“You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.” Yoda He said to them, “So then, every Torah-teacher who has been made into a talmid for the Kingdom of Heaven is like the owner of a home whoRead moreA Wolf among Wolves
Love your neighbor as yourself. Lev 19:18 What is needed to love your neighbour? Several things actually. First, you have to be aware that your neighbour is not you. That is not as trivial as you might think. Babies do not know that things are separate from them. They have no self-consciousness. Actually, they onlyRead morePerspectives
At the beginning I announce the end, proclaim in advance things not yet done; and I say that my plan will hold, I will do everything I please to do. Isa 46:10 Many people use this verse to say that God knows the end already from the beginning. The verb translated as “proclaim” does meanRead moreOur Future from our Past
Rely on the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your understanding. Proverbs 3:5 For premodern, traditionally thinking people, it is the most natural thing in the world: God exists, He has given us His Word, the Word is true, and proves that God exists. And if that is not enough proofRead moreGod in different Worldviews
“Don’t suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Land. It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword! Matthew 10:34 Most people fit in. They do what they are expected to do, and believe what they are expected to believe or even told to believe. This is especially trueRead morePositive Disintegration
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but the spirit of power, love, and prudence. Timothy 1: 7 For many years I have understood this verse fundamentally and fundamentally wrong. The translation This is mainly due to the translations and teaching I received. What bothers me about the translation: The first half-sentenceRead moreIs fear a Spirit?