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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sin in the Pentateuch

Blogging will be slow for the next few days, in all liklihood. Unless inspiration hits me so hard I don't have a choice but to put something up. That's usually the way it works.

I'm working on assignments for my 3 classes (5 credits). In Spirituality, I can't seem to answer the essay questions although I've done all the reading. And re-reading. I'v chosen "conscience" in my paper on the Vatican II documents, and I think it's supposed to be a 5 page paper. That topic goes nicely with my research on "sin" in my synthetic Bible study in Old Testament.

Seriously....go and look up "sin" in the Pentateuch (first 5 books of the Bible), and just put it together. We are SO Jewish! And all that is taught in the New Testament, about sin being inward, not just outward acts....incredible. If you read the passages in Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, you'll be blown away by the parallels to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

While in my study I can't draw the connections to the NT, as we are studying the OT first on its terms in order to come to a proper understanding at this point, I don't think any of us can miss what we already know as the revealed truth in the New Testament.

So...off I go, back to my books. I don't have a lot of time before next week and I'm going to be losing literally DAYS of viable hours for study due to my work schedule and events this coming weekend (Mom's birthday dinner, word Sunday night). So please pray for all of us in this program...all of us are struggling with the workload and the papers.

5 comments:

Fr. V said...

Do well!

uncle jim said...

prayers ...
you'll do well because you don't know how to do otherwise

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Praying.....

tara said...

LIfe always seems to get in the way of blogging--sheesh.

Conscience, very interesting subject--I've heard the most ridiculous statement, "let your conscience be your guide." Well, if your conscience is not formed correctly--neither will your choices.

Have fun with the assignment!

Adoro te Devote said...

Thanks everyone...I havne't gotten a meaningful thing done all week. At least it feels that way.

But I found a GREAT Bible Concordance at work and I'm copying pages off of it!

There are benefits to working in a church!