October 3, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Salvation, Obedience, and the Leading of the Spirit—Part 3: Legalism is Not a New Problem


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Salvation, Obedience, and the Leading of the Spirit—Part 3: Legalism is Not a New Problem

I think legalism is the biggest problem we face today as a body of believers in the Messiah.  The prophets dealt with it too.  For example, see Amos 4: 4-5, Isaiah 1: 11-17, Isaiah 58; and Malachi 1-3, so it isn’t a new problem.  Since the creation, legalists have been making the classic mistake of believing and teaching others that we need to earn salvation by doing good works.  Typically, they take great pride in their accomplishments because they think that that’s what sets them apart from other less devout Christians.

Make no mistake.  Legalists think that they have a special place in Yahweh’s kingdom — i.e., that they’re better than everybody else.  They’ll deny it vehemently if you say something to them, but their words, their actions, and the smug looks on their faces give them away.  They remind me of a person that Ray Stevens sang about in his song Mississippi Squirrel Revival.  Her name was Sister Bertha Better-than-you.  If you’re not familiar with the tune, you can watch it on YouTube.  You’ll be glad you did.  When I hear those lyrics, I think about all the legalists I know and laugh.

This SnyderTalk editorial is adapted from my book What Will You Do with the Rest of Your LifeClick here to order a copy.



9--Jerusalem Post


UN’s Ban to Netanyahu: Iran has narrow window to prove nuke program is peaceful

Netanyahu relays a simple message on Iran at UN

Netanyahu at UNGA: Israel will stand alone if needed in preventing Iran nuclear weapons

J Street, Israeli Left blast Netanyahu speech

Iran: Netanyahu should not even think about attack

Iran sanctions hit delay in US Senate ahead of Geneva talks

Defected Syrian general: Assad will never cede chemical arsenal

Netanyahu hold hours-long meetings with Biden and Kerry

Experts late with test results in Arafat death case

Report: Israel has caused peace talks to reach a dead-end



10--Arutz Sheva


Netanyahu Speech Too ‘Combative’ for NYT

Hungary’s Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews

Netanyahu: The Jews are Home – We’re Not Leaving 

Yachimovich Criticizes Netanyahu’s UN Speech

Iran: Israel Arrested the Spy to End its ‘Isolation’

Jordan Arrests 3 for Supporting Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Outrage at Attempt to Ban Jews from Land Registry

Syria Death Toll Tops 115,000

Morsi Supporters Demonstrate in Tahrir Square

Egypt Cancels all Flights, Tourism Ties with Iran





Iran FM accuses Netanyahu of lying about nuclear program

Obama said to urge Netanyahu to accelerate talks with PA

Obama-Rouhani tango irks Iranian reactionaries

When Rouhani unwittingly told an Israeli agent how to deal with Iran

Iran staggers as sanctions hit economy

Netanyahu calls on senators to keep up pressure on Iran

Obama assures Netanyahu US will be ‘clear-eyed’ in talks to thwart Iran bomb

NY panel looks at Syrian killing through Rwandan and Jewish lenses

Chemical weapons experts begin complex mission in Syria

Crackdown on Greek far-right party followed spike in violence



12--Other News


The Golden Bell—City of David (Video)

A Carefully Crafted U.S.-Israel Message on Iran

Israel must be open to deal with Iran, says former intelligence chief

Iranian Spy Was a Quds Force Professional

Israel Releases Pictures of U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Taken by Detained Iranian Spy

Talking to Tehran: Curb Your Enthusiasm

In Libya, Muslim Brotherhood and Other Jihadists Grab ‘Massive Amounts’ of U.S. Weapons

With Morsi gone, Hamas turns back to Iran

Al-Qaida hangs up on US spy agencies after intercept leaks

One in five American Jews say they have no religion, survey finds



13--Perspectives 2


Steve Apfel: Christianity gone haywire, and going down— Tom Holland the historian reckons we’re witnessing the total extinction of Christendom in the Middle East. And Christian leaders’ attitudes and actions in the Holy Land are far from standing in the way.

Dr. Haim Shine: Resist the misleading Iranian model— Not since the shrewd Haman tried to annihilate the Jews in 127 states has the world witnessed such a clever Persian bigwig as Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

David Horovitz: Netanyahu holds his tongue, and will have to hold his fire: The prime minister is certain there is no diplomatic route, just a blind alley, but he was only too aware there was no convincing the president.

Aaron Kalman: When Bibi met Obama—The president’s statement that the military option remains open gains wide coverage; back in Israel, a possible coalition crisis.

Jeffrey Goldberg: Don’t Be Fooled by Iran’s Charming New Leader—Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, is a moderate only in comparison to his predecessor, the unhinged Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Rouhani has been a superior soldier for Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and an anti-American propagandist for much of his professional life. (Rouhani blamed 9/11 on the “wrongs and mistakes of American policies,” and argued that the U.S. Air Force shot down Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania.) There’s no reason to think that Rouhani, who is acting on Khamenei’s behalf, is ready to shut down his country’s nuclear program.

Steven Ditto: Who Is Hassan Rouhani?— President Rouhani’s track record shows that he is deeply committed to preserving the regime’s longstanding interests, and frequently at odds with the principles of international law.

Michael J. Totten: Beware Persian Leaders with Masks—Hassan Rouhani is not Iran’s leader. Supreme Guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is Iran’s leader and the one who makes all sovereign decisions. Rouhani does what he’s told.

Amos Yadlin: Yes to Negotiations, Yes to an Agreement –an Agreement that, even if Violated, Distances Iran from the Bomb— The final weekend of September 2013 saw the Iranian charm school at work in full force, with a campaign comprising every component of a sophisticated public diplomacy strategy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who flew to the US for talks with President Obama and a speech at the UN General Assembly, faces a tough mission: on the one hand, he must not paint himself into a corner and become the obstacle to an agreement, i.e., the party that is oblivious to the changes in the international arena and is unwavering in pursuit of an aggressive alternative. On the other hand, he must present a unified, well-reasoned argument that will answer the question of “now what.” What is a good agreement that can credibly neutralize the danger of an Iranian bomb, and what is a bad agreement that will allow Iran to attain a possibility to dash toward a nuclear bomb? This article proposes ten points for consideration by the Prime Minister in his discussion with President Obama and his speech at the UN.

Boaz Bismuth: Iranian flirtations, Israeli obligations— The U.S.-Israeli relationship runs much deeper than America’s summer fling with Iran.

Claudia Rosett: Iran, the UN’s New Authority on Nuclear Disarmament—On Sept. 26, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani addressed the UN’s first ever High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament, which showcased Iran not as a terror-sponsoring UN-sanctioned nuclear-proliferating regime, but as an authority on ridding the world of nuclear weapons. The Non-Aligned Movement, which includes 119 of the UN’s 193 member states and which initiated the meeting, is currently chaired by Iran. In other words, this UN nuclear conclave, presenting Iran not as a proliferator but as a patron of nuclear disarmament, was choreographed by Iran itself.



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4--Scripture of the Day USE THIS ONE

The scripture below is from the New American Standard Bible, and the hyperlinks associated with each word are from Strong’s Concordance for the New American Standard Bible.

Amos 3: 3-5

Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment? Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured[something]? Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it? Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?


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  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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