Melchizedek Two-Book Theory Refuted: Part 2

Melchizedek Two-Book Theory Refuted: Part 2
Written by Jim Staley
 
In the first part of this series, we took the time to unpack the two-book theory and refute some of its basic tenants. We spent time proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the terms "Book of the Law," "Book of the Covenant," "Law of Moses," "Law of God," and "the Law" are all used interchangeably throughout the Bible. We showed very specific passages where authors like Joshua and king Josiah called the Book of the Covenant the Book of the Law. We talked about how the Ten Commandments and many other commandments are found in both the BOC found in Exodus 20-24:8 as well as the Deuteronomy second telling of the Covenant, what they falsely separate into a book they term the BOL. We talked about many scriptures in the NT that support the BOL, scriptures that cannot be refuted or twisted to support this false doctrine. In the second part of this series we will talk about the main six pillars that I believe hold up this theory and tackle each one of them, starting with the main pillar, the theory that the BOL was given because of the golden calf incident.
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Did Moses Really Change God's Mind?

Did Moses Really Change God's Mind?
Written by Jim Staley

In Exodus 32:10, God tells Moses to leave Him alone so that He can wipe out the entire Israelite nation and give all the inheritance to Moses. Yahweh had had enough of the sin and complaining so His apparent plan was to make a new nation out of Moses. Who wouldn't take that deal? But Moses jumped in and gives God multiple reasons why He shouldn't annihilate everyone and God apparently changes His mind. Is it possible to change the mind of the Creator? Does God need anger management classes? What's really going on here?

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Melchizedek Two-Book Theory Refuted: Part 1

Melchizedek Two-Book Theory Refuted: Part 1
Written by Jim Staley

Book of the Law vs. Book of the Covenant: Are they two separate books? 

Those of you who have come into the Hebraic roots of your faith and have embraced the "front of the Book," as I like to call it, have come to appreciate and love the Torah and its incredible connections to both our Messiah and our lives today. Its rich principles powerfully transform the soul into the image of the Creator through the power of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, a fairly new doctrine threatens to undermine one of the foundations of our faith—the Law of God. This teaching is a doctrine founded upon a single theory: that there is a difference between the "Book of the Law" and the "Book of the Covenant." We will prove there is no difference at all and that the teaching is completely contrived by the authors of the doctrine. Proving no difference between the two, but that they are, in fact, used interchangeably and synonymously, demonstrates the falsehood of this teaching.

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Putting Life Back Into Life: Part 4

Putting Life Back Into Life: Part 4
Written by Jim Staley

We've come to the final part in this series in the hope of putting life back into our lives and putting back the shattered pieces of the beautiful glass menagerie of our past. The only item left on our agenda is to deal with our own Personal Liabilities and then, from there, we can rewrite the formula to bring forth a net positive, freeing us to be all we can be through Christ.

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Putting Life Back Into Life: Part 3

Putting Life Back Into Life: Part 3
Written by Jim Staley
Are you ready to put a little more life into your life and be healed of what's holding you back from being all you know you can be in Christ? Then let's get started.
 
At this point, you should have filled out the three parts of your history that I had you create from Part 2. You should have a list of generational liabilities, a list for all the personal traumas that have impacted you over the years, and you should have a list of all your major personal sins. In this part I'm going to help you learn what to do with all that information. Just like a doctor asks for your family history to develop a well-rounded understanding of who and what he is dealing with, it's helpful to understand your historical family timeline so that we can know just what we're facing.
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