I have been watching Arnold Murray for a while, now, and he is not the angry,hateful, arrogant, and vengeful person you accuse him to be. He hates injustice, unfairness, dishonesty,deceitfulness,spite, and half-truths, but then, most people do. He has a passion for God’s word and having people come to know Christ. Sometimes he has a righteous anger, but he is the last of an era of old timers who weren’t afraid to let people know where they stood on any issue. Back then, decent people would agree to disagree, give a subject further consideration, and then air their differences. That is not being vengeful.
In today’s “politically correct” climate, everyone is “afraid to say anything” but instead they make hints and follow any sarcastic tone, like a bunch of teenagers afraid to go against the “in” crowd.
He may not be perfect, but at least he is for real.
I do question his more literal interpretations of Genesis,etc. But the way stories were told in the ancient tradition was to convey an idea with focus on the spiritual. “the Spirit gives life, but the letter of the law, kills.” So whether a Kenite is literal or figurative, doesn’t matter, it’s what their heart and attitude were like. And people can be just like that, today. Or not.
By the way, when Paul didn’t permit the women to speak in church, the word could be construed as “chatter.” He witnessed with Lydia, there were women prophetesses like Anna, leaders like Deborah, Phillip had daughters… Scripture says male or female, slave or free, we are all equal in Christ. We have spiritual gifts as told in Corinthians. We are as priests as said in Hebrews with Christ as our high priest. Terms familiar to that culture and tradition. Context and common sense make this simple.
In fact, our term to christen something, (say, a ship) has the same emphasis as the word Christ. As in annointed. Chosen and set apart for a special purpose. Sanctified. The quality of a relationship is known by it’s intent. No one has it all. Better a wound in truth from a freind, than kisses from an enemy.