Pound-for-pound, Jude may be the weirdest book in the New Testament. One author called the book "bewildering." I still think weird sounds better. Why is Jude weird? Where else can you find phrases like: "these ungodly people...heap abuse on celestial beings." Or, "But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about … Continue reading Is Jude the Weirdest Book in the New Testament?
It all started with bloodshed. The priest of God killed one of his own people on a pagan altar. The truth was, however, that much had gone wrong before this moment. Vile and despicable people had ruined the Jewish holy places and replaced them with signs and symbols of evil. The early Hebrews had several … Continue reading The last words of Mattathias, the man who saved Judaism