Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

The terms “Hebrew”, “Israelite”, and “Jew” are often conflated and they do, indeed, have overlapping meanings, but they are also distinct terms that sometimes reference diametrically opposed things. A “Jew” can be one who is religiously a Jew, ethnically a Jew, or even one who truly believes (for Scripture speaks in this way). “Israel” can mean the man, the nation, or the Church. It is incumbent on Christians to make careful and correct use of these terms, not to be incautious or sloppy.

Many heresies have arisen in the history of the Church due to deliberate or careless misuse of terms — and many of these heresies persist into the present. For instance, without a false understanding of what the terms “Israel” and “Church” mean, there would be no such thing as ‘Christian’ Zionism. In this episode, we go over the Scriptural (and a bit of the historical) case with regard to the Jews — who they are, what they’ve done, and what that means for Christians.

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Michael ‘Martin Luther’ King: Marxist Agitator

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

Last week, we explored the ‘theology’ of Michael ‘Martin Luther’ King; this week, we explore his politics, with a focus on the men and women with whom he surrounded himself. Birds of a feather flock together, and Michael King spent his life surrounded by truly wicked men, many of them Communists. As Christians, we must learn to avoid the trees that produce poisonous fruit, and there can be no doubt what kind of tree Michael King — and the larger ‘civil rights’ movement — was.

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Translation: 'Strengthen the ranks of the International Red Aid! : Let's snatch eight innocent black youths from the hands of the American bourgeoisie!'
Translation: ‘Strengthen the ranks of the International Red Aid! : Let’s snatch eight innocent black youths from the hands of the American bourgeoisie!’

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Parental WarningsnThere is some blunt discussion of sex crimes in this episode and mention of prostitution.

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Michael ‘Martin Luther’ King: Arch-Heretic

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

Michael “Martin Luther” King, Jr., is one of the ‘saints’ of the modern world’s religion. We are told — constantly — that he was a devout Christian. Does this narrative hold up to scrutiny? With many men, there is little enough evidence of what they did or did not believe when they pass, but, in the case of Michael King, there is abundant evidence — created by King himself over a course of decades — of precisely what he did and did not believe with regard to the Christian religion. You may be surprised by the truth.

In today’s episode, we will be going through the writings of Michael King to draw out just precisely what he did — and, perhaps more importantly, did not — believe about the Christian faith. Once you have listened to the evidence, the conclusion will be inescapable: Michael King was no Christian. From there, it gets only worse: Next week, we will examine his politics, his associates, and his personal life. At the end of this episode, you will know he was no Christian; at the end of next week’s episode, you will know what he truly was.

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Errata

  • Woe incorrectly refers to Joseph Campbell as William.

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Brief mention is made of prostitution.

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The Timeline of Recriminations

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

In this episode, we go through the timeline of what has transpired since the LCMS — largely at the behest of Matthew Harrison — published the so-called “Annotated Large Catechism”. The behavior of Synod has been anything but Christian, and wicked deeds should be exposed to the light of day. Satan is on the move, and far too many men in collars are far too willing to do his bidding.

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https://twitter.com/CoreyJMahler/status/1616490061377175573?s=20
https://twitter.com/CoreyJMahler/status/1616581582612987906?s=20

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Parental Warnings

This episode will probably not interest children, and some sensitive topics (including pedophilia and rape) are briefly discussed throughout.

Errata

At one point, I (Mahler) state that I handed the AALC a hard drive with information pertaining to Jordan Cooper, but I misspoke, because what I handed them was, in fact, a flash drive.

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Against the Clockwork Universe

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

God is both transcendent — above all things — and immanent — pervading and sustaining all things. From the grand scale of galaxies down to the microscope scale of cells, molecules, and atoms, God is involved in everything in His Universe. Contrary to this reality, Deism would argue that God created the Universe and then stepped back to let it run — like a very complex clock.

Deism has crept into both our culture and the Church over time. In the Church, Deism often takes the form of a semi-Gnostic denial of the flesh via a denial of the consequences of sin. Contrary to this, the Christian faith teaches that not only is God involved in all things, but also that there are temporal consequences of sin that are not removed, in many cases not even alleviated, by faith in Christ.

The eternal consequences of sin are removed from the Christian by the blood of Christ, but the temporal consequences generally remain. A denial of temporal consequences is often tantamount to a denial of the flesh, which is a Gnostic denial of God. Right doctrine affirms both the flesh and the spirit, and God’s transcendent and immanent control over both.

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The second half of this episode contains a frank (and extended) discussion of sexual matters. You should discuss these issues with your children, but you may not want them to listen to this episode.

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The Generational Divide

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

Curses and blessings are not always — or even usually — individual affairs. The sins of the fathers do, in fact, fall to their sons. A wicked generation can doom all those who follow, but a righteous generation can bestow blessings on children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In this episode, we look at the nature of generations, how they are treated in Scripture, and what these things mean for us today.

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The introductory Old Testament reading mentions rape.

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Sweat the Small Stuff

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Too many despair of finding solutions to the problems we face because they focus on the wrong things. We face grand problems, certainly, but those are largely not our concern, at least not our daily concern. The right focus for most men is the everyday — putting in an honest day’s work, being a good husband, and raising godly children.

There is no immediate solution to every problem we face and no leader can resolve everything overnight. The Christian life is lived out in the small matters, even more than it is in the grand ones. We prove our faith with our works. The works, of course, do not save us, but they do naturally flow from a living faith. With regard to the kingdom of the left hand, we have a great deal of control and we should strive to make things better as we are able — plant trees, help your neighbor, think of the future. With regard to the Kingdom of the right hand, that outcome is in God’s hands, and we have no need to worry.

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther

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Some (not explicit) discussion of sexual matters.

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Listener Feedback 001

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aka Eschatologuy

Our first listener feedback episode. It took us only six months — please calibrate your expectations accordingly. If you have more questions, submit them now to make it into the next listener feedback episode.

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The Fear of the Lord

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

Thou shalt have no other gods.

What does this mean?
We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

In our modern context, we often gloss over the first word in that list: fear. We know that we should love and trust God, but we have come to neglect that we must also fear Him. The word “fear” appears hundreds of times in Scripture, and a great many of those instances are part of commands to fear the Lord.

The fear of the Lord is not an animalistic fear or the sort of fear that one has for an encounter with a bear or a particularly nasty storm, but it is also not entirely other from that sort of fear. The proper fear of the Lord for the Christian is a filial fear — the right and good fear that a son has for his father. In fact, we cannot properly love or trust God without first fearing Him.

The fear of the Lord is good; it is the beginning of wisdom; it revives the soul.

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Judge (Not)

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Woe

aka Eschatologuy

The Law is God’s eternal, unchanging, unchangeable will and all men are required to order their lives according to it — including Christians. Although Christians are no longer under the curse of the Law, this does not mean that we are not to comport our behavior with the Law. As regenerate Christians, we walk in the Law and thereby produce fruits in keeping with a living faith.

Similarly, Christians are to assess, to discern, to judge. We must judge not only our own actions — assessing whether or not they are in accord with God’s Law —, but also the actions of fellow Christians, whom we must rebuke as brothers when and where they transgress. God’s Word, in fact, gives the steps we are to follow when rebuking brothers. The world will latch on to the words “judge not” and attempt to make this the whole of what Scripture teaches, but that is most certainly not the case. Scripture does not contradict Scripture, and in many places Christians are told to judge. Consequently, we must carefully examine what is meant — and what is not meant — by “judge not”.

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