Phinehas’s Sword

I suggested in a post this past week that Jesus is the new Phinehaswhen he comes to judge the Balaamites of Pergamum (Revelation 2:14-16).I had in mind Numbers 25, where Phinehas arrests a plague that breaks out because Israelites are fornicating and committing idolatry with Moabite women who . . . . Continue Reading »

Phinehas and Mission

A friend and former student, Pastor C.J. Bowen, writes in response to my recent discussion of Jesus as “new Phinehas.”The remainder of this post is from C.J.Having recently preached through the early chapters of Acts, I was bothered by the interpretation that the early church was . . . . Continue Reading »