Premise and Perspective

I think that it’s important for me to state the premise underlying all my writings and the perspective that I take in thinking about things and analyzing them.  Readers may not agree with either the premise or the perspective, but at least you will know where I’m coming from and where my reasoning starts.  Or, more accurately, where Rûãch @Élöhîm (Spirit of God) has shown me that my reasoning must start, especially as I’m depending on Him to guide my thoughts into the truth.

The reverential fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom ~ 
    And knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  #  Proverbs 9.10

PREMISE

My initial premise – the premise underlying all my writings – is that YHWH @Élöhîm – the @Élöhîm of @Avrähäm, Yitschäq, and Yaøáqöv – is Who He says He is, and that He has done what He says He has done through Yeshûãø hamMashîãch (Jesus Christ).

That’s it.  That’s the premise from which I start looking at what is, how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going.  Another way to describe it is that the premise is the universal that explains all the particulars, the holy grail of philosophy and science.

The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures (the Bible) are where YHWH @Élöhîm clearly states His claims about who He is and what He has done, is doing, and will do.  I believe that the Rûách @Élöhîm inspired men to write the Scriptures as infallible in the original writings.  I acknowledge that down through the millennia, copyist errors have crept in, in spite of the care taken in copying the Scriptures by both Jews and Christians.  However, I believe that any copyist errors are minor and do not affect YHWH @Élöhîm’s claims in any way.  His written word remains authoritative and definitive for those who believe Him.

BibleStudyBooksAnd, while I think that some translations do a better job than others of translating the Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic into English (my native language and the only one I am qualified to comment on), I do not believe that the Rûách @Élöhîm designated any particular translation as the only one that His believers should use, especially given that a certain amount of interpretation is inherent in the action of translating.  In fact, I think, especially when doing a Bible study delving into the layers of the Word, that it’s best to look at several translations plus the original languages in order to hear the what the Spirit is saying in the depths of His written word of truth.

Ultimately, the question is whether or not one believes YHWH @Élöhîm.  I believe Him.  I believe that He is who He says He is and that He has done what He says He’s done through His Word Incarnate, Yeshûãø hamMashîãch (Jesus Christ).

PERSPECTIVE

blue_curtain_boutique_picture_167572 The perspective that Rûách @Élöhîm directed me to take is that of the Storyteller. I look at history as an interactive, dramatic production playing out on the stage of the earth in the theatre of the universe, written, produced, and directed by YHWH @Élöhîm who allows input by the characters.

I view the flow of events as YHWH @Élöhîm telling His Story in order to accomplish His purpose. I look for the through line, themes, plot devices, plot structure, motifs, patterns, chief characters, foreshadowing, scene divisions, etc., used in telling stories.

As part of this assignment, YHWH @Élöhîm gave me a great love of story and puzzle-solving as well as a delight in discovering how an author crafted his/her story in the telling of it.

So, there you are – my premise and my perspective.  I believe that YHWH @ÉlöhÎm is who He says He is and that ‘history’ is ‘His Story.’  (And yes, I believe the pun is deliberate on YHWH’s part.  I’ve noticed that He’s fond of word plays.)

May the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be will you all.

Dori

inkpot4

Advertisements

Welcome to Badgerholt Online!

My name is Dori, and I am a scholar/artist in service to YHWH @Élöhîm.

Who is YHWH @Élöhîm?  He is the Most High God, the Creator of heaven and earth.  He is the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, the only omnipotent, omniscient, and omni-present God who exists, the @Élöhîm of @Avrähäm, Yitschaq, and Yaøáqöv.   I could go on, but I’ll go into who YHWH says He is and what He says He has done in another post.

potters wheelAfter forty years of training, YHWH called me to pursue the knowledge of God by focusing on Him as a Creative Artist, studying the truth of His Story, and appreciating the beauty of His artistry as an expression of who He is. In other words, He called me to be a fan of His storytelling and creative artistry.

This Story that YHWH is telling is the one currently playing out on the stage of the earth, in the theater of the universe, the Story in which we live.  He recorded the specific Story of the Line of the Promise and the Gentile Addition in His written Word, the Bible.  As a written story, the Story of the Line of the Promise has its own internal chronology, irrespective of the chronology of His Story.

The primary task that YHWH set me was to develop an internal chronology of the Story of the Line of the Promise and the Gentile Addition as recorded in the Bible.  I realize that this task is neither unheard of nor unique, but it’s the main task that YHWH @Élöhîm set me, although I have gone down plenty of rabbit trails in researching background information.

So, Badgerholt Online is a place to share through pages and blog posts what YHWH @Élöhîm has taught me about His Story, His through line, and who He is, to the praise of His holy name.

May the grace and peace of the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Dori

inkpot4

“I will remember the deeds of Yäh ~       
   Surely I will meditate on Your wonders of old # 
and I will ponder on all Your historical acts ~
   and on Your deeds I will muse # 
@Élöhîm, in the holiness [is] Your way ~   
   who [is] a great @ël like @Élöhîm? # 
You, the @Ël who does wonders ~    
   You make known among the people Your strength # 
You redeemed with strength Your people ~   
   the sons of Yaøáqöv and Yôsëph  Seläh ” # 
         Psalms 77.12-15  (my literal translation)