Atonement Part 4 – Atonement for Us

In the last study, we looked at the purpose of the sin scrifice. We found that although this sacrifice was needed because of the sin and uncleanness that YHVH’s people left as a stain on the temple, altars, and ark it really did not forgive them of those sins. The main reason for the sin…

Atonement Part 2 – The Half-shekel

Atonement is key to understanding everything YHVH has done, is doing, and is going to do. His entire plan revolves around it. For this reason, it is important to understand what it really means – not according to today’s culture, but according to the ancient near eastern culture. We need to understand atonement in the…

A Cultural Thing

Once again, my life has been turned upside down, and I am seeing scripture through “new” eyes. Every time YHVH shows me something profound in the Word – something that affects the way I view the entire book of the Bible – I feel as though I have been given new eyes. Maybe a better…

Slaves to God?

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the…

The Image of God

Many have wondered what the purpose of man is and how he relates with God. While I have the heard the question many times throughout my life, it is not something that I have set out to find. As a child, I suppose it just wasn’t that important to me, or maybe it required too…