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Where Did Valentine's Day Come From?

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Is It Wrong for a Christian to Celebrate It?

 
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The World Book Encyclopedia tells us regarding Valentine’s Day: “The customs connected with the day . . . probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature” (1973, vol. 20, p. 204).

For the people of ancient Rome, the festival of Lupercalia was an annual ritual believed to ward off evil spirits and increase fertility. Lupercalia (also known as Februatio, from which comes the month name February) was popular among many of the new converts to the fast-rising Catholic Church.

As the book Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays notes, “Everywhere that [mainstream] Christians came into power they immediately adapted the holidays and customs of the people to their own creed” (Robert Myers and Hallmark Cards editors, 1972, pp. 50-51).

Such was their course of action with this festival of Lupercalia at the end of the fifth century. While Pope Gelasius officially condemned the pagan Roman festival and banned its observance, many of its accompanying practices quickly appeared in a newly established holiday added by him to the official church list of feast days in A.D. 496—St. Valentine’s Day.

Soon, people were no longer looking to obtain fertility by being beaten with strips of animal skin called februa . Instead, they turned their focus to St. Valentine, the patron saint of “engaged couples and anyone wishing to marry” (Celebrations, pp. 48-49), whose actual identity is even murkier than what connection he bore to romance.

What amounted to a renamed, refurbished Lupercalia then picked up steam, gradually adapting itself into the Valentine’s Day we know today, which included the added elements of Valentine cards and Cupid, the Roman god of erotic love.

Friendship and sending cards are wonderful things, and God is not opposed to romance at the right time in the right way. But does the pagan religious history of Valentine’s Day taint the modern practices? What does God have to say about observing pagan traditions, renamed or not?

“When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess … do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods … Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it” (Deuteronomy 12:29-32).

Though the practices of Lupercalia have been repackaged and dressed up in the form of Valentine’s Day, these verses indicate they remain just as detestable as they have always been in our Creator’s eyes. Instead of pagan days and practices, our focus should be on the festivals God has given us in the Bible, which point us toward His amazing and incomparable plan for all of humanity.

For more information, be sure to download or request our free Bible study guide Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe? .


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God's Calendar

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In the beginning, the year consisted of 360 days in a solar year.  Each day was 24 hours long (today at day is actually 24 hours and some 20 seconds hours long).  Originally every month had exactly 30 days, to the second, and the year contained exactly 12 months!.  See Fig 1 below.

Then something happened. The earth slowed down. The moon's orbit fell out of whack and all the ancients recognized this fact that their calendar;'s were no longer in sink.  As the earth slowed, so did the moon orbit (see Fig 2).  Some ancient cultures that followed a lunar year, found out that they needed to add an extra month every three years.  "Modern" agrarian empires like Egypt that needed an EXACT calendar, simply added 5-6 days at the end of each year. The calendar was calculated based on the sun cycle, and is one of the first calendars known to mankind and the most accurate in terms of climate conditions and agriculture during the year, where the Egyptian farmer has been relying on it to determine the seasons of agriculture and crop yielding for thousands of years. 

When God reinstituted the revised 365 day calendar to Moses in Exodus 12:1-3. "Now the LORD (Jesus) spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household."

Obviously, any well study of the Bible will bring to light the fact that to GOD, the year is 360 days long.

The fact that the prophets understood a year as 360 days is well attested. God created the sun to mark the seasons and years. He made the moon to mark the days. There are 354.37 days in a lunar year (of 12 moons/months), and 365.24 days in a solar year; together they average 360 days.  In fact, many historians, scholars, and scientists, along with a few popular authors, have claimed that ancient civilizations used a 360-day annual calendar. Why is this?  The Plain Truth is that when God created the earth, this planet rotated perfectly on a 360 day year, with 12 lunar months of exactly 30 days.  God creates in perfection, but when sin enters the realm of the earth, perfection is altered.  In this case, the great flood of Noah added water weight to this planet, whereas it slowed down from the perfect 360 day year to an imperfect 365 1/4 day year, thus messing up the calendar for ever more.

The calendar used by Abraham, Moses and Jesus was purely solar. Throughout Scripture we see that all years were said to have only 12 months.  The Egyptians were the first people to recognize that the year had changed from 360 days to 365 days.  The assumption can be made that the Egyptians noticed this change AFTER the flood and were forced to deal with the discrepancy. What they did was clever, and made their calendar the most accurate one ever devised.  They merely counted out 12, 30 day months from the summer solstice.  They no longer timed the moon with the month because they saw that the moon no longer took 30 days to travel around the earth (it became 29 days).  At the end of the 360th day, they simply did not count the remaining days at all.... They were "no days" as they waited to start the new year with the coming of the summer solstice.  This worked perfectly for them. Moses was Egyptian taught and would have been very familiar with this way of counting off the year.  When God changed the new year, to the spring (the equinox) Moses understood, or was instructed by God to follow the example of the Egyptians and not count the last five or six days of the year. This would keep the calendar exactly perfect, and God is perfection to the trillionth degree! 

The truth about the biblical 360 day year as mentioned by Newton was quoted by Sir Robert Anderson in his book, The Coming Prince, page 68. This was not a new discovery by Sir Isaac Newton in the late 1600's or by Sir Robert Anderson in 1895. It was clearly discussed in detail by the Christian, Julias Africanus in his Chronology within his explanation of the fulfillment of Daniel's Seventy Weeks, written about A.D. 240. http://xwalk.ca/360day.html 

The 13th "Jewish" Month is not mentioned in the Bible! 

If you search the Bible for any mention of a "13th" month, you will never find it!  How can it be then, that most assume that the Jewish calendar, which must have a 13th month every third year is Biblical at all!  It is not. In 1 Chronicles 27, we are given the guards for every month of the year (see Fig 3) and it is clear that only 12 months are in the calendar, never a 13th month.

Revelation 11 & 12, we see that 3 1/2 years is 42 months, not 43.  It has only 1260 days (42X30), this alone blows away the theory of the Hebrew Calendar in God;'s word.

Contrary to some who claim Ezekiel has a 13th month, research proves this wrong. Check this link for conclusive proof.

There are 12 -- 30 day Months to God's year, with the first month always on The Spring Equionx, about March 21.  There are also 5 or 6 NO days each year that are not calculated.  That's how 365 fits into 360!

 

 

Fig 1

Length of apparent solar day (1998)[9]
Date Duration in mean solar time
February 11 24 hours
March 26 24 hours − 18.1 seconds
May 14 24 hours
June 19 24 hours + 13.1 seconds
July 25/26 24 hours
September 16 24 hours − 21.3 seconds
November 2/3 24 hours
December 22 24 hours + 29.9 seconds

These lengths will change slightly in a few years and significantly in thousands of years.

 

Fig 2.

The Chart below shows difference between the solar year and lunar year if we are only speeding up the orbit of the Earth around the sun.  Notice that in a perfect 360 day year, the moon's rotation increases to 30 days!

  Speed of Earth's Orbit   =   Days per
  Solar Year
 
  Days per
  Lunar Month
 
  Days per
  Lunar Year (12 lunar months)
 
  Days difference
  after 8 years
  29.79 km/s   =     365.2422   29.531   354.372   86.9616
  29.80977 km/s   =     365   29.56651   354.79812   81.61504
  29.89166 km/s   =     364   29.63452   355.61424   67.08608
  29.97401 km/s   =     363   29.71785   356.6142   51.0864
  30.05681 km/s   =     362   29.80118   357.61416   35.08672
  30.14007 km/s   =     361   29.88452   358.61424   19.08608
  30.22379 km/s   =     360   29.96785   359.6142   3.0864

 

Fig 3

1 Chronicles 27 ONLY 12 Months mentioned:

1 This is the list of the Israelites—heads of families, commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and their officers, who served the king in all that concerned the army divisions that were on duty month by month throughout the year. Each division consisted of 24,000 men. 2 In charge of the first division, for the first month, was Jashobeam son of Zabdiel. There were 24,000 men in his division. 3 He was a descendant of Perez and chief of all the army officers for the first month. 4 In charge of the division for the second month was Dodai the Ahohite; Mikloth was the leader of his division. There were 24,000 men in his division. 5 The third army commander, for the third month, was Benaiah son of Jehoiada the priest. He was chief and there were 24,000 men in his division. 6 This was the Benaiah who was a mighty warrior among the Thirty and was over the Thirty. His son Ammizabad was in charge of his division. 7 The fourth, for the fourth month, was Asahel the brother of Joab; his son Zebadiah was his successor. There were 24,000 men in his division. 8 The fifth, for the fifth month, was the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite. There were 24,000 men in his division. 9 The sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite. There were 24,000 men in his division. 10 The seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite, an Ephraimite. There were 24,000 men in his division. 11 The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbekai the Hushathite, a Zerahite. There were 24,000 men in his division. 12 The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer the Anathothite, a Benjamite. There were 24,000 men in his division. 13 The tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite, a Zerahite. There were 24,000 men in his division. 14 The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite. There were 24,000 men in his division. 15 The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, from the family of Othniel. There were 24,000 men in his division. 


Today is the 12th and last Month of God Year!

By Bob Barney

New month

 I often mention that God's calendar is NOT like any other calendar on earth today.  It is not the Roman calendar that we follow, or the equally pagan Jewish calendar that many churches believe is the calendar of God.  To read more about God's Calendar click here .  There is a mistake that those who follow a Jewish calendar has made, and that refers to the word for new moon.  That is a mistranslation, as the proper rendering should be NEW MONTH, as I did in The Plain Truth's Red Letter Bible.

The Hebrew word 'chodesh', which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance simply means "new" or to "rebuild." Chodesh does not mean "new moon". It means 'new' with an implication that a month is about to begin again.

Originally, when the earth had a perfect 360 day rotation around the sun, and the moon's journey around the earth was exactly 30 days (today it is 29.5 days), new moons where on the new months. The calendar was in balance. However, probably after the flood, the weight of water slowed the earth rotational spin (this is NOT mentioned in the Bible) to 365.25 days a year and the moon's rotation to the present one of 29.5 days.

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The ancients noticed that the months were no longer 30 days and the years were not 360 days, but now over 365. A calendar needed to be made to reflect this. Egypt made the first perfect calendar, one Moses was very familiar with, which had 12 - 30 day months and then 5 days at the end of the year that did not count. This is also seen in Enoch's calendar (see illustration on left).God's calendar was like the Egyptian one except that year no longer started on the first day of summer, but on the first day of spring. Springtime is the birth of the new year in nature, as morning is the start of the day as well. The term for new moon became "new month" as the new moons and new months no longer matched up. This is not hard to conceive as the English word for month comes from moon! Yet our months have nothing to do with new moons! The same applies to God's calendar.

This marks the last month in God's calendar, and unlike what we do today, although the month is still only 30 days long, there will be 6 extra days left over at the end of this month that just don't count!   Why?

The answer is that the world used to have a rotation of only 360 days, and not the 365 1/4 days that is present today.  The earth's rotation around the sun has slowed down, and to fix this error each year at the end of the 12th month, extra days are added before the 1st month of the year starts.  The 1st month starts on the Spring equinox, and the calendar must stay in perfect harmony.   The extra "no days" was the simple answer. The Egyptians did the same thing!

Can you prove this biblically?   NO, but you can prove that the year is only 360 days long!  Read Revelation for the answer...

A lot of people wonder about the 42 months spoken of in the book of Revelation (11:2; 13:5).   Chapters 11-13 of Revelation contain five references to various periods of time, which I will quote in the order of their appearance in the inspired text. “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months” (11:2). “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth” (11:3). “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days” (12:6). “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent” (12:14). “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months” (13:5).

You will notice that in these three chapters, we have the following three temporal terms: 1,260 days, mentioned twice (11:3; 12:6); 42 months, also mentioned twice (11:2; 13:5); a time, times and half a time, mentioned once (12:14).

Let us look carefully at these three temporal periods. First, if we reckon that there are 30 days in a month, how many days are there in 42 months? The answer is 1,260 days! Second, 42 months are how many years? Since there are 12 months in a year, 42 months are 3 ½ years, which is the equivalent of “a time [1], and times [2], and half a time [½]” (12:14), for 1 + 2 + ½ = 3 ½. Thus these three time periods are the same! The 1,260 days are equivalent to 42 months, which are equivalent to 3 ½ years or times.

Is there any indication in Revelation 11-13 that these three time periods are the same and coextensive? Yes. First, in Revelation 11, the 42 months are mentioned in verse 2 and the very next verse refers to the 1,260 days (3). Second, in Revelation 12, the woman or church in her place in the wilderness is fed for 1,260 days (6) and, in a parallel statement, we are informed that the woman in her place in the wilderness is “nourished for a time, and times, and half at time,” that is, 3 ½ times or 3 ½ years (14).

In Revelation 12, the woman brings forth a male who is to rule the nations, Jesus Christ, who ascends to His throne in heaven (5). What happens the woman upon Christ’s ascension to, and reign from, heaven? “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days” (6). Thus the 1,260 days start upon Christ’s ascension and session at God’s right hand.

Moreover, with Christ’s ascension to His throne, Satan is cast out of heaven (9-10, 13) and persecutes the woman for 3 ½ times or years (13-14). Clearly, the 1,260 days and the 3 ½ years or times start at the same time, namely, with Christ’s enthronement in heaven.

So, if you believe the Bible, God's calendar is plain.  It is comprised of 12--30day months, or 360 days!  Obviously, 5 1/4 days are NOT COUNTED in this calendar!

Happy NEW MONTH!


The Horsemen of Revelation The Pale Horse of Pestilence

Disease travels in tandem with fear. While the first can lead to the death of thousands, the second can unravel the social fabric, disrupting the precarious balance of relationships essential for the stability of nations.

The most recent disease fear was SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed hundreds last year and panicked thousands more. Before that it was AIDS, which has killed tens of millions and even today is still decimating the populations of some countries. Tomorrow it could be another, even greater plague to sweep across the landscape, leaving death and destruction in its wake.

In this series we have been examining each of the first four seals of Revelation 6. These seals, dramatically depicted by four horsemen, show the effect of false religion, war, famine and plague among the earth’s population in the days leading to the return of Jesus Christ.

Each of these seals represents powerful forces that devastate human life on the earth. The cumulative effect will lead to such conditions that if Jesus Christ did not intervene and cut short the time of trial, “no flesh would be saved” (Matthew 24:22).

We now come to the fourth seal, the fourth horseman, and his ride of death by plague. How will the ride of this horseman affect the nations of the earth?

The ride of the fourth horseman

Revelation 6:7-8 tells us this about the fourth seal: “When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him.”

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Complaint questions $530,000 federal grant to Hookers for Jesus

Whistleblowers at the Department of Justice say other organizations are more worthy of anti-trafficking funds

A whistleblower complaint has been filed with the Department of Justice's Inspector General, questioning $530,000 in anti-human trafficking grant funds awarded to Christian ministry Hookers for Jesus, according to a new report.

What are the details?

1Reuters published an exclusive report on Monday detailing that a Department of Justice employees' union is complaining that two organizations recommended for anti-trafficking funds "by career DOJ officials" were passed over for Hookers for Jesus in Nevada and a South Carolina group called the Lincoln Tubman Foundation.

The whistleblowers say outside contractors recommended "Tier 1" organizations the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach and Chicanos Por La Causa of Phoenix, but those "long-established non-profits" were passed over. Hookers for Jesus and the Lincoln Tubman Foundation were ranked as "Tier 2" by outside reviewers.

The complaint is asking the IG to investigate whether politics played a part in the decision. According to Reuters, "Chicanos Por La Causa has opposed the Trump administration's immigration policies," while "the head of Catholic Charities in Palm Beach has participated in past Democratic National Committees as a delegate or standing committee member."

The $530,000 to Hookers for Jesus will be paid out over three years. Another $549,345 will be paid out over three years to the Lincoln Tubman Foundation, which was "launched by the daughter of a prominent local Republican who supported President Donald Trump as a delegate at the 2016 convention and is close to South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott," Reuters' Sarah Lynch writes.

The DOJ's Office of Justice Programs awarded $53 million in taxpayer funds to 77 groups in 2019 for the purpose of assisting human trafficking victims.

 

Christian who escaped Muslim Pakistan warns of 'sword of Damocles'

War on Christianity Continues in near total silence from the world

Asia Bibi, falsely accused of blasphemy

A Christian woman who escaped the "near-total enforcement of Shariah" in Islamic Pakistan warns that the Christians who remain face a constant "sword of Damocles."

Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan on a false charge of blasphemy, issued the warning in an interview she gave to the Tribune India.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch said the "persecution of Asia Bibi was a particularly ugly chapter in the history of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its enforcement of Shariah blasphemy laws."    MORE


Map shows world travel and spread of disease! Bible plagues can happen now like never before

Coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,000 as more than 100 people died in the China in one

A map created by Southampton University researchers shows how 60,000 out of a total of five million people who have traveled out of Wuhan since the beginning of the outbreak and before the city was fully locked down have crisscrossed the globe. Researchers used a combination cell phone tracking data and flight trackers to trace travelers paths. The result is a red scribble of trajectories to 382 cities elsewhere in China and in countries the world over. The coronavirus outbreak has now killed more 1,000 people the world over, according to data form the Chinese government released Monday evening. A total of 103 people died in a single day in China's Hubei province on Monday - the highest toll recorded in any one 24-hour period since the outbreak began in December.


At what point must science admit existence of God?

image from www.wnd.com“O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!” wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, “The Harmonies of the World.”

Johannes Kepler was born Dec. 27, 1571. An attack of smallpox when he was four years old left Johannes Kepler with crippled hands and poor eyesight. Overcoming those handicaps, Kepler took up the study of science.

The person most responsible for advancing the scientific method was Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Sir Francis Bacon, who helped found the Royal Society of London, wrote: “There are two books laid before us to study, to prevent our falling into error; first, the volume of Scriptures, which reveal the will of God; then the volume of the Creatures, which express His power.”

In his work “Essays: Of Goodness,” Sir Francis Bacon wrote: “There never was found, in any age of the world, either philosophy, or sect, or religion, or law, or discipline, which did so highly exalt the good of the community, and increase private and particular good as the holy Christian faith. Hence, it clearly appears that it was one and the same God that gave the Christian law to men, who gave the laws of nature to the creatures.”

In his treatise titled “Of Atheism,” Sir Francis Bacon declared: “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.”

A contemporary of Johannes Kepler was Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who made the first practical use of the telescope. Galileo Galilei stated: “I am inclined to think that the authority of Holy Scripture is intended to convince men of those truths which are necessary for their salvation, which, being far above man’s understanding, can not be made credible by any learning, or any other means than revelation by the Holy Spirit.”


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TripAdvisor names America’s top beaches and Clearwater steals it AGAIN

1. Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County, Florida 

For the third time in the last four years, Clearwater Beach in Pinellas County, Florida has been ranked No. 1 in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Hawaii has another beach in the top 10 - Hapuna Beach, ranked No. 7, on the island of Hawaii.

The eighth and ninth spots are reclaimed by Florida, with St. Augustine Beach ranked No. 8 and Fort Lauderdale Beach ranked No. 9.

Rounding out the top 10 is Driftwood Beach on Georgia’s Jekyll Island.  

 see the full list of the top 25 beaches according to the review website.


Communism kills: China reportedly arrested virus whistleblowers who tried sounding alarm

On Thursday, the first confirmed case of first person-to-person coronavirus, the deadly outbreak that allegedly started due to a Chinese seafood "wet market" in Wuhan, was confirmed in the United States.

"The husband of an Illinois woman with Wuhan coronavirus is now infected with the illness, and is the first confirmed case of person-to-person transmission of the virus in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday," CNN reported.

The director of the Illinois Department of Public Health said that "the risk of this novel coronavirus to the general public in Illinois remains low" and that they would "continue to keep the public fully informed as additional information becomes available."    MORE

The same cannot be said from where the outbreak started.


Infanticide Is A Real Issue, Despite Establishment Media Narrative

Establishment media news outlets insist that Republicans and President Donald Trump falsely emphasize Democratic support for infanticide, but the discussion of infanticide originated with the sitting governor of Virginia — and continues through 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s recent appearance on “The View.”

The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor discussed his abortion stances with “The View” co-host Meghan McCain Thursday morning. McCain reminded Buttigieg that he once suggested that unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath and offered him a chance to walk back this statement. (RELATED: Buttigieg Refuses To Say He Does Not Support Infanticide)

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Mel Gibson's iconic GT Falcon from Mad Max goes up for auction

Mad Max's Ford GT Falcon 'Pursuit Special' driven by Mel Gibson is up for sale

The iconic car driven by Mel Gibson in the Mad Max films is up for sale.   The 1974 Ford XB Falcon GT351 that featured in the iconic Australian films has been put up for sale at the Orlando Auto Museum in Florida in the United States.  The Falcon coupe, known in the movie as the Pursuit Special Interceptor, appeared in the first and second films, as well as the most recent installment Max Mad: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy.


WHAT?!! ‘Phantom Ghost Fortress’ B-17 That Landed at an Airfield – NO Crew Were on Board!!

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A B-17 Flying Fortress landed perfectly at an RAF airbase and completes the full landing pattern as well. The bomber comes to a full stop; the crew at the airbase waits……. but nobody is seen exiting the plane.

As emergency crews climb aboard and look around; to their shock and surprise, they find no one inside. The only thing that is found is copies of radio communications and the written pilot’s log.

In the log, the pilot wrote that the bomber was severely damaged and the crew was badly injured. But the Flying Fortress was not damaged at all and as impossible as it may seem, the RAF crew saw the plane flying and saw it land.

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Where and How Did We Get the Bible?

Where did the Bible come from? Who authored it? How did we get it? Is it complete?


Book Many sincerely wonder: Do we have the entire Bible? Some feel that we cannot know. Is there any way to prove this?

The answer to both questions is “yes!”

Consider for a moment. Are you able to preserve important financial papers that you need to keep? Can families preserve treasured photographs, protected in an album? Are companies able to preserve records vital to their existence? Can the National Archives protect important documents and artifacts from America’s history? Is the Internet capable of preserving virtually EVERYTHING?

The answer to all these questions is “Of course!”

 

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The Law BEFORE Moses and Mt Sinai

By Craig M White 

Version 1.0 

Ten commandments

“The Ten Commandments were first made known to Adam in the Garden of Eden. Why? Because that is the very law that he broke in the "original" sin. Every one of the Ten Commandments was then in full force and effect. It was sin to transgress any one of them between the time of Adam and Moses. You can read this in your own Bible.” (Herbert W Armstrong, Were the Ten Commandments in Force Before Moses?) 

 

God’s Way of Life leading to the gift of eternal life includes a number of instructions or principles that includes the Commandments, developing the fruit of the spirit, beatitudes and such like. In other words, adopting the Way that is exemplified by the two trees: one is the tree of knowledge of good and evil leading to eternal death and the other the tree of life leading to eternal life.

This chart is based on Bible study notes dating back to 1981 titled God’s Laws and Spiritual Requirements in Force Before Mount Sinai! It proved to be one of the most interesting studies I have undertaken and was influenced by an article reprint I read by Herbert W Armstrong “Were the Ten Commandments in Force Before Moses?” Plain Truth, May 1956 wherein he stated:

“Every one of the Ten Commandments was in existence during the time of Adam. It was sin to break any one of them prior to the time of the law of Moses. The law of Moses, we know, didn't come until the time of Moses — 430 years after the time of Abraham. But the spiritual law has been in existence from Adam! … There it is. Every one of the Ten Commandments was in existence from creation. It was sin to break any of them between the time of Adam and Moses. What are you going to do about it?” (pp, 18, 22).

I resolved to investigate this further and to ascertain whether other commandments and biblical requirements were also referenced prior to Moses, in the book of Genesis. I picked up some clues here and there regarding tithing and clean/unclean meats, but my personal study proved very fruitful and demonstrated to me how consistent God is throughout His Word. This chart is the result of this study.

God’s Eternal and Consistent Way of Life

It is God Himself Who defines sin – one can find these definitions in Rom 5:12, 14; IJohn3:4; IIJohn 6; Rom 13:10; 7:6-8; 3:20-22; ICor 15:56. In effect it is falling short of the holiness and glory of God because the law and Biblical standards/requirements personify God and character - His way of love (IJohn 4:8).

Hos 6:7 and 8:1 appears to indicate that the Laws were given since Adam.1 As the Church of God and others have explained for a very long time, God is love which includes the structure of the Law and the development of the fruit of the spirit, the beatitudes and outgoing concern for others (which of its nature means having feelings and empathy for others) and so forth. In other words His way of life to develop holy, righteous character – to become like God.

And what is this way of life in summary but “to do well” vs “do not do well” (Gen 4:7).

God’s Way of Life leading to the gift of eternal life includes a number of instructions or principles that includes the Commandments, developing the fruit of the spirit, beatitudes and such like. In other words, adopting the Way that is exemplified by the two trees: one is the tree of knowledge of good and evil leading to eternal death and the other the tree of life leading to eternal life.

This chart is based on Bible study notes dating back to 1981 titled God’s Laws and Spiritual Requirements in Force Before Mount Sinai! It proved to be one of the most interesting studies I have undertaken and was influenced by an article reprint I read by Herbert W Armstrong “Were the Ten Commandments in Force Before Moses?” Plain Truth, May 1956 wherein he stated:

“Every one of the Ten Commandments was in existence during the time of Adam. It was sin to break any one of them prior to the time of the law of Moses. The law of Moses, we know, didn't come until the time of Moses — 430 years after the time of Abraham. But the spiritual law has been in existence from Adam! … There it is. Every one of the Ten Commandments was in existence from creation. It was sin to break any of them between the time of Adam and Moses. What are you going to do about it?” (pp, 18, 22).

I resolved to investigate this further and to ascertain whether other commandments and biblical requirements were also referenced prior to Moses, in the book of Genesis. I picked up some clues here and there regarding tithing and clean/unclean meats, but my personal study proved very fruitful and demonstrated to me how consistent God is throughout His Word. This chart is the result of this study.

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Democratic Plan To Protect Illegal Alien Criminals From Deportation, And Change America

Fox News host Tucker Carson revealed the details of a piece of impending Democratic-led House legislation that would “entirely remake” the United States immigration system.

Discussing the proposed New Way Forward Act during a Thursday night “Tucker Carlson Tonight” monologue, Carlson noted that the bill is currently “sponsored by 44 House Democrats, including Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” yet has “received almost no publicity.”

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Did people Age quicker in the Past?

People just seemed to look older 60 years ago, than they do today. I have wondered about this, as I am 10 years older today than I remember my grandfather as a child, and he looked like he was in his 70's!:

Twitter thread claims people aged faster in the past with pictures of 20-year-olds looking

Brandon McCarthy, of California asked Twitter whether people looked older in the past than they do now. People shared snaps of their parents looking middle-aged when they were just 20. Pictured clockwise from top left: A father from Tennessee, aged 21; a Los Angeles grandmother in her 50s; a father from Virginia aged 45; a mother aged 17 from San Diego; parents from Sherman Oaks aged 23 and a couple in their 40s in Oakland.


Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car

This is the Plain Truth about the global warming libs and their religion of global warming  - THEY ARE EVIL!

Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.

His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars.

And it’s feared that thousands more children could be about to be dragged into this hellish daily existence – after the historic pledge made by Britain to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and switch to electric vehicles.

Eight-year-old Dorsen is pictured cowering beneath the raised hand of an overseer who warns him not to spill a rock


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4764208/Child-miners-aged-four-living-hell-Earth.html#ixzz4oyreRj1P


'the Iowa CARCASS'. Democrats = Chaos Corruption and probably Killed Epstein!

Iowa caucus fiasco sparks a flurry of memes mocking the tech trouble that delayed results

Problems with a mobile app appeared to force a delay in reporting the results of the Iowa caucuses Monday, leaving the campaigns, voters and the media in election limbo and pressing for an explanation. But many social media users watching at home were left humored by the fiasco, taking to Twitter to share hilarious memes mocking the situation.  One Twitter user hilariously dubbed the event 'the Iowa Carcass', creating a meme by emblazoning those words over an image of a dead animal


Less religion means less civilization – and freedom

By Jerry Newcombe

image from i2.wp.comPew stated: "More than eight-in-ten members of the Silent Generation (those born between 1928 and 1945) describe themselves as Christians (84%), as do three-quarters of Baby Boomers (76%). In stark contrast, only half of Millennials (49%) describe themselves as Christians; four-in-ten are religious 'nones,' and one-in-ten Millennials identify with non-Christian faiths."

Some scholars, like Byron Johnson of Baylor, object that some Americans described as "nones" actually attend non-denominational churches, but are misclassified as if they are unbelievers.

In 1798, Timothy Dwight, the president of Yale, warned, "Where there is no religion, there is no morality. … With the loss of religion…the security of life, liberty and property are buried in ruins."

The scary thing about Christianity losing influence in society is what it means to morality in America – and thus to freedom. As William Penn once noted, "If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants."

Yet our cultural elites do so much to banish any vestiges of religion in the public square.

Read more at WND