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Messiah ben Joseph versus Messiah ben David
The whole chapter 53 of Isaiah is about the dramatic epic of two Messiahs: Messiah ben Joseph and Messiah ben David. The drama that culminated in the "death" of Messiah ben Joseph for the sins of Messiah ben David. Properly speaking, Messiah ben Joseph is Ephraim or Israel, the Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom. And Messiah ben David is Judah, the Southern Kingdom.
The sins of Judah had filled the Divine cup, and in God's judgment, the day had...
I think that Proverbs 3:5 was written thus: Trust in יְ֭הוָה with all your heart and on understanding do not lean.
They added "own" there and I believe it is wrong to read it that way.
It is a FACT that people put their trust (or lean) on the knowledge of wise men and woman. I do not think that it is wrong to learn by knowledgeable and wise persons. I believe it is alright to trust what makes sense, what promotes love and what builds confidence.
I worry that the way Proverbs 3:5 is...
What is wrong with those people who smoke cigarettes? If smoking tobacco relaxes one, then is it like a drug? The more you take it, the more you need it?
“They have hearts with which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear.”
"Don’t make your own hands the cause of your own destruction"
“Do not throw yourself into destruction”
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United...
I am not thinking that Jesus is going to part the clouds and land on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem or anything but if i am honest about the condition of things in the world right now i would say that we are experiencing some unprecedented times.
I am of the perspective that we are experiencing the end of a cycle and the beginning of another.
It is the only thing i do not have to forsake my faculty of reason to accept.
So hear is the question?
Are all of the people that are preaching and...
The all have a message of hope.
They all speak of love.
In my opinion I think it must be due to the passages in the Bible which state that "Only Pure and Virginal Men will be Saved" and "Only Pure and Virginal Men can stand before the Lord" and also that supposedly after the Apocalypse, the Pure and Virginal Men will become the Kings of the Earth.
But they do have a problem, because if ALL the Men on Earth became Pure and Virginal then the human race would die out. So maybe that is why they do not TELL Men to be Pure and Virginal but they simply...
I recently read about a guy who is an ''evangelist'' and pastor of a church, that he has a long history of recent sexual misconduct allegations, some of which he admitted to, but many he claims are lies about him. Would you attend a church where the preacher was being accused by quite a few women, of sexual misconduct? Why or why not?
1. Creationism, the position which even some scientists defend, which holds that the universe was created by God only 6000 years ago, and that a flood covered the whole Earth. It’s good to remember all the flood myths in the world, and that during the last glacial maximum or Ice Age which peaked around 17,000 years ago, sea level was 400’ lower than today. Civilizations, whatever form they took, would have been, as always, along those lower coastlines of warmer climes generally closer to...
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