Responding to David Wilber and JK McKee

Friday morning, several of my readers alerted me that I was the subject matter of David Wilber’s newest ‘Controversy Corner’ video with JK McKee as special guest. Quite honestly, my immediate reaction was a bit of anxiety because I’ve been the ‘subject matter’ of more than a couple well-meaning Bible teachers and leaders. At the same time, I took a deep breath knowing that I stand on solid ground.

I watched the video (below) and began taking notes. It wasn’t long before I realized that this will take much more than a post or two to expose and unravel. Quite frankly, the number of errors was stunning. For the sake of TRUTH and intellectual honesty, as well as the honor of my King, I will be responding in detail via videos on my YouTube channel that will be put in a playlist and posted on this blog. Additional material and video from other responders will be posted on 113Restoration.com, a blog dedicated to headship, patriarchy, and the restoration of the Biblical family as the foundation of kol Israel.

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What is the basis of your moral standard?

If you ever find yourself thinking, ‘I have higher moral standards than Abraham and David’, then you have entered dangerous territory.

~ a friend

Everyone has a moral standard. Most of those standards are founded on nothing more than personal opinion or preferences. Even Messianic, Hebrew roots, and Christian morality is often based in something other than the Torah, God’s standard of righteousness.

But, will your standard be deemed ‘self righteous’ by the One who gave the Torah and established the only standard by which we will be judged?

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Life verse and serendipity…

Most who are around me know that my life verse and guiding wisdom is,

Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the paths in which to dwell.

Isaiah 58:12

I almost always add that reference to my book signings, particularly my first book as the title, Repairing the Breach, comes directly from the verse.

Well, yesterday, through an odd set of circumstances that can only be described as Providence, I wound up in a rollicking conversation with and Israeli-American observant Jew. While most was in English, my faux pas began the conversation in Spanish and we moved quickly to Hebrew. Ultimately, we had an exceptionally warm conversation about the lost tribes, the Mashiach, and our respective viewpoints of eschatology.

In short, delightfully exhilarating.

I offered a copy of Ten Parts in the King, something I had been prompted to put in my bag that morning, and he welcomed it on the condition that I sign and give him my telephone number.

In my excitement, I had a brain cramp while signing and wrote the wrong Isaiah reference, 52:12, but immediately caught the error and easily altered the formerly written ‘2’ into an ‘8.’ But curiosity being one of my character traits, before I even left the conversation, I flipped open my phone to see what the errant passage was and what international incident was averted.

Imagine my surprise after our discussion on the tribes and eschatological expectations of return when I read,

But you will not go out in haste,
Nor will you go as fugitives;
For the Lord will go before you,
And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 52:12

I read the whole chapter and then had Ted Pearce ringing in my head until I satisfied the ‘voice’ singing ‘Awake!’, taken from Isaiah 52.

Enjoy!

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‘Exclusive Monogamy’ and paganism….

For some time, I have been saying that ‘monogamy-only’ is not a Biblical concept or teaching.  In fact Greco-Roman law and pagan worship is the origination of such.

Here’s a quote from J A Farmer’s Does the Bible Condone Polygamy?

I’m looking forward to the rest of this book and how the author connects monogamy-only with idolatry.  We must take this matter seriously! Willful ignorance will not be accepted by the King!

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If man : woman as Messiah : Assembly, then…

Ephesians 5:23-33 gives a very clear picture and incredibly deep statement regarding the image of ‘marriage’ and the relationship of man to woman as compared to Messiah and the Assembly. While pondering this again, last week, I realized as still deeper truth. But, first, some background.

As we have discussed before, there is no word in Hebrew or Greek for ‘marriage;’ or for ‘husband’ and ‘wife’, for that matter. The simple fact is that the relationship throughout Scripture, and as pictured in Ephesians 5, is a master-bondservant relationship.

Culturally, both Jew and Greek, understood the patriarchal master-bondservant relationship that Paul used to illustrate Messiah and the Assembly/ekklesia/qahal/Church. Today, because we have utterly lost a correct understanding of the man-woman relationship, we have a very warped view of Messiah and the Assembly, often importing decidedly unBiblical ideas of egalitarian feminism.

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Ten Parts in the Kingdom, now on podcast… for FREE!!

Both Repairing the Breach and Ten Parts in the King are now recorded and available as free podcasts on your favorite platform. Here is the link to the first chapter of Repairing the Breach and the whole of Ten Parts.

Both books are available in hardcopy on Kindle, links in sidebar.

Repairing the Breach, first Chapter.

Authority, Headship, and Family Structure : Vayera (Gen. 18:1-22:24) and Chayei Sarah (Gen. 23:1-25:18) natsab.com

Concubines, marriage, bride price, etc.  Many very interesting topics opened that will carry forward as we walk through the Torah! — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/natsab/support
  1. Authority, Headship, and Family Structure : Vayera (Gen. 18:1-22:24) and Chayei Sarah (Gen. 23:1-25:18)
  2. Authority, Headship, and Family Structure : Noach (Gen. 6:9-11:32) and Lech Lecha (Gen. 12:1-17:27)
  3. Authority, Headship, and Family Structure : Introduction and Chapter 1 (B'reisheet Gen. 1:1-6:8)
  4. Ten Parts in the King – Ch 12 & Closing Thoughts
  5. Ten Parts in the King – Ch 10 & 11
  6. Ten Parts in the King – Ch 9
  7. Ten Parts in the King – Ch 8
  8. Ten Parts in the King – Ch 7
  9. Ten Parts in the King – Ch 6
  10. Ten Parts in the King – Ch 5
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Who is the ‘Congregation of B’ney Israel?’

What 100,000 people looks like. Now, imagine 2.4 million.

Over the last several Shabbats, a subtext to our conversations has been a running discussion concerning who ‘all the congregation of the sons/children of Israel’ is. Initially, I had a tentative assertion that the ‘congregation’ was the heads of houses, or men in position of authority. Israel is, after all, a patriarchal, tribal people. Some were in agreement, while there were others offering mild pushback.

The initial passage that set off our discussion was Exodus 35:1

Then Moses assembled all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and said to them, “These are the things that the Lord has commanded you to do:

Ex. 35:1 NASB

Many translations say, ‘children of Israel’. See NKJV, KJV, ASV, Darby, among others. Some variants say ‘people’ or ‘community’ of Israel.

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Two witnesses pointing to the restoration of the Two Witnesses?

Following is a fascinating video with some very interesting speculation regarding current events. I do not subscribe to the author’s thoughts on rapture, rather, the context of the two passages referenced point strongly to the restoration of the Two Houses of Israel. The timing may be very significant!! Zechariah 8, particularly, points to the two houses, Nahum 1 points to upheaval!!

Check this out and share some thoughts in the comments below!

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Prophets worth listening to….

Theses days, everyone is a prophet. YouTube is full of ‘profits’ that are charlatans… But, there are current, verifiable prophets worthy of your attention! Here are a list of men of God with proven track records, fulfilled prophecies, and clear messages on future events! The best part? Their prophecies are free and they don’t ask for money!

Their names are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Zechariah, Micah, Joel, John (the Revelator), Malachi, etc..

Check them out! Time well spent!

Selah

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More on David Wilber’s ABSURD ‘mutual submission’ position..

Mutual submission may play well with feminists and beta males, but Paul, nor God, concur. As previously demonstrated, David Wilber’s ‘mutual submission’ position, shared by a majority of Christian and Messianic ‘teachers,’ is utterly absurd.

I shared my previous article with some solid Bible believing men who found it amusing enough to poke more holes is the soft target… ready to fire for effect?

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The ABSURDITY of David Wilber’s ‘mutual submission’ position…

Honest scholarship demands reading both sides of an argument. Over the last several years, I have been studying and understanding what the Torah and Scripture as a whole says concerning headship and patriarchy. In the process, I read a short book by David Wilber titled, Is God A Misogynist?: Understanding the Bible’s Difficult Passages Concerning Women, and frankly, fingernails on a chalkboard would have been more pleasant. Judging from the reviews on Amazon and the names attached, it is no wonder the Hebrew roots are so anemic. Like Christendom, the teachers are slopping at the feminist trough.

I’ll not review his book here as it needs a book to correct the plethora of errors, but I do want to demonstrate from one of his quotes how utterly absurd his position is.

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natsab now has a podcast!!

After multiple requests for my books on audio and for a podcast, I have taken the leap! Because professional recording of the books is pricey and I’m not inclined to charge for them, I’m starting the podcast by recording my books as a podcast series. Repairing the Breach is complete as a nine part series that you can enjoy and share. Next, I will tackle Ten Parts In The King followed by Authority, Headship, and Family Structure.

The home of link access, until you bookmark in your favorite podcast platform, is in the top menu bar. Or,

natsab.com/podcast

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Six reasons why Polygyny is NOT a ‘minor’ issue

Without question, the facts of what Scripture says regarding marriage make most people in western post-modern, post-Christian culture squeamish. Most Christian and Messianic teachers avoid the subject like the plague because the very idea is so counter-culture that it is regarded as ‘third rail’ material. BUT, on occasion, someone will say, ‘I see it in Scripture, however, it is just a minor issue. Why even talk about it?’ So, I want to share six very important reasons why polygyny, aka Biblical Marriage, is not a ‘minor’ issue.

Before diving into the deep end, there may be a few readers who have never even considered the topic and are not prepared to discuss the ‘whys’ when they are not even sure if this is a viable Scriptural discussion. If so, I have both written quite a bit on the subject as well as assembled a sizeable list of books and free resources available on the topic. You may want to spend some time in that archive before proceeding into the deep end of the pool. 😉

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Homesick? Here’s a tonic…

Tonight, while relaxing and with some YouTube clips, I stumbled on a channel filled with lo.g relaxing walks in Israel! I fisrt found the following clip of yesterday’s snow in Jerusalem and I kept watching for hours of mesmerizing video through varius neighborhoods and cities…

Enjoy!

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Dan. 9:27 “Peace Treaty” -3 1/2 years ago?

Very interesting video regarding current events and Daniel 9:27 by good friend Chris Güenther…

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Why the Adversary LOVES Monogamy…

We need to take a little stroll through history to identify the roots of the monogamy-only fallacy and, more importantly, why the enemy loves that fallacy!

Biblical Israel was not, nor has it ever been, a monogamy-only people or nation.  Further, Biblical Israel was not, nor has it ever been, a democracy or democratic republic.  The truth that is easily forgotten is that Biblical Israel, both past and future, is a  patriarchal theocracy.  And, patriarchy, by definition, places the central role of power and authority on individual men, heads of families and clans.  Biblical Israel is a tribal people, both past and future. (e.g., Ezekiel 47, 48; Revelation 7:4-8; 21:13, etc.)  

So, where did ‘monogamy-only’ come from and why?  Understanding this will help us understand why patriarchy and family are so central to the heart of God and why He is restoring His plan in the world today!

Absorb the following quotes and their implications from The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy by John Witte, Jr.  

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