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Let me share a few notes on Biblical Law. The fundamental frame of reference is both Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) feudalism and covenants. In most biblical references, “law” is simply a bad translation for words that indicate “covenant.” The meaning … Continue reading
God does not punish people; He punishes sin. People get hit with wrath because they are clinging to the sin He punishes. This is why it looks random to so many Westerners, because they simply cannot grasp the notion of … Continue reading
8. Divine Justice No matter how much we could write or say, nothing replaces the heart-led passion of conviction. Conviction burns with the fire of divine justice. The only question then is adapting our thinking and our gut reactions to … Continue reading
The curriculum work continues. We are now entering Part 2, which is the background for shifting to a more biblical point of view. Part 2 1. Old Testament Hebrew Language One of the languages Abraham spoke was Aramaic. It was … Continue reading
5. Jesus the Messiah When Christ began His ministry, a critical element in what He did was to call His people back to the ancient Hebrew understanding of the Covenant. A great deal of what He had to say is … Continue reading
4. From Conquest to Collapse The Nation of Israel had a mission from God. They were chosen to live in such a way as to reveal that what God was offering was the best we can hope for in this … Continue reading