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Covenant Limitations

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

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Using Their Weapons Against Them

The author of this blog remains primarily an advocate for Christian Mysticism. However, this blog is no longer dedicated to that message. Instead, I write here mostly about the means of that message — the technology of the Internet. I … Continue reading

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Treasures in a Far Country

Ancient Israel was an agrarian tribal society living in what we now call the Levant. The Law of Moses was specifically suited to that people, that time, that place. The New Testament pointedly says we are not obliged to copy … Continue reading

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An Elaborate Facade

Socialism (and/or communism) seeks to secure the material blessings of tribal living, but without the deep moral commitments necessary to make it all work. Granted, you can still have a tribal society with the same corruption and oppression that we … Continue reading

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Too Easy?

I know from experience that if I made this religion harder, I’d have far more participation and big donations. We would have facilities and equipment, vehicles and advertising, etc. Keep in mind that I’ve done conventional religious work and I … Continue reading

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Covenant Sexuality

This is long and it’s going to be hard for some of you to understand. If you are too deeply pickled in the Western mythology of romance, you may be revolted by some of this. If you are able to … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Loyalty

Biblical Law is the moral character of our Savior. It’s the revelation of God. It’s not confined to words on the pages of Scripture, but is the impact of God’s Presence in your soul, and the driving conviction to serve … Continue reading

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