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Adonai says: “… I will bless those who bless [Israel], And the one who curses [Israel] I will curse.” — Gen. 12:3
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If you disagree …
The information presented on this website is
my own personal opinion, and mine alone. Many of my opinions and
conclusions are highly speculative in nature and are open to many
different interpretations. It is your
In the first place, my opinions and interpretations are based on more than 50 years of intense personal study of the Scriptures, including over seven years of seminary training culminating in a masters degree in systematic theology (Th.M.) and two doctoral degrees in theology (Th.D.) and ministry (D.Min.). My theological opinions are very difficult to change or influence. You are simply not going to succeed where hundreds — perhaps even thousands — of others of have failed. Do I think I “know it all?” Of course not; far from it. Ruach HaKodesh teaches me something new every single time I open the pages of Scripture! If He didn’t, I probably wouldn’t bother to study the Scriptures at all. What would be the point?
I believe that the Bible — consisting of the
66 books of the so-called “Protestant Canon,” which includes the Tanakh,
or Hebrew Bible, and the Apostolic Writings — can be proven beyond any
possible doubt to be the literal word of
To restate the point in the simplest terms possible, I believe that the Scriptures can only be accurately understood in exactly the same way that they would have been understood by those to whom they were originally written, who originally received them, and for whom they were originally intended.
In the second place, I simply don’t have the time to read the daily deluge of dissent, discontent, and deceit. [Yeah, I thought that was a particularly cleverly-turned alliterative phrase, too!] For more than ten years I have received—and continue to receive—well over a hundred email messages every single day, most of which are from people who only want to argue or tell me off! “Truth” [as defined here] offends a lot of people, including some members of my own family! I have therefore been forced by these circumstance to install an email filter program which simply deletes most of the email that I receive, and I scan the survivors as my very limited time permits. If you send me hate mail, the chances are probably far less than 1% that I will ever receive it.
In the third place, I am
simply far too busy to read hate-filled email from ignorant (and mostly
inarticulate) people who, quite frankly, have no factual basis from which
to form any kind of opinion. [Of course, I'm not talking
about you! But you almost certainly know the kind of people I mean.
You probably have several of them in your congregation.] Most of the
people who write the really offensive messages — like the Arabs and
American politicians who insist that the Jews have no right to the land
Since I have never accepted a salary for any part of over 50 years of ministry (starting in 1962), that means that I must earn a living the old-fashioned way — I work for it! To accomplish that end, in addition to my ministry I have a natural health practice and volunteer over 40 hours a week with my local Community Emergency Response Team, and I am currently working on my third doctoral degree. Therefore, I spend less than about an hour a week reading the little bit of email that actually manages to get through to me, and I seldom actually read a message until several weeks after it was sent. Your chances of reaching me with hate mail just aren’t very good at all.
If you believe that your opinions are worth voicing and you would like for other people to be able to hear your message, then I most respectfully suggest that you do what I have done. Rent yourself a little corner of the World Wide Web, spend a few hundred hours building your own website, then spend 20 or 30 hours a week keeping it current.
Oh, I almost forgot! If your website actually says something worthwhile, be sure to install an email filter to capture and discard the hundreds of pieces of hate mail that you can expect to receive every day.
And in case you were wondering … our fellowship does not pay for any part of my rather significant website expenses. I pay them directly out of my own pocket, with the help of a few people who believe that what I have to say is worthwhile. You can click this button if you would like to help.
While I am on the subject, this may be a good place to respond to the charge that I hate or “bash” some religious, ethnic, and/or political groups, particularly Arab Muslims and Catholics. [See the introductory note at the top of this page.] Nothing could be farther from the truth. [I am actually an equal-opportunity bigot. I hate everybody equally!! — Oh, fer cryin’ out loud! That’s a joke! Lighten up!! But you just watch and see; somebody is going to quote that statement out of context!] I’m not really anti-anybody, but I am pro-Truth. Therefore, when I take a firm stand in favor of Truth, the only logical result is that I must stand against those who have taken a stand against Truth.
So now you must ask me for my definition of “Truth” [John 18:38]. Simply stated, “Truth is that which is, as contrasted and opposed to that which is not.” That which actually exists is Truth; all else is then of necessity false. There is, therefore, only one single objective truth in all of our space-time continuum and beyond. [READ MORE] There is only one Creator-God Who is the Author of all that is, and He is therefore the Author of Truth. He desires to reveal Himself to His creation, and He has done so through the Jewish Prophets, Whom He specially and supernaturally equipped to receive and record the Truth that He has chosen to reveal.
Does the Bible contain all the Truth
that exists? Certainly not. The Bible does not contain all Truth,
but all that the Bible does contain is Truth. The Bible is
therefore the standard by which all other knowledge is to be
measured. Truth is also to be found in
For the wrath of
… And just as
they did not see fit to acknowledge
I neither “hate” nor “bash” people who have
taken a stand against