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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 23:13-15

Jesus continues His condemnation of the Scribes and Pharisees. This time we examine three short items not often understood very well by Western Christians. Jesus came as the Messiah to restore the ancient ways of the Covenant. His teaching was … Continue reading

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It’s Too Late for the Sword

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

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Law and Faith Together 01

God is merciful. Let’s clarify some things regarding covenants. Some of you understand that law covenants are not the same as faith covenants. Faith is the goal; law is designed to make faith easier to find. The whole point of … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 22:23-46

In these three conversations, most people can understand the point of each teaching. What most readers miss is the divine mystery of revelation itself that ties these teachings together. Your Bible is ink on paper; there’s nothing special about that. … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 22:15-22

Taxation in cash, goods or labor is a common duty of humanity in this world. There are some who theorize that it amounts to theft, but the Bible presumes feudal obligations. Everyone serves someone, and taxation itself is not evil. … Continue reading

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War on Revelation 05

We need a lore of truth that becomes our mental reflex. With it we need a body comparisons and contrasts with the current lies. Lies are the nature of this fallen realm of existence. It is not possible to know … Continue reading

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Romans 5-6 — Law versus Grace

I can’t promise that you’ll like my handling of this. Our difficulty is not merely that Western Christianity reads the words wrong, but that Western Christianity has a totally different set of assumptions about reality from what Paul held when … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 15:1-20

The first few verses give us the context. It refers to the Talmudic ritual hand-washing that the Pharisees had made into a binding customary law. It appears to be one of the oldest and most revered customs in Jesus’ time. … Continue reading

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The Blood Is Sacred

First, I refer you to a couple of references: Genesis 31:25-35 (emphasis on the last verse) and Christine’s post about feminine blood. Second, I remind you that a great deal of Moses’ Law pulled in existing ancient custom and belief. … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 12:1-14

We have noted often how the Pharisees had added quite a few restrictions to the Law that were not required by Moses. They had done so as part of their shift to Hellenized rationalism, which turned their Hebrew mysticism into … Continue reading

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