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LukeSunday, Jan 23, 2022

Luke

Limbo or Paradise?

Christians have historically debated what exactly happens to the souls of the recently dead. However, once we are familiar with Jewish literature on the subject, Yeshua’s teachings on the afterlife are perfectly clear. The parable of the rich man and Lazarus is a stellar example.

Christians have historically debated what exactly happens to the souls of the recently dead. However, once we are familiar with Jewish literature on the subject, Yeshua’s teachings on the afterlife are perfectly clear. The parable of the rich man and Lazarus is a stellar example.

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Eating with Sinners

The Pharisees generally believed that bad company corrupts good character—and in principle, they weren’t wrong. However, Yeshua had good reason to spend so much of His time with tax collectors and sinners: they needed His message more than anyone else.


Friend, Come Up Higher

Yeshua once noticed that some guests at a Sabbath dinner were concerned about whether their position at the table reflected their personal importance. He took this opportunity to teach a lesson about humility in this world and its eternal reward.


Did Yeshua Really Say, "You Are Gods"?

Jewish interpretation of the Bible doesn't always work the way we'd expect. Case in point: When Yeshua quotes Psalm 82, He references a midrashic interpretation to the effect that the Jewish people at Mount Sinai were temporarily transformed into supernal beings.


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