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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes…’ Pt.4

Clear and willful mistranslation of the text does not make Scripture ‘more readable’ nor does it bring clearer understanding.  Rather, when found out, it undermines the reader’s faith in the text, and sometimes in the God of the Scriptures.  It … Continue reading

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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes…’ Pt. 3

In order to enjoy this part of the series the most, go get a third grader who is decent at reading.  You’ll need them in a few minutes to demonstrate that this one does NOT take a degree in rocket … Continue reading

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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes…’ Pt.2

A couple days ago I posted the first in this occasional series… Today, we follow up with another example of clear translator bias that leads to false theology or wrong understanding of Scripture. Let’s look at Acts 7:38. This is … Continue reading

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Translators & ‘the lying pen of the scribes.’ Pt.1

How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.  Jeremiah 8:8 It is time to begin another series, albeit, … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences: The Church in a Rearview Mirror

For some weeks, I have had a new book laying on my nightstand, but time as not been available to read it until yesterday.  Gene Triesch’s Second Edition Truth or Consequences: The Church in a Rearview Mirror is a terrific … Continue reading

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The ‘ger,’ the Chumash and Anachronism

anach·ro·nism  noun \ə-ˈna-krə-ˌni-zəm\ : something (such as a word, an object, or an event) that is mistakenly placed in a time where it does not belong in a story, movie, etc. : a person or a thing that seems to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“…because…”

In Genesis 30:17-18, Leah ascribes the blessing of a fifth son to God “because I gave my maid to my husband.” And she names her son, forever a tribe of Israel, Issachar, meaning ‘there is recompense.’ ‘Wages,’ from ‘sakar’ שְׂכָרִ֔ … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Dear Ephraim Frank (Re: It’s Not Polygamy – It Is Polygyny)

The article originally published 10/24/2020 has been updated on 11/15/2020. See notes at the end. My dear brother Ephraim, It was recently brought to my attention that you published a paper titled It Is Not Polygamy – It Is Polygyny. … Continue reading

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The Pope is Illegitimate

By his own admission, and according to Roman Catholic dogma (traditions of men), the current Pope and every Pope in history is illegitimate.  The point is blindingly obvious, and most of you probably already had this figured out, but it … Continue reading

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Who Wrote the Gospel of John?? (Not John?)

Anyone who has even a rudimentary grasp of Greek knows that ‘James’ did not write  the Book of James.  Rather, it was Ya’acov, or Jacob.  The name wasn’t changed to James until the 16th century if I am not mistaken.  … Continue reading

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The (Not So) Quotable Church Fathers: Doctrines and Theologies

In the last week we have skimmed the surface of antisemitism in a number of ‘fathers’ of the Christian religion, including pre-Catholic, Roman Catholic and Protestant, in the (Not So) Quotable series.  Earlier in the series I promised a thumbnail … Continue reading

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Messianic Pharisees. Paradigm breakers!

As we discussed yesterday, Christendom is generally not taught to have a high regard for the Pharisees.  Yet, ironically, we hold several Pharisees up as models of faith!!  How can that be? If you say, ‘because they stopped being a … Continue reading

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The Apostle Paul was NOT a Christian!

Paul never converted to anything. Christian mythos teaches that Saul, a rabbi, converted to Christianity.  In fact, that is utter fallacy to support false doctrine/theology. Here is what my New American Standard Bible says, “Acts 9:1-3  (NASB) The Conversion of … Continue reading

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The Sabbath, Scripturally Speaking…

My eldest son, 16 years old, had a writing class this past semester that focused on research papers.  Since we had recently come through an intense time of study in our family, he decided to use some of what we … Continue reading

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