Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hebrew Root & Other Excitement

Once again, I've managed to go a whole month without posting. That's not to say that I've not been working--just the opposite, in fact.

I've taken over the website for Yeshua HaMashiach Ministries, and I've been busy this last month working on articles (many of which are expanded on from posts I've made here). I'm having to brush up on my Frontpage and html skills, which I've not used in forever, as well, so the changes will be small at first. I'm planning on adding several articles and revamp the FAQ in the next couple of days and saving the redesign of the site for later.

I've also got two debates coming up. On March 25th, I'll be debating Pat Donahue of the Church of Christ on whether the Sabbath is still binding for believers in the Messiah ("binding" in the sense of "Honor thy father and thy mother" being binding--as a matter of what we're supposed to do as believers, not a matter of salvation). The debate will be held at Beth HaMashiach so anyone in the east Atlanta area who is interested is more than welcome to attend.

The second debate, to be held May 1st-4th in Memphis, TN, will be between Don Preston and myself covering two aspects of preterism (the belief that all or nearly all Biblical prophecy was fulfilled at or before the 70 AD destruction of the Temple) vs. futurism (the belief that a significant portion of Biblical prophecy refers to our own future). Don's announcement of the event can be seen on his website here.

I want to say up front that both of these men are dedicated believers in Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, and that they have never been anything but perfect gentlemen and loving brothers in the Lord. All of us are agreed that we want these debates to be God-pleasing and edifying to the body, not mudslinging bouts. We want to demonstrate that brothers in the Lord can disagree agreeably and discuss these issues in a rational and polite fashion.


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