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  • Being A Watchman For Christ

    01/24/2021 7:37:02 AM PST · by OneVike · 3 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/24/21 | Chuck Ness
    Up until the 19th century, cities often stationed watchmen on high walls or in watchtowers to keep guard. Their job was to keep an eye out for the enemy, by watching out over the horizon from their vantage point. They were the ones who warned the people of any apparent dangers. If they saw any sign of an attack, they would alert the people with a trumpet blast, or ringing a bell. However, if they failed to properly warn the people, by falling asleep or just being unaware, then the city could be attacked without the citizens being prepared to...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #189: PSALM 147 – SING PRAISES TO OUR GOD

    01/24/2021 6:05:44 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 14 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. S I N G P R A I S E S T O . O U R G O D . P S A L M 1 4 7 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 147 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . SPECIAL NOTE TO ART LOVERS This series illustrates the Bible, primarily using art. But when...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #188: PSALM 136 – HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER

    01/23/2021 6:22:37 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    Bing Images | c.2,200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. H I S L O V E E N D U R E S F O R E V E R . P S A L M 1 3 6 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 136 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 136 . 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.His love...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #187: PSALM 105 – GIVE PRAISE TO THE LORD

    01/22/2021 6:00:41 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 15 replies
    Bing Images | c. 2,200 BC – 95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. G I V E P R A I S E T O . T H E L O R D. P S A L M 1 0 5 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 105 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 105 . .. 4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always....
  • Why didn’t the Jews and Samaritans get along?

    01/22/2021 1:10:31 AM PST · by Cronos · 17 replies
    USC ^ | 14 May 2020 | Alice Camille
    ...Israel’s first king, Saul, only governs some of these people. His successor, David, pulls all the tribes together under him. David’s son, Solomon, does little to hold them in place. When Solomon dies in 930 B.C.E., the kingdom fractures into big northern Israel and meager southern Judah. The north names its capital Samaria. The southern kings retain David’s capital at Jerusalem. As scholar Raymond Brown points out, the distance between Samaria and Jerusalem was 35 miles—closer than Baltimore and Washington, D.C., which share an airport. But proximity doesn’t equal intimacy. Eventually, Samaria becomes a catchword for the entire northern region....
  • Ancient ‘Christ, born of Mary’ inscription unearthed in northern Israel

    01/21/2021 11:19:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/20/21 | Rossella Tercatin
    A 1,500-year-old Greek inscription bearing the name “Christ, born of Mary” was unearthed in northern Israel, the Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. The archaeologists discovered the inscription engraved at the entrance of an impressive building from the Byzantine or early Islamic period, featuring mosaic pavements decorated with a geometric design. The finding was unveiled in a salvage excavation directed by Tzachi Lang and Kojan Haku ahead of the construction of a road inside the village of Taiba in the Jezreel Valley. “We did not know what to expect ahead of the work, but we knew that this was an area...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #186: PSALM 104 – PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL

    01/21/2021 6:21:24 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 16 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL . P S A L M 1 0 4 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 104 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 104 . 1 Praise the Lord, my soul. . . Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. 2 The Lord wraps himself...
  • INAUGURATION INFLECTION POINT: The Prophetic Shipwreck, End of America, and End of the Church Age

    01/20/2021 2:57:17 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 6 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 1/20/2021 | Jeff
    Greetings, brothers and sisters!We find ourselves in the midst of an intense and prolonged storm, eagerly waiting for rescue. While charting this unique course and navigating these waters with the aid of the starry signs above, many of us knew that we were close to safe harbor, but who could have foreseen the crosswinds of this current crisis now engulfing the world? All throughout the years leading up to this climactic moment, we have been warning of imminent danger and sudden judgment. And now, we are bracing for impact. The proverbial iceberg is right in front of us.While some are...
  • An extra pope in Saint Malachy's prophesy?

    01/20/2021 2:36:34 PM PST · by dangus · 13 replies
    Dangus
    A bleg for Latin experts, sorta: St. Malachy's list of popes is usually expressed as referring to a final pope, Peter the Roman.In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.I just found out that this was written in two paragraphs! In persecutione extrema S.R.E. (Holy Roman Church) sedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur,...
  • On the Death of Nero ~ Classical and Early Christian Perspectives

    01/20/2021 1:19:51 PM PST · by Antoninus · 9 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | January 20, 2021 | Florentius
    I recently ran across a passage written by Lactantius in his enigmatic and fascinating work entitled On the Deaths of the Persecutors about the demise of the original persecutor of Christians, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus—that is, Nero. Writing in the early 4th century AD, or about 250 years after the fact, Lactantius says the following of Nero: When Nero heard of those things [that is, the growth of Christianity in Rome] and observed that not only in Rome but in every other place a great multitude revolted daily from the worship of idols and, condemning their old ways, went over to...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #185: PSALM 69 – SAVE ME, O GOD

    01/20/2021 6:11:42 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 6 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. S A V E M E O G O D. P S A L M 6 9 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 69 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 69 . 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is...
  • END of DAYS

    01/19/2021 12:26:13 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 46 replies
    Me
    Trump did many peace deals in the middle East but will not be POTUS to see them come about.Biden or should I say his handlers will use these PEACE DEALS to claim peace in the world.So I am wondering if we will even see a 2024 Presidential election? WILL we have 3.5 yrs of PEACE then the RISE of the ANTI CHRIST will happen??
  • The Bible In Paintings, #184: PSALM 65 - PRAISE AWAITS YOU, OUR GOD

    01/19/2021 5:59:21 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 8 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. PRAISE AWAITS YOU, OUR GOD . P S A L M 6 5 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 65 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 65 For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song. 1 Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. 2 You who...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #183: PSALM 23 – THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

    01/17/2021 5:52:33 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 18 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. P S A L M 2 3 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 23 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 23 A psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #182: PSALM 22 - "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

    01/16/2021 6:02:02 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 30 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. "WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?". P S A L M 2 2 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 22 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . CHAPTER 22 For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are...
  • Massacre ‘of 750’ Reported in Aksum Church Complex, Tigray, Ethiopia

    01/15/2021 6:22:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church Times (UK) ^ | 1/15/21 | Rebecca Paveley
    REPORTS of a massacre of 750 people in the cathedral complex that reputedly houses the Ark of the Covenant have emerged from the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Accounts have come from those who fled the town of Aksum and walked more than 200km to the regional capital, Mekelle. The massacre was first reported in dispatches from the Belgium-based NGO European External Programme with Africa (EEPA). The area is sealed off to journalists, but many reports of massacres have nevertheless emerged, some of which have been documented by Amnesty International. The former BBC World Service Africa editor and Senior Research Fellow...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #181: PSALM 19 – THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD

    01/15/2021 5:56:50 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 30 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD. P S A L M 1 9 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 19 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . SPECIAL NOTICE: The fundamental purpose of this series is TO ILLUSTRATE THE BIBLE. Because cameras did not exist in biblical times, we're forced to rely on artists' conceptions. But there...
  • Wisdom Of The Ages

    01/14/2021 6:37:14 AM PST · by MAAG
    Grace thru faith ^ | 11-12-2011 | Jack Kelley
    Today in almost every field, great emphasis is placed on new thought. Nothing wrong with that per se, but in our quest for the “latest thing” are we losing our grounding in the wisdom of the ages? snip Clearly, the Lord intended for us to use these truths to escape the prison built for our mind by the experiences of our life. It’s with good reason the Bible is called the Owner’s Manual for the Human Race. This is truly the Wisdom of the Ages.
  • The Bible In Paintings, #180: PSALM 8 – LORD, HOW MAJESTIC IS YOUR NAME

    01/14/2021 5:59:35 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 5 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. LORD, HOW MAJESTIC IS YOUR NAME! . P S A L M 8 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 8 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . SPECIAL NOTICE: The fundamental purpose of this series is TO ILLUSTRATE THE BIBLE. Because cameras did not exist in biblical times, we rely on and enjoy artists' conceptions. But there are...
  • How The Renaissance Led to The Reformation

    01/13/2021 4:12:02 PM PST · by OneVike · 27 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/13/21 | Chuck Ness
    Part I An Introduction Overview of the Renaissance Never in history has one man’s thesis so rattled the powers that be, than did Martin Luther’s ninety-five grievances he nailed to the Church door at Wittenberg. It was an act of defiance that would eventually topple a church state organization that held sway over kings and paupers alike for a thousand years. Every history class that covers the reformation will tell you that it was Johann Tetzel’sselling of indulgences that pushed Luther into action that day, Tetzel’s action was only the final straw, not the cause of the revolution. At the...