But Thursday was different. Each Thursday evening after supper, I would once again peddle along my route, this time stopping at each house to collect the money for the previous week’s papers. By knocking on doors, I discovered very early on at the ripe old age of 11, that some people can be (how should I say this ...) a little odd?
I have concerns ... one of them has always been how a lot of people view the ages of the patriarchs who lived prior to Noah's flood. Nearly all of us have been told over the years (and many actually believe) that these antediluvians lived nearly a thousand years each. Oh, really? Well, yes — the Bible says it, so it must be true — right?
The princess had secluded herself away in her personal chambers for months. She couldn't prove it but she knew in her heart that Djedefra had killed her husband, his older brother, Kawab. Djedefra had long been jealous of his brother's rise to the throne of Egypt - and his marriage.
One of the top three tenets of the Christian faith is the sinless nature of Christ. God himself made the rule early on that only the shedding of blood from an unblemished (or sinless) sacrifice (1 Peter 1:19) could pay for, or atone for man's sin. Jesus, being without sin, gave himself (shed his sinless blood) on the cross and that sacrificial act met God's requirement (1 John 1:7) for payment. But I've often been asked the question that if Jesus was the son of Mary and Mary herself had a sinful nature, how could Jesus be born without a sinful nature himself? How could his blood be sinless?
Travel the Neolithic Age with Adam and his descendents. Discover how the Uruk period ended with Noah's Flood. Trace Nimrod's post-flood Uruk expansion through it's collapse at Babel ... More Info
Apologetics (Greek: ἀπολογία, "verbal defense; speech in defense of") is a branch of Christian theology that seeks to present a reasoned or evidential basis for Christianity; defending the faith to those who might object. The verse, 1 Peter 3:15 is often quoted as our divine directive and reads: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." (KJV).
My local library recently sponsored a book give-away. I stopped by hoping to find a nice, used hardcover Bible reference book to add to my own collection. At the table behind me, I overheard a lively conversation between two elderly couples about the number of Israelites Moses led out of Egypt.
There is considerable evidence that all the events after the first temple period during the time of King Solomon are as described in the Old Testament. There is however, no archaeological or cultural record that I am aware of that indicates any of the events prior to the time of Solomon ever happened. This has led to the belief within the secular community that the Exodus and the events and individuals, particularly those described in the Book of Genesis, are nothing more than Babylonian mythology adapted by the Hebrews while in captivity during the time of Daniel.
In 967 B.C., Solomon wanted to commemorate the Exodus and the crossing of the Red Sea. The only information available to Solomon said that the Exodus crossing took place 360 furlongs from the northern end of the Red Sea. Solomon commissioned two pillars to be built. One was placed on the west coast of the Gulf of Aqaba and the other along the eastern side 360 furlongs south of Eilat. However ...
Shaving is annoying. It’s tedious, time consuming and at times even painful and, as most health experts will tell you – completely unnecessary. Still, many of us guys still perform the morning ritual, even engaging in a little "manscaping" above and below now and then as needed. If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance that hair removal is an essential part of your routine as well, despite the fact that it’s clearly unnatural. The onset of puberty gave us "specialized" hair so why do we immediately want to get rid of it?
Many ancient cultures have their own account of some sort of a catastrophic deluge. The most well known of course, is the Genesis Flood narrative. There’s also the Mesopotamian flood story as described in the Epic of Gilgamesh. The Chinese text of Huai Nan and the Deucalion in Greek myth each have their own version as do the lore of the K'iche' and Maya peoples in Mesoamerica, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa tribe of Native Americans, the Muisca people, and finally, the Cañari in South America. Given these world-wide cultural beliefs in a great flood, it is apparent (at least to me) that a flood event, impacting the entire global community in some way, did in fact occur.