Antimissionaries be like… Jesus didn’t obey Jewish tradition , Episode 22


Episode 22 –

Matthew 15:1–2
טו אַחֲרֵי כֵן נִגְּשׁוּ אֶל יֵשׁוּעַ סוֹפְרִים וּפְרוּשִׁים מִירוּשָׁלַיִם ב וְשָׁאֲלוּ אוֹתוֹ׃ ״מַדּוּעַ עוֹבְרִים תַּלְמִידֶיךָ עַל מָסֹרֶת הַזְּקֵנִים, שֶׁאֵין הֵם נוֹטְלִים יָדַיִם לַסְּעוּדָה?״

The tradition of ritual purity; namely, washing the hands is a valid practice, however, the practice becomes invalid if one’s mind and heart is not cleansed. Certain Pharisees were doing things to “look” pious and special for others to see… yet they were filthy on the inside. One interpretation may be that the disciples didn’t wash their hands because they didn’t feel they were clean inside, and therefore didn’t do it in that instance. But we should consider the other verses that reveal that they certainly did observe this ritual of washing the Hands. For example, from the book of James:

James 4:8
קִרְבוּ לֵאלֹהִים וְיִקְרַב אֲלֵיכֶם. הַחוֹטְאִים, רַחֲצוּ יְדֵיכֶם! טַהֲרוּ אֶת לְבַבְכֶם, הֲפַכְפַּכֵּי הַלֵּב!

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Dr. Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!