The Bible Commands War Against Hellenism

For I have bent Judah as my bow;
    I have made Ephraim its arrow.
I will stir up your sons, O Zion,
    against your sons, O Greece,
    and wield you like a warrior’s sword.

Zechariah 9:13

Ironically, the Biblical Horizons guys could have scored huge points against Calvinist International if they would have quoted these verses.


One comment on “The Bible Commands War Against Hellenism

  1. John* says:

    This reminds me of Daniel’s counsel which also targetted Hellenism as intrinsically evil and explicitly contrary to Yahwism. Here both Zechariah and Daniel were singing from the same song-sheet provided by Yahweh and mediated by Yeshua in His pre-incarnate being to the Prophets.

    Here are the Biblically-mandated “two witnesses” against Hellenism: Zechariah and Daniel.

    This commanded Yahweh’s True Covenant People – both before and after the Cross to have nothing to do with Hellenism – including use of the Greek language – tout court. From refusing to use it in doing theology, through refusing to tolerate it as a viable medium for Canonical Literature, to refusing to countenance it as a legitimate medium for Church Liturgy.

    This has radical implications for the trajectory of Church history and for the much-controverted notion of the “fall” of the Church. In this context, why did almost all of the Gentile Church refuse to continue with Hanukkah – that celebration, par excellence, of the repudiation of Hellenism, and in favour of Hebraic Yahwism? .

    I could say more, but will leave these tantalising tidbits as a springboard for further reflection.

    Pax Vobiscum in Nomine Patre, et Filli et Spiritus Sanctus.Ite in pace..

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