What do you know about the Black Hebrew Israelites?

Question: Hi. I hope all is well with you. Getting straight to the point, I want to get some information on a particular group of Christians who look at themselves as being black Hebrew Israelites. I’m not sure if they actually call themselves that but I’ve seen others refer to this group as Black Hebrew…

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Which is the better way to pronounce Jesus’ name: Yahsua or Yeshua?

Question: Thank you very much for your article on “Understanding the  Tetragrammaton: How is it Pronounced.” I am in total agreement with your research and conclusion as to the Tetragrammaton yhwh being pronounced as yahweh. Can you share your thoughts and opinion as to the pronunciation of our Lord and Savior, Jesus? Which is more correct in your research and examination: yahsua or yeshua? Please…

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What was Paul referring to when he talked about endless genealogies?

Question: In reading Albert Barnes’ Notes on I Timothy, he talks about genealogies which are referring to the verse I Timothy 1:4 “nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.” Albert Barnes states that the Hebrews kept careful genealogical records because…

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Can you help me with some arguments from a Messianic Jew?

Question: I have a friend who was a Christian and recently left the Church of Christ to join a group of people who call themselves Messianic Jews.  My friend, and many other people, were told by the person who they call the rabbi of that group that everyone in that group that their last names…

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Why should YHWH be pronounced correctly and not Yeshua?

Question: I have just read your web page:  Understanding the Tetragrammaton: Pronouncing YHWH. If your conclusion is accurate, then we should not be using the name Jesus, correct?  To apply your conclusion or principle to YHWH, consistency, and accuracy being paramount with me, means that the use of Jesus it wrong too.  We should be using…

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Wasn’t Paul a Nicolaitan?

Question: I first read your article rebutting someone’s perspective on the Nicolaitans, then your main article. I am a little confused with your logic. You said, “You will find some who build complex arguments that the Nicolaitans came up with the clergy / laity system. It is all built around the fact that “people” is found in the…

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The New Testament was written in Hebrew, not Greek!

Question: You seem to teach that the original New Testament was originally written in Greek. I hate to differ with you. Nowhere is that fact proven. I believe that Luke may have written his manuscript in Greek, since he was of Syrian descent and also perhaps the books of Acts, but as far as the…

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Judaizing Teachers

Text: Galatians 5:1-6   I.         In the beginnings of the church, Christians first came from the ranks of the Jews             A.        The Jews had a hard time at first with the gospel being preached to Gentiles – Acts 11:1-3             B.        As the gospel spread to the Gentiles, trouble arose as some Jewish Christians began to argue that the…

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How are the churches of Christ so similar to our beliefs?

Question: I’m a Messianic Jew. We believe the Jerusalem church is ours of course in conjunction with Acts 2. Yet the Church of Christ is so similar to our beliefs in the Torah of God. (Torah meaning God-breathed).  Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. What relation is there of the Church of Christ to us? Answer:…

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