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  • Biblical Illiteracy in U.S. at Crisis Point, Says Bible Expert

    06/17/2014 12:34:55 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 23 replies
    Chirstian Post U.S. ^ | June 16, 2014 | Lillian Kwon
    For the past 15 years that Kenneth Berding has been teaching the New Testament, he admits that his students have always had little knowledge about the Bible. But today, he says, biblical illiteracy has reached a crisis point. "All the research indicates that biblical literacy in America is at an all-time low," Berding, professor of New Testament at Biola's Talbot School of Theology, told The Christian Post. "My own experience teaching a class of new college freshman every year for the past 15 years suggests to me that although students 15 years ago knew little about the Bible upon entering...
  • WAY OF THE CROSS AT THE COLOSSEUM LED BY POPE FRANCIS: GOOD FRIDAY [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/15/2014 8:27:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Vatican.va ^ | 04-16-14 | Msgr. Giancarlo Maria Bregantini, Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano
    WAY OF THE CROSSAT THE COLOSSEUMLED BY THE HOLY FATHERPOPE FRANCISGOOD FRIDAY Rome, 18 April 2014 “The Face of Christ,the Face of Man”MEDITATIONS by H.E. Msgr. Giancarlo Maria Bregantini,Archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano  INTRODUCTIONHe who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth. These things occurred so that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “None of his bones shall be broken”. And again another passage of Scripture says: “They will look on the one whom they have pierced” (Jn 19:35-37).Loving Jesus, you went up to Golgotha without hesitation, in...
  • Reza Aslan: Biblical story of Noah barely four verses long

    03/20/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/20/14 | Robert Spencer
    In todays politically correct culture, the mainstream media lionizes people not because of their particular acumen, ability, talents or intelligence, but because they parrot the establishment line that the media wants the public to adopt: contempt for America, hatred for Israel, and endless justification for Islamic supremacists and jihadists.A prime example of this is the Islamic supremacist Reza Aslan, a Board member of a lobbying group for the bloodthirsty and genocidally antisemitic Iranian regime. Reza Aslan is such a intellectually formidable scholar that he writes than for then and apparently thinks the Latin word et is an abbreviation. He writes...
  • Biblical Archeology Filmmaker Blasts Jesus Book Author Reza Aslan for Suggesting Jesus Called

    08/13/2013 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Simcha Jacobovici is a Canadian-Israeli adjunct religion professor and filmmaker known for his biblical archaeology History Channel series The Naked Archaeologist. In an op-ed in the Times of Israel, Jacobovici takes Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth to task for referring to the land of Jesus as Palestine, when a review of historical sources shows the place was known as Judea, a word that in Hebrew is synonymous with the word Jew. Jacobovici writes (emphasis added throughout), in all his interviews, Aslan goes out of his way to refer to Jesus Judea i.e.,...
  • Biblical Bucket List for Believers: 50 Things to Fortify and Finalize According to Scripture

    04/05/2013 11:53:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 4, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the last few years the phrase “Bucket List” has come into the American lexicon. A bucket list is a list of things to accomplish before you die. There is some sort of TV show related to this that I have never seen, but from the few snips I have seen, it is mostly about frivolous, even unpleasant stuff.But for the Christian the Scriptures announce a number of things that we well ought to have either done or have up and running long before we die. Our goal is to die in an act of loving God, to die in...
  • Biblical Christians Will Never Fit into Polite Society!

    03/02/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 37 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | March 2, 2013 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Evangelicals are usually very sensitive as to what people say and think about them whereas the driving force for Fundamentalists generally is not their perception by others, but their faithfulness to Scripture. Many years ago Evangelicals sold their souls for respectability. However, genuine Christians will always be persecuted and scorned as Paul wrote in I Cor. 4:13, We are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. Evangelicals will polish all the liberal apples and make a deal with the devil to gain the favor and acceptance of polite society, seeking...
  • Obama campaign releases ad citing moral, Biblical background for administration policies

    11/04/2012 1:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2012 | Kimberly Schwandt
    The Obama campaign on Saturday quietly released a web video featuring President Obama talking about his faith. The video includes various faith leaders describing how there is moral, even Biblical, backing for his policies on issues ranging from higher taxes for top earners to health care to the auto bailout. The video opens with the president at the National Prayer Breakfast where he says, In my moments of prayer, Im reminded that faith and values play an enormous role in motivating us to solve some of our most urgent problems. Woven throughout the video are statements by persons of faith...
  • Romney Takes Lead in First-Ever Biblical Promise Election

    10/10/2012 1:14:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    For the first time in the presidential race, an average of four major polls gives Republican Mitt Romney a two-point lead over incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama. The Real Clear Politics website, which offers an average of polls by major polling firms and is often consulted by experts, shows IBD/TIPP, Rasmussen, Pew and Gallup polls taken after the first presidential debate averaging out to a two percentage point lead for Romney among likely voters. While the first debate centered on the economy, the next debate between the candidates will feature both domestic and foreign policy issues, and the last debate...
  • Fire tornado video

    09/19/2012 3:38:08 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    WPTV Website ^ | 9/17/2012 | WPTV Web Team
    An Australian man has nabbed the world's attention after he captured what he calls a 'fire tornado' on video. According to Seven News in Australia, Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television was scouting locations near Curtin Springs in Australia when he saw the fiery phenomenon. A small fire was burning in nearby bushland, so Tangey decided to start filming, according to the report. But as he was filming, a small twister touched down on the fire, causing it to build into a spinning flame. Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/fire-tornado-video-today-show-spotlights-australian-man-chris-tangeys-video-of-a-fiery-phenomenon#ixzz26uW2ySEk
  • Michelle Compares Obama to Biblical Figures

    07/01/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/12 | staff
    Michelle Obama speaks at AME Church conference in Nashville
  • 3,000-year-old artifacts fuel Biblical archaeology debate

    05/08/2012 1:00:23 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 37 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | May 8, 2012 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    New finds presented Tuesday from an intriguing site in the Judean Hills are part of a scholarly argument about the accuracy of the Bible The excavation at Hirbet Qeiyafa is currently one of the most important in the world of Biblical archaeology (Courtesy of Hebrew University of Jerusalem)Two rare 3,000-year-old models of ancient shrines were among artifacts presented by an Israeli archaeologist on Tuesday as finds he said offered new support for the historical veracity of the Bible. The archaeologist, Yosef Garfinkel of Hebrew University, is excavating a site known as Hirbet Qeiyafa, located in the Judean hills not far...
  • The Forgery Trial of the Century Ends

    03/15/2012 12:04:58 PM PDT · by STD · 4 replies
    Bib Arch ^ | 03/15/2012 | Hershel Shanks
    Oded Golan Speaks Out on Forgery Trial Verdict Asserts purchasers of looted antiquities preserve valuable information Hershel Shanks 03/15/2012 After being acquitted of all forgery charges, Oded Golan responded by noting the important role that licensed collectors play by keeping artifacts documented and in Israel.
  • Lutheranism and Private Confession (Is Lutheranism Biblical?)

    11/28/2011 3:27:18 PM PST · by rzman21 · 65 replies
    On Private Confession and Absolution Confession has not been abolished in our churches. For it is not customary to administer the body of Christ except to those who have been previously examined and absolved. The people are also most diligently taught concerning faith in the word of absolution, about which there was a great silence before now.Nevertheless, confession is retained among us both because of the great benefits of absolution and because of other advantages for consciences. (Augsburg Confession XXV [Kolb/Wengert 73:1-2; 75:13]) As a consequence of the vows I took to uphold the Scriptures and the proper interpretation of...
  • The Birth & Death of Biblical Minimalism

    05/09/2011 7:18:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | BAR 37:03, May/Jun 2011 | Yosef Garfinkel
    Hardly had the minimalist argument been developed than it was profoundly undermined by an archaeological discovery. In 1993 and 1994, several fragments of an Aramaic stela were found at the long-running excavation of Tel Dan led by Avraham Biran of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. The historical references in the inscription and the paleography of the writing make it clear that it dates to the ninth century B.C.E. Moreover, the text specifically mentions a king of Israel and a king of the "House of David" (Hebrew, bytdwd ), that is, a king of the dynasty of David. This discovery led...
  • New USCCB Document Highlights Biblical Quotations in the Mass (Needs Improving?) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/06/2011 6:30:06 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | Monday, January 31, 2011 | Michael Barber
    Monday, January 31, 2011 New USCCB Document Highlights Biblical Quotations in the Mass The Catholic Mass draws heavily from Scripture--in every prayer you hear quotations and allusions to biblical texts. In fact, last year I did a series presentations now available through Saint Joseph Communications here (shameless plug!) exploring the biblical backdrop for the prayers of the Mass.   Now the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has put out a footnoted version of the prayers of the new translation of the liturgy, alerting you to the Biblical background of each of the prayers.  Some examples: The response: "The Lord be...
  • Blessed

    01/06/2011 7:06:21 AM PST · by Revski · 1 replies
    Revski-o7jimmy Youtube ^ | 1-6-2011 | Revski
    This is animated to bring health,peace and love in our everyday life!
  • Biblical Archaeological Discoveries

    06/02/2010 9:47:30 PM PDT · by restornu · 23 replies · 494+ views
    Archaeologists and Expeditions Timeline of Significant Dates of Archaeological Expeditions and Discoveries 1879 - Rassam Excavates Many Tablets in Babylon Ruins with a Possible Location of the Hanging Gardens 1878 - Campaigns of Sennacherib, Annals of Ashurbanipal and Many Tablets are Excavated by Rassam 1877 - Archaeology of Ancient Sumer is Awakened by Louvre Treasures 1877 - Victory Stele of Eannatum is Discovered by Frenchman Ernest de Sarzec at Lagash Site 1873 - George Smith Identifies Wreckless Looting By Layard and Ruthless Quarrying By Mosul Bridge Builders 1873 - British Museum Sends George Smith to Further Excavate at Nimrud and...
  • Umm Umm

    05/30/2010 3:34:49 PM PDT · by Revski · 15 replies · 461+ views
    o7jimmy Youtubes ^ | 5/30/2010 | Revski
    Inspiring animation!
  • A Concurring (Biblical) Opinion For Secession

    04/26/2010 8:27:11 AM PDT · by justme346 · 10 replies · 254+ views
    The Right News ^ | 4/26/2010 | Chuck Baldwin
    Christians rightly square everything with the principles and precepts of the Holy Scriptures. So, is there Biblical approbation and authority for State secession? Before answering the Biblical question, let me briefly touch upon the Christian reaction to State secession both here in America and overseas. First, overseas. I doubt that there are many Christian pastors and churchmen who would be willing to denounce, denigrate, or declare as illegitimate the nation-state of Norway today. What Christian would advocate cutting off trade or diplomatic relations with Norway? Where is the Christian denomination or Church that would not recognize the right of Norway...
  • When Ideology Trumps Theology (instead of liberal/conservative,ask yourself -- is it biblical?)

    04/02/2010 7:39:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 382+ views
    Leadership ^ | 04/02/2010 | Tracey Bianchi
    Im a glutton for punishment. I could have decided to slouch along the sidelines of ministry and watch the many controversies within the church zip past. Perhaps peeking over the pew on occasion and catching a slight breeze off the mini-tornadoes of debate that exist under the umbrella that is American Evangelicalism. Public prayer, the roles of women, the role of the Holy Spirit, capital punishment, responses to poverty, HIV/AIDS, divorce, adult or infant baptism, health or wealth . . . . . . But you see Im optimistic to a fault so I have decided to throw myself into...
  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE THE NEW HEALTHCARE LAW and 666-legal and Biblical perspective

    03/29/2010 8:34:14 AM PDT · by MsLady · 32 replies · 1,279+ views
    Jamal Jivanjee facebook ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jamal Jivanjee
    Dear Church, The passage of the recent health care bill by the U.S. federal government was a significant piece of legislation that will go down in history as a tipping point in the life of this nation. This bill was almost 50 years in the making, and the process of getting it passed was no small feat. I feel compelled to share with you some of my thoughts about what has occurred, and some possible ways that the church of Jesus Christ in America may be able to respond to this legislation. I am convinced that the church needs to...
  • Dr. Earle Fox to lead seminar on Biblical Government on America's Summit tonight! [9:00 pm Eastern]

    03/20/2010 2:41:15 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 2 replies · 297+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | march 20, 2010
    America's Summit presents: A Special Saturday Seminar on Biblical Government, presented by Dr. Earle Fox! Starting this evening, and running through April, the Saturday night America's Summit call will be devoted to a seminar on Biblical government. Steve Schulin will host, and the sessions should run about an hour and a half. Our friend Dr. Earle Fox will be leading the discussions. Earle Fox, an Anglican priest, earned his BA in philosophy from Trinity College in Hartford, Ct., an M. Div. in theology from the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in NYC, completed a year of Clinical Pastoral Education in two...
  • Couple to read biblical story of Christmas at Pistol Creek Station in Maryville (permit granted)

    12/14/2009 8:45:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 529+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | 12/11/09 | Melanie Tucker
    Couple to read biblical story of Christmas at Pistol Creek Station in MaryvilleBy Melanie Tucker Last modified: December 11. 2009 10:04PM A Blount County couple has obtained a demonstration permit to read the biblical Christmas story in a Maryville park Monday night. Several Blount County churches, including New Hope Independent Baptist Church in Maryville, are expected to join the demonstration. The reading amounts to a protest of the Maryville mayor's decision to cancel the reading of the Christmas story at its annual tree lighting ceremony, which was held Monday night. James Raucci and his wife Heather will read from the...
  • Sweeter Than Honey

    12/08/2009 6:55:17 AM PST · by Revski · 282+ views
    o7jimmy Youtube Classic ^ | 12/8/09 | Revski
    Inspirational animation!
  • HILLARY & OBAMA = SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST

    11/28/2009 5:52:09 AM PST · by freedomyes · 17 replies · 1,115+ views
    American Conservative Daily ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Past influences present. Check it out in this post. To hear Obama, one would think him to be the Billy Graham running for the Oval Office. He invokes the name of Jesus. He quotes Scripture. He pitches his voice in cadence as an old-time evangelist. He poses as a preacher inviting his hearers to the mourners bench.
  • Sermon

    10/18/2009 10:54:09 AM PDT · by Revski · 167+ views
    o7jimmy's Video ^ | 10/18/09 | Revski
    Preaching and short cut of the hymn, There Is A Fountain.
  • Short Sermon

    10/17/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT · by Revski · 190+ views
    o7jimmy's Short Video ^ | 10-17-09 | Revski
    Short sermon is given by o7jimmy - Revski Cut song name is; There Is A Fountain 2-17 sec..
  • Shushan, Iranian Biblical City of Purim Drama, a Garbage Dump

    03/09/2009 5:20:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 466+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Iranians have turned a huge excavation site in the city of Shush, site of "Susa," the ancient city of Shushan -- center of the events in the Purim story -- into a garbage dump. Culture heritage backers put a stop to construction of a hotel on the site, according to the Tehran News, which added that residents of the Shush municipality are now filling the huge, gaping 300-foot by 300-foot hole with rubbish.
  • Biblical Era Royal Seals Found in Jerusalem Hills

    02/23/2009 3:07:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 805+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/23/09 | Maayana Miskin
    (IsraelNN.com) The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of royal seal impressions from the times of the First and Second Temples. The finds were made at a site in the southern Jerusalem hills. The seal impressions are believed to date back to the time of King Hezekiah, who ruled over Judea in the late eighth century BCE. Four LMLK-type seals were found, as were seals from high-ranking administrators Ahimelech ben Amadyahu and Yehokhil ben Shahar. One seal impression combined the LMLK-type seal and the seal of Yehokhil, an occurrence that archaeologists confirmed is highly unusual. A later inscription, estimated...
  • Obama promises Palestinians he'll protect 'biblical heartland' (Big time backlash for zer0)

    02/16/2009 6:21:41 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies · 1,144+ views
    wnd ^ | 2/16/09 | Aaron Klein
    President pledges to protest Jewish housing developments JERUSALEM The Obama administration has pledged to the Palestinian Authority it will closely monitor Jewish construction in the West Bank and will protest any new housing developments in the biblical territory, a top PA negotiator told WND. "They told us the White House will watch for any Jewish construction," said the PA negotiator, speaking on condition of anonymity. "Obama knows that if [Likud Chairman Benjamin] Netanyahu is the next prime minister, he will try to expand the settlements. They pledged to us this will be strongly protested," the negotiator said. Although Foreign...
  • US worried over prospect of right-wing gov't

    02/12/2009 3:05:01 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies · 717+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Feb 121, 2009 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    US officials are publicly taking a wait-and-see approach to the formation of a new Israeli government, but privately many have expressed concern that Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu might preside over a right-wing coalition. There would be great unease" at the prospect of such a government, said one Capitol Hill source. He predicted that a governing coalition of parties from the Right could embolden the left flank of the Democratic party and turn up pressure, particularly in the US Congress, to pass measures that made clear demands on Israel.
  • A pathetic case for an old earth

    02/05/2009 5:00:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 182 replies · 2,730+ views
    CMI ^ | Lita Cosner
    Books claiming that science disproves young-earth creationism are very common, and books that claim the Bible itself does not mandate a literal interpretation of the first few chapters of Genesis are not in short supply either. David Snokes book A Biblical Case for an Old Earth ostensibly falls in the latter group, though his main reason for rejecting biblical creation is really uniformitarian science. Books like these generally dont pose a threat to informed creationists, and this one is no exception. In fact, Snoke could have saved himself a lot of trouble if he had actually taken the time to...
  • Hezekiah 3:16

    11/03/2008 10:37:38 AM PST · by biscuit jane · 10 replies · 1,737+ views
    Claude Mariottini.com ^ | 01/10/07 | Dr. Claude Mariottini
    Hezekiah 3:16 The book of Hezekiah is one of the most significant books of the Old Testament. This book is often quoted in the press, cited by bloggers, and many people refer to it in daily conversation. One of the most significant passages in the book of Hezekiah is Hezekiah 3:10-16 where the author speaks about the Antichrist and the Beast. Hezekiah 3:16 reveals that the number of the Beast is 666. Anyone who knows the Bible and reads the paragraph above will know that what is written above is a bunch of nonsense. Hezekiah does not mention the number...
  • Book Review: Believers Guide to Legal Issues Highly Recommended by Pulpit Helps Mag

    07/25/2008 12:36:20 PM PDT · by LikeLight · 11 replies · 171+ views
    IsThereALawyerInTheChurch.com ^ | July 25, 2008 | Stephen Bloom
    The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues is favorably reviewed in the August, 2008, issue of Pulpit Helps Magazine. "The author gives practical advice on a number of issues," notes reviewer Glen H. Jones, writing in the Pastors' Library literary section. "[Author Stephen Bloom's] legal calling is geared toward Christians who must often face conflicts between the law and their Christian profession," he continues. Jones rates the book "highly recommended" for all readers. Pulpit Helps has provided help and resources for pastors and Bible teachers for 30 years.
  • Fathers Business

    07/07/2008 6:06:51 PM PDT · by Revski · 65+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/7/08 | Revski
    This animated video, with a flowery and busy hummingbird scene has been created to inspire others to get busy for the Lord Jesus and what His will is for their lives. The Scriptures given are taken from the King James Version of the New Testament and the verses are Hebrews 11:6, Luke 2:49 and Romans 12:2. The music is an instrumental of the hymn, I Need Thee Every Hour.
  • Biblical Text-Writing May Have Poisoned Monks

    06/27/2008 3:48:57 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 844+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 6-27-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Biblical Text-Writing May Have Poisoned Monks Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Damaged Skull June 27, 2008 -- Medieval bones from six different Danish cemeteries reveal that monks who wrote Biblical texts and other religious materials may have been exposed to toxic mercury, which was used to formulate just one of their ink colors: red. The study, which will be published in the August issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science, also describes a previously undocumented disease, called FOS, which was like leprosy and caused skull lesions. Additionally, the researchers found that mercury-containing medicine had been administered to 79 percent of the...
  • Prayer Garden

    06/15/2008 12:52:42 AM PDT · by FARS · 22 replies · 35+ views
    Email ^ | unknown | Unknown
    You do not have to be religious to appreciate the beauty of this interactive Flash slide show but pay attention as you have to see the clues to enter the Garden and also to move from section to section.
  • Biblical Names Again Dominate List of Most Popular Baby Boy Names

    05/13/2008 5:08:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies · 257+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | May 13, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Emily again topped the list of most popular baby girl names last year, registering as No. 1 for the 12th straight time. Jacob led among names for boys for the ninth year in a row. New parents didn't stray far from past habits in 2007 when naming their babies. Only one name Elizabeth is new to the top-10 list, returning after a two-year absence. Samantha, which previously ranked 10th, dropped to No. 12, according to the latest list released Saturday by the Social Security Administration. Biblical names continued to dominate the boys' list. Besides Jacob,...
  • New Temple Reflects Biblical Parallels (LDS Caucus)

    12/29/2007 12:09:04 AM PST · by restornu · 13 replies · 60+ views
    newsroom.lds.org ^ | 26 December 2007
    REXBURG, Idaho 26 December 2007 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepares to welcome thousands of members of the public inside its newly completed Rexburg Idaho Temple from 29 December 2007 to 26 January 2008. As with all temple open houses, tour guides are prepared to answer questions from those curious about the emphasis the Church places on its temples and their purpose. Frank Moore Cross, the Harvard Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages, Emeritus, and not a Latter-day Saint, says, Someone who does not know much about temples and Mormons building temples should be directed...
  • Elusive Biblical Jerusalem Wall Finally Found, Israeli Archaeologist Says

    11/29/2007 2:05:09 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 87+ views
    IHT ^ | 11-29-2007
    Elusive biblical Jerusalem wall finally found, Israeli archaeologist says The Associated PressPublished: November 29, 2007 JERUSALEM: A biblical wall that has eluded archaeologists for years has finally been found, according to an Israeli scholar. A team of archaeologists in Jerusalem has uncovered what they believe to be part of a wall mentioned in the Bible's Book of Nehemiah. The discovery, made in Jerusalem's ancient City of David, came as a result of a rescue attempt on a tower which was in danger of collapse, said Eilat Mazar, head of the Institute of Archaeology at the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem-based research...
  • Digging Biblical History, Or The End Of The World

    11/21/2007 6:31:10 AM PST · by blam · 70 replies · 188+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 11-20-2007 | George Hunka
    Public release date: 20-Nov-2007 Contact: George Hunka ghunka@aftau.org 212-742-9070 American Friends of Tel Aviv University Digging biblical history, or the end of the world Professor Israel Finkelstein Some come to dig the Tel Aviv University-directed archeological site at Tel Megiddo because they are enchanted by ancient stories of King Solomon. Others come because they believe in a New Testament prophecy that the mound of dirt will be the location of a future Judgment Day apocalyptic battle. Hence the second, rather more chilling name for the site: "Armageddon." Tel Megiddo has been the subject of a number of decisive battles in...
  • Raiders Of The Faux Ark

    10/16/2007 12:34:53 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 100+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 10-10-2007 | Eric Cline
    Raiders of the Faux Ark October 10, 2007 by Eric H. Cline Biblical archeology is too important to leave to crackpots and ideologues. It's time to fight back. This editorial was first published in the Boston Globe on September 30, 2007, and is republished here with their kind permission. Eric Cline at Megiddo (Courtesy Eric Cline) Noah's Ark. The Ark of the Covenant. The Garden of Eden. Sodom and Gomorrah. The Exodus. The Lost Tomb of Jesus. All have been "found" in the last 10 years, including one within the past six months. The discoverers: a former SWAT team member;...
  • Regaining Biblical Courage and Zeal

    08/20/2007 5:05:11 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Zionist.com Web Site ^ | 8/18/08 | www.Zionist.com
    Regaining biblical courage and zeal August 18th, 2007 5 Comments This weekend we watched The Last King of Scotland, and as the movie ended it reminded me that Israel used to defend its people with a level of courage, daring and zeal that I can only call biblical. The movie itself was about Idi Amins reign of terror in Uganda in the 1970s. But the final scene of the flick was the 1976 hostage crisis at Entebbe International Airport, when Palestinian terrorists hijacked an Air France plane full of Israelis and Jews and landed it in the Ugandan city...
  • Jesus Laughed ("A new Church for people that don't like Church")['Baby Got Book' Video]

    07/10/2007 4:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 2,128+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 6, 2007 | Kevin Sites
    Preacher Dan Smith turned a rap song about babes with booty into a spoof Internet hit, and used it to help create a new church for people who hate church. Dan Smith thinks Christians take themselves too seriously. Pastor Dan Smith's 'Baby Got Book' video, a big hit online, helped him start his Momentum Church. "We can be dorks," he says after Sunday service in suburban Cleveland. "We can be Ned Flanders and basically speak jargon that nobody understands." The 33-year-old pastor has made it his mission to turn the notion of earnest, boring, humorless Christianity on its head ...
  • Biblical past unearthed in Holy Land construction

    11/29/2006 3:37:19 AM PST · by Alouette · 13 replies · 951+ views
    YNet ^ | Nov. 29, 2006
    Ancient cemeteries, burial caves from biblical times and centuries-old artefacts unearthed during construction work in Israel, forcing contractors by law to call in archaeologists and sometimes halt building projects Reuters Published: 11.29.06, 11:05 Building a housing complex or a road in the Holy Land can often have grave implications. Ancient cemeteries, burial caves from biblical times and centuries-old artefacts have been unearthed during construction work in Israel over the years, forcing contractors by law to call in archaeologists and sometimes halt building projects. In Holyland Park, a complex of apartments being built on a hill in Jerusalem, archaeologists will soon...
  • The Bible on Gog and Magog

    10/27/2006 5:48:50 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 8 replies · 802+ views
    Drell's Descants ^ | 10/26/2006 | Alice C. Linsley
    End times writers such as Hal Lindsay and Timothy LaHaye make much of Gog and Magog, the archetypal enemies of God. End times publications seem to be making lots of money for some people as the expense of good biblical exegesis, so it is time that we look into the matter of Gog and Magog. These people groups, named in the Table of Nations (Gen. 10), have incited the imagination and entered into the arena of modern fiction and enduring legend. Legends surrounding Gog and Magog are found associated with countries as distant as Russia and Denmark, and with the...
  • Jesus as Rabbi: The Orchard Method of PaRDeS (Reformed Caucus)

    10/16/2006 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Ottofire · 20 replies · 430+ views
    Fishing the Abyss ^ | 14 September 2006 | Chris L.
    I have been praying for a while about a particular topic, waiting for when the Spirit to move me and let me know when the time is right. I have been ready to start this lesson several times, only to feel that no, the time is not right, after all. Based on questions and discussions Ive been involved in and a perceived nudge, I am going to delve into a system of rabbinical teaching almost certainly used by Jesus, which we now call PaRDeS. While this system was not formally documented until well into the third century, its underpinning methods...
  • Dr David R Reagan - Thoughts on Israel

    08/10/2006 7:20:40 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 19 replies · 1,508+ views
    Lamb & Lion Ministries ^ | July 29, 2006 | Dr. David Reagan
    Thoughts on Israel -By Dr. David Reagan, Lamb & Lion Ministries,Saturday July 29, 2006 "Why don't those stubborn Jews just give the Arabs the West Bank so that there can be peace in the Middle East?" The question was directed to me by a grumpy man I was sitting next to on an airplane. Suspecting that the man did not have the foggiest idea what he was talking about, I responded with a question: "Where is the West Bank?" "You know," he said. "Yes, I know, but do you?" "Well, of course I know!" he snapped. "Okay then, where...
  • (When we cried they laughed & vice versa) "Palestinians" death cult - Humanity turned Upside down

    06/20/2006 5:17:28 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 298+ views
    "Palestinians" death cult - Humanity turned Upside down 9/11 & other terror victims in agony are to be cheered, danced & laughed at but monsters on humanity (on non Arabs & on their own people like) Al-Zarqawi & Saddam Hussein are to be sympathized with. They tell us day & night that they are about "freedom", yet, in their entire violent totalitarian society, not one person is ever really free. If they deliberately send their kids to be killed as murderers (bombers or shields for adult shooters), How do they expect us to take them seriously when they make a...
  • PROPOSALS INVITED FOR MORE CIVIL DISCOURSE RE RELIGIOUS FIGURES AT ODDS WITH VARIOUS SENSIBILITIES

    05/18/2006 7:43:02 PM PDT · by Quix · 98 replies · 718+ views
    Quix | 18 MAY 2006 | Quix
    PROPOSALS INVITED TOWARD A MORE CIVIL DISCOURSE RE RELIGIOUS FIGURES AT ODDS WITH VARIOUS SENSIBILITIES The current thread regarding Pat Robertson is but the latest in a long tradition of certain flavors of evangelical Christian and particularly Pentecostal/Charismatic religious figures being thoroughly shredded by what--90% or more of the posts--usually in the harshest, most hostile, even demonizing wording possible. It seems that when folks are perceived to be in such Pentecostal/charismatic categories, all bets are off, no holds barred--the most viscious attacks are the minimal Standard Operating Procedure. Instead of exhorting one another in Christian Love, the worst attitudes normally...