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The Just for the Unjust - by Michael Phillips
Study in Mark - Part 31
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Mark 15:1-15
Nov 08, 2009 am - Back in the First Century, BC, there were two great rabbis in Jerusalem. The older man was named Hillel, and the younger was called Shammai. These scholars did not agree on everything, but everyone knew they were men of immense learning, and able to teach as no one had for centuries. Hearing of their fame, a Gentile decided to put them to the test. He first called on Shammai, and promised to become a Jew if the Law of God could be explained to him while he stood on one foot. The Rabbi was a busy man, and did not suffer fools gladly! He picked up a stick, and waving it in the pagan's face, shouted- Get out of here, you scoffer! Do you think I have time to waste on people who mock our holy Law? From there, he went to the other rabbi's home, and put the same question to him-'Explain the Law of God while I stand on one foot'. Without batting an eye, Hillel answered- What is hateful to you, do not do to others. The rest is commentary. The Gentile put his foot down and became a Jew. Suppose someone came to you with a similar demand: 'Explain the Gospel to me in one sentence!' Could you do it? I think you could do it, and it wouldn't even take a whole sentence. What is the Gospel? It is- ... More >>>

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