Should Christians Judge? — Paradigm Shift


Christians sometimes get confused with the concept of judging. Biblically we are commanded to judge (John 7:24 says, “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make it right judgement”). Then at the same time we are biblically told that we are not to …

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Matthew 28:6 NET

28:6 He is not here, for he has been raised,7 just as he said. Come and see the place where he8 was lying.


tn The verb here is passive (ἠγέρθηēgerthē). This “divine passive” (see ExSyn 437–38) points to the fact that Jesus was raised by God.


tc Expansions on the text, especially when the Lord is the subject, are a common scribal activity. In this instance, since the subject is embedded in the verb, three major variants have emerged to make the subject explicit: ὁ κύριος (ho kurios, “the Lord”; A C D L W 0148 f1, 13 𝔐 lat), τὸ σῶμα τοῦ κυρίου (to sōma tou kuriou, “the body of the Lord”; 1424 pc), and ὁ Ἰησοῦς (ho Iēsous, “Jesus”; Φ). The reading with no explicit subject, however, is superior on both internal and external grounds, being supported by א B Θ 33 892* pc co.

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Luke 23:5 Lexham Discourse Greek NT

“οἱ δὲ ἐπίσχυον λέγοντες ὅτι
Ἀνασείει τὸν λαὸν
διδάσκων καθʼ ὅλης τῆς Ἰουδαίας
καὶ ἀρξάμενος ἀπὸ τῆς Γαλιλαίας ἕως ὧδε ” via the Logos Bible Android app.

Luke 23:2 Lexham Discourse Greek NT

“ἤρξαντο δὲ κατηγορεῖν αὐτοῦ λέγοντες
Τοῦτον εὕραμεν
διαστρέφοντα τὸ ἔθνος ἡμῶν
καὶ κωλύοντα φόρους Καίσαρι διδόναι
καὶ λέγοντα ἑαυτὸν Χριστὸν βασιλέα εἶναι ” via the Logos Bible Android app.

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A Prophecy Against Tzor (Tyre) ~ Part 2 ~ Yesha’yahu 23:11-18

My Heart is for Israel

In my last post, we began to examine the last of the prophecies that Yesha’yahuhad received from Adonai against the nations surrounding Isra’eland Y’hudah:A Prophecy Against Tzor (Tyre) ~ Part 1b in Yesha’yahu 23:1-10. In this post, we complete our examination of A Prophecy Against Tzor (Tyre) ~ Part 2in Yesha’yahu 23:11-18.

11 He has stretched out his hand against the sea, he has shaken kingdoms; Adonai has ordered that Kena‘an’s fortresses be destroyed.

The Hebrew text here actually reads Kena‘an. The choice to translate Phoenicia helps the reader stay focused on Tzor’s destruction. However, that destruction is (1) based on the Kena‘ani culture of the Phoenicians that is condemned by Adonai and (2) exemplified here by Adonai’s stretching out his hand over the sea to demonstrate that this friendly resource of the Phoenician traders will not save them.

12 He has said…

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Golden Moments

I love the Psalms

Reading: Psalm 89
(Verses 5-13)
The heavens praise your wonders, LORD,
your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies above can compare with the L
Who is like the L
ORD among the heavenly beings?
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared;
he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Who is like you, L
ORD God Almighty?
You, L
ORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
You rule over the surging sea;
when its waves mount up, you still them.
You crushed Rahab like one of the slain;
with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth;
you founded the world and all that is in it.
You created the north and the south;
Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
Your arm is endowed with power;
your hand is strong, your right hand exalted

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The Will, the Savior, the Salvation


The sacraments of the New Testament give salvation,
the sacraments of the Old Testament promise a savior.

St. Augustine
from The Bible and The Sacraments

(Tiger swallowtail / Julie Cook / 2019)

“Finally—-and this is perhaps the most difficult aspect of what concerns the practice of
conformity to the will of God—-we should desire virtue itself and the degrees of grace only
insofar as God wishes to give them, and not desire more.

Our whole ambition should be to attain the degree of perfection that has been appointed for us,
since it has not been given to everybody to reach the same height.
It is obvious that however well we may correspond with the graces given us,
we can never equal the humility, charity and other virtues of the Blessed Virgin.
And who can even presume to imagine that he can reach the same heights as the Apostles?
Who can…

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