More hypocrisy

Islam murders hundreds: "Well, white people..."
Black Lives Matter burns cars and shops: ...
Muslim suicide bombers: ...
La Raza calls for genocide: ...
Black Lives Matter ambush and murder police: "White people! Guns! Guns! White people!"
Antifa threatens violence: ...
Muslim knife attacks: "Jews! Zionists! White people!"
North Korea threatens nuclear attack: "Evil Americans!"
Antifa commits one violent act after another: ...

What were you expecting? Silence is acceptance.

Suggested Apostolic Readings for Parsha Re'eh

Some Apostolic passages I think go well with Parsha Re'eh (Torah: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17; Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5):
  • Matthew 7:15-23
  • Mark 13:21-27
  • John 4:34-38
  • John 8:31-38
  • Acts 11:1-18
  • Romans 6:12-23
  • 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
  • 1 Timothy 5:3-16
  • 1 Timothy 5:19-25
  • James 1:27,2:14-26
  • Revelation 2:12-29
  • Revelation 19:6-9

A Chiasm in Psalm 70: Those Who Love Your Yeshua

A chiasm in Psalm 70 contrasts those who hunt after God’s anointed, David, with those who seek after God.

  • V1 – Prayer for quick deliverance
    • V2-3 – Those who speak their own triumph in attacking God’s anointed will turn away empty handed because they have been defeated.
    • V4 – Those who speak glory to God will rejoice in their deliverance (Yeshua).
  • V5 – Prayer for quick deliverance

The Hebrew word for deliverance (or salvation, depending on your translation) is Yeshua, the Hebrew name of Jesus.

Some implications of this Psalm & chiasm:

  • Those who act in pride will be shamed and disappointed, while those who act in humility will rejoice and be delivered.
  • One cannot simultaneously seek God’s glory and one’s own.
  • One cannot simultaneously love Yeshua and hate Yeshua’s anointed.
  • Speaking against God’s anointed is the same as speaking against God.
  • If you love Yeshua & seek God's glory, then those who seek to destroy you make themselves to be enemies of God as well.

A Chiasm on Obedience to All the Words of God

A chiasm in Deuteronomy 9:3-16 highlights the consequences of sinning against the commandments of God, by whatever medium you received them. The nations of Canaan were destroyed because they refused to heed God's Law and Israel was exiled for a time for the same reason. Repentance from sin will bring them back.

A: V3-4 – God is a fire, so don’t sin against him
----B: V5 – God destroys the nations for their wickedness
--------C: V6 – God gave the land to Israel despite their faults & stubbornness
------------D: V7-8 – Israel sinned from when they left Egypt
----------------E: V9 – 40 days & nights to get the stone tablets
--------------------F: V10a – The finger of God
------------------------G: V10b – All the words of God
--------------------F: V10c – The voice of God
----------------E: V11 – 40 days & nights to get the stone tablets
------------D: V12 – Israel, whom Moses brought out of Egypt, sinned
--------C: V13 – God knows Israel’s faults & their stubbornness
----B: V14 – God threatens to destroy Israel for their wickedness
A: V15-16 – God is a fire, yet Israel sinned against him

My Favorite Fairy Tales

These are a few of my favorite things not to believe in:
  • Anthropogenic climate change
  • Democracy
  • Feminism
  • Flatearth
  • Sacred-namism
  • KJV-onlyism
  • Equality
  • Homeopathy
  • Medical ex cathedra
  • Vegetarianism
  • Chemtrails
  • Lizard people
  • Aliens
  • The Religion of Peace™
  • The next election is the most importantest election ever
  • Transgenderism
  • Big Foot
  • Every mass shooting is a false flag event
  • Russians/Jews/Nazis/Masons/Illuminati are controlling everything
  • Darwinian Evolution
  • British Israelism
  • African Israelism
  • Khazars converted to Judaism
  • Dispensationalism
  • Hypercalvinism
  • Progressivism
  • Socialism
  • Globalism
  • Papism
  • DidIMissAnIsm
Hey, I could be wrong.

But I doubt it.

Suggested Apostolic Readings for Parsha Eikev

Some Apostolic passages I think go well with Parsha Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25):

  • Mark 1:9-13
  • Luke 1:68-80
  • Romans 11:17-36
  • Romans 15:14-21
  • 1 Corinthians 10:1-22
  • Galatians 3:15-18
  • Colossians 3:23-25
  • Hebrews 6:1-12
  • Hebrews 12:3-17
  • James 5:1-9
  • 1 Peter 3:8-20

John Didn't Invent Baptism

John's baptism marked a change in status from disobedient to obedient, the meaning of "repent & be baptised". Repentance is necessary for forgiveness. Baptism is a public confession of past sins & a vow of future obedience.

Baptism wasn't a new thing with John. It was an ancient tradition even then & integral to keeping Torah. Immersion was required by Torah for many normal life conditions & before entering the Temple.  (See Leviticus 15-17, for example.)

(Mark 1:4-5)