But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses”.Acts 15:5
Some men from Judea, tried to paint the Church Jewish. In verse 5 it is the Pharisees who voice the madness of marginalizing Gentiles. Circumcision is now known to be be mere mutilation. It has no bearing on women and God’s acceptance of human beings.
Juvenile bodyworks vs reasonable service
They had the audacity to compare Moses to Messiah. People are still doing it two thousand years after the Christ raised up his church as a separate entity, distinct from Abraham’s descendants, distince from the Aaronic legacy, distinct from the submission to Moses’ mediation. Yeshua, creator and saviour of the world and Moses, prophet between Yahweh and the Hebrew people are not like figures.
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”Romans 12:1
Playing word games instead of mining the gold of God’s word
Billy Graham’s son appears in an ad on television labeling politicians as less than reliable when they make promises to the population and he introduces Jesus as completely reliable. He inadvertently makes Jesus a politician and makes American politics the same kind of venture. It is no wonder that American preachers are silent about the corruption of politics and the political scene is dominated by abject poverty of mind and unrestrained racism, lies, hypocrisy, the speech and actions of violence.
Might a catastrophic end be in America’s destiny?
“Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.”Genesis 6:11-13, New American Standard Bible