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Tolerance and Apathy Are Defining Characteristics of a Dying Society
"Tolerance. You guys have those signs up anywhere on campus. We need a tolerate things. No not no bailers, thankfully not as following as other places. Should we tolerate evil? That's an interesting question, right? And some people say yes, some people say no. And it depends what your kind of idea of tolerance is, right? And what does that actually mean Aristotle, who's the man? Hope you guys are studying Aristotle. Maybe maybe not. Okay. We'll get this a little bit, yes. A couple of people could praise God. Aristotle said that tolerance and apathy are defining characteristics of a dying society. Now, what did he mean by that? Did he mean that you should be intolerance? Because that's what they call us all the time though. What he meant is when all of a sudden people stop caring about bad things happening around them. That's what he meant. That he was using them as synonyms, tolerance and apathy. And I think this happens far too often. And so since I've been I haven't been controversial enough tonight, so I have to dive right into it. So last week, I was doing my podcast and my radio show. And I said, you know, the left in this country wants people to live in a version of sexual anarchy. People like, what is that? That sounds like a band. Like, it's actually a great band name by the way. Hasn't been taken yet. If anyone has a band, it actually might be it's like the Sex Pistols. It's like sexual anarchy. No, it's very simple, which is that it's this 1960s live. That's antibiotic antichristian anti natural law to do whatever feels good. To indulge in a flash to do every want to do when you want to do it however you want to do it. That doesn't make people free. You will live in a state of anarchy spiritually and personally if you do that. And it's become wildly unpopular to say this out loud, which is why are we having so many issues with students and young people when it comes to this sort of issue is that I don't think we've ever been, I don't think we've been honest enough by saying people that liberty is not doing what you want to do whenever you want to do it. Liberty is doing what you ought to do. And from a Christian biblical perspective, it means standing up and having hopefully the clarity. So you know what? You should reject hookup culture that you should save yourself for one person, loyally marry them and stay in a single relationship with them and say that this is how the Bible wants us to live, and you will be more free because
Don't Just Drag the Brokenness
"They just don't drag the broken. This everyone has endured some sort of broken this again and again you think maybe if you change your line it will make things a bit easier but when you have not clear your mind the broken. This can continue. Your heart seems to have that line. You want to erase but at what cost comes from trying to heal. Do you even care what others may think or even consider the circumstances of what has occurred to you. I will answer that question for you know unless it benefits the time there with you or even what may happen down the line when the environment starts to bring into site the things they're saying to you then you will see how the broken this has made a home within you. Mahar has a hole in it because of some person who tried to use you. My hit isn't right because someone was trying to play with my mind but seeing other people i felt like the person was my soul mate and we had so many things in common and we agreed to everything but then suddenly he started pushing me to other things that i would normally wouldn't do and because of the past relationships i started doing these off the wall things and he would enjoy it and then he would try to enforce to it. No he didn't mean to hit me in cause me to have a black guy. At least it isn't like the last person was involved with. I hear what you're saying but you're living with a broken time from the past who you need to leave while you're talking to someone else. Some say it is called closer. You close the past when that person left you but you still seem to bring it up. That brought a certain frown on your face. Stop living in the past. Don't second hand smoke on something. You hadn't been through or seeing in the prison situation. Don't mend your broken heart. When you're carrying the hole in your heart open in the next you tend to find a repetitive way and forcefully. Get the new person to adapt to what you had happened to you to survive in the bible scripture for broken this relates to a person at that time psalms fifty one and seventeen my sacrifice. Oh god is a broken spirit. A broken contract heart you. God will not despise in psalms one forty seven three. He heals the broken hearted and bind up. The world's don't you think you have endured enough but you keep seeking the healing but you have a finger stuck in the whole while it is seeping out water from the tears in your eyes memories and that famous line. You know me and some people used to go out and do this and there is when it started. That smile turned upside down. And when this solution has given you something permanent. You don't want to keep the whole mended. But then you start trying to patch it up and water still seeping through the threads you want to be isolated but you but you are hurt. Showed up in the room everything all dark. And what's good. Is it doing you when you don't want to talk about the experience and let it go into the win it heels you to talk. It helps the broken thoughts and patterns. And just before you know it the broken nece has left you the whole has been cemented then the new. You can begin why you can talk about what happened and speak is though it was nothing to it.
Andrew McCabe Wins Full Pension, Despite Misleading FBI Investigation About Clinton Emails
"All right let me dig into this movie script thing because I find it fascinating And here's why I'm talking about it now Article in the Washington examiner today Former FBI official Andrew mccabe wins a full pension Back in his wrongful termination lawsuit settlement Andrew mccabe was one of the central key figures in both the spying operation on Donald Trump and the failed fake investigation into Hillary Clinton and her emails Andrew mccabe was terminated by Jeff Sessions this week before weeks before retirement Folks again Andrew mccabe again is a deep deep embedded like a tick member of the elitist D.C. swamp So Andrew mccabe is a member Jim of the protected class producer Jim He is a member of the protected class He does not live in the America you do So Andrew mccabe gets fired and rightfully so because he is knee deep embedded like a tick and the skin of the spygate scandal So he gets a lawyer and now incredibly he managed to get his job back So according to Byron New York what I saw on Twitter Andrew mccabe is now they expunge any record of him being fired Listen to this folks you want to get pissed off He got $200 in back pen 200 excuse me $200,000 I wish it was $200 $200,000 in back pension payments He got 500,000 in legal fees He got an honorary pair of FBI cufflinks This is not a joke This is not the Bible on B he got a retirement plaque and his records were now erased Despite Andrew mccabe being investigated by the inspector general for knowing and intention knowingly and intentionally I'm quoting the report They're misleading FBI investigators about his role in the Hillary Clinton email
Understanding Religious Vaccine Exemptions With Lawyer Jenna Ellis
"There folks, I'm talking to my friend, Jenna, Ellis, she has a podcast with Salem radio. I can't believe it. We get all the good people. You were talking about Southwest Airlines. I want to talk a little bit about religious exemptions. I didn't mention earlier, you're a constitutional legal scholar. You understand these things far better than most of us. Why for example, and this I find bizarre. According to my friend John murak and some others, all of the vaccines were made with fetal cells or tested with fetal with fetal tissue. So you would think the whole Catholic Church would stand against this, but the Pope and many American bishops have said, no, we're fine with this. That doesn't make any sense to me. I would think that'd be the first place you can get a religious exemption if you're a Catholic. But so what is the issue with religious exemption? Right, and you would think that, but of course, the Catholic Church, and even American Protestant churches have strayed so far from what the Bible actually teaches and from standing on the eternal immutable inherent word of God. And so we as Christians need to make sure that we are always going back to the sufficiency of scripture. And with religious exemptions, we are blessed to live in a country where our founder specifically textually protected our ability to freely exercise our religion. Now, of course, like many pastors, right? Where they will go to the text of scripture, take out one or two words, and then build a whole sermon or a doctor and around it that's actually really different from what the text says. The U.S. Supreme Court has done that with the U.S. Constitution. It will take one or two words call it a clause of the constitution, and they'll build a whole doctrine around it, and it becomes something so different than what the text actually says. So in context, our First Amendment which has the free exercise clause in it and the two religion clauses basically in context when it says that the establishment clause is the other one that the government can't establish a religion, but also that we are protected and freely exercising our religion. It's not just about saying I have a right in this country to not have the government not allow me to go to church, but also that the government can not compel me to participate in any sort of event including a vaccine, by the way that goes against my sincerely held religious
Pastor Mark Driscoll: 'Everything That God Creates, Satan Counterfeits'
"I believe everything that god creates satan counterfeit so i believe that critical theory. And that's what we're writing about is the opposite or the counterfeit of christian theology. And so what happens is within critical theory. We're basically good and we're getting better. The bible says were bad and getting worse the bible says that there are unchangeable fixed laws. That come from god. Critical theory says that there is no such thing as law and it's contingent and dependent upon each individual and culture and in christian theology. You own your own failures. Your personal sins in your shortcoming in critical theory. It's not personal. It's systemic the victim of various systems that have oppressed you so rather than repenting of your sin and changing your life. You attack other people and turn yourself into the victim and all of a sudden. You're jesus and you're the good one and they're judas. they're the bad one. And so in the name of justice your job is to attack dismantle everything they say and we see this with canceled culture. We see this with throttling and we see that in the end. Cancel culture is the counterfeit of the crucifixion. We believe that jesus got crucified. Now we ended up crucifying people in their careers and their reputations and christianity. You're supposed to be born again. The counterfeit in critical theory is your welk. and so. that's the counterfeit of being born again. I mean everything is just a counterfeit. What i'm saying is critical. Theory is a cult. It is a new. Demonic religion ideology that has taken over every spirit of academia and culture. And those who would claim to be christian and seek to reconcile these two things are responsible for a massive generational apostasy in the name of tolerance diversity open-mindedness inequality and it's just all misery and it's all just simply
Pastor Mark Driscoll: 'Building Something Is Really Hard, Tearing It Down Is Very Easy'
"Has been taken out of the economic sphere and brought into every other sphere. And what marxists do is they divide people. It is to my mind. Fundamentally anti-biblical another words as bible brings love and forgiveness and it cancelled culture critical race theory. All of these things are dividing. Is that what you're getting at when you talk about masks. No masks are are. We even dealing with it with that issue yet. Every single issue. It's a collision of two worldviews. So the the christian worldview is that there is a god he has lost. Everyone is judged by them. You need forgiveness of sin. We need to love and serve one another the counterfeit of that and so i would put the category spiritual warfare over and all the everything god creates satan counterfeits so what critical theory seeks to do it seeks to make heaven without god seeks to replace fathers and families with government and it creates warfare. It creates collision between those who hold to traditional theory versus those who would hold the critical theory and traditional theory is really how do you build some. How do you build a culture. in economy. A family marriage a society. What happens in critical its deconstruction. It's breaking so you critique gender you critique marriage you critique sexuality you critique private property ownership you critique right to privacy when it comes to medical issues regarding vaccine what these are these are just demolition crews and you know as well as i do building something is really hard tearing it down breaking. It is very very easy and so what you get every day. Everybody wakes up and it's sort of the rage of the day. Who or what are we attacking breaking and tearing down
Pastor Mark Driscoll Discusses His New Book 'Christian Theology vs. Critical Theory'
"Of you already know mark driscoll. If he don't let me see what it says. oh yes. He's the founding senior pastor of the trinity church in scottsdale arizona but he has debated deepak chopra on abc's nightline. He's discussed marriage with barbara. Walters on the view all kinds of ugly stuff. Like that mark driscoll. Welcome to the program. Good to have anybody good to see. Thanks for having me on. It's good to see you. It's good to see you always but honestly you've written a book. The reason you're here today is to talk about. I'm holding in my hand. It's called christian. Theology versus critical theory. A lot of people are at least confused about this new thing. You keep hearing about critical race there. You might theory my thesis. I should say is that anytime. Somebody comes up with a new thing like that. I'm deeply suspicious because they act as though everything you've heard up until now is wrong. Here take this and i think why. What are you saying to me so we were hoping we could get somebody on the program to discuss it. And we found you so mark driscoll thank you. Thanks for writing this. Is this brand new. Yeah and so. It's krista theology versus critical theory. It's free it real faith dot com. I've got a mountain a bible teaching there. I tend to teach through books of the bible. I've been a pastor for twenty five years. I didn't go through a publisher. 'cause i know it would get attacked and cancelled. I didn't put endorsements on it because then all they do is just shoot. Ariza your friends. So i'm just giving away. I think that the greatest threat to christian theology right now is critical theory. I believe it's the counterfeit i believe. It seeks to undo anything that looks like traditional western values. Marriage family sexuality critical race theory is a part of that but it's much much much bigger issue. Critical theory includes gender. Studies ribbon seeing it now with mask. No mask vaccine. No vaccine almost every single cultural collision that we're having is up against critical
Will There Be a Travel Ban for the Unvaccinated?
"It's a very interesting question which i am surprised that vegas doesn't have betting odds on this. Will there be a ban on travel for the non-vaccinated the interesting thing is that. I suspect that Most vaccinated people will have would be in favor of it. Is you think i'm right. Most vaccinated people had a vote. They would ban from travel. You can't go anywhere on train bus. Or i wonder what they would. They hold that true for the subway. Which is you're far. More packed. Together than anywhere would they. Would they say that on the subway in new york as well. There was a real anger. That is being fostered by people who thrive on hatred of some selma. There has to be a group of americans to hate for the left of allies. life is not filled. so it's not fulfilling right if you voted for trump. you're hated so that's half the country and hate it. I hate it. I i can say on on the bible that i don't hate people who voted for joe biden. I think that they were foolish. And naive and destructive. But i don't hate them a lot of nice people who made a very destructive decision makes people often do harm so but they hate people who voted for trump and the vaccinated. Benny of them hate people who are not vaccinated
What Is a Tell? Archaeologist Steven Collins Explains
"So what we're talking about is you in One thousand nine hundred ninety six for the first time said wait a minute. According to what the scripture says because you believe that the is an accurate guide you say according to what it says if this place is discoverable today it is up in this area north of the dead sea on what you call the car plain. Nobody's looking there. You decide to look there. You discover a gigantic tall. It's called right. What is it tall. How do you describe that to a lay audience. Yeah a tell or tall. Ten is yeah is a it's a ruin mound and it builds up like a layer cake as one civilization comes along one city is built. It's it's destroyed and then another one comes along building over and over and over and these things rise up to quite a height and near eastern cities are like this. There are multiple civilization layers that create these gigantic ruin mounds in taal hamas. A huge. one of these. Yeah and what's the creepiest thing to me is because we don't we certainly don't have this in america but we don't have this in most of the world when you can say there was a huge city there for thousands of years before abraham in seventeen hundred bc. We can't conceive of a city. Three thousand b c a flourishing city. So by the time. Abraham gets there it's basically been there for thousands of years. I mean that's very tough for us to conceive of a city that far back. Yeah and of course. The bible indicates that as well. Because if you go back from abraham's time back to genesis chapter ten. What you get is a very good description of the great. The building the great fortified cities of the ancient near east and amongst them are the cities of the plain sodom. Gomorrah adma boy. And they're all there in genesis
New York Governor Uses God Unfairly in Vaccine Fight
"Okay let's hear the the governor of new york state governor huckle. I prayed a lot to god during this time. And you know what. God did. Answer our prayers. He made the smartest men and women. The scientists that doctors researchers he made them come up with a vaccine. That is from god to us. And we must say thank you god thank you and i wear my vaccinated necklace all the time to say i'm vaccinated all of you. Yes i know your vaccine. You're the smart ones. But you know those people out there. Who aren't listening to god. What god wants you hold on. That's precious rajen of our side. Ever said that if you don't agree with the right you're not listening to god. Do you real smart ones. But you know there's people out there who aren't listening to god what guy wanted so imagine. Imagine it's always important to put the she on the other foot and imagine that we would be called religious fanatics taliban type americans bible thumpers. Thank you. That's right. Bible thumper hayes thumper ever used outside of bible. I never heard somebody say. So what did you do yesterday. I bumped let's this weekend can never hear. It isn't that interesting is just bible. Thumpers bible thumper. I don't even know what. Thumper means. But i am one so is she. How's that you're not listening to god if you don't get a vaccine so i'm curious which apply that to masks on two year olds at our smartest are telling us to mask two year olds that smart governor hokuto is that listening to god too. I think if you listen to god you don't put a mask on a two year old or three year old or four year old or a five year old six year old or seven year old or an eight year old or a nine year old or ten year old.
Victoria Jackson: The Bible Gives Us Hope After Death
"Talking to my acquaintance. Victoria jackson hypocrisy. Well we're getting to know each other. Yeah we're getting to know each other but look you. You're sharing some heavy stuff. I mean because you really are a friend not an acquaintance you shared with me that your brother took his life. Your your mother whom i've met via zoom That she passed away. But i don't know what do you want to share this on the program like that's just sort of eerie to everybody dies so let's talk about it right. I'd love to be zoomed into heaven elijah or you know well a lot of I say but everybody dies. But here's the thing one of the best things about the bible list it himself. Hope for after death. And i wanted to tell people that you don't have to be sad about that. Jesus conquered. he has victory over value. Rose from the dead and we are. We went to we believe in him. And i i reading all these versus about heaven and how and death and i'm happier than ever because i i think my brother was born in I hate seem very skeptical. Cynical about jesus and his latter years. But we had some deep. And i think he went forward when he was a child accepted. Jesus into his
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Project
"Terms with but If this is a question that bothers you keeps you up at night. You need wrestle with it because it's a reality that the boundaries of the scriptural collection differed in jewish different jewish communities. And so we just need to be a lot more humble in how dogmatic we are about these questions. The plane with unified though. Because we're talking about okay so this collection was brought together as a collection but the purpose of it was to you something very specific which was detail one very specific story. And it's right about what's going on in the world correct. Yeah the the tanakh as we encounter it. The whole collection is spun out of the first few literary units of the genesis school so the creation and the eden stories the stories of the flood and the scattering babylon and the choosing of abraham that sequence read their set the vocabulary literary themes that are just gonna be on recycle in every part every squall. And that's not collection as riffing off of stuff going on in those early chapters in what are those themes. Your god is the great creator and provide a river of light order and life installed humanity as an image through whom to rule the world and stewart. It's fruitfulness humans. Do a really poor job violence and yeah we take gifts and we use them aggrandize ourselves and our agenda and lot of people get hurt in the process so god has two choices. You can either scrap the whole thing. What the flood But then that means no more humans through to ruled world and god's not satisfied with that apparently because he likes the humans too much wants to rule the world through them so out of the decree. He saves a remnant chooses a remnant and gives them a chance of becoming humanity 2.0 napkins noah and abraham and then with isaac and then with jacob and then dawn this cycle of god. Yeah yeah you're creating yes. Establishing a human in the first all humanity But then picking humans trion feeling some sort of de creation. Yep and then selecting than a humid again. Yup it's like a melody is like a. Yeah that's repeating is very clear genesis And that just continues on all the tour and the prophets are about in the babylonian exile is portrayed as the ultimate catastrophic flood that happened to the chosen people of the family vapor him A remnant returned and Route the hebrew bible comes from that remnant. Which is taken the whole collection and oriented around a future. Hope about god raising up some one from among the remnant who will do for israel and for the world what none of seem to be able to do for ourselves the seed of the woman. The snake crusher. You're the messiah. And so that's where. The hebrew bible is organized in terms of content and theme about the hope for a future. Human who will reverse the failure eden and reverse israel's failure and released god's blessing to all of the world. Every book in the tanakh is about about that in some way. If i can't see how about that. The problem is probably more do with my assumptions. Yeah i like that like when we approached the bible. I like to think of it as reading sympathetically with the authors so trying on that viewpoint of this a unified and coherent story. Even if i can't see it. That's where the evidence points. Because that's how design patterns seem to be working and entertainment geology in this overarching storyline. And so yeah. When you can't see it it's helpful to read sympathetically and ask okay curiously and with wonder what could the author be doing here and i don't understand this but there must be a reason and i think that's also where it's helpful to study ancient jewish convention like how do the. How do these texts work. You know how do they write them. How's it different than how we would write or read a story today. How's it similar. That's where i think. All that stuff comes into play in a super fascinating. Yeah and we'll get to that more yup in the principal we call them. Principles axioms attributes of of this paradigm. That it's jewish meditation literature. Correct attack this idea even more. That's right yeah here. Maybe it's more that there's an acknowledgement that distant. Jewish literature could tolerate diversity or something that seems destructive or contradictory. Maybe more than we could someone we read something that seems like a contradiction or seems out of place in the overall storyline. Where would you experience that. He say yeah. I think there are a lot of different ways we could experienced. That one would be where you know with samuel and kings material and then chronicles material and they are telling the same story in a different way so why is lab like often with different details. Yeah totally different. Details recounting the same event. Retailed details really different. Yeah so for me. If i'm approaching that text with this assumption. If i'm trying on that lens sympathetically. I would say i wonder why this is and let me see if i can figure out. What the authors point is in samuel and kings and how. That point differs in chronicles. What's the author trying to do differently. And why might that be exit. That's a great example because for many people divergent details in accounts of the same event happened all over the hebrew bible and so if your assumption is well this is a historical record of the history of ancient. Israel does are gonna be problems or contradictions but a contradiction in a collection of texts is in the i of the beholder. The fact that recipe book like you turn to one page and the recipe is really different than the recipe. Twenty pages later. Oh it's a contradiction will know. The contradiction is only in your assumptions that recipe but should have all the same recipes like wrong. This option yes so in the same way if my assumptions about what the bible is leave me to see contradictions in. It may be my assumptions. The problem not the by so again. We are getting into jewish mutation literature and a verses. What is jewish literature as opposed to history. Sure sure and i love to get in that more just saying in a diverse collection. There's gonna be diversity. And if i can see oh it was brought together in this particular way as anthology but has been given a unified shape in its final form. Here we're talking about the unified. Highly designs editorialize unified shape. Yeah that the hebrew bible came into b yeah very specific and beautifully designed. That's right yeah. Designed as editorial unity and unified in terms of its themes stories and governing. Storyline concept's chris. It's collection that tolerates enormous diversity in terms of content literary but it's unified in really clear and obvious ways to see it so this whole topic about formation of the hebrew bible. This is like zeal to my rabbit. Hole i've been going down for a couple of decades now so helpful guide along the way. I'll recommend a couple of books that i've been helpful. One is a more general introduction by hebrew bible scholar. Paul wagner called the journey from text translation origin and development of the bible. It's actually about both old and new testaments but he really zeroes in a lot of these things. We're talking about that compositional history. Yeah for the hebrew bible and then if you wanna take the ultimate dive in hebrew stuff you gotta read lee martin. Mcdonald's work and It's hard to know which of his fifteen bucks on the formation of the bible to read because as he learns more. He writes a new book. He's written fifteen books. He's written books of the bible. But it's sorta like he'll do a few more years of research learn a whole bunch more and then published a new book on it so He just has one called the biblical canon. He had just released this year like a much bigger two volume work on the origins of cannon but anyway if you search for him and on amazon and look for the biblical canon. That's a really great definitive treatment of a distillation of all the key things you gotta think about. When it comes to the origin history the bible so those are two scholars that have been helpful not canon formation but somebody who's interested in the unified story. Oh the unified story. Well it's hard to know where to start with. It depends on what feature of the story. somebody sees unifying and So some helpful places star are like stephen dempster. yeah dominion and dynasty. Yeah so it's tracing the theme of the royal messianic hope throughout the hebrew bible under the place to go be. Christopher writes the mission of god. Yeah yeah unlikely. The bible's grand narrative. Think so they go. Yeah there's a good good place to start all right. And so. That's the hebrew bible and all our questions are answered. Thank you for that. We'll jump in next to the formation of.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Project
"My mind to separate those two collections because they each have a unique formation. History the is a little bit different. Yes so it's helpful in my mind to separate them out and talk a little bit about the editorial unity. In history of the hebrew bible when bible to collections when bible to collections each with the different formation history but one governing narrative that spans both collections. And why would you say it's important. Understand the formation history to understand unity. How did that things relate. Yeah well How you imagine a thing came into being will affect how you interact with it especially with collection. So if i think of the hebrew bible district sample because it's the bigger one the bigger collection As an anthology but anthologies can be really it can be unified in the fact that they're just brought together under one collection or cover but they can still be super diverse unrelated like an anthology of philosophers only has in common that they're all flustered off so he revivals unified in much more thorough. Embrace of way yes and it's unified even in ways that i never. I am still like coming to reckon with. Even though i've been reading this thing obsessively for the last twenty plus years and it's more unified than i ever realized the many people feel they. I read and the way it came together can help us understand and also help us understand. It's not this like divine document that dropped out of heaven as this your unify both these attributes human and divine and unified. Yeah we'll take a quick survey tour of the formation of the hebrew bible as a way to talk about how been brought into a yundi in the form we have it. And then we can talk about formation and unity of the new testament. And then i think the third step for that is to talk about the governing narrative that unifies both collections. Even into one meta collection grape. Okay so the hebrew bible so depending on the forum in which you encounter the old testament whether it's in a protestant bible catholic rival unorthodox orthodox bible or a jewish bible. There's going to be a different number of books in your table of contents for the old testament exit moment. I'm saying this opening a cannon from other podcast series that we need to do at some point right but that i don't buy but we actually kind of explain a little bit in the how to read the bible substitute. Oh that's right what Episode one the bible quick overview of why. There's some books and other traditions. Yes so even in the hebrew bible. There's two things going on one. Is that some traditions. Have what's called the cannon right here. Let's reverse the timeline. Let's go back. And do it from oldest jewish hebrew bible yet so the the entries before jesus yes tanakh which is an acronym For torah which means law instruction nebi eam which means prophets and then convene which is the writings so same books as a protestant bible different order and different groupings different groupings. So yeah the luther. Shorthand is called jewish bible. The hebrew bible has twenty four. I separate scrolls that have been organized together into three the three parts you just named a few look at a protestant old testament. It's the same the same book same books but that have been divided up differently so that you get a total of thirty nine and like for example and i guess i didn't even really realize until recently the twelve minor. Prophets are all separate books in the protestant both estimate. Correct there. One scroll down. Scroll in here bible and importantly so in the tanakh because they belong to a section called latter prophets which is three big prophetic roles as they their demise equal plus twelve and that three plus twelve is itself an imitation of the three plus twelve nature of the story. The patriarchs in genesis. My gosh you're right. Many different structures. Yes these guys were like geeky to the max. Yeah oh it's insane. That's an example of how depending on the ordering and and then the other discrepancies is like For a second samuel Yeah is just. I say meetings in the hebrew bible. Yes that's right so twenty. Four twenty four twenty four schools. The ten in the three part shape is the design of the hebrew bible original form and thus the form that jesus refers to it and he called torah the prophets and the psalms assault collection was referred to in the sea. Scroll community but the exact same torah. Tom's moses the prophets and david josephus refers to this three part organization. Yeah and the psalms is representing all of the writings. But it's just the bug shorthair writing. Start with this right. Yeah that third part okay. So twenty four scrolls and each of those scrolls the material within it has a distinct origin in the history of the people of israel like a museum exhibit on egypt. Egypt room will come from a different maybe period or focused on different characters and so the literature was growing and accumulating all throughout over like a over the only schools that they were like writing and reading. What's right yeah. They're meant the in fact. The sources of the material that we find in the biblical scrolls is often referred to in the bible itself incorrect. Yeah so it'll be a poem and numbers and it'll say hey reader this poem comes from the scroll of your shar Or the author of chronicles constantly. Quoting all these sources that are found nowhere in the hebrew bible is health. I got this from the scroll of the chronicles kings. Duda or something like that. So yeah okay. So hebrew bible is a selection of a much larger literary tradition of ancient. Israel is jewish literature. That's right and actually. I guess some psalms are not even non-jewish right is there like A few things that come from the neighboring there could be. Yeah i mean it's hard to know pendants wise But there was some parts of proverbs or something or leaves. The proverbs of dude i understand wasn't wasn't jewish. She talking about arguer. Working and king lemiel proverbs. Yeah okay the you're like. Who are these kings. And but they're sorted not important. There were no actually it. It actually is important. Yeah it's in the same way that menthol aji Can collect related things that are important. But that may be began or origin point outside the national boundaries of israel but the spin incorporated in some twenty nine actually is often cited as a well known example because it has so much overlap with a handful of canaanite poems. Found in the league riddick materials which can in literature. Yeah so it still wherever it origination. Is it still becomes part of this unified anthology a threat and becomes part of this stream of those. There's there's a a jewish tradition of writing. And how how they crafted narratives poems and it was very. It was very like specific correct. That's what i was about to say is like this is all jewish literature and then i just remembered like oh. Yeah but there's a few things that came from neighboring the aca and they'll be a the fourth point of the paradigm we'll get to later is about that unique style of writing or the biblical literature has but for here. We're just saying it's a collection that's over thousand years in the making and each scroll the material in it began in different points in in people and institutions in israel's history as a leviticus clearly has like some priestly tech manual for it whereas the writings of isaiah come from isaiah and his disciples in jerusalem. Particular moment moses starts writing we're told in the wilderness journey so all these different comes together but The final form in which we encounter these texts is actually all. It's very much like vinyl. Form of the tanakh. Final form of hebrew bible is a lot like a museum exhibit where all these diverse materials have been brought together in a very curated designed experience. Highly designed highly design.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Project
"Hi this is john for bible project and we are in the third episode in a series. About what kind of literature the bible. We're calling this. The paradigm series. In the last episode. We looked at the orthodox view that the bible is both human and divine today. We're gonna look at how the bible is. Actually many different scrolls that altogether tell one unified story. So who wrote these scrolls and made them so elegantly tell one unified story. Who wrote the bible now. If you take a normal book say like moby. Dick asked you wrote it will. That's easy herman melville. It took him eighteen months back in eighteen fifty. Who wrote one fish. Two fish redfish bluefish dr seuss. Who wrote dark matter. That's actually a pretty fun. Quantum sifi thriller by blake. Crouch this is easy right. So who wrote the scrolls we find in the bible. Yeah so ancient literature general and then biblical literature as an example has a different kind of authority history than how we imagine it today. It's traditional literature. It's community traditional literature. Doesn't mean it was written by anybody and everybody but it was literature that was studied edited compiled reshape over the course of many generations and the part of its origins. That's i think different than we think. A books today describes take oral traditions priestly manuals ancient lock codes ancient poems all these stories and then put them together into the form we have today. The final form of hebrew bible is a lot like a museum exhibit where all these diverse materials have been brought together in a very curated designed experience. But didn't moses right the first books of the bible and a scroll like jeremiah that was simply written by jeremiah wright. So we don't encounter the hebrew bible in the form of what moses was writing in the wilderness or what is area was like right or jeremiah. Were writing what we have is a highly polished interconnected museum exhibit created by set of hands at the very end of the process. That have created polish or a glazed over the whole thing to make it unified today on the show the scribes who created the unified set of scrolls that tell the unified story that leads to jesus. Thanks for joining us here. We go.
Pastor Greg Locke's Popularity Has Exploded Because He Speaks Bold Truths
"Pastor greg tell us first of all what. What is the website for your church. Quick before i forget it. Globovision bc bible church dot com global vision. Bbc dot com. How long have you been pastoring. where did you grow up. I grew up here in hometown. A profit not without honor but in his own country led jesus said but it was a tiny little five thousand person town and then it's just exploded. We're kind of like the last bedroom community here in nashville came back home in two thousand and six so fifteen years ago. I started the church from from scratch. And now we're in a three thousand seat tenant and people just keep showing up because somebody saying something. And god's given us a voice to the nation so thank god for it well. This is what. I have noticed that. Those pastors who've been particularly heroic and bold their churches have exploded. Because there's a there's a hunger for this out there even among nonbelievers or among people that they don't believe it. But i don't really go to church. People are really hungry for this. So i find it kind of funny that the free market sometimes does really wonderful things I mean it you know if you have a virtuous population they will choose virtuous and good things and that seems to be what's happening. We know that our friends in california jack hibs and others their churches have gone up. The numbers have gone up speaking a cornerstone chapel in virginia. In a few days they've experienced a similar thing. When did you decide to kinda get bold on. This stuff was there. It was there a moment for you. Was it During the last few years when did you decide to be outspoken. And become a target of people who just don't like bold people the damn kind of broke for me in two thousand fifteen when the supreme court made their ridiculous decision for same sex marriage and so i did a video called. I'm coming out of the closet and that was it. I mean we went from five thousand followers fifty thousand followers to the blue checkmark and pretty soon two hundred and fifty five hundred million and then of i started fighting target over the transgender bathroom nonsense and planned parenthood just back and forth with them and so it just seemed like controversy began to build the ministry and jumped on the trump train literally because i did a couple of bus tours for mike lyndale and some others and so it just seems like every time i would just i would say something people would resonate and they would say you are saying what we are pastors would
Tennessee Pastor Greg Locke Slapped With Lifetime Ban From Twitter
"We're talking my friend. One of the heroes pastor greg lock. He is in the nashville area in mount. Juliet actually tennessee. He pastors global vision. Bible church my brother gregg. Welcome to the program. Thank you eric. Thanks for having always a joy you You encourage me. And that's important because they're not a lot of wastes out there. It was just talking to my wife this morning about who who has been really bold Who is saying this stuff that other people you can't say that can't say that you've been one of them and For your boldness. I guess you were recently kicked off twitter. I guess i should take a badge on are always kicked. This program was killed off youtube because we must be saying something. That's bothering somebody. I know i'm not spreading disinformation or misinformation. And i know you're not but that's what they say. Isn't that what they said. Oh absolutely yeah you know. You're over the target dropping. The right bombs and i mean. I've been on twitter since two thousand nine and anybody. That knows anything about social media. Twitter's the hardest platform to build but it also has the most trolls and the most vitriolic pushback in so it really is a kind of a badge or one hundred and fifteen thousand followers verified platform at booms. They took it down and said lifetime suspension. I it's it's amazing. Because i had a similar thing we had. I don't know two hundred twenty thousand youtube subscribers and they gave us you know it's kind of like this creepy marxist standards community standards right and i think folks like you and me were being loud because we know this is. This is not just un-american. This anti american. This is evil. This is marxist evil. We shouldn't stand for it and by the way if you stand for it you're part of the problem folks. I hate to break it down for you but you are part of the problem. We're living in tough
Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq
"An ancient tablets acquired by hobby lobby is going back to Iraq it was looted from an Iraqi museum thirty years ago now thirty five hundred year old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of a library of an ancient middle eastern king is headed back to Iraq the relic is known as the Gilgamesh dream tablet officials believe it was illegally imported into the United States in two thousand three then sold to hobby lobby and eventually put on display in its museum of the Bible in Washington federal agents with homeland security investigations sees the tablet from the museum in twenty nineteen the artifact will be repatriated at a ceremony at the Smithsonian's national museum of the American Indian I Walter Ratliff
Democratic Party Leaders Do Not Give a Hoot About the USA
"The word got out. The democratic party of the united states wants as many people to come into this country by any means possible as possible because they are seen as potential voters. I believe deeply deeply. I would take a lie detector test. I would swear on the bible. But i believe is ultimately divinely inspired parts of it divinely written. I would swear on that. But i believe that the democratic party heads up the average democrat doesn't give a damn about the united states of america. That is the reason. Joe biden is a good example. Kamala harris is an example. I never said this about a president vice president of the united states and yet i would say about half the country believes that they don't give a damn about this country. Don't they love power. These are nothing's both of them were nothing's and they luxuriate in the success. They have had undeserved earned nothing. It's nothing people who were. Nothing's guide us. When i when i watched chuck schumer just stand in front of cameras. Lie about people whipping. Black immigrants hearing members of congress. Say oh once again. We're watching whites whip blacks for those of us who have a voice in us. That says you know you're lying. It's very hard to understand the average democratic politician.
Area Libraries, Bookstores Celebrate Banned Book Week
"There is a piece in the wall street journal by the president of regna. Repoed publishing full disclosure. They are the publishers of many of my books and all of my books in the rational bible series and i have appreciated their worked tremendously. Tom spence is. The president is piece in the wall. Street journal is about banned books. So tom first of all of course. Welcome to the show. Thanks dennis happy to be here. I'll bet are and i'm happy that you are. What is there. Every year is that there's a banned books week or something. What is it called. Yes it banned books week. It's a week long promotion in the book. Trade that sponsored by the american library association the american booksellers association and several other organizations. It's the last week of september so begins. It begins next week. And it's a way to promote books that have been ostensibly banned. The the joke of it is that the books that are promoted year after year have not been banned in any meaningful sense and now the books that are in some real sense. Being banned are studiously ignored by ban. Books week policy in the book but hypocrisies two-mile a term. It's orwellian the books that are banned are not mentioned during banned books weeks and books that our peripheral band give me an example of what they say is banned so so yeah i mean obviously it depends on how you define your terms so if i if i describe a book if i tell you that a book has been banned. What does that mean to you. What's your first thought that it is no longer available to the public right. I think that's a reasonable definition. So if i'm living in soviet union in the you know nineteen eighty five. And i want to buy the gulag archipelago. Am i gonna find it kid. It's been banned right the government or somebody with authority to the power to do. It has made that book unavailable.
Pastor Robert Jeffress and His Plan for Encouragement
"Morning pastor. How are you good morning. Hugh great to be with you. This is an encouraging buck. It's it's really overdue. Did you find yourself surrounded by cova fatigued people in your congregation who needed to lift up. Absolutely you know what hugh and the bible of nouns are symbolic of the obstacles that stand between us and god's blessing tune our life. And that's why subtitled the book invincible. Conquering the mountains. That separate you from the blessed life and after eighteen months of covert and political unrest and racial division. I mean people have been overcome would grief for loneliness fear or worry and in this book. I talked about how to conquer those mountains. You know jesus said if you have the faith as tiny as a mustard seed. You can move mountains. And he wasn't speaking literally but he was speaking truthfully and these mountains that we're all facing you We can conquer them without allowing them to conquer us. And that's what i talked about in the book. The wall street journal had a story over the weekend. Pastor jeffress that stated that americans are angrier and crankier in more quick to get into an argument and causes seen an airplane or a restaurant or supermarket store than in history. Just worn out and fatigue to which i responded. We actually have no real problems in america compared to people in afghanistan or looking at the taliban trying to kill them and that that's useful to remember but it's also a religious obligation for people who are christians not to be that way correct. That's exactly right. And it's been a little bit discouraging for me. As a pastor to see you know evangelical christians kind of at the forefront of a lot of this division. And look you know i i. We can have disagreements about issues like the vaccines or other things that are going on but look you know. I liked what Saint augustine said he said in the essentials unity in non essentials liberty but in all things. Charity we don't have to be mad and hateful and foaming at the mouth to have a difference of opinion.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Project
"To uniquely divine. How do you mean there's something that sets it apart. Yeah i mean the way we're talking about how we experience the divine through human Then in some sense every encounter with a human his divine. Oh yeah right. Yeah in some way and in some sense any artistic expression of human i see has a spark of divinity in it i see. Yeah and and maybe not fuss over you know. Obviously there's some that maybe dislike scott violence and bloodshed in iran and but I think you get my point is the bible is literary art made by humans and so in that sense okay. It's fine but so is you know. Yeah got a beautiful prayer. That my pastor wrote or the writings of a revered spiritual leader thinker. That has really opened up understanding. So for the image of god and then if through the power of the spirit speaks something. True of god is that a divine word So the effect that these texts have the claims that they make about themselves are they. Yeah they're offering a uniquely authoritative were truthful representation of god's will and purposes in the world in a way that you can't find anywhere else That is a set of claims. How do they make those claims for the hebrew bible. It's just these texts represent a point of view and we'll get into this in some of the later paradigm but it's a point of view at the minority report of a minority community and tradition within the history of the israelite people they're just called the prophets and the scribes in the hebrew bible. And it's a chain of figures you know really gain an identity and moses and chain figures follow from him so they claims to be telling the story of god's purposes in the world authoritatively with from a unique point of view. That point of view was accepted within the exiles that return for of some exiles that returned from babylon and rebe restarted their life. They're in the land so these texts came to be revered and those claims were accepted among many jews but not all not all we know of juice communities that were down egypt. The didn't use the hebrew bible as their guide for understanding reality. That make sense in other words. It's the set of texts that make a claim and there has been a group of people who viewed them as uniquely revealing. The will of god different than anywhere else. Jesus certainly viewed the hebrew. Bible that way as uniquely. God's word yeah the way he quotes from talks about it and then claimed that he was the one who was bringing that revelation and that story to its fulfilment and then he claimed that that was the same authorities that he had about what he was bringing to the world and then that's what he deputised his first followers to go represent him and that divine message thority. So these techs make a claim to be the unique place where you find the purpose and will of god revealed but that doesn't mean that it wasn't revealed through human texts. Yes right. And i think. That's i think that's the payoff. There is while the human and divine from a hebrew construct a biblical paradigm are always connected. That this is uniquely. God's word in a very special way. Yeah but that doesn't make it no longer human and divine correct. Yes right so there's a lot and what we've just talked about unless you minutes. That will unpack more in a couple of the next ones. But the point you to summarize right there is the key one for this paradigm shift. Is that for a word to be even uniquely divine authoritative. Bright odds with humidity was written by humans. So i was going to train to come at the bible as okay. it's divine let me find. Its divinity And then when i encountered it's humanity felt scandalous And when i encountered it's humanity. I got uncomfortable. And then i wasn't able to to deal with the with a lot of what was going on in the league richer because of of the scandals and so there was something happened very early in this project when i kind of just released that and it's like okay. Well let's just talk about this. The bible as literature. Yeah by literature. Meaning a human literary artistry with crafted to communicate a message. Then what happened. Was this thing. I was looking for this divinity. Just was there like by seeing how beautiful and innovative in deep and penetrating and profound and just constantly cohere it and like you just kind of like this is. There's something going on here tolley. It's consistently been my experience in other words if you take. If we stopped right now someone might walk away from our conversation for thinking that we're over correcting sure they were trying to highlight the humanity of the origins of the bible in history at the expense of. Yeah it's divine word and so my point is just to restore the balance so that through these human words we can encounter something. That's really there that is I don't know how to describe it. But it's like the more time i spend in these texts the more i have. I don't know what else to describe it except an encounter in encounter with a mind and heart in view of reality that spill so other to me. It's not what i would expect to hear about the world and about humans about myself and the way that this literature is organized. Communicates i just. I have a loss of words on a regular basis. When i'm reading and studying but it's it's an experience that i have through these texts and i can't systematize logically explain that to you. It's not an apologetic. That i can prove someone but i can say like these texts. Speak the word of god. And i think what i'm countering is. Just what jews and christians f- account for thousands of years these texts do something in a unique way that you don't get anywhere else and what i don't hear you saying is it. Does it in some like choose your own adventure way like in some language right In the that like disneyland speaks to people love it. it's just so magical magic no no i. Sometimes i don't love it because i'm so uncomfortable. With what what not rows but. Yeah and it's something akin to what isaiah or moses experienced when they encounter a true the truly other. guess what i was trying to say is It's not like modern arts in the sense of like you can just look at this like i see just someone splattered paint and then you could take it into just be like i'm been changed by. The another person can stand next to that person. Be like me to both of them. Being changed completely opposite ways. I understand the divinity of it is that there is an agenda an agency. Yeah in an agenda. Yeah moving you towards a very specific view of humanity totally and so we in restoring trying to restore this balance. We also want to create room for this category that superintending all of the people in historical events in unique moments in israelite history that resulted in the writing of these texts in their collection..
Religion & Divorce With Author Amy Pettyjohn
"So one of the common questions that i receive. I think i get a message or to every single week from particularly a woman who says that she is in this really unhealthy relationship but it goes against everything that she was raised to believe about marriage. In that a lot of times i even here like there's family members who were in ministry and have just you know said that bill shun her if she gets a divorce. So let's just i kick it off and if you can share like your own religious background and what role it played in the decision that you made sure and i relate so much to those kind of messages because that was me. I was raised to believe that the worst is never an auction. Never an option and that god heat sports and so when i got into a marriage full of just sexual immorality and lies in i just felt stocker felt like there was still no way out because versus never option and so i stayed for a really long time and i just stuck there and so it took me a long time to get to a point of understanding. God's love means for me and grace and mercy and what the bible really says about marriage and divorce and that there is a way out of fat and so it took me while to get here. But once i got here and i really aged discovered. God's grace infirmity loves me doesn't want me to be a maximum of situation able to have that freedom. Did you have any external pressures trying to talk you out of getting a divorce. Oh absolutely yes you know. It's funny when you're in a church situation. You can be an addict alcohol. But you can't have problems in your marriage and interpret and that happens so often so there's really nowhere to go so you kind of keep a lot of things secret anytime keep you know what's happening in your marriage to yourself but also when i did start talking about divorce absolutely there was some pressure and i know my parents show kathy talking about this by parents. Were big part of that pressure. Being wanted me to stay. When the day i filed for divorce got a phone call from them and it will and it's just as hard. My parents and i went through a lot of bruce together in my
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"You know how much it is really the inequality of women versus what is the role of the man is supposed to play in. What's the role. The woman's also play would ever rule. They want people. You wanna be not a psychopathic murderer. The world at the same time. When i look at my husband. There's certain things he's able to do that. I'm not able to do simply because on a woman it's because of my lack of desire our lack of interest. It's the fact that will he's such a what while. For example he's able to lift heavier items. There are women bodybuilders out. There they can be with their finger. You know i mean so. That doesn't really work in some cases are contest but again allowance also play Even if he is or isn't breadwinner allow him to still play. His role is the provider In our and all those things. Whereas i hope i mean in a way The bible talks bill like the will the main in the role of the woman kind of interpreted as the man's the head the head. The woman's to heart booklet does not always the case. Either to i mean sometimes you get a get a woman who's just a hard woman.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"For some reason. I'm drawn to it but then i don't know it's kind of a weird tension there because yeah i i'm noticing that's what i like i like to do. That's what i'm drawn to. But then as soon as i start picking up one of those conversations tended to go south. I is there. Is there a conversation. That's that's evoked fighter. Flight response to me. I i yes especially a lot growing up in a very charismatic christian circles and had a lot of debates about the existence of god the while verify ability of the bible and the genesis account. I had had some really interesting conversations trying to defend six day creation and stuff like that. Yeah i can imagine. That's pretty so you grew up in the church. Yes i mean. I told me is like i went to bible school and i was home. I definitely deep the even the church. What was your home school programs. I did the pace program that accelerate our ace program the accelerated christian education. It was terrible. It was terrible it was. It was through I think they're called tree of life. Interesting christian institution to walk tree of life. Let's be due to some other mythologies have abc of life to get the north so true so true lots of trees. There's a there's a lot of things with trees are awesome. I his son is well. You know That's that's very interesting so you had this upbringing. You're in your in the church but you were able to have those debates those conversations. Well were you have with or what happened there. Yeah i mean. I so i grew up. I guess i should go into a little bit my backstory. Yeah my my I grew up. As part of a country gospel touring a christian music. Grandparent's did so. Wow wow that's exactly. What my grandparents do. They felt the the the call you know. They felt ministry and they went in and they started doing. I actually originally was like just their church and their community is like that was something that fit for them and they were leading unity in song and then it.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"The spiritual uncleanliness of this. The the sacrifice was a sign of the freedom and the release from being in the unclean state. That's probably one of the best answers. I've gotten so thank you for that but it does say at the end there. It says in this way he will make a the priest he he will make tone -ment for her before the lord the unclench discharge so again. Why does the animal have to dine the end there. You're asking the wrong person. I don't often get to know why certain things why you know. Why did god decided animals were going to be eaten versus. Not i mean. Why did he decide this. Why did you decide that we have to either submit or not submit to whether we get to question those things or whether we get to accept them for reasons beyond our understanding so that's a choice that we make every day. If you believe in gravity every single day you have to decide that you believe that the gravity is going to hold your feet on the ground and you can't see it. You don't know what you understand it you know. There's a scientific reason behind it but at the end of the day you have to believe that gravity is going to hold your feet to the ground. Why do i have to believe that. Just it's a knowledge it's a it's not a belief it's a it's it's here's a better way to. That's not a good example. You every day in the morning you get up you you you start your car. You believe you're gonna start well. It's a new car so it's pretty much set in fact there and going to start unless mucking with an overnight. You know i don't know right. So there's this belief system that we all have to believe in something when if you always have to choose the right reference point so if you're reference point is the bible and if it's god that you believe that that is all that it says it is and that's your reference point and if you believe otherwise than you have to believe.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"That is instructions to wow okay. Would you include the old testament into that. I know there's a lot of stuff in there that you know. I don't know if he was still would would find that. Relevant nowadays like the old testament laws and whatnot How do you. What's your view on the testament. So my view on the old testament. I believe the bible as a whole both new and old testaments our collective story starting from that. That is the beginning so we can't leave that out. But i believe that you know christ came to fulfill the law and so although those laws do not go away. He has brought us new instruction in to to verify to commemorate jack. Commemorate is not the right word to validate and bring the newness of he came. He said i came to fulfill the law. So he fulfilling all the new things and he gave us in the in the gospels. The the newer instructions more updated at rather than you know. You may not do this. You must do this in the old testament laws. A lot of them were for protection for health for safety. And then christ some them up in the new testament by kind of using like some of the be attitudes. And then saying do this the first and second commandment and then loving your neighbor as yourself so I believe it's all relevant. It's all god breathed. it's all the word of god In the new testament was fulfilling all of those old laws as well lots pack. Let's start with thank you. You're welcome so as far as the old testament laws that and a lot of places. There's several places where it says that these laws were holy righteous. Good perfect perfect laws And we can nowadays look at some of these laws and see pretty clearly that they're not so perfect Was that a mistake in the bible. Was it just what. Why was it said it was perfect. I mean do you find all these laws. Perfect as well. I believe the intentions. And the what we don't know is more prominent than what we do. Know what we do know is the man's limitations of language. So if it's god breathed and god is telling us these things and he says they are perfect they are perfect in intention and form and as things grow and move in change the intentions that we can never fully get from a perspective of god breathing out these words to humankind and our finite minds If he says it's perfection it's perfection and the way that we define protect perfection might be a little bit different than what god would define as perfection so we have to submit to the fact that our finite minds can only understand so much..
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"The bible in itself is just words. It's the thing behind the bible things. Like goodness and mercy and lobby and compassion. It's the thing behind the thing. The things that the bible is pointing to or getting at that are of interest to me. A lot of people have have produced other literature other of literature. That get at those same archetypal truths and they're also really really good I i love. I love those works and i'd get those works to and i think you're right. You can supplant many of the stories in the bible with other stories that are also excavating those archetypal truths and i think those those are also great great stories. There's a book here. It's called the teachings of tape. I think it's the original book we've found. It's got a lot of good moral things in here you know. It precedes the bible. We had these great ideas before the bible came along so in my opinion we could have done without it. And we've done a great job less killing. I believe in the now. And i'll tell you i what i'm not saying. I don't believe the bible created mercy or compassion or love. Good it but it is a tool for talking about those things and there are tools that there are tools for talking about this thing that predate the bible just like the things that they're all talking about the predate the bible so To that i say you know. There are lots of creation myths That are that are getting the same sort of questions of human existence. And and so you know. I i wouldn't say i'm not saying that. The bible is the only game in town if you want to interact with some of these archetypal ideas It's just the one that i've chosen to live alongside But it doesn't mean it's the only one for me is the most important one that i've chosen to live my life a lot. Gotcha got as far as tools..
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"I've had many discussions about that with churches since the pandemic as well let me while the girl took my brain with your okay. We're close to out of time here but go ahead even the whole thing of you know what we see. In the book of revelation we see this daniel of you know god coming back down at judgment day and every knee bowing everything like that. Yeah it does not say that you are going to at that point. Be a christian also not going to battle. At that point you are would be recognized like you said it'd be guide. Suddenly shows up. Now oh crap. I've got to worship now because that's the reaction that we doubt. This is where we're going to lead. This is where we're gonna ended here though. I really curious about this worship thing because to me it makes no sense whatsoever to worship something anything at all. Now i'm talking about cool. The whole the church thing. They raised their hands. You pray to it you you sing to worshiping worship like every knee shall bow. If i ever saw him in he came down and said i m alway there is not a chance unless he forces me to to bow down. I'm going to bow down. There's no way from what i've read in. His inbox actually is yeah. That actually is the key. What you just said there is the key. This is the part that for whatever reason just it gets mix mixed miss. Missed if if you're if what is going to take to bow down at that. Point is a forcible bowing down You're not you would not enjoy a relationship with him and so it makes perfect sense. Why one why. The bible is offensive because it is offensive. Like we said we've said that multiple times that's the title of this episode matter of fact an even if if we if it comes down to though is what you do with. The offense is something where you take the offense. Say okay. i've got to deal with..
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"Today. Special guest is director of digital resources and church planter over art c. r. m. will explain that in a minute andrew fouts welcome to the show andrew. Thanks for having me. Thanks for taking the time so explain a little bit. About what c. R. m. is and what does he church planter do. Apparently you have an old title. Is i haven't done the church planning seen in a while. But yes r. m. c. as the association of church sports and recreation ministries We are an international para church ministry. So we are not actually associated with any churches but Go come in alongside churches to help them develop Sports recreation and fitness ministries. And what i do specifically is i'm in charge of digital resourcing. So i d this podcasting Video editing We we produce. We've got a publishing house that produces some books. We've got a video production house The i'm i kind of him. Second in command of as the associate producer where we produce training videos We produce some online courses online classes. means like that and then We just started a podcast network. Last january is when we launched it. We've been working on it for about a year now while Where i produce all of the podcasts. And i so i produced five different or four current ones one of them. I co host one of them. And then we've got two more pre-production so we wow he busy for sure. But crm yeah crm just comes on site churches and helps them. Train leaders helps them find out what facilities they already have in maximize the space that they have to do. Like basketball leagues You've got some churches that do karate taekwondo. We've got churches that we've helped with that built. discourses Things like that. So we we come alongside and train and help them. And we've got guys all across the world we met including some people. We can't even talk about for security reasons.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"I'm a jesus freak. That's what i formally. But i'm a very new abutting. Jesus freak guy am immature nice spiritual journey and for a long time for many years the majority of my life. I really had no I don't want to say respect for the bible. But i just didn't Rivera kind of the way that i do now and so now the bible for me is truly a book of parables that help to guide us. I definitely a think everything needs to be taken in context. I have some christian friends who are like the bible. The bible the bible. And i'd very much like relationship relationship relationship interesting so relationship with jesus with. Yeah we'll with god. And jesus yes gotcha so many questions there. I don't even know where to start the relationship you have with. Jesus how would you describe that. So i would describe it as a new buddy relationship. I like i said I believe everyone has their own faith. Walk in whatever. Language helps them to connect. Whether that's to god. When is the universe. Whatever it is you know. That's your personal journey for me Being a christian jesus really resonates with me And i don't know that i can quite put it into words I just know that there's a sense of peace in comfort. That comes over me when i walk in the christian faith and like i said this is very new for a very long time with anti-christian so I wish i had different words. You know grow and mature in the word. I know passively. I can have a language for it but i don't know understandable so with this new relationship. How do you communicate with with this. This person that you're in a relationship with okay so I definitely communicate through prayer prayer for me though is not like on my knees. Crying out hollandia. It really is more about Talking to sell walking in in so talking inwardly trusting. Some of the things like intuition. And those those these things that are happening inside of us For me having a representation of that outside of me ask god or jesus is what helps me to connect to sell so i connect by talking singing dancing interesting. Yeah no i definitely myself. Some pep talks throughout the day. You can do this..
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"From the beginning to the musical apocalypse this is the bible. Says what i'm your host. Mike wiseman i used to love playing dodgeball as a kid. The feeling of anticipation as you stare down the barrel of that large rubber ball the smell of hot asphalt in fear the sound of a jelly ball bouncing off some kids face good times. We're had on the dodgeball court. But that's where the game should be left. Many christians have incorporated this concept into their defense of the undefendable. I find that. Most christians are not willing to take it in the face when a question comes flying at them they have no defense for most will avoid it bobbing and weaving all over the place. Never addressing the issue just letting it whiz on by and get lost in the background. Christians are dodgeball champions. Some have gotten so good at it that it's almost an art form. Some christians will try and catch the ball attempting to excuse the inexcusable. But in the end the all wind up dropping the ball. I don't know or that doesn't make any sense to me either. Great answers it's beneficial to step outside of that self built comfort zone breakthrough through the firmament that is blinding you and keeping you from confronting the undefendable actions of your invisible friend. It's okay to get hit in the face with some reality from time to time. It's good for you and helps keep you grounded. Let's start the show. Anything in the bible that you yourself have an issue with all took took you reading. The bible landed on your own. Et monday could be redeemed. God doesn't kill children. What do you think the pass over. Always difficult whole system and the old animal just so he's able to forgive you. Good.
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"From in the beginning to the musical apocalypse this is the bible. Says what i'm your host. Mike wiseman words flowing appearing across the screen. My fingers in my brain working in unison to put forth the message i wish to convey religion is poison. Trump divisive self-centered prick in the mic rib is overrated. Beware of those who claim to have the answer in the form of an ancient book. Worry less love more and forgive often. Life's too short to worship anything or anyone especially an invisible child killing monster that demands glory in praise. Fuck that be yourself live free. Enjoy your brief moment in time because this is all you're getting let's start the show. Is there anything in the bible that you yourself..
"bible" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"Present it what you've presents in. It was a very very thin character. Wow got what i would encourage you to do is next time. You have someone on your show like this I would say hey This is what you guys believe about this. And then you communicated and say hey. Is that that actually activists that you believe that okay. So here's the problems that i see with that versus Start law things. Because i could go into. The atheist worldview which yeah i. The point is in a debate. A conversation and being able to communicate what the other side believes more than a caricature is a worthwhile absolutely no question. Yeah i totally understand so so so so let me ask you this win when when y'all way says i'm a jealous. God what does that mean to you. Like what if you study from biblical scholars like what does that from. From what i can tell jealousies. Not a great trait to have an somebody who's overly jealous not perfect for starters and if they act out on that jealousy such as harming others. Wouldn't they're not loving. What would biblical scholars did you read in understanding what that means so. Let me try to help help help help help me. Absolutely does it mean jealous means something else is. It's not be other word there or so do you. do you understand that. The bible is written in different genres. Different cultures. Different understanding hebrew idioms. The term god is a jealous. God means this that when we choose to love something other than god you began to take upon the image of god which didn't to things that you saw in the old testament as into sacrifice and those types of things. Jealousy doesn't mean only out there. Nice man a really really nice live But this feels like one of those. Oh i gotcha shows he you know. And it's like man if you can't even represent our part accurately and it's kinda futile conversation. God yeah no i. I'm not trying to represent your from what i'm seeing here If what i've read of the bible is that The love part is the very thin character. Trait character of caricature mcginnis of galway. The loving part when you read the entire bible. It's it's it's it's anger. It's all about him. And if it's not all about him and he's going to get wrathful and he's going to get revenge for disobedience. This is what. I'm seeing a lot of you know so well. Then that's your that's your opinion to have it. So let me ask you questions. If i if i saw that number would. Do you think i would be a follower price to do you. Think it'd be a pastor. The modes of the answer's no. And so what i would say is I m since you like a list of books. I'd love that and we can have. We can have honest because.
"bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast
"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. Before the break, we were talking about the passage assigned for this week from Zeta, chapter thirty, five versus four through seven, a and we were talking about some of the Hebrew translations in that first verse in verse four. So we were talking about vengeance. And the translation that I read from the NRA SP translates as vengeance. And our commentator was saying how she feels a little bit uncomfortable with that. So then she says that biblical scholar Hendrick peels has shown that the Hebrew word qualm the one translated as vengeance. She gives a couple other the offers vindication and j. p. s. translates required will. But she says that that Hendrick peels studies have shown that this word Kwame refers to retribution by a legitimate of thirty. In is Ahah thirty five, four and similar Tex. It has the further emphasis of retribution that brings liberation to the oppressed freedom from a situation of need and the restoration of Justice. It's meaning is closer than to what we call restorative Justice than to vengeance. The word a qualm is further modified and delimited in this first by the app. The positive phrase gamble elohim translated in the r. s. v. as terrible recompense, this is an artful rendering, but a more literal translation reveals a wider range of possible meetings. For this phrase, the Hebrew word ghoul often means simply dealing. It could also be translated response benefit or payment. So we might translate the phrase here as God's response or gods dealing. So what is this verse saying to us then saying to us of the racing hearts? Well, it saying God is here gods. Restorative Justice is on its way. Hope now in God's stealing expect God's response. Look, how active just that little word study can make the that phrase. Now, God is here, restorative Justice is on its way. Hope now in God's dealing expect God's response, and she says, this promise of God's response, the command to proclaim that God is here right now in his working to make things right, focuses our attention on the need in this place at this very moment for restoration repair healing and transformation focuses our attention once again on the beating racing hearts of the real people in our communities in our churches in our lives, those around us and it demands that we see what they and us what we are running from what we are fighting, what has immobilized us and stolen our voices. It demands that we see and name our hope. Isn't that amazing? Just that word study on the first verse gave me a totally different. Perspective on this on this passage. One that I probably would never have thought about because I didn't study Hebrew. And so it's so helpful. I think for for myself to read people that have studied the original language and can translate and say, what different translations are, what different nuances of different words can actually insight that can give us in to the reading. So we're going to turn our attention now to the soem assigned for this week. As I said earlier, that soem is psalm one forty, six and those versus are the entirety of the psalm. So that psalm is as follows. Praise the Lord praise the Lord, oh my soul. I will praise the Lord as long as I live, I will sing praises to my God all my lifelong. Do not put your trust in princes in mortals in whom there is no. Help when they're breath departs, they returned to the earth on the very day, their plans, parish happy, are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God who made heaven and earth DC and all that is in them who keeps faith forever, who executes Justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry, the Lord sets the prisoners free. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bound down the Lord loves the righteous Lord watches over the strangers. He upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin the Lord will reign forever your God Ozan for all generations. Praise the Lord. There is so much in this psalm. Again, this was psalm one Forty-six. It's just ten verses. And yet I feel like all of the themes of the Old Testament are wrapped up in this psalm praise the Lord. Well..
"bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast
"Golden state media concepts bring you the bible study podcast reflect in journey the bible as together we studied god's word and be inspired bible study made fun and informative for all ages it's the golden state media concepts bible study podcast welcome to the golden state media concepts bible study podcast i am your host sarah and today is april fourteenth twenty seventeen it is good friday in holy week and good friday is a solemn occasion it is the day that we commemorate that we remember jesus sacrifice on the cross that we remember the things that the reason he came to us was to give us a new way of thinking about our relationship to god we remember that god loved the world so much that god is willing to do just about anything in order to be in relationship with god's people and that included sending god's own son into the world to live as a human to carry out god's ministry and to show the world different way of being in relationship with god to show the world that love is one of the answers that loving god and be loving god means that we then need to love what at other we need to be servants to another we need to live as christ lived and so today's podcast is going to be a little different than normal i don't want to do a lot of my own talking a lot of my own blah blah blah because it is such a solemn occasion i do want to read the texts for today i want it to be a little bit more reflective for you just listening to the texts and then a couple of pieces of the good friday worship service from my own tradition which is the lutheran tradition so we are going i'm going to do that as i said i'll read the texts all four of the texts that are assigned for good friday and then i will read some of the prayers that are involved in my own tradition so it's a little bit more of a worship experience than a bible study experienced but i hope that you will appreciate the difference in that this is a more solemn occasion and i just don't feel like i need to give you so many of my words when the words.