Mr. Michael Weinstein. You, sir, are the devil incarnate.
Get thee behind me, Satan. Matthew 16:23
Response by MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
Dear (name withheld),
It amazes me that so many of you faux-Christian Bible-spouters manage to employ certain passages of the good book for your own purposes without any comprehension of its overall message and do so while completely ignoring its other timely admonitions, such as “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
Next time you kneel, if you do, to pray, if you do, I’d suggest you consider asking for forgiveness. Remember what pride goeth before…
(MRFF Board of Advisors)
Response by MRFF Advisory Board Member Joan Slish
Oh, sbrown (cowardly fake name and email address),
Be careful when you cherry-pick the Bible because it doesn’t hold up for what you want.
Mikey isn’t Satan any more than Peter was.
Matthew 16:17-19 – a few verses above the one you quote – says:
“And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
In Matthew 17: 1-8 Peter, James and John are invited by Jesus to go up to the mountain and pray with Him. This event is called the Transfiguration. Many Christian churches celebrate this as the Feast of the Transfiguration.
The ancient churches considered Peter a Saint and the founder of the Church at Antioch and the Church of Rome.
In Acts 2 and Luke 22:12-13, the Apostles gathered to celebrate Shavuot – the Jewish Festival of Weeks – which is 49 days after the beginning of Passover and 49 days after the Exodus when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. It was during this time that the Holy Spirit came down as cloven tongues of fire and lit upon each one of them and they began to speak with other tongues (other known languages – Acts 2:6-11).
After this Peter began to preach and compared Jesus’ death to that of King David.
So, Jesus didn’t believe Peter was Satan incarnate and get rid of him but used him mightily.
Notice that Peter and the Apostles were all Jews and Passover and Pentecost are Jewish festivals, which Christians have hijacked as their own.
And remember that Jesus was born, raised, preached and died a Jew. He was given the title Christ which means the anointed by God.
Without the Jews Christianity wouldn’t even exist.
Mikey isn’t Satan incarnate, either, but Mikey fights for the rights of all of our service personnel rights for equal religious protections under our Constitution, Supreme Court rulings and the UCMJ.
You, on the other hand, need to get into a church that preaches the whole gospel, honors our Judeo-Christian beliefs ( and the Jews) and doesn’t cherry-pick verses to fit their own agenda.
MRFF Advisory Board Member