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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] ANSWERS GIVEN ON USE OF FOUL LANGUAGE ON THE INTERNET


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 914A]

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 1 Corinthians 12:4 – 6, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

All have different gifts and/or talents but all should work toward a common cause; to wit, the furthering of the Creator’s purpose for all to know h is will and to work toward letting all have the opportunity of learning it and following it. Yes as 1 Corinthians 12:12 statesa, [AV] “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” It is necessary to learn His purpose and as Matthew 24:14 says, [AV] “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

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[2] ANSWERS GIVEN ON USE OF FOUL LANGUAGE ON THE INTERNET

You are correct, there is no need for foul language anywhere and especially on the Internet. In fact the Apostle Luke wrote (Luke 19:22), "...Out of your own mouth, I judge you, wicked slave....," and at (Luke 6:45), "A good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart, but a wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of his wicked mouth; for out of the heart's abundance his mouth speaks."


First, there is no need for foul language anywhere and especially on the Internet. In fact the Apostle Luke wrote (Luke 19:22), "...Out of your own mouth, I judge you, wicked slave....," and at (Luke 6:45), "A good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart, but a wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of his wicked mouth; for out of the heart's abundance his mouth speaks."

Second, you are correct, 'There have been more violence in the name of your religion than I care to shake a stick at;' however, there is something else you are overlooking. Just because MOST RELIGION is false/incorrect does not mean all is in error. Satan the Devil has caused many religions to come into being for the purpose of making it difficult to find the true religion which God the Creator approves.

Third, there is no need for character assassination, you should stick with the facts not hurl names at those who present you with facts you do not like hearing,i.e., 'don't kill the messenger.' Do a critical none bias evaluation from a neutral view point and not have the attitude, 'my minds is made up, do not confuse me with facts.'

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] ANSWERS TO MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 915A]

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:16, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

It is necessary that all the parts of Almighty God’s (YHWH’s) earthly organization work together and those NOT doing so are not really a part of it. To this end His faithful followers are directed at Matthew 28:19 – 20, [AV] “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Yes, this is necessary as Revelation 22:17, [AV] “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:” Yes, all things must be done in unity and nothing added to it.

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[2] ANSWERS TO MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS

First, problems should be talked about and action taken to ameliorate/resolve them. God sees everything that is taking place and will be the ultimate judge.

Second, unfortunately you are right, people forget about wrong doing quickly when the media no longer reports on it. However, the evil root cause remains.

Third, I personally know of a Catholic Church child molester, ex-Bishop O'Conner who formerly served in the Cathedral in Palm Beach Gardens.

Fourth, 'There have been more violence and wrong doing in the name of your religion that I care to shake a stick at, in fact two World Wars were started by so Called Christian nations who claimed to be following Jesus, the Prince of Peace;' however, there is something else you are overlooking. Just because MOST RELIGION is false/incorrect does not mean all is in error. Satan the Devil has caused many religions to come into being for the purpose of making it difficult to find the true religion which God the Creator approves.

For example, recently every time you read or hear the news it either deals with another member of the clergy of the Catholic faith molesting children or parishioners, or suicide bombers attaching Israelis and/or Israel’s response. It makes one wonder why the leaders to these two large faiths, Catholic and Muslim (Islam) do not clean their own house. They both claim to be doing the will of God, but their actions clearly show otherwise, one has been covering up as SOP for the breaking of God’s law by their clergy at all levels, and the other fails to respect God’s law with respect to the sanctity of life in that it takes no steps to get their “own house in order” and stop suicide bombings by their members. These events cast serious doubts with respect the teachings of both groups. Their past practice of the Catholic Church of moving problem priest to a new church instead of getting them to clean-up their act or get out brings into serious doubt if they, the Catholic Church (Roman), are real followers of Jesus Christ. This abomination by this church is contributing to the continuing degeneration of morals in the US is tearing the nation apart; have we learned nothing from history? The Roman Empire fell from within from degeneration of morals before it ever fell to external forces, note, at the time of its fall the official state church was , the Catholic Church (Roman). The underlying ailment is in reality sex abuse and/or perversion of all flavors instead of abstinence. This is just part of the larger question being asked and which is often asked in the wrong way, i.e., the question should not be which type of sex abuse or perversion is more destructive, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, pedophilism, etc. or which type of illegal drug abuse, crack cocaine, heroin, one of the designer drugs, etc. is more destructive; the reality is they are all destructive and all contribute to the degeneration of morality in the nation.

With respect to the Muslim (Islam) religion, serious doubts are also cast since their members tend to believe they will become martyrs and have 72 virgins in Heaven if they become suicide bombers. Their leaders do nothing to correct this wrong thinking and lack of respect for God’s commandments; thereby, sharing in their wrongs. If so called religions who publicly profess to believe in God but do the works of his arch enemy the Devil continue in their wrong ways instead of providing moral guidance, this world is doomed. I will proceed to go into the errors of wrong sexual desires and their results, including the AIDS plague.

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] ANSWERS ON THE SHEPARD HATE CASE


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 916A]

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16 – 17, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Almighty God (YHWH) gave mankind the gift of language so they could pray to Him and give Him praise. Psalmss 40:5, [AV] “Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us–ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” Which high-lights the wonderful gifts He has given mankind.

In fact Psalmss 92:5, shows how in-depth this gifts, [AV] “O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.” Which clearly shows His thoughts go very deep. This same thought is amplified at Psalmss 139:17, [AV] “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!”

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[2] ANSWERS ON THE SHEPARD HATE CASE:

First, what happened to Matthew Shepard should not have occurred, and clearlly one should not let his animals, dogs, kill the neighbor. The Holy Bible plainly shows we should not judge our neighbors, but love them. This does not mean loving their sin. Matthew 7:1-2, states, "Stop judging that you may not be judged; for with what judgment you are judging, you will be judged," and Romans 14:4, 10-13, "Who are you to judge the house servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God can make him stand. But why do you judge your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God... Therefore let us not be judging one another any longer," this plainly shows no true Christian should be executing judgment on anyone with respect sin. In fact this would be a usurping of God's exclusive right, i.e., blaspheme, Matthew 25:31-32 states, "When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats."

Second, we should be loving our neighbors and attempting to get them to turn away from sin, not judging, hurting, or killing them in violation of God's law. Luke 10:27 states, "....You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 5:21-22 clearly states this devine principle, "....'You must not murder; but whoever commits a murder will be accountable to the court of justice.' However, I say to you that everyone who continues wrathful with his brother (neighbor) will be accountable to the court of justice; but whoever addresses his brother with an unspeakable word of contempt will be accountable to the Supreme Court (God's court, not the Supreme Court of the US); whereas whoever says, 'You despicable fool! will be liable to the fiery Gehenna. (often mistranslated as hell)."

Third, it should be obvious to all that the goons that killed Shepard were in the wrong. We should be helping our neighbor not harming him/her in one way or another. Now a question, why do many individuals seek to run others down or harm them when they are not endangering them? Please do a little Biblical research and see if you can uncover the root cause.

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] THE RARE FRUIT OR VEGETABLE - Hymenaea courbaril – Jatoba


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 917A]

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Psalms 19:9 – 11, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

If we want to be forgiven for our trespasses, we must be willing to forgive others for their trespasses against us as clearly shown at Matthew 18:28 – 35, [AV] “Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” Yes, to receive a good judgment, we must cultivate compassion.

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[2] Here is a Commentary on Bountiful Trees and Vegetables God (YHWH) has provided for mankind, specifically the Hymenaea courbaril – Jatoba.

A well known tree throughout much of tropical America. Yields hard fruit pods with edible flesh and beautiful hardwood that is used in fine woodworking and furniture. The pulp has a stinky odor, but a sweet flavor that has numerous edible uses. The tree remains an important indigenous crop in some areas. Medium sized tree, unknown hardiness. ?[SOURCE - RETRIVED FROM https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/44848 ON 5 24 /2018]

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Hymenaea
Species: courbaril
Synonyms: Hymenaea animifera, H. candolleana, H. multiflora, H. resinifera, H. retusa, H. stilbocarpa, Inga megacarpa
Common Names: Jatoba, jatobá, stinking toe, algarrobo, azucar huayo, jataí, copal, Brazilian copal, courbaril, nazareno, Cayenne copal, demarara copal, gomme animee, pois confiture, guapinol, guapinole, loksi, South American locust
Part Used: Bark, resin, leaves

Jatobá is a huge canopy tree, growing to 30 m in height, and is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and parts of tropical Central America. It produces bright green leaves in matched pairs, white, fragrant flowers that are pollinated by bats, and an oblong, brown, pod-like fruit with large seeds inside. The fruit is considered edible although hardly tasty; one of its common names, "stinking toe," is used to describe the smell and taste of the fruit! In the Peruvian Amazon the tree is called azucar huayo and, in Brazil, jatobá. The Hymenaea genus comprises two dozen species of tall trees distributed in tropical parts of South America, Mexico, and Cuba.
Several species of Hymenaea, including jatobá, produce usable copal resins. At the base of the jatobá tree an orange, sticky, resinous gum collects, usually underground (however, the bark also produces smaller amounts of resin when wounded). The resin of Hymenaea trees converts to amber through a remarkable chemical process requiring millions of years. During this process, volatile plant chemicals leach out of the resin and other non-volatile chemicals bond together. This forms a hard polymer that is resistant to natural decay processes and the ravages of time. As portrayed in the Jurassic Park movies, amber of million-year-old Hymenaea trees have provided scientists with many clues to its prehistoric presence on earth as well as to the insects and other plants encased in it.
TRIBAL AND HERBAL MEDICINE USES
In the Amazon, jatobá's aromatic copal resin is dug up from the base of the tree and burned as incense, used in the manufacture of varnishes, used as a glaze for pottery, and is employed medicinally. Indians in the Amazon have long used the resin in magic rituals, love potions and in wedding ceremonies. Although the name Hymenaea is derived from Hymen, the Greek God of marriage, it refers to the green leaflets that always occur in matching pairs, rather than the Indian's use of it in marriage ceremonies. Jatobá's bark and leaves also have an ancient history of use with the indigenous tribes of the rainforest. The bark of the tree is macerated by the Karaja Indians in Peru and Creole people in Guyana to treat diarrhea. In Ka'apor ethnobotany, jatobá bark is taken orally to stop excessive menstrual discharge, applied to wounded or sore eyes, and used to expel intestinal worms and parasites. The bark is used in the Peruvian Amazon for cystitis, hepatitis, prostatitis, and coughs. In the Brazilian Amazon, the resin is used for coughs and bronchitis, and a bark tea is used for stomach problems as well as foot and nail fungus.
With its long history of indigenous use, it would follow that jatobá has a long history of use in herbal medicine systems throughout South America. It was first recorded in Brazilian herbal medicine in 1930. The bark was described by Dr. J. Monteiro Silva who recommended it for diarrhea, dysentery, general fatigue, intestinal gas, dyspepsia, hematuria, bladder problems, and hemoptysis (coughing blood from the lungs). The resin was recommended for all types of upper respiratory and cardiopulmonary problems. In the mid-1960s an alcohol bark extract called Vinho de Jatobá was widely sold throughout Brazil as a tonic and fortificant, for energy, and for numerous other disorders.
In traditional medicine in Panama, the fruit is used to treat mouth ulcers and the leaves and wood are used for diabetes. In the United States, jatobá is used as a natural energy tonic, for such respiratory ailments as asthma, laryngitis, and bronchitis, as a douche for yeast infections and it is taken internally as a decongestant and for systemic candida in the stomach and intestines. It is also used in the treatment of hemorrhages, bursitis, bladder infections, arthritis, prostatitis, yeast and fungal infections, cystitis, and is applied topically for skin and nail fungus. At present, none of the research has indicated that jatobá has any toxicity. One study highlighted the mild allergic effect that jatobá resin may have when used externally.
PLANT CHEMICALS
Chemical analysis of jatobá shows that it is rich in biologically active compounds including diterpenes, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, and oligosaccharides. The phytochemical makeup of jatobá is very similar to another resin-producing rainforest tree, copaiba, which is also featured in this book. Some of these same chemicals occuring in both plants (such as copalic acid, delta-cadinene, caryophyllene and alpha-humulene) have shown to exhibit significant anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antitumor activities in clinical studies. In other research, another of jatobá's phytochemicals, astilbin, was shown in a 1997 clinical study to provide antioxidant and liver protective properties.
Jatobá also contains terpene and phenolic chemicals which are responsible for protecting the tree from fungi in the rainforest. In fact, the jatobá tree is one of the few trees in the rainforest that sports a completely clean trunk bark, without any of the usual mold and fungus found on many other trees in this wet and humid environment. These antifungal terpenes and phenolics have been documented in several studies over the years and the antifungal activity of jatobá is attributed to these chemicals.
The main chemicals found in jatobá include: Alpha-copaene, alpha-cubebene, alpha-himachalene, alpha-humulene, alpha-muurolene, alpha-selinene, astilibin, beta-bisabolene, beta-bourbonene, beta-copaene, betacubebene, beta-gurjunene, beta-humulene, beta-selinene, beta-sitosterol, calarene, carboxylic acids, caryophyllene, catechins, clerodane diterpenes, communic acids, copacamphene, copalic acid, cubebene, cyclosativene, cyperene, delta-cadinene, gamma-muurolene, gamma-cadinene, halimadienoic acids, heptasaccharides, kovalenic acid, labdadiene acids, octasaccharides, oligosaccharides, ozic acids, polysaccharides, selinenes, and taxifolin.
BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES AND CLINICAL RESEARCH
In addition to its antifungal properties, jatobá also has been documented to have anti-yeast activity against a wide range of organisms including Candida. Other clinical studies have been performed on jatobá since the early 1970s which have shown that it has antimicrobial, molluscicidal (kills/controls snails & slugs), and antibacterial activities, including in vitro actions against such organisms as E. coli, Psuedomonas, Staphylococcus and Bacillus. In addition, a water extract of jatobá leaves has demonstrated significant hypoglycemic activity, producing a significant reduction in blood sugar levels (which validates another traditional use).
CURRENT PRACTICAL USES
Practitioners have long reported that jatobá bark has shown dramatic results with acute and chronic cystitis and prostatitis. Many practitioners today are discovering that these chronic conditions oftentimes can be fungal in nature rather than bacterial. The widespread use of antibiotics to treat these conditions can actually kill off friendly bacteria which live off fungi - and increase the chances of a fungal problem or encourage fungal growth - even to the point of making the condition chronic. When these types of chronic prostatitis and cystitis cases react so quickly and dramatically to jatobá supplements, is it probably from jatobá's antifungal and anti-yeast properties at work, not its antibacterial properties.
Natural health practitioners in the United States are learning of jatobá's many uses and employing it as a natural remedy for prostatitis and cystitis, as a healthful tonic for added energy (without any caffeine or harmful stimulants), and for many fungal and yeast problems such as candida, athlete's foot, yeast infections and stubborn nail fungus. It is a wonderful, helpful natural remedy from an important and ancient rainforest resource. ?[SOURCE - RETRIVED FROM http://www.rain-tree.com/jatoba.htm#.WwdE2SApBDU ON 5/24/2018]

In Genesis 1:11-13, "And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. (American Standard Version, ASV)[for more details, go to www.jw.org].

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] REPLY WITH RESPECT JUDGING


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 918A]

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:15 – 16, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Almighty God (YHWH) has given mankind amazing abilities that He did not give to the animals. Man is able to communicate with the spoken word, read, write and understand the spoken word. He can use these miraculous gifts to praise God, or he can use them for unworthy purposes. As Revelation 4:11 states, [AV] “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

He created us with His attributes of cognitive reasoning, the ability to love, and the ability to meditate on spiritual things per Genesis 1:27, [AV] “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

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[2] REPLY WITH RESPECT JUDGING

First, named labels, i.e., Catholic, Methodist, Jew, etc. have no relationship to who is a true Christian. I believe we all know decent people and wicked people in all named label groups. In this you are really asking me to be a judge and this I will not be for the following reasons, Matthew 7:1-2, states, "Stop judging that you may not be judged; for with what judgment you are judging, you will be judged," and Romans 14:4, 10-13, "Who are you to judge the house servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God can make him stand. But why do you judge your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God... Therefore let us not be judging one another any longer," this plainly shows no true Christian should be executing judgment on anyone with respect sin. In fact this would be a usurping of God's exclusive right, i.e., blaspheme, Matthew 25:31-32 states, "When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats."

Second, this is really a question of what we must do to be saved, i.e., be true Christians. For this we must trun to god's word and to that end I will give you some very pertinent scriptures to look up that will start you on the path to becoming a true Christian if you really desire to do so.
Matthew 10:32-33,
John 17:3,
John 3:17,
Acts 4:12,
Romans 10:9 and 10:13,
1 Corinthians 1:18,
1 Corinthians 5:5,
1 Corinthians 10:33
Ephasians 2:8,
1 Peter 4:18,
Luke 2:30,
Luke 3:6,
John 17:3,
Mark 16:16
Acts 2:38
1 Peter 3:21

Third, qualification is an individual thing and not an organizational thing just as is the opposite, i.e., wilfully sinning

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[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 919A]

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13 – 14, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

The Apostle Matthew continues on and warns against the false prophets who seek to mislead and corrupt us at Matthew 7:15 – 20, [AV] “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” The Apostle John makes it clear how you can identify the genuine true followers of Jesus (Yeshua) at John 13:35, [AV] “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Also, the Apostle Luke stressed this same truth at Acts 10:35, [AV] “But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”

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[2] WE MUST KNOW AND PROCLAIM THE ONLY TRUE GOD

First, it is the obligation of all per John 17:3, "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." This of course implies individual study plus assistance as required.

Second, all true Christians as followers of Jesus Christ MUST seek to let others know about him and his father, God the Maker of All, John 18:37, "For this I have been born and for this I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone that is on the side of the truth listens to my voice." Luke 12:8, "I say, then, to you, Everyone that confesses union with me before men, the Son of man will also confess union with him before the angels of God." Hebrews 13:15, "Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of prains, that is, the fruit of lips which make public declaration to his name." ! Corinthians 9:16, "If, now, I am declaring the good news, it is no reason for me to boast, for necessity is laid upon me. Really, woe is to me if I did not declare the good news!" Also, see Romans 10:9-10, Luke 8:1, John 18:37, Matthew 18:19-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:17-18, Psalms 148:12-13, Psalms 68:11, etc. Therefore, as all can clearly see, it is the obligation of all true Christians to teach their neighbor, and even the more so as we are instructed to love our neighbor, see Luke 10:27, Luke 10:36, Romans 13:10, Ephesians 4:25, etc.

Third, when one veers off course as we all do at sometime, he/she should immediately seek assistance to get 'back-on-path.'

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[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 920A]

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:23 – 24, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, we must worship him in faith and this is testified to at Deuteronomy 30:11 – 14, [AV] “For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.” It is as stated at Isaiah 41:13, [AV] “For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”

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[2] ANSWER TO WHAT CONSTITUTES THE TRUE RELIGION

There are two possible answers to the question you pose, with respect what is the way of telling what is the true relegion. One would be a long, a book in length, examining all pertinent scriptures against all possible beliefs which is adequately done in some of the works by John M'Clintock and James Strong, which is way to long. The other is observing the effects on the believers of the various religions as follows:

1. Do they show neighborly love to their neighbors?

2. Do they try and help their neighbors take in knowledge according to John 17:3, "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ."

3. Do they have love among themselves or are they always fighting due to differences in races or nationalities, i.e., German Catholics and Lutherns against Dutch, French, etc. Catholics and Lutherns in two World Wars.

4. Do they support doctrines not supported in the Bible such as the Trinity which actually was first adopted by one of the twisted traditional religions at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. when one bishop, Athanasius won out against another, Arius, due to politics in the Roman Empire.

5. Do they support the aspirations of various nations or keep themselves apart, i.e., separated to serve God in keeping with 1 John 5:19, "We know we originate with God, but the whole world in lying in the power of the wicked one."

6. With respect to holidays, we can see most do not honour God, see Genesis 40:20-22, Matthew 14:6-10, etc. History testifies that faithful servants of God shunned such celebrations, see "The History of the Christian Religion and Church During the Three First Centuries," by Augustus Neander as translated by Henry John Rose; the "Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesistical Literature," by John M'Clintock and James Strong, Vol. I, p. 817; "The Catholic Encyclopedia," Vol. X, p. 709 (quoting Origen Adamantius of the third century)(1911 ed.); "The Two Babylons," by Reverend Hilsop; etc.

7. Do they persecute others with different beliefs? Or do they seek to show others the error of their ways in a loving, not twisted way, like, the killing of Shepard, a homosexual.

8. Do they seek prominence for themselves, i.e., their religious leaders take high sounding titles and wear distinctive garb? See Matthew 23 chapter, read and you will understand the significance.

I could go on and on but will not as I have already given a cursory overview to the answer to your question that is an excellent starter with respect searching out which religion is or is not approved by God, and which are wrong paths thrown out by Satan the Devil to snare the uninformed.

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[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 921A]

Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. 11 For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways. 12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. Job 34:10 – 12, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Job had undoubtedly received good training from his parents, and well knew the ways of his Creator, Almighty God (YHWH), so that is why he was so sure that He would not do evil to him. This reality testifies to the need for parents to train their children in His ways as testified to at Proverbs 22:6, [AV] “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’ But this training must be in mildness as shown by Colossians 3:21, [AV] “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”

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[2] IN USA, NRA IS NOT A HATE ORGANIZATION

I regularly read the NRA literature and so far I havn't found any hate-filled messages in it. I believe you are reading something into it that is plain and simply NOT THERE.

You should become more loving of your neighbor and respect his/her rights to enjoy the sport of his/her choosing and/or collecting of his/her choosing as long as he/she respects your rights as a human being. We were all given certain rights by God when we became members of the human race and others should not to further their own twisted concepts seek to take them away by any means.

The Holy Bible plainly shows we should not judge our neighbors, but love them. This does not mean loving their sin. Matthew 7:1-2, states, "Stop judging that you may not be judged; for with what judgment you are judging, you will be judged," and Romans 14:4, 10-13, "Who are you to judge the house servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God can make him stand. But why do you judge your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God... Therefore let us not be judging one another any longer," this plainly shows no true Christian should be executing judgment on anyone with respect sin. In fact this would be a usurping of God's exclusive right, i.e., blaspheme, Matthew 25:31-32 states, "When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats."

We should be loving our neighbors and attempting to get them to turn away from sin, not judging, hurting, seeking to take away their enjoyment, i.e., guns and target shooting, or killing them in violation of God's law. Luke 10:27 states, "....You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 5:21-22 clearly states this devine principle, "....'You must not murder; but whoever commits a murder will be accountable to the court of justice.' However, I say to you that everyone who continues wrathful with his brother (neighbor) will be accountable to the court of justice; but whoever addresses his brother with an unspeakable word of contempt will be accountable to the Supreme Court (God's court, not the Supreme Court of the US); whereas whoever says, 'You despicable fool! will be liable to the fiery Gehenna. (often mistranslated as hell)."

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[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 923A]

He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. 6 For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses. 2 Kings 18:5 – 6, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Although King Hezekiah was the son of one of the most wicked kings of Judah, and had had one of the worst childhoods imaginable, even witnessing the burning a son as a sacrifice to a pagan god, he over came these bad influences and became one of the best kings of Judah. He per 2 Chronicles 29:1 – 11, [AV] “Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done. 3 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them. 4 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street, 5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. 6 For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the LORD, and turned their backs. 7 Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place unto the God of Israel. 8 Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes. 9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this. 10 Now it is in mine heart to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us. 11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.” And at 2 Chronicles 29:28

– 24, [AV] “Then they went in to Hezekiah the king, and said, We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread table, with all the vessels thereof. 19 Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign did cast away in his transgression, have we prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they are before the altar of the LORD. 20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD. 21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the LORD. 22 So they killed the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, when they had killed the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they killed also the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar. 23 And they brought forth the he goats for the sin offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them: 24 And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel: for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering should be made for all Israel.” Then he, 2 Chronicles 31:1, [AV] “Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.” Re-introduced clean worship in all of Judah.” This right action of his clearly proves a person’s past does not have to determine his future.

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[2] HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE

The first thing a person must do when attempting to interpret the Bible is to approach it with an open mind. Do not study to try and justify what you believe; study to determine what you SHOULD believe based on the word of God.

For the most part, the Bible interprets itself. Some Scriptures are more difficult to understand than others. It's important to study all of what the Bible says on a particular subject (i.e., marriage) and then interpret the difficult passages based on the clear, easy passages. If you interpret a difficult passage in such a manner as to contradict an easy-to-understand passage, then you need to reconsider your interpretation of the difficult passage.

In order to interpret the Bible correctly, you have to be willing to set aside man's doctrines and creeds and use the Bible ONLY. Much confusion is caused when men add human doctrines formulated over the years to the word of God. What usually ends up happening is that man tries to mold the Bible to fit man's teachings.

It's also important to "rightly divide the word" by understanding the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testatment was for the Jews only until Christ came (Galations 3). The New Testament is the will of Christ that is binding on us today and came into affect upon His death (Hebrews 9). Many people try to justify what they do based on a law that was never intended for them to follow.

The context of the passage must be taken into consideration. Greek and Hebrew dictionaries may need to be consulted for a more accurate understanding of what the words meant in their original language.

You also need to understand how to establish Bible authority. There are three ways to establish Scriptural authority (which follow principles of logic): by direct command, by approved example, and by necessary inference.

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[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 924A]

Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 1 Timothy 1:5 [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, Almighty God (YHWH) has created mankind with a conscience to enable him to differentiate right from wrong instead of instinct that he gave to animals. The Apostle Paul clearly showed this at Romans 2:14 – 15, when he wrote, “For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)” [AV].

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[2] MARY A HIGHLY FAVORED ONE

It is interesting to note that both the name Mary and the name Miriam are actually the same name in two different languages. According to the Wikipedia, <<" According to the New Testament, Mary (Judeo-Aramaic ???? Maryam "Bitter"; Septuagint Greek ?a??aµ, Mariam, ?a??a, Maria; Assyrian: Mat Maryam), was the mother of Jesus of Nazareth and at the time of his conception was the betrothed wife of Joseph.">> [source - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]. Matthew 1:18-20 says, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." (Authorized King James Bible; AV); and Luke 1:35, says, "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." (AV); and the Quran at Sura 3:47, says, "She said: My Lord! when shall there be a son (born) to I me, and man has not touched me? He said: Even so, Allah creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is." (Bible knockoff the Quran as translated into English by M.H. Shakir and published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc.).

In the Bible there are two important Mary's or Miriam's mentioned. The first is Miriam (Mary) the sister of Moses (Mosche) mentioned often in the Torah, and the second is Mary (Miriam) Mother of Jesus (Yeshua), previously mentioned.

We will now deal with these two important Bible women on a timeline basis.

MIRIAM (MARY) SISTER OF MOSES (MOSCHE):

Miriam (Mary) sister of Moses (Mosche) lived around 1,500 BCE and is often mentioned in the Bible, especially in the five books of the Torah - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. . Miriam (Mary), was the daughter of Amram and his wife Jochebed, both of the tribe of Levi; sister of Moses and Aaron, per Numbers 26:59, "And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.

Though not specifically named in the account, she was undoubtedly the one termed "his sister" who watched to see what would become of the infant Moses as he lay in an ark placed among the reeds of the river Nile per Exodus 2:3-4, "And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him." (AV). And Exodus 2:5-10, gives an account of what happened to the babe, Moses (Mosche), "And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. 6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water." (AV).

Later in her life, in her position as prophetess, "Miriam (Mary) the prophetess" led the women of Israel in joyful tambourine playing and in dancing. Responding to the song led by Moses, Miriam sang: "Sing to Jehovah, for he has become highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has pitched into the sea." This was recorded at Exodus 15:1 and 20-21, "Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea." And, "And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea." (AV).

MARY (MIRIAM) MOTHER OF JESUS (YESHUA) , THE SON OF GOD (YHWH):

Mary (Miriam), the mother of our savior Jesus (Yeshua) lived in the First Century of our Common Era approximately 1,500 years after the sister of Moses (Mosche), Miriam (Mary). She was the daughter of Heli, though the genealogy given by Luke lists Mary's husband Joseph as the "son of Heli." Says M'Clintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia (1881, Vol. III, p. 774): "In constructing their genealogical tables, it is well known that the Jews reckoned wholly by males, rejecting, where the blood of the grandfather passed to the grandson through a daughter, the name of the daughter herself, and counting that daughter's husband for the son of the maternal grandfather (Numb. ?Nu ?xxvi, 33; xxvii, 4-7)." [source - M'Clintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia, Vol. III, page 774, 1881]. It is undoubtedly for this reason the historian Luke says that Joseph was the "son of Heli." At Luke 3:23, "And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli," (AV).

Mary was of the tribe of Judah and a descendant of David. Hence it could be said of her son Jesus that he "sprang from the seed of David according to the flesh." Per Romans 1:3-4, "Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:" (AV). Thus, Through his adoptive father Joseph, a descendant of David, Jesus had a legal right to David's throne, and through his mother, as the "offspring," "seed," and "root" of David, he held the natural hereditary right to "the throne of David his father."; "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ." (AV).

Now, If tradition is correct, Heli's wife, the mother of Mary, was Anna, whose sister had a daughter named Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptizer. This tradition would make Elizabeth the cousin of Mary. That Mary was related to Elizabeth, who was "from the daughters of Aaron" of the tribe of Levi, the Scriptures themselves state, as shown by Luke 1:5 & 36, "There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth." And "And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren." (AV).

MARY'S (MIRIAM'S) VISIT BY THE ANGEL GABRIEL:

About the end of 3 B.C.E., the angel Gabriel was sent by God to the virgin girl Mary in the town of Nazareth. What then took place as recorded at Luke 1:26-35, "And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." (AV).

MARY'S (MIRIAM'S) GIVES BIRTH TO JESUS (YESHUA) THE SON OF GOD (YHWH):

Now, when it came to Joseph's notice (likely through disclosure of the matter to him by Mary) that she was pregnant, he intended to divorce her secretly rather than expose her to public shame. But did not per Matthew 1:18-25, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS." (AV).

As this drama continued to unfold, the decree of Caesar Augustus, compelling everyone to register in the town of his origin, proved providential in its timing, for the prophecy concerning Jesus' birthplace had to be fulfilled per Micah 5:2, "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." (AV). Now, Joseph took Mary, who was "heavy with child," on the strenuous journey of about 150 km (93 mi) from their home in Nazareth in the N to Bethlehem in the S. Because there was no place for them in the lodging room, the birth of the child took place under most humble conditions, with the newborn babe being laid in a manger. This occurred probably about October 1 of the year 2 B.C.E.

MANY MISCONCEPTIONS WITH RESPECT TO MARY (MARIAM) HELD BY VARIOUS RELIGIONS & CONCLUSION:

Let's briefly look at some misconceptions held with respect to Mary (Mariam) as shown by the titles given to her. "Mary's most common titles include The Blessed Virgin Mary or Our Lady (Notre Dame, Nuestra Señora, Madonna). The Orthodox Church refers frequently to Mary as Theotokos, a title recognized at the Third Ecumenical Council held at Ephesus in 431. Theotokos is often translated into English as the Mother of God or more literally as Godbearer or Birthgiver of God. The theological significance of the title is to emphasize that Mary's son, Jesus, is fully God, as well as fully human, and that Jesus' two natures (divine and human) were united in a single Person of the Trinity." [source - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia].

Of course, the Bible, the word of God (YHWH) assigns none of these titles to her so all are usurps of God's (YHWH's) right to assign titles. No wonder so many are confused as to just who Mary (Miriam) really is. We should NOT go beyond what the Bible whose author is God (YHWH) says, but certain churches, most notably the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Church (eastern church) do.


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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] TRUE CHRISTIANS SHOULD FORGIVE


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 925A]

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4 – 7, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, love for Almighty God (YHWH) motivates us to live and endure in our love for him per 1 Peter 4:10 – 12, [AV] “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

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[2] TRUE CHRISTIANS SHOULD FORGIVE


Christians are to always have a heart ready to forgive. When Jesus taught about forgiveness in the parable of the unforgiving servant, He was asked by Peter how many times he should forgive his brother who sins against him. Jesus answered Peter's question by telling a parable. The master of the servant had compassion for his servant who begged for patience in paying his debt. The master released him and forgave him of his debt. Notice that the servant ASKED for patience.

The forgiven servant found one of his servants who owed him money. This servant begged for patience, but the forgiven servant would not forgive him of his debt. His master told him, "You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?"

Jesus then taught, "So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses."

In the same manner that God forgives us when we repent and ask, so we are to forgive others. If someone does not seek our forgiveness, that does not mean we should treat them poorly or hold grudges. There are other verses that teach us how to treat everyone, including those who have sinned against us or who are persecuting us.

Stephen, when he was stoned, said, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." Stephen asked God not to hold their sin against them. But their forgiveness would have to be conditional upon their repentance.

Likewise, when Jesus was crucified, He said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." Jesus asked God to forgive those crucifying Him. But the forgiveness was conditional upon their repentance.

And in Acts 2, some of the Jews who realized what they had done, asked Peter what they should do. He told them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] JESUS HATED HYPOCRITES


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 926A]

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, we must have patience and endurance as highlighted by Romans 5:3 – 5, [AV] “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” And just as James 1:12, [AV] says, “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

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[2] JESUS HATED HYPOCRITES

"But whoe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!" Jesus said this at least 7 times within the same conversation (Matthew 23:13, 14, 15, 23, 25, 27, 29).

He was pretty harsh with them. In Matthew 23:1 -26.” My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
8 ¶ If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
14 ¶ What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” [Aurhorized King James Bible; AV]


AT MATTHEW 3:7, “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” (av)

Jesus was "all about love" in that He was willing to sacrifice His life for our sins; however, that love did not cause Him to gloss over sin and condone immoral behavior.

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] THE RARE FRUIT OR VEGETABLE - Psidium guajava - Bangkok Giant Guava


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 927A]

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. 1 John 4:20 – 21, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, love is Almighty God’s (YHWH’s) principle attribute as clearly shown at 1 John 4:8 - 13, [AV] “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.”

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[2] Here is a Commentary on Bountiful Trees and Vegetables God (YHWH) has provided for mankind, specifically the Psidium guajava - Bangkok Giant Guava. Bangkok Giant, a huge, white fleshed guava that is one of the worlds largest. Fruits can sometimes grow to the size of a softball! Excellent flavor. Great for beverages, flavorings, and eating fresh. Small tree, hardy to 29F, prefers warm climates for flowering and fruiting. Easily grown container plant for the house or greenhouse. Note that seedling grown guava's can take on differing characteristics than the parent plant. ?[SOURCE - RETRIVED FROM https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/44848 ON 5/24/2018]

GUAVAS IN GENERAL:

Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, guava fruits can range in size from as small as an apricot to as large as a grapefruit. Various cultivars have white, pink, or red flesh, and a few also feature red (instead of green or yellow) skin.
When cultivated from seed, guavas are notable for an extremely slow growth rate for several months, before a very rapid acceleration in growth rate takes over. From seed, common guavas may bloom and set fruit in as few as two years or as many as eight. Cuttings and grafting are more commonly used as a propagation method in commercial groves. Highly adaptable, guavas can be easily grown as container plants in temperate regions, though their ability to bloom and set fruit is somewhat less predictable. In some tropical locations, guavas can become invasive. It has become a major problem in the Galápagos Islands.[2]
The plant is used in many different shampoo products for its scent. It is also becoming a popular bonsai species and is currently quite popular in India and Eastern Asia.[3]
Climate and soil
Owing to its hardy nature, guava is grown successfully in tropical and subtropical regions up to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above mean sea-level. Best quality guavas are obtained where low night temperatures, 10 °C (50 °F), prevail during winter. It tolerates high temperatures and drought conditions in North India during summers but it is susceptible to severe frost as it can kill the young plants. An annual rainfall of about 100 cm (39 in) is sufficient during the rainy season (July–September). The rains during harvesting period, however, deteriorate the quality of fruits.
Guava is cultivated on varied types of soils, from heavy clay to very light sandy soils. Nevertheless, very good quality guavas are produced in river-basins. It tolerates a soil pH of 4.5-8.2. Maximum concentration of its feeding roots is available up to 25 cm (9.8 in) soil depth. Thus the top soil should be quite rich to provide enough nutrients for accelerating new growth which bears fruits.
The varietal characteristics in guava are not as distinct as found in most other fruits. Its propagation through seeds reduces the distinctive characteristics of a variety in commercial cultivation. Important guava varieties are:
Lucknow 49
Also known as Sardar, its fruits are large, roundish ovate in shape, skin primrose yellow and pulp white, very sweet and tasty. The total soluble solids (TSS) and vitamin C contents are high. The trees are vigorous.
Allahabad Safeda
The most famous variety of Allahabad, it has acquired large variations due to seed propagation. The fruits are large in size, round in shape, skin smooth and yellowish white. The flesh is white, firm, soft having pleasant flavour, high TSS and vitamin C content. The seeds are numerous, bold and hard. The trees are tall with profuse branching and broad crown. It can withstand drought conditions.[4]
Chittidar
The variety is very popular in western Uttar Pradesh. The fruits are characterized by numerous red dots on the skin, high sweetness, and small and soft seeds. It is otherwise similar to Allahabad safeda fruits in size, shape and pulp. It has higher TSS content than Allahabad Safeda and Lucknow 49 but lower vitamin C content. The tree characters resemble to those of Allahabad Safeda.[4]
Harijha
Harijha is more popular in Bihar because of profuse bearing. The trees are of medium vigor due to sparse branching. The fruit is round in shape, medium large in size and greenish yellow in color. Flavor is sweet with good keeping quality.
Hafshi
It is a tasty, red- fleshed guava. It is mainly grown in Bihar. The fruit is moderately large and spherical in shape, with thin skin. Trees are of medium vigor but productive.
Apple guava
Its fruits are medium-sized and pink colored. They are sweet in taste with good keeping quality. They require low temperature for the development of good pink color. The trees are of medium vigor but their leaves are greener than others. However, it is a moderate yielder.
Fruits of sebia
(looking like apple) variety low temperature for the development of good pink color. The trees are of medium vigour but their leaves are greener than others. However, it is a moderate yielder.
Seedless
All the seedless varieties viz. Saharanpur Seedless, Nagpur seedless and others, are the same. Two types of fruits, completely seedless and partly seeded, are borne on a plant of seedless variety. The completely seedless fruits develop on the shoots rising from the stem and these are bigger in size and irregular in shape. The partly seeded fruits are born on normal shoots at the periphery and are small in size and round in shape. Seedless variety is unfit for commercial cultivation because it gives very low yield. The plants are very vigorous.
Arka Mridula
This is a seedling selection of variety Allahabad Safeda. Its medium-sized fruits are of excellent quality with high TSS. The white pulp has only few soft seeds. The plants are of medium vigor but high yielding.
Allahabadi Surkha
This is an outstanding variety of large, uniform pink fruits with deep pink flesh. The plants produce up to 120 kg (260 lb) fruits in its sixth year of fruiting. The fruit is sweet, strongly flavored with few seeds and is slightly depressed at both ends. The plants are vigorous, dome shaped and compact. ?[SOURCE - RETRIVED FROM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psidium_guajava ON 5/25/2018]

In Genesis 1:11-13, "And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. (American Standard Version, ASV)[for more details, go to www.jw.org].

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] THE BIBLE TELLS WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE TO GOD


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 928A]

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, sometimes Almighty God (YHWH) maneuvers situations to remove trials, but at other times, He gives endurance to endure such trials as testified to at Colossians 1:11, [AV] “Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;”

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[2] THE BIBLE TELLS WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE TO GOD

The Bible provides instructions for us as to what is acceptable and unacceptable to God. We are told what behaviors and attitudes are considered unholy by God and what behaviors and attitudes are considered holy.

God has also set forth the proper attitude and behavior we are to have towards ALL men, including our enemies, those who persecute us, those who are not behaving as they should. He also tells us how we are to react to our own sins and weaknesses.

Homosexuality is considered shameful, a sin. How man feels about that is irrelevant. We are not in the position to tell God what we think should be OK with Him. Instead, we need to strive to do what is right according to God and pray for strength to do it. And when we stumble, we can ask for forgiveness and "keep on keeping on."

"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all...." (Galations 6:10).

"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them..." (Matthew 7:12).

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you" (Matthew 5:44).

These are only a few passages that teach how we are to treat others. That includes homosexuals. So there is no justification for being unkind, abusive, or hateful.

On the other hand, we cannot condone the behavior.

We are to "find out what is acceptable to the Lord" and to "have no fellowship with darkness, but rather expose [reprove] them" (Ephesians 5:8-11). That is not "beating" up on anyone.

Where is the love? Love is ACTION, not feeling. Our love is shown by how we treat others based on GOD'S standards, not man's. Man may consider it abusive and hateful to say that someone is behaving in an inappropriate way. Paul, after correcting the Galations, said, "Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?" It seems like it's human nature to react to correction by becoming hostile to the messenger.

I treat all people the same. I would feed, cloth, help anyone that I was able to regardless of their skin color, behavior, religion, etc. THAT is love.

This is a message board and really doesn't reflect real life nor a person's typical activities. It's a place we come to post messages typically about one subject. So it appears like we are "all about" the one issue on which we post the most. I can see how you would think it's "beating up" on someone because the conversation is exclusively about this behavior. I'm sure if we spent the day together, we'd be talking about other things. That is real life.

Real love means doing what's best for someone. Why do you think the early Christians continued preaching and teaching the gospel even though they were persecuted for it? They LOVED their fellow human beings enough to take them an important message that will affect their eternal destination, even though they were persecuted for doing so.

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] KIMMMBOP COMES TO ACCEPT THE BIBLE


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 929A]

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:19, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

The mother of Jesus (yeshua) was a great listener, and she was slow to speak. And she was surprised at his response when he was a twelve year old boy, and when she found him in the temple. He said, Luke 2:46 – 52, [AV] “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”

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[2] KIMMMBOP COMES TO ACCEPT THE BIBLE [THIS IS AN ARTICLE BY HIM THAT SHOULD INTEREST MANY AS IT SHOWS HIS REASONING IN ACCEPTING THE BIBLE AS THE TRUE WORD OF ALMIGHTY GOD (yhwh)]

I have come to accept the Bible as God's word based on evidence and reasoning. Based upon my acceptance of it as God's word, I regard it as such when I read it. It either is God's word or isn't. If one does not accept it as God's word, then it does not hold any authority in our lives and reading and following it would be optional.

I am familiar with other works such as the Koran and the Book of Mormon and, based on what I've read and know, there is nothing to convince me that they are revelations from God.

An example of a difficult passage that is misinterpreted is Romans 5:12-21. Some passages that cause misunderstanding are: "For if by one man's offense, death reigned through the one..." (vs. 17); "Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men resulting in condemnation...." (vs. 18); "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners...." (vs. 19). These are only parts of sentences. When taken by themselves, it makes it sound like all humans are guilty of Adam's (the "man" under discussion here) sin and condemned because of his sin. However, the rest of the verses clarify that this is not what the passage is saying: "For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, MUCH MORE THOSE WHO RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL REIGN IN LIFE THROUGH THE ONE, JESUS CHRIST" (vs. 17); "Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting ikn condemnation, EVEN SO THROUGH ONE MAN'S RIGHTEOUS ACT THE FREE GIFT CAME TO ALL MEN, RESULTING IN JUSTIFICATION OF LIFE" (vs. 18); "For if by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, SO ALSO BY ONE MAN'S OBEDIENCE MANY WILL BE MADE RIGHTEOUS "(vs. 19). In each case, the second part of the verse states that whatever happened as a result of Adam, the opposite happened because of Christ. If ALL men are condemned because of Adam's sin, then ALL men must be saved because of Christ's rightousness. But we know by other passages in the Bible, that not all men will be saved - only those who do God's will (i.e., Matthew 7:21). Additionally, an old testament passages states that "the soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son" (Ezekiel 18:30). We each bear the guilt of our OWN sin, not someone else's. Furthermore, even within the CONTEXT of Romans 5, verse 12 says that "death spread to all men, because ALL SINNED."

Based on the context of these verses in Romans 5 and what other passages teach, it is clear that what's being taught is that through Adam sin was introduced into the world, and through Christ, righteousness was introduced into the world. But in BOTH cases, WE are responsible for our own sin and resulting guilt AND our acceptance or rejection of Christ's righteousness.


Certain commandments given to the Jews in the Old Testament applied only to them and were replaced by a new covenant by Jesus Christ. Romans at Romans 13:8-10 states, "'Do not you people be owing anybody a single thing, except to love one another; for he that loves his fellow man (Jesus Christ) has fulfilled the law. For the law code, 'You must not commit adultery, You must not murder, You must not steal, You must not covet," and whatever other commandment there is, is summed up in the word, namely, 'You must love your neighbor as yourself,' Love does not work evil to one's neighbor; therefore love is the law's fulfilment." See also, Ephesians 6:1-3, Romans 12:19, Jeremiah 31:31-33, Romans 2:28-29, 1 Corinthians 11:25, Ephesians 2:12-13, etc.



Does everything have to be explicitly stated, many thing are implicitly stated and, Kimm's statement, " Under the old law, God allowed men to have multiple wives. This provided a quick way to populate the earth." Is one of those. Implicit reasoning on this one is easy. Genesis 1:27 clearly stated, "God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God's image he created him: male and female he created them." And Genesis 5:4 we read, "The days of Adam after his fathering Seth came to be eight hundred years. Meanwhile be became father to sons and daughters." Therefore by simple implicit reasoning or common sense, since all came from Adam then obviously this was THE ONLY WAY THE EARTH COULD BE POPULATED, and obviously Cain took one of his sisters as a wife. Also, Cain obviously had to flee to escape his siblings when he killed Able, see Genesis 4:16-17, "With that Cain went away from the face of Jehovah and took up residence in the land of Fugitiveness to the east of Eden. Afterward Cain had intercourse with his wife and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch." This was also the case after the Flood of Noah's day that was brought as a judgment on an ungodly populace. (see Genesis 9 and 10 Chapter) Obviously the children of Noah's three sons married each other to preserve the whole human race. In reality all humans, regardless of race, are really related, but as we all know, all too often they do not act kindly, one-to-another. In fact, this is one of the reasons God destroyed the system of things then existing in Noah's day. He will shortly execute judgment on our present ungodly system of things, please read 2 Timothy 3 chapter and 2 Peter 3 chapter and Matthew 25 chapter, Revelations 18:21 and 19:1-2 and 11, 13,15, Jeremiah 25:31, Joel 3 chapter, Jude 6, 14-15, etc.

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[size=13]COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] THE BIBLE DOES NOT TEACH ALL SEXUAL RELATIONS ARE WRONG


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 930A]

But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Isaiah 41:8, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Reality, the greatest need of mankind is for love. Abraham was a man who cultivated a loving friendship with Almighty God (YHWH) as shown by James 2:23 - 24, [AV] “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.” In fact, the Bible at Romans 4:11 - 13, [AV] “And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: 12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. 13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” [A side note: Abraham was of the ninth generation descended from Shem, one of the sons of Noah, and a man of great faith.]

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[2] THE BIBLE DOES NOT TEACH ALL SEXUAL RELATIONS ARE WRONG

The Bible does NOT teach all sexual relations are wrong, only deviant sex, Gen. 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." Fulfilling this divine command would require that they have sexual relations, would it not? Doing so would not be sinful but would be in harmony with God's purposes for the populating of the earth. Some persons have thought that the 'forbidden fruit' in Eden was perhaps a symbolic reference to a divine restriction or even a prohibition of sexual relations on the part of Adam and Eve. But this conflicts with God's command quoted above. It also conflicts with the fact that, although Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in Eden, the first mention of their having sexual intercourse was after they had been expelled from there, Gen. 2:17 "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." And, Gen. 3:17 "And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;" And Genesis 3:24 “ So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” And, Genesis 4:1 “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.”

Genesis 9:1 “ And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” This further blessing, together with a restatement of the divine command to procreate, was given after the global Flood in Noah's day. God's viewpoint toward lawful sexual relations has not changed.

2 Cor. 7:2-52 “Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.” What is wrong is thus shown to be deviant sex, Leviticus 18:20-27, “Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her. 21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)” And, Romans 1:27, “ And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] THE INTENT OF BIBLE WRITERS


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 931A]

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. Mark 13:8, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Today, we are living in the end-times close to its conclusion and the arrival of Almighty God’s (YHWH’s) Kingdom prayed for at Matthew 6:9 – 10, [AV] “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Yes, the earth shall be made over, and righteousness shall prevail as testified to in Psalms 37: , [AV] “But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.” And as Pslams 55:22 -23, shows, [AV] “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.”

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[2] THE INTENT OF BIBLE WRITERS

What was the 'intent' of the Biblical writers? Was it to prove that this person called Jesus was a man, or a God/man? Why did it take centuries to finalize the concept of who Jesus was? What was lacking in the Biblical text requiring "Church Fathers" to seek outside help in explaining the person of the Savior? Why was it that the common, ordinary "Joe" of that time period understood Jesus to be a man as portrayed by the Bible writers, and not a God/man? What did "Joe" not have that the learned clergy had? Why was there so much reliance on Greek philosophy? Was Greek philosophy superior to the inspired word? Would there have been a three-in-one "economy" concept without Plato? If the original Bible writers were so inspired by the Great Jehovah himself, why did they not use philosophical language and concepts in the written word? Why do they not quote the Greek classical writers? When the Bible writers spoke of Jesus as a "man", why did they not stop and explain that they really meant a God/man? Were the Jews not open to such a concept? Would they have accepted such a radical anti-Jewish thought? How would they have reacted if one of the Gosple writers had said, "By the way, this man standing beside me is God himself. I know he looks like a man but he is really Jehovah God himself"?


Trying to describe supernatural events with the limits of observation and language is one of the great challenges for writers of the Bible and in science and history as well. Prof. Hawkins use of 'Singularity' in his wave theory is a case in point, it works but not completely. Moses described the burning bush but not the manipulation of the physics involved, and so it goes. And then there is Jesus. Even with 2000 years of contemplation he still exceeds our abilities to fully grasp what happened. It's easy to see how early followers conjoined him with Jehovah as a way to simplify and explain in their minds all the events that happened to him. You could also take the tack that Hislop does in the Two Babylons that the conjoining was done intentionally to obscure the truth. From reading some of the early church fathers writings you can see both schools at work. And then there's the whole use words that in English we would normally reserve for God Almighty being given to humans like Moses who was told to be the God of Pharaoh, and angels and priests and of course Jesus. A favorite passage of mine is the 1st chapter of Hebrews. It explains so much and yet leaves so much to ponder. Like Galileo's statement "the Bible teaches us how to go to heaven not how heaven goes."

Second, there are in the [Aurhorized King James Bible; AV] only superficial instances that seem to be for your view point; whereas, there are substantial evidence for the three being distinctly different as follows:

• Almighty God (YHWH) is the superior over everything and is without equal. “ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3 AV), and he has always existed, “ Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalms 90:2 AV). Everything is subordinate to him. He gave his son an assignment and the power to carry it out, “23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:20-28 AV).

• Jesus (Jeshua or YHWH saves), Almighty God’s only begotten son, the first born (made) of all creation “ And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;” (Revelation 3:14 AV), “ Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” (Colossians 1:15 AV), etc. He was clearly called:

2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Hebrews 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

• The Holy Spirit, God’s (YHWH’s) active force. For extensive details on this force in motion of Almighty God, see Discourse on the Holy Spirit.

To brake words down as you call it, although it is not that, I am using Strongs Greek/Hebrew-Chaldean dictionary with Strong # available at any seminary or theology school, at every Bible translation committee, in the possession of almost all Bible scholars, and also in my book collection. Even the Catholic translators like Rev. Msgr. Myles M. Bourke, Rev. Frederick W. Danker, Rev. Alexander A. Di Lella, O.F.M., use it.


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[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 932A]

And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. Genesis 33:1 – 2, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

For many years Jacob and his brother Esau had been at odds, but when an actual meeting was going to occur, Jacob was preparing for trouble, but the exact opposite occurred as shown at Genesis 33:3 - 4, [AV] “And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.” They had not let past resentment harboring stand in the way of brotherly love, and neither should we.

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[2] Here is a Commentary on Bountiful Trees and Vegetables God (YHWH) has provided for mankind, specifically the Galapagos Island Tomato, Solanum chessmanii,
A small wild tomato native to the Galapagos Islands. Fruits are small, somewhat like the currant tomato. They ripen to a yellow-orange color and are edible, with a good, typical acid tomato flavor. The plant is of particular interest for its resistance to a number of tomato pests and has been used to cross breed with regular tomatoes to confer desired traits.
Description
A bushy annual with a standard tomato growth habit. Plants may reach 3-5ft and are most similar to certain cherry tomato varieties in growth and fruit production. The Galapagos Island tomato is distinctive and ornamental in a tomato garden, having smaller, ruffled leaves and profuse flowers. Fruits ripen quickly, in 50-60 days and seem to enjoy hot weather to set.
Hardiness
Not frost hardy.
Growing Environment
Grow like any tomato. Water regularly. Grow in full sun. In our experience plants only set fruit when weather is warm, unlike a number of standard tomato varieties.
Propagation
By seeds. Seeds generally germinate readily, but need several weeks germination time, especially if pulp capsule remains around seed. Germinate in 75-85F, moist soil. This species seems to be slower to germinate than standard tomatoes.
Uses
The fruits are edible and have a nice flavor. They are said to be popular with Galapagos Tortoises in their native range. The plants are of interest to tomato breeders as they are used to confer a number of desirable traits into standard tomato species. ?[SOURCE - RETRIVED FROM http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/content/lycopersicon-cheesmanii.htm ON 5/ 24/2018]
Pictures of this plant and tomato can be found at http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/content/lycopersicon-cheesmanii.htm

In Genesis 1:11-13, "And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. (American Standard Version, ASV)[for more details, go to www.jw.org].

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COMBINATION OF VOL 933A - ALMIGHTY GOD (YHWH)IS ONE JEHOVAH AND NOT A PLURALITY


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 933A]

But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb. 6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb. 7 And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat. 8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons? 1 Samuel 1:6 – 8, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Here we are dealing with a polygamous marriage where Hannah the first wife was being abused and harassed unfairly by the second wife. She answered not her husband with respect her sorrow, but prayed unto the lord for deliverance. This is shown at 1 Samuel 1:10 – 11, [AV] “And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore. 11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.” She promised that if given a son, he would be given to the Lord’s service. Later the Lord removed her bareness and she produced a son whom she gave over to serve the Lord all his days, the Prophet Samuel. And as Psalms 34:18 – 19, says, [AV] “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”

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[2] ALMIGHTY GOD (YHWH)IS ONE JEHOVAH AND NOT A PLURALITY

Also on the Trinity points: THE Bible teaching that God is one is called monotheism. And L. L. Paine, professor of ecclesiastical history, indicates that monotheism in its purest form does not allow for a Trinity: "The O.T. is strictly monotheistic. God is a single personal being. The idea that a trinity is to be found there . . . is utterly without foundation." Was there any change from monotheism after Jesus came to the earth? Paine answers: "On this point there is no break between the O.T. and the New. The monotheistic tradition is continued. Jesus was a Jew, trained by Jewish parents in the O.T. scriptures. His teaching was Jewish to the core; a new gospel indeed, but not a new theology. . . . And he accepted as his own belief the great text of Jewish monotheism: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord (Jehovah; AS, LB, Young's, Darby's) our God is one God.'" Those words are found at Deuteronomy 6:4. The Catholic New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) here reads: "Listen, Israel: Yahweh our God is the one, the only Yahweh." In the grammar of that verse, the word "one" has no plural modifiers to suggest that it means anything but one individual. "Should You Believe In the Trinity" pgs. 12,13 When the descendants of Abraham journeyed down into Egypt, there they came across a whole selection of different gods. According to Wilkinson, Egypt had many gods, the greatest of whom were Neph, Amun, Pthah, Khem, Sati, Maut and Bubastis. Ra and Seb were the first of the second class of Egyptian deities. The Egyptians believed that Neph made the sun and moon revolve. Pthah was worshiped as the creator. Khem was the god of agriculture. Ra was worshiped as a sun-god and his son Seb represented time. The ancient Egyptians also worshiped a trinity made up of Osiris, Isis and Horus, namely, father, mother and son. This trinity is precisely the same as that worshiped in Christendom. It has been handed down from ancient Egypt and Babylon. Jehovah vindicated his supremacy over all the gods of Egypt when he disgraced them with ten plagues and destroyed the Egyptian forces in the Red Sea. Following the Red Sea victory the Israelites sang to Jehovah's praise: "This is my God, and I shall laud him; my father's God, and I shall raise him on high. Jehovah is a manly person of war. Jehovah is his name. . . . Who among the gods is like you, O Jehovah?" There is none.-Ex. 15:2, 3, 11. w58 12/15 p.742 Because of the polytheistic worship of the land of Egypt, the reason for the statement at Deut.6:4 becomes apparent. "Listen, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah. (Or, "Jehovah is our God, Jehovah is one [or, there is one Jehovah]." Lit., "Jehovah our God [is] Jehovah one." Heb., Yehwah' ´Elo·heh'nu Yehwah' ´e·chadh'. (compare Jesus' words at Mk.12:29) see also Lev.18:1,2 The Isarelites were command not to do the same as the nations around them. Ex. 23:23-25,32,33; 34:14,15; Nu. 33:52; Deut. 6:12-15; 7:24-25; A scripture that applies even to us today can be found at Rev. 18:2,4(AV) 2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


Hello Kaz, Edgar, and Nathan, I liked your comments, Edgar concerning God's name being important in the lives of true Christians. Acts 15:14 is excellent in showing that, but I also like verse 17 as well. From the NWT: "in order that those who remain of the men may earnestly seek Jehovah, together with people of all the nations, people who are called by my name says Jehovah, who is doing these things. It always amazes me how opposers of the Divine Name shy away from using God's name. Many of these people (scholars, critics, etc.) say that since we aren't sure how to pronounce it, we shouldn't use it at all. But yet, these same so-called scholars and critics, as well as all modern and not so modern Bible translators don't have a problem with these names: Je-ho' ad-dah (possibly, Jehovah Has Decked Himself) Je-ho-ad' din (Jehovah is Pleasure) Je-ho' a-haz (May Jehovah Take Hold; Jehovah Has Taken Hold) Je-ho' ash (Jehovah Bestows, Is Giver. often abbreviated to "Joash") Je-ho-ha'nan (Jehovah Has Shown Favor; Jehovah Has Been Gracious) Je-hoi' a-chin (probably, Jehovah Has Firmly Established) Je-hoi' a-da (May Jehovah Know) Je-hoi' a-kim (possibly, Jehovah Raises Up) Je-hoi' a Rib (May Jehovah Contend; Jehovah Has Conducted Our Legal Case) Je-hon' a-dab (Jehovah Is Willing; Noble; Generous) Je-hon' a-than (Jehovah Has Given) Je-ho' ram (Jehovah Is High; Exalted). Je-ho-shab' e-ath (Jehovah Is Plenty Je-hosh' a phat (Jehovah Is Judge) Je-hosh' e-ba (Jehovah Is Plenty) Je-hosh' u-a (Jehovah Is Salvation) Je-hosh' a-bad (Probably, Jehovah Has Endowed) Je-hoz' a-dak (Probably, Jehovah Pronounces Righteous) All of these names are found in every Bible Translation I have checked, including The Holy Scriptures, by the Jewish Publication Society. All these names have the first two syllables of God's name (in English) JE-HO' (or derivatives) incorporated into them. While most Bible translators hesitate to translate God's name (JHVH) as "Jehovah" into their translations, THEY DO NOT HESITATE to translate the above names, as written above, into their translations, even though these names are derived from the Divine Name, JEHOVAH! Doesn't this seem like an inconsistent translation practice to you? Evidently these translators don't have a problem using the first two syllables of God's Divine Name, but not the third! Go figure!


YAH or YAHU - The 'Personal' Name of the 'God of Israel' by which He anciently revealed Himself to Moses (EXODUS 6:2). 'YAH' is spelt in original Hebrew, with the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet - the 'yood', smallest letter in the alphabet, represented by the inverted comma ( ' ). YAHU also has the meaning of 'He is YAH'

This Name, through recent archeological discoveries in Israel, has been found to be part of more Hebrew words and names than were formerly known. There is an untold number of usages in the Tanach ('Old Testament') where this form of the Sacred Name is used as a conjunction in Biblical names. Some of the more common examples of these are:
EliYahu ('Elijah')
YeremiYahu ('Jeremiah')
YeshiYahu ('Isaiah')
YahuShafat ('Josephat')
NetanYahu (also the name of former Israeli Prime Minister)
YahuNatan ('Jonethan')
and of course, the Messianic Salvation Name YAHU'SHUAH ('Yeshuah')
[http://www.revelations.org.za/NotesS-Name.htm]


The major Messianic editions of the NT have not included the sacred name. However even in some rabbinic circles it has become accepted and helpful to include the sacred name translated with the four consonants YHWH or YHVW (for example the Fox translation). Moreover the majority of NT versions (Messianic or otherwise) which have included the Sacred name have done so only by way of guesswork. since the Greek NT does not distinguish "Lord" from "YHWH". However the HRV includes the sacred name throughout the NT based on real manuscript evidence found in the Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts which distinguish ADONAI/Lord from YHWH.

We know from both the Tosefta and Talmuds (ancient Jewish writings) that certain (Hebrew and Aramaic?) New Testament manuscripts contained the name of YHWH in their text (t.Shab. 13:5; b.Shab. 116a; j.Shab. 15c). Now our Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts preserve for us knowledge of where "Lord" in the NT was YHWH and where it was ADON/ADONAI.

The DuTillet Hebrew manuscript of Matthew repeats the Hebrew letter YUD two or three times in a circle so as to mark places where the name of YHWH should go. The Shem Tob Hebrew version of Matthew has the Hebrew letter HEY standing alone (and in one place the word HASHEM spelled out) to mark places where the name of YHWH belongs. The Munster Hebrew text of Matthew actually contains the name off YHWH spelled out where it belongs. The Old Syriac, Peshitta and Crawford Aramaic manuscripts of NT books also distinguish between YHWH and ADON/ADONAI. These Aramaic manuscripts have Aramaic MARYA for YHWH and Aramaic MAR (or MARI or MARAN) for ADON/ADONAI. Now we have objective manuscript evidence to support placement of the sacred name into the NT text, the era of guesswork is over. [http://www.nazarene.net/hrv/sacredname.html]


This is another important feature which makes the HRV unique when compared to other Messianic editions.
Just as the manuscript order of the books of the Tanak (OT), (followed by Judaism) does not agree with the ordering of the same books in the Christian "Old Testament" as printed today, so also does the manuscript order of the NT differ. The ancient manuscript order of the books of the "New Testament" has first the "Gospels" then "Acts" followed by the Jewish Epistles (Ya,akov (James); 1 & 2 Kefa (Peter); 1, 2 & 3 Yochanan (John) and Y'hudah (Jude)) followed by the Pauline epistles which are followed by Revelation. This order was rearranged by Rome in the Latin Vulgate in which the Pauline epistles were given first place and the Jewish epistles given second place.

The original manuscript order had an important significance. It agreed with the precept that the message was to the Jews first and then to the Goyim (Gentiles). It also agrees with the concept that Ya'akov, Kefa and Yochanan were emissaries that come BEFORE Paul (Gal. 117) and with the concept that Kefa, Ya'akov and Yochanan served as three pillars which lend authority upon which Paul's message was built (Gal. 29) and not vice-versa. The reader of the NT was intended to read the "Jewish" epistles FIRST and then to read the Pauline epistles already having understood the Jewish epistles. The NT reader was intended to read Ya'akov's (James') admonition concerning faith and works (Ya'akov 2) as well as Kefa's warnings about Paul being difficult to understand and often twisted (1Kefa 315-16) etc. before ever attempting to understand the writings of Paul. The HRV follows the ancient manuscript order (which agrees also with the order of the ancient Aramaic manuscripts) in placing the "Jewish epistles" immediately after Acts and placing the Pauline Epistles AFTER them. [http://www.nazarene.net/hrv/order.html]

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] OUT WITH THE OLD, BACK IN WITH THE RENEWED


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 934A]

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:16 – 17, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, the Comforter sent after Jesus (Yeshua) went to heaven was none other than Almighty God’s (YHWH’s) active force the Holy Spirit. And luke 11:13, [AV] “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” which is further shown at Ephesians 1:13, [AV] “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” Therefore we should seek to do righteousness and not per Ephesians 4:30, [AV] “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

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[2] OUT WITH THE OLD, BACK IN WITH THE RENEWED!

Replacement Theology got its start with Roman Catholicism ("Universalism"), which was a hybridization of Mithraic sun worship (Luciferism) and the original Nazarene Messianic faith (Acts 24:5, Acts 28:22).

While the Protestant Reformation did away with many of the luciferic ills of Roman Catholicism, they also retained a number of the self-same satanic corruptions that tainted the original Nazarene Israelite faith. For instance, the Protestants continued to observe the Sun-day instead of the Sabbath, and they observed Christmas (Saturnalia) and Easter (Ishtar) instead of the Feasts of YHWH (as found at Leviticus 23). Further, they continued to call the Tanach (the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings) the "Old" Testament, based upon the false premise that everything “old” and “Jewish” was now all passe.

However, despite the lies inherent in Catholicism and Protestant Christianity, many Torah scholars point out that from the time of the Garden of Eden, the requirement for those that worship YHWH has always been to obey the Father's commands!

In Hebrews 11 we learn that it was disobedience that got Adam and Havvah (“Eve”) kicked out of the Garden of Eden. It was obedience that saved Noah, and it was obedience for which Avraham was blessed. And it was obedience even unto a cross that saved humanity (Philippians 2:8).

At the time of the New (or Renewed) Covenant, the additional requirement was made to believe in the Son, so that one could then be filled with the Spirit. Yet although the requirement to believe in the Son and accept the Spirit was added, the requirement to obey was never repealed, as Yahshua Himself tells us,

“Do not think that I came that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.” Mattithyahu 5:17

and,

"If you love Me, keep My commandments" Yochanan (John) 14:15.

Some deduce from this verse that those who keep His commandments are the only ones who truly love Him; and indeed, it is hard to dispute this logic.

It has also been suggested that those who teach that there is no requirement to obey Him must not truly love Him. (This would be distinct from those who would have obeyed, but did not know that there was any requirement to obey because they been led astray by false shepherds, as in Jeremiah 23.)
[http://www.regathering.com/The%20Law%20The%20Names%20and%20Jesus.doc][ Norman Willis, nwillis@regathering.com General Overseer The Israelite sect of the Nazarenes Re-establishing the original faith of the apostles]

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] ADAM BROUGHT SIN AND THUS DEATH; JESUS (YESHUA OR YHWH SAVES) BROUGHT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THUS LIFE.


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 935A]

Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it. 20 To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. Jeremiah 6:19 – 20, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Whereas, James 1:21 – 27 clearly shows how we must live our lives to be pleasing to Almighty God (YHWH), [AV] “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

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[2] ADAM BROUGHT SIN AND THUS DEATH; JESUS (YESHUA OR YHWH SAVES) BROUGHT RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THUS LIFE.

The Scripture says that what Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) did was both like and unlike what Adam did. His act was like Adam's in that because we were in the loins of Adam when he sinned we participated in that sin and thus came under condemnation (Rom. 5:12-14), and just so Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) came bearing our corporate humanity so that we were also in Him when He lived a righteous life, died and was resurrected. That is why Paul says in Romans 6 that when we were baptized we were baptized into Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves)' death so that the old man (our Adamic life) is dead and we now have a new life that eminates from Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) and is one of righteousness toward Yahweh (YHWH). Again in Romans 7 Paul says that through the body of Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) we died to the Law, because when He died, we being in Him died (see 2 Cor. 5:14). This releases us from the Law because when one has died he has been aquitted (Rom.6:7). That is why Paul writes in Romans 8:1 that those who are in Christ Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) are not under condemnation.

What Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) did is different from what Adam did in that Adam's one sin brought condemnation and death to the many, but Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves)' act of righteousness covers the one sin plus all that we commit (Rom.5:15-19).

Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) is often spoken of as a ransom, but that language is not used in reference to recovering what Adam lost, though in effect his ransom act accomplishes that. The idea of ransom is because Jesus (Yeshua or YHWH saves) was given to humanity for eternity for our redemption; a ransom is not given temporarily but is given over forever. He became one of us and, though He was raised with a glorified body, He is still and always will be our brother, the last Adam, or the new head of our
race, for the eternal life we gain is not the Adamic life recovered, but the giving of His own life to us (Luke 24:36-39; John 2:18-22; 12:23-24; 15:1-6; 20:26-27; Romans 8:18-23; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Tim. 2: 5-6; Heb. 2:10-18).

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] QUESTIONS MANY ASK AND THE ANSWERS IN BRIEF FORM


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 936A]

Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. James 2:18, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

Yes, our actions will show whether we have real faith. We must live by faith, Habakkuk 2:2 - 4, [AV] “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” But we must believe in Almighty God’S (YHWH’S) promises and seek to do his will and not go chasing after false creeds and doctrines. Yes, belief in His existence is insufficient as James 2:19 – 20 says, [AV] “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”

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[2] QUESTIONS MANY ASK AND THE ANSWERS IN BRIEF FORM

1:If god exists and is a perfect creator, how could his creation man, get tricked into eating the forbidden fruit in Eden?
The account says that Eve was tricked but that Adam deliberately disobeyed.
Adam had freedom of choice.

Some Christians say its because god gave us free will, but if someone can chose the wrong thing or get tricked he is not perfect, even with free will a perfect being (image after god) should not make a mistake like this.
If Man does not have freedom of choice, then our freedom of worship and even to love God and our fellowman cannot be genuine - from the heart.

2: Why didn’t god create everything right from the start, in that case he would not need to drown the entire world except an ark with some people and animals on it.
He did create everything right. At the conclusion of each day of creation what He declared that what he did was "good".

He had to drown or give the Earth a bath because of evil supernatural contamination. Angels left their heavenly abode and lived among humans which both contaminated the human gene pool with hybrid murderous offspring which were taking women and was doing away with men.

The rebellious angels and their murderous offspring were incorrigible. The flood would force the angels to vacate the Earth and put an end to their hybrid offspring. The ark was for humans too as well as some of the animals. Unfortunately, few humans took the offer to be in the ark for survival.

If he is perfect he would know before he started creating everything that it would fail. Why don’t do something about at once, instead of waiting so long?

I don't believe God expected or wanted failure.

And we can take a queue from the days of creation. God didn't snap His fingers and had things instantly develop but had things develop as gradually as possible so that other intelligent beings can see and wonder at His activities. (Job 38:1-7)
He also allowed time for rebellion to fully manifest itself so that anyone can intelligently see the bad fruitage that comes with rebellion against God. Neither can anyone intelligently object that God acted rashly or that He didn't allow alternatives to His ways of doing things the test if they would succeed.

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] THE RARE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES - Aframomum melegueta


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 937A]

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. Revelation 18:4 – 8, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

In ancient times, Almighty God (YHWH) had His prophet Micah give warning of a future judgment for all of mankind at Micah 3:8 – 12, [AV] “But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. 9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity. 10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. 11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us. 12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.”

And Jude at Jude 4 warns of evil men creeping into the Christian faith, [AV] “4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” He goes on to inform us of the fact that they are reserved up for judgment at Jude 5 – 7, [AV] “I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

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[2] Here is a Commentary on Bountiful Trees and Vegetables God (YHWH) has provided for mankind, specifically the Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. This spice, commonly known as ossame, grains of paradise, Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, or Guinea pepper, is obtained from the ground seeds; it imparts a pungent, peppery flavour with hints of citrus.
Although it is native to West Africa, it is also an important cash crop in the Basketo district (Basketo special woreda) of southern Ethiopia.[1] The Pepper Coast (or Grain Coast) where currently exists the Republic of Liberia, is a historical coastal region named after this commodity.
Characteristics
Aframomum melegueta is a herbaceous perennial plant native to swampy habitats along the West African coast. Its trumpet-shaped, purple flowers develop into 5- to 7-cm long pods containing numerous small, reddish-brown seeds.
The pungent, peppery taste of the seeds is caused by aromatic ketones; e.g., (6)-paradol (systematic name: 1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-decan-3-one). Essential oils, which are the dominating flavor components in the closely related cardamom,[2] occur only in traces.
The stem at times can be short and usually shows signs of scars and fallen leaves. The average leaves are usually 35 cm in length and 15 cm wide, with a well-structured vascular system. The flowers of the herbaceous plant are described as "handsome" aromatic, with an orange-colored lip and rich pinkish-orange upper part. The fruits contains numerous, small, golden red-brown seeds.
Uses
A. melegueta pods at a market in São João dos Angolares, São Tomé Island. The fruits are eaten raw in that nation's cuisine and the local name is ossame.
Melegueta pepper is commonly used in the cuisines of West and North Africa, where it has been traditionally imported by caravan routes through the Sahara desert, and whence they were distributed to Sicily and the rest of Italy. Mentioned by Pliny as "African pepper" but subsequently forgotten in Europe, they were renamed "grains of paradise" and became a popular substitute for black pepper in Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries.[3][4][5] The Ménagier de Paris recommends it for improving wine that "smells stale". Through the Middle Ages and into the early modern period, the theory of the four humours governed theories about nourishment on the part of doctors, herbalists and druggists: in this context, John Russell characterized grains of paradise in The Boke of Nurture as hot and moist.[6]
In 1469 King Afonso V of Portugal granted the monopoly of trade in the Gulf of Guinea to Lisbon merchant Fernão Gomes,[7] including the exclusive trade of Aframomum melegueta, then called "malagueta" pepper - which was granted by 100,000 real-annually in exchange for exploring 100 miles of the coast of Africa a year for five years.[8] After Christopher Columbus reached the New World in 1492 and brought the first samples of Capsicum frutescens, the name malagueta was then taken to the new chili "pepper".[4] Malagueta, thanks to its low price, remained popular in Europe even after the Portuguese opened the direct maritime route to the Spice Islands around 1500.[9]
The importance of the spice is shown by the designation of the area from the St. Johns River (present day Buchanan) to Harper in Liberia as the "Grain Coast" in honor of the availability of grains of paradise.[10] Later, the craze for the spice waned, and its uses were reduced to a flavoring for sausages and beer. In the 18th century, its importation to Great Britain collapsed after a Parliamentary act of George III forbade its use in malt liquor, aqua vita, and cordials.[11] In 1855 England imported about 15,000 to 19,000 lbs per year legally (duty paid).[10] By 1880 the Encyclopædia Britannica (9th edition) was reporting, "Grains of paradise are to some extent used in veterinary practice, but for the most part illegally to give a fictitious strength to malt liquors, gin, and cordials".[12]
The presence of the seeds in the diets of lowland gorillas in the wild seems to have some sort of salubrious effect on their cardiovascular health. They also eat the plant and use it for nesting material. The absence of the seeds in the diets of captive lowland gorillas may contribute to their occasionally poor cardiovascular health in zoos.[13][14]
Today the condiment is sometimes used in gourmet cuisine as a replacement for pepper or to give unique flavors in some craft beers, gins, and Norwegian akvavit. Grains of paradise are starting to enjoy a slight resurgence in popularity in America due to their use by some well-known chefs. Alton Brown is a fan of the condiment, and he uses it in okra stew and his apple pie recipe on an episode of the TV cooking show, Good Eats.[15] Grains of paradise are also used by people on certain diets, such as a raw food diet, because they are considered less irritating to digestion than black pepper.
Properties
In West African folk medicine, grains of paradise are valued for their warming and digestive properties, and among the Efik people in Nigeria have been used for divination and ordeals determining guilt.[16] A. melegueta has been introduced to the Caribbean and Latin America, where it is used in religious (voodoo) rites.[17][18]
References
• "Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) Livelihood Profiles: Regional Overview", FEWS NET (January 2005), p. 27 (accessed 18 May 2009)
• 'Grains of paradise' are listed among the unofficial varieties of Cardamum Seed in the 25th ed. of the Dispensatory of the United States of America (1955) p. 257, Paul E. Beichner notes, in "The Grain of Paradise" Speculum 36.2 (April 1961:302-307) p 303. Beichner suggests the miraculous greyn of The Prioress's Tale was grains of paradise.
• Several recipes in Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-Books, Thomas Austin, ed, Early English Texts Society, 91 (1888), noted in passing by Beichner 1961, under the names graynys of parise, graynis of parys Graynys of Perys, and simply Graynis.
• Daniel F. Austin, "Florida ethnobotany", p. 170, CRC Press, 2004, ISBN 0-8493-2332-0
• "Its popularity may have been due to the brilliant name thought up for it by some advertising genius born before his times" observes Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, Anthea Bell, tr., The History of Food, revised ed. 2009, p. 446.
• Noted, with other examples of fiery and watery grains of paradise, by Beichner 1961, p. 304, note 8; cardamom, with which it was often confused, as Cardamomum maius and Cardamomum minus, was reported by Dioscurides as hot and dry in its qualities, as recorded in the late 13th-century Herbal of Rufinus (Beichner, p. 305f).
• "O Contrato de Fernão Gomes" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2006-12-24.
• Thorn, Rob. "Discoveries After Prince Henry". Retrieved 2006-12-24.
• Guidi Bruscoli, Francesco (2014). Bartolomeo Marchionni, «homem de grossa fazenda» (ca. 1450-1530). Firenze: Leo S. Olschki editore. pp. 92–93. ISBN 9788822263001.
• Laurie's Sailing Directory for the Ethiopic or Southern Atlantic Ocean to the Rio de la Plata, Cape Horn, and the Cape of Good Hope etc., including the Islands between the two coasts; 4th Edition 1855
• Peter Kup, A history of Sierra Leone, 1400-1787 (Cambridge University)
•  Baynes, T.S.; Smith, W.R., eds. (1880). "Grains of Paradise". Encyclopædia Britannica. 11 (9th ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
• "Gorilla diet protects heart: grains of paradise". Asknature.org. February 20, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
• Dybas, Cheryl Lyn, Ilya Raskin, photographer, "Out of Africa: A Tale of Gorillas, Heart Disease... and a Swamp Plant" BioScience, 57 (May 2007) pp. 392–397. Fulltext.
• "Apple of My Pie", season 11, episode 15.
• Simmons, Donald C. (1956). "Efik Divination, Ordeals, and Omens". Southwestern Journal of Anthropology. 12 (2): 223–228.
• Voeks, Robert (2013). "Ethnobotany of Brazil's African Diaspora: The Role of Floristic Homogenization". African Ethnobotany in the Americas: 395–416. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-0836-9_14.
• Moret, Erica S. (2013). "Trans-Atlantic Diaspora Ethnobotany: Legacies of West African and Iberian Mediterranean Migration in Central Cuba". African Ethnobotany in the Americas: 217–245. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-0836-9
In Genesis 1:11-13, "And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. (American Standard Version, ASV)[for more details, go to www.jw.org].

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COMBINATION OF [1] THE SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY AND [2] ORIGINS OF THE BIBLE


[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 938A]

Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. 11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Deuteronomy 8:6 – 11, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

The ancient Isralites lived under Almighty God’s (YHWH’s) loving care for hundreds of years, and received very good care from him when they obeyed His commandments per Deuteronomy 4:5 – 8, [AV] “Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. 6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? 8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?” ; However, their good care by Him was contingent on their obedience to Him as shown at Deuternonmy 4:9, [AV] “Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy
sons’ sons;”

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[2] ORIGINS OF THE BIBLE

Specifically, the Bible is NOT the product of one committee or strongman. It has over 40 individual writers who wrote under divine inspiration/guidance much as transcribing secretaries today taking transcription and then later typing it out. In other words one real author, God (YHWH), and many scribes each of whom wrote in his own style over a period of approximately 1,600 years. All of what people call or consider inconsistencies are really not such, but most often just a problem of translation and/or understanding, i.e., lack of understanding of what the original writer writing in his own language and culture meant/said in his original writing. What is remarkable, is the writers over such a period of time all wrote in harmony when even most posters on threads on this forum can not even stay on track or subject over a period of a few days and/or weeks at most with the original subject of the thread. This fact of harmony over a period so great as to almost stagger the imagination shows that it had one guiding force or author who divinely inspired its writers as humans of their own volition can not keep on track over short periods of time.

To wit, the Bible is the ONLY book God (YHWH) ever inspired men to write as his scribes. In other words, God is its author and men only put his thoughts given to them by divine inspiration into their own words, the words of men. Not only that, all the other writers of later so called religious guidance books borrowed from it and made changes in accord with their strong man or so called prophet. Take the example of Joseph Smith who borrowed from it to write the Book of Mormon, but failed to give credit or source to the Bible and twisted some borrowed things into bizarre distortions. Other examples are of course the bizarre writings of David Koresh the Prophet of the Branch Dividians of Waco, Texas; and the Quran, and the Book of Wiccim.

Truly, the Bible id differentiated from all other so called 'holy books' by its candor and honesty which are not found in those ones that were NOT divinely inspired by God (YHWH).

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[1] SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY [VOL. 939A]

The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk. Exodus 23:19, [authorized King James Bible; AV]

However, they were not honest with their Creator, and often did not follow his specific commandments, but brought defective offerings to him as recorded at Malachi 1:11 – 14, [AV] “For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible. 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD. 14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.” This shameful action on their part won Almighty God’S (YHWH’S) disfavor as shown by Malachi 2:1 – 2, [AV] “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.” Therefore, we should seek to win His good pleasure by seeking to obey his commandments.

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[2] FACTS ON BOOK OF MATTHEW:

This book has proved difficult to date due to a belief for a long time that the Book of Matthew was originally written in Hebrew and the wrong claim by some higher critics that Matthew had used the book of Mark for his information. However, both of these claims have been proven wrong.

First, the long standing and formerly believed claim that the Book of Matthew had originally believed had been in written in Aramaic a off shoot version of Hebrew. Recently this claim has been proven to be completely wrong.

Second, with regard to some higher critics claims that Matthew had gotten his information from the Book of Mark. Of course these higher critics were completely wrong. Why? Matthew was an Apostle and was with Jesus (Yeshua) and had his information first hand and would NOT require input from any other source. He was an individual, who being a former tax collector was given to detail and in his book adherence to detail is seen throughout. This was noted specifically in many publications, one of which details it as follows. "As a tax collector, Matthew possessed a skill that makes his writing all the more exciting for Christians. Tax collectors were expected to be able to write in a form of shorthand, which essentially meant that Matthew could record a person's words as they spoke, word for word. This ability means that the words of Matthew are not only inspired by the Holy Spirit, but should represent an actual transcript of some of Christ's sermons. For example, the Sermon on the Mount, as recorded in chapters 5-7, is almost certainly a perfect recording of that great message. [source - Got Questions Ministries. www.gotquestions.org - Gospel of Matthew].

Third, the adherence to detail is for example clearly shown with regard to Matthew's detail regarding the fig tree lesson given by Christ as recorded at Matthew 21: , "Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done." (Authorized King James Bible; AV).

Jesus' (Yeshua's) purpose in this miracle was to teach his Apostles a lesson as noted by the world renown scholar, Theodore Beza, as follows, "Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and i doubt not, ye shall not only do this [which is done] to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
(5) How great the force of faith is.

(i) The Greek word signifies a fixing or wavering of mind, so that we cannot tell which way to take"
[source - "Commentary on Matthew 21". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible".by Theodore Beza in 1600-1645].

And, another world renown scholar, John Wesley, said, "Jesus answering, said, If ye have faith - Whence we may learn, that one great end of our Lord in this miracle was to confirm and increase their faith: another was, to warn them against unfruitfulness." (AV) confirmed this as does a look at Matthew 17:20, "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." (AV), also dealing with Jesus' (Yeshua's) efforts to build faith in his Apostles.

And, another world renown scholar, John Gill, said, "Ver. 21. Jesus answered and said unto them,.... His disciples wondering at his power, in causing the fig tree to wither so suddenly:

verily I say unto you, if ye have faith; that is, in God, in his power, which reaches to all things: the object of faith is expressed in Mark, and by way of exhortation, "have faith in God", that he will enable you to perform whatsoever ye shall desire; which must be understood, not of spiritual faith in the promises of God, and person of Christ, but of, the faith of miracles, or faith in the power of God to perform things that are above the strength of nature:

and doubt not; either of the power, or will of God to do for you, and by you, the thing desired; for this kind of faith would not admit of the least degree of doubting: there must be no hesitation in the mind, no reasoning upon the thing, how it can be performed; the mind must not be divided between the power and will of God, and the difficulties and discouragements which attend the case, but must believe in hope against hope, with a full persuasion of accomplishment: for want of this faith, without doubting, the disciples could not cure the child that was lunatic.

Ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree; cause one to be dried up, and wither away by a word, as Christ had done to this, which, comparatively speaking, was but a lesser sort of miracle;

but also, if ye shall say to this mountain; the Mount of Olives, where Christ and his disciples now were, and were passing over, or, at least, were very near it; or any other mountain wherever they might be, to which they should, upon any occasion, think fit to say,

be thou removed, and cast into the sea; which was many miles off from Mount Olivet, and must he a very surprising performance for a mountain to be rooted up, so large as that was, and be carried several miles from its former situation, and be thrown into the sea; and yet, as difficult and amazing as this may seem,

it shall be done: that is, provided the person doubts not; or, as it is said in Mark, "shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things, which he saith, shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith": for this must not be confined to the particular instances of drying up a fig tree, or removing a mountain, but the doing of any sort of miracle, how great soever. Nor is it our Lord's meaning that they should do these particular things; nor is it certain that they ever did: but his sense is, that, had they faith, they should be able not only to do such lesser miracles, as, comparatively speaking, the withering of the fig tree was, but they should be able to perform things much more difficult and surprising, whenever the good of the souls of men, the propagation of the Gospel, and the glory of God required them." (AV)[source - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible].

Whereas, Mark was NOT a detail oriented person and had not been a companion of Jesus (Yeshua), and wrote his Book of Mark strictly on the basis of what he had heard from others; he being a lot younger man than Matthew and the other Apostles. His account of the same event is lacking in detail with in comparison to the detailed first person account of the Apostle Matthew. To see this, let's look at his account of the same fig tree miracle and see how it lacks detail and even really does not cover the purpose of the event.

Mark 11:12-14, "And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it." (AV), and Mark 11:20-22, "And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God." (AV).

As can clearly be seen, Mark's account lacks the clear, concise, clarity of Matthew's account and never could be the basis or source for it regardless of what some higher critics wrongly claim. These same wrong higher critics often claim that the Book of Matthew was written after the Book of Mark so as to back up their self-serving false claim that Matthew copied from Mark which has been proven wrong by Matthew's detail that is lacking in Mark's writings on the subject. Also, Matthew, as previously mentioned was with Jesus (Yeshua) while he was preaching on earth; whereas, Mark was not.

Now the reason these higher critics can get away with making such outlandish claims is clearly shown in "THE BOOK OF MATTHEW," written by an Anonymous writer, per the CCN source which says, "Like all the Gospels, Matthew is not easy to date: suggestions have ranged from A.D. 40 to 140. The two expressions "unto this day" (Matt. 27:8) and "until this day" (Matt. 28:15) indicate that a substantial period of time has passed since the events described in the book, but they also point to a date prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. The Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24 and 25) also anticipates this event. The strong Jewish flavor of this gospel is another argument for a date prior to A.D. 70."

So they are taking liberty from reality due to the fact that it is difficult to accurately ascertain the exact date that the Gospel of Matthew or any other of the three Gospels were written. However, the range of dates given is preposterous as Matthew died about 90 AD.

Also, the question of when the book of Matthew was written is a question much debated, one writer expresses it as a debate that centers on Matthew 24:2: and which says, "And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." (AV). This verse speaks of the destruction of Jerusalem as a future event, and this destruction took place in 70 AD; therefore any higher critic citing a later date than 70 AD is clearly citing an impossibility. Yet many higher critics do just that; therefore, any dating claims by higher critics are nothing but self-serving guesses and NOT even good ones.

Hal Lindsey, in a WorldNetDaily Exclusive ((c) 2003 WorldNetDaily.com ) made it clear that what he called "new thinkers" were wrong with respect to their false claims that Matthew was not the author, that he was not an eyewitness, and that Jesus (Yeshua) did not do many of the claimed things. Hal went on to note that the favorite tactic of these self proclaimed "new Thinkers" was to assign later dates than was reasonable to seemingly back up their false claims. And he quotes a parody on the Book of Matthew by a leading first century Rabbi as follows, "In an essay written for the book, "Passover and Easter: Origin and History to Modern Times," Israel J. Yuval of Jerusalem's Hebrew University, reports the Star, writes about a leading rabbinical scholar of the first century named Gamaliel, who is mentioned in Acts 5:34 and 22:3. Yuval declares that Gamaliel is "considered to have authored a sophisticated parody of the Gospel according to Matthew."

Because the date of Gamaliel's death is known, it places the publication of the Book of Matthew some time before AD 73. The fact that it was a parody demands that the Book of Matthew had extensive circulation and was well known. Otherwise, no one would have gotten the joke. " And Hal Lindsey went on to note the facts about Jesus (Yeshua) and the crucifixion were so well known only 27 years after the event as shown by Acts 26:26, "For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner." (AV), the Book of Matthew would have had to be written before 57 AD.

Hal Lindsey also noted that Dr. Simon Greenleaf, one of the greatest legal minds of American history and head of the Harvard Law School for some 30 years wrote a definitive work, "The Testimony of The Four Evangelists," and concluded that the evidence in support of the four Gospels is better than the evidence supporting any other history of antiquity. He also noted that the higher critics are best described by 2 Timothy 3:1-7, " This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." (AV).

The general best current thinking by none higher critic Bible scholars is that the Book of Matthew was written around 41 AD since if it had been written much later, Matthew could not have detailed the events therein in such clarity and with such exactness. This is based on very recent research with respect how humans remember detail. The writer of this article, Iris the Preacher, is one of the sincere none higher critics that is in harmony with the best available credible evidence pointing to a date around 41 AD.

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