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It is the holiday season and I just received this email about Bible holy-days (holidays):
I recently watched the "God and your brain" seminar DVD. It was very informative and I want to thank you for putting together such insightful information. During the seminar the topic of God's Law came up, and I'm wondering if you could clarify your thoughts on whether Christians should observe the 7th day Sabbath, and the Feasts (Passover, ULB, shavuot, tabernacles, etc.). Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts.
Thank you for your question.
I separate the Sabbath, which began in Eden, from the Feast Days, which began 2,500 years later at Sinai.
My understanding of the instructions to Israel, regarding their annual festivals and sanctuary service, is that it was a grand play, a theater, a drama, with costumes, stage, props, and a script (Torah); all designed of God to enact the greater reality of the plan of salvation. The annual feast days were basically a yearly progression from the entrance of sin into the world, through the history of God’s work to heal and save and the ultimate elimination of sin and the restoration of the universe into unity with God again.…
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In this book Dr. Jennings introduces you to the Integrative, Evidence-Based approach of understanding scripture. This method harmonizes scripture, science (including neuroscience), and experience.
He presents the Great Controversy over God's character and contrasts the two views of law, documenting the impact each view has upon neuro-development, brain, mental, physical, and relationship health. He documents our view of hell, presents a complete atonement model explaining why Christ had to die, and answers questions, contrasting the various views about our origins, judgment, punishment, and God's wrath and identifies which one can heal any kind of person.
The last chapter of the book entitled, "Buddha, Jesus and The Brain," explores the difference in how Buddha and Jesus dealt with their confrontation with death and the significant impact on brain function and structure that eastern meditation has compared to Biblical meditation.
Ultimately, this book will make a compelling, evidenced-based case for a God of love and His methods of love that is easy to understand and brings to a practical level why it is so important to live in harmony with God and his design for life.…
Servant God is intended for anyone who desires to explore God’s character in greater depth. Our experience has been that the subject of God’s character can lead to a cascade of difficult and sometimes troubling questions. Merely affirming that “God is love” (1 John 4:9) does not satisfy a mother who lost her young daughter to leukemia. This mother wants to know why the all-powerful God allows such pain and suffering. Did God will the death of her child, or is he too weak or uninterested to help? How can he have an enemy (Satan) who challenges him? Are we really safe in his hands? Why do some of the Old Testament stories seem to make God appear severe and punishing? How do we reconcile gentle Jesus with the frequently violent portrait of Yahweh? Even the New Testament can present some challenges: Did the Father kill his Son on the Cross? Why did Jesus have to die, and who demanded the sacrifice? Do we have free will to choose for or against God? And what about hell? Does God really torture his enemies for all of eternity, or at least for “as long as they deserve,” in order to satisfy justice? Many are haunted by such questions and consequently experience separation, alienation, and distrust in God. Yet each of these concerns can be traced back to a single core question: What kind of a Person is God?
Many times on issues like justice, judgment, atonement, satisfaction, etc. we encounter conflicts with others who seem to not appreciate or oppose what we are saying. In our Bible study class we have for some months now explored truth by contrasting the two ways God’s law is viewed – design or imposed. Comparing how these and other key words are defined under these two opposing law constructs will help to clear up the apparent conflict over the much of the terminology used in Scripture and reveal why there is so much confusion. To that end we’ve created a chart of biblical keywords and concepts, comparing how they are defined under each of these views of God's Law. Click Here to get this PDF!
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