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Let me offer a little more explanation, based on some questions I’ve received on this topic. I just made up that term. In the past I’ve used the Trinity of Temptations. In that PDF document, I connect the Bible passages: … Continue reading
A fundamental element in Biblical Law is boundaries. The flesh knows no boundaries except its own appetites. The heart realizes the danger in unrestrained appetites, and knows to steer those desires in directions that build shalom. And the whole of … Continue reading
This chapter of John’s Gospel opens with Jesus traveling to Galilee, then to Tiberias on the western shore. The crowds from the area had been following Him around, since they saw Him with His disciples and recognized this as the … Continue reading
The Nation of Israel was not a nation of laws, but of direct divine rule. Neither God nor Moses legislated; the Covenant was not fixed. It was merely the written expression of the Sovereign’s will, a revelation of His divine … Continue reading
The final confrontation had begun. Jesus came to Jerusalem knowing He was about to be abused and executed. In the process, He must call attention to the moral failures of those who hated Him. The Sanhedrin were well aware of … Continue reading
John the Baptist had preached repentance to the Covenant in the Jordan Valley because it was convenient for observing the baptism cleansing ritual year-round. In his preaching, he disparaged as sinful the scandalous divorce and remarriage of Herod Antipas. For … Continue reading
It’s not necessary to dig any deeper into the debate about Judaism and Jews. God has said repeatedly to His Chosen that He longs for them to return home to His revelation. We would love it if Jews would return … Continue reading