Monthly Archives: February 2011

02/01/2011 Ezra 9

God told Ezra to set the people apart from the filthiness of the inhabitants of 
the land they were returning to. Don't intermarry or enter into business with 
them. Set yourself apart and build up your people. It got us talking about lost 
traditions and what that means to a people. Does it result in mongrelization or 
a lessoning of values? Does it mean a loss of faith? Or does loss of tradition 
for the old ways just mean a new tradition that could be better than the old 
one. Is it better to have homosexuality public or premarital sex an expected 
happening? Does it mean we have no principles or does it mean we have new better 
principles? Pastor Mark said that after this, there is virtually no record of 
the people until John the Baptist.