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Tag Archives: Israel
First, two passages from Deuteronomy. “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when … Continue reading
We reject Dispensationalism and Zionism. They were the Chosen Nation, under the Covenant of Moses. They walked away from that Covenant. The Talmud is a Hellenistic perversion of what was an already shaky adherence to Moses. Judaism is not the … Continue reading
antimsemite: adj. someone Isreal doesn’t like, regardless of the reason By this definition I am an antisemite. This is part of the definition used by the US State Department. In particular, it aims to criminalize the mere suggestion that Israel … Continue reading
Jesus had just finished telling off the Scribes and Pharisees for their pious lie that they would not have abused the prophets God had sent to Israel in the past. He pointed out that, if anything, they were worse. So … Continue reading
Do you recall the scene in Exodus 32 where Moses came down from the Mount of God to find the nation engaged in some hard partying around an idol? The first thing he did was put some serious interrogation pressure … Continue reading
They claim to be superior to Gentiles. Jews do have a divine advantage. Paul declares it in Romans 3, but it goes all the way back to Deuteronomy 7:6-11. Yet, notice their advantage fades if they depart from the Covenant. … Continue reading
The fall of Hebrew religion broadly follows a path we can recognize. First was the inherent issue of henotheism: There may be other gods, but ours is the one to whom we are responsible. The notion that all deities are … Continue reading
The fourth of the final Hallelujah Hymns in Psalms, this one draws the image of a distinct historical event, though we cannot pin it down which one. We do know that during the Period of Restoration after Exile, the returnees … Continue reading
Jesus made multiple references to His Kingdom as “not of this world.” Here’s a partial list: John 8:21-25; 14:28-30; and 18:34-38. His disciples filled the New Testament letters with even more such references. His true Kingdom has always been rooted … Continue reading