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The Nine Days
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
"If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither; let my tongue stick to my palate if I cease to think of you, if I do not keep Jerusalem in memory even at my happiest hour." [Psalms (Tehillym) 137. 5 – 6 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

THE NINE DAYS       
  "When you have begotten children and children's children and are long established in the land, should you act wickedly and make for yourselves a sculptured image in any likeness, causing the LORD your GOD displeasure and vexation, I call heaven and earth this day to witness against you, that you shall soon utterly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess; you shall not long endure in it, but shall be utterly destroyed. The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a scant few of you will be left among the nations to which the LORD will drive you. There you will serve man-made gods of wood and stone, that cannot see or hear or eat or smell.
  But if you search there for the LORD your GOD, you will find HIM, if only you seek HIM with all your heart and soul when you are in distress because all these things have befallen you and, in the end, return to the LORD your GOD and obey HIM. For the LORD your GOD is a MERCIFUL GOD, HE will not forsake you nor will HE let you perish; HE will not forget the covenant which HE made on oath with your fathers.
  You have but to ask about bygone ages that came before you, ever since GOD created man on the earth, from one end of heaven to the other, has anything as grand as this ever happened, or has its like ever been known? Has any people ever heard the VOICE OF GOD speaking out of a fire, as you have heard, and live? Or has any god ventured to go and take for himself one nation from the midst of another by prodigious acts, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and awesome power, as the LORD your GOD did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?
  You have been shown to know that the LORD alone is GOD; there is none beside HIM. Out of heaven HE let you hear HIS VOICE, that HE might instruct you; on earth HE let you see HIS great fire, and from amidst that fire you heard HIS WORDS. And because HE loved your fathers, HE chose their descendants after them; HE HIMSELF brought you out of Egypt with HIS PRESENCE, in HIS great might, to drive from your path nations greater and mightier than you, to take you into their land and assign it to you as a heritage, as it is this day.
  Know therefore this day and consider it in your heart that the LORD alone is GOD in heaven above and on earth below; there is no other. You shall therefore keep HIS statutes and HIS commandments which I enjoin upon you this day, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may long remain in the land that the LORD your GOD is giving you for all time." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 4. 25 - 40 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

Yesterday, began the period known as "The Nine Days" — the days from Rosh Chodesh (head of the month), the month of Av to the fast of the ninth of Av (Tisha b'Av).  In Jewish communities worldwide, prohibitions intended to decrease joy are implemented. All these reach a climax on the Fast of the Ninth of Av, a fast similar to Yom Kippur.  During this time, we increase our solemn attitudes toward the Temple and of its loss.  We are especially careful to keep our thoughts upon the destruction of the Holy Place and of the lifestyle that was lost with its destruction.  There are no celebrations, no weddings, and no haircuts!  Among the Orthodox, even bathing is kept to a minimum and freshly laundered clothes are not worn. These prohibitions are not intended to be overwhelming, but to turn our minds toward the seriousness of sin and its consequences. 

 

Yet, even in destruction there is consolation. After Jeremiah prophesied judgment, he delivered a message of deliverance to the nation of Judah. "For I am with you to deliver you declares the LORD. I will make an end of all the nations among which I have dispersed you; but I will not make an end of you! I will not leave you unpunished, but will chastise you in measure." [Jeremiah (Yirmeyah) 30. 11 Tanakh, Nevi'im; see also 46. 28] 

 

The discipline of GOD OMNIPOTENT is a means to an end; that is, a restored relationship through repentance. "Let us search and examine our ways, and turn back to the LORD. Let us lift up our heart rather than our  hands to GOD in heaven...I have called on yOUR nAME, O LORD, from the depths of the Pit. Hear my plea Do not shut your ear to my groan, to my cry! YOU have ever drawn nigh when I called YOU; YOU said Do not fear! YOU championed my cause, O LORD, YOU have redeemed my life." [Lamentations (Ekhah) 3. 40 – 41, 55 – 58 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Through judgment, we are reminded of our need for GOD’S mercy. The month of Av reminds us that we are sustained by the mercy of the MOST HIGH GOD. When properly grasped, this consolation of Av naturally leads us to the next step…the repentance of the month, Elul.  

 

We encourage everyone to light a candle in their homes this evening in memory of the Israelis who have died in past and present wars and read Psalm 83 aloud.  I encourage parents to gather their children and do this as a family prayer time.  Let us take this day to join hearts with our Israeli and Jewish brethren around the world and offer united and fervent prayer to our HEAVENLY FATHER. 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!  
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
May our HEAVENLY FATHER hear our prayers. . . that our long-awaited MESSIAH YESHUA, THE SON OF DAVID, KING of kings comes quickly. And LORD, may YOUR Holy Temple be rebuilt speedily, even in our day.  Amen & Amen! 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

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Worthy, O Lord
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The reward of virtue is virtue. 

 

WORTHY, O LORD       
"Blessed are YOU, LORD, GOD OF ISRAEL our FATHER, from eternity to eternity. YOURS, LORD, are greatness, might, power, glory, splendor, triumph, victory, honor and majesty Yes, all that is in heaven and on earth; to YOU, LORD, belong kingship and preeminence above all." [1 Chronicles (Dibre Hayamin Alef) 29. 10 - 11 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

This is a part of King David's prayer at the time of Solomon's coronation as his successor.  Although David and Solomon were the greatest kings of Israel, and in the world, David rightly acknowledged that the LORD GOD HIMSELF was the TRUE KING ETERNAL, not only of Israel, but of all heaven and earth.  HE is the RENOWNED, SUPREME RULER — OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT LORD over all.  

 

Even the cherubim will again repeat David's great prayer: "Give unto the LORD the glory due HIS NAME; bow down and worship the LORD, majestic in holiness." [Psalms (Tehillym) 29. 2 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  "Worthy is the LAMB WHO was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!" [Revelation 5. 12]  "YOU are worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honor and power; for YOU created all things, and for YOUR pleasure they exist and were created." [Revelation 4. 11]  "For by HIM all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through HIM and for HIM." [Colossians 1. 16] 

 

Then soon after that, "the twenty-four elders" utter their prayer:  "We give YOU thanks, O LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, the ONE WHO is and WHO was and WHO is to come, because YOU have taken to YOURSELF YOUR great power and have reined." [Revelation 11. 17] Alleluia! the LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT reigns!  

 

Someday, every knee will bow and every tongue shall confess that MESSIAH YESHUA is KING of kings and LORD of lords.  "I have established MY KING on Zion, MY holy mountain! So now, O kings, be prudent; accept instruction and discipline, you rulers of the earth! Kiss the SON, pay homage, reverence and honour to HIM in good faith, lest HE be angered, and your way be doomed in the mere flash of HIS anger. Blessed are all who take refuge and put their trust in HIM." [Psalms (Tehillym) 2. 6, 10, 12 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  This gives added meaning with the proverb that teaches:  "He who gives a straightforward answer is like giving a kiss." [Proverbs (Mishle) 24. 26 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  

 

In that day, "there shall be no more curse; but the Throne of GOD and of the LAMB shall be in it; and HIS servants shall serve HIM." [Revelation 22. 3]   Hallelu'YAH!  Blessed are those who put their trust in the MASTER. 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
O INFINITE & MERCIFUL CREATOR , firm in the faith we are emboldened to seek YOUR PRESENCE, and we are assured that we shall find YOU if, with sincere hearts, we seek YOU. As the flowers of the field drink of the dew of heaven and of the radiance of the sun, so would we, lifting our spirits unto YOU, drink of the pure fountains of holiness. In YOU alone our souls rejoice, for YOU are our life, our joy, and our song. Amen. 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

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Still He Walked
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
When the ALMIGHTY ONE punishes the wicked, HIS NAME is made great and holy. [Mechilta, Kiddush ha'Shem] 
Yigdal sh'mo umalkhuto — May HIS NAME and Kingdom grow.

 

STILL HE WALKED     
HE could hear the multitude screaming

 "Crucify!  Crucify!"

— HE could hear the hatred in their voices,

 these were HIS Chosen People.

 

HE loved them and they were going to crucify HIM.

HE was beaten, bleeding and weakened —

 HIS heart was broken,

 but still HE walked.

 

HE surveyed the crowd as HE came from the palace.

HE knew each of the faces so well, HE had created them.

HE knew every smile, their laughter, and each tear shed,

 but now they were contorted with rage and anger —

 HIS heart was broken,

 but still HE walked.

 

Was HE afraid?

You and I would have been so.

HIS humanness would have mandated that HE was.
Instead, HE knew what HE came to do!
HE knowingly did all for humanity.

HIS disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed HIM.

HE searched the crowd for a loving face, but saw few.

Then HE turned HIS eyes to the ONLY ONE that mattered

 and HE was assured that this was HIS FATHER'S will.

HE looked back at the crowd,

 at the people who were spitting on HIM,

 throwing rocks and mocking HIM,

 and HE knew it was for them that HE came.

So for them, HE walked.

 

Deafening sounds of the hammer striking the spikes

 echoed  triumphantly through the crowd.

However, HIS cries were even more prominent

 then the cheers of the crowd.

HIS hands and feet were nailed to the rugged cross

 as pain intensified with each blow.

Loudest of all was the still small voice inside HIS heart

 that whispered, "I am with YOU, MY SON!"
 
— and GOD'S heart broke —

 HE had let HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON walk.

 

YESHUA, the MESSIAH could have asked GOD to end HIS suffering,

 but instead, HE asked GOD to "Forgive!"

Not to forgive HIM,

 but to forgive the ones who were persecuting HIM.

As HE hung on that cross dying an unimaginable death,

 HE looked out and saw, not only the faces in the mob,

 but HE could see the face of every person HE was dying for,

 and HIS heart filled with love.

 

Although HIS body was dying,

 HIS heart was alive —
 — ALIVE with immeasurable,

 unconditional love HE has for each of us.

That is why HE walked.

 

When I forget how much my GOD loves me,

 I remember HIS walk.

When I wonder if I can, without doubt, truly be forgiven,

 I remember HIS walk.

When I need reminded of how to live like MESSIAH YESHUA did,

 I think of HIS walk.

So, to express how much I love HIM,

 when I wake each morning, I turn my eyes to HIM,

 — and I walk.

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!  
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Our beloved friends our prayer is that GOD ETERNAL will hear our prayer and give us a renewed spiritual awakening, increase our love and brotherhood among us by HIS PRECIOUS SON'S atoning blood.

We wish to express our love to each of you...giving thanks to the HOLY ONE WHO gives good things to HIS children. 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

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Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [PROVERBS]. 
 

Amazing, Astonishing Teaching
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
To keep yourself in good shape, practice random acts of intelligent thinking and senseless acts of self-control.

 

AMAZING, ASTONISHING TEACHING      
"And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at HIS Teaching." [Matthew 22. 33]

 

Time and again the multitudes were astonished at the amazing teaching of the LORD JESUS.  This occurrence was after the Sadducees questioned the MASTER about the resurrection and HE made it clear that they knew neither the power GOD nor the SCRIPTURES. 

 

The first use teaching, doctrine by the MESSIAH was just after HIS sermon on the Mount, where the people again were astonished at what HE was saying because HIS Word was with such power. [Matthew 7. 28]  When JESUS taught in the synagogue at Capernaum — again they were astonished at HIS Teaching, for HE taught them "as one having authority, and not as the scribes." [Mark 1. 21 – 22; also Luke 4. 31 – 34]  Even the "scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy HIM; for they feared HIM, because all the people were astonished at HIS teaching." [Mark 11. 18 – 19]  And the preaching of the LORD from Paul’s mouth astonished many of the proconsul and they believed when they heard what was being taught and saw what had been done. [see Acts 13. 4 - 12] 

 

MESSIAH YESHUA spoke with authority, not as the scribes for HE held the credentials to declare, "MY doctrine is not MINE, but HIS WHO sent ME. If anyone wills to do HIS will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from GOD or whether I speak on MY OWN authority. Whoever speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but HE who seeks the glory of the ONE who sent HIM is true, and no unrighteousness is in HIM." [John 7. 16 – 19] 

 

Paul taught this astonishing doctrine too being very careful to teach only the WORD OF GOD.  This too is our due, to teach only the context of the inerrant, doctrinal authority of GOD’S WRITTEN WORD.  Teaching and doctrine are the same, so true instruction is indoctrination "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you" [Matthew 28. 20]  — the central theme of MESSIAH’S Great Commission.  It is imperative that we, like Paul, "declare to you the whole counsel of GOD" [Acts 20. 27]; for "whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of CHRIST does not have GOD. He who abides in the doctrine of CHRIST has both the FATHER and the SON. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds." [2 John 9 - 11] 

 

Truly, we serve an amazingly astonishing wonderful HOLY MASTER. 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 Bidding farewell to Shabbat! May it be YOUR will that the coming week brings us a life of peace, a life of goodness, a life of blessing, a life of health, and a life of prosperity.
 We thank YOU, Great & MIGHTY GOD for by YOUR mercies and grace we were taught the sanctity of the weekly day of rest, Sabbath is the sign of the tie that binds us to YOU. Keep us ever grateful and grant us YOUR perfect rest. Amen
 "Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established." Proverbs/Mishle 16:3 "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." Isaiah/Yeshayah 40:31
Have a wonderful week serving the MASTER in all that you do and say. 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

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Customs - T'FILLIN - PHYLACTERIES
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Procrastination:  Something you do when you don't.

 

CUSTOMS T'FILLIN - PHYLACTERIES       
"You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 6. 8 Tanakh, Torah]  "It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the LORD'S Law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt." [Exodus (Shemot) 13. 9 Tanakh, Torah]  

 

"T'fillin" is a Hebrew word taken from the singular — t'filla, meaning prayer.  The use of the T'fillin by Orthodox Jews today is based on an interpretation of SCRIPTURES:  "Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 11. 18 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

These (T'fillin) phylacteries (Greek meaning "to keep safely") consist of two square boxes of black leather stitched over the box holding the parchment with 12 stitches representing the 12 tribes of Israel.  One is worn on the left arm towards the heart, and the other worn on the forehead where the hair growth starts.  The head box contains four compartments which hold parchments inscribed with BIBLICAL passages (Exodus/Shemot 13. 1-10; 13.11-16; Deuteronomy/Devarim 6. 4-9; 11. 13-21).  The box for the arm has only one compartment to hold one sheet on which all the four passages are written.  These are fastened at the brow (seat of thought) and left arm (instrument of action) near the heart (seat of feeling) by long leather straps attached to them.  This signifies desire for obedience to the First Commandment — "You shall love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 6. 5 Tanakh, Torah]   So it teaches that all thoughts, feelings, and actions are to conform to the will of ALMIGHTY GOD.  The devout Jew believes that by binding one of these phylacteries on the arm and placing the other on his forehead each morning, he is truly fulfilling the Mosaic requirement! 

 

The usual phylacteries (T'fillin) are quite small, but the very devout Jew makes "broad his phylacteries" by using larger ones.  T'fillin is reverenced as highly as the SCRIPTURES for it contains the SACRED NAME OF THE LORD (YEHOWAH) not less than 23 times.  One of the prayers every devout Jew repeats daily while wearing T'fillin is — "I believe with a perfect faith that MESSIAH, blessed be HIS NAME, will come speedily and though HE tarry, I shall continue to wait for HIM." 

 

In putting the T'fillin on the body, the arm is taken first since this is the order in Deuteronomy 6:8 — the box is fixed firmly on the naked left arm, upon the biceps muscle (denoting strength), above the elbow, and when this is done, the worshiper recites the benediction, "Praised are YOU O LORD, KING OF THE UNIVERSE, WHO has sanctified us with HIS commandments and enjoined upon us the commandment of the T'fillin." 

 

Formed in the leather strap of the hand phylactery is the Hebrew letter yod — in the phylactery for the head, the Hebrew letter daleth — and embossed on the box the Hebrew letter sheen.  These three letters spell "SHADDAI", the ALL-SUFFICIENT, ALMIGHTY ONE.  Jews feel that by applying the phylacteries they are placing the very NAME of GOD upon themselves. 

 

The hand phylactery is wound about the arm seven times and in succession three times about the middle finger (showing the three-pronged letter of the sheen), once about the fourth, once above the middle, and finally around the whole hand.  While this is done the following words are recited —  "I betroth you to me forever; I betroth you to me in righteousness, in judgment, in kindness and in mercy. I betroth you to me in faithfulness and you shall know the LORD."  

 

The tefillah shel rosh (phylactery for the head) is put on next.  The box is placed on the forehead above the nose and the strap is fixed at the back of the neck exactly above the middle of the neck.  The end of the straps hang down over the shoulders to the front of the body.  These Tefillin are removed in reverse order from that in which they are put on. 

 

While wearing the phylacteries, the worshiper petitions the HOLY ONE to consider the performances of the commandment regarding the T'fillin as though all six hundred and thirteen commandments, of which he feels the Law of Moses consists, had been faithfully executed. 

 

In the days of the LORD MESSIAH YESHUA, the T'fillin (phylacteries) were more in use than today.  The spiritual leaders who desired their religiosity to be noticed, would make their phylacteries larger than was customary.  These Pharisees, Sadducees and Hebrew Scribes claimed attention so as to elevate themselves to a higher position in the eyes of the people.  They made a show of their supposed devotion to the LORD GOD in order that they, in turn, would receive some of that same devotion from Israel!   JESUS rebuked them for this: "But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make broad their phylacteries." [Matthew 23. 5] 

 

How like these Jewish religious leaders have been ALL classes of people over the face of the earth!  For in the heart of the natural man there is a noisy outcry for attention, for adoration.  "Please notice me" "See what I have done" "Am I not devout?" are thoughts in the minds of many who claim to be followers of the lowly NAZARENE WHO made HIMSELF of no reputation and received not honor among men!  They are "broadening their phylacteries" to be seen, to be heard, to be praised even as the Pharisees of old!   More accurately, we must love the Lord in spirit and in truth, and avoid ostentatious (pretentious, hollow, vain) form that exalts man and self. 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcome Shabbat Mattot/Massei (“Tribes/Journeys”)! — [Numbers 30:1-32, 6:13;Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4;Matthew 23:1-25:46] Come, let us go out to meet the Sabbath Queen, Sabbath presence, let us welcome.  O FATHER in Heaven, in YOUR great love YOU appointed for us a day of rest, that in YOUR PRESENCE we may regain that freedom of the soul which comes through obedience to YOUR commandments. Quickened by YOUR SPIRIT, may we learn how to ennoble the things of earth by sanctifying them to YOUR service. We honour & praise the LORD YESHUA, the BLESSED ONE, WHO separates the sacred from the mundane and gives true Sabbath peace & rest; where there is wonderful joy in living in "Kedushat Shevi'it . . . Sabbath Holiness!" 

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness.  

 

Email:   delrifkah@gmail.com

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End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).

The newest section is our thought by thought study through the Bible.  Having completed the Torah (books of Moses), and the New Testament, we are now going through the book of; [PROVERBS]. 
 

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What Each Area of the Site is Meant For: Blogs - This is your personal space. This is where you should post thoughts that are not intended for extensive further discussion. Observations from personal study and events that have occurred in your life belong here. Unless your post ends with questions or makes it apparent that discussion is to follow, it should probably be a blog. As discussed later, blogs are limited to those who hold to historic Christian beliefs. Forums - This is for open discussion relating to the topic posted. Dialogue is encouraged to stay on topic, so if a side conversation begins, open a new discussion. This is where the majority of the activity has taken place so far. Topics should remain general in nature, while in depth discussion on narrow topics should take place in groups. Groups - This is a place to congregate with people who have similar interests and positions in order to have open discussion. The conversation in here is not required to remain on topic, so it is more ready to follow rabbit trails. This is where you should go if you want to gather with a particular kind of theologian. Before initiating a new group, we ask that you consider posting a question in the discussion forum area to see if there is enough interest to justify a separate group. The reason we encourage such action is that, in the event that a group is inactive for 6 months or more, the moderators of Scriptural Studies reserve the right to close down and delete the group due to inactivity. Events - This is available to anyone that wants to post an event that you think the members of Scriptural Studies may be interested in. Contact Denis, Rabbi Del, Rifkah, or Marti for more details on advertising. Our Attitude of conduct: In case you missed them on your way in, take some time to become acquainted with the conduct we expect on this site. You may find our Attidudes on the main forum page. Our purpose at Scripural Studies is that the conversations move in a Gracious way. We define Gracious in the following way: 1) Not closed minded 2) Not self-promoting 3) Not characterized by mass amounts of cut-and-paste proof-texting 4) Not characterized by mass amounts of cut-and-paste from other places 5) Irenic 6) Not slanderous 7) No spamming 8) Perpetual venting bitterness 9) Not confusing or disruptive But in all things you'll be welcome here