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  • Mary: Mother of God?

    01/11/2012 7:34:56 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 1,750 replies
    What Does the Bible say? ^ | 01/11/2012 | Bro. Lev Humphries,
    Mary: Mother of God? This article is prompted by an ad in the Parade Magazine titled: "Mary Mother of God: What All Mankind Should Know." The offer was made for a free pamphlet entitled "Mary Mother of Jesus" with this explanation: "A clear, insightful pamphlet explains the importance of Mary and her role as Mother of God." This is quite a claim, to say the least! Nowhere in the Bible is Mary said to be the mother of God. I touched on this subject in a series on "Mary Co-Redeemer with Christ" printed recently. Question: If Mary is the Mother...
  • In the Name of Allah

    01/12/2010 11:10:19 PM PST · by Wuli · 14 replies · 955+ views
    Korea Times ^ | January 12, 2010 | Gwynne Dyer
    In the late 1980s, when I was in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, a friend suggested that I drive out into the desert near Jubail to see the oldest extant Christian church in the world. And there it was, surrounded by a chain-link fence to keep casual visitors and foreign archaeologists out. Experts who saw the site before it was closed said that the church was built by Nestorian Christians, and was probably used from the 4th to the 9th century. Its existence embarrassed the Saudi government, which prefers to believe that Arabia went straight from paganism to Islam....
  • Unearthing an ancient treasure trove [ United Arab Emirates, Nestorians ]

    11/24/2008 4:04:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 644+ views
    The National, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ^ | November 24. 2008 | Tahira Yaqoob
    To the untrained eye they may look like rubble. But the ruins of a monastery and church discovered in Abu Dhabi tell a fascinating tale about a little-known period in the region's history. When the foundations were built, the Roman empire had just come to an end, Christianity was sweeping the world and Islam had not yet been born... The monastery and church, survivors of a Nestorian Christian period, are just two of 36 archaeological troves on the island. Others include the remains of villas with stucco decorations, pottery and basic furnishings, providing a glimpse into life in pre-Islam times....
  • Nestorian Tablet in China

    07/21/2004 11:04:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies · 767+ views
    This remarkable record of the fact that Christianity flourished in medieval China is a huge stone about ten feet high. Carven dragons and a cross adorn its summit, and its main shaft is completely covered with some two thousand Chinese characters. It stands now in the Peilin or "Forest of Tablets" in Sian-fu, this Peilin being a great hall specially devoted to the preservation of old historic tablets. Up to a few years ago the ancient stone stood with other unvalued monuments in the grounds of a Buddhist monastery, exposed to all the assault of the elements. Only European...
  • New Book Describes Life under Islam

    10/29/2002 10:54:46 PM PST · by tictoc · 36 replies · 897+ views
    Author Web Site ^ | October 2002 | Frederick P. Isaac
    Indigenous Peoples Under the Rule of Islam (c) Frederick P. IsaacExcerpt republished with kind permission of authorPREFACE This book has been in the process of writing for over 10 years. Since I left Iraq in the summer of 1964 and my immigration from Kuwait in 1971, I have closely followed the events that have developed in the Islamic world. Being an Assyrian national, I found that life in Iraq was unbearably difficult due to my indigenous nationality. Nor were my experiences unique, but were instead shared by many other Assyrians from Iraq and other Islamic countries. The injustice of my...