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BROOD OF VIPERS and EBIONITES

I recently read the Dead Sea Scrolls by Wise et.al. In the Damascus document seperating from gentiles is applauded. Yet, the writer saves vicious damnation for those who appear to seperate but do so in appearances only. These hypocrites are said to have wine that is the poison of a brood of vipers.The language and teaching is similar to the Gospels; and those who wrote it lived a few short miles from Jerusalem, so does this shed new light on interpreting the Gospels? The Pharisees were called…See More
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BROOD OF VIPERS and EBIONITES

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

I recently read the Dead Sea Scrolls by Wise et.al. In the Damascus document seperating from gentiles is applauded. Yet, the writer saves vicious damnation for those who appear to seperate but do so in appearances only. These hypocrites are said to have wine that is the poison of a brood of vipers.



The language and teaching is similar to the Gospels; and those who wrote it lived a few short miles from Jerusalem, so does this shed new light on interpreting the Gospels? The Pharisees… Continue

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At 9:35am on January 20, 2010, Tim said…
Happy Birthday Brian! Looking forward to the discussions and wishing you a fantastic day! :)
At 10:51pm on September 20, 2009, Char said…
Brian, you asked why I said harsh things. I would ask you why you think that Christ did so in passages like Matt 23, and Paul did the same in 1 Corinthians and Galatians. Jeremiah is also particularly harsh, and was unable to keep his words to himself. Did the harshness lose everyone, or did it convict? Why did they speak the way they did? Why did love personified speak in such a way? I would say because they cared too much not to.

When someone is moving toward potential disaster, niceties go out the window because the danger they are in requires a direct and powerful warning in order to awaken them. To let someone walk into a train without screaming at them is not loving. They may not like the screaming. But if they move out of the path of the train to argue with me, so much the better.

The most powerful thing about love is that I risk losing the person I love by telling them hard things that they need to hear (as they do me). But I take that risk because I care more about what will happen to them than I do about my own loss or my own reputation. That person is my primary concern, not the preservation of a relationship that still matters very much to me. That's the whole point of loving another.

In the words of Paul; I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.

He risked everything and berated his church because he loved them.
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