Jesus As Son of Man Was Isaiah’s Suffering Servant

A week ago I posted “Jesus Was Daniel’s Suffering Son of Man.” I wrote, "Among those modern scholars who reject that Daniel’s “one like a son of man” refers to Jesus, many of them do so because Daniel 7 [v. 13] does not depict this figure as coming to earth or, more importantly, as suffering and dying, which latter Jesus did. . . . And as for Daniel 7 not saying this “one like a son of man” will experience suffering and death, this also is implied since so many of these saints in Daniel 7 are per … [Read more...]

Facebook to Rescue the Truth

Something called "fake news" has been growing quickly on the Internet. It's getting so Internet users don't know what's fake and what's true regarding what's happening. To make matters worse, more than half of Americans are now getting their news from social media on the Internet, especially from Facebook and its News Feed. And fewer Americans are getting their news from television broadcasts. Most alarming, I think, is that only 10% of Americans get their news from newspapers. Actually, that's … [Read more...]

Most Americans Say Abolish the Electoral College

Tomorrow, the electors of the Electoral College will meet in all fifty states of our union to decide who will become president on inauguration day, January 20th, next year.I think the Electoral College is antiquated and that it should be abolished. (See my post, "The Electoral College Is a Farce.")In this century, Americans have twice elected a president--George W. Bush and Donald Trump--who won at least the required 270 electoral votes to become president despite the fact that the defeated … [Read more...]

Trump Picks Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Yesterday, Republican and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump named David M. Friedman as his choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman--a Jew who speaks Hebrew fluently--is a bankruptcy lawyer with no diplomatic experience. He also has been an outspoken opponent of the two-state solution. He suggests it would not be against international law for Israel to unilaterally annex the entire West Bank. And Mr. Friedman strongly advocates moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.During … [Read more...]

Jesus Was Daniel’s Suffering Son of Man

My favorite biblical study is Son of Man Study. First of all, it is because Jesus identified himself often as "the son of man." In my book The Gospel (a single narrative harmony of the four New Testament gospels that is in my book The Gospels Interwoven), I have Jesus referring to himself 38 times as "the son of man." In contrast, he never actually identifies himself expressly as "the messiah" until the end, when he answers positively Caiphas' question before the Sanhedrin as to whether or not … [Read more...]

West Bank Jews Ecstatic About Trump

The traditional two-state solution for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has died another death with President-elect Donald Trump about to take hold of the reigns at the White House on January 20th next year. And Jews inhabiting West Bank settlements are celebrating it. Why? Donald Trump says the settlements are not "an obstacle to peace." That's according to Trump's Israeli advisor, American Jason Greenblatt, as reported by Israel Army Radio. A surprising 17% of West Bank Jews also have … [Read more...]

Duval and Karavites Win Father/Son Challenge

Today, David Duval and his stepson Nick Karavites won the PNC Father-Son Challenge at Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. They shot a 10-under par 62 to win to shoot 21-under par and win by one stroke. This is a special golf tournament that features mostly Hall of Fame winners and their sons.It was a special win for David and Nick. Although they were long shots to win, David told his wife and Nick's mother shortly before the tournament that he thought they had a good chance to win. And David … [Read more...]

Some NBA Teams Are Avoiding Trump Hotels

Three NBA teams have admitted that they will not stay in hotels in New York City and Chicago that have U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's name on them. These teams are the Milwaukie Bucks, the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Dallas Mavericks. It should come as no surprise that the Dallas Mavericks are avoiding Trump hotels. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was a formidable voice during the presidential election that spoke out strongly against Trump for … [Read more...]