Monthly Archives: September 2015

against the modern pharisees

There is a scene in Mark in which the Pharisees accost Jesus for not following ritual law that had been developed from their interpretations of Levitical code: Mar 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples … Continue reading

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the name of God

In Exodus 3:14, God introduces Himself to Moses. This is a very important event in the Bible as it represents perhaps the first time God’s name was known. In Exodus 6, God recounts to Moses that His name “Yahweh” was … Continue reading

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God and His unilateral suzerainty covenant with abraham

The Bible maintains a strong theme of God’s unilateral promise to Israel. This promise was so strong that Israelites believed they were saved by virtue of being Jewish. Two of the strongest prooftexts for God’s changeability are really in context … Continue reading

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it is ok to cut down trees

It is often used as an example of God’s care for trees that God prohibited Israel from cutting down trees of their enemies. Whenever this is quoted, this seems to be quoted well out of context. Greg Boyd and Paul … Continue reading

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