Sabbath Day (Gen.2: 1 – 3 & Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Saturday, July 25, 2020
In Messiah’s name: “I love those who love me (the Creator-God) and those who seek me diligently, find me.” (Prov.8: 17)
For this Sabbath Word I decided to present a teaching vid by the 119 Ministries in which they feature a short TV clip from the NBC’s TV show titled “West Wing”. The West Wing is the part of the White House in which the Oval Office, the Cabinet Room and the Situation Room are located. It serves as the day-to-day office of the President of the United States.
The TV Drama began in 1999 and lasted until 2006. It was ranked among the best TV shows in major publications. The West Wing President, Jed Bartlet, is played by Martin Sheen.
The writer/writers of that TV drama “attempt to portray God’s commandments as ridiculous and outdated by using ‘straw man’ arguments”.
For those who may not know, here’s the definition of a straw man’s argument.
A straw man is a construct that makes it easier to refute an opponent’s argument without actually addressing it, as it is.
Here’s a basic and simple example. A person may say that “Canadians like hockey”. Your opponent will try to refute that statement by saying: ” Not All Canadians like hockey. Some Canadians dislike hockey. You don’t speak for All Canadians”.
Do you see the straw man argument? The person did not say anything about “ALL Canadians” — the person just stated “Canadians”. His/her opponent added to what was NOT said. The pic below features another straw man argument.
Some politicians, pastors and those ignorant of God’s word will often use the “straw man” argument–take phrases/words out of context and add something not stated. It’s deception /mistaken belief.
Likewise, in the TV drama “West Wing”, the president cites bible chapters and verses and takes them out of context and adds to them what they do not say! Hence, a straw man’s argument.
Disclaimer: I am not associated, or a member of 119 ministries. However, the commentaries that I have viewed square with the word of the Creator-God, the great I AM.
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s (Yahshua’s) name.
Peace, blessings and protection to all who seek and love the truth — God’s Word (Jn.17: 17 & Ps.119: 142
Here’s the link to the 119 ministries straw man vid teaching.