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The Isaiah 9:6 Prophecy

This is a word study I did when I first began questioning the Trinity after reading Jesus' words in John's Gospel (20:17). __________ The Isaiah 9:6 Prophecy Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Wonderful, Counselor? Wonderful: פֶּלֶא pele' peh'-leh From H6381; a miracle: - marvellous thing, wonder (-ful, -fully). Total KJV occurrences: 13 The fact that the son would be born is a “marvelous thing” and “wonderful.” This doesn’t prove he’s the Almighty incarnate. Counselor: יָעַץ yâ‛ats yaw-ats' A primitive root; to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve: - advertise, take advice, advise (well), consult, (give take) counsel (-lor), determine, devise, guide, purpose. Total KJV occurrences: 80 Jesus is the "good shepherd" of the little flock he leads, and he's a "

The Meatless Kingdom | 5

The Meatless Kingdom | 5 Introduction Until now, we’ve tried to remain chronological in our analysis. We’ve tried to only consider the most popular, oft-cited stories, verses, and passages that meat-eaters use to justify their diet. We’ve also considered Biblical archeology that suggests that meat eating only developed because of ritual animal sacrifice, and that these religious rites originated with pagan Mesopotamian culture, not Hebraic.  As we pivot our analysis from the familiar characters and events described in Torah to those of the Gospels and Apostolic writings, we’re going to have to take a survey of the words of God’s prophets. This may be a much longer study than the others so far, and it may take us out of our preferred chronology, but it’s going to be helpful to hear these words in light of what we’ve read so far; these words will also help us understand why it is I believe Jesus was himself a vegetarian and why the “fish accounts” in the Gospels are later interpolations