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Jesus had just finished telling off the Scribes and Pharisees for their pious lie that they would not have abused the prophets God had sent to Israel in the past. He pointed out that, if anything, they were worse. So … Continue reading
Ref: 2 Samuel 24 — This came up in a Bible study today and a great many people fail to understand the full context. Recall that the Covenant of Moses was inherently tribal and feudal. God says that no one … Continue reading
This parable continues the context in the previous chapter. The Pharisees resented how Jesus was inviting the poor and unfortunate peasants into His teaching of the Kingdom of Heaven. This was part of the false doctrine that possessing material wealth … Continue reading
Jesus compares the three cities where He spent most of His time and performed His most noteworthy miracles, against three Gentile cities most noted for their depth of heathen depravity. Sodom was destroyed in the massive volcanic explosion that superheated … Continue reading
The fall of Hebrew religion broadly follows a path we can recognize. First was the inherent issue of henotheism: There may be other gods, but ours is the one to whom we are responsible. The notion that all deities are … Continue reading
So why was it God depicted Nebuchadnezzar as the golden head of the statue in Daniel’s vision? Some things are obvious. The most popular answer from Western Christians is that Neb was simply fulfilling God’s plan. He had utility and … Continue reading