So here’s the catch; Jeremiah did not have a trumpet.  If he did have a trumpet, he never talked about it.  Why “Jeremiah’s Trumpet” then?  “Jeremiah’s Trumpet” is a combination of ideas that reflect sundry motifs in Jeremian literature.  It also plays upon the Old Testament understanding of the usage of a trumpet. 

In ancient Israel, the trumpet was an instrument of summoning.  It is called a hazozra in Hebrew.  It was an instrument made of metal and usually was silver but sometimes gold-plated.  A continuos sound from two trumpets was an announcement for the people to gather at the tabernacle.  The sounding of one trumpet was a call to the chiefs and princes of the tribes to gather.  It was also used in battle, festivals, and coronations.  It produced a sharp sound to those it was calling to.

Jeremiah is a book full of judgement oracles that act as warnings and calls to repentance.  Yet embedded in the prose and poetic literature of the Jeremian corpus is bright flashes of hope.  Jeremiah in fact does not reveal an unmerciful and hating God as much as it reveals a God of deep and complex love and relational involvement in the cosmos he has created.   Therefore this site is a call to repentance and hope.  A call to remain with or return to the God of the Bible.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. it is quite obvious from scripture that God does judge sin. God’s Word from Romans 6:23
    says “the wages of sin is death,but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” God is just and He must judge sin. That is why He sent Jesus so that we could be free from sin’s effects.
    II Corinthians 5:17-19 shows that through Jesus, God is reconciling the world to Himself. Each person has the choice to accept the gift of God’s dear Son as their
    Lord and Saviour and be free from sin’s
    judgment upon their life.

    1. JeremyJK Says:

      Thank you darlene

      We will discuss many of your points in Part III. You mentioned several critical thoughts. God’s judgment is not arbitrary and pointless. He has a purpose in his judgments. His negative judgment (judgment that repays sin as opposed to righteousness) is meant to lead to repentance and re-birth. As we will see in Part III, there must be death before new birth. At times God forces that death through judgment witht the intention of bringing about new birth.

      When we receive salvation, we are judged. The old self is put to death because of sin and the new self is born because of the merits of Christ (i.e. his death is the penalty we should have paid to satisfy God’s justice).

      I think what people struggle with most is judgment NOW…not final judgment.

    2. Nelson Rose Says:

      Darlene – The Letter to the Church of Rome and the Letter to the Church of Corinth were written by Paul/Saul of Tarsus, not God. How is it that letters that were completely commentary, of no eyewitness testimony or any more authority than what any of us would write become the foundation of the church.

      Why didn’t the church just build its foundations on the character and teachings of Jesus? The oppressive and dogmatic views of Paul require a person to suspend logic and reason. I don’t think that belief in a Creator and leading a moral life should require us to suspend our sense of Reason.

      That said, this blog is very intersting. When people learn to read the allegory and subliminal teachings within the Bible can really tickle the mind.

  2. You post awsome posts Just bookmarked !!!

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