Paul Part 5
We are back from several days of travel. These times usually advance our thinking in leaps. Insights follow below. This week's talk resumes the series in Paul. This time on the calling of Simeon Peter and healing of the paralytic.
We were out of town last week across our normal recording session on Thursday evenings. We were also out of town across the weekend. So, no talk and no blog.
Trips like this often give us time to talk about stuff going on. In this case the Unleavened Bread week that ended last Friday.
There is a reference in Luke, which I will eventually cover in the Series on Paul, where Paul basically says that Passover was bolted onto Unleavened Bread by Jewish editors.
The Passover meal is what supplies the blood for the culmination of the plagues. So Passover is an edit, likely added by Solomon, whom we credit with adding sacrifice.
We are currently working out these stories from the Testimony, and will have that online soon. This does leave us with different questions. What is the significance of Unleavened Bread as an inspired story? What was being hidden by these edits?
In the days before packaged foods with labels, the process of finding and excising leaven from the house involved asking the question, How was this food made?
The Tabernacles holiday in the 7th month has a clear purpose. Get away from home and read the Testimony. What does that have to do with the first month's holiday? What is the design principle behind these dates?
The answer is pretty simple. The operative subject is reflected in the fast. Ask, and teach, about how the Testimony itself was made. Show off the systems that prove the inspired text is inspired and not puffed up by the teaching of scribes and Pharisees. Do that in the first month so it is safe to read in the seventh.
These systems are not passed down by history, and are thus unknown. This is why the holiday had to be completely repurposed. Since unleavened bread was already about what you eat, an entire sacrificial meal was invented to go with it.
It looks like Ezekiel was shown visions of the systems that were once, or will be some day, used to verify the text. The valley of dry bones and the wheel within a wheel being 2 of the more famous parts of his work.
These are the systems, once recovered, that form the basis for the holiday. These must be known by everyone so no one can add to the text. So that everyone knows what Joshua's written word looks like. So no one eats the yeast of the scribes and pharisees.
I believe the 3d models and cases I've been working on are a part of that story. There are no more 3d projections left to discover, but there are perhaps 2 more cases.
Maybe by next year's Unleavened Bread we will be able to show off the exact systems that prove inspiration.
Series on Paul
This week's talk is the most controversial that I've ever recorded.
The controversy lies in an observation. The sacrifice system, originally edited in by Solomon, needs a source of sin debt which it then absolves through ceremony.
Sin is an additional area where editors embellish the inspired text. Sin is thus a close cousin to sacrifice, and should be treated as mostly added.
So in this week's talk we find sin as a subject in both sections. First, Peter tries to use sin as his excuse for being left alone by Joshua. But the sin system is itself false. So to Joshua this is no excuse, and is not even answered. All Peter's excuse tells us is how Peter was trained.
In the second section, Joshua triggers the Pharisees by telling the Paralytic his sin is forgiven. Of course anyone can say this because sin debt is not owed, it was the editor's idea. So sin is always forgiven.
If this isn't enough to drive everyone crazy, there is more. The sin model is identified as a 'graven image.' So using the model to explain Joshua causes anyone using it to be breaking the commandment. They will fail the judgment on this point.
In the end, someone thinking they will 'go to heaven' because of a blood sacrifice which has 'paid' their way, is thus blocked from doing so just by their reasoning. Crazy.
I will probably need to cover this in a topical fashion after this series is finished. There is enough, though, in this week's talk to get you started.