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Camels Through the Eyes of Needles

“And behold, a man came up to him, saying, ‘Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?’ And he said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only One who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.’ He said to him, ‘Which ones?’ And Yeshua said, ‘You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ The young man said to him, ‘All these I have kept. What do I still lack?’ Yeshua said to him, ‘If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.’ When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.”
—Matthew 19:16-22
This story often gets misunderstood. I've heard of modern-day monastics who actually go and sell everything to live in squalor, thinking that will benefit them. There was a time in my life …

I Will Bless Those Who Bless You

I haven't been active on this blog for a few months. I didn't know how much I would actually use it when I started, although there are several big areas of study that are on my mind that I plan to publish here when my research is complete. However, I came across a story today that is over a month old. I don't keep up with The Master's University and Seminary, so I only became aware of it through the infamous YouTuber Servus Christi.

As it turns out, TMUS are under academic probation and at risk of losing their accreditation for several reasons. A lack of board independence,Allegations of conflicts of interest regarding student financial aid,Institutional leaders being hired who lack qualifications for the higher education positions they hold, andWhat the WSCUC described as “a disturbing climate of fear, intimidation and bullying” at the university. The first thought that entered my head upon hearing this is the abhorrent way John MacArthur terminated and shamed Bill Sch…

Teach Us to Number Our Days

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Adonai, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, El from everlasting to everlasting. You return man to dust and say, “Return, children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.  You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.  For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed. You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.  For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh. The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according t…

Where to Go from Here and Speculations Regarding Time & Omniscience (Repost)

My first two posts on this blog have been pretty massive. Both of them reached about 35 pages in Microsoft Word before I copy/pasted them to Blogger. Researching and writing them took about a month each, with an additional couple of weeks removing all of Word's HTML and replacing it with code suitable for this site (including replacing the code for every footnote). From start to finish, the first entry took about a month, while the second stretched on nearly into two.

I don't have a solid direction in which I'd like to take this, but there aren't any other big articles I feel compelled to take on at the moment. Whether or not I start posting here regularly, I would like the turn-around to get a little faster.

I have a number of posts from my old Tumblr blog of the same name which I have considered porting over here. Some of them are other response articles (some relating to the Trinity and some to Torah), while a few are more speculative in nature. Although the first t…

Response to TMU: A Synopsis of the Deity of the Messiah

On March 26, 2018, The Master’s University announced the termination of Bill Schlegel after Mr. Schlegel informed Will Varner that he could no longer affirm the deity of Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity.1 I became aware of this myself on March 27 when Restoration Fellowship uploaded a video to their YouTube channel where Carlos Xavier interviewed Mr. Schlegel about his recent, radical change in faith.2 A few days after watching the video, two friends who graduated from TMU shared with me the official announcement on the university’s website containing an explanation of his departure and linking to three documents which defend the orthodox position. I want to engage with those documents to see whether they stand up to Scripture.

I desire to find the truth. I was raised in orthodox, evangelical Christianity, but over the past year or so I have scrutinized the Trinity very closely, studying its historical development as well as the chief texts in favor of it in the Bible. I am fami…