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The Judgement Seat in Antiquity

Posted on 12 December, 2016 at 19:35 Comments comments (0)
The Idea of a Judgement Seat in antiquity was usually a large raised stone or marble slab in a public place where a person for one example could be tried before execution or imprisonment. The Greek word for Judgement seat is "bema". The idea of the Judgement seat is not Christian but a much older tradition, most likely long before Greek civilisation also. The New Testament Paul stated in 2 Corinthians 5:10 "we must stand before the judgment seat (bema) of Christ. " The Jews of Corinth brought P... Read Full Post »

Pauls Defense Speech

Posted on 5 December, 2016 at 16:45 Comments comments (0)
When Paul was arrested In the Temple Acts 21, Paul asks the Commander's permission to speak and offer his case of defence publically to the mob. He stands on the step of the Fortress of Antonia and in part of his statement in Acts 22 mentions he was brought up under Gamaliel. Who was Gamaliel? What was this profound statement and why did he mention Gamaliel ? Gamaliel was one of the greatest teachers of the Ancient Hebrew Scriptures and his Grandfather, Hillel was the founder of two of... Read Full Post »

Genesis and Creation

Posted on 21 November, 2016 at 15:20 Comments comments (0)
The Oldest accounts of Creation other than the account that Moses gives us in the sacred scriptures of Genesis have come down from the ancient Sumerian civilisation. The Sumerians were a dissipating race at the time when Abraham lived in Ur, but there is evidence that for about two centuries prior to Abraham that the Sumerian Scribes were occupied in reproducing clay tablets of the Old Sumerian Literature. Most historians and scholars would agree that this literature would have influenced the re... Read Full Post »

Sh'ma Hear & Obey

Posted on 19 September, 2016 at 15:55 Comments comments (0)

The Great Hall of Fame

Sh'ma ( Hebrew) Of Great Fame and Repute, those that Heard and Obeyed are listed in the Great Hall of Fame. read on.....

The very fundamental foundation and framework of the Bible is to seek God first, to seek God is to submit or to turn away from the things that are not of him and place God at your centre of focus and understand your identity in him.We see that in Genesis, the first book of Mose...

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The Potters THREE Vessels

Posted on 26 April, 2016 at 5:55 Comments comments (0)

When we look as God as the Master Potter, we can see his creative works, we notice that it reflects the THREE sideness of the Nature and the Character  of himself, basically the universe is a three fold structure consisting of these elements;

(1) Time (2) Space (3) Matter

TIME           Past           Future       Present 

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Esther,

Posted on 8 March, 2016 at 19:55 Comments comments (0)

I quite often hear the book of Esther preached by female Pastors, this is only one of two books in the 66 chosen to bare a female name. Indeed she is a national heroine, she is a selfless Queen who helps with the preservation of her husband as King and the preservation of her people. Esther  in this book is a Benjaminite, a very important  Hebrew woman who helps with the presevation of her people at the hand God.

She is from the tribe that came P...

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The Oldest Book in the World

Posted on 3 March, 2016 at 18:25 Comments comments (0)

Most people when they think or ask the question "What would be the oldest book in the entire biblical world? " would most likely say that it is Genesis ,"Its a  Book from the beginning of time isn't  it? ".  Well the answer is NO, the Oldest Book is the "Book of JOB ."

Yes it is very true that Genesis is the first book of the Bible, its a book made up of writings from the time of Moses ABOUT the beginning of time but "NOT from the Beginning of Ti...

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