The Liberation of Egypt

In secular ideology, we tend to depict everything as a struggle between bad actors and (so-called) good actors; between victims and oppressors. Thankfully, this self-righteous view of the world is dismantled in the Bible, which assumes that all humans are bad actors. In Scripture, all peoples come face-to-face with God’s wrath through a functional judgment that pivots constantly against anyone who will listen. This mechanism is on full display in Matthew, who not only presents Israel’s oppressor in a positive light; but as a people enslaved on Israel’s account; and without whom Israel can’t be saved.

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 2:13-15.

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Episode 233 Matthew 2:13-15; Subscribe: http://feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “The Forest and the Trees” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (http://incompetech.com/)) Licensed under Creative Commons: B.y Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/

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