Spirit, Mind, Ideas and Psychology

To frame my thoughts on the full ramifications of Yeshua's sacrifice, I need to start by rambling philosophical on the nature of "spirit." If we don't understand what a "spirit" is or what we mean when we talk about a "spiritual realm," how can we understand what the Bible means when it uses spiritual terminology. …

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Where is Satan in the Old Testament?

[Author's note: I'm playing around with some features in Google Docs, namely the EasyBib Bibliography Creator, Bible Verse, and Docs to WordPress add-ons. Consequently, this post is going to look a bit more like an academic paper than usual. Let me know what you think!] If you spend any time at all in academia--or with …

Raised for War, Part 3: The Nature of Our Slavery

The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve, and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all kinds of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve. . . and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, …

Raised for War: Part 2 – From Innocence to Bondage

I was alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. - Romans 7:9 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Messiah, …