Hebrew Worldview Compared to the Greek

We live in a Greek-based society under a Greek-structured government and taught according to the Greek-model of education. It’s no wonder that we view the world from the Greek paradigm. This effects every facet of our lives, and directly influences our interpretation of scripture. But did you know there’s a Hebrew world view? There’s a mind … Continue reading “Hebrew Worldview Compared to the Greek”

Fudging the Numbers

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. Matthew 1:17 (KJV) Fourteen generations – I know Matthew, chapter 1, is a pretty boring chapter. It details the genealogy … Continue reading “Fudging the Numbers”

Paul, a First Century Jew

The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 … Continue reading “Paul, a First Century Jew”

No “I” in “team”

so there are many of us, and in union with the Messiah we comprise one body, with each of us belonging to the others. Romans 12:5 (CJB) Belonging to the others – This verse is a difficult one to translate. Have you ever read it in the KJV, or the NASB? It doesn’t quite make … Continue reading “No “I” in “team””

Understanding the Truth

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17 (KJV) Truth – This is the classic example of Greek vs. Hebrew thought. What is truth? Or more importantly what is Yeshua’s implication when He declares that God’s word is truth? We’ll quickly recognize the differences as we break down the word truth in … Continue reading “Understanding the Truth”

Your Body

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19 (KJV) Your – In English, the word “your” can be singular or plural. It’s difficult to know which is implied unless there’s something in context … Continue reading “Your Body”

Leaving the Doctrine of Christ

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Hebrews 6:1 (KJV) Leaving – Why is the author of the letter to the Hebrews encouraging us to leave the doctrines of Christ? Shouldn’t we … Continue reading “Leaving the Doctrine of Christ”

Practicing Righteousness

Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; 1 John 3:7 (NASB) Practices – The common theology of righteousness in mainstream Christianity is that the only way to be righteous is through Yeshua alone – only him. Any work you do is like filthy rags … Continue reading “Practicing Righteousness”

Hebraic Obedience

And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord. Exodus 19:8 (KJV) We will do – Do you realize that at this point when the people agreed, they actually hadn’t yet heard the commandments? He’s only told … Continue reading “Hebraic Obedience”