The Bounds of Love: An Introduction to God’s Law of Liberty Master Table of Contents [Note: This is a long essay. I decided to post this whole chapter as a single post instead of breaking it up because I believe it needs to be read as a comprehensive whole. Download a PDF of the entire chapter for […]
I want to thank you to Doug for the consideration of considering my response on taxation. He has, as may be expected, volleyed back. After carefully weighing his counterexamples and their stated implications, I don’t think they make the case. They actually support my thesis more clearly. First, I would like to note in passing […]
In 1936, the Roman dictator Benito Mussolini conquered Ethiopia, and Abebe Bikila conquered Rome twenty years later. As a last minute replacement for the 1960 Olympic team, Bikila was unable to find a comfortable pare of running shoes. His coaches decided he should run the hard surface 26 mile course in his bare feet. Bikila […]
The newspaper and news sources in general can be depressing reading these days. No matter who wins tomorrow’s election, America and the world are in for uncertain times. Instead of ruminating over the negative possibilities, Christians should see what will come as opportunities. It’s in uncertain times that Jesus entered the world. Israel was a captive nation with no political power.
After using Rome as His rod to smite Jerusalem, God later turns on Rome in judgment. Once again, Assyria is the model: “I send it against a godless nation and commission it against the people of My fury to capture booty and to seize plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets . . . . So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, ‘I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness'” (Isa. 10:5-6, 12-13). The fall of Assyria did not immediately follow its plunder of Israel.
Six thousand Jews were murdered by Alexander Janneus (103-76 B.C.) during the Feast of Tabernacles in the early part of the first century B.C. Here’s how Josephus describes the event: