Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

 

Why End Times? (15) – Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

editor 23 February 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

The abomination that causes desolation
First, Jesus talks about false christs, false prophets, hunger, infectious diseases, earthquakes, conflicts, wars, revolutions, fatal persecutions, martyrs, hatred by all nations, brothers rising up against each other, parents being betrayed by their children, lawlessness, lack of love and affection, and the proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom to the uttermost parts of the earth. (more…)

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Why End Times? (14) – Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

editor 22 February 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 2 – Eschatological Science Fiction

Matthew
Let’s follow Matthew 24, complemented by the parallel passages from Mark and Luke. In this discourse the Lord Jesus answers the disciples’ three-part question: “…Tell us, when will this happen? [that not one stone will be left on another of Jerusalem and the Temple, that every one will be thrown down, as Jesus just said in Matthew 23:37-24:1-2] and what will be the sign of Your coming [Parousia, Coming in Glory] and of the end [completion] of the age” (Matthew 24:3). The disciples are not asking about ‘the end of the world’. (more…)

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My Sephardic Inheritance: a Spoonful of Salt, a Spoonful of Sugar

editor 21 February 2017

By Hannah Pressman.. What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history. Anointing challah with honey during the first year of marriage is a popular Jewish tradition—a way for newlyweds to mark the sweetness of their new life together. I confess, though, to preferring savory indulgences over sweet ones, in general. So, once the second year of my marriage was underway, I was not all that reluctant to return to salting my challah. (more…)

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Europe’s Compassionate Hatred of Israel

editor 15 February 2017

By Bat Ye’or.. The Jerusalem Declaration of UNESCO seeks to Islamize, with the help of many governments in Europe and other Christian countries, the ancient history of the people of Israel. But what does this declaration mean for Europe and Christianity? Wasn’t Christianity born out of Israel? Wasn’t Jesus a Judean Jew, as were the apostles and evangelists? Or was it Islam that Jesus was preaching, in Arabic and in the mosques? (more…)

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In Surprise Discovery, Archaeologists Uncover 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

editor 11 February 2017

By JNS..” Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.” Isaiah 30:8. In a surprise discovery, Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 12th cave in the Qumran region of the northern Judean Desert that once held portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, until they were likely looted in the mid-20th century. [Photo top right:Scroll fragments found in the 12th cave. (Casey L. Olson and Oren Gutfeld)]
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Tu BiShvat / טו בשבט

editor 9 February 2017

By C4I International.. Tu BiShvat or Tu B’Shevat or Tu B’Shvat (Hebrew: ט״ו בשבט‎) is a minor Jewish holiday, occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called “The New Year of the Trees” or (Hebrew:ראש השנה לאילנות, Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot‎). Tu BiShvat is one of four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah.

Tu BiShvat begins at sundown on Friday, 10 February 2017. (more…)

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PEACE and SAFETY for ISRAEL

editor 9 February 2017

By David Sudlow.. God is faithful to all His covenant promises to Israel, the Church and His Creation. We look and pray for those promises and are quickened with faith, hope, and love. Great days are ahead in the fulfilling of the Gospel of the Kingdom. We can see God’s great covenant promises coming to pass for His firstborn Israel; therefore we are assured that our redemption is certain—the Lord’s coming is very near. “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thess. 5: 2-3. (more…)

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The Bronze Tree of Sanxingdui the oldest man-made Genesis artefact?

editor 8 February 2017

By Stephen Brennecke.. In 1986, workers from a brickyard near Guanghan, China, were digging for clay in the countryside when they discovered various pieces of bronze. They contacted the authorities, and archaeologists from Huaxi University in Chengdu came and excavated two different pits that were filled with outstanding artefacts of the Sanxingdui People. These archaeological efforts followed earlier excavations in the area dating back to 1929. (more…)

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Strange Bedfellows: The Russian-Turkish-Iranian Axis

editor 26 January 2017

By Ofra Bengio.. Russia has fulfilled a long-held dream of reaching the warm water of the Mediterranean and is casting itself as the hegemon in the region. Sixty years have lapsed since the Baghdad Pact which grouped together Turkey, Iran, Iraq and the West in an alliance against the Soviet Union and the concomitant Communist danger. Nowadays this Middle Eastern architecture has shifted 180 degrees to where Russia, Turkey and Iran are in an ad hoc alliance against Islamic State but which may turn against the West as well. Still, the new alliance might be termed as a marriage of inconvenience where each of the parties has different motives and is acting at cross purposes in partitioning the Syrian bear. (more…)

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Serving the Eternal One in the midst of this world

editor 19 January 2017

By Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi – January 5, 2017.. Very soon, the first book of the Torah, Genesis, will be finished during synagogue services on Shabbat in every synagogue in the world. “Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.” Not a happy ending! All the while there’s a rule in the Jewish Tradition that the weekly Torah reading should always end with a positive message or a joyful happening. And so we must conclude that placing Joseph’s body in a coffin is hiding a positive thought. (more…)

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