Author: Paul Blake

Ritual Law – 2

Does Ritual Law Exist? – Part 2 by Paul Blake   In Part 1, it was explained that scholars have essentially rejected the “categories of law” such as ritual, moral, civil, etc. A major concern is that these categories are essentially not found in Scripture.  The words appear either occasionally … or not at all in numerous instances. When they do appear, the usage is not necessarily relate...

March 2019

MARCH 2019 We are pleased to announce another addition to our Editorial Board … Dr. Wojciech Rybka. His 2017 dissertation at the University of Edinburgh analyzed the Early Church leaders’ interpretations. His bio is now up on our Editorial Board page. The first volume of The Acts 15 Chronicle book series is now being assembled. This will help leaders from a variety of backgrounds see importa...

December 2018

Dec 2018 We are pleased to announce our first four members of the Editorial Board. Each has made a significant contribution toward understanding the Jerusalem Council. We have now secured permission to publish or reprint about 20 articles, to be reviewed by the Editorial Board, for consideration into the first volume of The Acts 15 Chronicle book series. We are looking for somebody to serve as a l...

Ritual Law – 1

Does Ritual Law Exist? – Part 1 by Paul Blake Origins of Ritual Law When discussing Scriptural ethics – law, sin, obedience, etc. – the conversation usually includes the categorization of laws.  The most frequently used categories are ritual law, moral law, ceremonial law, judicial law, and civil law. These categories have been widespread for centuries, but they may not have existed during t...

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