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BUSINESS CONFERENCE © mbbirdy | iStockPhoto.comInformed by Scripture, history, and the languages of the Bible, we share our thoughts on various matters of faith and offer unique perspectives that are sure to be a source of enlightenment and encouragement.  Always grounded in Scripture, we aren't wed to any denominational traditions, so we can find and share the good news!

 

BUOY RING - © Sashkinw | Dreamstime.comThe saving work of Messiah is a central topic for believers regardless of denomination or theological leaning. It is only as a consequence of our salvation that we can follow the Savior, Yeshua.

Numerous questions arise when we ponder the topic:

  • What is salvation?
  • Who does the saving?
  • Who is saved?
  • How does a person get saved?
  • From what are they saved?
  • What does it mean to be saved?

 

Let's examine Scripture and see what answers it provides.

 FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND- © Hilderoegeberg | dreamstime.comThe book of Hebrews describes Messiah Yeshua as a priest in the order of Melchizedek:

So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"; just as He says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK." (Hebrews 5:5-6)

 

Who is Melchidezek and what is his "order"? He is an enigma.

Some Christians consider him to be a "theophany": a physical manifestation of G-d before the birth of Yeshua.

Others consider him to be Christ Himself in a physical form prior to His birth by Miryam.

Let's examine Scripture and see what it can tell us about the mystery of Melchizedek.

 

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EASTER BUNNY WITH EGGS IN BASKET © Arne9001 | Dreamstime.comBased on the success of our December article, "Why We Do Not Celebrate Christmas," the Psalm11918.org team has put together an article of similar observations focused on the celebration of Easter.

 

 

Here are our top 10 reasons why we do not celebrate Easter:

 

10. Easter originated out of hate.

The Princess Diaries movie poster- © 2001 Walt Disney StudiosThe 2001 Walt Disney movie, The Princess Diaries, unintentionally provides a picture of salvation for believers.

Here is the plot summary from imdb.com:

[Mia], a socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom, discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne. While Mia makes up her mind, she's pressed into taking princess lessons from her grandmother.

 

Let's take a look at some of the events of the story and see what they show us.

 

Born as Royalty

Mia is born as royalty. She is a princess in the kingdom of Genovia from the day of her birth. She did nothing to merit, earn, or somehow contribute towards her royal status.

Similarly, when believers are born physically, they are already chosen by G-d. We are already part of G-d's eternal kingdom.

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Today is

Yom Chamishi, 5 Sivan, 5780 - Erev Shavuot

Thursday, May 28, 2020

 

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