Reading and writing for my upcoming book on God’s law and cherem, I passed through a section of one of the finest commentaries available: James B. Jordan, Judges: God’s War Against Humanism (1985). At the end of his comments on God’s judgment of Benjamin, carried out by their own Israelite brethren, Jordan concludes with this […]
Picking up the second part of Adam’s designed purpose of “working” and “keeping” the garden, we discuss mainly the spiritual foundations of “keeping” the way of life. This includes the mediation of angels and the culmination in the New Adam, Christ. It newly inspires us once again toward the kingdom realities here and now, as […]
In the Samuel passage the Hebrew uses the standard word for “king” – mlk, or melech. This common word appears all through the Old Testament, but when referring to a particular practice of neighboring pagan divine-king States, the Hebrew scribes replaced the vowels with those from the Hebrew word boseth, “shame.” The resulting name “Molech” refers to the pagan total-State, the great tyrannies incurred where the civil State usurped the place of God and worship in society and demanded ultimate sacrifice.
You’d better get the answer to that question right. The difference between right and wrong means the difference between everything from sin and salvation, to freedom and bondage, to liberty and tyranny. For all the problems we’ve read about so far, the answer to this question either causes them or begins to solve them.
While it is helpful to remind ourselves that the technical definition of “Socialism” is quite narrow, and that by that definition “Socialism” is indeed a dead political philosophy, let’s not be so black-and-white minded that we ignore the obvious. Whether the government technically owns the means of production, or whether the government simply has its finger in […]