Episode 11: (A quick return to) Matthew Chapter 3

In this episode of “I Don’t Get The Bible,” Delaney McCraney explores Matthew Chapter 3 with her theologian and cult leader father. They discuss John the Baptist’s role as a wilderness preacher and his unique lifestyle as a Nazarite. Delaney learns about the distinction between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven and how John’s message of the Kingdom being at hand was a warning to the people. They also delve into the different Jewish sects, such as the Pharisees and Sadducees, and their involvement in the governance of the Jewish Kingdom under Roman rule. The episode concludes with a discussion on the significance of genealogy and the shift from blood ties to Abraham to the importance of love in the new dispensation introduced by the birth of Christ. Delaney’s understanding of the Bible and its implications undergoes a significant transformation during this enlightening conversation.