As the month ends I think it also ends the shemitas, the blood moons, the harbingers, and all the other faux Hebrew soothsaying of the end times.
Nothing has happened, although faux Hebrew huckster in chief Stephen Strang wants you to believe it has.
It was all for profit and the profits have been immense (as they always are) for the false prophets that sold the ignorant another scheme.
I have a theory…not only do I reject all this soothsaying based on esoteric Hebraisms, I reject the need to know much about Judaism at all.
There is absolutely nothing in the New Testament that demands that a Gentile believer be familiar with Jewish feasts, practices, or holy days.
There is nothing in the New Testament that commends us to the extra biblical work of rabbinical writers.
There is nothing in the New Testament that tells us we must understand arcane bits of Judaism to discern the coming of the Lord.
Understanding Jewish thoughts and practices can deepen our comprehension of the scriptures, but it is not necessary or even commended in the New Covenant.
I am both bored and sick of those who peddle Judaism lite to a gullible and lazy Gentile church seeking sensationalism and circumsized Gnostic knowledge.
Jesus is better.
Whilst I’m carping…
I’m sure Pope Francis is a sweetheart and he says some really sweet things.
He’s also done very little to confront the mass numbers of child abuse cases in Roman Catholicism and he perpetuates and empowers a system that is antithetical to Protestants.
You would think the first thing the “vicar of Christ” would do is protect children.
You would also think that people would know the differences between Roman Catholic dogma and Protestant beliefs…but they don’t.
One of the really, really difficult things about following Jesus as a fallen person in a fallen world is remembering that the journey always ends at a cross.
The road to the cross is paved with slander, pain, and rejection, and it ends in death.
It looks like complete failure…terribly painful failure.
By faith we believe it is actually victory, that after death will come resurrection.
You still have to take the hard road to get there.
Jesus didn’t change strategies on the cross… He didn’t do what he could have done and called the armies of heaven to avenge His treatment and smash His enemies.
He died in front of them, instead.
In defeat, He won.
It’s possible that our victories must be won the same way.
Make your own application…