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I love people; I don’t care about society. Yes, I understand the part that civilization plays in this world. It’s closely related to the word “civility” — a system of customary behavior that allows people to live together in close … Continue reading
All covenants presume a heart-led awareness. They are also fundamentally feudal in nature. Western minds reject feudalism. But then, the roots of Western Civilization brought forth a very materialistic feudalism that is definitely an abomination to God. It was based … Continue reading
The Bible addresses us in our fallen state. It says precious little of what came before, or what will follow after the Fall. This is mostly because fallen humans cannot comprehend life without mortality, or an existence not bound by … Continue reading
The world uses a lot of excuses to avoid dealing with the issue of Jesus as the Son of God. This passage of John has been ignored, twisted, and sometimes cut out of the Bible on the flimsiest grounds because … Continue reading
Faith is not an ethnic identity. The issue here is not who was born of Abraham, but who embraced Abraham’s faith. On the surface, the English translations of this passage can be somewhat confusing. If these folks began believing in … Continue reading
It should seem obvious that, in order to read the Old Testament, one must read back into it the unstated assumptions the writers considered obvious. So we study the history of the Ancient Near East and do our best to … Continue reading