Posted byAndrew Mack
02/20/2012 01:23 PM
Topic: the difference
Can anyone give me some insight on the difference in body, soul, spirit. I get the difference in body and soul, but cannot get clarity about the spirit of man. Lots of different teachings out there and I would like to know from a hebrew standpoint what the Hebrews believe on this subject. Thanks
02/04/2012 08:42 AM
Topic: Jonah and the fish
Jesus says he will be in the ground 3 days and 3 nights as Jonah was. How do we count that?
I have all your dvd's and most of your cd's and it is not addressed anywhere.
Friday to Sunday at the least misses one night to my thnking but how do the Jew's count it?
Does anyone know if there are downloadable discovery guides? Also, I'm looking for electronic versions of the original photos (overheads) that used to be provided with the old video tapes and discovery guides. I will be doing a Bible Study in a classroom setting and will have a computer and overhead screen and could use this in an electronic format.
Earlier this evening, I attended a dinner/Biblical teaching class in which we focused on several topics pertaining to and based primarily on texts found in Genesis. The first of these topics was concerning the origin of demons. According to the teacher, the answer to this lies in the texts of Genesis 1 and 2, which are to be read as two separate histories, the first in which the male (Adam) and the female were created as equals, both in the image of God. This first woman was known as Lilith. Eventually Lilith rebels against both Adam and God and is punished, eventually becoming the mother of all demons. Then God forms Eve (woman) from Adam's rib in the Genesis 2. Part of this did not settle well with me. I believe and have been taught in Bible classes that Genesis 1 and 2 are not to be read and understood apart from each other, that is to say not to be understood as distinct stories. Rather, they are simply two different narratives written by different authors (as evident in the differing style and prose of each), both accounting the details of the formation of the SAME man and woman (not two different women). What are your thoughts on this? Where do you believe demons come from? Perhaps from the Nephilim mentioned in Genesis 6? And were Adam and Eve the first humans or did there exist a pre-Adamic race???? Any thoughts????
I have read that most children in the Jewish culture of Jesus' time were educated from a young age, and that only the best and brightest went on to learn the Torah better after age 10, and then again at age 14. How much of this education was customarily given to Jewish girls?
During the lesson on Jesus speaking in Nazareth RVL indicated that it is known what scriptures were spoken that day in addition to Isaiah 61:1 and part of 2. I am curious as to what passages were scheduled to be read that day other than the above. Also the source of this information would be helpful.
09/14/2011 12:29 AM
Topic: the church
i need godly counsel...
at my church there is this man who is a teacher, one Sunday night he shows up drunk and starts laying hands on these two women and yelling at them.
Later it was brought to my pastor's attention that he was drunk, so they (pastors and the board) had a meeting, the man denied it (although it had been reported several times before, he had also groped a lady years prior)the pastor wrote up a paper and had the man sign it, he still teaches, the pastors reason, he is having trouble and may commit suicide, that's why he wasnt set down.
these same standards dont apply to everyone, my friend and her husband argue, the pastor said he would like to use them in the church but until they get their strife undercontrol he cannot.
i'm confused in all of this and have left the church, what should i do/have done?
07/31/2011 12:13 PM
Topic: Old Covenantnt Continuation?
In the Follow the Rabbi article "A Covenant Guarantee" there is this statement within the Conclusion of the article:
"The Ten Commandments were God's covenant with Israel, and they are his covenant with us today."
This statement seems to suggest that the Old Covenant that God made with Israel is on par, equal, or at the same level with the New Covenant that Jesus established.
My understanding is that the Old Covenant, of which the ten commandments is a summary, is now obsolete as there is now a better covenant based on better promises.
 But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.  For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.
(Hebrews 8:6-7 ESV)
 In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
(Hebrews 8:13 ESV)
[9:1] Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness.  For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.  Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place,  having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron's staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.  Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.
(Hebrews 9:1-5 ESV)
It seems clear that the author of Hebrews associates the tablets of the covenant (10 commandments) in Heb. 9:4 with other items that were considered shadows pointing to Jesus. And if there is any question as to the 10 commandments relationship to the Old Covenant there is the following text:
 Then the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.  And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, and he wrote them on two tablets of stone. (Deuteronomy 4:12-13 ESV)
Is there something I'm missing? The statement from the Covenant Guarantee article just doesn't seem to be supported within the New Testament.