The month of ‘March’ is named after Mars, the Roman god of war, which is madness in itself. The Romans have always been a war-like people. The original Roman calendar began with the month of March. Beginning with Spring, it is the time when they could all go out and begin fighting each other again. It was March Madness!
January is named for the Roman god, Janus; February for a Roman festival of purification. These were added later when the calendar underwent another reformation. The way they keep changing times and dates is sheer madness!
Throughout the book of Genesis, the recorded lifespans of people are much greater than they are today. Methuselah being the oldest recorded at 969 years (Gen 5:27). This is a major point of contention for those who consider that today, living to be 100 years old is quite an accomplishment. However, there is purpose in everything in God’s Word, even if at first, you don’t understand it.
When things are put in a strange way, we should stop, take notice, and ask questions. This is one of the intentions of allegory and what are sometimes viewed as inconsistencies in God’s Word. They draw our attention to them for consideration. Upon consideration, we might find that they were simply translation errors. On the other hand, we might find hidden gems waiting for our discovery. Remember, God is the Creator of our perfectly ordered Universe (kosmos), so anything coming from Him MUST be logical.
This particular inconsistency regarding the lifespans of the people of Genesis has done its job well. Christians of all denominations and Atheists alike have filled books attempting to address this question. Most assume that this is literal and sadly the discussion ends there. Atheists accusing Christians of the belief that people lived to be 900+/- years old. Christians accusing atheists of not having the faith to believe in what seems illogical.
What you will see if you continue reading is that the power is in the allegory or shadow and not the literal meaning. Don’t get caught up in something that is unproveable and miss the point.
To ‘Walk with God’ is to be in agreement with Him. In these troublous times it seems that no one can agree with anyone on anything! Unity in Truth can only be found in the Word of the LORD. Truly, ‘Two cannot walk together unless they are in agreement?’
God has promised to send Messengers who will prepare the Way before Him. Seek His Face and walk with Him in agreement.
It sounds like you are trying to say that Jesus is God by connecting the “I am” from John 8:24 to the statement that God made to Moses “I AM that I AM” in Ex 3:14.
As always let’s start by reading the scripture in context.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: where I go, you cannot come. Then the Judeans (Pharisees v:13) said, Will he kill himself? because he said, Where I go, you cannot come. And he said unto them, You are from below; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins. Then said they unto him, Who are you? And Jesus said unto them, Even the same that I said to you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you: but He that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him. They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father.
The Bulletin for Atomic Scientists, as every January since 1947, has revealed its 2023 “Doomsday Clock” prediction this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 24. The stated purpose is to warn the public about how close humanity is to the brink of worldwide destruction. It is given as a measure of man’s progress toward the end of time.
Doom is interpreted as ‘judgment’. It comes from the Hebrew word ‘dan’ which means ‘judge’. Doomsday then is the Day of the Last Judgment at the end of the world or age or ‘Judgment Day’. Who shall stand?
Today’s Headline: “Putin’s nuclear threats move Doomsday Clock closest ever to Armageddon, atomic scientists say:” But what or where is Armageddon?
“Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you in unawareness. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.”
Stonehenge, a circular structure of abandoned stones stands in a field two hours south-west of London. Over the years it has been called a temple, a burial ground, a celestial observatory, an eclipse predictor and just a pile of old stones. Many have dug all around and within Stonehenge and postulated on pottery, deer antlers, clay jars and compaction profiles of the dirt and chalk that make up the ground. Books have been written to “decode”, “solve” or “uncover” Stonehenge and yet there is still very much hidden about who designed it and why.
Stonehenge, like the Pyramid of Giza, is a witness in stone. It is a witness in itself of the Architect who designed it. As for why, well, that is really the most important part and where this article will lead you.
The rulers of this world are forging ahead to establish what they are calling a ‘Great Reset’ with a ‘New Social Contract’. It’s all about economics, employment, and a reset of currencies. The truth is, they know they have not got much time. This Age or time for the world has come to its end. The kingdoms of this world will perish while God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth and all that is therein, is establishing His Kingdom of Righteousness on Earth, as it is in Heaven with His New Covenant. He has a reset scheduled as well. Which one will it be for you?
It is neither a sin to seek knowledge about the books left out of the Bible, nor is it a sin to seek knowledge from them. Anyone who tries to dictate what you read, especially if they are using God and sin as a pretext, is someone you should get far away from.
What is Sin?
1 Jn 3:4 Whosoever commits sin, transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Ro 5:13 For until the law, sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
So, Sin is the transgression (in the sense of missing the mark) of the Law and where there is no Law there is no sin. Nothing in the Law dictates what you can and cannot read.
“A City upon a Hill” is a phrase derived from the teaching of Jesus Christ in his ‘Sermon on the Mount’. Its use in political rhetoric is used in United States politics as a declaration of American Exceptionalism, referring to America acting as a “beacon of hope” for the world.
Today, November 8, 2022, the full Moon passed through the earth’s shadow, giving the earth a beautiful light show in a total Lunar Eclipse and what is known as a ‘Blood Moon‘. The Moon turning to Blood is mentioned in Scripture, but what does it signify?