Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for parsha Shoftim, Deuteronomy/Debarim 16:18-21:9

“Shoftim,” are judges. And they are to be appointed, says the text, before the commandment that “Justice, JUSTICE, you shall pursue…”

And again THAT is followed by more prohibitions on idolatry and that which characterizes it, emphasizing not only how Yahuah hates idolatry, but how severe the consequences are.

Which in turn points to the warnings – yet again! – about false prophets, and how they can be identified.

Here is the erev shabbat overview of the entire portion:

The Sabbath Day teaching picks up on those themes. Deuteronomy 13 describes outright false prophets, and the prohibitions on service false gods. In this parsha, it becomes clear that the sanctions include those who prophesy “presumptively,” and say He said things He did not, among similar provocations.

And guess what? Today’s false prophets fit that bill on multiple fronts.

Don’t fear the Fauci. Among other priests of idolatry…

Shoftim: “Presumptuous prophets, Scientism, and Other Contradictions”

The combined two-part podcast is here: