A Quote from Jesus that Perfectly Fits the Situation

Yesterday I put up a post on the book  Judaism’s Strange Gods that included a video with comments by a member of Neturei Karta, the group of religious Jews who have called for the dismantling of the state of Israel. In the video, the NK member talks about Jews in Israel who, through such acts as refusing to serve in the Israeli military, have suffered retribution. He refers to such people as having been arrested, beaten, and in some cases even murdered.

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Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
–Jesus

By Richard Edmondson

Reading the gospels in the light of current events becomes a more eye-opening experience for me with each passing day. Take the words of Jesus in Luke 12:1. “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy,” he remarks to his disciples.

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Living Water: The “14’s”of John

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John’s gospel is unique among the four gospels. Catholic scholar Raymond E. Brown referred to it as the gospel with the highest “christology.” You can find within it concepts–such as that of Living Water or the Holy Spirit–that are not addressed at all in the other gospels or only minimally addressed.

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Washington Post Touts Lady Gaga as Model Christian

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Lady Gaga, touted by the Washington Post as a model Christian, performs at the Super Bowl

By Richard Edmondson

Is Lady Gaga the embodiment of “Christian values”? Mention of the performer’s name likely would not conjure up such an image in most people’s minds, yet this is the view expressed in an article published yesterday by the Washington Post.

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Israeli Police Prepare for the Coming of the ‘Messiah’

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By Richard Edmondson

In the photo above we see Israeli Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It is reported that Alsheikh is anticipating the coming of the Jewish messiah in the not-terribly-distant future and that he and his police forces are preparing for large crowds expected to converge upon the Jewish state when the glorious arrival takes place.

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