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They Will Persecute

antimsemite: adj. someone Isreal doesn’t like, regardless of the reason By this definition I am an antisemite. This is part of the definition used by the US State Department. In particular, it aims to criminalize the mere suggestion that Israel … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 23:34-39

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

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It’s Too Late for the Sword

Do you recall the scene in Exodus 32 where Moses came down from the Mount of God to find the nation engaged in some hard partying around an idol? The first thing he did was put some serious interrogation pressure … Continue reading

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Jewish Claims of Superiority

They claim to be superior to Gentiles. Jews do have a divine advantage. Paul declares it in Romans 3, but it goes all the way back to Deuteronomy 7:6-11. Yet, notice their advantage fades if they depart from the Covenant. … Continue reading

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The Hedgerow of Lies 3

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

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Psalm 149

The fourth of the final Hallelujah Hymns in Psalms, this one draws the image of a distinct historical event, though we cannot pin it down which one. We do know that during the Period of Restoration after Exile, the returnees … Continue reading

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We Are Alien Invaders

Jesus made multiple references to His Kingdom as “not of this world.” Here’s a partial list: John 8:21-25; 14:28-30; and 18:34-38. His disciples filled the New Testament letters with even more such references. His true Kingdom has always been rooted … Continue reading

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