Posts Tagged ‘gun control’

Parsha “Pinchas”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for this week’s teaching of “Pinchas,” (Numbers 25:10 through 30:1), which includes one of the most “problematic” examples and rewards in the Torah. How can what might be described as murder be rewarded by Yahuah with a perpetual Covenant of Peace?

The Erev Shabbat overview describes the “rest of the story,” since the major action actually took place at the end of last week’s parsh, and then what might seem to be a variety of disjointed other bits and pieces, from a second ‘head count’ to a recap of His ‘moedim’ (appointed times and feasts).

SSM Pinchas 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching explores what it means to be “zealous” for YHVH not only in a bit more depth, but in ‘context’ as well. Pinchas (Phineas) acted to save lives by making a public demonstration against those who — by their actions — acted in open defiance of Yahuah. But he was also “in the camp”, taking action to keep it clean.

If nothing else, Mark proves, while we are still in exile, the world we live in could hardly pass for a clean camp.

And it certainly shouldn’t surprise us that the portion is again SO relevant to the “times and seasons” today. It even has more to say about what constitutes “blasphemy” against His Ruach.

“Pinchas: Zealotry or Discernment — a Matter of When, Where, and HOW”

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, also via Hebrew Nation Radio link

Torah portion “Shoftim”

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Shoftim, from Deuteronomy 16:18 through 21:9. This week’s portion focuses on the concept of “Justice”, and provides some incredible insight, generally overlooked in today’s “post-Biblical” world.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is as usual an overview of the entire parsha:

SSM Shoftim 2014

The much longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on a major theme from the parsha in greater detail, and even more than usual this week in connections to the current “times and seasons”.  The contrast between <em>”Justice, JUSTICE! you shall pursue,”</em> and the “Greater Babylon Metro Area” has never been more stark.

TT CooH Shoftim 2014 – With no hint of “Justice, Justice” – no wonder some are scared

Colbert gets it BACKWARD

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

For a real example of missing the point, check this out:

Steve Colbert Gets it BACKWARDs

…by thinking that there is a contradiction somehow between wanting a “background check” for becoming a “citizen” of the Nanny State, and a background check in order for that slave to be allowed to “buy or sell”  (at first, guns – but, ultimately – everything) a ONCE Constitutionally-guaranteed Right.

To relieve the concerns of many conservatives, the Republican senators proposing immigration reform have pointed out that undocumented immigrants will have to undergo fingerprinting and background checks, among many other things, before obtaining a green card. However, as Colbert points out, many Republicans oppose the same basic requirement to obtain an assault weapon.

 

“Yes, they must be fingerprinted, they must be background checked. After all they are trying to get citizenship, not an assault weapon.”

It is just two sentences, but it really sums up much of the debate around the two issues.

Hardly!

The truly GREAT irony is that Colbert (and evidently this author) gets it BACKWARD and misses what should have been his own point!

BOTH ‘immigration reform’ and ‘gun registration’ are about EXACTLY the same thing:  CONTROL and the god-like importance of the Big Brother State.  The real pretense here is that both Demo-cons and Republi-crats ultimately believe that only THEY, and the Almighty State, define what “Rights” are — and are NOT — and what the peons must do.

The “path to citizenship” requires registration and background checks.  So does the path to infringement of what is left of the Bill of Rights.  Colbert doesn’t believe people have “God-given Rights”.  Peons need to be conditioned to ‘registration’, fingerprinting, airport searches, and “infringement” in general.

He sums up the obvious similarity — and the contradictions — but doesn’t get it.  Nor does he see where such tyranny ALWAYS ends.