Monthly News Roundup (03.25.21)

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This is the last episode for the month of March. I plan to use the last episode of the month to highlight and briefly comment on some of the news stories from the last month that we haven’t discussed yet here. In this episode, we’ll be talking about the charge of Jesus being a racist, three men being named the legal parents of two children, and the discovery of more Dead Sea scrolls.

STORY #1 – Did Jesus Commit the Sin of Racism?

Brandan Robertson, a homosexual minister, author, and theologian, recently posted a Tik Tok video titled “Jesus a Racist?” as reported by Milton Quintanilla a contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com

In the video Robertson claims that Jesus used a racial slur in his encounter with the Syrophoenician woman who asked Christ to heal her daughter from a demon (Mark 7:24-30).

Jesus’ response to the request was “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”

The woman replied, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.”

Calling her “a dog,” Robertson claims was racist and typical of the “strong biases within the Jewish community” and “especially against the woman, who was Syrian and Greek.”

He further opines, “I love this story because it’s a reminder that Jesus is human. He had prejudices and bias. And when confronted with it, He was willing to do His work. And this woman was willing to stand up and speak truth.”

“Her boldness and bravery to speak truth to power actually changes Jesus’ mind. Jesus repents of His racism and extends healing to this woman’s daughter,” he concluded. (The Preacher’s Word)

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STORY #2 – California Judge Names Homosexual Male “Throuple” as Legal Parents of Two Children

A California judge has ruled in favor of three men being listed as the legal parents of two children born to surrogate mothers using donor eggs.

The two children who belong to the homosexual male “throuple” are half-siblings. One of the legal guardians, Ian Jenkins, has written about the throuple’s unorthodox relationship in the book, “Three Dads and a Baby.” (Disrn)

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STORY #3 – Israeli Experts Announce Discovery of More Dead Sea Scrolls

[Thanks to Lacroy Hatcher for being the first I saw to share this article. You can check out his podcast here – Liberation.]

Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.

The fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek text from the books of Zechariah and Nahum and have been dated around the first century based on the writing style, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. They are the first new scrolls found in archaeological excavations in the desert south of Jerusalem in 60 years.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of Jewish texts found in desert caves in the West Bank near Qumran in the 1940s and 1950s, date from the third century B.C. to the first century A.D. They include the earliest known copies of biblical texts and documents outlining the beliefs of a little understood Jewish sect.

The roughly 80 new pieces are believed to belong to a set of parchment fragments found in a site in southern Israel known as the “Cave of Horror” — named for the 40 human skeletons found there during excavations in the 1960s — that also bear a Greek rendition of the Twelve Minor Prophets, a book in the Hebrew Bible. The cave is located in a remote canyon around 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Jerusalem. (Associated Press)

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