A Livestream Event from Kiriath Jearim with Thomas Römer and Israel Finkelstein

Two of my favorite people will be livestreaming from K-J.  Here are the details-

Israel Finkelstein and Thomas Römer will be visitng Kiriath-Jearim and it will be livestreamed to the Kiriath-Jearim Expedition facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Kiriath-Jearim-Expedition-1801047353476476/

Please stay updated for the exact time!  For more information regarding the Kiriath-Jearim Expedition check out our website, at:  https://kiriathjearim.wordpress.com/

Why Gun Ownership Should Be More Restrictive: The Gun Nut Who Murdered a 3 Year Old

Right here.  That’s why.  Because unstable madmen can too easily get a gun and do vile and disgusting things to innocent three year old children.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in a road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother’s car because he thought she “wasn’t moving fast enough at a stop sign,” police said.

Etc.  Is that ok with you?

Christ is Divine, and Human

From the Second Helvetic Confession-

CHRIST IS TRUE GOD. We further believe and teach that the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, was predestinated or foreordained from eternity by the Father to be the Savior of the world. And we believe that he was born, not only when he assumed flesh of the Virgin Mary, and not only before the foundation of the world was laid, but by the Father before all eternity in an inexpressible manner. For Isaiah said: “Who can tell his generation?” (Ch. 53:8). And Micah says: “His origin is from of old, from ancient days” (Micah 5:2). And John said in the Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” etc. (Ch. 1:1). Therefore, with respect to his divinity the Son is coequal and consubstantial with the Father; true God (Phil. 2:11), not only in name or by adoption or by any merit, but in substance and nature, as the apostle John has often said: “This is the true God and eternal life” (I John 5:20). Paul also says: “He appointed the Son the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding all things by his word of power” (Heb. 1:2 f.). For in the Gospel the Lord himself said: “Father, glorify Thou me in Thy own presence with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was made” (John 17:5). And in another place in the Gospel it is written: “The Jews sought all the more to kill him because he…called God his Father, making himself equal with God” (John 5:18).

THE SECTS. We therefore abhor the impious doctrine of Arius and the Arians against the Son of God, and especially the blasphemies of the Spaniard, Michael Servetus, and all his followers, which Satan through them has, as it were, dragged up out of hell and has most audaciously and impiously spread abroad in the world.

If you imagine a purely human Christ you imagine a pointless man whose life and death mean nothing.

I’ve Caught the Plague

zwingli

Im anfang der kranckheit.

Hilff, herr gott, hilff
in diser not!
Ich mein, der tod
sey an der thür.
Stand, Christe, für,
dann du in überwunden hast!
Zuo dir ich gilff:
Ist es dein will,
züch uß den pfyl,
der mich verwundt!
Nit laßt ein stund
mich haben weder ruow noch rast!
Wilt du dann glych
tod haben mich
in mitz der tagen min,
so sol es willig sin.
Thuo, wie du wilt;
mich nüt befilt.
Din haf bin ich.
Mach gantz ald brich;
dann, nimpst du hin
den geiste min
von diser erd,
thuost du ‘s, daß er nit böser werd
ald andren nit
befleck ir läben fromm und sit.

Happy 4th Sunday of Advent!

Though I command languages both human and angelic — if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains — if I am without love, I am nothing. Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned — if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever. Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. Love never comes to an end. (1 Cor. 13:1-8)

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