Deuteronomy 4:5-8: See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?
My name is Adam Terrell, and I'm here to encourage you to obey the law and think about it and speak about it constantly. I broke the law. Christ paid my debt by sacrificing Himself so that I can be clean to offer myself as a living sacrifice back to God.
The entire Mosaic law is obligatory for everyone. Keeping some of the laws looks different today because the light of further revelation supersedes shadows in the old law. The temple sacrifices are an example where we have something better. Note that we still must obey the Mosaic laws for sacrifices. There is still a temple, and priests are still required to offer sacrifices. It's just that the priests, the sacrifices, and the temple are all better now.
God will show grace to those who apply the law to themselves, to those who have hidden the law in their hearts, and He will judge those who disobey accordingly. I must apply it to myself, and then those around me will see its fruit and be drawn to its goodness. Theocracy grows by the sword of the Spirit, God's word, and self-sacrifice. The law's purpose is to give a path to restoration. Christ has restored me, so I must seek to restore others by sacrificing myself.
Thanks for listening. My goal with each conversation is to edify and bring the law and wisdom to bear on each person's current situation in life.
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GodArchy.org Michael Maharrey - Local Action
Mike Maharrey is the national communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center. His podcast is GodArchy where he and his guests explore Christianity as it intersects with the State.
Mike shares his story of integrating politics and religion into a coherent whole. We also discuss how he became an activist in local movements to nullify unjust laws, as the 10th Amendment gives the states and the people the authority to do so.
Walter Block - Defending the Undefendable
My guest is Dr. Walter Block, professor of economics at Loyola University in New Orleans. He went to school with Bernie Sanders, and he's the author of several libertarian philosophy and economics books, most notably a set called "Defending the Undefendable" where he lays out acts which may be socially unacceptable or morally corrupt but should not be punishable in court.
Some things we touch on are of a disturbing nature: some vocabulary words do come up which may prompt hard questions from children.
Biblical Laws for War - Memorial Day Special
First solo episode: I cover all the Biblical texts on laws for war, draw some applications for modern-day USA, and provide some insight on the current consequences of nations both obeying and disobeying these commandments.
Texts: Numbers 1, Deuteronomy 17, 20-21, Luke 3, John 10
Cylinder Radio William Reusch
William Reusch is a highschool teacher in LA who is having to deal with the current state of American education and all its flaws. He hosts a podcast called Cylinder Radio, where he basically just enjoys talking to people who challenge his critical thinking on controversial topics.
He also brought up an organization I wasn't aware of called the Heterodox Academy. Their homepage sums up his teaching philosophy: "Diverse viewpoints & open inquiry are critical to learning."
Theocracy Council from July, 2019
Some of the questions we discuss this month:
What if the American legal system obeyed the law of punishing false witnesses?
How do we deal with the deep consequences of driving on "public roads" claimed by eminent domain?
How do I deal with lonliness in my Christian walk?
What can I do to stop paying unlawful taxes?
What's a practical application of all believers being priests?
What examples can we use from the American Arbitration Association?
What is postmillennialism?
BobMurphyShow.com Robert Murphy Full Interview
My guest today is Robert Murphy. He's a Christian and economist. He's a Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and he's a co-host with Tom Woods on their podcast "Contra Krugman."
Topics: Bob's story from nominal Catholicism>atheism>Christ, reconciling being subject to authority with Christian anarchism and anarchocapitalism, charity enforcement, capital punishment, life ransoms, negligent homicide insurance, and much more.
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Great Interviews, Adam is very knowledgeable, and it is interesting to hear a different perspective on the Old Testament, both from Adam and his interviewees.