Parsha “Shelach Lekha” (Numbers chapters 13 through 15) begins with a story that is often just called “The Spies,” because that might be sufficient to remind us what happened. But because the story is also truly tragic, there’s “more to the story.” As us so often also the case.

There was a time when most Americans knew what form of government we were supposed to have. Classes called “Civics” were taught, even in public schools, before they became open ‘indoctrination centers.’

It’s also now at least arguable that more people are starting to see that those who worship at the altar of the great fake god ‘Democracy’ don’t care much at all for the Real One that Wrote the Bible.

There is a “choice” to be made, but it isn’t among the “lesser of evils.”

The Erev Shabbat reading connects what Mark Call, of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, suggests are the VERY clear reasons WHY every single man ‘Numbered’ among that mixed multitude DIED – their “carcasses fell in the wilderness’ – before entering the Promised Land:

The Sabbath Day midrash will probably upset a lot of people. But, of course, so will what’s coming. And regular listeners know Mark is not inclined to “pull punches” – especially concerning Scripture-as-Written, but it’s time to make clear what He did to those who “despised His Word.

They still do. And participation with them (or “following after a crowd to do evil”) can prove deadly.

“Shelach Lekha: Anointed? Or ‘Elected’? And by Who?”

The combined two-part teaching is here: