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  • No Condemnation...Romans 8

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.(Romans 8:1-4)One thing I...
  • Skeletons halt work on clinic

    11/09/2010 6:57:31 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Edinburgh Evening News ^ | October 28, 2010 | Adam Morris
    It is a major public sector building project which has been delayed, causing headaches for bosses and the public. But it is decapitated skeletons and 2000-year-old forts rather than red tape and swelling costs that have caused the hold-up for the new health centre in Musselburgh... significant Roman remains were discovered... human remains, the bones of horses and weapons and culinary tools. Archeologists there said the "unique" finds, among the most impressive ever discovered in Scotland from that period, will help build a picture not only of Roman activity in Musselburgh from 140AD, but improve the wider understanding of life...
  • Pompeii's House of Gladiators collapses

    11/07/2010 4:00:26 PM PST · by Islander7 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | BBC
    A house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has collapsed, raising concerns about Italy's state support for its archaeological heritage. --------------------- Video at the link
  • "Justification: It's What Holds the Reformation Together" (Sermon on Romans 3:19-28)

    10/30/2010 9:08:56 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 31, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Justification: It’s What Holds the Reformation Together” (Romans 3:19-28)Today is Reformation Day. It was on this day 493 years ago, on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, thus sparking the great Reformation of the Christian church. We are the heirs of that Reformation, blessed to be so, and so we join with Lutherans all around the globe today in celebrating that historic event and all the blessings of pure doctrine and sound practice that came from it. How do we celebrate the Reformation? By believing in and...
  • The Divided Soul...Romans 7

    If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that...
  • The Divided Soul...Romans 7

    10/15/2010 3:31:31 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that...
  • The Law is Spiritual,I am Carnal...Romans 7

    For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.(Romans 7:14-15)The seventh chapter of Romans was not written to relate Paul’s inward struggle with sin. The chapter is famous for this passage but often the overall point of the teaching is missed. Romans 7 is written to show that the right and true as it...
  • The Horror of Sin....Romans 7

    Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.(Romans 7:12-13) We have been discussing the function of God’s law in the light of salvation, and there have been questions raised by this discussion. Are we saying the Law of God has been done away with ? Is the Law Sin, as Paul’s detractors accused him of teaching? It is understandable...
  • Let Not Sin Reign...Romans 6

    Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.(Romans 6:12-14) Up until now in our study of Romans, we have been looking at the doctrine of the Gospel. The doctrine of the fall of man, the teaching about the Law,...
  • He That Has Died Is Free From Sin...Romans 6

    For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.For he that is dead is freed from sin. (Romans 6:5-7) The Bible teaches us that sin is a multi-faceted horror. We know from 1 John, that sin is the transgression of the Law of God, Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.(I John 3:4) We...
  • Co-Death and Co Resurrection...Romans 6

    Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection:(Romans 6:3-5) The very question, “shall we continue in sin that grace may abound ?”, betrays a lack of understanding as to what...
  • The Reigns of Sin and Grace...Romans 5

    That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.(Romans 5:21) Paul has been making the point that Adam and Jesus are comparable in their effect on the human race. They alone were each able to do something that effected the whole human race. The first Adam defied God in the garden, as our representative, he basically said,”Not your will but mine be done!” as he grasped after godhood. Adam’s one act of disobedience plunged the whole human race under condemnation and judgment from God.By him death came...
  • The One Sin and the Only Obedience...Romans 5

    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God,...
  • The Offense and the Free Gift...Romans 5

    But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life...
  • The One Sin and the Only Obedience...Romans 5

    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God,...
  • In Adam...Romans 5

    09/16/2010 11:21:06 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 36 replies
    For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life….Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Romans 5:10,12) We have been looking at Paul’s teaching about assurance,in Romans 5 . Because of the resurrection of Jesus, we have been justified by faith, and brought into a new status of grace, which empowers us to rejoice even in trials, knowing that we have been...
  • We Glory in Tribulations...Romans 5

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; (Romans 5:1-3) Romans 5 is a chapter all about the assurance of salvation. Because of our justification, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we now have peace with God. Our conscience has been informed that something effective has been done to reconcile us to God, our sins...
  • State of Grace...Romans 5

    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(Romans 5:1-2) We have been studying the gospel of God. We started with the bad news, that all men stand condemned, Jew and Gentile alike, having sinned and coming short of the glory of God. God has made a way, of necessity a righteous way, to justify ungodly sinners before Him. That way is in the person of His Son, our substitute in judgment...
  • Abraham's Faith...Romans 4

    09/07/2010 5:16:05 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong...
  • Nothing to Brag about...Romans 3

    Nothing to Brag about…Romans 3 by billrandles Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.(Romans 3:27-28) Why is it that God requires faith and not works? Why is it that God’s salvation is only accessible to those who believe in His gospel ? Part od the answer to this question is in the quote above. We have seen that man is so bankrupt, he is so estranged from God and corrupted, that there is...
  • God's Holiness and Love...Romans 3

    08/26/2010 9:13:36 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 15 replies · 1+ views
    God’s Holiness and Love …Romans 3 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God . To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.(Romans 3:24-26) God is Holy. That means that He has an infinite aversion to sin, evil, sinners, and all that is false. He utterly hates rebellion, unbelief,...
  • Every Mouth Silenced...Romans 3

    Every Mouth Silenced…Romans 3 Posted on August 10, 2010 by billrandles Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.(Romans 3: 19-20) We come to the conclusion of the teaching of Romans 1-3, which is the universality of sin. All are condemned as sinners by the Holy God. The references cited...
  • What Righteousness looks like...Romans 2

    08/01/2010 6:17:27 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies · 3+ views
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 07-29-10 | Bill Randles
    (God) Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life, But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness,indignation and wrath,(Romans 2:6-8) The Infinite, personal God of the Bible, is going to judge the world in Righteousness. The standard is absolute perfection, it could be no less. “The Righteousness that he requires, is the righteousness his righteousness requires him to require…”(anon). Put aside the question of Jew or Gentile, and consider, what does Righteousness according...
  • Description of The Damned...Romans 2

    08/01/2010 6:04:41 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 07-30-10 | Bill Randles
    Description of the Damned…Romans 2 Posted on July 31, 2010 by billrandles But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:For there is no respect of persons with God Romans 2:8-11 Romans is the teaching about Righteousness. It answers the question, how can sinners be made ‘right with God’? And in...
  • Exchanging the Natural Use... Romans 1

    07/29/2010 6:28:18 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ | 07-23-10 | Bill Randles
    Exchanging the Natural Use...Romans 1 http://billrandles.worpress.com ^ | 07-25-10 | Bill Randles Posted on July 24, 2010 8:30:47 PM CDT by pastorbillrandles Exchanging the Natural Use…Romans 1 Posted on July 23, 2010 by billrandles For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.And even as they...
  • Being Moral isn't the same as being Holy

    ...Romans chapter one and chapter two are akin to Jesus’ story of the prodigal Son. The last part of Romans 1 addresses the ungodly, out of control prodigal, longing to eat pig slop and totally lost! But Romans 2 addresses the older brother, equally lost but unaware of the fact, because externally, he’s all right! Making moral motions such as judgment of right, wrong, ugly and beautiful is not the same as being saved! Even moral and good people need to be saved. Paul says that you who judge the godless “do the same”- what could Paul mean by that?...
  • Moral isn't The Same As Holy...Romans 2

    07/27/2010 5:05:14 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Moral Isn’t the Same as Holy…Romans 2:1-11 Posted on July 27, 2010 by billrandles Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.(Romans 2:1) Being disgusted by the squalid effects of the morally ruined, spiritually bankrupt, reprobate world we have created for ourselves and our unfortunate children and grandchildren can be deceiving. It is normal and healthy to feel moral repugnance at the twisted,perverse ,obscene media culture of today, but that does not equate to being Righteous ourselves. That is the point...
  • Why The Godless Love Company...Romans 1

    07/26/2010 9:58:13 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies · 6+ views
    Why the Godless Love Company…Romans 1 Posted on July 26, 2010 by billrandles …Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.Romans 1:30-31 The last half of Romans chapter 1 is a Divine analysis of the psychology of unbelief. Why godlessness? The answer is that it is not ignorance or lack of evidence, but rather it is nothing less than a refusal to believe, and that in spite of both external(Creation, and...
  • Why the Godless Love Company...Romans 1

    07/26/2010 12:37:27 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Why the Godless Love Company…Romans 1 Posted on July 26, 2010 by billrandles …Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.Romans 1:30-31 The last half of Romans chapter 1 is a Divine analysis of the psychology of unbelief. Why godlessness? The answer is that it is not ignorance or lack of evidence, but rather it is nothing less than a refusal to believe, and that in spite of both external(Creation, and...
  • Exchanging the Natural Use...Romans 1

    07/24/2010 6:30:47 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 20 replies · 3+ views
    http://billrandles.worpress.com ^ | 07-25-10 | Bill Randles
    Exchanging the Natural Use…Romans 1 Posted on July 23, 2010 by billrandles For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which...
  • Exchanging the natural use...Romans 1

    Exchanging the Natural Use…Romans 1 Posted on July 23, 2010 by billrandles For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which...
  • Romans Ch 13, Caesar, and The Fed (Vanity)

    07/23/2010 2:01:08 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    My own writings | July 23, 2010 | John Leland 1789
    Compare Romans 13:1-7 with Matthew 22:17-22. Obedience to this passage will require the Bible-believing student to examine the governmental system alongside which he strives to serve the Lord in the country where he lives. Romans 13 is used most often by preachers trying to convince church members to: 1. Pay income taxes; 2. Don't rock the boat. Get any license the civil authorities say they require; 3. Subject even the operation of God's churches to the scrutinies of unregenerate civil bureaucrats. None of these are included in the purposes for the writing of Romans chapter 13!! The Roman Empire during...
  • Did God Establish Obama's Presidency?

    07/17/2010 8:23:20 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 81 replies · 1+ views
    7-17-10 | Self
    This is a tough nut. For those Christians out there, especially bible-reading...Romans says all rulers are established by God. So what does established mean and was Obama, "established by God"? My opinion is established may literally mean, "allowed to happen", or, "didn't prevent it from happening". I have a hard time as a Christian believing a deceiving, white man hating dictator would be put in place by God. Allowed to happen for other reasons, perhaps to somehow unite all citizenry to put him out of power, perhaps. I also believe Obama violates minimally two biblical tenets of loving thy neighbor...
  • Romans killed dozens of unwanted babies at English 'brothel'

    06/29/2010 8:48:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies
    Mail Online ^ | June 26, 2010 | Sam Greenhill
    A farmer's field in Buckinghamshire has yielded a grisly secret  -  it was the burial ground for nearly 100 tiny babies slaughtered by the Romans. The site is suspected of being an ancient brothel and the 97 newborns could have been the unwanted babies of prostitutes, experts say. With little or no effective contraception available to the Romans, who also considered infanticide less shocking than it is today, they may have simply murdered the children as soon as they were born. The Yewden Villa excavations at Hambleden in 1912. Archaelogists have found the remains of 97 babies at the site...
  • Has *GOD* blinded people to Obama or Homosexuality who deny his laws and Christ..

    06/28/2010 1:12:21 PM PDT · by TaraP · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | June 28th, 2010 | TaraP
    I know we are all living in *Immoral and Perilous times* on earth, as we near the tribulation period. As we embark on these last days Christ warned us about my question is: "Why have so many people turned a blind eye to Obama"? It's like people today could really care less where he was born, or if can prove without doubt his educational records, citizenship or any other un-answered questions about who he truly is...Who are the ones that don't care? *The GODLESS* JOHN 12:40 He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see...
  • Genes set Jews apart, study finds (European Jews Descended from Ancient Roman Converts?)

    06/10/2010 9:08:00 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 105 replies · 646+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2010 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    The Jewish people, according to archaeologists, originated in Babylon and Persia between the 4th and 6th centuries BC. The modern-day Jews most closely related to that original population are those in Iran, Iraq and Syria, whose closest non-Jewish relatives are the Druze, Bedouins and Palestinians, the study found. Sometime in that period, the Middle Eastern and European Jews diverged and the European branch began actively proselytizing for converts. At the height of the Roman Empire, about 10% of the empire's population was Jewish, although the bulk of them were converts. Some Khazars were also incorporated during this period. "That explains...
  • 700-year-old cave carvings with links to Knights Templar at risk as worms eat walls

    04/05/2010 8:23:54 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 879+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4 April 2010 | anon
    Mysterious carvings inside a hidden cavern linked to the Knights Templar are in danger of disappearing before their riddle is solved. Having survived more than 700 years, the religious decorations in the ancient cave at Royston, Hertfordshire, are under attack from an infestation of worms eating the chalk walls behind them. The beehive-shaped chamber was hewn out of a 180ft-thick seam of chalk and extends 30ft beneath the centre of the market town, underneath a betting shop. It was uncovered by chance during building work in 1742 and the depictions of biblical scenes and portraits of Christian martyrs inside it...
  • Media's Obsession With 'Multicultural Britain'

    02/28/2010 10:30:01 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 368+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/28/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On February 27 the Times Online from Britain published what it hailed as amazing proof that 4th century Britain was "multicultural" and "diverse" during the Roman occupation of the island nation. This "new" revelation came from a recent scientific investigation into the burial in York of an African woman. The problem with this whole report is that it does not at all show that Britain was "multicultural" in the 4th century. The truth is the newspaper misapplied the word "multicultural" to this burial in an effort to celebrate the politically correct ideal of multiculturalism as it exists today. There is...
  • Two thousand year old Roman aqueduct discovered

    01/25/2010 3:39:35 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 57 replies · 1,646+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/25/2008 | Nick Squires in Rome
    Pair of British amateur archaeologists believe they have found the hidden source of a Roman aqueduct 1,900 years after it was inaugurated by the Emperor Trajan. The underground spring lies behind a concealed door beneath an abandoned 13th century church on the shores of Lake Bracciano, 35 miles north of Rome. Exploration of the site has shown that water percolating through volcanic bedrock was collected in underground grottoes and chambers and fed into a subterranean aqueduct, the Aqua Traiana, which took it all the way to the imperial capital. Prof. Lorenzo Quilici in the Aqua Traiana Centuries later, it provided...
  • Obama 'like Romans who destroyed Jewish Temples' (Jews read Lamentations at U.S. consulate)

    07/29/2009 3:22:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1,034+ views
    WND ^ | 7/29/09 | Aaron Klien
    JERUSALEM – Marking the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, about a thousand Jewish protesters today read the biblical book of Lamentations in front of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to protest against the Obama administration's demand to freeze Jewish construction in eastern sections of the city. Tonight marks the fasting day of Tisha B'Av, or the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av. It commemorates a series of tragedies that befell the Jewish people all on the same day, most significantly the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, which occurred about 656 years apart on...
  • Don't Pray For America

    06/12/2009 2:50:17 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 8 replies · 452+ views
    Rapturealert.com ^ | Undated | Jack Kelley
    "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1Cor. 2:9) In the time just before the Babylonian captivity, the people of Judah were certain that God would not permit the Babylonians to conquer them. “After all,” they said, “we're God's people. His Temple is in our midst. Surely He will spare us.” Their leaders encouraged them to think this way and false prophets assured them that everything would soon be normal again. Even when the Babylonian armies were at the very gates of Jerusalem they were expecting...
  • English Standard Version Verse of the Day

    06/09/2009 11:07:06 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 151+ views
    Romans 10:17 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
  • English Standard Version Verse of the Day

    05/17/2009 3:34:38 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies · 337+ views
    Romans 1:16-17 The Righteous Shall Live by Faith 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
  • "Passion Prediction, Passion Production" (Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent)

    03/07/2009 5:07:45 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 774+ views
    March 8, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Passion Prediction, Passion Production” (Mark 8:27-38; Romans 5:1-11)One of the themes of Lent, as we head toward Holy Week, is the approaching Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Does that word jump out at you a little bit, “Passion”? It should. Usually when we use the word “passion” in our culture, we’re talking about strong emotion. For example, “The artist went about his work with great passion, painting through the night,” or “The young woman was overcome with passion and fell head over heels in love.” “Passion,” as we most often use the term, is associated with either zeal or...
  • 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 Snoke’s 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 don’t 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...
  • Early chemical warfare comes to light

    01/12/2009 7:37:48 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 633+ views
    ScienceNews ^ | 11 Jan 2009 | Bruce Bower
    Roman soldiers defending a Middle Eastern garrison from attack nearly 2,000 years ago met the horrors of war in a most unusual place. Inside a cramped tunnel beneath the site’s massive front wall, enemy fighters stacked up nearly two dozen dead or dying Romans and set them on fire, using substances that gave off toxic fumes and drove away Roman warriors just outside the tunnel. The attackers, members of Persia’s Sasanian culture that held sway over much of the region in and around the Middle East from the third to the seventh centuries, adopted a brutally ingenious method for penetrating...
  • Ceramic Roman Lamp Of 1st Century Shows Gynecological Examination

    12/23/2008 4:52:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies · 943+ views
    MedIndia ^ | Tuesday, December 23, 2008 | ANI
    A group of archaeologists has found in the northern Spanish region of Leon a ceramic lamp dating from the beginning of the 1st century that shows a representation of the gynecological exam performed on a sick woman. A report by the Latin American Herald Tribune said that the find is of an oil lamp, which according to Archaeology professor at Madrid's Universidad Complutense Angel Morillo, is a unique find without parallel in the Roman world. It is an exceptional piece that illustrates the presence of doctors in the city, and - specifically - a military hospital, according to Morillo. On...
  • Limestone altar Discovered at Dalheim Roman Dig [Luxembourg]

    11/03/2008 6:52:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies · 477+ views
    Station Network ^ | Thursday, October 30, 2008 | unattributed
    Following previous archaelogical discoveries at the Dalheim dig, another artefact has been discovered. The site of the former Gallo-Roman baths has now produced what is described as an "exceptional archaeological discovery". The National Museum of History and Art (MNHA), led by the young German archaeologist Heike Posch and overseen by the curator John Krier, has uncovered fragments of a large 1.3m high limestone altar. The discovery dates from the 3rd century AD and has a Latin inscription showing that the altar was dedicated to the goddess Fortuna. The text over 10 lines mentions not only the people of Ricciacum vicus,...
  • Archaeologists Discover an Ancient Egyptian Temple near Pomorie [ Roman Empire era Bulgaria ]

    10/20/2008 5:47:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 446+ views
    News.BG (Bulgarian News) ^ | October 16, 2008 | Diana Stoykova
    Remains of a temple complex dedicated to the cult of Isis and Osiris were discovered in the Paleokastro region in Pomorie. The temple dates back from the second century A.C., announced Burgasinfo. The building was built on the grounds of an ancient Thracian pagan temple, claim the archaeologists. "There are many temples in Bulgaria, connected to Isis and Osiris, but this is the first temple complex, discovered through the means of archaeology", explains Sergey Torbanov, leader of the diggings. During this season the main street in Anhialo was also discovered. The site of the diggings is put under security. The...
  • Ancient Roman stadium open

    10/12/2008 7:28:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 603+ views
    UPI ^ | October 10, 2008 | unattributed
    The Roman stadium where Emperor Antoninus Pius staged Rome's version of the Olympic Games will be open this weekend for the first time in almost 500 years. Archaeologists have so far excavated half of the stadium, which was built of volcanic rock around 142 A.D. near Naples, and was buried by volcanic ash in 1538 following an eruption by Mount Nuovo, ANSA reported Friday. "Like the great Italian culture capitals of Florence, Venice, Rome and Urbino, Pozzuoli can also take advantage of its illustrious past, which is reflowering from the bowels of the earth," said Pozzuoli Mayor Pasquale Giacobbe. In...