I agree with Jim. It's a good article that doesn't demonize the Pearl's. I find Michael Pearl a bit hard to "handle" ... but, he's not (nor his books) responsible for any of the deaths of those kids!
I think when you boil it all down, this is really an attack on Biblically training/disciplining our children. It's best for the world to pick on someone who is perhaps a bit more over the top than most. But, be warned that it's really an attack on all of us who seek to bring up our children in GOD's ways!
Also interesting that all the kids killed were adopted children! Why is that!?!
Hate to disagree Helen, but the original word is still the same as every other other time where it's translated "Passover". You'll find that the entire feast of Unleavened Bread is often generically referred to as Passover.
I've gone back to the KJV. Mainly because of the Westcott & Hort issue. From my study, they were evil, fraudulent and into the occult. Correct?? Do all modern translations come from their work?
Louise, I'd be a little cautious with your views. We gentiles are grafted into the natural tree remember. Yes, I know there's a lot of occult seen in some Jewish sectors, and a lot of false religion. But, read your Bible - there always was! That's why the curses occurred!
But, we must be careful not to be arrogant against the natural branches (the ones that are blood descendants AND trusting in Messiah). I believe the believing gentiles have the privilege of becoming part of Israel with them. We follow in the footsteps of Ruth.
The "Time" article I mentioned talks about a couple anti Semitic Russians who performed the evil "prank" at a synagogue. The story went world-wide before it was realized that it wasn't an official thing that occurred. So ... bad, but not in the league that everyone first thought.
I use the KJV, but Easter is clearly a wrong translation. Passover is used all other times - what valid reason is there to change it to the name of the "Queen of Heaven" (see OT)?
Our family celebrated Passover on Monday night, and we'll remember the resurrection on Sunday. That will be the Day of First Fruits - one of GOD's days for thousands of years! We don't have toÂ fit pagan days into our worship of GOD. He's already given us His days if we care to study it out!
I think it looks like the PM is speaking like more and more around the world will. Protect Christians and Christianity! But ... the catch is, that doesn't include the bad fundamentalists! We're the ones who believe and follow GOD at His Word. There's plenty of room in the coming system for all the other "christians".
I've also seen him talk about the Lord's prayer, saying "thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven" - deliberately leaving out "thy will be done"! I know he's worked a bit with Rick Warren, so he must think he's ok.
The thing is, however, that a worldly company is still responsible before GOD, whether they realize that or not. Just like TV. We can choose what we watch but that doesn't mean it's good for anyone to make an occult show either!
Some of this guy's language may seem a little over the top, but I think he does make a valid point. Not just Lego, but most toys seem to be delving into the evil side of things. What is the point - other than some sort of agenda to get kids into more occult thinking?!
When I was playing with Lego, it was just building blocks and your own creativity. Now the creativity's gone, and you're given a themed set of blocks that make only what it's designed to make. Is this a dumbing down idea or what?
We don't do any of the Jewish traditions with our celebration of Passover, etc. And we don't observe Hanukkah or Purim, as we see them as Jewish too. However, we do try to follow the Scripture in these things.
Sabbath (7th day) is one of these things. I think there's about 5-10 Scriptural passages concerning the Sabbath, and over 1000 Rabbinical ones! Easy to see which side the easy yoke is on and which side the heavy and unbearable yoke is on!
Could be writes: Maybe MG is a seventh day adventist, he sure sounds like one.
No, I'm not. Brought up in Baptist and ended up in a home church in more recent years. I consider myself to be a man who is trusting in Christ alone for my salvation and life direction. As I've lived my life endeavoring to serve Him and lead my family, He has (I honestly believe) led us to look at the Torah as His way of living. Not to earn salvation or any special love from Him (not legalism), but simply to live in a way that He has designed humans to live in. The 7th day Sabbath is part of this change - but it took me a lot to be convinced because it's a big change in our society!
Going along with what Shane said: If we had never heard of the Bible and ended up on a deserted island with a Bible, knowing it was the truth, what day do you think we'd be setting aside? Without the "church fathers" and Roman paganism, I really don't think there'd be any doubt that it would be the 7th day!!
Gal 4: But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?  Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
The Galations had turned back from the Scriptural things (Sabbath included I'm sure) and going back to the pagan days! Please don't call GOD's set apart, Holy days "weak and beggarly"! He made the Sabbath HOLY!!