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Salvation and forgiveness – comparing the Jewish Bible with the NT

I wrote this years ago, but I thought I could share it here. It originally contained my attempts at saying the special name of God. Hopefully I rooted all of that crap out. So, without further ado. What is salvation? … Continue reading

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The bloody injustice of christianity

Having been challenged with the Christian doctrine of vicarious atonement again, for myself a fact needs reiteration. The christian teaching of Jesus dying for all our sins, being punished in our place, is a teaching of irresponsibility and injustice. The … Continue reading

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No grace … in christianity?

One teaching that you hear from some christians is that there is no grace in any other religion than christianity. According to such people, in other religions you have to pay for your sins, whereas in christianity, there is grace: … Continue reading

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The Quest and the Pot of Gold

Silence hung thick in the air after explaining to two of my friends that I no longer considered myself a messianic Christian. I took a deep breath, searching their faces for which of the myriad reasons I should start with … Continue reading

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They blinded their mother and blinded themselves

You heard it first said by their messiah-figure, Jesus, that the Jews refused to accept him, that they were of their father, the devil, that they were hypocrites, ignorant of their own bible. And then it was echoed by one … Continue reading

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Simple Truths: Escaping Responsibility

The Jewish Bible teaches that everyone is responsible for their own actions. Personal responsibility is the name of the game. You do the crime, you pay for it or you repent of it, praying direct to God. You do good, … Continue reading

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Simple Truths: New Covenant? Substitutionary sacrifice not allowed!

Here’s a strange piece of biblical text. (28) In those days they won’t say anymore: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’ (29) But every one shall die for his own iniquity; every … Continue reading

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Christianity contradicts Isaiah

Based on the teachings of Rabbi Blumenthal at http://yourphariseefriend.wordpress.com. Seek GOD while he may be found! Call him while he is near! Let a wicked man forsake his way and a man of inquity his thoughts, and let him return … Continue reading

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