those problems and offers an alternate method of Bible interpretation.
The 613 Mitzvot
The 613 mitzvot (commandments) compiled by Maimonides (Rambam) in the Mishneh Torah.
Rambam’s Thirteen Principles
The great codifier of Torah law and Jewish philosophy, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (“Maimonides” also known as “The Rambam”), compiled what he refers to as the Shloshah Asar Ikkarim, the “Thirteen Fundamental Principles” of the Jewish faith, as derived from the Torah. Maimonides refers to these thirteen principles of faith as “the fundamental truths of our religion and its very foundations.”
Messianic Thirteen Principles
Maimonides’ “Thirteen Fundamental Principles” of Jewish Faith Modified for Messianic Believers
Errors of Christianity and Judaism
A side-by-side comparison of some of the errors committed by Judaism and Christianity, by which they have both departed from the clear teaching of Scripture
Doctrinal Statements
Sample doctrinal statements from a number of organizations are provided as a guide for the reader to develop his/her own statement of faith.
Basics of Messianic Judaism
A short list of the foundational distinctives of Messianic Judaism

This is an excellent 12-hour overview of Biblical Theology[GN]

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