Rabbi Michael Skobac

Background

I have a keen interest in Apologetic.  That interest was seeded by Ravi Zacharias & Michael Ramsden at RZIM.

And, aided by others such as J.P. Moreland @ Biola University.

Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias can make anything sound good, plausible, and easy to understand and follow.

 

Michael Ramsden

Michael Ramsden, can as well.  And, there are so many things that I have learnt from him.  The in-exhaustible list includes:

Reason for apologetic

  • Most people when asked why are you a Christian will invariable end up digging into the Christian experience itself.  That is, the actual experiences that led them to Christianity.   He hypothesis that if the reasons are slanted towards mostly experiential, the deductive reasons might be lost

 

 

Jonathan Kahn

In the last few weeks, again, spurred by YouTube related videos I am starting to get more data on the reasoning behind Judaism.

As I mentioned in a previous posting, I was researching Jonathan Kahn, a Christian apologetic, and author of the “Harbinger” and “Mystery of Shemittah“.

As I do not know what a Shemittah means, courtesy of  Google, I took a crash course:

 

 

Dave Mosher posted a blog entry at https://davemosher.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/heretical-harbinger-author-jonathan-cahn-who-is-he-and-what-does-he-really-believe/.  And, he commented that:

“Thanks for all the great, detailed info, Dennis. I would tend to agree with much of the info you cited. A fellow I like that warned America is the late David Wilkerson – although many criticized him. Note – unlike Jonathan Cahn, Bro. Wilkerson stated specifically that he was not a prophet – although he did say in essence the Lord laid messages on his heart to prophecy… I just think Bro. Wilkerson was more biblically sound (and frankly more humble) than Cahn”

So I will say anyone who is looking a bit into Apologetic should be a bit prepared for labored lawyerly argument and occasional snippy remarks.

Judaism Apologetic

Rabbi Michael Skobac

I have learnt more about the Old Testament from Chuck Missler than anyone else.

This guy, Rabbi Michael Skobac, has a very good understanding of the Torah.

Here are some of what Skobac gladly shares:

 

Title Link Synopsis
DANIEL 9 -TRUTH of DANIEL’s 70 WEEK Prophecy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAVvbB1Zgeo Session #8 of 12. Many Christians mistakenly believe that Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of Daniel 9: 24-27, which they claim prophesies that the Jewish Messiah had to be killed before the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 C.E. Rabbi Michael Skobac sheds light on the truth of this controversial passage and clearly explains how the Christian interpretation is incorrect and is based on mis-translations and miscalculations. This video is part # 8 of a 12-part lecture series entitled the “Counter-Missionary Survival Seminar”. Questions should be
SATAN – The BIBLE’s TRUE LESSON ABOUT the DEVIL   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGNAOZTXkac  Session #10A of 12. The Jewish and Christian concepts of Satan are extreme opposites. Why does Christianity’s Devil dominate the New Testament, while you hardly ever read of Satan in the Tenach (Old Testament)? Are these two versions of Satan even the same individual? This video is part #10A of a 12-part lecture series entitled the “Counter-Missionary Survival Seminar”.

 

 

 

 

 

How much Judaism does Christianity need?

Background

As I took in more of the work of Jonathan Cahn, the writer of “The Harbinger“, I was again distracted by the discussion of who is a great Messianic Jew and who is not. This particular post listed Dr. Michael Brown has one of the good ones.

The full quote is here:

“The only thing that I would use the Zohar for and the Talmud would be for the same use that eminent Messianic Jews such as Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Dr. Michael Rygelnik, Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Mitch Glazer, and many more, such as Pastor and Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn would use such works for; to affirm from them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is called in Apologetics “the fair use of a hostile witness” to affirm a specific matter”.

Is Jesus the Messiah, Jews are awaiting?

At the heart of Michael Brown’s work is discussion of whether Jesus is the Messiah that Jews await.  And, if not, does it mean that God has not done anything in the last 2000 years.


Dr. Michael Brown ( for )

  • Dr Michael Brown : Messianic Prophecy 1 of 2
    Link
  • Dr Michael Brown : Messianic Prophecy 2 of 2
    Link
  • Proving Through Scriptures That Jesus is The Messiah – Dr. Michael Brown
    Link

 

Rabbi Michael Skobac (against )

  • THE REAL MESSIAH P#1 – WHY HE’S NOT JESUS – Rabbi Michael Skobac
    Link
  • THE REAL MESSIAH P#2 – Can 2 Billion Christians Be Wrong? – Rabbi Michael Skobac
    Link
  • What are the rules of Play – Rabbi Michael Skobac

Other Works

TV Discussions

  • Larry King Live with Jews for Jesus
    Link

Summary

It is easy to get carried away with the idea that the dialogue is merely an exercise for the sake of argument.

But, then Mosaic Literature states that:

Deuteronomy 6:4-6
Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.…

And, the good book states that:

Matthew 22:34-38
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment.

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