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It is Lo Tov for Adam to be Echad…

A woman living in South Africa relates how her father often said, “Sex is a sin.” Root analysis: The woman is of a Christian background and her father was a Church Elder who listened to pastor’s sermons and read his Bible, mainly the “New Testament”.  The notion that human sexuality is “not good” is very, very alien to the lebenswelt of Israel, the Way of Israel.  This negative view emanates almost exclusively from the writings of Paul, e.g. 1 Corinthians 71Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.26…is good for a man to remain [single, unmarried]…29But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should live as though they had no wives [i.e. they should be celibate].32But I want you to be without cares. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord -- how he may please the Lord.33But he who is married cares about the things of the world - how he may please his wife.34There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of…

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SEIN UND ZEIT – BESTAAN EN TYD

For you have long been aware of what you mean when you use the expression “being”. We, however, who used to think we understand it, have now become perplexed… [Plato, 2600 years ago] Die mens woon in ‘n wêreld waarin hy buite sy wil gebore word en geworpe is, en voortdurend geworpe bly tot sy dood. Hy het ‘n verlede, bestaan noú, word voortgesleur in tyd; al wat seker is van sy toekoms, is sy dood. Ge-werp in dinge, daar-synde (da-sein), verval hy en staan op die punt om verswelg te word in da-sein, ondeurdagte daarwees, dinge. Hy is voortdurend ‘n geworpene, maar periodiek gaan hy só op in dinge dat hy tydelik geabsorbeer raak daarin (Aufgehen in). Dan is hy niemand in besonders nie, en word dan bloot Das Man met sy karakteristieke, gesiglose “tranquilised self-assurance in average everydayness”. Die kenmerke van Das Man is: Gerede und Neugier.  Gerede is ligsinnige praatjies en Neugier is die gier na nuwe, opwindende, aangrypende, sensasionele dinge. In Gerede staan die spreker en luisteraar nie in ‘n egte, intieme, intense verhouding teenoor mekaar of die onderwerp waaroor gepraat word nie; hul kommunikasie is oppervlakkig.  Neugier is ‘n vorm van ontvlugting. Daar bestaan egter ‘n bepaalde gemoedstoestand — nuchtere angst — wat outentieke syn en vry-syn (Frei-sein) ont-sluit as bestaans-moontlikhede. Dit bring die mens voor die vrye…

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Isaiah 14 – Fall of the Melekh Bavel; Isaiah 24 – Binding the TZEVA HA-MAROM BA-MAROM in the BOR

It is the year 200 CE in Rome, Italy, and the time is around 23:00—it is a dark night because clouds obscure the moon and stars.  Plinius walks in the dark streets of Rome, holding a lantern.  A man who has lost some silver coins and is in need of a light to find his valued coins, see Plinius walking with the lantern and calls, “Dear Lucifer, please come to me!  I need your help!” Please explain what is going on here. The above question is somewhat perplexing, so here's the answer.  Yeshayahu 14:12 deals with the fall of the king of Bavel (Babylon) and says, “How have you fallen from heaven, oh Heilel ben Shachar.”  The Hebrew word heilel means luminous and the Hebrew grammatical root or shoresh is H-L-L.  The grammatical root H-L-L came to refer to luminous persons, who served as direction-giving beacons in society, just as the stars in the heavens served as direction-giving, guiding beacons.  The grammatical root therefore also refers to people who are praised as direction-giving beacons.  An illustrious  king of a country or empire would be considered such a H-L-L i.e. praise-worthy figure who is analogous to a luminous star in the…

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The concept Scripture does not exist within Scripture

The concept of a demarcated, delineated canon of Scripture, does not not exist in Scripture; the slogan “sola scriptura” is a rationalist Protestant imposition from the outside, and this slogan and methodology is a hallmark of under-educated pastors. Over its first circa 1400 years, the classical confesions of Christianity did not mention the concept of a demarcated, delineated canon of Scripture. The Councils of Nicea, Ephesus and Chalcedon never made statements such that “Books xyz belong in the Bible and the Bible is the inerrant word of God”. Why not? Partly because the thinkers were wise enough to avoid such categorical statements. Church Fathers as well as reformers such as Calvin, knew well that e.g. 2 Peter is a forgery. Not a single classical CREED of Christianity or Judaism says anything about the “Bible” or “Scripture.” The First Council of Nicaea (325 CE) stated nothing about the “Bible” or “Scripture.” The First Council of Constantinople (381 CE) stated nothing about the “Bible” or “Scripture.” The Creed of Chalcedon (451 CE) stated nothing about the “Bible” or “Scripture.” The codifier of Torah-law, Rabbi Mosheh ben Maimon (“Maimonides” also known as “The Rambam”), compiled what we call the Shloshah Asar Ikarim, the…

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Hallmarks of Stupid “Pastors”

Peer-reviewed research has identified a number of Hallmarks of cancer: Selective growth and proliferative advantage, altered stress response favouring overall survival, vascularization, invasion and metastasis, metabolic rewiring, an abetting microenvironment, and immune modulation.  All cancers behave the same: Cancer cells grow and divide without brakes, they are immortal, and they move around to form new metastatic colonies.Reference: Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg. 2011. Hallmarks of Cancer: The Next Generation. There are a number of Hallmarks by which the perceptive observer can identify under-uneducated pastors and rank imposters (i.e. deceiving, emotionally disturbed bullshitters): They have a vocabulary of 4 to 8 Hebrew words, 80% of which are woefully mispronounced. They often hold to insane views about the "original Hebrew Alphabet." They believe that Isaiah 14 deals with the fall of “Lucifer” from heaven; they believe and teach their misinformed victims that the satan's name is "Lucifer". They believe that the "Textus Receptus" is the only correct and trustworthy "Greek text of the NT" and that the Critical Texts and Textual Criticism are diabolical endeavours. They teach that new, scientific, literal Bible-Translations are “New Age” translations. They are in love with the Book of Acts—their “canon of the canon”. They believe…

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MEDITATON ON POST-MODERNISM

Post-Modernism states that there are no absolute truths.  Group A has their brand of religion and Group B has their flavour of religion, and so be it.  The quest for absolutes is based on false premises, according to post-modernism.  When groups negotiate, there is no real quest for truth and justice either; each group is merely an interest-group pushing its own selfish agenda.  Let everyone therefore live inside his own, subjective happy-bubble, and do not dare to burst my subjective happy-bubble, no matter how cuckoo it may seem to you – there are no absolutes; there are merely a collection of subjective bubbles inhabited by opinionated members of the Homo Sapiens species, grouped into fairly cohesive & rather selfish interest-groups. Post-Modernism has “taken over” most universities in the West; the Post-Modern “take” on life is characterised by skepticism, subjectivism and relativism, a general suspicion of reason, and an acute sensitivity to the role of ideology in asserting and maintaining political and economic power. In opposition to the Post-Modern denial of the absolute, stands the transcendental experience and weltanschauung (world-view) of the Way of Israel.  The Davar of God came to Moses and the prophets – the Word, the Logos (Greek),…

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