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For or Against

Aaron Ireland He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Matthew 12:30 Recently, an agnostic friend of mine drew my attention to an image on Facebook, comparing Jesus with Anakin Skywalker (aka, Darth Vader, a character in the Star Wars movies). The two stated anyone who is not with them, is against them. In the third episode of the Star Wars movies, Anakin says this to his mentor Obi Wan Kenobi, who replies, "Only a Sith (the evil counterpa...

Righteous Sumission vs Zealous Obedience to Principle

Aaron Ireland The following thoughts came to me after meditating upon Rom 10, particularly v1-4: 1 Brethren, my heart desire and prayer to God for Israel, is that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record, that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knoweldge 3 For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. 4 For, Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness...

Theocracy – Applied Theocracy

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 I'll begin with a quick recap of the last post, by defining my working definition of Theocracy. Theocracy literally means the "rule of God". My use of the word describes the principle of an individual allowing God the right to rule one's life, in the present. For a further explanation of what I do and do no...

The Cleansing of the Sanctuary

Foreward This letter was orginally published on my first blogsite, CJaK's fOrEsT, on April 30, 2007. Apart from some minor updates, such as updating references to certain people, due to chronological changes (such as one person, who has since passed away, being referred to in the past tense), and the removal of some grammatical errors, missed ealier, it is presented here as it was presented then, avoiding the temptation to insert some of the information that has come across my path since. An...

Conqueror Plus One

Aaron Ireland "...in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us..." Rom 8:31-39 More than a conqueror No matter how great the conquest, the greatest title given to the victor is "conqueror". To conqueror implies that the war is over, and the enemy is defeated. In other words, successive "battles" are won until there emerges a final victor who is known as the "conqueror". When the conqueror emerges from the war there is no more fighting to be done. There is noth...

What Is Theocracy?

Theocracy means literally 'the rule of God' and the term was invented by Josephus (ad 38-c. 100) to describe the ancient Hebrew constitution and the role of Mosaic law. However, if you do not literally believe that the law has been handed down by God on tablets of stone, it may be difficult to accept theocracies on their own terms. - Lincoln Allison I make this small post to introduce an idea. Allow me to introduce you to a word which has greatly captivated my imagination of late, THEOCRACY. ...