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A Reader Writes:
I am from a small town in South Africa (Springfontein, Free State). In my home and also in our home church, we are blessed tremendously by your teachings. Thank you very much for that. At the moment we are busy with a bible study on Genesis. On this I have two questions:
1. Was Melchizedek Shem a pre-incarnate Christophany or somebody else?
2. Can anything in the "Book of Jasher" (Jos 10:13) be proven to be incorrect from the Bible? I understand it is not considered inspired, but from a historical perspective it seems to confirm everything in the Bible. It also seem to explain the background of Genesis very well and also fill in some gaps.
If these questions are a hassle to you I would appreciate it very much if you could just refer me to a trustworthy source.
Thanks in advance
The Theology of Scripture vs. the Pseudo-Theology of Apostasy, Heresy and Idiocy
In the sphere of Jewish evangelism Isaiah 53 is sometimes wrongly called "The Forbidden Chapter" because it is nt included in the liturgical Haf Torah readings in the synagogue Siddur. The reason for its omission is in fact pre- Christian, dating back to the proto-Hasmonean period when Torah reading was outlawed by pagan Selucid authorities so Jews sought broad thematically comparable ritual readings to what the Torah portion or Paroch Ha Shavua would have otherwise been. In fact, the Hebrew liturgical poet Eliezer Ha Kalir incorporated the reading of Isaiah 53 into the Yom Kippur Maqzor for a liturgical reading on the Day of Atonement in the Middle Ages. In Judaism, the actual "Forbidden Chapter" which Jews are exhorted not to read in rabbinic commentary is Daniel 9 predicting the death of the Messiah prior to the destruction of the Second Temple which transpired in 70 AD. Its reading is specifically discouraged because "the time of Messiah's coming is foretold in it".
A Japanese translation ofÃ‚Â "Typology of the FirstBorn" is now available from the Online Sermons page.
We, Pittsburgh Moriel folk, just come home from the Winnipeg Prophecy Conference. I am always blessed meeting other believers in the Lord from different walks of life. Winnipeg was no exception.
Many of the folk there came out of the Hutterite colony and had German accents. I am in awe of their stand for the Lord. They give up everything when they accept Jesus - their family, way of life, and are ostracized from their community.Ã‚Â Many members of their family have been saved since then.
After the conference, Jacob speaks at other churches. The last church Jacob preached at was Canada's first biker church. I have some pictures I hope you will enjoy.
Of all forms of deception self-deception is the most deadly, and of all deceived persons the self-deceived are the least likely to discover the fraud.
(A.W.Tozer - An Anthology pg 166)
We are engaged in a relentless spiritual warfare that knows no truce. Our foes are unseen and intangible, but they are powerful. Against them only spiritual weapons will prevail.
by Brian Brodersen
Calvary Chapel Magazine, Issue 44, Summer 2010
(Note: This is the last article in a five part series on the Emerging Church)
In the past five issues, we have looked at some of the beliefs of the Emergent moveÃ‚Âment. We learned its leaders, while not denying completely certain foundational truths of Christianity, do not hold fast to the biblical teachings regarding the Trinity, the Virgin Birth, salvation in Christ alone, and the inerrancy of the Word of God. Instead, Emergents say that Christianity must be redefined. In other words, they reject Christianity as it is defined in the Bible and seek to create their own, false version. To conclude this series, I want to make a few final points and observations.
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Warning:Ã‚Â The secular world justifiably mocks Rome but lumps all christianity together as "church". Moriel does not endorse this video buts content reflects the brutal truth and shows how Roman Catholicism damages not only innocent children and it's own reputation but the public perception of "church".
from "Cults & Isms"
by Alan Franklin
In March 1994 leading evangelicals and Roman Catholics signed a declaration called: "Evangelicals and Catholics together for the third millennium." This document says that Catholics and Protestants who have worked together in opposing abortion and pornography should "finally accept each other as Christians"¦ and stop proselytizing each other's flocks." Many people in the Church of England, Lutherans, Baptists and other major denominations are now convinced that Catholics are their fellow believers in the one true God.