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  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, “virtually unwrapping” the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • What Does It Mean When Scripture Says That God Hardens Certain Human Hearts?

    06/28/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does It Mean When Scripture Says That God Hardens Certain Human Hearts? Msgr. Charles Pope • June 27, 2016 • One of the more difficult biblical concepts to understand is that of God hardening the hearts and minds of certain people. The most memorable case is that of Pharaoh: before sending Moses to him, God said that He would “harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Ex 4:21). And there are other instances in which biblical texts speak of God hardening the hearts of sinners, even from among his own people.What are we to make of texts like these, which explicitly or...
  • Old Testament prophecy fulfilled before our eyes?

    12/31/2015 7:52:56 PM PST · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    worldnetdaily ^ | 12/21/2011 at 7:40 PM | Joe Kovacs
    ... "The Harbinger" by Jonathan Cahn, a messianic rabbi from the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., deciphers stunning connections between what some may think is a cryptic biblical prophecy to the news events happening right now, in our current time. ... The key verse in question is Isaiah 9:10, which states: "The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars." (King James Version) These words were first uttered by leaders in ancient Israel and in response to a limited strike by Assyria on...
  • Genesis contradictions?

    12/29/2015 7:13:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies ^ | September 1996 | Don Batten
    In Genesis chapter 2 the order of creation seems to be different to that in chapter 1 with the animals being created (2:19) after Adam (2:7). Doesn't the Bible contradict itself here? Between the creation of Adam and the creation of Eve, the KJV/AV Bible says (Genesis 2:19) 'out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air'. On the surface, this seems to say that the land beasts and birds were created between Adam and Eve. However, Jewish scholars apparently did not recognize any such conflict with the account...

    10/28/2015 5:56:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Using an erotic, pornographic tone, Hollywood leading lady Scarlett Johansson reads verses from the Holy Bible on a new comedy album, in order to mock “misogynistic” quotes within the Book of Deuteronomy. Former Saturday Night Live writer and occasional performer Mike O’Brien recruited the A-list star to voice a “Sexy Bible” track on his upcoming comedy album, Tasty Radio.
  • God’s Law is Personal and Loving [Ecumenical]

    02/10/2015 6:30:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-09-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    God’s Law is Personal and Loving By: Msgr. Charles PopeWhen we speak of God’s law, there is a danger that we might think of it as we think of any secular law. We usually think of secular law merely as a sort of impersonal code written by nameless legislators or bureaucrats. We have not met them; we do not know them or necessarily love or trust them. In effect, they are an abstraction in our mind called “the government,” or “the man,” or just “they,” as in, “They don’t want you to park here” or “They’ll arrest you for that.”But God’s...
  • Is the Angel of the Lord the Pre-Incarnate Christ?

    01/25/2015 1:52:55 PM PST · by NYer · 87 replies ^ | January 22, 2015 | Dr Taylor Marshall
    The Church Fathers held an unwavering belief that the Second Person of the Trinity appeared frequently in the Old Testament in a variety of forms: the Angel of the Lord, the Burning Bush, the Son of Man, and the one like a Son of God in Daniel.Today we’ll look at a debate regarding the Angel of the Lord. Is he are isn’t the Pre-Incarnate Son of God? There are various positions in early Christianity.The Greek Church Fathers (for example, Saint Athanasius) are convinced that “the Angel of the Lord” is the pre-incarnate Christ. They posit that the Angel of the Lord is categorically different from lower...
  • Some Things to Know About Old Testament Harvests & Feasts

    10/12/2014 10:12:10 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 16 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 October 2014 | Matthew Olson
    There are several things to realize about the Old Testament harvests and feasts. The three harvests (Exodus 23:14-17) parallel the Crucifixion/Resurrection, Pentecost/The Church, and Christ's Return (1 Corinthians 15:23-24). The seven feasts of these harvests (Leviticus 23) correspond to the Church's liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary, Lent, Triduum, Easter, Ordinary. The harvest seasons can be classified as such: the first (Spring/Summer) gave grain, the second (Summer) gave grapes, and the third (Summer/Fall) gave olives, figs, and more. The first, of grains, was smaller in weight -- because the other harvests were water-dense -- but the biggest source of food, as...
  • The Antichrist and the Muslim Mahdi (Part 1)

    09/28/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | September 28, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Many people—religious and non-religious—are asking questions about a word they hear the media use when referring to ISIS and other Islamist jihadists. That word is apocalyptic, which is used when specifically referring to the fatalism of Islamists.People wonder, why do so many Muslims (both Sunni and Shiite) operate with such an “apocalyptic,” end-of-world mindset?Our secular society, however, coupled with the media’s carelessness, is bandying about words like apocalyptic without using them properly and without explanation. That creates a great deal of confusion for some, many of which just throw up their hands in resignation and say, “I don’t understand this.”But for...
  • Did St. Jerome's Vulgate (containing the Masoretic Text) provide correct quotes for the NT?

    09/22/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 75 replies
    9/22/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Jerome's Vulgate was the first translation of the Old Testament into Latin --- directly from the Masoretic Text. Given that, was Jerome's Version, the Vulgate, inspired by God if Jesus did not quote from the Masoretic Text? If Jesus Christ did not quote from the Masoretic Text, what authoritative power(s) could the original Vulgate have contained, and what authentic inspiration did Jerome possess at that time of his translation? At the time its translation the Vulgate was considered to be authoritative, but how correct were any at this time to declare the Vulgate to be authoritative and/or inspired? If it...
  • "Why did God kill people?"

    09/02/2014 12:11:48 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 85 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 2 September 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Why did God allow for the striking-down of people in the Old Testament? How is this reconciled with the dogma of a loving God?Protestants and modern-day "Jews" don't have an answer for this -- one beyond dualism or "mystery", I mean. But the Church does. There is mortal sin, and there is venial sin (1 John 5:17). Mortal sin -- willful and of grave nature -- separates one from God, practically killing the soul. Venial sin -- all other -- must simply be cleansed, and it does not eternally separate us from Him. And this distinction is shown in the...
  • 7 Reasons the Old Testament is Neglected

    07/06/2014 3:19:13 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 60 replies
    Ligonier Ministry ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | David Murray
    “You’ll find our text this morning in the Old Testament…” I know this is a rare announcement on a Sunday morning, but when you heard it last, what did you think? “Oh no! Not another historical lecture.” “We’re going to get a whipping with the law today.” “Why? I came to church to hear about Jesus.” “What’s Israel and Babylon got to do with my family struggles?” Or maybe you didn’t just think it. You said it or emailed it to the pastor afterwards. And pastors are feeling the pressure. Some surveys put the ratio of Old Testament to New...
  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 904 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • How the ark changed shape

    02/13/2014 9:34:14 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 13, 2014 | Will Gore
    Dr Irving Finkel In 1985 a man called Douglas Simmonds brought a bag of miscellaneous antiquities to the British Museum for inspection. Dr Irving Finkel, the museum’s assistant keeper of ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures, went through the curiosities and quickly discovered that one of them, a small Babylonian tablet covered in cuneiform (an ancient form of script) was a historical document of great significance. As an expert in Assyriology and cuneiform, Finkel only needed to read the first few lines of this small, craggy tablet to realise that this was a segment of an ancient Mespotamian myth, the...
  • Jewish and Christian Bibles: A Comparative Chart

    11/04/2013 5:14:36 AM PST · by NYer · 60 replies
    Catholic Resources ^ | Felix Just, S.J.
    Introduction: Although the "New Testament" contains the same twenty-seven books for almost all Christians, there are some major and important differences between the "Hebrew Bible" (HB) used by Jews and different versions of the "Old Testament" (OT) used by various Christian churches and denominations: The foundational texts are different: Jewish Bibles are based on the HB; the OT section in Christian Bibles is arranged according to the order of books in the "Septuagint" (LXX), the ancient Greek version of the Jewish scriptures;however, the translations of individual OT books in Christian Bibles are now usually based on the texts of the...

    08/27/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Voice ^ | 08/27/2013 | Stephen Green.
    Dr Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. A few years back, she said, rightly, that homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. An open letter to Dr. Laura was penned and posted on the Internet. It has since done the rounds: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Dr. Laura, Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I...
  • In Shiloh, an intriguing discovery alludes to the Tabernacle

    07/03/2013 3:05:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | July 2, 2013
    Archaeologists discover holes carved into the ground in Shiloh which could have held the beams of The Tabernacle or Tent of Meeting, which, according to the Bible, housed the Ark of the Covenant. A model of the Tabernacle at Timna Park in Israel << 1 2 >> The Tabernacle or Tent of Meeting -- which, according to the Bible, housed the Ark of the Covenant -- was a temporary structure made of wooden beams and fabric, not materials cut out for thousands of years of survival. Nevertheless, undaunted, archaeologists have searched for evidence of the Tent of Meeting for years,...
  • Bill O’Reilly: The Bible contradicts itself

    03/02/2013 10:15:26 PM PST · by TBP · 249 replies
    WND ^ | 3/1/13 | Unknown
    Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, who is writing an upcoming book titled “Killing Jesus,” proclaimed on his program Wednesday night that “a lot of the Bible is allegorical,” and the New Testament Gospels contradict themselves. O’Reilly made the remarks during an interview with “Touched by an Angel” star Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, executive producers of “The Bible” TV miniseries which begins this Sunday night on the History Channel.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SEPTUAGINT, 01-14-13

    01/14/2013 8:06:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 01-14-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SEPTUAGINT The most important translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek. As the story goes, the Egyptian king, Ptolemy II (309-246 B.C.), sought a copy of Jewish law for his library. Eleazer, the Jewish high priest, sent six scholars from each of the Twelve Tribes to Alexandria to work on the translation. Because of the number of the scholars involved, their joint co-operative production was called the Septuagint, abbreviated LXX. The early Christians used the Septuagint as a basis for their belief in Jesus as the Messiah. As time went on, it steadily became a...
  • 8 Alleged Resting Places of the Ark of the Covenant

    10/20/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    IO9 ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    8 Alleged Resting Places of the Ark of the Covenant The Ark of the Covenant is an artifact associated with Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths. Depending on the source, the Ark holds the Ten Commandments, a staff that once became a snake, a portion of the Torah, and more. After the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem in the 6th Century B.C.E. (sic), the Ark of the Covenant disappeared from religious records. Where did it go? Here are eight incredible, conspiracy-minded theories. 1. The Tomb of King Tut A 1922 picture of the early excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun shows an...
  • Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown (Greek Mercenary Helmet, Circa 600 B.C.)

    02/28/2012 9:07:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Live Science ^ | 28 February 2012 | Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor
    Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown A Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail (or palmette), has been discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel. But how this helmet ended up at the bottom of the bay is a mystery. The helmet dates back around 2,600 years and likely belonged to a wealthy Greek mercenary who took part in a series of wars, immortalized in the Bible, which ravaged the region at that time. Archaeologists believe that he likely fought for an Egyptian pharaoh named Necho II. Dredging discovery...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: LABAN, 01-11-12

    01/11/2012 10:50:21 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies ^ | 01-11-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):LABAN Son of Bethuel, a descendant of Nahor from the land of the Aramaeans. When the aged Abraham sought a wife for his son Isaac, he sent a trusted servant back to his kinfolk to find a suitable wife. With Yahweh's help he chose Rebekah. Bethuel, her father, and Laban, her brother, willingly supported the choice and so Rebekah married Isaac (Genesis 24). Years later Jacob, the son of Isaac and Rebekah, was sent by his parents to live with his uncle in the hope that he would take one of Laban's daughters to be his...
  • What Jesus said about homosexuality -- Part 2

    12/01/2011 12:14:40 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-18-2011 | Dan Popp
    In my previous essay I tried to show how two of Jesus' teachings bear on the issue of whether He condones homosexual behavior. These were words directly from His mouth that deal with our question indirectly. In this article I plan to discuss an indirect way He addressed the direct issue, as well as a direct way He dealt with the matter directly. Yes, Jesus had a surprising amount to say about homosexuality. Jesus' commission: The Apostles speak for Him It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: to print the "Words of Christ in Red." But...
  • Old Testament Law (vanity)

    11/21/2011 12:43:59 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 396 replies
    Former Fetus
    I am getting ready to start a series in my Sunday school class on the Feasts of the Lord, as described in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus. We are Southern Baptists, but there are 3 Seven Day Adventists who attend my class. I know what's coming: we are going to get tangled up with discussing whether or not Christians must follow Old Testament Law. I know the SDAs worship on Saturdays, and at least these 3 people claim to eat kosher (although it seems that to them it just means avoiding pork). I would appreciate any suggestions as to how...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • Christian Apologist Responds to Atheist Richard Dawkins Old Testament 'Genocide' Claim

    10/28/2011 9:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2011 | By Justin L. Ayoub
    Christian apologist William Craig has offered a response to atheist intellectual Richard Dawkins who called him "a deplorable apologist for genocide" in his column last week. In a speech at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University on Tuesday, Craig responded to Dawkins' allegations during the question and answer session. “There was no racial war here, no command to kill them all,” he said, alluding to extermination of the Canaanites in the Old Testament, “the command was to drive them out.” He then said: “I would say that God has the right to give and take life as He sees fit....
  • Scholars seek to correct 'mistakes' in Bible (seems above-board & sincere)

    08/12/2011 9:04:39 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 55 replies
    msnbc ^ | 12 Aug | Friedman
    A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: The sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events happened. Scholars in this out-of-the-way corner of the Hebrew University campus have been quietly at work for 53 years on one of the most ambitious projects attempted in biblical studies — publishing the authoritative...
  • The Modern Hebrew Alphabet is Actually Aramaic

    04/09/2011 7:16:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 63 replies
    Hebrew Roots Project ^ | March 2011 | Reuven
    An example of ancient Hebrew script...a derivation of proto-Canaanite During the years I've been researching [My name is Reuven; An English teacher by profession, I...possess an insatiable desire to research anything pertaining to my Jewish roots. Born [and] raised in New York City, I have been an Israeli citizen for more than 30 years, and reside in the charming Galilian town of Karmiel] the Hebrew language and alphabet, I've been astounded to discover that the overwhelming majority of Jews and Christians - even observant ones - have been unaware of the existance of the original ancient Hebrew alphabet, the script...
  • [Why I Am Catholic: Because God Became Man (Despite His Flawed Human Ancestors)

    01/23/2011 2:58:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Why I Am ^ | Saturday, December 18, 2010 | Frank Weathers
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 Because God Became Man (Despite His Flawed Human Ancestors) Posted by Frank —Feast of Blessed Anthony GrassiThis day is just beginning, but I can't let it go forward without mentioning yesterdays Gospel reading. It is from Chapter 1 in Matthew and it is the genealogy of Jesus. Here the gospel writer goes to great pains to show that Our Lord and Savior is indeed descended from the line of King David. Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling with portraits of Our Lord's earthly ancestors. After reading this post, you may think that earthy is a better...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: NEBI'IM, 12-17-10

    12/17/2010 9:21:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 12-17-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):NEBI'IM The prophets or prophetical books of the Old Testament, as distinct from the Torah, or Law (Pentateuch), and the Ketubim, or hagiography. The Nebi'im are commonly divided into the early prophets (from Joshua to II Kings) and the later prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, and the twelve Minor Prophets. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Synod of Dhimmitude

    11/13/2010 3:32:56 PM PST · by bsaunders · 4 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | November 13. 2010 | B. Saunders
    The recent Synod called by the Vatican of the leaders of the Eastern Church and all the Christian denomination related or accepted to Catholicism from the Middle East was a very revealing occurrence. The final liturgical statement by Archbishop Cyril S. Bustros was, to say the least, quite disturbing to me as a Jew and a Zionist. The Archbishop’s statement that the Jews could no longer use Old Testament Biblical claims to verify the legitimacy of their claim to the Promised Land is ludicrous, not even the small part existing as a sliver of land bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea....
  • Christ’s Shadow in the Old Testament

    06/09/2010 7:52:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies · 32+ views
    Let it be a rule with us, in the reading of our Bibles, to study the types and ordinances of the Mosaic law with prayerful attention. They are all full of Christ. The altar--the scape-goat--the daily burnt-offering--the day of atonement, are all so many sign-posts pointing to the great sacrifice offered by our Lord on Calvary. Those who neglect to study the Jewish ordinances, as dark, dull, and uninteresting parts of the Bible, only show their own ignorance, and miss great advantages. Those who examine them with Christ as the key to their meaning, will find them full of Gospel...
  • "Cursed is the one who trusts in man"

    03/07/2010 11:49:23 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies · 285+ views
    The Bible ^ | Jeremiah
    5 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. 6 He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. 7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. 8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the...
  • Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Background Chart: Development of the Old Testament Canons

    03/01/2010 10:29:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 252+ views ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics Apologetics without apology! What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why? This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries. This is a set of lecture notes...
  • CNN Promotes Militant Atheist Richard Dawkins and His New Book

    11/25/2009 1:26:24 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 959+ views ^ | 11/25/2009 | Matthew Balan
    CNN correspondent Max Foster’s short report about Richard Dawkins on Tuesday’s Situation Room played more like a commercial which promoted the militant atheist’s new book. Despite Dawkins’s past inflammatory statements about Christianity, Foster only labeled him “an outspoken critic of creationism....[whose] atheist views have put him at the center of controversy” [audio clip available here]. Anchor Suzanne Malveaux’s introduction for the correspondent’s report highlighted the 150th anniversary of the printing of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species,” and how Dawkins was a “controversial successor [to Darwin] carrying the torch for evolution.” Foster gave a very basic description of Dawkins’s...
  • 5 Myths about 7 Books

    11/07/2009 9:04:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 49 replies · 929+ views ^ | 2001 | Mark P. Shea
    5 Myths about 7 Books  MARK SHEA Here are the answers to five common arguments Protestants give for rejecting the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament. People don't talk much about the deuterocanon these days. The folks who do are mostly Christians, and they usually fall into two general groupings: Catholics — who usually don't know their Bibles very well and, therefore, don't know much about the deuterocanonical books, and Protestants — who may know their Bibles a bit better, though their Bibles don't have the deuterocanonical books in them anyway, so they don't know anything about them either....
  • Man who circumcised four-year-old son guilty of negligence

    10/18/2009 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 10 replies · 907+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | October 18, 2009 | Ian Bailey
    A man who performed an amateur circumcision on his four-year-old son on the floor of the family kitchen has been found guilty of criminal negligence. The man, identified only as D.J.W. in a written B.C. Supreme Court ruling released this week, was found not guilty of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Justice Marion Allan said D.J.W. ought to have known better, partly because a circumcision he earlier performed on himself led to bleeding, sutures and infection. “The fact that the accused had previously ineptly circumcised himself exacerbates, rather than minimizes, his awareness of the risks of home circumcision...
  • Pastor praying for Obama's death sparks protests

    09/08/2009 7:04:30 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 55 replies · 1,629+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 9/7/2009 | KOMO-TV
    PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona pastor has triggered protests after preaching a sermon last month titled "Why I Hate Barack Obama." Dozens of demonstrators gathered Sunday outside Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe to protest the message preached by the Rev. Steven Anderson.
  • Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam?

    06/08/2009 11:04:36 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 198 replies · 2,785+ views
    “There is far more violence in the Bible than in the Qur’an; the idea that Islam imposed itself by the sword is a Western fiction, fabricated during the time of the Crusades when, in fact, it was Western Christians who were fighting brutal holy wars against Islam.” So announces former nun and self-professed “freelance monotheist,” Karen Armstrong. This quote sums up the single most influential argument currently serving to deflect the accusation that Islam is inherently violent and intolerant: All monotheistic religions, proponents of such an argument say, and not just Islam, have their fair share of violent and intolerant...
  • Radio Replies Volume One: Old Testament Difficulties [Part 3]

    05/09/2009 2:14:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 805+ views ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Old Testament Difficulties 140. How could God harden Pharaoh's heart and then punish him for not letting the Jews go? The sense is that God permitted Pharaoh to harden his own heart. It is but a Jewish mode of speaking. Exod. VIII., 15, says, "And Pharaoh hardened his own heart." God sent Moses to ask Pharaoh to let the Jews go, and that means that He meant Pharaoh to do so. God would not, therefore, have deliberately prevented Pharaoh from doing so. God permitted Pharaoh to harden his own heart, just as He permits men to sin even in...
  • Radio Replies Volume One: Old Testament Difficulties [Part 1]

    05/06/2009 9:28:05 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 774+ views ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Old Testament Difficulties 116. I believe in the New Testament, but not in the Old Testament. There are things in the New Testament just as hard to believe as many things in the Old Testament, and on your principle you should reject much of the New Testament itself. Yet let us act on your admission that you do accept the New Testament. Christ and the Apostles had the same Old Testament as we have today. They treat it always as the inspired Word of God in its totality. Christ, the Son of God, would have been the first to...
  • Radio Replies Volume One: Old Testament Difficulties [Part 2]

    05/07/2009 8:31:44 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 756+ views ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Old Testament Difficulties 128. That Ark surely is a fable or symbol. Even on the measurements given it could never have contained all said to be in it. It is not a fable, although it does symbolize the Catholic Church in which souls are saved from the moral flood of sin. It was over 400 feet long, 70 wide, and 40 deep. The flood was most probably local, and the animals were of various types from the region only of its occurrence. We are not obliged to believe that all living animals were represented, nor that all animals outside...
  • The Holy Bible (multiple translations, links on 1 page)

    02/16/2009 8:50:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies · 779+ views ^ | February 16, 2009 | Vanity
    This is a great reference source for Bible study and general online reading. Links to all Books and Chapters are on one page which makes this very helpful. Also there are audios of a number of translations. Here are links to some of the more popular and reliable English language translations. 1. New International Version - 2. New American Standard Bible - 3. New King James - 4. Amplified Bible - 5. Holman Christian Standard Bible - 6. King James Version -
  • An Act of Abortion? In The Bible?

    01/26/2009 7:49:31 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies · 1,395+ views
    01/26/2009 | Responsibility2nd
    Abortion is not new. The act of murdering unwanted infants dates back to ancient times. In the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, we find a record of an abortion and God's reaction to it. Read Ezekiel Chapter 16:1-14 1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, confront Jerusalem with her detestable practices 3 and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says to Jerusalem: Your ancestry and birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4 On the day you were born your cord was...
  • Why Christmas Matters

    12/23/2008 1:36:17 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 3 replies · 307+ views
    American Sentinel ^ | December 23, 2008 | Michael Eden
    Christmas is quite simply the most significant holiday in the world. It would be difficult to come up with a single day or event that is more celebrated globally than Christmas. And, in a way, every single human being celebrates Christmas every single day whether they like it or not, as our very calender is a recognition of that day when Christ came to the world: Anno Domini Nostri Iesu (Jesu) Christi ("In the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ"). But what is it about this day? Why do people all over the world give gifts to one another? Is...
  • Archeologists 'find King Solomon's mines'

    10/28/2008 5:24:34 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies · 1,534+ views ^ | 10/29/2008
    IN a discovery straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, archeologists believe they have uncovered one of the lost mines of King Solomon. The vast copper mine lies in an arid valley in modern-day Jordan and was created in the 10th century BC - around the time Solomon is believed to have ruled over the ancient Hebrews. The mines are enormous and would have generated a huge income for the king, who is famed for bringing extraordinary wealth and stability to the newly united kingdom of Israel and Judah. The announcement will reopen the debate about how much of the...
  • Take care whem mocking Old Testament

    06/28/2008 3:05:19 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 44 replies · 408+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | June 22, 2008 | Art Marmorstein
    The religious left of this country seems to delight in mocking the laws of the Old Testament and in making fun of anyone who thinks that these laws should be regarded as part of the inspired word of God. It's amazing how often their sneering attempts at humor simply ignore long-established Christian ideas on how to study the Old Testament and how to apply it to our lives. Jesus and the apostles themselves emphasized the importance of the Hebrew scriptures. Jesus told his followers that he hadn't come to destroy the law or the prophets but to fulfill them. The...
  • OTC – Old Testament Challenge - Message 1

    01/13/2008 10:18:08 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 14 replies · 160+ views
    My sermon notes | 9/5/07 | By John Ortberg with Kevin & Sherry Harney, preached by Charlie Dean
    OTC – Old Testament Challenge Sources: Old Testament Challenge 1 – Creating a New Community Discussion Guide By John Ortberg with Kevin & Sherry Harney On line links: Northwoods Community Church Willow Creek Church Charlie Dean’s Blog Part 1 – Genesis through Deuteronomy – Life-Changing Stories From the Pentateuch This series is being covered by Northwoods Community Church in Peoria Illinois. I’ll transcribe the messages and add material from the small group discussion guide. Message 1 – 9/5/2007 – Charlie Dean “God’s Greatest Dream” See the links for resources, the Reading Guide and the Discussion Guide ....
  • Professor Cites Bible in Faulting Tax Policies

    12/26/2007 6:24:35 AM PST · by hripka · 6 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/25/2007 | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
    At a time when some voters are asking how the religious views of candidates will shape their policies, a professor’s discovery of how little tax the biggest landowners in her state paid to finance the government has prompted some other legal scholars to scour religious texts to explore the moral basis of tax and spending policies. The professor, Susan Pace Hamill, is an expert at tax avoidance for small businesses and teaches at the University of Alabama Law School. She also holds a degree in divinity from a conservative evangelical seminary, where her master’s thesis explored how Alabama’s tax-and-spend policies...
  • Nothing Old About (Rabbi Shmueley Boteach: Values Of Hebrew Bible Are Universal And Timeless)

    11/25/2007 7:22:05 PM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 191+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/25/2007 | Rabbi Shmueley Boteach
    A few weeks ago I attended the annual dinner of the National Bible Association, which admirably seeks to promote the reading of the Bible across the United States. I was seated at a table with other Orthodox rabbis, one of whom had kindly invited me. Things did not go smoothly. One of the honorees was a Jewish-born Christian chaplain from the armed forces who spoke of his conversion away from Judaism and how he had chosen Jesus as his personal Messiah. Fair enough. People are free to believe what they want and, sadly, there are Jews who, sometimes out of...