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April 25th, 2021

Judeo Christian – What do You Mean?

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Christians are sometimes confused by the term Judeo Christian. Judeo Christian does not mean Jewish Christian or Messianic Jew, so what does it mean?

Let me explain what Judeo Christian means, for those who are without background in the topic; the words Judeo Christian are most often used to describe the biblically based religious, moral, and ethical heritage of certain western societies. But there is a more complete definition of Judeo Christianity:

A belief system and lifestyle founded upon the principle of Sola Scriptura (by bible alone). The Holy Bible, in its entirety, (Hebrew and Greek scriptures) is a complete and divinely inspired compilation of books written for revelation, instruction, and reproof.
2 Timothy 3

God’s Plan for his Children

God has a plan that has been consistent through history as shown by the unified purpose of God’s teachings and by the personal examples of the faithful: from Abel to Christ and his apostles.

The Bible is a comprehensive life-map designed by God the Father and spoken by the Word to provide the path to a good physical life and the only path to eternal life through Christ, the Rock of our Salvation, YHVH, the Lord of Hosts and King of Kings. It contains historical eye witness accounts, memoire, poetry, teaching, and prophecy in one integrated package written over the centuries. It’s themes and purpose are consistent  and for those who read it’s message, believe it, and then act on it the promise is one of an abundant life walking in harmony with the Creator.

A Brief History of the Scripturalists

Judeo Christianity emerged into the English-speaking world during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of Great Britain in the late 1500s, as part of the non-conformist Reformation movement. More

November 22nd, 2020

What is Our Core Identity? Where do We Belong?

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    When Society Splinters – Where do We Belong

Is North American society at a major cultural turning point that will define or redefine our core identity? And what is our personal core identity? Where do we belong in a time of political, economic, and cultural upheaval? In the past century the world has experienced the ‘break-up’ of several once powerful nation-states into a multitude of warring civil groups. The core cultural identity of these areas was not sufficient to stop the splintering of society into multiple factions. And the end result for the individual was often catastrophic. Millions died and millions more became fearful and disillusioned. So this presents a question for Christians in times of political and social upheavals. Where do we belong and what is our core identity? More

August 14th, 2020

Spiritual Warfare – Armour of God

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Paul gives us a detailed description of the armour we need to wage spiritual warfare. He warns us that we have an enemy who will attack at every opportunity, so we need to understand his tactics. We need to make the spiritual preparations to be able to take our stand in battle and be victorious.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
Ephesians 6


March 30th, 2017

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November 20th, 2016

Personal Responsibility – God’s Perspective

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Personal Responsibility – God’s Perspective

Dealing with Addictions

With the rising use of fentanyl, the issue of addiction and drug related death has made news headlines. And yet, there is a lot of controversy over the “harm reduction” strategies, and “safe-injection sites” that are touted as solutions to the problem. These methods lack a serious look at the issue of personal responsibility in solving problems of addiction. For the scoffers who are caught up in their destructive lifestyles, and for the “addict enablers” who out of compassion or duty continue to support people in their addictions, counsel from God’s word might fall on deaf ears. However, biblical instruction when given to a wise person will have the effect of helping them assume their personal responsibility in order to effect change – and live productive lives. So what does God have to say about this crisis? More

July 12th, 2021

Your Roots Your Destiny — Solving the Mystery of the Lost Ten Tribes

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Solving the Mystery of the Ten Lost Tribes

The ultimate promise that God made to Abraham and his descendants was that they would inherit the world and eternal life. This promise was accepted by Abraham in an attitude of complete and total trust that our cynical age finds extremely hard to even begin to understanding, much less emulate it.

Read the introduction: YRYD — Introduction Solving the Mystery of the Lost Ten Tribes


complete-set-printed-tribes-of-israelChapter 1:

The story of Israel is the story of a single family that was chosen for divine service by the One who asserts that He created all humanity from one blood (cf. Acts 17:26). The Israelites were a people born by a series of divine miracles, as well as, circumstances common to the human condition. They were a “chosen” people, but in no way could they ever have been considered a “pet” people either in antiquity or now. After all, God is not a respecter of persons.

Read Chapter 1:  YRYD Chapter 1 — Beginnings


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Chapter 2:
No Racism with God

People caught up in racism, miss the main point of God’s covenant. They don’t perceive why the Holy One chose Israel to be His servant and witness. For God’s ultimate purpose was to bring all the families of humanity together into one divine covenantal community.


Read  Chapter 2:  YRYD Chapter 2 No Racism with God


Temple_Solomon2-550x400Chapter 3: A Golden Age Arises & Disintegrates

The story of Israel’s rise to a Golden Age during the United Monarchy and then its disintegration into two hostile, rival kingdoms is one of human weakness, prophesied consequences, and divine intervention. From the Almighty’s perspective, He owns all the earth and he determines, who shall live where, according to His criteria. God had previously explained to Abraham that He was timing the eviction of the Canaanites from the Promised Land according to the level of that society’s degeneracy. It bears repeating that God is not a respecter of persons. He would eventually judge all the tribes of Jacob according to the same high standards and punish them with eviction as well!

Read Chapter 3:YRYD Chapter 3 A Golden Age Arises & Disintegrates


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Chapter Four: Pride and Political Intrigue

What a story! Political intrigue, bloody assassinations, sex, social injustice, and mercenary preachers —blockbuster themes found in the latest steamy Hollywood movie? Or maybe a best-selling raunchy paperback by some famous Washington journalists about America’s politicians and social elite? Surprise! These are themes sounded by the biblical prophets who wrote about the northern kingdom of the Ten Tribes of Israel.

Read Chapter 4: YRYD Chapter 4 Pride and Political Intrigue



Tiglath Pilezer and SargonChapter 5: Collapse of the Northern Kingdom

Shalmaneser didn’t live to see the capture of Samaria. It was his successor, Sargon II who claimed the victory. At Sargon’s palace, the king boasted of capturing Israel’s capital city, “I besieged and conquered Samaria, led away as booty 27,290 inhabitants of it.”
Is this the end of the story of Israel? Did the Ten Tribes of the northern kingdom become lost, disappearing forever from history? Orthodox history thinks so. But was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob finished with Israel? Is that what his prophets said?

Read Chapter 5: YRYD – YRYD – Chapter 5 Collapse of Northern Kingdom


Chapter 6: Arzareth — A New Identity

Detailed archaeological excavations, preserved literary sources, and chance finds yield important material clues as to the mystery of national origins.
They help to solve the mystery of who, what, when, where and why. Are there enough pieces of the puzzle available to help solve the mystery of what became of the exiled Ten Tribes of Israel? Consider the following clues.

Read Chapter 6:YRYD Chapter 6 Arzareth or Bust – A New Identity


scythians-in-ancient-ukraine1Chapter 7: Scythian Culture:

Scythians were indeed renowned throughout the ancient world for being expert horsemen. But what is surprising was the fact that they “played as active a part in commerce as in war and constituted so important an element in the life of their age that Herodotus …devoted to them an entire book of his great history.”


Read Chapter 7: YRYD Chapter 7 Scythian Culture: Agriculture Architecture Armaments & Religion

July 11th, 2021

The Prophets — Hosea Speaks Truth to Power

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Hosea prophetsHosea Speaks to Political Turmoil

Hosea witnessed the decline and ultimate fall of the 10 tribe confederation of Israel, and his messages resonate with us today. Decades  earlier the once united Kingdom that had flourished under the reigns of David and Solomon became divided into two warring factions. The ten northern tribes led by Ephraim chose Samaria as their stronghold. The 3 tribes under the Davidic dynasty in the south continued to be ruled from Jerusalem. But it wasn’t long before the northern kingdom dissolved into political chaos.

The nation had experienced a time of great prosperity and expansion under the rule of Jeroboam II, but in Hosea’s day trouble was on the horizon. In short succession within a 13 year period, 5 kings rose to power through a series of murders, intrigue, and barbarism. This time of great instability led to a situation where the dominant power of the day, Assyria, stepped into the political fray. The Assyrian king, Pul, demanded a tribute of 1000 talents. And the Israelite ‘puppet’ king willingly extorted the money from his wealthiest citizens in order to secure his position of power. More

July 3rd, 2021

Ninth Commandment — Truth and Your Neighbour

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ninth commandmentA Society Where Truth Falters

In a time when liars figure, and figures lie, what is the relevance of the ninth commandment, ” You shall not bear false witness?” Was it just a narrow rule given to a primitive people dealing with perjury in courtroom situations? Or does this principle encoded in God’s divine directives have universal applications? The apostle John, writing at the end of the early church era, boldly asserted that sin was lawlessness — a disregard for God’s commandments.

Today we are seeing the results in nations that have abandoned God’s instructions and tolerated lies or neglected the truth. Politicians massage the facts to garner votes, financiers colour the stats to manipulate the economy, researchers skew their results to please their patrons, cubicle warriors use rumours to smear their competition, educators teach half-truths to comply with the system, and media outlets  endorse fake news to promote their agenda. And as Paul warned, religious charlatans would gain prominence, both fooling others and being fooled by obscuring the truth of scripture.

Who is My Neighbour?


June 26th, 2021

The Prophets — Amos Delivers God’s Message

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Prophets AmosAmos Speaks Truth to Power

Amos, the prophet, understood that the Lord God loved his people, even though they had rebelled time after time. So God had commissioned Amos, a farmer, to take a message to the leaders of the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel in Samaria. The Lord was giving them both a warning, and a message of hope. Amos knew that the Lord had chosen Israel to bring the light of truth and hope to the world. But they could not do that task unless they were willing to walk in agreement with God. So Amos, was tasked with speaking God’s truth to the powerful leaders of the day, who had forgotten God. More

June 23rd, 2021

Eighth Commandment — Combatting Theft and Deception

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eighth commandment combatting theft and deceptionThe Way of Deception

The Eighth commandment, Lo T’ganav literally means, “NO you steal!” This is God’s instruction for combatting theft and deception. It is sometimes easy to ignore our complicity in this problem. We can perhaps quickly say that we are not pirates, burglars, robbers, or thieves. But then, perhaps we are not truly grasping the full implications of this command. This teaching underscores a deep systemic problem in society that has been a part of humanity for millennia. Paul characterized it as the ‘carnal’ attitude, that was opposed to God’s will and would ultimately end in death. The way of thieves was one of deception, as their intent was to gain through stealth what was not rightfully theirs. So do we follow this way or support it by our actions or attitudes? More

June 19th, 2021

The Prophets — Moses’ Message for Our Day

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Prophets Moses'MessageDisciples of Moses?

The Pharisees of Jesus’ day thought of themselves as disciples of Moses. They thought they knew Moses’ message, but they were wrong.
Jesus consistently exposed the Pharisees’ hypocrisy. For though they made a great show of fastidiously tithing on thyme leaves, an insignificant matter, in reality they were cheats and cons. They had avoided the fly in their meal, but had proverbially “swallowed the camel.”  The politically correct crowd of the time claimed Moses’ message as their own, but the truth was quite the opposite. They lacked the justice, mercy, or faith that Moses had taught. None of these hypocritical people kept the law, the teachings God delivered through Moses. In fact, they were plotting to kill Jesus, the one who was trying to correct their lack of understanding. Jesus had not come to destroy the law or the prophets, but to make the full intent of these writings known. The people would reap what they were sowing, just as Moses prophesied. The apostle Paul encountered similar self-righteous attitudes when confronting the Jewish religious leadership that challenged his ministry to the Gentiles. Are we or our modern religious leaders guilty of holding similar attitudes towards God’s law? More

June 6th, 2021

Seventh Commandment — Sanctity of the Family

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seventh commandmentWhat Children Need

What does the seventh commandment in God’s law have to do with family stability? Ask many a teacher who has had a few decades of classroom experience in a public setting and they will tell you that children are often bitter, angry, resentful, or anxious? Why? For too many children divorce has upset their dreams, and undermined the stability of their home-life. So they bring their angst to school with them and act out their frustrations. This was not the case decades ago, when divorce was often avoided if only for “the sake of the children.” But with changing attitudes towards sexuality, and marriage, divorce has gone from rare to commonplace. And the fruits of this dramatic shift in societal norms are being witnessed daily in the classroom. More