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Christmas: A Jewish Holiday?

Every year as December unfolds our world gets caught up in all that it believes makes the celebration of Christmas special.  Gifts are purchased, cards are written, decorations are hung, and parties are attended.  Yet these things are not what … Continue reading

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Are The Biblical Texts Reliable?

Someone asked: How can you believe that the Bible, written by men, is “the word of God” and that after thousands of years of copying we could still have an accurate translation of it today? These were some of the same questions … Continue reading

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How Does That Make You Feel?

Someone asked: You identify yourself as a gay believer in Christ.  How does it make you feel when people use words like “unnatural”, “perverse”, “abominable”, “destructive”,  “deceptive” and/or “vile” to describe homosexuality? This question or some variation of it seems to come … Continue reading

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The Day of Atonement and the New Testament

What relevance does the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur have for New Testament believers?  Biblically, quite a lot!   Jews around the world will soon celebrate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year.  I still remember vividly … Continue reading

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Romans 2: Paul’s Bait and Switch

Have you ever noticed that Romans 1 was not legislation?  Romans 1 contained no advice for the church in the city of Rome or any other.  Romans 1 was a rhetorical device.  That is to say, enlisting the disproval of a … Continue reading

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Romans 1: What Was Paul Ranting About?

In Romans 1, the Apostle Paul mentions male and female behavior that he expects his readers to disapprove.  But what was the sin he was ranting  about?  Read the whole passage and track it back.  In Romans 1, Paul ridicules Gentile religious rebellion … Continue reading

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Jewish Roots, Jewish Savior

I received an email this week from a gay Messianic Jewish man in England who was asked to leave his synagogue after he confessed to his Rabbi his belief that Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel. Some of us are ostracized by our churches … Continue reading

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