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Torah obedience = blessing.

Over and over, Scripture attests that keeping Torah, obeying the everlasting commandments, leads to blessing.  How Christendom ever abandoned the things God calls a “blessing” is a mystery and a tragedy that is theologically indefensible. May the people of God … Continue reading

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How RtB changed a man’s life and marriage

The tension between them was visible and he was clearly not comfortable.  My wife and I sat to the left of them for dinner on the first evening of the Second B’ney Yosef North America Summit in Mesa AZ.  His … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Lawlessness

Does the Holy Spirit lead us into lawlessness?  Indeed, can He? This morning, while reading Ray Gardner’s Study Notes on Genesis 24, I came across the following quote. The last paragraph struck me.  My notes follow. Eliezer = El is … Continue reading

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The Grass Withers….

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 and 1st Peter 1:24-25 Pastors commonly quote this verse immediately after reading a … Continue reading

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Thank you, Judah!!

I wrote, in a very recent post , “Are there some things very special about Judah that we need to acknowledge?  Absolutely!! ” Even as I wrote it, I was thinking of a few things I am very thankful to … Continue reading

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A Christian Teacher Has Questions About Messianic Judaism

A Christian Teacher Has Questions About Messianic Judaism. Reposted from a thread on our fellowship’s site.  Good overview email and a link to another blog I enjoy.

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‘In Abraham by faith’ really means…

While reading in Genesis yesterday, I noticed a verse that dispels a couple common misconceptions, or false defenses in both Christendom and in Judaism/Messianic Judaism. In Christendom, a common objection to keeping Torah is the idea that ‘I am of … Continue reading

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“What’s this sound of bleating in my ears?”

I think my father used that line on me one time.  It sounds as a curious condemnation, but knowing the story behind it enlightens it. 14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is … Continue reading

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The Error of Dividing the Law

For centuries, millenia, really, Christendom has embraced an error that it calls the ‘Three-Fold Division of the Law.’  It is particularly prevalent in Reformed circles, sometimes even called a ‘cornerstone’ of reformed teaching.  Most all other main streams of theology … Continue reading

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A thought… Biblical Exegesis.

Great short teaching on Biblical Exegesis.

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Of elephants and theologians….

On an unnamed blog that I read from time to time, the question was asked, We understand that the Old Covenant was inaugurated with blood (Ex. 34) and its terms were verbally established for God’s people through the giving of … Continue reading

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Know Your Bible? 10 Question Pop Quiz. (Subject: General)

I’m going to put up 10 questions and then the answers at the very end.  DO NOT scroll to the bottom unless you want the answers.  Try to answer first, then scroll.  Leave a comment on how you did and … Continue reading

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Christian Pastor: Why you should celebrate Halloween.

75 seconds that will blow your mind!  Paganism defined, justified, embraced. From the pulpit. Wow! Original post with comments.

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Sharing my journey… Some of the pain…

A few days ago I was reviewing the ‘About’ page trying to ‘see’ what others ‘see.’  You know, a sort of self assessment. I noticed on the page that I had written that my goal for this blog is to … Continue reading

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I Should Have Seen It Coming….

I have recently written several posts highlighting glaring translator error or bias.  Predictably, I have received multiple requests about Bible translation recommendations, or thoughts on a particular version…  I should have seen that coming!  So, here is a short post … Continue reading

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