Fascinating Facts from the Ancient and Modern Rabbis

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As we continue to pray for the wellbeing of Israel and for God’s mercy on the surrounding nations, Dr. Brown opens up some fascinating chapters of ancient and modern Jewish literature. You’ll be surprised with what you learn. Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.

 

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27 Comments
  1. There is a group in Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem called the Temple Institute.For the past 27 years they have worked tirelessly to fashion all the items that will be needed to for worship in the Third Jewish Temple. It is a painstakingly-slow job but one that they have accomplished. One missing ingredient, however, was a perfect, unblemished red heifer as found in Numbers 19 whose ashes would be used in a purification cleansing ritual for the Temple. For the entire time that the Temple stood in Israel, a total of nine red heifers were used. Jews believe that the appearance of a perfect red heifer would usher in the appearance of the long-awaited Messiah. The 10th red heifer has been found in America, and preparations are now underway to bring the animal to Israel.

  2. I think I’ll listen to today’s show. Dr. Brown does so much better with Jewish issues than he does with political or social issues.

  3. Oh, jon. You are in that cult! Honestly, I thought you had more common sense than that.

    Don’t get seduced by this other gospel.

  4. Greg, I watch prophecy I am not in this group and could not be even if I tried. This so called cult is the Jewish religion. History is happening right before you-

    Greg, You have been seduced by the liberal secular view.

  5. Greg,

    It’s ironic that you accuse someone else of being in a cult. You are the one who has departed from the historic Christian faith. You can’t find anyone significant before modern times that approved of abortion or gay relationships. It’s not hard to find that behavior condemned by the church throughout history.

  6. Jon,

    I hope those red heifers have long life spans…or really strong genetic material to pass on to their offspring because they might not be needed for quite some time.

    🙂

  7. Sheila, I find this to be yet another example we are in the end of times. How ironic that the 10th red heifer is here to usher in the messiah- We have a different view of course, and Greg might find me seduced by the Jewish religion (cult to him) how incredible that all quarters are pointing to the last days- even the liberals think that global warming is going to take us out in 20 years.

  8. Sheila if you go to youtube you can view this actual heifer. The video is about 7 minutes long and it is on the temple institues youtube site. It is amazing just to learn about the process of this sacrafice that is thousands of years old. To see what the prior sacrifices may have looked like is just amazing when you think about it from evan a historical view point. This heifer (specific) has not even been available for 2000 years that we know of, and to see a possible canidate given the gravity of what it means to the rebuilding of the temple is facinating. We are viewing the last days, we are viewing the soon coming of Jesus! (Greg, I am not putting stock in the heifer as a sign.) It is coming from all angles- this is just yet another interesting side of it.

  9. Jon,
    To clarify: the ashes of the red heifer were not needed to cleanse the temple but priests who were to enter it.

  10. Ok, Interesting.. We will see what happens soon if they an event will happen to create the possibility of the temple construction. Anyone have any ideas from prophecy what likely will happen?

  11. Re: Orthodox Jewish belief the Holocaust was divine judgment on Jewish sin.

    Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi says the same thing in one of his YouTube videos–that it was divine judgment on Jewish sin (he specified the sin but I don’t know that I remember–it might have been the sin of the watchman not warning the people in the city from Ezekiel).

  12. Jon,

    I believe we’re looking at a soon return too. I said quite some time thinking of the temple needing to be built before the red heifer is even needed. There are many prophecies outlining the end times that we looked at on other threads. I only caught the end of the program so I need to quit writing and start listening to it first.

  13. jon,

    OK — if you are not in the group, that’s different.

    But, c’mon, this red heifer business is not orthodox, conservative bible doctrine. It’s fringey cultish stuff.

  14. Doug,

    >>It’s ironic that you accuse someone else of being in a cult. You are the one who has departed from the historic Christian faith.

    When you make abortion and homosexuality central to Christianity it is _you_ who departs from historic Christin faith.

    Abortion is not in the bible and homosexuality is a teeny handful of verses, half disputed.

  15. >> Orthodox Jewish belief the Holocaust was divine judgment on Jewish sin.

    Really? All of them?

    It seems to me that the Holocaust was Jews suffering for German sins.

    Not all suffering is God’s judgment. Very often, it is this consequence of other people’s sin.

  16. Greg wrote:
    “Abortion is not in the bible and homosexuality is a teeny handful of verses, half disputed.”

    How many times does the One that created us male and female have to tell us that homosex is disgusting to Him and that it deserves the death penalty for us to realize that the so-called “disputed” verses are only disputed by those rebelling against their Creator? The small number of verses is indicative that there is no dispute in the Creator’s mind nor in the true church.

    How many times does YHWH have to tell us that it is a “child” beginning at conception and that murder is wrong for us to realize that the whole mindset of the Creator and His true believers is that abortion is murder?

    I am guessing that Greg is happy to believe what is said a few times or even only once in the scripture when it agrees with his and his culture’s ideas. He worships and serves the man and man’s ideas rather than the Creator.

    Romans 1
    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness…
    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves…
    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Those that practice homosex and abortion have no inheritance in the kingdom of heaven. It is very central to “Christianity” that one must repent of these sorts of things to become a “Christian.”

    Mt 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    Ac 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    Ac 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

    Re 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

    Re 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    Greg’s god is culture. He will follow and worship it and not repent even at the end…even when it is being judged by YHWH.

    Re 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
    21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

  17. “When you make abortion and homosexuality central to Christianity it is _you_ who departs from historic Christin faith. ”

    Nonsense! Are you seriously trying to convince me that the church historically would have put up with someone who promoted those things? Please be serious. The Bible teaches that people who do those things won’t go to heaven. How can you say they are not a serious concern?

    BTW: Murder and sexual immorality are taught against throughout the Bible. But nice try.

  18. All,
    Seriously, it would probably be better to not even respond at all to Greg.
    Don’t feed the trolls.

  19. Greg is not exactly a troll. He is very deceived and demonstrating his folly and error to those that may read this thread that might be deceived by him, could be beneficial for those with real question and sincere hearts.

  20. Bo,
    In my mind, he has been a troll from day #1. He isn’t here to hear or discuss truth, but to dissent and inculcate the opposing view.
    That’s just my view.
    He isn’t sincere in the slightest.

  21. Oops, I posted this earlier on the wrong day:

    —-

    You guys can dismiss me as a “troll” but I’m a born-again, bible-loving, Evangelical Christian who honestly disagrees with you on two very minor issues in the bible. (Me, along with millions of other Christians!)

    I used to believe like you guys on the gay issue but I carefully read my bible, prayed about it, learned about homosexuality, learned some bible history and opened myself up to the love of Jesus.

    After more than a decade of wrestling with this issue, I changed my mind.

    I didn’t stop being an Evangelical Christian. I just humbly admit, I was wrong and hope I didn’t hurt too many of our gay brothers and sisters in my former error.

    I am clearly not a troll in the normal definition of that word — I have had many discussions _not_ about these two issues. For example, I have learned a lot about Jewish and Pentecostal issues, not my area of expertise.

    The problem is Dr Brown is absolutely fixated on homosex (as Bo calls it) and brings it up nearly every show. Dr Brown has requested that we keep our discussions related to the day’s show so the topic of homosexuality comes up almost every day.

  22. DB,

    >>He isn’t sincere in the slightest.

    What have I said that is insincere?

    Please don’t bear false witness against me.

  23. It is quite clear that any Temple which might be built in modern Jerusalem would be a Temple of anti-Christ, not the Temple of God.

    The Jews have been deceived. The Messiah which they will welcome will be the anti-Christ. He will reign in Jerusalem. Eventually, they will realize that he is the Devil incarnate, and then they will turn to Christ, when they “look upon him whom they have pierced.”

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