Which Came First?

For the truth is, that the tabernacle is the copy, not the prototype, of the temple at Jerusalem.  The  resemblance of the two is indeed unmistakable, but it is not said in 1Kings vi. that Solomon made use of the old pattern and ordered his Tyrian workmen to follow it.  (Wellhausen, Prolegomena) Although Wellhausen accepted … Read more

Mary – Part 1

I gave you perfect beauty… but you used it to become a whore and lavished your favors on anyone who passed by and your beauty became his  (Ezekiel 16:14-15) A girl walked through the main street of the city, dragging a small case behind her.  She was wearing what was probably once a very fine dress, … Read more

The Times are a Changin!

In 1997 Bill Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act that excluded same sex couples from federal benefits.  13 years later Bill Clinton disavowed that same legislation, stating that,  “…the fabric of our country has changed, and so should this policy.”   Likewise, Barak Obama initially opposed same sex marriage in his 2008 election campaign but reversed his … Read more