We continue with our discussions on the rise in food prices attributed to the ethanol subsidies.
Included in this lesson in the book of Hosea is a discussion of the 1967 Oxford Press footnotes in the Scofield Reference Bible that claim that modern Israel is the earthly bride of the of the Lord while the church of Christ is the heavenly bride of Christ.
One of the questions that came up during our study of Hosea related to whether or not there was a connection between the Ashkenazi converts to Judaism in the 9th century A.D. and the ancient people of Judah. Be sure to check this one out.
In our final podcast on Hosea we look at the importance of filtering the Old Testament through the lens of the New Testament. Neo-Christians need a physical Israel instead of a spirtual kingdom as foretold in Hosea and confirmed by Paul in his letter to the Ephesians.
On Dec 23, 2010, our Congress almost secretly and without significant news coverage, voted to continue subsidies to the ethanol and corn industry that gave the industry a 45-cent per gallon tax credit on every gallon of ethanol-blended gasoline and a 54-cent tariff on foreign ethanol. Find out why food prices are rising.
We should ignore the un-Christlike example of most religious celebrities and political leaders of today and instead follow the example of George Frederic Handel, who wrote “The Messiah.”