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Perspective Issues with the Law and the Old Covenant in the New Testament

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Acts of the Apostles, Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, Doctrine, New Testament, Old Testament, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Romans

For years I had a major perspective issue when it came to understanding the law and how it related to first century Jews. This also applies to what happened to the law in the New Testament as we have been discussin. When we read scripture we tend to find what we want to find. The […]

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Being a Bar or Bat Nabas

July 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion

In ancient Hebrew culture children were of supreme importance. A child was considered one of the greatest blessings God could give. They were means of passing on one’s identity, heritage and lineage. They were tied to the covenant promises (Gen 15:5). They were connected with obedience to the law (Exodus 20:12). They were lauded as […]

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Pharisees and the Priesthood of All Believers

June 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, Gospel of Mark, New Testament, Religion, Uncategorized

The Pharisees had such strict standards because they were reactionaries and visionaries. They were reactionaries in the sense that as they looked at the history of the Jewish people they saw a pattern of disobedience = punishment/faithfulness = blessing. They reacted to the history of their people by establishing stricter standards of the Law on […]

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Check Out John Alan Turner’s Post on What it Means to be Jesus’ Friend

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion

Here is the post. Also have a look at the comments for some good sources on learning about how Rabbi’s and their students worked in the first century. This post has some good biblical parallels. Thanks John for such a good post!

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When Did Ann Coulter Become the Spokesperson for Judaeo-Christian Issues?

October 15th, 2007 · No Comments · Christianity, Headlines, Religion, Television

(HT to Carl McComan at The Website of Unknowing) There are more problems with both sides of the debate than you can shake a stick at. I don’t personally dislike Ann Coulter. I just wish she would stick with what she is an expert at and leave the armchair theology alone. It just makes everyone […]

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