Yesterday I posted an article concerning a passage in Scripture [Acts 18:28] making the statement "GREEK TRAINED" I was referencing the millions of Christians around the globe who only have a New Testament concept of the Bible. Notice, I did not say understanding. Many Christians [certainly not all] don't even read the Bible or challenge the Sunday morning messages. This is common place, I am basically addressing something that many of us know to be true if or when we are honest.
Anyway, my use of the words, "Greek Trained" intimated to one Pastor that I was suggesting, anything Greek is bad. My phone rang and our discussion ensued. Here is a man who reads the entire Bible, understands the Hebraic concept or original cultural mindset of the Scriptures but who also is a Greek Scholar. His fear was that certain individuals..many of whom do not read the Bible would think, "Greek bad therefore New Testament bad" Equally, those who only know the New Testament would dismiss my article as heresy. The Pastor asked, "What is your position on the Apostle Paul?" I explained that I believed Paul was sent to the Gentiles in the same way that Moses was sent to the Hebrews...to bring Good News. We agreed!
Funny, I was just thinking about what to write next and the thought of the Hebrews complaining about food and water and just about everything, popped into my head. Likewise, the Christian has complained about the Jews for almost 2 centuries. Nevertheless, I understood the Pastor's concern. The two groups stopped being part of the family of God a long, long time ago.
|spare me the emails...just making a point|
Russ Houck for pretty much the rest of Sunday. We talked for quite possibly a total of 5 hours on the phone, I lost track. Russ wrote a book, "EPIDEMIC" Examining the Infected Roots of Judaism and Christianity
I have been reading this book for a couple of weeks. I think that every Christian as well as every Jew living in our time would do well to read this book. Here is the reason why....When the Messiah is crowned King over all the earth he will crush the religious systems that the enemy has used to keep all of us killing one another. Asserting our beliefs on others using rocks, spears, bullets, and bombs in order to prove our God, has always been evil IS STILL EVIL! I thank God that he used a nation called Israel to carry his word through the centuries...The entire Bible is recorded by their hand. Two of my brothers, who are destined to be a part of the Kingdom called me yesterday, we broke bread together in our conversation. This is how the "Kids of the Kingdom" should behave. The Godless are picking up weapons of war and setting their eyes upon us. We need to stop being bitter enemies because the real enemy is still sitting among us preparing to attack in the physical world.....and this too will be allowed. What remains divided cannot stand!
Note to Brenda, Get out of my car! hehehe, hahaha!