Tag Archives: ANE

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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God’s Word on Diversity

Leading up to the Tower of Babel, the Lord had warned that He designed us to spread out, to diversify and grow varying societies scattered across the face of the earth. The dream of some humans to raise up a … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Booklet 5

5. The Law Covenants symbolize the nature of reality itself. We are fallen creatures and unable to natively discern how to live. We are beholden to God’s Law Covenants in the sense that they manifest how He intends we should … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Booklet 3

3. The Spirit Realm is real and beyond comprehension. There is a distinct realm of existence totally alien and separate from ours. It is in every way superior, and our plane of existence is merely a temporary bubble within that … Continue reading

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