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Messianic Time and Animals – Part Four and Conclusion

For those who have not read: Part One Part Two Part Three THE SABBATH: GOD’S TIME IN HISTORY As a tangible lesson of Messianic time and what it entails, in the Hebrew Bible we find the example of the Sabbath: … Continue reading

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Messianic Time and Animals – Part Three

For those who have not read: Part One Part Two LIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY The Bible presents what is essentially a dynamic view of righteousness. We are shown an initial ideal in the first two chapters of Genesis and are later … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Six – Conclusion

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five To put it simply, the sacrificial cult does not work. It never has worked. All those animal sacrifices were completely unnecessary. Even if … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Five

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four I suspect the reason why most preachers focus only on the money changers is due to the words that Jesus spoke. In the Gospel of … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Four

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Part Three ~ There is an often overlooked detail in the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus was not alone in his protest. After Jesus chased out those buying and … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Three

For those who have not yet read: Part One Part Two Those who sold doves Last, but certainly not least, Jesus turns his attention to those selling doves for sacrifice. Whilst Jesus initially targeted those buying and selling cattle, He … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part Two

For those who have not yet read Part One  The Sellers and Buyers In various Bible movies the temple marketplace has often been depicted as secular. We often imagine a scene where local people come to buy their groceries, tourists … Continue reading

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The Activism of Christ – Part One

Twice in Jesus ministry He is seen in the role of an activist, protesting in the temple. In the Gospel of John, Jesus goes into the Temple and makes a whip of cords and drives the animals and those selling … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Six and Conclusion

See Part One here. See Part Two here. See Part Three here. See Part Four here. See Part Five here. For the entire article go here: Challenging Religion. The Righteousness of the Pharisees At the start of his ministry Jesus … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Five

See Part One here. See Part Two here. See Part Three here. See Part Four here. For the entire article go here: Challenging Religion. A Case Study in Religion: ‘Eat What is Set Before You’ Twinned with the false interpretation … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Four

See Part One here. See Part Two here. See Part Three here. For the entire article go here: Challenging Religion. The New Kosher From an animal welfare perspective nowhere do we see the battle between faith and religion more than in … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part Two

If you have not done so, you can read Part One here. To read the entire article, go here: Challenging Religion. Mercy not Sacrifice While God temporarily accommodated to animal sacrifice in the Old Testament, the prophet Jeremiah gives us a … Continue reading

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Challenging Religion – Part One

Defining Religion The word religion both in modern usage, but also biblically, tends to be employed in a variety of ways. In one of the few times the word is utilised in the New Testament, James in his epistle tells … Continue reading

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