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    SAME INCIDENT, DIFFERENT TIMING.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7:55 PM [General]

     

          First of all, read [Mark 14:3-9] and compare it with [Luke 7:3-50]. Now, in Luke's Gospel it states a different incident. The Gospel of John says that the event took place 6 days before Passover, i.e. before the triumphal entry. Could it be Mark apparently placed the event where he did in the narrative [note the lack of temporal markers] for thematic reasons, the focus from here on being the passion, or did Mark have a different reason for doing it his way?

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    WAS PASSOVER MEAL REALLY HELD WHEN THEY SAID?

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7:37 PM [General]

     

    The Synoptic Gospels seem to represent the Last Supper as a Passover meal. But they also appear to describe Jesus' death as occurring on the day of Passover, that the Gospel of John places these events on the day before Passover [John 13:1; 18:28; 19:14, 31-32]. All 4 Gospels agree, however, that the day of the week on which Jesus died was a Friday. Why? Because there were calendrical disputes among first-century Jews, some scholars suggest that Mark and John used different calendars, both referring to the same Friday but as different days of the month. The Friday of Passover week. 

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    MEANING OF THE WORD..."OPINION."

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 6:35 PM [General]

     

     Ever go onto a website or site with a question asking for your opinion and/or join in a debate? Have you ever given your opinion because your opinion counts and you're asked to participate? Then, one of the participants doesn't like your opinion and says so, then you respond by saying their opinion or statement is not acceptable to you? What does the word 'opinion' mean? Here are some dictionary examples:  1.) A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof.  2.)  That which is opened; a notion or conviction founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression, less strong than positive knowledge; settled judgment in regard to any point of knowledge or action. 3.)  A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty. 4.)  A message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof.      Elizabeth Drew said it best....."The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion."

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    HAVE YOU EVER MADE A BUCKET LIST?

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 5:52 PM [General]

     

    Have you ever made a bucket list a list of fun or serious things to do before you'kick the bucket' [which is where the bucket list comes from]? Ever wanted to make such a list of the things you wanted to accomplish in your lifetime but actually didn't have the time to do such things?  This list begins long before you actually are told your life is almost at its end. You should write those things down on seperate paper, then you can list them in a special journal and you can add things to the list as you think about them. You'll be able to accomplish some of the things in this hectic life we have. But, when you're told you have 2 or 3 months to go before you ride that glory train...then you devote full time to those things on your list that you love to do the most. This will require money, the amount you need you should have put away a little each week or each month so you'll have money to accomplish those things that require you to travel and/or to live on each day.

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    IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH?

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 5:40 PM [General]

     

    Is there life after death? Does this mean we have a predetermined destiny to live after we die? A person dies, yet he or she [see photo above] is permitted by some unknown force to view their body before heading off to wherever dead souls go to. Do we explore the universe to find out what lies between reality and the spiritual dimension? Is there life after death? Not spiritual, but physical. Where does the soul of the dead go and what do they do once they get to where they are going? We know the spirit goes back to God when we die. What does He do with it and what becomes of the soul, does it sleep till the end times are over then it is reunited with its new body along with the spirit? Inquiring minds want to know!!!A little humor.

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    HAVE YOU A SPIRITUAL BUCKET LIST?

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 5:08 PM [General]

    Have you a spiritual Bucket List?

         Some of you [myself included] have probably thought of a 'spiritual bucket list' of Christian things you've always dreamed of doing but never got around to do them especially before the time 'you kick the bucket.' 

         Here are some ideas, your list should include whatever you want it to list: Attend a theological college or university. Join your church choir. Write & present a sermon to the congragation of your church. Meet your favorite tv or radio evangelist. Help the poor in your community, Teach a Bible Study class. Be a Sunday school teacher, a deacon. Those are just samples.  The list is endless. This is a life long thing to be doing-listing what to do. Then, when you know the end is near in about 2 or 3 months, you begin to live as much on the list as you can, ones you like the most! On your list, you might choose to engage in behavior that could awaken you to truth and perceptions that have been hidden from your consciousness by your drive for material and physical mastery. REMEMBER, be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for yourself! 

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    WE HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE, YET WE STILL DIE?

    Saturday, April 16, 2011, 5:43 PM [General]

     

          The word of God assures us that all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will have everlasting life [John 3:16; 6:47; 1 John 5:13]. The Greek word translated 'everlasting' means perpetual, eternal, forever. Does this mean that man's life is not merely physical whereas the true life of human beings is spiritual? But here's the catch: How can it be said that we have everlasting life but we have to die to get it? When God created Adam & Eve He intended that they would live joyously forever, both physically and spiritually. Can you imagine how crowded this world be be today if no one died to make room for others? There would probably be [gulp!] millions of Beliefnet members.

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    CAN SATAN BE KILLED BY US?

    Saturday, April 16, 2011, 5:27 PM [General]

     

          When asked the question, Can we kill Satan ourselves? Someone stated, No! Satan is the opposite of good and would be like a circle that has 4 sides, makes no sense, although some believe he can be replaced since he did have a son. I can see no reference to him having a son. If a person "could" kill Satan, would God allow it? You would be no match for Satan. Second, its not in God's plan, and third, you can't kill a celestrial being. That's why his death sentence is eternal damnation in lake of fire. Take NDE [near death experience], the overwhelming consenses in NDE research is that Satan does not exist, at least not the Satan described in the Bible. Nor does evil exist, only mistakes for which we are allowed to make for the purpose of instruction. Will Satan live forever or be put to death? There's several prophecies about his punishment. How do we know which one will come to pass? One says eternal damnation in lake of fire, another says he will be terminated [no longer exist...period!] The biblical study on this reveals both why and when Satan will cease to exist in any dimension of God's vast realm. One of the mysteries of the Christian life is, why didn't God just destroy Satan when he first sinned? Anyone have anything to add to this journal on this subject of Satan's death?

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    CHRISTIAN IDENTITY MOVEMENT

    Friday, April 15, 2011, 7:42 PM [General]

     

    The Christian Identity Movement (CIM), its not what you think! Its not good news, its bad news. The CIM is a name that applies to a variety of different cults all identified by racist, anti-Semitis principles. These cults are typically found among radically anti-government, extremist right-wing groups and survival groups. The largest CIM in America is the KKK. The CIM with Americans, British, Canadians, & others are the spiritual & literaql descendants of the 10 lost tribes of ancient Israel. They also believe that the white race now represents God's chosen people. What the CIM cannot do is...to restore Israel as a nation-only God will do this, and to fellowship with God, and God will protect Israel from the many nations that will try to destroy Israel in the end times. The CIM believe that the end times & the return of Christ must be ushered in by a genocidal war. FUNNY THING IS...a lot of the CIM beliefs are close to what Islam's beliefs are and they are suppose to be the false religion of the world's end times at the world by 2020 or 2040. Scarry, isn't it? Hmmmmm!

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    HATE GROUPS IN AMERICA

    Friday, April 15, 2011, 7:27 PM [General]

     

    There's many hate groups in America. Mostly white groups. You're bound to see these symbols in many places. Here then are the names: Stormfront, Celtic Croiss, The Blood Drop, Aryan Nations, W.A.R., Deaths Head, Odin's Rune, Hungarian Arrow & Cross, White Power, Iron Cross, Pinwheel Swastika, NSDAP [National Socialist German Worker's Party], SA, 14 Words, Swastika, Lightning Bolts, American Front, HFFH, National Alliance, Iron Eagle, Confederate Flag, 35/5 [deals with the KKK], 88 [represents "Heil Hitler"], Hammerskin, World Church of the Creator, Posse Comitatus, KKK, and, Cucified Skinhead. And all this is just in America! Plus the other secret satanic groups, witchcraft groups, etc., etc.! DO YOU THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH HATE IN THIS WORLD? Anyone have any groups to contribute to this list?

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