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Book Review: Life Should Be Simple And Easy

Life Should Be Simple And Easy:  If You’re Doing It Hard, You’re Doing It Wrong, by Conrad Aquino and Bryson Miller [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my … Continue reading

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Against The Usurpation Of The Phariseees: Part Three

In our previous discussions about the usurpation of the priestly roles by the Pharisees during the Second Temple period [1], we discussed both the manifest failures of the Aaronic priesthood during that time period as well as the different solutions … Continue reading

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Against The Usurpation Of The Pharisees: Part Two

Previously [1], we discussed the legitimacy of the Aaronic priesthood and of the Levites in general as teachers of Israel, a legitimacy that was threatened by the corruption of the priesthood during a large span of Israel’s history.  We must … Continue reading

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Against The Usurpation Of The Pharisees: Part One

I have commented from time to time about my own interest in the goings on of the Levites as well as the Aaronic priesthood and some of my own reasons for that [1].  I do not wish to comment on … Continue reading

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He And All His Family Were Baptized

In my previous discussion [1] to answer the complicated set of questions I received recently from a reader [2], I discussed how it was that men served as representatives of their families during ancient Israel, and how this responsibility included … Continue reading

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Letters From The Mailbox: Part One

As a way of encouraging in-depth responses among readers of my blog, I would like to start a new occasional type of entry called “Letters From The Mailbox.”  At times I get comments that are too lengthy for me to … Continue reading

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Nevertheless She Will Be Saved In Childbearing

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message given at the UCG Portland congregation on December 2, 2017.] Today I would like to start this message by doing a bit of a thought experiment [1].  I’m going to read … Continue reading

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Evaluation Reports

[Note:  I wrote this originally some time ago, and humorously enough the evaluation reports are coming around again after being in abeyance, making this post relevant once again, given my feelings on the subject which have not changed.] Earlier this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christ In Conflict

Christ In Conflict:  Lessons From Jesus And His Controversies, by John Stott It is unfortunate that people see in Jesus Christ a reflection of themselves and that is certainly the case here [1].  As is often the case with books … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great World Religions: Islam

Great Course:  Great World Religions:  Islam, by Professor John L. Esposito This course is taught by someone who is considered to be an expert on interaction between Islam and the West, although he is not a Muslim himself.  In listening … Continue reading

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