PTB3-27: A Touch of the 3 books on the Sermon on the Mount.

                                                                 Bullyism

We just witnessed on the news, another example of what this author calls societies number one problem of bullying, with a shooting in a school north of Detroit.

About a decade ago, I decided it was high time to investigate the New Testament. I was amazed by what I discovered. First of all, his teachings were Jewish. Secondly, he perfectly understood and taught the solution to bullying. He’d been teaching it a full 2,000 years before me! Of course, these teachings are not limited to Jesus. They were also taught by the Buddha, Confucius and Aristotle. In fact, all wise people who know the path to peace teach the very same things. These teachings can be summed up as The Golden Rule. I don’t know if anyone, though, spelled out the solution to bullying as unambiguously as Jesus. As I will be showing shortly, it is found in the Sermon on the Mount, the compendium of Jesus’ moral teachings.”

Izzy Kalman is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has been working in schools and private practice since 1978. He has developed fun and effective methods that use role playing to teach basic psychological principles for solving bullying, aggression and relationship problems. When the Columbine massacre 1999 ignited a worldwide crusade to get rid of bullying by treating it like a crime that will not be tolerated, he recognized that the approach could not work. He created a website, www.Bullies2Buddies.com, to teach people how to handle bullying on their own, based on time-honored psychological principles.

You need to hear the testimony of Izzy in his own words:

I received a traditional Jewish education from first grade through high school (in the 1950’s and ‘60s), and we had been forbidden to read the New Testament. Considering that the Jews’ major persecutors for the previous 2,000 years were Christians, I can understand the Jewish taboo against Christian texts. Leaders of a religion that is based on promoting universal love didn’t always extend that love to practitioners of the religion of Jesus (Judaism), though he was born a Jew, promoted Jewish morals and observance, and died a Jew.

About a decade ago, I decided it was high time to investigate the New Testament. I was amazed by what I discovered. First of all, his teachings were Jewish. Secondly, he perfectly understood and taught the solution to bullying. He’d been teaching it a full 2,000 years before me! Of course, these teachings are not limited to Jesus. They were also taught by the Buddha, Confucius and Aristotle. In fact, all wise people who know the path to peace teach the very same things. These teachings can be summed up as The Golden Rule. I don’t know if anyone, though, spelled out the solution to bullying as unambiguously as Jesus. As I will be showing shortly, it is found in the Sermon on the Mount, the compendium of Jesus’ moral teachings.”    { Jesus Taught the Solution to Bullying | Psychology Today }

     Destructive Jezebel Sex

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  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.”  (Romans 1:24.25)

We learned recently in the news that Hugh Hefner is shutting down Playboy because he can not compete with porn online.  Behind the female photos flashed and flaunted in your face at random, the nude  or almost nude
photos online or TV and other ads, is a male flesh peddler making money off the peddling of human flesh.  What you do not see in the attractive female photos is the male or female that is taking them, the peddlers of flesh.  Often is rather difficult to discern who is taking advantage of whom, the peddlers or the public displayer.  In the case of
Jezebel and the Jezebel doctrine of Revelation 2:20-24, it is obvious according to the words of the Ascended Jesus to the Apostle John and addressed specifically at the church in Thyatira, that it was a woman which called
herself a “prophetess” that was spreading the unsound doctrine of Jezebel.

Have you experienced the recent increase, supposedly from sexy women offering free sex with a club they have started, no doubt another male trying to make money.  I am surprised that Facebook allows and promotes it, for they seem so morally high when they correct you; however in this we are seeing another revival of the Jezebel doctrine.


“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my
servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.”   (Revelation 2:20)

1. The Jezebel doctrine started with a specific woman, an influential woman in the church at Thyatira that called herself a prophetess.  Of course Jesus is bringing to remembrance the famous Queen  of Israel Jezebel, that battled against the Prophet of God Elijah, and she was a prophetess of Baal, and the religious practices of such was like a legalized prostitution.

“And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.  And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to
wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.”  (I Kings 16:30,31)

2. King Ahab like the first century church of Thyatira allowed Jezebel to seduce the people of God into fornication and a higher fornication with Baal worship.  Allowed, King Ahab was the first cause because he himself was one of the most sinful kings ever in Israel.  
“And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.”

NOTE:  Hopefully you notice the influence of Baal, just another name Satan takes along the way in history as a disguise  since there is only One God, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the only other supernatural being is the fallen angel Lucifer or Satan, all such worship of other gods is a worship of
Satan.  The way you can tell the difference in worship of God and a god like Satan is in the righteous or unrighteous acts associated with it.  The unbelievable depths of depraved humanity that has first rejected
the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ as Almighty God, of course, is the subject of Romans chapter 2, the subject of presentation on SunGrist Bible with:  
        (1)  
“Lest we forget evil” at http://www.
biblecombibleman.com/LestWeForgetEvil.html which is summarized in Romans 1:28-32 with all its immorality and unrighteous behavior; and
         (2)  
In DOM from Romans also, DOM for the deification of man of which the worship of sex is a part, recalling that “man” in the Bible is generic man for male and female.  {http://www.biblecombibleman.
com/DOMnewsletter2015.html

     Reliability, Consistency, and the Historical records

Recently, some news came out of inaccuracy of the Bible record because of archaeological discovery of the real Solomon’ mines.  It attempted to rattle the cage of Bible believers, with new conspiracy theories against the Bible, but except for the attention getter was really in support of the historical accuracy of where Solomon’s mines were locate.  A dear Christian friend had her cage rattled but she got the lead one and not the substance.  Here was the lead quote:

An Archaeological Dig Reignites the Debate Over the Old Testament’s Historical Accuracy

But you see even the subline was authenticity of the biblical record.

Beneath a desert in Israel, a scholar and his team are unearthing astonishing new evidence of an advanced society in the time of the biblical Solomon

Gluech, a noted archaeologist, believer, and Bible scholar helped to explain what happens periodically in history and archaeology.

Proving or disproving the Bible, Glueck said, was a fool’s errand. “Those people are essentially of little faith who seek through archaeological corroboration of historical source materials in the Bible to validate its religious teachings and spiritual insights,” he wrote in Rivers in the Desert, and he probably should have left it there. Instead, he continued: “As a matter of fact, however, it may be categorically stated that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference.” In other words, archaeology didn’t have to prove the Bible’s account of history, but it did prove it, or at least never disproved it—and he himself, he wrote with pride, had “discovered Solomon’s copper mines.”

There are 4 convictions from extended Bible study that the general public should know In order for us to in turn rattle the cage of the doubters and unbelievers.  As a young man, I study books like the BIBLE AS HISTORY, a German translation of archeological evidence for the historical accuracy of the Bible, and an actual textbook was BIBLICAL BACKGROUNDS which likewise showed the historical accuracy of the Bible, in particular the OT.  I think every Christian who garners doubts about the historical reliability of Scripture, should own copies of these two old books.  But we have three other reasons for assurance of the Bible accuracy, and these come from historical evidence: 

(1) Paul, a lawyer and OT law scholar that was very practical as chief editor of the New Testament, a little known fact that needs to be known more, and we will start on that in Mount I and continue the process in Mount II and III.  What Paul as chief editor did was to fill in many of the gaps like the continuity in the life and works of Christ before the Sermon on the Mount.  He did that by leaving a manuscript for Dr. Luke to write the Gospel of Luke.  Luke helps us see that even on the way to the Mount, Jesus had virtue go out of Him for the healing of certain individuals, you do not see that in Matthew 5-7, but you do in Luke originally written by Paul.  Of course, a third book that would help todays students of he Bible would be A HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS BY A. T. Robertson.  It is an old book and you can get it cheap on Amazon.  Before getting to what you will find as Robertson harmonizes the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John certainty around the Sermon on the Mount, which of course is our current Bible study.  We want to know accuracy of the records as we read about the life and teachings of Jesus.

And to quickly mention the other two sources of historical reliability, we offer to you:  (2) the Old Testament quotes in the New Testament, the ones for the beatitudes have already been mentioned, and to appreciate what Jesus was gong we need to recognize that just before the Mount, in His home town of Nazareth He read from Isaiah, a quote, that told us what to expect from His ministry at the Mount.  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed my. And you know the rest which we will reiterate quite often.

There is a third guarantee of reliability of the records every student of the Bible needs to be aware; that is, (3) the consistency of content between the OT and NT and within the testaments, like for example it is a little known fact that the royal law was quoted in Leviticus of the OT, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

There the three and the books are before us, and along with out study of the Sermon on the Mount, we will endeavor to increase your awareness of the reliability of the Scripture.

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