Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pauline Paradox Part 1

If the law of God has not changed, then how could so many people be wrong, and for so long? Is that even possible? Does it even make sense to question established mainstream theology and test it to the Word of God? In this teaching, we answer such questions, and introduce the first video in The Pauline Paradox Series. DVD also available at testeverything.net

Basically, all logic stands against the notion of any part of the Law being done away with. This video series will prove that out, and demonstrate that Paul’s words are twisted to make the error of lawless men.

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Did God Really Say?

Often times, in my Christian walk, I will hear people say things like “Smoking/drinking a glass of wine/dancing/(insert activity here that somebody doesn’t like) is a sin”. My response to them is usually something along the lines of “Show me where Scripture says that”, or “Did God really say that?”. After the initial hemming and hawing, I’ll get the usual vague NT verses about “not all things are profitable” and “don’t make your brother stumble”, etc., which clearly are not a condemnation of a certain activity as “sin”, but rather admonitions to treat others in a Christlike manner.

As I get confronted with these issues and the Biblical ignorance they stem from, I find myself asking this question: why is it that Christians will get so bent out of shape over things God never said was a sin, ie, dancing (which is actually encouraged in Scripture), certain musical styles (musical notes have no morals, they are a tool like a hammer or a rake), or having a glass of wine with dinner (*psst* Jesus drank wine, it can’t be a sin); yet, somehow, when confronted with crystal clear Scriptural commandments from God Himself (ie, the Sabbath, eating pigs), these same Christians will fall all over themselves to tell you how that’s not really what it means, or that was just for someone else to obey, or that God changed His mind, or some bizarre combination of those excuses? This baffles my mind, and quite frankly, I find it utterly laughable. That’s the lie of the serpent all over again. “Oh, God didn’t really mean that we should not work on Saturday. He randomly changed His mind about the day He made holy from Creation for some nonsensical reason.”

Christianity truly has become Pharisaical in nature. The very attitude that Jesus condemned in Scripture is alive and well among many of those who claim to follow the Messiah. Mark 7:6-8 says, “He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘ This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me, and in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men’. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men —the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”.

Folks, did you know that only God Himself has the authority to give a commandment? There is a reason that all of the writers of Scripture don’t make up their own commandments! Every single time a commandment is uttered in either the Old or New Testaments, it is a DIRECT QUOTE from something that God already said. Paul gives no new commandments, Peter gives no new commandments, the prophets give no new commandments; all of their writings are purely commentary and exposition to certain people (and us by extension) about things that God already said (or is currently saying, in the case of the prophets). Therefore, unless you can show me where Yahweh Himself says “don’t do X”, I will be forced to conclude that it cannot possibly be a sin.

I hate to break it to everyone, but 99% of the stupid things we argue about as believers have nothing to do with what Scripture actually says. If we would spend our time reading ALL of Scripture and DOING what God’s Word actually says, instead of making up our own rules and looking for reasons to be offended when people break MAN’s rules, maybe we could be that light to the nations that we are supposed to be.


Mixing the Holy With the Profane… in Church!

Just in time for Halloween, we have this shocking video of churches participating in the most obviously and blatantly pagan tradition/holiday that America has to offer. Even growing up as a kid, I knew Halloween was evil and inspired by the Enemy himself. There is nothing redeeming about it; nothing. So why do Christians flock to justify this day of all days? Watch this video, and listen to the church people’s reactions to Scripture. It’s like a vampire recoiling from a cross.


The Ten Commandments?

Quite often these days, you hear Christians say things like “I believe we should keep the Ten Commandments, but the rest of the Torah is done away with”, or some such thing. Of course, most of them don’t even believe in ten, but rather nine, as they like to exclude the Fourth Commandment for some reason. But I digress. I would like to pose a question to those people right now. Which set of Ten Commandments do you believe in? Did you know there is only ONE place in all of Scripture that specifically defines a set of laws as “the Ten Commandments”? Do you know where that is? If you said Exodus chapter twenty……… BZZZT! You’re wrong! Surprised? I was too, when I first read it for myself. “But wait!” you say, “There is only one set of Ten Commandments!”. You would be correct, but probably not for the reasons you think.

Remember when Moses smashed the first set in anger at the whole golden calf incident, where the Israelites made up their own way to worship Yahweh and mixed paganism in with the Truth? After that, he went back up for a new set of tablets. Guess what? The commandments on the second set are almost completely different from what our myths say was on the first set! In all reality, Scripture never tells us exactly what was on the first set, but it goes into great detail to tell us what was on the second set. Read on.

From Exodus chapter 34:

“1 The LORD said to Moses, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2 Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain. 3 No one is to come with you or be seen anywhere on the mountain; not even the flocks and herds may graze in front of the mountain.”

4 So Moses chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones and went up Mount Sinai early in the morning, as the LORD had commanded him; and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands. 5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.”

8 Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. 9 “O Lord, if I have found favor in your eyes,” he said, “then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance.”

10 Then the LORD said: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you. 11 Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 12 Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. [a] 14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

15 “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. 16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.

17 “Do not make cast idols.

18 “Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in that month you came out of Egypt.

19 “The first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock. 20 Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons.
“No one is to appear before me empty-handed.

21 “Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.

22 “Celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year. [b] 23 Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel. 24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God.

25 “Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast, and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Feast remain until morning.

26 “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God.
“Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

27 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments.

So what does this mean, you ask? First of all, it means we need to freaking read our Bibles a bit more, and stop believing man’s tradition that Yahweh defined Exodus chapter twenty as “The Ten Commandments, and that’s all you need to worry about”. What we define as “the Ten Commandments” in modern Christianity is really only the very BEGINNING of the Law! Do you realize that the ENTIRE law was supposed to be given to all the people while they stood there and listened to Yahweh give it at the foot of Mt. Sinai? Did you know that it was the PEOPLE who stopped God after just ten laws were given? Yahweh never intended to stop at just ten, but the people yelled at Him to stop. So He gave the rest to Moses one on one. However, that was NEVER intended to limit followers of the One True God to merely ten laws.

Secondly, I would submit to you that the reason this second set of “Top Ten” is almost totally different from what we commonly define as “the Ten Commandments”, is because Yahweh knew that we would try to dissect His Law like that from the very beginning. By giving Moses a completely different set of “top ten” the second time around, He was letting us know that EVERY LAW is EQUALLY important to Him. The “Ten Commandments” are merely the bullet points for the rest of the Law.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with defining the Exodus 20 account as the “Ten Commandments”. After all, they are part of the law. However, defining them as such is a tradition of man, and when we isolate them as somehow different from the rest of the Law and decide to junk the rest, we are in effect spitting in God’s face and telling Him that we know better than He does. We are setting ourselves up as the final arbiters of what is holy and acceptable behavior in the eyes of the Almighty. And friends, that is a very, very dangerous place to be.


Literally from the ends of the Earth…

The following video is of a tribe in Papua New Guinea reciting the Shema in Hebrew. Notice that near the end of the video, the man in the lower right corner has a necklace with “Leviticus 23” painted on it. I find it both telling and fascinating that you would never see a church in modern America doing this, and you certainly would never see a pastor bannering Leviticus 23 in any manner (which just so happens to be the Feast day chapter). What do they know that the majority of Christians don’t?

Also worth noting is that these people never get dressed up like this, unless it’s for a very special occasion. This would suggest that this is possibly during one of Yahweh’s Feast days. Again, not something you’d ever see an American church celebrating. Something to think about…

This video gives me chills…. the Father is truly calling His people home! Come quickly, Yeshua!


Dispensationalism??

Dispensationalism. That’s a word you’ll hear if you stick around mainstream Christian churches long enough, or at least you’ll be exposed to the teaching of it. Many regular church goers have no idea what it means, but they’ve heard their pastor say things like, “That was the dispensation of Law; we are under the dispensation of Grace”, or something similar, however they just never quite got around to questioning what exactly that means. Well, before we go any further, let’s define the terms, shall we?

“Dispensationalism is a theological system that teaches biblical history is best understood in light of a number of successive administrations of God’s dealings with mankind, which it calls “dispensations.” It maintains fundamental distinctions between God’s plans for national Israel and for the New Testament Church, and emphasizes prophecy of the end-times and a pre-tribulation rapture of the church prior to Christ’s Second Coming. Its beginnings are usually associated with the Plymouth Brethren movement in the UK and the teachings of John Nelson Darby” (source: Theopedia)

Other sources defining dispensationalism: http://answers.org/theology/dispensationalism.html, http://www.ankerberg.com/Articles/biblical-prophecy/BP0301W1.htm

Let’s dig a bit deeper into the history of this doctrine. While many theologians and pastors will present this doctrine as “sound Biblical interpretation” that was accepted as truth even by the apostles themselves, the facts are that this doctrine of dispensations is a very, very recent doctrine that has no such pedigree. The origins of dispensationalism can be found in the mid 1800’s, invented by a man named John Nelson Darby. They were born out of his confusion as to who Israel is in the Scriptures, and thus he decided to divide them into two distinct entities, Israel in the OT and “the church” in the NT. He failed to realize that the same Greek word translated “church” in the New Testament was used of the people of Israel at Mt Sinai in the Septuagint (the Greek Old Testament). The word is “ekklesia”, and it simply means “assembly” or “congregation”.

Either being ignorant of this simple fact or simply not caring, John Darby created an entire doctrine based on his own opinion during his time at Trinity College in Dublin. Thanks to another man named C.I. Scofield who wrote a very successful reference Bible, this newfound doctrine worked its way into popularity among nearly all Christian denominations. Dispensationalism also caught the attention of D.L. Moody, who took the doctrine and ran with it. Curiously, this was also the same timeframe when the “pre-trib rapture” theory was popularized, which is another church-taught fallacy found nowhere in Scripture. Today, the roots of dispensationalism have taken many strongholds, most notably at Dallas Theological Seminary, which is responsible for churning out thousands of pastors and Bible teachers.

So let’s stop a moment and analyze what we know. Essentially, what you have here is people making things up at Bible college, and running around espousing their pet doctrines. Because these doctrines are published in a popular reference Bible, the average lay person accepts it as “God’s truth”. Nearly two hundred years later, this same pet doctrine is espoused in nearly every major seminary in one form or another, without anybody bothering to question whether this was the “old time religion” that the apostles believed in, or if it was “another gospel”. I believe the historical facts are overwhelmingly in favor of the latter.

Since it is historically proven that this doctrine wasn’t even invented when the apostles were alive, my question is, why would anyone want to believe or preach it? It boils down to one of two answers:

1) ignorance
2) an agenda

Those are the only two reasons that present themselves to us. While the first is easily understood, the second may be confusing to some. “Why would anyone have an agenda to push dispensationalism into mainstream Christianity?” you might ask. Quite frankly, it’s because most leaders of today’s denominations want desperately to excuse themselves from having to obey any of God’s commandments in the Old Testament. Dispensationalism, replacement theology, covenant theology, etc. are all merely convenient doctrinal excuses to get out of our responsibility to obey God. These doctrines are used to tell church goers that God deals with mankind differently in different periods of time, but that’s not what I read in my Bible. Malachi 3:6 says “I AM the LORD God; I change not.”

I believe most of the leaders of Christianity today know these facts (in fact, they’d be highly ignorant if they didn’t), but they either suppress the truth or are afraid to preach on it because they will lose their positions.

2 Timothy 4:3-4: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

After our little history lesson, I’d say dispensationalism(and the pretrib rapture, natch) falls squarely into the category of “fables”. There is no Biblical support for such a doctrine, and there never was. Men twist and turn Scripture every which way, but in the end, there is no explaining away “thus saith the LORD” and “I change not!”.

The question now becomes, now that you know dispensationalism is an unBiblical fable designed to lead you away from obeying the Father, what will you do with that information? Will you ignore it? Will you suppress it? Or will you apply it to your life and allow the Truth to change you?

As a friend of mine said to me, if you are seeing something in Scripture that no one has ever seen before, it’s probably not truth. That applies to John Nelson Darby as well as you and I.


The Unanswerable Questions

If God asked us these questions, would we be able to answer them?

1) Can perfect be made better?

2) Can we be freed from freedom?

3) Can Truth be made not Truth?

4) Can the path of righteousness be changed into a new path?

5) Can the Ways of God change into a different way?

6) Can forever, perpetual, and lasting throughout the generations to come turn into intermittent and
sporadic?

7) Can what defines sin be nullified?

8 ) Can what is light change into a different light?

9) Can what is life no longer be life?

10) If God is the Word can the Word (and thus God) change?

11) Can something we are to delight in become something we teach against?

12) Can walking as Jesus walked mean not walking as Jesus walked?

13) If Jesus is the Word made flesh, did He get on the cross to abolish Himself?

14) Can instructions for love one day be worthless instructions the next day?

15) Can what is stated to be made for us and to bless us no longer bless us?

You might ask, “Why would one even need to ask these questions?”

Do you believe the new and modern Christian doctrine of today?

1) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that God’s law has been made better in the New
Covenant.  (see question #1)

2) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that God’s law is bondage and that Christ came to
set us free from His Law. (see question #2)

3) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that some things in God’s Word are no longer True
(i.e. Leviticus 11 and 23). (see question #3)

4) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that what scripture defines as a path and
instructions in righteousness are no longer instructions in righteousness. (see question #4)

5) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that God changed His Way to a new Way. (see
question #5)

6) …because new and modern Christian doctrine abolishes God’s written commandments that are clearly
established to be forever in the context in which it was used. Select commandments become something that
are applicable before Christ, not applicable after Christ (now), and suddenly applicable again when Christ
returns (1000 year reign). (see question #6)

7) …because new and modern Christian doctrine changes what scripture defines as sin and says it is no
longer sin. (see question #7)

8 ) …because new and modern Christian doctrine changes what scripture says is a light to our path to
something that is no longer a light to our path. (see question #8)

9) …because new and modern Christian doctrine takes commandments that were stated to be made for us
and to benefit us are now taken away and no longer for us. (see question #9)

10) …because new and modern Christian doctrine changes God’s Word when God says He is the Word. (see
question #10)

11) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches against parts of God’s Word that God’s Word
says we are to delight in. (see question #11)

12) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that we should not walk exactly as Jesus walked.
(see question #12)

13) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that Christ (the living Word) abolished Himself
on the cross (abolished the Word). (see question #13)

14) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that commandments that are stated to be given to
us to love God and love others now suddenly does neither. (see question #14)

15) …because new and modern Christian doctrine teaches that obedience to certain select commandments
now suddenly curses us instead of blesses us. (see question #15)

Contrary to new and modern (Roman) Christian doctrine, this is what God’s Word says:

1. The Law blesses (obey) and curses (disobey).
(Deut 11:26-27)(Ps 112:1)(Ps 119:1-2)(Ps 128:1)(Prov 8:32)(Is 56:2)(Mat 5:6)(Mat 5:10)(Luke
11:28)(Jam 1:25)(1 Pe 3:14)(Rev 22:14)

2. The Law defines sin.
(Jer 44:23)(Ez 18:21)(Dan 9:11)(Ro 3:20)(Ro 7:7)(1 Jo 3:4)

3. The Law is perfect.
(Ps 19:7)(Jam 1:25)

4. The Law is liberty.
(Ps 119:45)(Jam 1:25, 2:12)

5. The Law is the way.
(Ex 18:20)(Deut 10:12)(Josh 22:5)(1 King 2:3)(Ps 119:1)(Prov 6:23)(Is 2:3)(Mal 2:8)(Mark 12:14)(Ac
24:14)

6. The Law is the truth.
(Ps 119:142)(Mal 2:6)(Ro 2:20)(Gal 5:7)(Ps 43:2-4)(Jo 8:31-32)

7. The Law is life.
(Job 33:30)(Ps 36:9)(Prov 6:23)(Rev 22:14)

8. The Law is light.
(Job 24:13)(Job 29:3)(Ps 36:9)(Ps 43:2-4)(Ps 119:105)(Prov 6:23)(Is 2:5) (Is 8:20)(Is 51:4)(2 Cor 6:14)(1
John 1:7)

9. The Law is Jesus, the Word made flesh.
(PERFECT-LIBERTY-WAY-TRUTH-LIFE-LIGHT).
(Ps 27:1)(Jo 1:1-14)(Jo 14:5-11)(1 Jo 1:7)

10. The Law is also for the Gentiles (foreigner/alien) who are grafted in.
(Ex 12:19) (Ex 12:38) (Ex 12:49) (Lev 19:34) (Lev 24:22) (Num 9:14) (Num 15:15-16) (Num 15:29) (ie:
Ruth) (Is 42:6) (Is 60:3) (Mat 5:14) (Eph 2:10-13) (Ac 13:47) (Ro 11:16-27) (Jer31:31-34) (Ez 37) (1 Jo
2:10) (1 Jo 1:7)

11. The Law is God’s instructions on how to love God, how to love others, and how to not love yourself.
(Ex 20:6)(Deut 5:10)(Deut 7:10)(Deut 11:13)(Deut 11:22)(Deut 30:16)(Deut 6:5)(Lev 19:18)(Neh
1:5)(Dan 9:4)(Mat 22:35-37)(Matthew 10:39)(Mat 16:25)(Jo 14:15)(Jo 14:21)(Ro 13:9)(1 Jo 5:2-3)(2 Jo
1:6)

Remember:

ALL (not some) scripture is given by inspiration of God.

ALL (not some) scripture is profitable for doctrine.

ALL (not some) scripture is for rebuking and correction

ALL (not some) scripture is for INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS

2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, forinstruction in righteousness:

2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

And…

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not

Thus the Word can not change unless God changes.

Pro 28:9 “He who turns away his ear from hearing the Law, Even his prayer is an abomination.”

We can not say that Paul taught against God’s law either, unless we are comfortable making the “error of
the lawless” in interpreting Paul’s letters (2 Peter 3:14-17).

More “UNANSWERABLE” Questions

1) Matthew 5:17-19 clearly teaches that no commandments are to pass away at least until Heaven and Earth
pass and all of the Law and Prophets are fulfilled. In addition, believers that teach others that
commandments have passed away (thus teaching others to sin as sin is defined as transgressing the law)
will be least in the kingdom of Heaven. But those who strive to keep all of God’s law and teach others to do
the same will be great in the Kingdom. What do His words teach you here and how can we be comfortable
teaching that some commandments have been abolished?

2) When Jesus commanded us to observe and do everything out of Moses seat (Matthew 23:1-3), what does
that mean to you and why? What was the Moses’ seat and what was taught out of it?

3) When Paul stated several times that he believes, practices, and teaches God’s law (as written by
Moses)(Ac 21:20-26;24:13-14;25:8) and also that there is no difference between the Jew and Geek in
Christ (1 Cor 12:12-14;Gal 3:27-29;Col 3:10-12), how can we be comfortable using Paul’s letters to teach
that we are not to observe all of God’s law? How can Paul be teaching God’s law (as written by Moses) and
teaching against God’s law (as written by Moses) at the same time? Wouldn’t all those instances Paul was
accused of not practicing and teaching the Law of Moses actually be true accusations instead of false
accusations like Paul asserted and demonstrated? Who is right in these accusations, Paul or mainstream
Christianity?

4) When scripture states in the NT we are to keep God’s commandments in our love back to Him (1 Jn 5:3)
as a response to His grace or love for us (1 Jn 4:19), how can we conclude that we are to keep only some of
God’s commandments? Are commandments in Leviticus 23 or Leviticus 11 God’s commandments or not?

5) If God is His Word and has been since the beginning (Jn 1:1-2) and we are stating for example that
Leviticus 23 has changed and no longer exists, then how can we be comfortable with that when God says
He (the Word) does not change (Mal. 3:6)?

6) If ALL scripture is True and are to be used as instructions in righteousness and as a standard in which we
correct and rebuke (2 Tim. 3:16-17) can we still teach that Leviticus 23 is no longer True and is no longer
instructions in righteousness?

Is it that Leviticus 23 (for example) IS True or WAS True? How would you answer that and why? And if it
is that it WAS True, why is Leviticus 23 suddenly True and practiced again when Jesus returns (ie: Zech
14)? Why the supposed 2,000+/- year pause in these commandments in particular?

7) If the response to all or any of the above is that Christianity is a “new group” or “new people” or “new
body” and thus has “new rules” as opposed to the law given to Israel then how do we answer this? Romans
11 teaches that we are grafted into Israel (the “cultivated olive” tree as being “their tree”) and taken away
from the wild olive tree (nations/Gentiles). Eph. 2 teaches the same in the sense that it declares that we
were once Gentiles and are now made to be citizens of the commonwealth of Israel in our faith. Countless
examples in scripture demonstrate that Israel has always allowed the foreigner/alien to be grafted in and
become Israel (Egyptians coming out of Egypt with Israel, Ruth the Moabite, etc.) Jer. 31:31-32 declares
that the New Covenant is made for only the House of Judah (Jews)(2 tribes) and the House of Israel
(divorced 10 tribes scattered into the nations as Gentiles – Jer. 3:8-10). There is no mention of a new group
being made part of the New Covenant but only the 12 tribes of Israel (all of Israel). So the question is this,
how can Christianity be supposedly a new group (to avoid the law given to Israel) and yet still be Israel at
the same time? How can we be part of something and not part of it at the same time?

The common response to the questions above often yields the following responses:

1) “Here, read this +400 page book” (Meaning I don’t have the answer but I will pretend someone else
does)

2) “But look at this, or look at that…” (I will distract you with confusing verses and not answer these
impossible questions)

One must ask why these are the common responses…

Ask yourself the hard questions.  Ask others.  Ask the Word. Test your faith.  Challenge yourself. Test
everything.

(used with permission from 119 Ministries and testeverything.net. There is no copyright on their materials)


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