Parsha ‘Pinchas’ — aka ‘Phineas’ in some English Bibles — (Numbers 25:10 – 30:1) may be one of the most problematic stories in the Scripture. Here’s a guy who sees a sex act associated clearly with a fake, pagan god, being perpetrated right “before God and everybody” (Hmm. Kinda like what kids see on network TV, and in their public indoctrination centers…)
And he gets up and does something about it. Something that today might be called murder.
And Yah not only stops a plague in consequence, but gives the ‘perp’ His eternal “Covenant of Peace,” and the priesthood to go with it.
Today, you can talk about, teach, and DO similar things, and probably get an interview on CNN. But if you honestly talk about what Pinchas DID, and what the implications might be, you’ll probably be banned from Two-facedbook and Twitter, or worse.
Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship as he takes a look at the ‘tough question’ here, and more.
First, the Erev Shabbat overview:
The Sabbath Day teaching goes there.
But in the AmeriKan Fourth Reich, on a weekend where people once celebrated that men knew exactly WHY “governments were instituted among men” and Who they served, you had better be careful how to even phrase that question.
“Pinchas: THE Tough Question”
The combined two-part teaching is here.