August 11th – Verse of the Day Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

6 thoughts on “August 11th – Verse of the Day

  1. I would like to ask you to tell me what you think about The Zealot, the new book which was published, and if this book’s arguments are valid, would it create any problem for the church? or the bible? thanks in advance

  2. The notion that Jesus was affiliated with the Zealots (capital Z) is laughable. There is no record of Him participating in Zealot group activities. It was not their thing to feed the hungry, visit the shut ins, etc. Their brand of revolution was clearly different. Jesus stated that His kingdom was not of this world, which would have annoyed the Zealots to no end.
    That being said, Jesus was a zealot (small z) in that He believed in the higher calling of Israel. But again, Jesus did not advocate doing His “revolution” by military or political force. He wanted to change the hearts of the people to all the things in Isaiah which are mentioned in the sermon on the mount, i.e. Matthew 5,6,& 7.
    The book is written from a Muslim viewpoint, by a Muslim, as only a Muslim can picture things, i.e. Muslim-centric. It is clear that The Muslim author had an agenda to subserviate Jesus to these violent political groups operating at that time in and around Jerusalem. He is less than successful, in that his work lacks credibility and that is of the author’s own doing. If you are going to try to force conclusions to prove your point, at least be sure you have the point. Do not try to subvert logic to draw pre-text conclusions that are self-serving to your cause.
    I do not think the book will cause any change in main-line Christian thought, because its conclusions appear to be so “Muslim.” Now if I were to establish a church built on Muslim pretext, but invoking Jesus name, this would appear to be a centerpiece for that.
    These thoughts are my own views, and I do not suggest that they are infallible. I am open to further discussion, but I suspect all this is part of a larger doubtful disputation.
    Now I have a question for you. If you had written this book, would you stand behind all the research?

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