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Reflections from the Book of Exodus in the Tawrat

Moses was an extraordinary prophet and a paragon among the shapers of world culture. As the instrument of exodus, he was a kind of Messiah figure who foreshadowed the true and only Messiah two millenia later. The Exodus of the Hebrew slaves from ancient Egypt was unquestionably a one-of-a-kind event in the world history. What other example is there of a whole distinct people group having lived over 400 years within a powerful nation and having been entirely delivered to freedom, and that without a violent revolt by the people? None. 

This article is being added to periodically as we progress through the chapters of Exodus.  Upon opening it, the most recent post appears at the top from 11/17, and older posts follow starting from 10/28.

  • 28 October 2016
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 5612
  • Comments: 1

Why Does Anything Makes Sense?

“Come now, let us reason together…”   

 Isaiah, in his book named after him, chapter 1:18

Reason exists and is self-evident.  Here is my reasoning: First, all humans use reason. It is part of what it means to be human.  Indeed, we 
must use reason, for it is a necessary attribute of the human mind and it is largely by reason that we function in a complex world.  It is also how we self-identify.  You probably have heard the well-known statement by Rene’ Descartes, “Cogito ergo sum”, if not in Latin then in English—“I think, therefore I am”.   A good paraphrase would be, “I reason, therefore I am.”
  • 27 October 2016
  • Author: Scott Cherry
  • Number of views: 5248
  • Comments: 10

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