Rebuttal #1 to Reason #1 (Part One)

SPECIAL NOTE: This post was originally written in 2008; however, I am bringing it out as a commenter recommended this book as a good response to Christian missionaries. Actually, this book is not very well written and is easily debunked; however, I am taking the time to bring it back out for discussion.  We are…

Hanukkah … The First Night

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.  The three blessings have been uttered as the Shamesh candle was lit and the first candle of this eight day festival was kindled. Hanukkah tells the story of how the priestly family known as the Maccabees overcame the evil machinations of Antiochus Epiphanes and cleansed the Temple of…

Who Killed Jesus? The Elephant in the Room Question…

The previous post referred to the fact that Jesus appears to be the elephant in the room for Jewish people.  They struggle with what to do with the man and Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.  To admit that he is Messiah is to be forced to confront 2,000 years of regret and loss.  Truly, a tragedy…

Response #14 to Reason #14 (Return Visit … Finally!)

I freely admit that it has been a long time since this blog dealt with Asher Norman’s Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus.  I could give you a multitude of reasons for why this absence took place … including other interesting posts to write and a weariness with Norman’s redundant arguments; however, I am…

Why the Hate? A Question for “Christian” Anti-Semites

A pastor friend of mine sent me a letter a few weeks ago about a “certificate” he received from an individual that hadvisited his church.  This “certificate” offers $1,300 to anyone who can prove that the Jewish people are God’s Chosen People. Now for most of us this seems like a silly exercise because Scripture…

Response #13 to Reason #13 (Nigel … This Is For You!)

After a long but necessary break from Asher Norman’s Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jewish People Don’t Believe in Jesus, I am returning to the task of providing an appropriate Messianic/Christian apologetic response. Norman in his Reason #13 deals exclusively with the Isaiah 7:14 prophecy of a virgin conceiving and bearing a son to be called Emmanuel. …

Rebuttal #12 to Reason #12

At times this effort to get through the anti-missionary diatribe of Asher Norman’s Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus is just that … an effort.  This is never more true than what I read in Reason #12. Norman tries to state, albeit without evidence, that the Jewish Bible warned the people against Jesus. …

Rebuttal #9 to Reason #9 (Part Two)

In Part One of Rebuttal #9 to Reason #9, we examined the first two arguments of Asher Norman in his work, Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jewish People Don’t Believe in Jesus.  This part will examine the final two arguments: God cannot be a man or the Son of Man (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Hosea 11:9;…

Rebuttal #9 to Reason #9 (Part One)

I would hope that after reading both part 1 and part 2 of the rebuttal #8 to reason #9, most readers would recognize that the arguments of Asher Norman in Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jewish People Don’t Believe in Jesus are incorrect … non-sensical … wrong.  However, I am going to go on and finish this…

Rebuttal #8 to Reason #8 (Part One)

If I had to guess I would imagine that Norman Asher, author of Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus, is most proud of Reason #8.  Perhaps because he believes this is his trump card.  Perhaps because he borrows from many anti-missionaries before him and whose “success” has been unresponded to in a correct…

Rebuttal #7 to Reason #7

I was all ready to begin rebutting Reason #7 from Asher Norman’s Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don’t Believe in Jesus when I had to stop because my “righteous indignation” flared up at the author’s blatant misrepresentation of Jesus himself and Scriptures as well.  I debated last week how to respond and so I will do…

Rebuttal #6 to Reason #6

This will probably be my last posting for the next week or so as my family and I will be heading off on a much-needed vacation.  Please pray for safe travel, clean hotel rooms, and a wonderful time as this has been a personally tough year for my family due to the death of my…