Angry Evangelical, Christian Zionists like John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio need to be challenged for their un-Christlike actions. Our hats off to members of Esperanza, a Hispanic group in Texas that challenged John Hagee.
Archive for May 2011
While Israeli Defense Forces killed 17 demonstrators and injured hundreds more during Nakba Day Commemorations in an around Isreal, Christian Zionist, Gary Bauer, shows his stripes when he wields his favorite description of Muslims" "islamofacists" in his blog about the events. Nakba Day remembers the displacement of the Palestinian people when Israel became a state in 1948. The Students for Justice in Palestine rightly contend that what is happening to the Palestinians in Israel is not about religion but about a restraint of human rights (and we would add, property rights) by Israel.
We start our podcast with an interview with Ron Hall from On The Warning Track (onthewarningtrack.podbean.com). Ron has been experiencing and studying evangelical Christianity for years and has applied the term "neo-Christianity" to what is happening on a large scale in the evangelical Christian churches in America. Then, we look at our Pharisee Watch of the Week.
Don't miss this study under the teaching of Mark Horton that includes a discussion of the tribe of Israel during the time of Malachi and what Christian Zionists (a subset of dispenstationalists) think about the inhabitants of the modern state of Israel. Find out what was missing in the second temple in Jerusalem during the time of Malachi that was present as was during the time of Solomon's Temple.
One of the first books of the New Testament to get published into a new language is the Book of John. Our investigation is led by Bible scholar, Mark Horton. In addition to looking into the book, as our study encounters points of interest along the way, we will analyze some of the beliefs held by dispensationalists (aka Christian Zionists, Judeo-Christians, Neo-Christians) and compare them to what Jesus taught. This study will help you understand why Christian Zionists have developed such a fixation on the modern State of Israel that it can even lead to little regard for fellow Christians who happen to be Palestinians.
This program was recorded after the "scheduled" end of the world according to Harold Camping. Our study leader, Mark Horton, makes some comments on the history of predicting the "Rapture" prior to our continuation of our study of the book of John.
Jesus drives the money changers and sacrificial animal purveyors out of the temple. An excellent explanation for this is presented. And, the house of God becomes the household of God after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The book of John has been called the "Gospel of Fulfillment" because so many promises of God were completed. Many evangelical Christians today are fixating on future fulfillments. Jesus said, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work."
In between the healing of the lame man by Jesus at the pool of Bethesda and the persecution of Jesus by the Judean leaders, Mark Horton discusses dispensationalism and preterism. Don't miss this.
Jesus' perfect timing is not altered by his brothers or the Judean leaders who want him arrested. Jesus avoids arrest knowing that the time of his is ultimate arrest is not yet come.
In today's study Jesus makes the bold claim to the Pharisees, "...before Abraham was, I AM." Jesus is the seed of Abraham not the modern state of Israel and its inhabitants.
Jesus heals the blind man. Included in our study is a fascinating account by Mark Horton about the pool of Siloam where the blind man washed off the clay applied by Jesus. Archaeological finds in the recent past bring new light on the pool of Siloam.
Our study includes the anointing of Jesus by Lazarus' sister, Mary, with very costly oil, spikenard. After a plot to kill Lazarus, Jesus makes triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
Following Jesus requires His followers to expand His kingdom here on earth. In this study of John, find out why followers of Christ should be taking action and not just sitting in pews in churches. Don't miss this lesson led by Mark Horton.
Find out how the Romans could afford to build the Colieseum. And, learn what it means to pray in the name of Jesus. We don't praying for war in the name of Jesus fits with the character of God.
Jesus prepares his disciples for his upcoming crucifixion. He reassures them of the Helper, The Holy Spirit that will guide them.
Jesus gives his final instructions to his disciples before his crucifixion. Jesus warns them that "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you."
Jesus has overcome the world and he prays for Himself and His disciples before his crucifixion. Don't miss the interesting discussion in this podcast about the beliefs of some Christians who hold that there are two paths to heaven.
Jesus prays for all future believers and then is betrayed by Judas and Jesus' power is demonstrated after the Pharisees and guards ask if He is Jesus. After Jesus replies, "I am He." all fall to the ground.
The four trials of Jesus are studied in this podcast. Included is a discussion of Scofield Reference Bible footnotes found in the 1908 and 1967 versions. By 1967, C.I. Scofield had been dead for 40 years. This all has to do about where is Jesus' kingdom. Don't miss this thought provoking edition.
Our study starts with the second Roman trial of Jesus and leads along the tortuous path to the crucifixion of Jesus. Along the way we learn some very interesting facts that Mark Horton's studies in preparation for the book of John. Don't miss this one!
Our study today is about the resurrection of Jesus. When Jesus walked the earth, the language spoken by the Israelites was Aramaic. We talk about this along with other interesting aspects of Jesus' resurrection.