We began the book of 1st John with some background on the author and the book, then went through the first chapter. Inquisition: Pastor answered a question about Gnosticism; Tom dealt with what to say to Zionists.
We opened up with some discussion on John the Apostle, as well as speculations on which came first: the Gospel or this Epistle. We got into the text and went through 10 packed verses comprising all of chapter one. During the inquisition Pastor was asked the question, “what is Gnosticism?” and gave the pertinent history as well as info on the basic branches of it. Thomas was asked about what to say to Zionists who maintain that the USA (and all its citizens) needs to take special care of the modern nation-state of Israel, and there was discussion on Christ as Israel reduced to one, i.e. Abraham’s seed.
“Rudie Can’t Fail” – The Clash
“Thunderstruck” – ACDC
The Inquisition Song – Mel Brooks
“Spanish Bombs” – The Clash