The Family Background of Paul the Anti-Vegan Roman

  The Family Background of Paul the Anti-Vegan Roman   By Chapman Chen   EDITOR'S NOTE: I acknowledge that the formatting for this guest article isn't "standard" for this website , but exceptions are made. In this case, brother Chapman has written an exceptional expose with sources at the end. This is published by permission. Nothing has been altered.  Summary : As disclosed by Paul himself, he was born a Roman citizen (Acts 22:27-28); he was a kinsman of the Herodian family (Romans 16:11); he was closely connected with King Agrippa I and II's Aristobarus-clan (Romans 16:10); and his real name was Saul (Acts 7:58, 8:1-3). According to the Herodian family tree diagram prepared by Eisenman (2019:309), Saulus Herod the Great's great-nephew and King Agripps II's first cousin twice removed. Based on Paul's personal details and Saulus' genealogy, and considering Paul's debasement of the veganism of the Jerusalem Council, his attack

The Roman's Road and Sinner's Prayer

Introduction In Christianity, especially the more mainstream Protestant denominations, the "Sinner's Prayer" is a prayer a person will be encouraged to pray when they're brought to the end of "The Roman's Road to Salvation," or a point of understanding that they're a sinner who needs a savior. "The Roman's Road" is simply a systematic way of explaining the good news of salvation, often sourcing the verses mostly from Paul's letter to the Romans--hence, "The Roman's Road." There are many unique ways of presenting this information in a logical order, but the most common essential elements are explanations for the need of salvation, how God provided salvation, how one can receive such salvation, and the results. It's essentially the elevator pitch of mainstream Protestant Christianity. When presenting "The Roman's Road," one hopes that the sinner will recite what's called "The Sin

The House of God

  Introduction   One of the most iconic scenes in the Gospels is when Jesus/ Yahshua enters the temple and overthrows the tables of the money-changers using a small scourge. But this scene is also very misunderstood. I'd like to try and re-introduce a forgotten or missed theme, that of an anti-temple-sacrifice polemic. This view was held by the earliest followers of Messiah known as the Ebionites. We'll begin by looking at Prophet Jeremiah. The House of God   Jer 7:11 - Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.   The term “robbers” isn’t a reference to a mere thief. There’s a stronger connotation to the term, as we see in the following: Strong’s Definitions: פְּרִיץ pᵉrîyts, per-eets'; from H6555; violent, i.e. a tyrant:—destroyer, ravenous, robber  BDAG: † פָּרִיץ noun masculine violent one violent one (robber, murderer); — שֹׁפֵךְ דָּם פ׳ Ezekiel 18:10 אָרְחוֺת פ׳ Psalm 17:4 plural פָּרִי