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The following is a
list of my notes related to the latest home page piece, this one
on really seeing and understanding.
Go back to the home page piece
the term "world" and "World" with the cap each to mean specific
things. The former is simply all that is around us including
whatever people occupy it, the latter refers to the overarching
system that governs all that sinful men do. The terms "society"
and "Society" are also distinct, and all who refuse to follow
Christ in the former are necessarily and seductively enabled by
those in the latter.
recent and very typical "We need a new model" cry is
this one from renowned financial pundit Robert Samuelson. My
blog post introducing this home page piece touches on it.
I do not
in any way endorse Larken Rose's book mentioned at the end of
the video. Again, while temporal government is indeed a very legitimate operation,
something Rose apparently argues against, the much more
significant truth is that Rose as well as those he reviles
simply do not see The Alternative.
my thoughts about the tax issue is here.
The way churches are moored to the World is explained
here. The hypocrisy of trying to do
Kingdom work through World means is explained
here. I believe the infection of
real agape community into others' lives begins with pure worship
assemblies ungrafted to the System. Thoughts are
narrative that tells of the first standard human sacrifice practices is at
the beginning of the fourth chapter of Genesis, and quite
alternate model is introduced at the end of that same chapter in
the last half of
the very last verse.
about the prophets and kings mentioned in the tenth chapter of
Luke. Jesus is indeed speaking of those sustaining the nation of
Israel from which He would emerge, those who longed for His
advent but knowing they would never see it. They were indeed
righteous servants in the Kingdom dutifully fulfilling God's
purposes. It still works, however, as a profound metaphor for
the World's "prophets and kings" of the past who, exactly like
those in Cain's legacy today, thought they saw but didn't.
included in this webzine a page of
Scriptural support for the genuine meaning of the law. The part
in Romans that speaks of every individual being a slave no
matter how much freedom they say they have is
passage on taxes from the 17th chapter of Matthew is
here. Make a note that the term "exempt" is best rendered
"free." It is important to read the entirety of the 13th chapter
of Romans to understand
Those oft cited words from the sixth chapter of Isaiah? They are
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