Holidays: 8 Facts About Angels

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? While I am no angelologist (yes, there is such a thing), I was thinking of angels over the past couple of days and their relation to Christmas. They are sung of often in Christmas Carols like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels We Have Heard On High.” They feature…

Religion: Is the Church the New Israel? Part 6

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? ? The idea of Separation Theology is problematic. In it, the covenant promises will be fulfilled only to Israel, which remains disconnected to the Church. The subject of dispensationlism is lengthy, but the gist of it is that God will yet conclude His business with Israel. ? While this holds to be…

Religion: Is the Church the New Israel? Part 5

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? ? All of the major councils of the 4th Century in Byzantium forced the church to abandon their Jewishness, forbid Jews and Christians to marry each other, forbid the keeping of the Jewish feasts. Even Martin Luther was anti-Sematic. He accused Jews of being parasites, ritual murders, worse than devils,…

Religion: Is the Church the New Israel? Part 4

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? ? The Prince of Persia, or Babylon, if you please, is the sovereign of this world. His royalty has infiltrated ever institution on this planet. Full stop. He imitates Christ on every level; through mammon, pressure, manipulation, conspiracy, sorcery, the occult and deception, he succeeds. ? Replacement Theology ? One…