They know not what they do… pt.2

Marcus Terentius Varro (116-27 BCE), one of ancient Rome's greatest scholars and a prolific author, defined feriae as "days instituted for the sake of the gods." Religious rites were performed on the feriae, and public business was suspended. Even slaves were supposed to be given some form of rest. I would imagine most people would respond to the previous fact with... Continue Reading →

The Depth of Shabbat

The depth of Shabbat Here are the questions: Are you firmly convinced the Sabbath is what God desires for man? And it was his personal teaching of the Sabbath that established it as a ‘forever’ situation? That it is the Sabbath that ‘marks’ us as a part of the eternal covenant? Now to discover the... Continue Reading →

The second coming secret

“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” Revelation 16:16 The Greek word for “place” is: Topos - lit. - a place geographically Topos - fig. - a position or state of mind. While the majority of preachers use this scripture to justify a rapture. The “them” being spoken... Continue Reading →

From 2016 ..study of Passover vs. Easter

2016 study of Passover vs. Easter Christianity claims Easter as the #1 celebration of the faith while God views it as an abomination and is nowhere to be found in the Lords commands. Let's look at both….. Passover Exodus 12:1-14 "The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be... Continue Reading →

The prayer of Clement

The prayer of Clement (thought to be a disciple of Paul) [Grant unto us, Lord,] that we may set our hope on Thy Name which is the primal source of all creation, and open the eyes of our hearts, that we may know Thee, who alone abidest Highest in the lofty, Holy in the holy;... Continue Reading →

Roman Lives Matter…. shaping Christian Opinion

The structure of the Roman family unit is very reminiscent of the early Hebrew family. There would be a 'Head of the House' which traditionally would be the eldest living male.  The 'pater familias' was the oldest living male in a household, and exercised autocratic authority over his extended family. All others in the house were considered... Continue Reading →

Pathways to War … pt. 5

Pathways to War … pt. 5 We were told that the trigger for World War 1 was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. We can see from the prior segments of this series the hidden hand... Continue Reading →

Pathways to war … pt.4B

Pathways to war … pt.4B The Napoleonic wars were a long and trying experience for the British. Therefore, when on February 21, 1814 a man wearing the uniform of a British military officer showed up at an inn on the coast of the English Channel announcing that the war was over, that a party of... Continue Reading →

Pathways to war … pt.4A

Pathways to war … pt.4A The Congress of Vienna delegates began negotiating in late September 1814 and continued until June of 1815. These leaders called themselves ‘conservatives’ with little use for republicanism or revolution, both of which threatened to upset the status quo in Europe. The status quo was more than a thousand years of... Continue Reading →

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