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You Seek a Sign? Behold it: The Sign of Jonah
Rorate-caeli ^ | July 24, 2014

Posted on 07/24/2014 8:20:19 PM PDT by NYer

Our Lord Jesus Christ: "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet." St. Matthew 12:39
And He repeats: "A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet." St. Matthew 16:4


The Tomb of Saint Jonah the Prophet in Nineveh (Mosul)

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Once an Assyrian Church, converted into a mosque after the Muslim invasions, the tomb of the famous Old Testament Prophet who made the Ninevites do penance and recognize the God of Israel had first been vandalized after the fall of Mosul weeks ago. It was completely imploded, its structure demolished with explosives by the terrorists of the "Islamic State" earlier today as a place of "idolatry" -- which is why those happy barbarians in the video proclaim, "there is no God but Allah"...

Nearly 3000-year-old relics and archaeological treasures, the spiritual treasure of the Assyrian people under the mosque turned into dust.



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P.S. Of course, the sign of Jonah in the words of Our Lord was primarily the prophetic nature of his life as a sign of Christ's own Death and Resurrection. But no lesson from Our Lord is ever lost: "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they did penance at the preaching of Jonah." (St. Matthew 12:41)

One further note: some may read elsewhere that this was not incontestably the tomb of Jonah, a kind of uncertainty that is not something very rare in the case of prophets of Antiquity and ancient saints -- in any event, it was since immemorial time considered so by Assyrians, including after their conversion to Christianity. At the very least, it was a site always considered holy by Assyrian Christians, who buried many of their saints and bishops on the spot for good reason and who, being partly the descendants of the Ninevites themselves, have better claim to knowledge of the site: is it impossible that, even if Jonah died elsewhere, his memory was so cherished in ancient Assyria that his relics were completely or partly translated to this place, which undoubtedly was a relevant Ninevite building already 3,000 years ago? Therefore, the Mount of Saint Jonah (where this church-converted-to-mosque was located) has a better claim to being Jonah's burial ground (or at least of part of his relics) than most places. Additionally to this, we know the terrorists obliterated it because they also believed Jonah was buried there, so their intent was to destroy both the memory of the Prophet and the heritage of Assyrian Christians, irrespective of archaeological details of which archaeologists themselves will never be sure.


TOPICS: Current Events; History; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: assyria; jonah; mosul; nineveh

1 posted on 07/24/2014 8:20:19 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/24/2014 8:20:48 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Whether or not it is the actual tomb of Jonah is, IMHO, immaterial. It is a site long associated with Jonah, so the connection is there regardless of whether the dust of his bones are.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 8:31:31 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: NYer

Pray hard. He undoubtedly approaches...


4 posted on 07/24/2014 8:34:58 PM PDT by Viennacon (Barry Obama? No... Barack Hussein Soebarkah.)
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To: NYer

Boy Scout Motto


5 posted on 07/24/2014 8:52:47 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

bttt


6 posted on 07/24/2014 9:02:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: NYer

No matter how hard they try, they can’t stop the God of the universe.

They thought an end had come to Jesus, but no matter what they did He rose again. He is the everlasting and one true God.

Jonah was a great prophet; it’s sad to see his burial place destroyed. But his life and testimony will go on forever.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 9:34:21 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: NYer

The sign of Jonah that Jesus refers to is actually His own resurrection. Jonah came out of a sea creature as if he had been reincarnated and this is partly why he was believed. Christ, of course, came forward from His tomb after being crucified which is why the witnesses of His day believed.

It was a lovely parallel which, of course, sailed right over the heads of His listeners. Probably sails right over the heads of many readers today too.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 10:05:35 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Cedar

Our son is named after the prophet Jonah, when we saw the video of his tomb being destroyed it was sad, this now is so disturbing.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 10:22:01 PM PDT by lilyramone ("Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”)
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To: NYer

Islam is not now, nor has it ever been compatible with a civilized world.
It is us or them, turn them into a sheet of glass.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 10:29:59 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (We are doomed if good men stand by and do nothing.)
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To: NYer

Imagine what they would to Bethlehem and the wailing wall~


11 posted on 07/24/2014 10:45:16 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: All

Islam = from the devil himself.


12 posted on 07/25/2014 3:22:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Cedar

Amen!


13 posted on 07/25/2014 3:23:54 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

>> the spiritual treasure of the Assyrian people under the mosque turned into dust.

Islam is of Satan — pure and simple. It is both painful and fascinating to read this article. CHRISTIANS, open your eyes and unite! Factions (i.e. denominations) within the body of Christ are NOT each others’ enemies. ISLAM IS THE ENEMY.

I disagree, however, with the statement I quoted. The spiritual treasure of the Assyrian Christians has not been turned to dust — nor will it ever be.

JESUS IS KING! His church will endure forever, not in the form of hunkered-down defensive fortresses, but as a living, breathing, SWORD of OFFENSE against which the gates of Hell itself shall not prevail.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 5:18:30 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: NYer
I've been wondering what would make God mad enough that Damascus would get its Biblical fate, but these guys are showing me the way.

In fact, if they keep heading down this road they're taking the world on, people may get angry enough to not wait on God and lay waste to them ourselves.

Sometimes you just have to be someone else's karma.

15 posted on 07/25/2014 5:42:11 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA

Mecca, plane, bomb, BOOM!


16 posted on 07/25/2014 6:45:09 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Biggirl
Islam = from the devil himself.

And to think some Catholics think those devil worshippers worship the same God that the Catholics do.

But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator. In the first place amongst these there are the Muslims, who, professing to hold the faith of Abraham, along with us adore the one and merciful God, who on the last day will judge mankind. Lumen Gentium

17 posted on 07/25/2014 9:25:11 AM PDT by ebb tide
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To: Biggirl

May Saint John Baptist protect Islam and all the people of Jordan, and all who partecipated in this celebration, a memorable celebration.

St. John Paul II

18 posted on 07/25/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

I think JPII was just seeing if the thing would burst into flames!


19 posted on 07/25/2014 9:58:08 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: ebb tide

One of the FEW things I do take ISSUE with the CHURCH on, about Catholics and Muslims worshiping the same God.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 10:14:15 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

The sign of Jonah...should we expect something big to happen in 40 days?


21 posted on 07/25/2014 10:39:27 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: lilyramone

That’s great. I love when people name their children after the apostles, prophets, and others in the Bible. Also to name them after relatives...keep the family names going.


22 posted on 07/25/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: ebb tide; Biggirl; defconw; GreyFriar; Salvation

Dear friend, it’s time to retire this photo from your quiver. It’s old, outdated and, by gosh, it’s even faded from years of reposting. Perhaps you have not heard but the man on the left, is not only deceased but has also been elevated as a saint. Moreover, since his death, two other holy men have been elected as “servants of the servants of God”. Time to rethink your unholy strategy.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 1:36:02 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer; ebb tide

Yes, a post-Vatican II Church “saint”. Tell me. How many Catholic Saints prior to Vatican II would ever dream of kissing the “holy” book of a diabolical religion?


24 posted on 07/25/2014 2:39:09 PM PDT by piusv
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To: defconw

ISIS wants to blow up Mecca. I’m not entirely sure why.


25 posted on 07/25/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Really? Interesting! Problem Solved?


26 posted on 07/25/2014 7:06:57 PM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: OrangeHoof
Jonah came out of a sea creature


27 posted on 07/25/2014 7:15:30 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Because Mecca is an Idol.


28 posted on 07/25/2014 7:17:03 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: NYer

I quoted him as a saint; did I not, friend? So don’t insuate what I may not have heard.

I did it to make a point that’s the first Catholic saint I’ve ever seen both kiss a Koran and ask a fellow Saint to “protect Islam”.

Makes me question the whole saint factory, that St JP II initiated.

Want to me to post that old cartoon about St. McPeter’s and getting halos super-sized?


29 posted on 07/25/2014 8:40:49 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: NYer
Time to rethink your unholy strategy.

What exactly do you think my strategy is? And why is it unholy?

I would like an answer to your unsubstantiated accusation. But I don't expect one.

30 posted on 07/25/2014 8:46:54 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: NYer
Your silence speaks volume.

Another arrow from my quiver, my friend:


31 posted on 07/26/2014 2:54:28 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

32 posted on 07/26/2014 3:30:42 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer
I am a Catholic and Proud of It

Jolly good for you!

I wish we had a few more more recent popes who were also proud of their Catholicism.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 3:39:11 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: NYer

Is your halo “supersized”? Or did you just order “large”?


34 posted on 07/26/2014 3:55:41 PM PDT by ebb tide
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