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I am a jealous God

It’s right there in the midst of the ten words from Mount Sinai: “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God”  (Exodus 20:5) What a horrible idea, we might think, a jealous God!?  What kind of a God gets jealous? Well Mount Sinai is no unguarded moment of candour.  The LORD is very open […]

The Garden of Eden

Even the phrase “garden of Eden” should make us home-sick.  “Eden” is taken from the word “delight”.  And “garden” when translated to Greek is “paradise”. The highest plane humanity has reached thus far was at the outset.  In fact Genesis 2 means to communicate this truth, even topologically!  The four rivers flow down from this […]