Tag Archives: ANE

Many Are Called; Few Respond

We cannot know what Adam and Eve knew when they ate the Forbidden Fruit. We do get the feeling they were led astray, which is what we would expect. Satan came to them as a powerful archangel and they respected … Continue reading

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Covenant Book: 03 Cascading Dependencies

What we propose here is a radical transformation of how we do religion. In philosophical terms, religion is a human response to some higher spiritual drive. It’s not that we suggest the various religions of the world are all a … Continue reading

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Covenant Book: Introduction

The name Radix Fidem is Latin for “root of faith.” We aren’t trying to be pretentious here; this is just an effort to distinguish ourselves from other brands of Christian religion. There’s nothing wrong with using the English translation, but … Continue reading

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Terminology: Biblical Law

You are aware of the Covenant of Moses. Regular readers are surely aware of the Covenant of Noah. What you may not understand is that Moses was a particular application of Noah. Moses was restricted to a specific people, time … Continue reading

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A Little More about “Law”

In the Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) mind, “law” was nothing like our Western concept. It was always envisioned as a covenant. It was personal and feudal in nature. The closest term we can use is a “suzerain-vassal treaty,” and even … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount 3

The Last Measure — Matthew 5:17-20 Everything about this passage hangs on how you understand Matthew’s choice of the Greek word for “fulfill” (pleroo play-rah’-oh) in verse 17. Once again, let’s remind ourselves that there are two primary issues behind … Continue reading

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Will the Real Peasant Please Stand Up?

I’ve been asked to describe culture and class in a little more detail. It’s pertinent if I’m going to allege that one particular culture is closer to God. One again: We are not talking here about economic class. There is … Continue reading

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