The Hebrew Roots of Christianity

Though the Bible does make it clear concerning festivals and feast. If it is right to someone let it be right to them. Now the Passover though, is something Jesus told us to Keep. I must also add, though many call upon the name of Jesus, I assure you, He reads your heart, and knows who it is that you are truely seeking. I find His true name, Yahushua, and Gods name,Yahweh, Are beautiful names and flow ever so comfortably from my lips. And I am convinced, that knowing the history of the change, and who it was that brought the change on. And knowing the history of those who changed it. Fore these were those that Jesus rebuked. I can come to no other logical conclusion than, to step back to our Hebrew roots, is neither wrong, or non-Biblical. May His Angels be with you, and His Grace never leave you. Tim

Finding Life in the Psalms

The book of Psalms is group of poetical books that make up the first part of the Old Testament. Psalms has passages that have been the favorites of many believers. Full of human emotion, man has come to depend during difficult times of life on these passages. In the 150 poems it shows how working through fears is possible. Included are the merciful favor and sins committed and sorrow resulting. Trusting God through our emotional fears is a constant.

It is widely believed that the Psalms were authored mainly by King David, although many other Psalmists are recognized. There are varying opinions among theologians and Bible experts as to what the main themes of the Psalms are, but they each have ideas that hold true even today. David’s themes and those of the other Psalmists, no matter how they are interpreted, seem to reflect every human emotion.

Individual Laments: In personal distress prayers are offered that ask God for help - this is the theme of individual laments. Asking God for help being a better person. Making a vow to praise God and to teach others of his goodness. Begging God’s forgiveness as portrayed in the Psalms for transgressions against Him. Psalms 51 and 57 are examples of the theme “love the sinner and hate the sin.” To lament was to regret past actions deeply and want to change and forgive others.

National Laments: 44, 58, and 60 are examples of the book of Psalms with this theme in mind. God did good things for His people, in this context the Jews. When coming to their country as seen in Psalm 44, they obeyed His word and asked God why they were persecuted by the enemy. The Jews didn’t understand the treatment, but obeyed God and trusted.

Today’s economy is suffering and this theme is certainly relevant because of war and poverty. Never stop asking God for His help and continue to believe and be encouraged by these Psalms. Don’t give up hope - continue to trust God.

Praise Psalms of the People: We can recognize God as our creator and savior by His goodness reflected as the theme in these Psalms. The content speaks of punishment for evil and reward for those who are good and recognize His greatness and power. The refrain of Psalms 112-133 is proclamation of the obedience of man to pray, obey and honor God, and praise God for His greatness.

Deliverance and Promises of the Messiah: The Messianic Psalms tell of a future one that will redeem. The verses tell of His suffering and resurrection. The message to the reader is one of salvation and preparation for suffering, which is at hand. The Redeemer is called the anointed one in Psalm 21, and the verses contain promises of deliverance by the Messiah.

There are Psalms that speak to all the seasons of life. People have been drawn to the passion and poetry of these writings for millenia, and they remain relevant to readers today.

Robert Mann is a freelance writer concentrating on topics related to teaching, religion and Christianity. For more faith-based information, follow these links for Christian news and ministry jobs.

DEBATE: CHRISTIANS VS PAPISTS - CAN IGNORANCE & BELIEVING IN ANY OR NO GOD STILL GET YOU TO HEAVEN?

This is a continuation from the debate video entitled, DEBATE: CHRISTIANS VS PAPISTS - BIBLE ONLY OR BIBLE PLUS ROMAN TRADITIONS & DECREES AS TIME GOES ON.” The Roman Catholic Vatican II, “Lumen Gentium,” November 21, 1964, “Dogmatic Constitution of the Church,” Chapter 2, “The People of God,” pages 367-368 says, “But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Moslems: these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day … Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience - those too may achieve eternal salvation. Nor shall divine providence deny the assistance necessary for salvation to those who, without any fault of theirs, have not yet arrived at an explicit knowledge of God, and who not without grace, strive to lead a good life.” In this official Roman Catholic document the Vatican gives a free pass to Islam & its Muslim followers by saying that they believe in the same Creator God but the fact is that Muslims do not! Jesus is God Almighty in the flesh, second person of the Holy Trinity, & Creator of the Universe (John 1:1-14, Col 1:16-17, Col 2:9) yet Muslims deny that Jesus is God or that Jesus is even the son of God

DEBATE: CHRISTIANS VS PAPISTS - CAN IGNORANCE & BELIEVING IN ANY OR NO GOD STILL GET YOU TO HEAVEN?

This is a continuation from the debate video entitled, DEBATE: CHRISTIANS VS PAPISTS - BIBLE ONLY OR BIBLE PLUS ROMAN TRADITIONS & DECREES AS TIME GOES ON.” The Roman Catholic Vatican II, “Lumen Gentium,” November 21, 1964, “Dogmatic Constitution of the Church,” Chapter 2, “The People of God,” pages 367-368 says, “But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Moslems: these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day … Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience - those too may achieve eternal salvation. Nor shall divine providence deny the assistance necessary for salvation to those who, without any fault of theirs, have not yet arrived at an explicit knowledge of God, and who not without grace, strive to lead a good life.” In this official Roman Catholic document the Vatican gives a free pass to Islam & its Muslim followers by saying that they believe in the same Creator God but the fact is that Muslims do not! Jesus is God Almighty in the flesh, second person of the Holy Trinity, & Creator of the Universe (John 1:1-14, Col 1:16-17, Col 2:9) yet Muslims deny that Jesus is God or that Jesus is even the son of God

Spiritual Housecleaning Part 1

‘Spiritual house-cleaning’ is the process of freedom from demonic oppression. When we are examining ourselves find bad habits, bad fruit, evidence of unrepentant sin and we begin to cry out earnestly with desire to not only overcome, but to change at all costs doors of access begin to shut. Deliverance begins to happen. When I began down this path of deep self examination I realized that I had issues. In reading the Word of God and comparing my Walk along-side of it… things werent adding up. I found myself identifying oh–too–well, with Saint Pauls lament in Romans 7:15, For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.. . . …continued at: hearinggod.tv Additional Links: ‘Strongmen Listed in the Bible’: youtu.be www.newwineonline.com Another guide, prayers etc. on the subject can be found at my site under ‘clean up your act’: www.hearinggod.tv

Should Christians say “OMG” or “JC”?

A video concerning blasphemy or using God’s name in vain and why Christians should not partake in such things. To clarify I am not speaking of someone saying/praying “I love you Jesus Christ” or “Thank you oh my great God for sustaining me.”

Religious Christianity ZION CHRISTIANITY

The most diabolical wicked evil spirit is a religious spirit, and they are most diabolical inside “christianity”! The True Church is ZION! Spiritual Christianity!

Christianity and Liberalism: The Church - J. Gresham Machen (Chapter 7 of 7)

J. Gresham Machen playlist www.youtube.com Thank you to reformedaudio.org for use of this audio. Please visit their website for many other classic Christian works. The message of this famous classic of the Christian faith is more desperately needed in the 21st century than it was in the early 20th century. Since Machen wrote, the philosophical and theological trends that generated the issues he was addressing have become more firmly entrenched in the consciousness not only of the culture at large, but of evangelical Christianity in particular. The major thesis of this books is not that theological liberalism is bad, although Machen leaves little doubt of his opinion of it. Rather, the major thesis is that theologically liberal Christianity is not Christianity at all, and that toward every one of the most fundamental teachings of historic Christianity, theological liberalism takes an antithetical stance. The position of the liberal church toward doctrine is that Christianity should be an undogmatic religion, unconcerned with theological subtleties. Christianity should be a life, not a system of doctrine. Certainly at this point, liberalism could not possibly be more firmly allied with contemporary mainstream evangelicalism. Anti-doctrinalism goes hand in hand with the two most pervasive philosophical currents of our age, postmodernism with its radical relativism, and existentialism, with its radical subjectivism and distrust of objective systems in general. Machen shows

Can Christianity and Islam Tolerate Each Other? ( Q & A Session - 4 of 4 )

Does Islam tolerate other Beliefs? Is Christianity a Tolerant Religion? Does Christianity tolerate other Beliefs? Is Islam a Tolerant Religion?Representing the Muslim perspective was Sami Zaatari: Sami has written hundreds of articles defending Islam He is a member of the Muslim Dawah Initiative its formed of members from the Muslim community with experience in public speaking, apologetics, polemics, research and community work. He runs the website www.muslim-responses.com Sami is currently studying literature in London and is working on a book on Jesus’ crucifixion. Representing the Christian side was Mr. Jay Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in Islamic studies at Brunel University in London. He has participated in many debates that have included distinguished opponents such as Benazir Bhuto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. The Topic of Debate: Can Christianity and Islam Tolerate Each Other? A Question of Absolute Truth Sami Zaatari (www.muslim-responses.com) vs. Jay Smith (www.debate.org.uk) (Gunnersbury Baptist Church, West London, UK 5th February 2011)

KJV Audio Bible

The King James Version (KJV) Bible is considered the most sold, most examined, most requested translation in history. The KJV Audio Bible was in fact the 1st ever recorded, setting one more record for the KJV. In April, 2011, the KJV observed the 400th Anniversary. The King James Version was in fact completed in the winter of 1610, even so was not released to go to the public till April of 1611. It would take the world virtually 350 years to perfect the audio version of the King James!

The First Breath of Life of The Word of Life

The KJV Audio Bible all of us identify today owes a great deal of its status to a outstanding theatrical voice of Alexander Scourby. During his life time he recorded in excess of 500 publications for the blind! Many are still readily available in the Office for the Blind, of the Library of Congress for the use of the legally blind. Apart from his numerous professional honors in the performance and stage community, Alexander described his recording of those books for the blind as, “…the one work that really means something to me.”

He started recording the Bible in the early 1960’s, at the time recording hardware was cumbersome and wearisome. Still despite what could be considered ‘antique’ tools by twenty-first century specifications, he prevailed with this impressive task. A huge number of long hours went into every single recording, which Mr. Scourby replicated in quite a few translations, not just the King James Version. Other famed voices also have released KJV Audio Bibles; most notably the following, are James Earl Jones, Stephen Johnston, Eric R. Martin, Max McLean, and Charlton Heston. Beyond all of these, many more are on the market, but calculating according to sales results, the most purchased are still the KJV Audio Bible by either Alexander Scourby, or Stephen Johnston..

The Many Formats of Scripture

KJV Audio Bibles may be found in quite a few platforms, from specific books for example, Scenic Wonders book of Proverbs, or the New Testament exclusively, all the way to the entire Bible Book-by-Book. The uncut production is frequently over 100 CD’s! The creation of the MP3 player has made all Scripture considerably more within reach than ever. The entire Word of God can be downloaded onto a single sim card, and played in nearly every iPod-type device. It can actually even be played in numerous car audio systems!

The Bible is never more popular than it is currently, and due to the tranquil yet expressive voices of men like Alexander Scourby, James Earl Jones, and Charlton Heston, it’s going to live on, and off the book pages.

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