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Essay #34 The Cross and the Garment

What is a cross? The cross is a horizontal object bisected, perpendicularly, by a vertical object, with one third of the vertical object above the intersection and two thirds below. That’s it, nothing more or less. Two objects that intersect in space and time.  The horizontal piece says to the vertical piece, “Hey, I will […]

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#33 The Accursed Thing Part II

“But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel.” (Deuteronomy 7:1) As God had said […]

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Approaching Jericho

God has given the nation Israel all they need to “be fruitful, multiple, replenish and subdue”.  To mankind the principles of production (intellect, property and labor)  and the foundation of civil authority that secures the liberty to use the principles were given.  He has given them the Law that expanded their knowledge of God and […]

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Essay #30 Dueteronomy Part II – Bad Data

What were the nations of Canaan like?  Two generations after the flood, Nimrod had established the principles of an anti-God civilization.  The history of the Mesopotamia is well documented.  “In earliest Mesopotamian times the gods had been perceived as personifications, hypostases, of nature and her forces. Enlil, Lord Air or Lord Atmosphere – today we […]

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Essay #29 Deuternonomy

There are 959 verses in Deuteronomy. By my count there are over 125 verses, plus the entire 13th chapter, that warn the nation of Israel not be like the nations in Canaan. Deuteronomy can be broken into distinct sets of ideas:  What God has done for Israel, how Israel responded (both good and bad), how […]

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Purpose

A fascinating article on classical liberalism was posted on the Mises Institute website December 9th, 2020.  The article written by Ryan McMaken, titled “There Is No Conflict Between Classical Liberalism and Religion” illustrates my desire to write and promote TheFundmentalEconomist.com. The thesis of the article is clearly stated in the title, there is no conflict […]

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“Catch and Release” Has New Meaning

Pima County Arizona has a new twist on “catch and release”. Instead of fish, criminals will now be “caught and released” at the taxpayer’s expense.  Under the guise of fiscal responsibility, Pima County taxpayers will now pay the bond for individuals arrested for specific crimes.  Instead of the individual arrested, or their agent (bail bonds […]

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Essay #14 Nimrod’s Land of Shinar

The land of Shinar was vile and it’s first king would be a theological type of anti-christ:  A despot,  representing himself as the messiah/savior,  promoting a false gospel/religion, harshly discriminating those who reject him and compelling obedience by force from those who follow him. Using his false gospel as a tool of manipulation or outright […]

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Essay #28 Moses

How is a civilization to grow or a people to become a great nation when they do not know the God who created them, and they succumb to the nature of the human heart? “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it?”.  Jeremiah 17:9. Without rules and the authority […]

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Dr. Tony Evans: Your Bad Theology is Bad Economics

The greatest problem individuals face today is sin.  It has not changed in 6000 years.  The greatest challenge the church faces today is remaining true to God’s word.  This has not changed in 2000 years.  Perverting God’s Word to fit the times is sin. “To whom much is given, much will be expected (my paraphrase)” […]