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Obadiah Slope: On Jubilee, a prediction and making changes

by ervte

Jubilee: We just had a jubilee for Queen Elizabeth. But the Jubilee in the Bible is much more powerful. The Jubilee, which came every 50 years, was a year when people were set free from their debts, all enslaved people were set free, and the property was returned to ancestral owners.

The Jubilee is one of the Old Testament practices that Christians often look upon with longing. And debt relief was requested more often than the full Jubilee – every seven years – Deuteronomy 15. How can we influence is like today?

Here’s an example of what it looks like in the US.Obadiah Slope: On Jubilee, a prediction and making changes

Two churches and a Jewish congregation in Chicago have joined forces to free people from medical debt – a curse common in the US.

US$1.9 million in medical debt has been purchased by Brightstar Church in Bronzeville and St James Church in West Pullman (both Church of God in Christ, a Pentecostal denomination) and a Jewish Orthodox congregation, the Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue.

“That will translate into medical debt relief for 2,327 people in the Chicago area who either: earn less than twice the federal poverty level, have debts that make up five percent or more of their annual income, or have more debt than assets.” reports the Times of Israel.

The churches and synagogue have partnered with RIP Medical Debt, which has cleared over $6 billion in debt since its founding in 2014.

What would Jubilee look like in Australia? Perhaps the return of land to the original owners would play a role.

And since it’s been a few days since that British anniversary to sink in, maybe it’s time for Obadiah to let out an old cry, “Read your Geneva Bibles.”

The Geneva Bible is what the authorized King James Bible is designed to get rid of. The KJB, authorized by King James I (or King James IV if you’re Scottish) to replace the anti-monarchy version of the Bible that was previously common.

The Geneva Bible, published in 1560, was the first to use verse numbers and contained strong language, especially in margin notes.

“For James, the Geneva Bible was a political threat,” John Mclean, vice principal of Christ College, the NSW Presbyterian seminary, writes in an ABC story. “It used the word “tyrant” hundreds of times (an error that the KJB would be completely correct). The marginal notes rejected the divine right of kings and tolerated disobedience and even revolution.”

The Bible is not safe from kings.

Bible War: Obadiah predicts a coming Bible war with a new edition of the NRSV translation that softens the language about homosexuality.

Change, not decay: There has been a significant change in the church of Obadiah. Ms. Obadiah is happy about the change – one of those things that Christians kill a lot of pixels for. But instead of talking about it, Obadiah wants to draw attention to her attitude – quietly waiting for this change, no yelling, no lobbying, maybe a few prayers. Just serve.

As a journalist writing about Christians, Obadiah sees many Christians disagreeing. He is convinced that writing about what is happening in his calling because important matters are discussed in our church councils.

But maybe he’s getting the wrong idea of ​​what’s happening. Because gentle persuasion from the pulpit or podium to the pews or chairs and back again is much more common.

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