Palm Reading: Divine Truth or Mortal Fraud?

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    HISTORY has it that human beings have always had a craving to foresee what lies ahead.

    And so we are very familiar with the image of a gypsy woman decorated with exaggerated accessories were on her [alms are cards with different images.

    In eras past, people will not embark on anything without consulting a fortuneteller. But since science has discovered a lot, divination is no longer believed by many. Fortune telling began as early as 400 BC. Historians believe that every culture had developed its various forms of soothsaying. During the ancient period, the Greeks had oracles for predicting their future while medieval kings had wizards or astrologers to consult. More forms evolved as years passed.

    Tarot card reading was believed to have originated in China and India. Astrology, which is divination through the use of heavenly bodies such as sun, moon, and stars, originated, and widely spread in Egypt.

    Numerology, the interpretation of numbers, dates, or anything that deals with numbers, started in Babylon and Greece. Palmistry is the interpretation or prediction of the future through looking to one’s palms — its lines, curves and other marks which may create meaning. It was proven that the interest of people in palmistry began even during the Stone Age.

    In the Philippines, three can be identified as most common — the card reading with the use of playing cards, the use of tarot cards, and palmistry. If a person walks through San Pedro St. in Davao City in front of the Sanggunian Bldg., one would notice many fortune-tellers.

    The more popular among them is Kuya Romy who earns P30 for every interpretation of a pair of palms. He claims to have been sent by God to share his knowledge and to help people see their future. He uses Bible verses to defend his passion for fortune-telling, like what’s found in Proverbs 2:2-6, which he quotes: “Ang kaalam used Takahiro so among kinabuhi Nga antidote ug may magtultol kanimo a book kinabuhi Aaron Dili ka maunsa (Wisdom is what will make your life beautiful and lead you throughout your life so you will not go wrong).”

    A check with the Bible shows the verses read: “So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding…”

    People from different walks of life “consult” him by allowing him to interpret not just their palms but even their dreams.

    According to Ronnie Ellizar, one of his customers, he believes in what Kuya Rody said since he predicted Ronnie’s past, present’ and future dreams. He said Kuya Rody is 99% accurate but he is uncertain whether he’s coming back or not.

    One thing bothered Ronnie. Kuya Rody told him he will meet an accident soon and refuses to give more details saying if he wants to know more, then he has to pay an additional P100.

    This is a form of deceit.

    Another customer said that she was quite hesitant in believing some of his divinations, especially about the future. Also, she said Kuya Rody was only 60% accurate. But she adds, the way he talks and delivers his message are well organized and delivered so smoothly, it helps in making some people believe in his soothsaying.

    Mr. Joey Francis Dalumpines, another customer, was disappointed declared Kuya Rody as bogus. He claimed that Kuya Rody’s hunches were based on his physical appearance and some were just common and usual attributes or characteristics that a lad would have. He said he would not come back.

    While many people believe in fortune-telling, the Church does not favor this.

    According to Pastor Romeo Jardinel from the Gladiola Missionary Baptist Church, we should not put our faith in divinations since it may mean that we do not trust the Lord our God for our destiny.

    One verse he cited can be found in Deuteronomy 18:10-13 where it says, “There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God.”

    Even Muslims do not promote fortune-telling. A verse in the Qur’an mentions that these soothsayers deny what their prophet had revealed for them and that those who believe in them will not be accepted in paradise.

    While many people still believe in divination, many have also relied and trusted on what God has prepared for them.

    Source by Cyndall Velasquez

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    Archaeology Confirms the Bible

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    The Bible contains 66 books written over a 1500-year period of time by 44 different authors. The authenticity of its stories and of the people that lived in its history has been authenticated by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948. The scrolls date back to 150-170 BC and contain all or parts of the Old Testament books except the book of Esther. Many other discoveries have helped vindicate many details of the Bible that had been scoffed at by higher critics:

    The Cyrus Cylinder, discovered in 1879, records Cyrus’ overthrow of Babylon and his subsequent deliverance of the Jewish captives.

    The Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799 in Egypt by Napoleon’s scientists, was written in three languages: hieroglyphics, demotic, and Greek. It unlocked the mystery of the hieroglyphics which have helped confirm the authenticity of the Bible.

    The Moabite Stone discovered in 1868 at Dibon, Jordan, confirmed Moabite attacks on Israel as recorded in 2 Kings 1 and 3.

    The Lachish Letters, discovered in 1932-1938, 24 miles north of Beersheba, described the attack of Nebuchadnezzar on Jerusalem in 586 BC.

    Archeological Excavations

    The Bible’s authenticity is also evidenced by archeological excavations that prove the existence of names of people and cities found in the Bible. The discovery of the city of Petra, for example, helped confirm the authenticity of the Bible’s record.

    In addition, many of the Bible’s prophecies have already come true. Prophecies concerning Babylon (Isaiah 13:19-22), Tyre (Ezekiel 26:3-5), Sidon (Ezekiel 28:21-23), Cyrus (Ezra 4:3; 5:13-14; Isaiah 44:28; 45:1), Medo Persia (Daniel 8:20-21), Greece (Daniel 8:20-21), and Jesus’ birthplace Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) have all been fulfilled exactly as predicted. These fulfilled prophecies are an extremely strong argument for the trustworthiness of the Bible. They signify that we can trust the prophecies concerning the Antichrist and other end-time prophecies.

    Unity of Scripture

    Another evidence of the Bible’s inspiration is found in its cohesive unity. In more than 3000 places, the Bible declares itself inspired. It does not contradict itself.

    The prophecies of the Bible in cases such as Babylon, Tyre, Petra, and Egypt, as well as the Messianic prophecies, vindicate the Bible’s authenticity.

    The Bible has survived centuries and even millennia. Despite all the attempts of Satan to hide it, destroy it, and make it inaccessible to the common person, the Bible has been preserved by God.

    “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever” (Psalm 12:6-7). Jesus also promises that “heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

    But what does the Bible have to say about its inspiration? From where does it say it gets its revelation?

    2 Peter 1:21 says, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

    In fact, the Bible states emphatically that, “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

    When this was written, it was primarily referring to the Old Testament. Those that say that the Old Testament, or the Gospels, or other parts of the Bible are no longer applicable to us, are incorrect. The entire Bible exists for our edification. The Scriptures point to Jesus and His solution to our sin problem.

    From Genesis to Revelation, Jesus is revealed in His various forms. In the Pentateuch (the first five books), Jesus is revealed. In Genesis, Christ is our Creator. In Exodus, Christ is our Sanctuary, our Haven, and our Deliverer. In Leviticus, Christ is our Sacrifice and Judge. In Numbers, Christ is our Guide. And in Deuteronomy, Christ is revealed as our Reward. In the books of Revelation and Daniel, we see Christ as our Judge. And we find these aspects of Christ revealed throughout the Bible.

    Psalm 119:160 says, “Thy word is true from the beginning.”

    In John 17:17 we read, “thy word is truth.”

    The greatest evidence of the Bible’s inspiration is evidenced in the Christ it reveals and the changes in those who study it (John 5:39; Acts 4:12; Matthew 11:26-28).

    Source by Walter J. Veith

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    God’s Will in Getting Your Ex Back

     

    The battle to get your ex back should not just be one-way traffic, which is based only on your feelings, peoples’ opinion not even from books but on following God’s will for your life. We come in contact with so many people in our short stay here on earth, but not all these people are meant to be with us for a very long time, some are placed here by God to just serve a specific purpose and when they’re through, God’s will just move them to another assignment, so it is important to know what is the will of God for that special person that has come into our lives and he or she is now gone maybe we are not so sure what purpose they have come to serve in our life.

    For everything in life a time will come to prove us, whether we deserve some kind of things in our life for a particular time or not and God is a humorous God, “he promised the Israelis, Canaan but he also told them to contend in battle with the Canaanites that will inevitably cost some lives sometimes defeat but also the promises of God never fails”. God’s promise is that nobody will lack his or her mate, but we know that a love relationship may sometimes not be a bed of roses, this definitely isn’t God’s will but how do you prove that getting your love relationship is God’s will and applying all the skills you know is following after God’s will for your life.

    The outline below are some steps to determine if you are in the right direction:

    Step 1: following God’s plan for your life will not be layout as in the content of a book but by obeying God’s instruction per time is needful, because “God will not give you a new instruction except the last one as been obeyed”

    Step 2: After the breakup, have you prayed about your situation, “most times we think God should see our situation and act on our behalf but God doesn’t work like that”, you have to ask. If yes, were you justified to have allowed your girlfriend or boyfriend to go, if no, why not ask God to give you the courage to talk to your ex, so that both of you can get back together.

    Step 3: this would have to take some deep thinking because the most time we are blinded by love or we are simply not observant, the question is was the relationship abusive in any way, if yes is the person willing and trying to change? If no, are you ready to go through such a life for a lifetime? It has been said that “God will not do for you what he has given you the power to do” If you’re really sure of God’s will concerning your ex, why not go all out to get him or her back.

    Step 4: if this person comes back to your life what difference will it make if you are able to determine the extent of this person important in your life it will go a long way in determining the amount of work that you will be willing to do and sacrifice you are going to pay.

    Finally, in trying to win you ex back are you trying too hard to please this person and he or she is not acknowledging your effort or even your presence, why not give your ex a break, watch as events unfold, because most times what a person wants is not clear until he or she miss it, they will always come back looking for you, and most importantly be prayerful, because prayer moves the hand that moves the world, you and your ex inclusive.

    For proven ways in following God’s will for your life and easy steps to win your ex back, click here.

    Source by Akinola Iroko

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    Mary Magdalene, Queen of Heaven

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    Coming to Earth on a mission from God, the Queen of Heaven has endured since the creation of the Universe in order to bring the children back home. She was the Almighty’s first born, long before all others came to be. In order for her to have an equal in power to rule alongside, the Lord created her perfect mate, the King of Heaven Immanuel. Together they oversee and bring forward God’s Plan to gather those kicked out of Heaven during the revolt, and return them to their origin on Judgment Day.

    Her lifetimes are notable and noble. From Prophetess Miriam, Princess Jephia, and Queen Mariamne she led the people through the harshest of life circumstances, while overcoming every attack the wicked spirits threw her way.

    Mary Magdalene’s real name was Mariamne Arria, heir to the throne of Israel. She used all of her resources in order to help her husband Immanuel with his mission. Her family name was hidden in time, but the truth is she was of royal blood, heir to the throne of Israel, and a righteous leader. She wrote the books of Revelation and the Gospel attributed to the Apostle John. In reality, there was no Apostle named John.

    Books and Treatises Mary wrote:

    Three Forms of the First Thought (Trimorphic Protennoia), Authoritative Teaching, Hierarchy of the Archons, Gospel of Mary, Exegenesis of the Soul, On the Origin of the World, Pistis Sophia, Gospel of John, Epistles of John, Revelation, Secret Book (Apocryphon) of John.

    Excerpts proving Mary the Apostle –

    v Gospel of Mary 10.1-8; 17.7-18.20

    Peter said to Mary Magdalene, “Sister, we know that the Savior loved you more than the rest of us. Tell us the words of the Savior which you remember, which you know but we do not, nor have we heard them.”

    Mary tells them many things Immanuel shared with her about spiritual topics.

    But Peter gets mad and says, “Did he really speak without our knowledge with a woman and not openly? Are we to turn about and listen to her? Did he prefer her to us?”

    Then Mary wept and said to Peter, “Brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I have thought this up myself, or that I am lying about the Savior?”

    Levi Matthew interrupts and says, “Peter, you have always been hot tempered. Now I see you contending against her like you do to the adversaries. If the Savior made her worthy, who are you to reject her? The Savior certainly knows her without faltering. That is why he loved her more than us.”

    v The Gospel of Philip refers to Immanuel and Mariamne: “The companion (wife) of the Savior is Mary Magdalene. He loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on the mouth. Some of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?” The Savior answered and said to them “Why do I not love you like her? When a blind man and one who sees are both together in darkness, they are no different from one another. When the light comes then he who sees will see the light, and he who is blind will remain in darkness.”

    v In the Pistis Sophia, Immanuel (Jesus) says, “Mary, you blessed one, who I will perfect in all mysteries, of those of the height, speak in openness, you whose heart is raised to the Kingdom of Heaven more than all your brothers.”

    v The Acts of Philip refer to Mariamne: The Acts of Philip (which describes the apostle Philip as the brother of “Mariamne” or “Mariamme”) that Mariamene, or Mariamne, was the actual name of Mary Magdalene. Mary/Mariam was a common name in 1st century Israel, however, not all Marys or Mariams would go by the name Mariamne, a named reserved for the royal family.

    The Mariamne of the Acts of Philip is part of the apostolic team with Philip and Bartholomew; she teaches and baptizes. In the beginning, her faith is stronger than Philip’s faith. This portrayal of Mariamne fits very well with the portrayal of Mary of Magdala in the Manichean Psalms, the Gospel of Mary, and Pistis Sophia.

    v In Romans 16:6, the Apostle Paul thanks Mariam “who has done much for us.”

    Legends say that in Italy Mary Magdalene visited the Emperor Tiberius (who was a relative) and told him about Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. She held up an egg at the dining table and said, “Christ has risen!” Tiberius responded that no one could rise from the dead anymore than the egg she held could turn red. The egg turned red. Tiberius was convinced and by her urging, removed Pilate from Jerusalem to Gaul where he later suffered a terrible illness and painful death.

    Traditions in France say that Mary, Lazarus, Philip and James arrived on a rudderless boat with a small child. They had been expelled from Israel and put on the boat to die at sea, but came safely to the shore in France where they established Christian communities across the country. Lazarus and Philip were her brothers and James was Immanuel’s brother also called Joseph of Arimathea. She performed miraculous healings, baptisms, aided in fertility and childbearing (midwife), taught about the mysteries of Heaven, and raised the dead. The secret tradition of her healing arts exists today in France and its roots can be traced back to Mary Magdalene.

    Mary had always been associated with God’s daughter named Wisdom, represented by the Moon, Sun and a halo of stars. The attributes of Wisdom, the Queen of Heaven were described in depth by Solomon in his book called Wisdom.

    In later days the male clergy gave credit for the work of Mary Magdalene to Immanuel’s mother, also named Mary. His mother was indeed a great woman, but she was not the Queen of Heaven. This was done at a time when the leaders of the new “church” were all males and would not accept the teachings from Mary Magdalene because they did not want strong women leaders among their ranks. So in their extreme selfishness they outright lied and exaggerated about the Magdalene in order to fit their evil scheme. She was not the prostitute in the story of Luke, in reality the clergy combined the story about the prostitute with a story about Mary washing Immanuel’s feet in order to take away from her honorable lifetime.

    Many inconsistencies are obvious when a study is made of the scriptures that speak of her lifetime. The “Beloved Disciple” was added into the text to replace Mary’s name in several places. Some of these examples include:

    v Gospel of John 13:23-26 “The disciple whom Jesus loved.” She is sitting with Immanuel during the Last Supper and has her head on his chest when Peter asks her to ask Immanuel for the identity of his betrayer.

    v John 19:25-27 The Beloved Disciple is at the foot of the cross along with the mother of Immanuel, and other women including Mary Magdalene. Immanuel tells the Beloved Disciple to take care of his mother. This disciple took his mother into her home. This passage adds “Beloved Disciple” alongside Magdalene in order to infer another person’s presence.

    v John 20:1-11 Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved run to the empty tomb after being told by Magdalene that his body was missing. Mary was the first to see Christ had risen. She went back to tell the other disciples like Immanuel told her to do, then ran back with Peter to show him the good news.

    v John 21:7 Several disciples are out fishing after Christ’s resurrection. The Beloved Disciple is the first to notice that the man speaking with them was Immanuel.

    v John 18:15-16 After the arrest of Immanuel, “the other disciple (Mary)” is allowed to enter the courtyard of the high priest with him. This was because she was his wife and her father was Herod’s son Aristobolus, she was known by the Romans and the priests as one of the royal household.

    This brings us to her family tree. Mary’s real name was Mariamne Arria, she was of direct line from Queen Alexandra Salome. Her grandfather was King Herod “the Great.” Her parents were Bernice and Aristobulus IV, the eldest son of Herod the Great and his royal Hasmonean wife Queen Mariamne I. After Aristobulus IV’s recall to Jerusalem from education in Rome, he married Bernice, daughter of Herod’s sister Salome and second husband Costobarus. King Herod executed Aristobulus IV in 7 BCE at the age of 24 leaving five children Josephus refers to as “infants”, one of his children was Mary Magdalene. “Aristobulus IV had Herod Chalcis, Herod Agrippa, and Aristobulus V, his sons, and Herodias and Mariamne, his daughters, all by Bernice, Salome’s daughter.” Josephus, Jewish Wars, Book I 28:1

    Her father Aristobulus was murdered by his father Herod in 6 BC, when Mariamne was less than one year old. She was born the same year as Immanuel in 6 BC, the year of “the Massacre of the Innocents” in Bethlehem, recorded in Matthew 2:16. Herod took in Aristobulus’ children which included Mariamne to raise as his own because his conscience bothered him. He prayed that these children would become the rulers of Israel after his death. Little did he know that she would go against him and his planned marriages for her, and marry Immanuel instead.

    Mary and Immanuel were equals, the King and Queen of Heaven came to help mankind return to Heaven. The truth about the couple was hidden deeply in the vaults of the Vatican because the men in power could not afford strong women in their ranks. They knew that in order to discredit Magdalene they would have to lie and give her credits to someone close to Immanuel, so they chose his mother, also named Mary.

    Immanuel and Mariamne had a daughter, named Sarah in Hebrew and in Latin her name was Mariamne Caerina Arria. Sarah married into the Emperor’s line of the Roman Empire.

    Connection to the Holy Spirit world is the bridge that Immanuel came to build with his lifetime on Earth. Together Immanuel and Mariamne laid the foundation for true Christianity. After he was crucified he went down into Hell and defeated the demons on their own turf, then opened up the gates so those who wanted to could leave their place of torment. Up to that point in history, no bridge had been built for the repentant to cross. Immanuel and the Great Army beat down the oppressors and built the bridge. It then became a matter of free will for those who so choose to cross out of their captors dungeons. This was Immanuel’s mission. While Mariamne stayed behind to carry out the ministry of the Holy Spirits, supporting the bridge with a strong foundation on Earth. A team effort. God’s Son and Daughter came together in that lifetime 2000 years ago to fulfill the Plan of Salvation.

    The Daughter of God, Queen of Heaven has incarnated since the beginning of time in order to bring home the children. It has been her duty life after life to live among the people, slowly bringing them to an understanding with the aid of the Almighty to what the purpose of life truly is. Her agreement was to work among the fallen up to Judgment Day, at which time all will stand before the Judgment Council to review their lifetimes.

    Throughout history she has made several appearances. A few were as Astarte/Ashtoreth the Queen of Heaven to whom the Canaanites and Israelites had burned incense and poured libations. Shekina the Hebrew Goddess of the Kabbala. Ishtar the Great Mother, the goddess of fertility and the Queen of Heaven. Diana was called the Mother goddess and Queen of Heaven.

    But unfortunately they began to make offerings to her instead of God their Creator. As seen in Jeremiah 7:17-19 “See not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? says the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.”

    Good King Solomon prayed for Wisdom, because he knew that she was God’s first born Daughter and she would always guide him on the right path to Father God. This is the beginning of magical wisdom; Wisdom uses good magic, the way God creates. Solomon recognized his sister Princess Jephia to be Wisdom incarnate.

    v Wisdom of Solomon 8

    1) Wisdom reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well.

    2) I loved her and sought her from my youth, and I desired to take her for my bride, and I became enamored of her beauty.

    3) She glorifies her noble birth by living with God, and the Lord of all loves her.

    4) For she is an initiate in the knowledge of God, and an associate in His works.

    21) But I perceived that I would not possess wisdom unless God gave her to me — and it was a mark of insight to know whose gift she was — so I appealed to the Lord and besought him, and with my whole heart I said:

    v Wisdom of Solomon 9

    “O God of my fathers and Lord of mercy, Who hast made all things by Your word,

    2) and by Your wisdom has formed man, to have dominion over the creatures You have made,

    3) and rule the world in holiness and righteousness, and pronounce judgment in uprightness of soul,

    4) give me the wisdom that sits by Your throne, and do not reject me from among Your servants.

    5) For I am Your servant, the son of Your servant, a man who is weak and short-lived, with little understanding of judgment and laws;

    6) for even if one is perfect among the sons of men, yet without the wisdom that comes from thee he will be regarded as nothing.

    Slowly the memory of her was hidden, so that once again the people could return to the true worship of the One God. For truly there is no one greater than He. Mankind has tried to make offerings to other spirits, but in reality it is only correct to worship the Creator, Almighty God. He has many names throughout history, but He is the only One to whom sacrifices, prayers and offerings should be dedicated.

    Shekina will return and walk the Temple in Jerusalem. Right before Immanuel returns with the Great Army to wipe out the wicked and renew the Covenant with the righteous. Miracles and renewal will prove the Mahdi is Shekina, the Great Mother returned to guide her children Home.



    Source by Marie Josephina Black

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    Is Being Passive Aggressive Addressed in the Bible? Part 5: Practical Application of Information

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    One cannot even begin to address something unless it is recognized and at least somewhat understood. Passive Aggressive behavior can be very sly and subtle, causing ripples in relationships that are difficult to address unless the root of it is seen with some clarity. Just as many professionals do not choose to consider Scriptural input, many members of faith communities reject psychological terms. It has been my understanding that we need to deal with matters of both soul and spirit to mature, psychologically, relationally, and spiritually.

    As is often said, the way up is down, to humility and recognition of our need for Messiah’s work on our behalf. It is still exhausting and demoralizing when people we are close to are unable to express what I call “clean anger” and instead beat around the bush, indirectly coming at things, and in effect, setting up ambushes that come back around at unexpected times. Consider that this behavior can be anywhere from just a passing thing in trying circumstances to an entrenched personal response. When it is entrenched, it may provide the opening for a demonic stronghold. It will be difficult to overcome unless the Holy Spirit does a powerful work and the person is willing to receive it! We also think a YHWH honoring conclusion will have a great deal to do with the community’s maturity level and yieldedness to Him and His Presence and authority. If we have trouble looking out for one another now in relatively peaceful times, how will we ever do so when the lion is crouching at our door?

    Sadly, just one person behaving in this way can “infect” an entire group. No matter how many walk-in righteousness and truth and obedience, it seems that the one person walking contrary somehow attains a kind of “hero” status, especially among immature people. Without being addressed, such people continue to be uninterested in wholesome good things, but sneering at them. The strength and health of the entire community can be undermined over time if this behavior is not “called out” in a productive, caring way.

    In work environments, there may not be a lot we can personally do to encourage change, especially if management tolerates or is a part of it. But we DO need to do something with it in a YHWH honoring community! It is part of being and remaining set apart to Him!

    A God-honoring response would be to exhort and encourage one another toward wholeness and becoming more like Yeshua, rather than just trying to overlook, tolerate, or excuse such behavior. Now… while there is still time. This can be difficult when the passive-aggressive behavior is combined with immaturity because accountability efforts often contribute to the person’s move to open rebellion. Perhaps this is better because at least the confusion as to the source of the problem is revealed! The darkness is being brought out into the light, now while there is yet time for restoration all around! HalleluYah!

    It will be most productive if the leadership in a community that is dealing with passive-aggressive behavior is familiar with both Scriptural and psychological terminology to correctly identify such patterns of behavior. It requires patience, firm and clear boundaries, and the ability to teach what this means to family and friends of passive-aggressive people in a way that facilitates restoration, rather than simply rejecting difficult people. Great discernment is also needed to identify those who are not genuinely interested in restoration, preferring to sow confusion and discord. This kind of discipline is difficult to coordinate and will be most successful when the majority of the fellowship community is alert and aware of what is happening. This is necessary to prevent the triangulation, or backbiting that can so easily happen as an individual who resists correction will often try to involve others. Most likely, efforts to address and replace passive-aggressive behavior with more direct, clean communication will benefit greatly from the knowledgeable and specific prayer cover of all involved.

    Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

    Be not ye, therefore, partakers with them.

    For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:

    walk as children of light:

    (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

    Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

    For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

    But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light:

    for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

    Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arises from the dead,

    and Christ shall give thee light.

    See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

    Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

    Ephesians 5: 6-16 KJV

    Source by Barbara L Klika

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    Five Foundational Laws of a Rock Solid Marriage

     

    I want to use these two verses to give you some insight into what I mean by 5 laws that will create a rock-solid marriage. (Genesis 2:24-25) says, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife and were not ashamed”.

    1. The Law of Priority: God has a divine order. If there is a disorder in your house God can not bless it. Directly after God, your wife should be your top priority in life. If we put the marriage in any position of priority other than what God instituted the marriage will not work. When time, energy, and resources that rightfully belong to your spouse are given by you to someone or something else in any consistent or significant way your spouse will feel violated and experience legitimate jealously. (1)You have to set priorities. First is God, then your spouse, your children, the church, extended family and special friends, work and your career, hobbies, and other interests. Your spouse should be the number one human relationship in your life. (2) We must prove our priorities. In John 14 God said, “If you love me then keep my word”. If you love me then do something. We have to go beyond the words of affirmation. Don’t just say it but prove this to your spouse. (3) We must protect our priorities. Protect it from competing demands. In Luke 10:38 “Now it came to pass as they went that He entered into a certain village and this certain woman named Martha received him into her house and she had a sister called Mary which also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word but Martha was cumbered about much serving and came to him and said Lord doeth not care that my sister has left me to serve alone bid her therefore that she help me”. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet hearing the word. Jesus said to Martha, “There are careful and troubled about many things but one thing is needful”(necessary). But Jesus said that Mary has chosen to hear. Hearing is good and this is the way she chose to prioritize her time. Not saying that preparing wasn’t important here it was just that Mary chose to prioritize and Hearing the word came before serving. You get my point here?
    2. The Law of Pursuit: Let’s take a look at the word cleave. It means to follow hard after. To pursue with great energy and diligence. Now, remember these two definitions as we discuss this particular law. There is a secret of staying in love. There is a secret of restoring the passion if you have lost it. To pursue with great energy and diligence. Understand that love will either live or die. Your love for one another will not remain the same. If you sow something you’re gonna get something and if you sow nothing, guess what, you get nothing. Do you remember those times when you stayed on the phone all day and all night with your spouse when you were dating as a couple? The both of you calling each other throughout the day with nothing more to say other than, “Hi honey, I was just calling because I was thinking about you and I missed you” or “Hey sweetheart, what are you doing?” You see it didn’t matter that you didn’t have anything to say to each other it was just the mere fact that you felt such a connection just by hearing each other’s voice. You remember that right? The way you pursued your mate with great energy and diligence. Do you remember how you used to chase each other? Now you see can’t you see how some of you have lost the love and zest for your relationship. You have lost the passion for the law of pursuit. Yes, you have stopped chasing. You have become complacent, comfortable, and confident you have your spouse wrapped up and have thrown away the key. You forgot what it took to get honey. You forgot all those sleepless nights you spent awake trying to come up with the perfect setting or conversation you were gonna have the next time you saw her. You seem to have forgotten about all the daily prayers you sent up to God that if he blessed you to get him then you would be forever grateful to Him. If your marriage is gonna be healthy you’re gonna have to work at it. Yeah, the same way you spent it trying to get your spouse you have to continue to do the same thing today. All those times you spent calling her, all those times you spent out shopping for him, all those times you spent preparing her favorite outing, all the times you spent cooking his favorite meal, all the times you used to stroke her hair as you watch your favorite TV show? You thought it was chemistry. It wasn’t. It was work. Yes, it was work but it didn’t seem like work because you enjoyed it and anything you enjoy doing whether you’re getting paid for it or not is never seen as work. Prime example: If you enjoy your profession or whatever it is that you do for a living it doesn’t feel like work to you but on the other hand if you’re don’t like the work that you do for a living you hate it and every time you think about going back to that job you get down about it because you treat it as work.
    3. The Law of Agreement: One. The definition of this simple word means united. Together(jointly). Marriage is a team sport. Let me share an analogy of this law. It’s not a matter of who loses or who wins. Its a team sport so if one of you fails both of you fail. If its a team sport then I can’t carry it myself, if its a team sport one us can’t just do our own thing. Sometimes one member of the team can be running all over the court or field trying to make up for the other teammate’s errors and eventually the teammate that is doing all the work can get to a point to where he or she gets tired and feel like they could be playing single or by themselves. The teammate may even decide to play on a team with another teammate that is willing to share the game plan to accomplish the task at hand. When teammates are in accordance, in harmony or agreement it makes the task easier and it takes undue pressure off either teammate. When you understand the power of agreement then you will fight for it. If you agree with your spouse it will make God proud and please with you and He will bless everything that you do in His name. (Eccl. 4:9) says, “Two are better than one”. (Eccl. 4:10) says, “For if they fall the one shall lift his fellow but whoa to him that is alone when he falleth for he has not another to help him up”. You know, it’s good to have someone to help you. We need our spouse to lift us. You need your spouse to lift you. Don’t be like that cause you’re being a fool when you think this way. The Bible says, “The man that despises the knowledge the knowledge of God, the wisdom of God is a fool”. “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.” Now that’s a fool within himself. (Matt. 18:19) “Again I say unto you, that if two shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” This means that if a husband and wife will come to that place of the agreement as touching anything there’s nothing that your wife and you can’t accomplish when you agree! (Matt. 18:20) says, “For where there’s two or three gathered in my name there am I.” Has Jesus showed up at your house lately? But look at this….. On the other hand do you not realize that a divided house cannot stand. (James 1:7) says, “For not let that man think that he should receive anything of the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” So here we are. We must agree with our spouse if we want our marriage to be blessed by the Lord.
    4. The Law of Possession: Once we are committed to the word of God it doesn’t matter what we think or what we feel. Jesus becomes the authority of our lives. There are 3 principles to the law of possession. (1)Marriage is a complete union in which all things previously owned and managed individually are now owned and managed jointly. (2)Since everything in their lives belongs to them both they must be partners in the decision making process. This protects us from selfishness, domination, control, and disrespect to one another. (3)Anything in a marriage that is not mutually owned and controlled by both partners will lead to division, problems, and produce legitimate jealousy. You see, it is said to be married to someone that you can not trust. Before you got married you needed to have asked yourself, “can I trust this person completely” and if you couldn’t truthfully answer yes to this question you should have gone back and consulted with God. (1Cor. 7:3) “Let the husband render unto the wife due to benevolence and likewise also the wife unto the husband the wife hath not the power of her own body but the husband and likewise also the husband hath not the power of his own body but the wife.” This law of possession covers every area of the couple’s lives. This also includes finances. There is a change from personal sole ownership to joint management ownership. We agree to have separate bank accounts you agreed to be the world. To understand the law of possession we must understand that marriage is not just a legal contract but marriage is a blood covenant. If most marriages understood blood covenants then there wouldn’t be so many marriages that end in divorce. (Mal. 2:14-15) “Yet ye say wherefore because the Lord has been witness between thee and the wife of thou youth against whom thou has dealt treacherously yet is she thou companion and the wife of thou covenant.” “And did not he make one yet had he the residue of the spirit and wherefore one that he might seek a Godly seed, therefore, take heed to your spirit and let none deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.” You see, God was rejecting something according to the covenant made between you and your spouse (your wedding vows). God is asking in verse 15 didn’t He make you two one so you can have your bills and your spouse her bills or so that your spouse could have your car and he has his truck? God is hereby bringing back to your remembrance the vows you took and asking if you were agreeing to a legal contract or agreeing into a blood covenant. Everything you own, all assets, strength, debts, responsibilities, or possessions belong to both of you. It’s no longer you, me, thine, mine, and yours. In blood covenant it’s we, us, and ours.
    5. The Law Of Transparency: Refer back to Gen. 2:24-25 to understand this law. In verse 25 it states, “and they were both naked, the man and his wife and were not ashamed.”. God designed this blood covenant this way that you should be transparent with your spouse. There shouldn’t be any secrecy or anything kept from your spouse. Both of you should be comfortable completely physically naked in the presence of each other. Because this leaves you both without anything to hide. If this is true God never intended for a man to see the nakedness of another woman or a woman to see the nakedness of another man if they are not your wife or husband. This is why you have to be careful about watching all these movies. God didn’t intend for that. God intended for there to be physical nakedness. What about mentally naked? Yes, your spouse has a right to know and how you feel. You’re not supposed to hide your feelings from your spouse. How can you defend your spouse if you don’t know what’s wrong? The attitude of “it’s my problem and I’ll take care of it.” That’s the wrong approach to take in the blood covenant. Your spouse isn’t being nosey if he or she asks where have you been. Remember, you no longer belong to you when you enter into this covenant with your spouse and God. If we can wrap our minds around this concept we wouldn’t have as many problems in our marriages. It is not right to a private life within a marriage. If you want your privacy you need to be single so you can be pleasing unto God.

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    Source by Rickey Bradley

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    Children’s Church – Great Ideas to Spice Up Your Sunday School Lessons

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    Children’s church is a place for the youth of your congregation to learn about the Bible and the teachings of your religion. It’s important to make your lessons interesting and interactive so that your class will better absorb the major points of Christianity.

    Helping Hands Idea for Sunday School

    This craft is a great way to spread the idea of how we can share and help others. First, supply each child with a large piece of poster board. Next, hand out construction paper and help the children trace the shape of their hand in many different colors.

    Now is the time for children in your Sunday school to get creative. Ask each child to write down one way that they can help other people or share what they have with others. (If the group of children in your Christian Sunday school class is on the younger side, you can have them tell you what they would like the hands to say, and you can write the messages for them).

    Now have your Sunday school class glue the hands to the poster board and decorate with pictures and stickers.

    Memorizing Verses During Child Bible Study

    All Sunday school curriculum typically includes a verse (or many more) to memorize. Learning from the messages in the Bible is one important way to reiterate themes of your faith and religion to those in your children’s ministry.

    But memorizing verses can be really difficult. This is one way to challenge your children’s church to memorize their verse-and to reward them for a job well done!

    First, write the Bible verse you want to study on a chalkboard or other large area that is easily seen by the children in your Sunday school class. Next, draw a maze beneath the verse. At the end of the maze, draw a heart. Now cover the maze with a piece of newspaper or a towel until you’re ready to take on the activity.

    You will first have those in your children’s liturgy recite the verse together many times. Once the kids feel more comfortable reciting the verse, wipe away several words from the board and draw a line as a placeholder for each word you remove.

    Now take away the covering from the maze and ask the children to raise their hands if they know any of the missing words. If they give a correct missing word, they get to decide which direction to go in the maze. The great thing about this Sunday school idea is that you can make it as easy or challenging as you’d like. When the class makes it to the end of the maze, tell them that the heart is a symbol of their hard work to put the word of the Bible in their hearts.

    These are just two of the many exciting ideas for you to bring into your children’s church.

     

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    God’s Unholy Word: The Bible Is Pure Hysterical Fiction

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    Let’s say you are a normally educated person in any one of the nominally Christian nations, but who was ignorant of the Christian religion and the Bible. This is just a thought experiment. Now say without having any prior knowledge or bias you now read the Bible cover-to-cover as you would any other book. What would you think of it? Would you think it was a work of historical fiction or historical fact? Based on your average knowledge of the workings of the world, might you conclude that many of the events therein were so absurd as to be hysterical fiction? I think that’s what I’d conclude.

    The Bible, as evidence for God, is just historical fiction and utter nonsense for the following reasons:

    # The major players and major events have no independent historical documentation or archaeological verification.

    # The Bible is full of logical contradictions or contradictory statements.

    # All Biblical ‘someone said’ quotations are highly suspect since there is no record of who was writing these sayings or conversations down in real (on the spot) time.

    # If you eliminated all of the duplications in the Old and New Testaments, you’d reduce the Bible’s bulk by hundreds of pages. Can you imagine any published novel or non-fiction tome that has duplicated passages like the Bible has? I bet you can’t.

    # The Bible is full of not nearly improbable events, but scientifically impossible events (i.e. all of those alleged Biblical ‘miracles’) like: A talking snake; fruit with magical properties; human lifespans that are multi-hundreds of years in duration; Eve created from a human rib; Jesus walking on water; turning water into wine; the multiplication of loaves and fishes out of less than thin air; unicorns; using pure hocus-pocus to have the Sun and moon standing still in the sky; pure noise blowing down the walls of Jericho; Jonah’s adventures inside the ‘whale’ – a real whale of a tale; a virgin birth; and a resurrection to top things off. But then again we don’t want facts or the truth to get in the way of a good Biblical tall tale now, do we?

    # There is no rhyme or reason why some parts were excluded than included, or included than excluded.

    # The Old Testament fails as a morality document.

    Biblical Truths:

    # When it comes to the Bible, the left hand most certainly did not know what the right hand was doing. You get multi-variations on multi-theological themes. So when it comes to the Bible you can just about ‘prove’ or theologically back up or even ‘disprove’ any claim you wish to make or refute. But since theists are pontificating over an overall work of fiction I’m not always such what the overriding point is in doing so.

    # So just like we know what Rhett and Scarlett said and to those other conversational couples like Romeo & Juliet; Hansel & Gretel; Siegfried & Brunnhilde; Siegmund & Sieglinde; Tristan & Isolde; [Shakespeare’s] Antony & Cleopatra; Calaf & Turandot; we, of course, can transplant those fictional chin-wags and compare them to those Biblical conversations between couples like Adam & Eve; Joseph & Mary; Abraham & Sarah, etc. That’s all because human authors were writing pure fiction or historical fiction and put those words and those conversations into their characters’ mouths.

    # I find it amazing that true believers spend hours and hours debating Biblical historical events that more likely to have no actual historical reality. Theists keep going on and on and on about these Biblical events as if they were carved in stone. They’re not. As an accurate historical text, as literal evidence for God, the Bible has just as much credibility as “Gone with the Wind”, “The Caine Mutiny”, “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn” or “The Last of the Mohicans”. True believers are presenting all of this Biblical stuff as though it were all verified historical fact, and that’s not the case, so they are being more than just slightly dishonest with their reading audience!

    # Were any true believers or theists there to verify any of those Biblical tall tales? Has any historian verified any of those Biblical tall tales? Is there any archaeological evidence for these events? There’s nothing wrong with debating theoretical philosophical points as presented in a work of historical fiction (i.e. – the Bible) as long as theists realize or acknowledge the likelihood that the Bible is a work of historical fiction and they then present their points of view as such. I’m sure average readers could present and debate the author’s philosophy in such works as “Gone with the Wind”, “The Caine Mutiny”, “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn” or “The Last of the Mohicans”, so why not theists debate philosophical points raised in the Bible instead of insisting that the Bible is a historically accurate document which it clearly can’t be.

    In conclusion here, that’s why belief in God, belief in Jesus, belief in the Bible, and Biblical texts are all a matter of pure “faith”, not a matter of “evidence” because there is no actual “evidence” far less actual proof.

     

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    Passover and Pentecost Differences Settled!

    Why do we differ on Passover and Pentecost? Is it because our Father God left us in the dark? Has the God of law and order left us in chaos and confusion? Are we unable to “prove all things” from the Scriptures – as we’re commanded – because we’re unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the correct dates to observe God’s holy days? DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

    Since there are many questions on this holy subject, we must start from the premise that God’s Word is true, consistent and does not contradict itself (John 10:35) We must look for those basic Scriptures that are black and white and build our biblical case upon them. Such supportive Scriptures are abundantly available and the biblical evidence is overwhelming! Let us shine the Light of God’s Word on our prayerful study with open minds, hearts, and Bibles (Isa. 8:20; John 3:19-21; Acts 17:11).

    The apostle Paul was inspired to write for the record that “the oracles of God” were committed to the Jews. The sacred calendar is a part of “the oracles of God” (Ex. 12:2; Lev. 23:4). The purpose of the sacred calendar is for the Jews to determine and declare when the holy days of God are to be observed.

    Jesus revealed which Jews were responsible for these holy matters. Jesus declared that “the scribes and the PHARISEES sit in Moses’ seat” of AUTHORITY (Matt. 23:2). God has ordained that the Jews preserve His Word on the Law, Prophets, and Writings – despite themselves (Rom. 3:2-3). God will not renege on giving Judah this special calling and precious gift (Gen. 49:10, Rom. 11:29).

    God has also ordained that Church officials can make binding decisions based upon biblical legal precedents, affecting Church issues (such as discussed in Acts 15 at the Jerusalem council of elders), that does not undermine the foundation of the Church – the Law and the Prophets (Rom. 11;18; Eph. 2:20). God has not given Church leaders a license to “kill” the brethren by destroying them doctrinally, uprooting and overturning foundational truths, or “playing God” by stealing divine prerogatives! (Matt. 5:17, 19; 2 Thess. 2:3-4).

    The correct dates to observe God’s holy days should not be a Church issue, having been settled by God thousands of years ago and preserved throughout the ages by faithful Jews.

    So why do we differ on Passover and Pentecost? Because some have refused, rejected, denied, and attempted to dismiss the biblical testimony! (Rom. 1:18; 3 John 9-10). We don’t differ because God’s forgotten or neglected to properly instruct His children in His ways (Deut. 6:7). We don’t differ because we’re unable to prove from the Scriptures, beyond a reasonable doubt, what’s right and what’s wrong.

    “Come now and let us reason together, saith the LORD” (Isa. 1:18), “for the LORD has a controversy with His people, and He will plead with Israel” (Micah 6:2).

    We differ because some have questioned God’s right to choose the Jews to preserve the Bible and doubt God’s ability to see that they fulfill their serious responsibility (Ex. 4:11; Isa. 45:9).

    We differ because some won’t submit to the biblical fact that Jesus decreed that the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat and attempt to usurp that authority by forcibly installing the Sadducees in that position instead. God destroyed the power-base of the Sadducees when the Temple was destroyed but preserved the Pharisees. The Sadducees are history! We must make sure that we support God’s chosen and not find ourselves in the enemy camp. (I Kgs. 2:27,35; Acts 5:39).

    God’s Church, as a general rule, has stubbornly followed the blind Sadducean dates for Passover and Pentecost. That is to our shame! We must reject the rebellious traditions of men for the commandments of God, otherwise, God will reject us as His Priest-King (Mark 7:7-9; 1 Sam. 15:23). It’s that serious!

    Some, knowing better, continue to enjoy bitter strife and envying, getting caught up in proud personality clashes rather than humbling themselves before the Word of God ( 2 Tim. 2:23-26; Jas. 3:13-18). Truth is truth. It shouldn’t be a matter of “I’m right and you’re wrong,” but what does God’s Word say? God is the truth. None of us owns the truth, only God does. Any truth that we might have God’s revealed it to us (1 Cor. 4:6-7). We’re not to take credit for it – all credit goes to God (2 Cor. 4:7).

    Thankfully, a growing number of the brethren are beginning to see that the Bible does prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, which holy dates God would have us to observe. Therefore, may we celebrate God’s holy days as He would have us to – “in spirit and truth” – and praise Him for restoring this truth to His Church!

     

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    Adam and Eve (The Common Sense Story)

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    Let’s outline the old and original story of Adam and Eve, and then look at what science, archeology, and anthropology and the Bible fit in.

    Why should we believe the story?

    First, it dates back 8000 to 10,000 B.C.

    Second, it was written, perhaps 1400 B.C., making it over 3400-years old. But why still should it be believed? I mean why not put it into the fairy tale category like the Scientist do?

    If we did that, The Epic of Gilgamesh, which dates back to 2700 B.C., and was written down in stone about 1700 B.C., would have to be put into the same continuity.

    Also, King Arthur, which dates back to 400 to 500 A.D., first written down by the French in 900 A.D., and the English in 1100 A.D., thereabouts.

    Plus, we’d have to put down the story of Homer’s story of Troy into that category, and Vergil’s part.

    To which, at one time it was a fable, until they unearthed troy in Asia Minor, or Turkey, in the 1800s.

    And now halfway reconstructed, finding it has a history dating back to 2900 B.C., or nearly 5000-years.

    How about Napoleon, all I’ve read I’m sure is not politically correct!

    Maybe he never was?

    Or Alexander the Great? 333 B.C., or Plato, 400 B.C.

    You see we have to question everything.

    The point being Adam and Eve were real, history has indicated so, and they were not a Homo erectus, or Neanderthal, or Lucy from Africa, they were human beings like you and me in the Garden of Eden which now is in Iraq.

    How can this be if science and Physics say the contrary?

    We’ve just discovered Black Holes, still a mystery, and still, a Quantum theory, meaning, it can’t be proven beyond a doubt.

    We know, Gravitational Waves exist, just confirmed 2016. But we’ve known it for nearly 100-years.

    We have a theory on wormholes, where should you be able to find one open one up, run through it in a flash, you’d be in another universe.

    We’ve now discovered bones in England dating back to 12,000 B.C., for Homo sapiens, making fires and flint pointed weapons.

    There is a new theory called progressive evolution. Meaning under certain circumstances, with the exact mutation implanted, evolution or transformation, or even to a metamorphosis, man or animal can acquire a trait, and developed it within a few generations, if not decades.

    Now we have science fiction of Star Trek, at one time they used cellphones in the 1960s, now we have them.

    We came up with powered orange juice by our scientists, for use in outer space missions, a generation ago.

    Now let’s go back to Adam and Eve.

    History has proven this legend has lasted the proof of time.

    If Eden did exist, it could have been in a bubble, in other words, to get to it you’d have to find the worm whole, and it was invisible to the nomadic tribe outside of it.

    Too, the tree of knowledge and the fruit in question, metaphoric or not, it was a betrayal to God, first by Eve then Adam.

    That is to say: who cares if it was an apple, or orange, or banana or fig, it was most likely a fruit, but to tell an 800-page story, and put it in a one-page book in Genesis, we’ll call it an apple.

    As for the tree, maybe it was a tree or orchard, again it doesn’t matter, the intent of the betrayal is important. It could have been a bush!

    The wooden horse that portrayed the invasion of Troy could have been a galloping horse in the heavens in sound, and theory, and in the background the roar of an earthquake, or similar, who’s to say.

    The main point being, political correctness, doesn’t belong in the version, only for the scientists. The story will not change one way or the other for the reader: Troy was destroyed thereafter by an army, awaiting the storm, or the chaos, or the horse, or the earthquake that put Troy 29-meters under the earth.

    Now back to Adam and Eve.

    Here they are in the Garden of Eden, and Satan comes in through the wormhole, finds the tree of knowledge, and invites Eve to dinner.

    What is the writer of this storytelling us?

    In the Book of Job, God told him, “Do you know everything I have in my storm room?”

    And Job said “No”

    And God I believe inferred, “I know that you don’t know, and you also don’t know what is behind all this burdensome life I’ve given you, once a king, and now a pauper.”

    Why could Job not think ahead and say: “I didn’t think of that?”

    Why don’t the scientist say that? Instead of trying to prove unprovable, to be the correct answer only to find out a decade or generation later they still have rewrite history.

    If you take Adam and Eve out of the equation, you have to take Black Holes out, and wormholes out, and those 100-galaxies we’ve now discovered behind the Milky Way because perchance all those galaxies are not galaxies, just suns and stars, with fragmented in the matter, and scattered every-which-way, without boundaries.

    You see, life is simple and complex.

    What we don’t know, perhaps we don’t need to know for this time and period.

    The angelic force was born in heaven, and they don’t know the whole story either, that is why when you die, and let’s say you’re worth your salt, and you go to heaven, common sense will say angels, and especially your guardian angel will question you on how it was to be a human.

    That brings up another statement: Jesus Christ says in the New Testament, inferring he is “The Son of Man,” more often than “The Son of God!”

    Why?

    He was proud, and excited, and felt He and His Father’s work were substantial, in the overall picture of creation, he liked the phrase, and we should also.

    Evolution, is it real or science fiction?

    This is something you have to pick and choose. Some of it is, and most of it is not.

    Asteroids have hit earth in the past, and thus came the extinction of the Dinosaurs, but think of it, could you and I live with those large creatures in the 21st Century?

    There were ice ages, but they created paths for migration across Europe to North America, all the way down to South America, to form new civilizations, such as the Inca, or Maya, and so on.

    But back to Adam and Even.

    After they were tossed out to the Garden of Eden, they got to know the world around them.

    Eve left Adam for 130-years, had other children, and returned. And his seed went onto the days of Enoch, 7th from Adam’s generation, and to Noah.

    Pigmentation of skin perhaps changed, and the height of the races perhaps got taller, and they carried one idea to another generation, so legends were handed down by word of mouth.

    So it can be said mutations, and change is always on the move.

    When Abraham was born, so was the Jewish Nation, about 2000 B.C., Job is a legend of the Jews, dating to about 2200 B.C., handed down.

    As is the story of Adam by Moses.

    Three percent (3%) of us humans have the Neanderthal gene in us, along with the Adam genes, along with those outside the Garden of Eden.

    The Neanderthal gene protects us from disease, and the Adam gene brings us to the understanding of God, the spiritual part of our whole makeup, we need as humans: the psychological, sociological, spiritual, and physical elements within our genetic makeup, embedded in our chromosomes, or DNA, if it isn’t there, then we are subhuman.

    Adam gave us a lot to think about.

    I realize women, some women would not prefer the part of the bible that says they came from the rib of Adam.

    Adam’s rib, along with the rest of his body has one thing, the outside world of the Garden of Eden didn’t have, and that was the breath of God, in its bone marrow, and now women had it likewise.

    And in closing this story of sorts, I want to say, God turned around and gave women the privilege of giving birth to mankind, it is kind of a trade-off, so I see it that way.

    And today is my mother’s day she went to see the Lord, thirteen-years ago, and all I can say on that is, God gave women a great gift.

    #5292/July 1, 2016 / Dedicated to Elsie T. Siluk

    Source by Dennis Siluk Dr.h.c.

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