News You May Not Have Heard About — 7/13/2012

News You May Not Have Heard About

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  1. The end of privacy: Government to deploy laser-based ‘molecular strip-search’ devices across airports and roadside checkpoints

  2. New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People At Molecular Level

  3. The frightening details of Obama’s new attack on gun owners

  4. NRA: UN Arms Treaty Must Exclude Civilian Weapons

  5. Rothschild, Soros and Rockefeller Definately Want Your Firearms!

  6. U.N. Finalizes Arms Trade Treaty, Opponents Issue Warning of Global Gun Grab

  7. The Senate Toys With Treason

  8. The U.S. police state is expanding in a way most folks would never imagine

  9. EPA spying on farms and ranches from the air, snapping photos to issue fines

  10. House Votes to Repeal Obamacare on Slightly Bipartisan Basis

  11. GOP lawmakers to Boehner: Defund Obamacare now!

  12. Five Democrats Join GOP to Vote for Full Repeal of ACA

  13. Obama spending $30M on struggling schools – in Arab kingdom

  14. Obama on Track for Fourth Straight Year of Trillion Dollar Deficit

  15. Gov. Walker: Obamacare Will ‘Devastate’ Wisconsin

  16. Obama State Dept Excludes Israel From Counterterrorism Forum

  17. Fighting the battle against mainstream media disinformation

  18. The Other Consequences of Fast and Furious

  19. Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black Community

  20. Why Is Mitt Romney Addressing the NAACP Convention?

  21. Robert Champion’s Parents Sue FAMU For Hazing Death

  22. U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan Lost ‘Right to Self Defense’

  23. Islamists to Pressure Democratic Convention

  24. House Reps: FBI Trading Security for Muslim PC

  25. TV Channel Sugarcoats Islam for Kids

  26. Ex-US commander McChrystal calls for reviving draft

  27. Americans’ Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low
    (NOTE: This makes perfect sense seeing how the “media” has sold its soul to the enemy.)

  28. U.S. suspends 14-year jihad terror sentence of bin Laden’s cook, sends him to Sudan

  29. High-Speed Rail in California Brings Agenda 21 Megacities Closer to Reality

  30. The Collectivist War Against Cultural Heritage

  31. Big Talkers, Little Doers

  32. Toward a Human Rights Utopia

  33. Tell your Senators to oppose The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)!

  34. Surviving the Death of the Constitution (Ad)

  35. FBI Finds No Evidence to Suggest Zimmerman Is Racist

  36. Thousands Fall Victim to Utility Payment Scam

  37. Brutal Gestapo Tactics Are Being Used Against Homeowners All Over America

  38. ‘Nazi’ Checkpoints All Over California: Welcome To The Police State!

  39. Here is a Real Scare – DHS Whistleblower: Obama Will Commit ‘Reichstag’ Event To Trigger Martial Law

  1. Israeli Settler Numbers Growing In West Bank

  2. Two more US carriers, dozens of mini-subs rushed to Hormuz

  3. Israel: A Peacetime War or a Wartime Peace

  4. IAF hits Hamas rocket squads in Gaza Strip, killing one

  5. Yatom: Israel could go to war over Syria’s chemical weapons

  6. US-Israel strategic talks open on Iran and regional issues

  7. Israel to deploy rocket interceptor at Egypt border

  8. Sweden to try to break navel blockade of Gaza

  9. Sweden a new pit of Jew-hate

  10. Heavy machine gun fire out of Gaza

  11. Russia Enters World Trade Organization

  12. Russia’s Syrian Trap For Obama

  13. Egypt and Iran: Will the Two Walk Together?

  14. Sodomy “For the Sake of Islam”

  15. Calls by Islamists to Destroy Egyptian Pyramids Begin

  16. UK: Muslim charged with planning to car bomb London’s Olympic Park during Games

  17. Military Games of 2013: 3,500 more troops assigned to Olympics

  18. Philippines: Jihadists murder six, wound 22 in attack on farm workers

  19. 90 Percent of Egyptian Women Undergo Female Genital Mutilation

  20. Sex-Slave Marriage Revived by Egyptian Islamists

  21. UN Sustainability Summit Exposed: Big Business, Dictators, and NGOs

  22. Australian Thought Police Target Free Speech

  23. Belgium or Belgistan? Belgians will have to decide… very soon

  24. US, China square off over South China Sea

  25. Germans outraged at privacy law passed as football kicked off

  1. Live Earthquake Map

  2. Nine killed after avalanche strikes glaciated slope during ascent on Mont Maudit in French Alps

  3. 5.8 earthquake in Afghanistan, tremors felt in Punjab, Kashmir

  4. Hubble telescope discovers new moon orbiting Pluto

  5. Sun unleashes strong X 1.4 class solar flare

  6. U.S. declares drought-stricken states largest natural disaster area ever

  7. Food prices expected to soar as U.S. corn crop withers under drought

  8. Unprecedented 20 inches of rain wipes parts of southwestern Japan off the map, leaving 15 dead, 11 missing

  1. China’s Up and Down Economic Future

  2. Rate-fixing scandal about to hit U.S.

  3. It’s over for the banking cabal

  4. These undervalued companies are exploring one of the best up-and-coming natural gas plays in the U.S.

  5. BREAKOUT: The U.S. dollar just hit new two-year highs

  6. This could be the No. 1 reason stocks and the economy are rolling over

  7. This development could completely change the way America buys almost everything

  8. Will Spain unravel? Dozens hurt as police, anti-austerity protesters clash

  9. The pain in Spain falls mainly on the plain folks: lies, deceit, and an austerity sales tax of 21%

  10. How Much Do We Owe?

  11. Boom to Bust: another California city declares bankruptcy

  12. PFG collapse the latest in a growing list of troubled financial firms unraveling

  13. HSBC to Apologize at Hearing on Money Laundering, Memo Shows

  14. Drug Cartel Used BofA Account to Invest in U.S. Racehorses

  15. NSA chief: Hackers causing ‘the greatest transfer of wealth in history’

  16. Scranton, Pennsylvania cuts cops pay by 70 percent

  17. Strategies for Undermining the Globalist Agenda and Restoring Local Power

  18. 5 Best Countries for Offshore Banking

  19. Compound Interest and the Debt Bubble

  20. Bankrupt U.S. cities are an ill omen of America’s future

  21. This powerful chart shows housing could be headed lower again

  22. Resource guru Sprott: Gold will hit new highs this year

  1. Nobel Prize-Worthy Discovery May Safeguard Your Heart and Blood Vessels*

  1. Why Your Doctor’s Advice May Be Fatally Flawed

  2. A Lotion That Can Fix Your Genes

  3. Melinda Gates: Family Planning Means Sterilizing Women in Developing Nations
    (NOTE: Let her be the first on in line to have this done to her and her children to set the example.)

  4. Monsanto to pay $7.5 billion settlement to millions of Brazilian soy farmers

  5. 92 percent of Americans want the FDA to label GMO foods – Sign this labeling petition if you’re one of them

  6. Southern California seaweed tests over 500 percent higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in US

  7. Vitamin B6 deficit promotes inflammation, heart disease and cognitive decline

  8. Has big business overused “organic” to turn a profit?

  9. The best way to live longer (opinion)

  10. Common childbirth procedures are NOT supported by scientific evidence

  11. Take control of your stress with HeartMath

  12. Is white sugar the gateway drug to alcoholism and obesity?

  13. They Want To Sterilize American Women: New Obamacare Regulation Makes Sterilization 100% Free

  14. Cancer… The Forbidden Cures

  15. Avocado Orange Salsa

Heritage House Ministries will be hosting the 7th Annual

Love for Israel Conference July 13th – 15th, 2012

The Theme for the Conference is:

The Awakening

Romans 13:11-12


Kimberly Rogers and Laura Densmore team up as two “watchers on the wall” to report on the headline news this week as it relates to end of days bible prophesies.

Join us on the wall as we count down to the final 1260 days prior to the return of Messiah Yeshua!

This show will air every Friday 9am Pacific Time and repeats at 5pm Pacific Time and if you miss it, you can listen to it anytime on demand. I encourage ever one to listen in on this weekly broadcast.

Stories covered in this show:

  • Middle East developments: Push/pressure from EU and US is now on Iran, not Syria
  • Military buildup in Middle East
  • Will Obama do first strike on Iran before the November elections?
  • Israel update
  • Super Derecho Storms Hit 700 miles of US: Millions were without power for days
  • Major Drought in US: Judgment from Abba?
  • ObamaCare: Commentary and Discussion
  • Prayer and repentance: personal, national and on behalf of our forefathers (Leviticus 26)
  • Venus will be in paw of Leo the Lion during Sukkot 2012: fulfillment of Hosea 5:14-14, Hosea 6:1-2
  • Wrap up and close in prayer

To listen to the live report or download the recorded report click on –>The 1260 Report.”

Proverbs 8:1-4 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? 2 On the top of the heights along the way, Between the paths she has taken her stand. 3 Beside the gates, leading to the city, At the entrances, she shouts: 4 “O men, I call, to you, And my voice is to the sons of men.”

Proverbs 1:20-26 “Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the broad places. 21 At the head of the noisy streets she cries out, At the openings of the gates, In the city she speaks her words: 22 “How long, you simple ones, Would you love simplicity, And shall scoffers delight in their scoffing, And fools hate knowledge? 23 “Turn at my reproof. See, I pour out my spirit on you, I make my words known to you (See also Psalm 33:6). 24 “Because I called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one inclined, 25 “And you spurned all my counsel, And would not yield to my reproof, 26 “Let me also laugh at your calamity, Mock when your dread comes,”

Romans 1:18-20 “For the wrath of Elohim is revealed from heaven against all wickedness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known of Elohim is manifest among them, for Elohim has manifested it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible qualities have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, both His everlasting power and Mightiness, for them to be without excuse,”

Romans 2:14-15 “For when gentiles, who do not have the Torah, by nature do what is in the Torah, although not having the Torah, they are a Torah to themselves, 15 who show the work of the Torah written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or even excusing,”

It is helpful to understand that God provides two distinct callings for every person on earth. The first is quite general, and everybody rejects it regardless of how religious he might be. Solomon writes in Proverbs 8:1-4:

Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: “To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men.”

Here, the wisdom of God, personified as a woman, claims that the knowledge of God is readily available to mankind. Proverbs 1:20-26 affirms this:

Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words: “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge. Turn at my rebuke: surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, because you disdained all my counsel and would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes.”

Again, God’s wisdom is personified, and her testimony is that no one paid attention. All of mankind “disdained all my counsel, and would have none of my rebuke.” With this in mind, recall what Paul writes in Romans 1:18-20:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [divine nature], so that they are without excuse.

In other words, no man can stand before God and claim that he turned away from Him because God never provided any understanding of, not only His existence, but also many details of His power and works among men. How is this possible? Apart from the reality of creation, one reason is the ready availability of the Bible. Into how many languages and dialects have men translated it? Nearly everyone on earth can read or hear it in his own tongue!

Romans 2:14-15 presents yet another claim of God that blocks mankind’s excuses:

. . . for when the Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thought accusing, or else excusing them. . . .

Deep within everyone, regardless of race or location, is a God-given awareness, a consciousness, not only of His existence, but even of some of the basics of what He requires, things written in God’s biblical law. Despite all of this evidence, we universally reject Him. So thorough is mankind’s rejection of God that, when He came as a man, we killed Him!

John W. Ritenbaugh

Excerpted from: The Christian Fight (Part Six)

  1. Bible Places–Qumran

  2. America’s Parallel with Ancient Pharaoh (Part One of Three)
    (NOTE: This video is 9:29 long.)

  3. America’s Parallel with Ancient Pharaoh (Part Two of Three)
    (NOTE: This video is 9:33 long.)

  4. America’s Parallel with Ancient Pharaoh (Part Three of Three)
    (NOTE: This video is 9:31 long.)

  5. Executive Orders from Hell! Why would an American President ever do this?
    (NOTE: This video is 2:33 long.)

  6. What we chose to ignore
    (NOTE: This video is 5:20 long.)

    (NOTE: This is NOT a promotional or endorsement for Sharia Law in any way. It is to help educate us on “what” it is so that we may better understand what Sharia Law is to better combat it should it try to infiltrate our part of the world wherever we may be.)

  8. Tell Congress: Renew the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act

Bo, Ruach Elohim(Come, Spirit of God)

Frequently Asked Questions by Brad Scott

Romans 14 – The Weak in the Faith – Part 1

There are three issues discussed in this section of scripture that are used to support the Christian view that Torah has been done away with. We will discuss these three ‘proof texts’ in this teaching. The three erroneous teachings we will address are:

  1. The ‘weak in the faith’ are those who observe Torah.
  2. The ‘strong in the faith’ can now eat whatever they want.
  3. A believer in Yahshua can worship or rest whenever he chooses, for all days are the same.

Romans 14:1

“Him that is weak in the faith receive ye. . .”

One of the helpful keys to understanding Romans chapter 14 is to remember that it is preceded by Romans chapter 13. Sha’ul teaches us something important about Torah before he gives us his advice on how to handle the weak in the faith. The last seven verses of chapter 13 give insight on how to put on the Messiah. In verse 9, Sha’ul, (who, we remind you, was raised in the only scriptures in existence thus far) teaches us what the phrase ‘to love thy neighbor’ means.

Romans 13:8-10

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be ANY OTHER commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to its neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.”

Sha’ul interprets for us what Yahshua meant when He said to love thy neighbor. If one observes the commandments concerning how to treat your neighbor, then one is loving thy neighbor. This is true love. When one loves this way, then Torah is established. (In the language in which Sha’ul was raised and the scriptures were written in, the word ‘fulfill’ means ‘to establish’.) Sha’ul goes on to remind us to ‘cast off the works of darkness’ and to ‘put on the armor of light’. In chapter 13 we see that Sha’ul is continuing to hold Torah up as the means to loving your neighbor and distinguishing what is works of darkness. With this in mind let’s keep following Sha’ul’s teaching into Romans 14.

Most Christian commentators, including a long time mentor, begin their commentary on this chapter with presupposed conclusions. Two of which are that chapter 14 is a contrast between the strong in the faith and the weak in the faith; the weak in the faith being those who still observe Torah and are still ‘under the law’, and the strong in the faith being those who are ‘free’ from the law and are just walking in the spirit. But is that what the basis of this chapter is all about? And could it be that the actual problem Sha’ul is addressing is something that he had previously dealt with in Corinth?

If you carefully read the first verse you will see that Sha’ul is talking to someone ABOUT the weak in the faith. The subjects are the ‘weak’ not the strong. What does the phrase ‘weak in the faith’ mean? Let’s go back and define ‘weak’. This word in the Greek is ‘astheneo. This word is used in the Greek culture to describe someone who is feeble, or sickly, or impotent. Here is how it is used in it’s p’shat or literal sense.

Mattityahu 10:8

“Heal the SICK, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons; freely you have received, freely give.”

Yochanan 5:3

“In these lay a great multitude of IMPOTENT folk, of blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the movement of the water.”

Yochanan 6:2

“And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on those who were DISEASED.”

Ya‘aqov 5:14

“Is any SICK among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of YHVH.”

These are but a handful of examples of how this word is used in it’s literal sense. The p’shat meaning of weak is also the background for it’s use in a person’s character, stamina, morals, ethics, and perseverance. It is used to describe the difference between our own strength and the power of Messiah in us.

2 Corinthians 12:10

“Therefore, I take pleasure in INFIRMITIES, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Messiah’s sake; for when I am WEAK, then am I strong.”

When I am weak, I am strong. The very essence of this statement is what Romans 14 is all about. When we lay aside our own ways, our own abilities, and our own strengths, and let YHVH work in us, then we are strong. Why? Because His ways are strong! As you trace this word throughout its use in the Greek, you will see that it is always in contrast with YHVH, the word of YHVH, or the Messiah Himself. We are weak and He is strong. Hear carefully a few words about Avraham.

Romans 4:19-22

“And being not WEAK IN THE FAITH, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He staggered not at the promise of ’Elohiym through unbelief, but was STRONG in the faith, giving glory to ’Elohiym, and being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able to perform.”

The contrast is clear. The inability to trust ’Elohiym (unbelief) is to be weak in the faith. Trusting what ’Elohiym had said and promised is to be strong in the faith. Is this not the very essence of what Yahshua said about Himself and His relationship with His Father?

Yochanan 8:29-32

“And he that sent me is with me. The Father hath not left me alone; for I DO ALWAYS those things that please Him. As he spoke these words, many believed on Him. Then said Yahshua to those JEWS who believed on Him. If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”

Yochanan 12:48-49

“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself: but the FATHER, who sent me, HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT, what I should say, and what I should speak.”

Yahshua listened and trusted His Father, just as Avraham did, and continued in the Father’s word. This is the foundation of the strong. But, according to the definitions of the early church fathers and THEIR disciples, Sha’ul, Kefa, Yochanan, and Yahshua Himself were all ‘weak’ in the faith. To associate those who followed Sha’ul, who followed Yahshua, who followed His Father, with that which is sickly, diseased, and impotent, is, well, I’d rather not say.

We have researched some examples of how the ‘weak’ is defined in the Brit Chadashah. But how is this word originally defined in the Tenakh? There are a handful of words that employ the idea of being weak, but the most dominant and defining word is kashal. This word goes back to the verb and the action more clearly, and is used most often as the basis for the Greek word ‘astheneo. The word means to fall down or to stumble, and is also used quite often to contrast the ‘strength’ of YHVH with the frailties of the enemy.

Mizmor 27:1-2

“YHVH is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? YHVH is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they STUMBLED and FELL.”

Mizmor 31:10

“For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing; my strength FAILETH because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.”

Here we have stumbling, falling, and failure identified with weakness. Let’s read further.

Yesha’yahu 8:14-16, 20

“And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of STUMBLING and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall STUMBLE and FALL, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. Bind up the testimony; seal the LAW among MY disciples. . . To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no LIGHT in them.”

The contrast is between those who fall and stumble (do not trust) and those who bind up Torah and speak according to Torah. If we read carefully the context of Yesha’yahu 8:1-13, we will see a different picture emerge from the one that is consistently presented by many Jewish and Christian teachers alike. Yesha’yahu begins this chapter by addressing the drunkards of Ephraim, the crown of pride, and their refusal to listen to the God of Israel. Then we arrive at verses 7-13.

“But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of THE WAY. The priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the THE WAY through strong drink, they err in vision, they STUMBLE in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. Who shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people. To whom He said, This is the rest by which ye cause the weary to rest, and this is the refreshing; yet they WOULD NOT HEAR. But the word of YHVH was unto THEM precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little, that they might go,and FALL backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”

How many times has this passage been preached and taught in the context of defining how God teaches His word? The repetitious and redundant phrases used here are not just an attempt to create doublets. The phrases repeated in verses 10-13 are a nursery rhyme familiar to Yesha’yahu’s readers, being used to illustrate the way YHVH has to speak to this stubborn, disobedient, childlike people. He is actually poking fun at them. The contrast is between those who understand doctrine and those who have to be treated like children. The drunken Ephraimites who stumble and fall are those He must speak to like this.

Yesha’yahu 59:9-12, 14

“Therefore is justice far from us, neither doth righteousness overtake us. We wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes; we STUMBLE at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places like dead men . . . For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them.”

Hoshea 4:5-6

“Therefore shalt thou FALL in the day, and the prophet also shall FALL with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother. My people are destroyed for LACK of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy ’Elohiym, I will also forget thy children.”

Those who are ‘weak’, as defined in the Tenakh, are those who fall and stumble. They know not the ways of their God, although they call out to Him in the night.

There is only one mention of the word ‘weak’ along with Torah. It is found in Romans 8:3. Listen carefully to what Sha’ul teaches here.

Romans 8:1-4

“There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them who are in Messiah Yahshua, who WALK not after the FLESH, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yahshua hath made me FREE from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was WEAK THROUGH THE FLESH, ’Elohiym sending his own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who WALK not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Within Torah (law) is the penalty for sin, and that is death. For the wages of sin is death. It is not Torah in and of itself that is weak, but rather the fact the we do not obey Torah. To walk in the flesh, is to struggle to obey Torah, or any system of law for that matter, in our own strength, which by nature is weak. Sha’ul is saying that because of our trust in Messiah and our walk in HIS Spirit, the righteousness of Torah is now established IN us, when we walk after Him and not after our own strength. Those who are ‘strong in the faith’ are those who are relying on the presence of the WORD of YHVH in them, and not upon themselves. When Sha’ul is finished speaking in Romans 14, he begins Romans 15 by addressing the ‘strong’ with the following words:

“We then, that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. For even Messiah pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For what ever things were written in EARLIER TIMES, were written for our LEARNING, that we, through patience and comfort of the SCRIPTURES, might have hope.”

Now Sha’ul is addressing the strong. He is exhorting them to bear with those who are weak, lacking in trust. This implies that something can be done to give them strength or cause them to be strong and that they do not have to be resigned to being weak. Then, Sha’ul reminds us to be patient, for the things that are previously written are written for our learning (to strengthen us). This is virtually the same advice given by Ya‘aqov in Acts 15 when ruling on what to do with novice Gentile believers. We will write unto them, says Ya‘aqov, and tell them to abstain from their former pagan ways, and they will go and listen to Mosheh of old (Torah) being preached in the synagogues every Shabbat. In other words they will grow and learn of Torah.

I believe that to begin this chapter by presupposing that the ‘weak in the faith’ are those who keep Torah, is reversing the testimony of scripture. The terminology used by Sha’ul is already well defined and established in the scriptures. To throw out the meaning of his words and attempt to interpret them without their background is to start a whole new religion. Next time we will go on to finish the context given us in verse one of Romans chapter 14. What did Sha’ul mean by “doubtful disputations?”

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Yahweh help us daily that we may be counted worthy to be protected from the enemy. Hide us under Your Protective Wings.


Eddie Rogers, Minister

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