Reading my email…. Part 3.

Third part in a series…  I recommend the previous parts as background. Part 1Part 2.

[The short, as a pastor, I have had an email exchange sharing my changing theological position as Yahweh opens my eyes to the fullness of His Word.  I hope these emails help others in formulating reasoned loving and grace filled responses to those questioning what and why you are learning/growing in your understanding of the Hebrew roots of your faith in a Jewish Messiah.]

This is an email to the ordaining body for my area in my denomination.  In the email, I actually enclose an email that was to another pastor in this area.  Names are redacted to protect the innocent…

Enjoy.

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Defining ‘Heaven’…

I was ‘raised in the church,’ and had pastored a small congregation for a number of years before I began to have a clear picture of what Scripture has to say about ‘Heaven.’  Even then, I was not entirely correct as recent study is showing me.

This is not an exhaustive or definitive study.  I just want to share some Scripture and a few thoughts.

Until a couple years ago, like most people, I had a very fuzzy, even mystical view of some ethereal blissful place that was beyond description.  Most of that nonsense was cleared up after reading Continue reading “Defining ‘Heaven’…”

One Shepherd, one flock, one stick… Compare.

Compare these two passages with each other, then compare with what you have been taught by the doctrines of men…

I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep…. I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. “

Yeshua (Jesus), John 10:11-16

15 The word of the Lord came again to me saying, 16 “And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Then join them for yourself one to another into Continue reading “One Shepherd, one flock, one stick… Compare.”