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Scientists strive to save dying spoken language of Jesus

image from ts2.mm.bing.netScientists from England are trying to preserve the  language spoken by Jesus and tied to Hebrew and Arabic. The language is called Aramaic. Aramaic is one of the Semitic languages, an important group of languages known almost from the beginning of human history and including also Arabic, Hebrew, Ethiopic, and Akkadian (ancient Babylonian and Assyrian). It is particularly closely related to Hebrew, and was written in a variety of alphabetic scripts. (What is usually called "Hebrew" script is actually an Aramaic script.)
0ur first glimpse of Aramaic comes from a small number of ancient royal inscriptions from almost three thousand years ago (900-700 B.C.E.). Dedications to the gods, international treaties, and memorial stelae reveal to us the history of the first small Aramean kingdoms, in the territories of modern Syria and Southeast Turkey, living under the shadow of the rising Assyrian empire.

­Professor of linguistics at the University of Cambridge, Geoffrey Khan, has begun a quest to record the ancient language that’s been around for three thousand years before it finally disappears.

 

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What language DID Jesus speak?

From 2014

The Pope’s pilgrimage to the Middle East was controversial because of the holy leader’s impromptu prayer session at the West Bank’s barrier.

And a playful religious disagreement also took place between Pope Francis and Israel’s prime minister, which revolved around Jesus’ linguistic skills.

Benjamin Netanyahu and the Pope had a small, good natured squabble about the language spoken by Jesus Christ. 

Aramaic! Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and the Pope (right) had a small, humorous squabble (pictured) about the language spoken by Jesus Christ, with Israel's prime minister saying that the religious leader spoke Hebrew, while the Pope said Aramaic
 

Aramaic! Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and the Pope (right) had a small, humorous squabble (pictured) about the language spoken by Jesus Christ, with Israel's prime minister saying that the religious leader spoke Hebrew, while the Pope said Aramaic

 BIBLICAL ARAMAIC

Most Biblical scholars agree that Jesus and his disciples spoke Aramaic, which was the common language of Judea in the first century AD.

It is likely that Jesus spoke a local Galilean dialect and the towns of Nazareth was an Aramaic speaking community.

Despite the increasing importance of Greek, Aramaic was the dominant language among Jews in the Holy Land and across the Middle East until the Arab conquest in the seventh century.

Aramaic words frequently pop up in Biblical text, such as 'Abba, Father, ‘and place names including Gethsemane - the place where Jesus took his disciples to pray before his arrest - are thought to have an Aramaic root.

No-one really knows whether Jesus could write. Some experts believe he could speak Hebrew.
Opinion is divided as to whether the religious leader knew any Greek or Latin.

At a meeting in Jerusalem, Mr Netanyahu told the Pope: ’Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew,’ in a bid to discuss the strong ties between Judaism and Christianity.

To which the smiling Pope corrected: ‘Aramaic. He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.’

Most historians accept that Jesus existed, although the events of his life are far from concrete. 

Dr Sebastian Brock, emeritus reader in Aramaic at Oxford University told BBC News that both leaders are correct.

Hebrew was the language of scholars and the scriptures, while Jesus would have used the Aramaic tongue for his everyday conversations, he explained.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2641720/What-language-DID-Jesus-speak-Benjamin-Netanyahu-Popes-disagreement-opens-debate-spoke-Hebrew-Aramaic.html#ixzz336djBZru 

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POPE DECLARES NO HELL.. Few realize that another Pope declared Sunday the day of worship!

Catholics and Christians act as if the Pope can't do away with hell, yet they accept that he could do away with the Sabbath and Ten Commandments.

By Bob Barney

1It's almost funny how stupid people are concerning their own faith and the fate of their eternal destiny. People simply don't invest any time in their eternal existence, which can be found in the Bible.  We all read books about staying healthy, what diets to follow, how to make more money, and how to have a better life, but almost none of us reads the book written by our GOD on how we may be able to live forever.  If we did, we simply would not go to almost any church today!  Pat Buchanan is pissed off that the Pope did away with eternal torment in hell.  He claims to be a catholic, yet doesn't realize that his church gives the Pope the right to do anything! Because catholics teach that the Pope is Christ on earth!  Did you know that? (Isn't that what the antichrist declares? 2 Thessalonians 2.3).  

The Plain Truth is that from the start, popes have regularly claimed to be divine. As the 'successor' of Peter, the Pope claims infallibility, the position of God on Earth, and ability to judge and make Divine Laws.

A letter from Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto (who became Pope Pius X in 1903) as quoted in Publications of the Catholic Truth Society Volume 29 (Catholic Truth Society: 1896): 11.
Watch That All May Be One on ADtv for more information. 
A letter from Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto (who became Pope Pius X in 1903) as quoted...  As well as Cardinal Sarto, who became Pope Pius X, said "The Pope represents Jesus Christ Himself."

1Today we have a Pope who is continuing with the tradition of blasphemy and changing Divine Law, written by the hand of the God who became Jesus!  Pope Francis announced to Christians around the world that God had called upon him, instructing him “to revise the most sacred of texts, the Ten Commandments.”  Yes this is an accurate quote, and why not, a former Pope changed the Sabbath into Sunday and not many so-called Christians are worried about it!  About 100 years before Christianity, Egyptian Mithraists introduced the festival of Sunday, dedicated to worshiping the sun, into the Roman Empire. Later, as Christianity grew, church leaders wished to increase the numbers of the church. In order to make the gospel more attractive to non-Christians, pagan customs were incorporated into the church’s ceremonies. The custom of Sunday worship was welcomed by Christians who desired to differentiate themselves from the Jews, whom they hated because of the Jews’ rejection of the Savior. The first day of the week began to be recognized as both a religious and civil holiday. By the end of the second century, Christians considered it sinful to work on Sunday.  (SOURCE)

The Roman emperor Constantine, a former sun-worshiper, professed conversion to Christianity, though his subsequent actions suggest the “conversion” was more of a political move than a genuine heart change. Constantine named himself Bishop of the Catholic Church (The Pope)  and enacted the first civil law regarding Sunday observance in A.D. 321.
 

On the venerable day of the sun let the magistrate and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country however, persons engaged in agricultural work may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain growing or for vine planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost. —Schaff’s History of the Christian Church, vol. III, chap. 75.

Note that Constantine’s law did not even mention Sabbath but referred to the mandated rest day as a “the venerable day of the sun.” And how kind he was to allow people to observe it as it was convenient. Contrast this with God’s command to observe the Sabbath “even during the plowing season and harvest” (Exodus 34:21)! Perhaps the church leaders noticed this laxity as well, for just four years later, in A.D. 325, Pope Sylvester officially named Sunday “the Lord’s Day,” and in A.D. 338, Eusebius, the court bishop of Constantine, wrote, “All things whatsoever that it was the duty to do on the Sabbath (the seventh day of the week) we (Constantine, Eusebius, and other bishops) have transferred to the Lord’s Day (the first day of the week) as more appropriately belonging to it.”  (SOURCE)

In the Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, we read:
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Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.

Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday….

Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday.

Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her!
—Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 50.


In Catholic Christian Instructed,
 

Q. Has the [Catholic] church power to make any alterations in the commandments of God?
A. ...Instead of the seventh day, and other festivals appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God’s worship; and these we are now obliged to keep in consequence of God’s commandment, instead of the ancient Sabbath.
—The Catholic Christian Instructed in the Sacraments, Sacrifices, Ceremonies, and Observances of the Church By Way of Question and Answer, RT Rev. Dr. Challoner, p. 204.


In An Abridgment of the Christian Doctrine,
 

Q. How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
A. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church.

Q. How prove you that?
A. Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the church’s power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin; and by not keeping the rest [of the feasts] by her commanded, they again deny, in fact, the same power.
–Rev. Henry Tuberville, D.D. (R.C.), (1833), page 58.


In A Doctrinal Catechism,

Q. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
A. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her. She could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.
–Rev. Stephen Keenan, (1851), p. 174.


In the Catechism of the Council of Trent,

The Church of God has thought it well to transfer the celebration and observance of the Sabbath to Sunday!
–p 402, second revised edition (English), 1937.  (First published in 1566)


In the Augsburg Confession,

They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord’s day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears; neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the ten commandments.
—Art. 28.


God warned that a blasphemous power would “seek to change times and laws,” and the Catholic Church openly admits doing it, even boasts about it. In a sermon at the Council of Trent in 1562, the Archbishop of Reggia, Caspar del Fossa, claimed that the Catholic Church’s whole authority is based upon the fact that they changed the Sabbath to Sunday. Does this not fulfill the prophecies of Daniel and Paul?
 

“For centuries millions of Christians have gathered to worship God on the first day of the week. Graciously He has accepted this worship. He has poured out His blessings upon Christian people as they have sought to serve Him. However, as one searches the Scriptures, he is forced to recognize that Sunday is not a day of God’s appointment… It has no foundation in Scripture, but has arisen entirely as a result of custom,” says Frank H. Yost, Ph.D. in The Early Christian Sabbath.


Let us ask the question again: Was the Sabbath changed from the seventh day of the week to the first? The Bible is clear: “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy” (Genesis 2:3).  “Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy” (Exodus 20:11). If God intended for another day to become the Sabbath, He must have removed the blessing from the seventh day and placed it on the day which was to replace it. But when God bestows a blessing, it is forever. “…You, O Lord, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever” (1 Chronicles 17:27). “I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot change it” (Numbers 23:20). Your birthday, a memorial of your birth, can’t be changed, though you may celebrate it on a different day. Neither can the Sabbath, a memorial of creation (Exodus 20:11), be changed, though some may celebrate it on a different day.

God instructed Moses to construct the earthly sanctuary, all its furniture, and the ark according to “the pattern” he was shown. (Exodus 25:9, 40) The ark was called the “ark of the covenant” (Numbers 10:33, Deuteronomy 10:8, Hebrews 9:4), and the “ark of the testimony” (Exodus 25:22), because in it Moses placed the tablets of stone on which God wrote His Law. (Exodus 25:16, 31:18) John, in Revelation 11:19, describes the scene before him when “the temple of God was opened in Heaven.” John saw the ark of the covenant in the heavenly sanctuary. David wrote, “Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89). It is safe to assume that God’s Law remains, contained within the ark of the covenant in the heavenly sanctuary.

When God says, “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:10), that ends all controversy. We cannot change God’s Word for our own convenience. “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15).

- Emily Thomsen. (SOURCE)

So dear friends, as you can see with your own eyes, this Pope is doing the same things Popes have been doing since the start of their church- not Christs' church.  We should not be surprised, because God warns us that this would happen 2,500 years ago!  We read in Daniel, "I, Daniel, was troubled by all I had seen, and my visions terrified me. 16 So I approached one of those standing beside the throne and asked him what it all meant. He explained it to me like this: 17 “These four huge beasts represent four kingdoms that will arise from the earth. 18 But in the end, the holy people of the Most High will be given the kingdom, and they will rule forever and ever.”..... 

Then he said to me, “This fourth beast is the fourth world power that will rule the earth. It will be different from all the others. It will devour the whole world, trampling and crushing everything in its path. 24 Its ten horns are ten kings who will rule that empire. Then another king will arise, different from the other ten, who will subdue three of them. 25 He will defy the Most High and oppress the holy people of the Most High. He will try to change their sacred festivals and laws, and they will be placed under his control for a time, times, and half a time.  (In other words, He will claim to have power of God and change the Holy Law of God, INCLUDING  Holy Days and Sabbathv Days!  Now who fits that bill?)

26 “But then the court will pass judgment, and all his power will be taken away and completely destroyed. 27 Then the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will last forever, and all rulers will serve and obey him.”

also read --- http://cgi.org/who-changed-the-sabbath-to-sunday/


POPE DECLARES NO HELL...And he is ALMOST right...

"But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown."

By Bob Barney, The Plain Truth

The below links, from DRUDGE REPORTS  tells of the shockwaves that have boomerranged around the world, especially amongst fake Christianity concerning the state of the dead.  In an interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just "disappear." This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul.  The ironic part of this story, is the the Pope is partially correct!  Hell, as taught by most Christians simply does not exist and you can prove it in the Bible!  Simply put, there is NO PLACE OF TORMENT for souls taught in the pages of the Bible.  In fact, the idea that we have an immortal soul that goes somewhere when die is pagan in origin and is contrary to what Jesus taught!  Simply, only God is immortal - you are not! (1 Timothy 6:16 [God] who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen).  When we die, we go to a hole in the ground, and are dead! 'Hell' is not a translation. It is a word that has been inserted by translators into the Bible because of their preconceived ideas about a place of eternal torment. This idea is fast losing ground today as modern translators realise that Hebrew words like 'sheol', simply meant the grave to the original inspired writers of the Scriptures. Look at this scripture with the correct translation for hell. "For You will not leave my SOUL IN SHEOL (Hell in the Authorised Version), nor will You allow Your Holy One to see CORRUPTION." Psalm 16:10, or "If I ascend up into heaven, You are there; if I make my BED IN Sheol, (HELL) behold, You are there." Psalm 139:8.  Do you see what the Bible really says here?  Hell is the grave in which the dead are until the resurrection from the dead when the dead are raised back to life!  That is what the Bible promises, Jesus did not die to allow "souls" from going to heaven, he died so that after we die, we can be raised from the grave and defeat Hell, just as He did.

Modern churches rarely read this scripture which explains fully the state of the dead of Christians: 1 Corinthians 15:  (Bold text is by me with explanations in ( ).)

The Resurrection of the Dead

12 But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead? 13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. 15 And we apostles would all be lying about God—for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave. But that can’t be true if there is no resurrection of the dead. 16 And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. 18 In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! 19 And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.

20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died. (Christ was the first born of the dead. He is to this day the only human to be Born Again!  Read it here and see that even Billy Graham was wrong!).

21 So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man. 22 Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.  (implies the future, read on...)23 But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back. (This is what churches do not teach! Christ was raised from the dead, and nobody, but nobody else is raised again UNTIL HE RETURNS at his second coming!)

24 After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power. 25 For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. 26 And the last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For the Scriptures say, “God has put all things under his authority.”[e] (Of course, when it says “all things are under his authority,” that does not include God himself, who gave Christ his authority.) 28 Then, when all things are under his authority, the Son will put himself under God’s authority, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere.

29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why do it unless the dead will someday rise again?

30 And why should we ourselves risk our lives hour by hour? 31 For I swear, dear brothers and sisters, that I face death daily. This is as certain as my pride in what Christ Jesus our Lord has done in you. 32 And what value was there in fighting wild beasts—those people of Ephesus[f]—if there will be no resurrection from the dead? And if there is no resurrection, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”[g]33 Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.” 34 Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don’t know God at all.

The Resurrection Body

35 But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?” 36 What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it dies first. 37 And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting. 38 Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed. 39 Similarly there are different kinds of flesh—one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

40 There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies. 41 The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.

42 It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. (If we are true Christians who obey Christ, we will be raised at His coming, not until!)43 Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. 44 They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.

45 The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.”[h] But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit. 46 What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later. 47 Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven. 48 Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man.49 Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like[i] the heavenly man. (Again, when he returns!)

50 What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.

51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. (Here is the Divine secret, the heavenly mystery which hardly anyone has ever told you.... THE PROMISE to Christians to be be Born Again into the very Family of God, and become Gods!).  We will not all die (those alive at the time Christ returns will not die, but be instantly Born Again-changed from flesh to spirit.), but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown (Revelation, the last Trumpet is blown as Christ returns to earth to start his earthly kingdom, yes friend HEAVEN IS ON EARTH for those who believe in Christ. It is on Earth we shall be with Christ!). For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.

54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die,[j] this Scripture will be fulfilled:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.[k]
55 O death, where is your victory?
    O death, where is your sting?[l]

56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

This is what your Bible teaches, this is what awaits true Christians.  But what happens to the sinners, don't they go to Hell and be tormented?   NO!  Again allow the Bible to answer this question.... 

Revelation 20 New Living Translation 

The Thousand Years

20 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the bottomless pit[a] and a heavy chain in his hand. He seized the dragon—that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan—and bound him in chains for a thousand years. The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.

Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (This is the reward for true believers)

This is the first resurrection. (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years had ended.) ( Yes, those who are not Christians stay dead until the 1,000 year reign of, then they are judged by their works, read on.)Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death (the second death is what the Pope is referring to. It is the end of those who have sinned and never repented, they are DESTROYED!) holds no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years.

The Defeat of Satan

When the thousand years come to an end, Satan will be let out of his prison. He will go out to deceive the nations—called Gog and Magog—in every corner of the earth. He will gather them together for battle—a mighty army, as numberless as sand along the seashore. And I saw them as they went up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded God’s people and the beloved city. But fire from heaven came down on the attacking armies and consumed them.

10 Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (The Devil, NOT HUMANS)

The Final Judgment

11 And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. 12 I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. (This is the judgement of the world, eternal torture is NOT what they await, it is eternal life OR for those who do not repent, eternal DEATH!)13 The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave[b]gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. 14 Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. 15 And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.  

For the concept own Hell in the Bible read this article on Hell which you probably were never taught: https://www.bibleed.com/hell-and-the-grave.html.

 


What Does the Feast of Unleavened Bread Mean for Christians?

Today is the last day of the Feast of Passover (the Days of Unleavened Bread) -- what does it mean for Christians?

article by Vince Szymkowiak

Central to our understanding of the biblical Feast of Unleavened Bread is the realization that the resurrected Jesus Christ lives His life in every individual Christian.

What Does the Feast of Unleavened Bread Mean for Christians?
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Growing numbers of Christians around the world are discovering and celebrating the biblical festivals outlined in Leviticus 23. By looking at the symbolism associated with these days, they are coming to view them in light of the life and mission of Jesus Christ.

After all, Jesus Christ Himself commenced the acting out of the plan of salvation by becoming our sacrificial Passover lamb. As the apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:7, "For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us" (compare Isaiah 53:7-9 ; 1 Peter 1:18-19 ). Furthermore, Jesus started His Church on another of these festivals, the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2). He must have considered them important.

During the spring of the year (March-April in the northern hemisphere), immediately after Passover and before the Feast of Pentecost, falls another biblical feast—the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6-8 ; Exodus 12:17-18 ). Here we'll take a brief look at the greatest event to have ever taken place during this feast—and what it means for Christians today.

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The 7 Keys to Incredible Health Paperback – March 3, 2018

A worthwhile book to read by Michael H. Exton (Author).. Mr Exton has written for The Plain Truth and shares many of the same views as ours.  We recommend the book, it's only $10.00 on Amazon....

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Negroes With Guns: The Untold History of Black NRA Gun Clubs and the Civil Rights Movement

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With the violent crime rate increasing disproportionately in urban communities, it's no surprise that a recent phone survey of black voters found that 80 percent felt gun violence was an “extremely serious” problem. But it seems this surge in violence actually has many in the black community changing their views on gun ownership. In 1993, 74 percent of African-Americans favored gun control. By 2015, that number dropped to 60. However, when asked if they favor gun ownership, the results are much more striking. A 2015 Pew Research poll found 54 percent of black respondents feeling positive about packing – an increase of a whopping 29 percent in two years.

In fact, African-Americans are very much a part of the increasing number of concealed carry permits obtained during the Obama Administration. Between 2012 and 2014, black permit holders increased from 10,389 to 17,594,1 with African-American women obtaining permits at the fastest rate – 3.44 times that of their white female counterparts. However, this increasingly positive attitude toward firearms might not be a new paradigm, but rather a return to form.

Robert F. Williams and Armed Black Self-Defense

Few are aware that weapons played a pivotal part in the American Civil Rights Movement, specifically through Robert F. Williams. A curious figure in American history, Libertarians are quick to lionize him and his radical approach to black self-defense, but they’ll quickly cool when they learn of his longstanding association with leftist totalitarian politics and governments. Conservatives likewise might initially find themselves infatuated with a man who did not wait for “big government” to deliver his people, but rather leveraged the Second Amendment. Liberals, for their part, might find something to admire in Williams’ notion of liberation, but will recoil in horror when learning that his preferred vehicles for change were the NAACP (great!) and the NRA (terrible!).

Williams was many things, but chief among them was a harbinger of things that would come long after he had fled the United States for what he considered greener pastures in Fidel Castro’s Cuba. He stands across the divide, separating the non-violent, electoral, protest-oriented phase of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s from the later, more militant and direct-action-oriented phase that would arise in the mid-to-late 1960s as the movement became more frustrated (particularly after the assassination of Martin Luther King).

Born in North Carolina in 1925, Williams’ experience mirrors that of many African-Americans of his generation. He moved to Detroit as part of the Second Great Migration, where he was privy to race rioting over jobs. He served in the then-segregated United States Marine Corps for a year and a half after being drafted in 1944. Upon returning to his North Carolina hometown, Williams found a moribund chapter of the NAACP. With only six members and little opposition, he used his USMC training to commandeer the local branch and turn it in a decidedly more military direction. The local chapter soon had over 200 members under Williams’ leadership. If nothing else, his leadership was effective at building the movement from the ground up.

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'Army of Islam' would be world's biggest military

image from www.wnd.comThis is the future "United States of Islam." The kingdom the Bible calls THE KINGDOM OF THE SOUTH (Daniel 11), led by a "King" who will wage war against the King of the North (a revival of the Holy Roman European Empire).  These are the two main players at the time of the end.  Read More about them here...   The following article contains some errors, as most today do not know who the nations are today in the light of Bible prophecy. Read our article here on who is who in the world, according to your Bible...

 

FROM WND.COM

WASHINGTON – When Turkey’s semi-official newspaper Yeni Safak called for urgent action in forming a 57-nation “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack Israel, a suggestion undoubtedly approved with at least a wink and nod by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it would signal the possible intent to create the largest military force on the planet – one nearly as large as the total population of the Jewish state.

The report came just ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and was published under the headline, “What if an Army of Islam was formed against Israel?” It was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

But it wasn’t a rhetorical question. It was actually a suggestion to combine the military forces of all Islamic countries to overwhelm the Israeli army in manpower, budget and equipment – even boasting with statistics.


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Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership —No Gun Crime

Because when 100% of the people have guns, not even idiots want to try and shoot you!

image from i.pinimg.comSwitzerland hasn't had a mass shooting since 2001, when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself.

The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 homicides with firearms. The country's overall murder rate is near zero.

The National Rifle Association often points to Switzerland to argue that more rules on gun ownership aren't necessary. In 2016, the NRA said on its blog that the European country had one of the lowest murder rates in the world while still having millions of privately owned guns and a few hunting weapons that don't even require a permit.

But the Swiss have some specific rules and regulations for gun use.

Thousands march for gun control in SF and Oakland
People took to the streets to demand stricter gun laws in San Francisco and Oakland on Saturday.
 
 

People took to the streets to demand stricter gun laws in San Francisco and Oakland on Saturday.

Media: San Francisco Chronicle

Business Insider took a look at the country's past with guns to see why it has lower rates of gun violence than the US.

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WARNING: Cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy age prematurely and die sooner

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(NaturalHealth365) New research out of the Mayo Clinic is showing that harsh cancer treatments, like chemotherapy, are causing those who survive to age (in a negative way) and die prematurely. Although most NaturalHealth365 readers understand this concept – we know that most cancer patients remain uninformed about this reality BEFORE making a treatment decision.

While some cancer survivors do give chemotherapy credit for saving their lives, these individuals are far more prone to health issues later on – even if they are biologically young in years. Some of the long-term problems include heart issues, endocrine system and hormonal disorders, lung scarring, brittle bones and a higher risk of developing ‘secondary cancers.’

Unavoidable fact: Chemotherapy cancer treatments will kill both cancerous AND healthy cells.... Read More


23 Most Powerful Secret Societies

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1. Ancient Order of Hibernians
> Founded: 1836
> Mission: Protecting Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces
> Well-known members: John F. Kennedy, Fulton Sheen, Pat O’Brien

The AOH is the oldest Irish Catholic fraternal organization in the United States and was established to shield Catholics from bigotry in the U.S. in the 19th century. The organization, whose members include John F. Kennedy, traces its roots to secret societies created in Ireland more than 300 years ago to protect Catholics from British oppression.

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Trade War- China fights back

list of 128 US products to target

  • China on Friday announced plans for reciprocal tariffs on 128 U.S. products that include pork, wine, fruit and steel.
  • Beijing said it will take measures against the U.S. goods in two stages if it cannot reach an agreement with Washington.

The world's second-largest economy has responded to President Donald Trump's controversial trade tariffs.

China's commerce ministry proposed a list of 128 U.S. products as potential retaliation targets, according to a statement on its websiteposted Friday morning.

The U.S. goods, which had an import value of $3 billion in 2017, include wine, fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts, steel pipes, modified ethanol, and ginseng, the ministry said. Those products could see a 15 percent duty, while a 25 percent tariff could be imposed on U.S. pork and recycled aluminium goods, according to the statement.

The statement did not go into greater detail. U.S. agricultural products, particularly soybeans, have been flagged as the biggest area of potential retaliation by Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration.

President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave after an opera performance at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017.
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President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave after an opera performance at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017.
 

Do you have a higher risk of breast cancer?

Women's breasts come in all shapes and sizes and although they're all unique, we need to make sure that we're checking them regularly for changes. 

Pink Hope medical advisor, Dr Mary Rickard, has shared with FEMAIL the four things that women need to know about their breasts - and why it's so important to become comfortable with the look and feel of your breasts.

'There are lots of different ways to be normal but if you find a problem, don't try and self diagnose, its best to get to your doctor as soon as possible as early treatment is more effective,' Dr Rickard told FEMAIL.

BREASTS ARE NOT THE SAME 

EXERCISE WON'T MAKE THEM PERKIER 

DENSE BREASTS HAVE A HIGHER CANCER RISK 

WOMEN SHOULD REGULARLY CHECK THEIR BREASTS 

As most women know, breasts are often not the same size, with one usually slightly bigger than the other

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5521291/The-four-things-women-need-know-breasts.html#ixzz5ANk5pUpR


The horrifying moment bridge collapsed in Florida

A video taken on the dashcam of a car as it approached Miami's FIU bridge seconds before it collapsed last week has captured the moment it fell down on traffic, revealing that there was a worker on top of it at the time.

The footage shows the man working on the top left corner of the bridge as cars passed beneath it. 

When it suddenly collapsed, the man was thrown into the air then fell among the rubble.

It is not clear if the man is Navarro Brown, a 37-year-old employee of Structural Technologies VSL, who was working at the site and was among the six killed, or if others were there and walked away injured.  

This video taken from a car as it approached the bridge at Florida International University shows a worker on top of the structure 

The footage also reveals how stunned motorists and passengers in vehicles which hadn't yet reached the structure rushed to help after the accident.  

The bridge was behind schedule and over budget at the time. 

An official cause for the collapse is yet to be given but engineers were examining a crack in one side of it at the time.  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5528269/Astonishing-video-shows-moment-FIU-bridge-collapsed.html#ixzz5ATYNSgje


Big Pharma's vaccines: Naked profit over safety

1At a time we are worried about school shootings and gun violence, keep in mind the FDA/CDC Pharma consortium is getting away with mayhem and murder on a much larger magnitude. And only the victims are paying attention and the price.

This story begins years ago, when, after serving in the U.S. Navy during Desert Shield, I was a member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee. At that time, around 1993, I had the opportunity to meet with a former colleague of mine who was the lead researcher assigned to figuring out the truth of Gulf War Syndrome (GWS). Initially, it was thought the disorder was most likely due to stress. They decided this because of the strange and variable manifestations of the disease, and the fact that both victims and non-victims appeared to have the same exposures to environment and to vaccines. Also, although, most GWS victims were reservists, most in-theater personnel were full active duty members with more environmental exposure. So, they reasoned at the time, the stress of being unexpectedly jerked out of private life into a combat zone played a causative role in GWS.


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NOAA Data Tampering Approaching 2.5 Degrees- More evidence that global warming is a HOAX to take away our rights!

NOAA’s US temperature record shows that US was warmest in the 1930’s and has generally cooled as CO2 has increased.  This wrecks greenhouse gas theory, so they “adjust” the data to make it look like the US is warming.

Raw NOAA Data      Adjusted NOAA Data

The NOAA data tampering produces a spectacular hockey stick of scientific fraud, which becomes the basis of vast amounts of downstream junk climate science. Pre-2000 temperatures are progressively cooled, and post-2000 temperatures are warmed. This year has been a particularly spectacular episode of data tampering by NOAA, as they introduce nearly 2.5 degrees of fake warming since 1895.

 

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Noah: The Rest of the Story

article by Mario Seiglie

The recent movie Noah presents a horribly distorted view of one of the Bible's great heroes of faith. What's the true story that you may have never heard or considered? Let's look at seven little-known facts about Noah that can change our lives for good!


What does the story of Noah have to do with us?
 

Years ago, Paul Harvey, a famous U.S. radio commentator, ended his talks with the words, "And now you know the rest of the story." He had just given a side of the news or a personality or historical event that was not well known.

Recently the movie Noah has been in the news. The film has a big-name director, popular leading actors and lots of drama to draw viewers into the theaters. Studios invested millions in hopes that the movie would become a big Hollywood hit.

Reviews have been highly negative in terms of biblical accuracy. Moreover, the biblical story has been grossly distorted with Gnostic and other arcane elements and made into a huge Hollywood melodrama.

Many fictional parts have been added, especially the many scenes with mythical rock creatures (supposedly fallen angels) who actually build the ark (with wood from a miraculously grown instant forest) and save Noah from a small army that tries to capture the ark. Further distorting the story, Noah is portrayed as an angry, tormented and murderous man, in complete contradiction of the Bible's description of him as a righteous and godly person.

Perhaps the only redeeming value of the movie would be if people are motivated to read the Bible for themselves, recognize actual parallels between Noah's and today's age, wake up from their spiritual lethargy and turn to God.

As the latest fad, the movie Noah will come and go. But more important is this question: What does the story of the real Noah have to do with us? Surprisingly, it can teach us a great deal. Let's look at seven little-known facts about Noah that can change our lives for good!

1. Noah "walked with God."   Read the article here>>>>


Johnny Appleseed: More than just an apple enthusiast

image from www.wnd.comSeventy years old, he visited his friend William Worth one evening, ate some milk and bread, read out loud from the Bible, laid down on the floor to sleep and never woke up. This was how John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, died on March 18, 1845.

Johnny Appleseed’s father, Nathaniel Chapman, was a Minuteman who fought the British at Concord in 1775 and served in the Continental Army under George Washington.

The apple originated in Central Asia and spread east to China, which is still the largest grower of apples in the world. Alexander the Great saw apples in Central Asia. He had some apples sent back to Macedonia in 328 BC, where they were cultivated and gradually spread across Europe. In the 1600s, colonists brought apples to North America, with the first apple orchard being planted in 1625 by Rev. William Blaxton in Boston.

Johnny Appleseed collected seeds from apple cider presses in western Pennsylvania. Johnny Appleseed may have spent time on Grant’s Hill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1794 at the time of the Whiskey Rebellion. He planted orchards and nurseries from the Alleghenies to central Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, giving thousands of seedlings to westward bound pioneers.

Johnny Appleseed lived nomadic life at harmony with Indians, bringing them medicinal plants. Native Americans, even hostile ones, considered him touched by the Great Spirit, and became converted.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2018/03/johnny-appleseed-more-than-just-an-apple-enthusiast/#7yWPLWUxQfdZhRZM.99


Florida bridge funded by 'shoddy' Obama program

"Dr. Coburn and Senator Obama look over t..."Dr. Coburn and Senator Obama look over the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act" (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Twitter, President Trump is being blamed for wanting to build a wall while “our infrastructures are falling apart, for going out of his way to loosen building regulations and passing a tax-cut bill instead of doing “some REAL work for the country.”

While it’s too early to determine the causes of the tragic accident, which killed at least six people, Reason magazine assistant editor Christian Britschgi points out in a column Friday that, if anything, President Obama’s fingerprints are on it.

Installed only last Saturday, the bridge, she writes, was funded with $11.4 million from a federal grant program that has been criticized for a shoddy review process that puts politics ahead of technical and safety concerns.

How can “we the people” and the states finally wrest control from Washington insiders? Former senator Tom Coburn has the answer in “Smashing the DC Monopoly,” available at the WND Superstore.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER program, was created as an economic stimulus measure under Obama and morphed into a permanent program, wrote Britschgi.

The program has awarded $5.6 billion in nine rounds of grants since 2009.

FIU received the money for the bridge in round five, or TIGER V, in 2013. It was among 52 projects that used a methodology that later was criticized by the Government Accountability Office for violating U.S. Department of Transportation standards.

The bridge was installed using a new method called “accelerated bridge construction,” or ABC, which was meant to minimize traffic delays and risk to workers.

At the time of its installation Saturday, FIU’s Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center boasted of the new project and the method of construction.

“This project is an outstanding example of the ABC method,” said Atorod Azizinamini, the center’s director, in a press release.


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The Satanic Plain Truth about Abortions

image from hw.infowars.comWhen an abortion doctor decided to answer a question about how she is able to sleep at night considering her profession involves ending the lives of unborn children, she probably thought she was making herself look good.

Instead, she now finds herself at the center of a firestorm after her tone-deaf tweet revealed just what she really does on a daily basis.

Dr. Leah Torres, an abortionist with the blue-check seal of approval from Twitter, deleted a tweet after it backfired on her in a big way.

Dr. Torres was responding to a Twitter user who asked if she wasn’t “in it for the money, is it just because you like infanticide? Do you hear their heartbeats when you lay down at night? Do you hear their screams?”

“No,” Torres responded in the Sunday tweet. “You realize fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the (vocal) cord 1st so that there’s really no opportunity, if they’re even far enough along to have a larynx.”

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The United States of Islam forming?

The Bible says we will have a superpower - a formation of Islamic States - this may be a start.

On December 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul,  the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article  titled "A Call for Urgent Action,"[1] which also appeared on the paper's website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?"[2] The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint "Army of Islam" to besiege and attack the state of Israel. It notes that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this. It also advocates establishing joint bases for the army's ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel, while noting that Pakistan, as the only nuclear country, has "a special status" among the OIC countries. An interactive map provides information on military forces stationed in various locations and the role they can play in the potential joint Muslim attack on Israel.

The Source Of The Yeni Şafak Article: The SADAT Company Website

The main points of the article are taken from the website of the Turkish SADAT International Defense and Consulting Company, which provides consultancy on defense and warfare, both conventional and unconventional, and on military organization, training and gear. The company has an agenda of promoting pan-Islamic military cooperation. According to its mission statement, it seeks "to establish defense collaboration and defense industry cooperation among Islamic countries, to help the Islamic world take its rightful place among the superpowers by providing... strategic consultancy and training services to the militaries and homeland security forces of Islamic countries."[3]

According to Israeli security sources, the SADAT company is involved in aiding Hamas, and seeks to assist – with funds and military gear – the creation of a "Palestine Army" to fight Israel

STORY HERE IN FULL


Cell phone radiation linked to cancer in rats in first-ever large government-funded study

English: Aerial photograph from the north of t...English: Aerial photograph from the north of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (Building 10) on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland campus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cell phone radiation could pose a risk of certain cancers to some, the preliminary findings of two new major studies from the National Institutes Health suggest. 

Six percent of male rats exposed to the same kind of radiation our cell phones emit - though in much larger quantities - developed a type of cancer called a schwannoma in their hearts. 

The pair of studies are the largest the National Toxicology Program has ever conducted about the carcinogenic effects of cell phone radiation. 

The authors caution that while much more research is needed to find out whether or not the ways that average people use cell phones could raise cancer risks, the findings highlight an 'area of concern'.

The NIH published the preliminary findings from its first-ever large study on cell phone radiation and cancer on Friday, finding an increased risk at least one kind of cancer in rats

Over the course of the last two years, researchers at the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have been exposing rats and mice to varying levels of cell phone radio frequency radiation.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5346543/Cell-phone-radiation-linked-cancer-rats.html#ixzz563TYANTK


Has The Bible's Underground Ocean of Water Been found?

TPT story from 2014
 
Genesis 8 (The Plain Truth's RED LETTER Bible)
1 And God (Elohim) remembered Noah and all the wild and tame animals with him in the boat. He made a wind blow over the earth, and the water went down.
 2 The underground springs stopped flowing, and the clouds in the sky stopped pouring down rain. 3 The the floodwaters gradually receded from the earth. After 150 days....
 

Scientists have discovered a vast reservoir of water under the Earth's mantle they say could be larger than all the ocean's combined.

Canadian researchers say analysis of a rare mineral points to the huge store of water deep in Earth's mantle, 400-600 kilometres (250-375 miles) beneath our feet.

It echoes the hundred and fifty year old novel, 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth', in which French science-fiction forerunner Jules Verne pictured a vast sea that lay deep under our planet's surface.

 
The evidence comes from a water-loving mineral called ringwoodite that came from the so-called transition zone sandwiched between the upper and lower layers of Earth's mantle
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The evidence comes from a water-loving mineral called ringwoodite that came from the so-called transition zone sandwiched between the upper and lower layers of Earth's mantle

 

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

The new theory, backed up by seismic data suggest that water is stored in the transition zone of Earth’s mantle.

It is thought to host minerals called ringwoodite and wadsleyite that can store water like a sponge.

If water does exists in huge volumes beneath Earth's crust, it is bound to have a big impact on the mechanics of volcanoes and the movement of tectonic plates.

The evidence comes from a water-loving mineral called ringwoodite that came from the so-called transition zone sandwiched between the upper and lower layers of Earth's mantle, they said in the journal Nature.

Analysis shows that 1.5% of the rock comprises molecules of water.

The find backs once-contested theories that the transition zone, or at least significant parts of it, is water-rich, the investigators said.

'This sample really provides extremely strong confirmation that there are local wet spots deep in the Earth in this area,' said Graham Pearson of Canada's University of Alberta, who led the research.

'That particular zone in the Earth, the transition zone, might have as much water as all the world's oceans put together.'


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