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God of Israel

Why is knowing the God of Israel is important and He is the only one.

This is where our  knowledge of the foundation of the story  of the Israelites and their journey. It was the outside world that was influencing their world to water down their identity of who they were. It was this  identity that was beginning to get fuzzy and waned in their power.

To explain this we have to see and hear what was on the outside of the jewish realm that was making their identity blend in with the worlds. In one word it was “gods”.

You see, there were many of them. Greek gods, Roman gods.

Let’s just name them to see why this should be an issue.

Greek gods: Zeus,Hera,Poseidon,Demeter,Ares,Athena,Apollo,Artemis,Hephaestus,Aphrodite,Hermes,Dionysus,Hades,Hypnos,

Nike,Janus,Nemisis,Iris,Hecate,Tyche.

Roman gods: Jupiter,Juno,Neptune,Pluto,Apollo,Diana,Mars,Venus,Cupid,Mercury,Minerva,Ceres,Proserpine,Vulcan,Bacchus,Saturn,Vestus,Janus,Uranus,Gaia,Maia,Flora,Plutus.

Can you see where the difference is in the God of Israel? There is only one.

He is the God of all.

This was the message to the Israel and soon to the whole world. This message is what is carried out through the old testament and into the new testament that explodes with Paul’s message in the “good news”.

Can we see it?

Read the old testament again. Read the new testament again. It will be a revelation to you when you experience it!!

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Adam/Man

Alpha,beginning,first,start all terms used to describe adam’s status. Adam is/was used as the lightening rod of measurements to everything following him as to a blueprint for life and to a life abundant. But why?

Why and to what extent is adam used as a measuring cup to life?. What is his creditials? Who is he? and says who?

God can be a very direct and to the point God, just ask the jewish people. See the Ten commandments. See the laws of food,worship,and life as example’s. God on the other hand can be very suttle in his desires for us. This is the hard part for us it seems, is to see or hear as the jewish society didn’t hear the small but influential nuances that need to be added to another setting or story to see what God was doing or describing his will.

Talking, hearing. Oh for the days of yore! This as we know was the rule of the day that things learned were of the hearing and listening of someone talking in front of the tabernacle just talking about God. or it could be from a roaming prophet,or teacher,or rabbi that would spout words of wisdom to all that would listen. The detail of the message was in the interwoven things that God’s instruments were saying if you put them all together. Like a symphony!

Adam, the first family as it was was, is, the mold to which we should not just imitate but to see it for all it is worth. This man, Adam, his being, his identity, his world, his purpose, his future, what were they?

God’s plan was and is the same today, but maybe with a bit of clarity of the whole story and design  of things than of before, but there were signposts of things even back in those early day of Adam. We can start by looking at the why God created eve? There is at least two main reason’s why God did this, one is probably obvious and that is the multiplying of his creation.  The second is there in front of our faces is that God’s creation desired company!  Just as God and His Spirit had fellowship in the beggining, so to did Adam. So this was just not a message of human enteraction with each other but of a description of how God feels about his creation. You see how suttle that was of God!

Another peek into God’s heart is understand the story of the first murder. The first parents of the world are not immune to issues with their children, in fact it may just show us why we are having the problems we are having with our kids. What we need to do to start, is to get past the act of the murder, but to concentrate on the actions of both cain and able. We need to look at cain’s life first, Both cain and able were the children of Adam and Eve, they had just been kicked out of the garden of eden to try and make it on their own. New place,New rules!

Now what they make of this situation is and could be the defining moment of ‘mankind’ if they had really understood the ramifications. Adam and eve having just gone thru an learning experience with God, would they take his truth and continue with it or would they continue to go it alone? What would adam and eve’s legacy do? Along come cain and able to put their parents knowledge and experience to use, oh, how would they do? Cain, a tiller of the ground. Able, a keeper of the sheep.

Do you see it? It is right there in front of you!,keep looking and you will see it!  We are just into the 4th chapter of the bible and there is a astounding “AHA” moment of the bible!

Let’s go back to chapter 2 verse 15 when God says that he took the man and put him into the garden of eden to dress it and to KEEP it. God wants Adam to continue to keep the garden as it is, God’s design. This means all that he has made. The heavens, the land, the water, the air, the animals and himself. Let’s now go back to chapter 4 verse 2 the first part when it says, “and abel was a KEEPER of SHEEP.”  Did abel thru his parent(s) learn this or was this the defining moment that man sees,hears and knows of God’s desire of his creation. Abel got it, did Cain?

Cain’s learning or teaching was from a different teacher,but not of God. Cain, in verse two of chapter 4 says that he was a tiller of the ground. Is this understanding of God, or man?  Cain separated himself from God to go at it,himself. To work, by the tilling of the ground to survive, and to be his own self.

There was beginning of God’s design, his creation adapts to his own, his creation develops, only one of the two chooses to see and hear God’s true will to right the ship. Our path has followed the one that didn’t see or hear God’s will.

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Is Christian Theology changing?

Do you know?

What is theology?

Is there more than one?

Which one do I believe?

How do I find out about the other theology’s?’

How does the theology effect us now?

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Biblically speaking……

Did you know that  how you perceive the bible is like looking at thru glasses,yet when you look at the bible without them, the bible will be perceived differently. Has the bible changed with or without the glasses? No, it is a new perspective on the same thing but maybe we see it at a different angle which gives us a new view.

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Idol-ling along…….

Old testament tells us what an idol is,what it is, who it is,where it is, and Why it is. Do we know the answers to these questions now?

Does the world know them? Do the ‘christians’ know the answers? Do we care to know them? Are they still relevant questions for today,or were they just for that time?

Ask yourself these questions to see what you answer. Are these questions relevant to you, a christian, and outsider?

Ponder these things and we will look into what IDOLS are all about and what they have to do with us in today’s world!

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